Posts tagged "fashion news"

Anne Hathaway Apologizes For Her Valentino Oscar Snub

Anne Hathaway owed someone an apology regarding her appearance on Oscar night (and no, that "someone" isn't all of us after we were forced to stare at what appeared to be her nipples all evening). You see, Anne was supposed to wear a couture dress by Valentino, but she flipped out and grabbed that Prada…

By: Rachel Krause / March 2, 2013

This Week In Style: Moncler Boss Accused Of Stealing Salvador Dali Painting

Well, that's one way to get fired: Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou (what a name), the head of international relations at French fashion brand Moncler, has been accused of one major art heist. He was arrested at JFK airport for the theft of 'Cartel Des Don Juan Tenorio 1949,' a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting (shown), from a…

By: Rachel Krause / February 23, 2013

This Week In Style: Allison Williams Signs On With Simple Skincare

It was only a matter of time before Allison Williams landed herself a beauty contract. British import Simple skincare, which offers products formulated for sensitive skin, has tapped the "Girls" star and Ridiculously Pretty Person as their first American spokesmodel. Allison may not play squeaky-clean on the show, but she's definitely got the kind of…

By: Rachel Krause / February 8, 2013

This Week In Style: VS Angel Gets Hit With A $3 Million Lawsuit

Constance Jablonski, a Victoria's Secret Angel and the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics, is in big legal trouble to the tune of $3.3 million for violating her three-year contract with Marilyn Model Management to work for a rival modeling firm. [Daily News] Kim Kardashian must have a set of iron balls to pose for the…

By: Rachel Krause / January 19, 2013

This Week In Style: Is The Kate Middleton Effect Waning?

Apparently, the "Kate Effect" that has consumers scrambling to purchase clothes spotted on Kate Middleton isn't all it's cracked up to be: the Duchess's penchant for wearing past-season items means most of them have already sold out by the time she's photographed in them. Designer Roland Mouret even went so far as to say hi…

By: Rachel Krause / January 11, 2013

This Week In Style: Alexander Wang Replaces Ghesquière At Balenciaga

Well, that was fast: just weeks after beloved Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière departed the brand, Alexander Wang (shown here with Carine Roitfeld) has been placed as the head designer. This could spell trouble in endorsement paradise for Ghesquière's friend (and face of Balenciaga fragrance Florabotanica) Kristen Stewart, as Wang vocally supported Liberty Ross earlier thi…

By: Rachel Krause / December 8, 2012

H&M Announces Clothing Exchange Program

Starting in February of next year, when you bring in a bag of old clothes to H&M, the company will recycle them for you and you'll be rewarded with a discount voucher to buy some new ones. Pretty cool, right? The clothing exchange discount is part of H&M's new iCollect recycling program, which aims to reduce…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 7, 2012

This Week In Style: Illamasqua Launches An Offensive Blackface Ad

When will everyone everywhere finally catch on to the fact that blackface is never, under any circumstances, a good idea? Makeup brand Illamasqua is the latest to make the racially-loaded fumble. [The Gloss] Return of the '90s! Kate Moss goes topless with good friend and fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell for the cover of Interview Russia.

By: Rachel Krause / December 1, 2012

This Week In Style: Fashion Types Get The Mini-Me Treatment

To celebrate the new and improved relaunch of high fashion voyeur heaven The Coveteur, the people behind the site cast a band of child actors as notable fashion people, including Karl Lagerfeld, Grace Coddington, and Anna Dello Russo. How do you say "brilliant" en Français? [The Cut] The FDA is cracking down on marketing claim…

By: Rachel Krause / October 28, 2012

This Week In Style: Too-Skinny Minnie Makes Waves

The latest Disney star to come under fire isn't Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato — nope, it's Minnie Mouse, who's stirring up controversy over her gaunt appearance in this year's Barneys holiday campaign. (At left: Minnie before her dramatic weight loss.) [Change.org] Kendall and Kylie Jenner have scored the gig of a lifetime: designing clothe…

