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Sad But True.

Jun 29 2015

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Pierre Bergé, longtime companion of Yves Saint Laurent and co-founder of the fashion house, is well known for his acerbic pronouncements. Interviewed in this morning's U.K. Telegraph, he had this to say on the state of our culture:

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A Fresh Take On Petit Bateau Classics Courtesy of JCdC.

Jun 10 2015

Petit Bateau:Jean Charles de Castelbajac

To my mind, the hallmark of a good collaboration is when the resulting products combine both brands' DNA into a graceful, cohesive whole. In other words, the product itself must be desirable on its own independent of the brands behind it. In this respect, the new Jean Charles de Castelbajac collaboration with Petit Bateau looks like a winner.

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Not Much Yves Left In This Saint Laurent.

Jun 08 2015

 Yves Saint Laurent ad:Elle UK mag

One of the first things Hedi Slimane did when he was named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent was to drop the "Yves" from the brand name. In hindsight, it was a very good decision, if not for the brand, then for the man who founded it.

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A Fond Farewell.

May 19 2015

Mad Men:Season 7:Finale

It's over. The cult television series Mad Men aired it's final episode of its final season and I am quite simply bereft.

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The Night The Americans Ruled Versailles.

May 07 2015

The Battle of Versailles:Robin Givhan

On a recent holiday, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled Into the Spotlight and Made History, the newly released book by Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan.

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"Women Love It Here."

May 06 2015

Mad Men:Season 7:Lost Horizon

No television show has done more to glamorize the mid-century aesthetic than AMC's cult series Mad Men. While we may revel in the fashions and the interior design however, it's the story lines that keep us coming back for more even when, to be perfectly honest, many of those stories make us cringe.

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Met Ball Or Halloween Party?

May 05 2015

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Trick or treat?


Grace Coddington wore something akin to fancy pajamas. Rihanna wore a dress with a train that looked like a giant plate of scrambled eggs. Perhaps they coordinated? The least we can say about the images of the 2015 edition of the Met Gala is that they make for entertaining breakfast table chatter.

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Fashion Stereotypes Alive & Well On Planet Fashion.

May 04 2015

British Vogue: Twitter

Behold a tweet from one of the fashion industry's leading publications, British Vogue, on the occasion of the recent royal birth.

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Random Musings On Fashion Diversity.

Apr 20 2015

Fashion:Diversity:Net A Porter

The sight of Liya Kebede in an advert for Louis Vuitton on the inside cover of this past weekend's How To Spend It has me mulling over the issue of racial diversity in fashion.

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Well If You Can't Beat Them ...

Apr 14 2015

Chanel-Net--Porter

The duel announcements that Chanel would be joining the e-commerce fray in 2016 and debuting a fine jewellery collection on Net-A-Porter starting this week may not seem like much at first blush but in luxury industry terms, it amounts to a minor earthquake.

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