What’s Fashion Week like when you’re one of the industry’s hottest young models? Photographer Gabrielle Revere followed Lindsey Wixson, a 5-foot-10 15-year-old from Wichita, KS, who also happens to be the face of Miu Miu, as she traveled from castings to fittings to hair and makeup to the runway during last month’s New York Fashion Week. Watch how she inspired one of Jason Wu’s dresses, encouraged Agyness Deyn to get up after a runway spill, and stopped at Starbucks for a snack. And because the photo essay was shot for LIFE, rather than an ad campaign or glossy mag, everything you see is real, meaning no wonky Photoshopping. [LIFE] Keep reading »
During New York Fashion Week, models galavanted down the Rodarte runway in shoes with heels that appeared to be dripping wax. These Nicholas Kirkwood creations echoed the show itself, which boasted a birthday cake-esque pile of burning candles as its central theatrical twist. Since the designers have suggested the models were intended to invoke ghostly apparitions and sleepwalkers, it’s only fitting that melting wax heels that glowed in the dark during the show’s final moments might light their way. After the jump, the heels in action. Keep reading »
In between catwalks, model Coco Rocha took to her blog, Oh So Coco, yesterday to clear up some of the drama surrounding reports earlier this week that she had complained about being too large to walk the runway. The New York Daily News wrote that Rocha, a size four, has insinuated she was “out of favor on the runway.” Coco was also directly quoted in a New York York Times article saying, “I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny … You know what, I’ve stopped caring. If I want a hamburger, I’m going to have one. No 21-year-old should be worrying about whether she fits a sample size.”
Clearly, somebody was unhappy with Rocha’s comments because last night the Canadian model penned a post on her own blog saying it was “necessary to properly express my point of view, without outside editing.” Keep reading »
Japan Vogue editor Anna Dello Russo is one of those people you see everywhere at fashion shows around the world, scurrying from show to show and looking fabulous in whatever amazing combination of couture she’s wearing. The ladies over at The Cut cornered Dello Russo during New York Fashion Week to find out how one woman packs so many phenomenal, and phenomenally expensive garments, into her suitcase. (How great is Dello Russo’s wardrobe? In Milan, where she lives, she keeps a separate apartment just for her clothes.) Her traveling secrets: designer shoes on the bottom, beautiful coats folded on themselves, and, gasp, she wears sweatpants on the plane. Mio dio! [The Cut] Keep reading »
It’s anyone’s guess what that thing Pammie‘s wearing is supposed to be. Bathing suit? Romper? Lingerie, even? Leave your guesses in the comments. Keep reading »
Which sports hottie with abs like this worked the runway at New York Fashion Week in a Tina Turner wig? Answer. Keep reading »
The beauty at Nanette Lepore’s fall 2010 show was inspired by women in Renaissance paintings, but makeup artist Makky’s two-toned lips look anything but old-fashioned. He applied MAC Cosmetics’ MAC PRO lipstick in Charred Red, a dark burgundy, to the bottom lip. Then, he put Odyssey, a bright fuchsia, on the top. While Makky doesn’t recommend wearing this out on the street as-is, he suggested using two different (but not quite this different) colors for a similar effect. Just make sure to put the darker color on the bottom lip, because otherwise, he told us, your top lip will look thin. Good to know. Keep reading »
Model Coco Rocha has just claimed that she’s a runway-reject at 5′ 10″ and a size 4, and the fashion industry is getting more flack for its pin-thin models. Steven Kolb, of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, stood by the skinny standard and called the runway a world of fantasy where genetically svelte girls will always be in season. The problem is that while the council has set rules and regulations about age and body mass index, they have no way of enforcing these standards and don’t believe it is their job to do so. While some fashionistas don’t see any change on the way, Lynn Grefe, of the National Eating Disorders Association, thinks the change is going to come in the structure of the runway: “… they are going to have to widen the runway so this person can have a feeding tube on wheels.” Oooh, burn. [Daily News] Keep reading »
You may recognize documentary filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield’s work from Girl Culture, her photographic series that exposed what it’s like to grow up female in America, or “Thin,” her documentary on young women battling eating disorders. Now, Greenfield has taken on Fashion Week as her latest subject, seemingly using Fashion Weeks around the world as a way to examine our culture’s beauty obsession. A mix of snapshots and video footage, “Fashion Week” captures the awkward moments behind the scenes and on the runway as young women parade, and sometimes fall, in front of stony-faced onlookers, revealing the strange contradiction that is our worship of all things fashion. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Why is “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia sprawled on the sidewalk outside the Bryant Park tents at New York Fashion Week?
A) Tim Gunn turned into a tiny man, and she is trying to find him before he falls into a storm drain.
B) She saw a penny on the ground and is picking it up because that could be her lucky penny!!!!
C) It was icy. “Oh, sheesh,” she said, as every “Project Runway” loser within eye shot snickered.
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