By: Rachel Krause / October 20, 2012

This Week In Style: French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld Goes To Harper’s Bazaar

Despite having just launched her new magazine last month, Carine Roitfeld has signed on as Global Fashion Director for Harper's Bazaar. The former Vogue Paris EIC will produce "limited series of fashion stories" for all 26 of the mag's international editions. Ever more intriguing is Roitfeld's loaded decision to jump ship to Hearst. We wonder…

By: Rachel Krause / October 11, 2012

Court Ruling Protects Louboutin’s Fancy Red Soles

Thanks to Christian Louboutin's lawsuit, today we all have the chance to read a very serious court ruling in which a judge makes reference to that ubiquitous and kind of terrible fashion term, "pop of color." It all started last year when Louboutin claimed that a pair of red-soled heels by Yves Saint Laurent infringed…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 7, 2012

John Galliano Sues The House Of Dior For $18.8 Million

Last year's anti-Semitism scandal saw John Galliano ousted unceremoniously from both Christian Dior and his own eponymous label, but there are two sides to every story, which may have something to do with why the besmirched former creative director is now suing the fashion house for the grand sum of $18.8 million.

By: Rachel Krause / August 30, 2012

FIT Museum Exhibition To Examine “Queer Style” And Influence In Fashion

If you were ever uncertain about the overwhelming influence of homosexual men in fashion, well, you probably don't know much about fashion. Some of the most recognizable names ever to reign the industry — Gianni Versace, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few — all shared a once-reviled sexual orientation.

By: Rachel Krause / July 14, 2012

Calling All Aspiring Fashionistas: Get Thyselves To Condé Nast College, Stat

Every girl with aspirations of high fashion and even higher heels has their sights set on Condé Nast, and why shouldn't they? It's the stuff of "The Devil Wears Prada" dreams, a promised land where Wintour rules as supreme overlord and the streets are paved with, well, pavé. In light of the complaints filed by…

By: Rachel Krause / July 11, 2012

The Cat’s Out Of The Bag! The Choupette Purse, Coming Soon To A Chanel Store Near You

I used to think I was the craziest cat lover alive, but Karl Lagerfeld is giving me a serious run for my money. The Chanel designer, exalted for his stern, stubborn approach to fashion, diet, not getting massages, and basically everything else ever, has been a bit more subdued since he acquired the famously beautiful…

By: Rachel Krause / July 3, 2012

I Want To Go To There: Louis Vuitton’s Custom Train

Remember the custom-built, $8 million train that rolled into the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter show at Paris Fashion Week a few months ago? It isn't being put in storage just yet--in fact, it's been reconstructed in a New York studio to serve as the backdrop for the collection's ad campaign. Steven Meisel shot the ads, starring…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 17, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld Announces A Collaborative Makeup Line With Japanese Brand Shu Uemura

I know, I talk about Karl Lagerfeld all day long, but it's so hard not to when he can't stop, won't stop saying and doing things that baffle, offend, and inspire, often all at once. It's safe to say that you can file this next Karl update under something that's legitimately newsworthy, and not just…

By: Rachel Krause / June 16, 2012

Muhammad Ali Is The Latest Face Of Louis Vuitton’s “Core Values” Campaign

Most ads for luxury goods star one of many generically beautiful it girls of the moment, but Louis Vuitton's Core Values campaign steers in a less likely direction by featuring exceptional celebrities recognized for much more than aesthetics. For the latest installment in the series, the French high-fashion house tapped legendary heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad…

By: Rachel Krause / June 15, 2012

Meet The New Face Of Maybelline, Pink-Haired Fashion Favorite Charlotte Free

To all those who have hopped on the pink hair fad with a high-fashion wink, it's quite possible that you have Charlotte Free to thank for that. The model best recognized for her rose-hued tresses appeared on the scene last summer after being discovered by a photographer at a local arcade, and she's become pretty…

By: Rachel Krause / April 26, 2012
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