923 posts categorized "Fashion"

Fashion Crimes: Update.

Jul 31 2015


Good news! The two Moroccan women who were harassed, arrested and detained for wearing mini-skirts have been exonerated.

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Introducing The Bag Formerly Known As A 'Birkin Croco'.

Jul 30 2015

Birkin Croco

Oh dear. Trouble in luxury land.

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U.S. Vogue Brought To You By Pixar?

Jul 23 2015

U.S. Vogue:August 2015:Nicole Kidman

Someone at U.S. Vogue has a twisted notion of what human beings are supposed to look like.

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Donna Karan Steps Down.

Jul 09 2015

Donna Karan:1992 In Women We Trust Campaign

I was sad to hear the news that designer Donna Karan would be stepping down as chief designer of the company she founded in 1984. I was even sadder to learn that her main line, Donna Karan New York, is being "suspended" while the lower priced DKNY will live on.

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Fashion Crimes?

Jul 07 2015

Vintage miniskirt 60's

The miniskirt has become so ubiquitous in our culture that it's hard to believe it raises more than an admiring glance or two. Not so in Morocco.

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Fashion As An Expression of Individuality: Take 4.


As my regular readers know well, I like to poke holes in the notion that fashion is an expression of individuality.

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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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