We can’t all dawdle around town carrying Chanel hula hoop beach bags.
Ever since Hedi Slimane strolled into the head designership at Yves Saint Laurent and announced his intention to rebrand the legendary French fashion house and move it to (of all places!) Los Angeles, the former Dior Homme designer's every move at the company has rankled. At Dior Homme, Slimane basically single-handedly popularized the now-ubiquitous skinny […]
While we were busying arguing about the merits of Raf Simons' work at Dior, the French fashion house was busy rolling its eyes and moving vast quantities of couture into the presumably palatial closets of young Russian girls. Wondering whether the three-piece suit which appeared at Dior's Spring 2013 couture show (pictured) was commerically viable, New […]
John Galliano, Anna Wintour, Oscar De La Renta in 1990 via Getty Images It's almost fashion week, which means Oscar de la Renta is back in the pages of WWD courting controversy. Last season, he entered into a very public and very childish feud with fashion critic Cathy Horyn, taking out an ad in the print version […]
After all the buildup — the teasers, the hype, the Minnie Mouse makeover controversies — the release of Barneys' Electric Holiday film collaboration with Disney is here. And the verdict? Well, it's a five-minute long silent Disney cartoon with fashion people cameos. I'd say it was underwhelming but that would imply that I expected to […]
The Spring 2013 shows just wrapped in Paris yesterday, and as everyone knows, the period which follows Fashion Month is typically one of reflection. As in, can we truly imagine ourselves wearing monochrome graphic prints next season? How "signature" can "signature sunglasses" really be? How do we incorporate the major runway trends of next season […]
As Hedi Slimane undoubtedly knows by now, if Mitt Romney's still on the market for a "zinging" coach, he could do a lot worse than Cathy Horyn. The designer didn't extend an invitation to The New York Times fashion critic for his debut "Saint Laurent" collection which — and maybe Giorgio Armani can back me […]