spring/summer 09

Quick Pic: Presidential (A)Dress

We’re going to take a wild guess and say that if French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac could vote in the U.S. presidential election, he’d put a check mark next to…

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Quick Pic: Mask Or Bag?

Fashionable spies will be carrying these bags next spring since they trick enemies into thinking you’re Karl Lagerfeld himself. [Karl Lagerfeld fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/1/2008] …

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Quick Pic: Put On Your Crazy Hat

Yesterday, there was hat-like hair at Christian Dior, and today there were giant wildflower bouquets atop the models’ heads at Junya Watanabe. Apparently headgear is big for spring. [Junya Watanabe

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Quick Pic: Hair Hat

Instead of putting hats on his models, designer John Galliano had their hair crimped into chapeau-like structures. Don’t try this at home, people. [Christian Dior fashion show; Paris Fashion Week;…

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Quick Pic: Convertible Hair

Model Jessica Stam shows off a hairstyle that appears to be the result of a very windy day. [Fendi fashion show; Milan Fashion Week; 9/25/2008] …

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What Happens When Your Heels Are Too High

Fast forward to 1:44 to view a horrible model fall, which hopefully didn’t result in a sprained ankle. Designer Miuccia Prada says the heels won’t be as high…

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Quick Pic: Genius Or Crazy

Parts of this outfit I think I could pull off: chunky necklace, red belt, striped skirt. Parts of this outfit I do not think I could pull off: super-cropped top,…

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Quick Pic: A Future Red Carpet Risk

Which celeb will be daring enough to attend a red-carpet event in this black dress featuring cut-outs and what looks like horse hair fringe? We’re putting our money on Christina…

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Quick Pic: Fly Away

Apparently butterflies are the “in” insect for Spring ’09. [Emporio Armani fashion show; Milan Fashion Week; 9/21/2008] …

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Quick Pic: Corpse Bride

To get this look, apply tons of eyeliner, but no blush or lipstick. Don’t brush your hair for a week. Then stare off into the distance, and do not blink.

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Quick Pic: The Fanciest Hood Ever

Roksanda Ilincic says she designs “covetable cocktail and occasion dresses.” This futuristic creation would be perfect if you were attending a Siberian ball in 2050, wouldn’t it? [Roksanda Ilincic fashion…

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Quick Pic: Fashion Of The Apes

If I were having lunch with someone who was wearing this top, I would lose my appetite. Look at all that plaque on the gorilla’s teeth! [Christopher Kane fashion show;…

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Designers To Watch During London Fashion Week

When people think about the world’s fashion capitals, New York, Paris, and Milan are the cities that come to mind. But there are fashion weeks in a ton of other…

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Quick Pick: Hairspray Is In For Spring

[Backstage before Eley Kishimoto; London Fashion Week; 9/16/2008] …

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Rewind: New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week ended on Friday after seven days of sometimes amazing — and sometimes hideous — clothes, a gazillion models, gallons of makeup, and a fleet of shiny…

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Quick Pic: Bows Are Big In Spain

Believe it or not, there are other fashion weeks besides New York, London, Milan, and Paris. This gift walked down the runway in Madrid today. I don’t think even Blair…

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Quick Pic: Shoes, Glorious Shoes

Sort of Boho, no? [Backstage before Anna Sui, 9/10/2008] …

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Quick Pic: Agyness Eyes Herself

Doesn’t model/Albert Hammond Jr. fiancée Agyness Deyn look purdy? [Backstage before Oscar de la Renta, 9/10/2008]

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Fashion Week: Betsey Johnson, Narciso Rodriguez

Yesterday was the fifth day of fashion week. Keep reading for some awesome fashions from Betsey Johnson and Narciso Rodriguez… …

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Quick Pic: Leaning In For A Kiss

Too bad she’s not going to get anything but a nice coat of lipstick. [Backstage before Max Azria, 9/9/2008] …

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