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I Can See Your Bra, Catwalker

The spring 2011 collections are now showing at New York Fashion Week and, according to designer Richard Chai, barely-there sheer shirts and über shellacked hair are all the rage! [9/9/10, NYC] Keep reading »

Will There Be Picket Lines At NY Fashion Week?

Drama may ensue during New York’s upcoming fashion week. Because the IMG Fashion event changed venues this year from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, a contractual mess has occurred between IMG and Lincoln Center’s theatrical labor employee union, which is normally granted work contracts to oversee events on the entire campus. Reports the Wall Street Journal, “Certain events occurring under the umbrella of New York Fashion Week will take place in Lincoln Center facilities that require the use of union labor, and those events will comply with the lease terms of those facilities, according to a person familiar with the matter”; however, there is a slight disagreement because some of the tents will be erected on the plaza (outside) and not in Lincoln Center’s buildings, which may allow IMG to hire others to help oversee and produce the event. The union wants to be the sole labor provider for NY Fashion Week, and if an agreement is not reached, they are considering a protest complete with leafleting and picket lines. Drama! Let’s hope this gets worked out quickly as the week’s September 9 start is just around the corner. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

Plus-Size Runway Show Coming To New York Fashion Week

Big news for the world of high fashion: OneStopPlus.com, an online retailer of plus-size fashions, is going to present the first ever plus-size runway show during New York’s Fall Fashion Week. Though the show is not directly aligned with IMG Fashion Week, it will take place in one of the buildings at Lincoln Center, where NYFW is being held. Participating designers include Avenue, Jessica London, Women Within, Ellos and La Redoute, while Lizzie Miller (who made headlines as a nude model in Glamour) and Toccara Jones (from “America’s Next Top Model”) will be among the models strutting their stuff. Keep reading »

Diana Eng’s Glowing LED Garments Illuminate The Runway

The Atlantic website just posted this beautiful video from Diana Eng‘s fashion show at last February’s New York Fashion Week. You may remember Eng as the technology-obsessed designer from the second season of “Project Runway.” Now she’s known (at least according to Wikipedia) for having popularized the term “fashion nerd.” Her collection featured garments outfitted with microphones, LED lights, and interactive components: “Off the runway, the dress’ microphones can pick up sounds from the wearer’s voice: when she speaks, she lights up in true diva style.” While we’ve certainly covered the intersection of fashion and technology here before, it’s not always this beautiful. [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

See New York Fashion Week From Model Lindsey Wixson’s POV

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 »

Rodarte Heels Are Melting, Melting!

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 »

Model Coco Rocha Clears Up Her “Fat” Controversy On Her Blog

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 »

How To Pack Couture

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 »

Pamela Anderson Models … Something … For Richie Rich’s Show

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 »

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