Archive for November, 2010

Genius celebrated–Alexander McQueen Tribute by Costume Institute at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Next May, the work of one of the most iconic designers of the 21st century will be celebrated in New York at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Provocative, thematic, uniquely artistic, he was a singular voice of change. Alexander McQueen–who took his own life at 40 last February, left a legacy [...]

Ralph Lauren innovates with movie-style virtual disappearance of its flagship for 10th anniversary


Forget about vapor streams in California. Ralph Lauren’s making magic tonight–and it’s just in time for Harry Potter. Using hundreds of technicians–many of whom worked on the upcoming Potter movie, Ralph Lauren–celebrating a decade since it launched, is going into the fourth dimension–virtual. Using cutting-edge digital technology, the company plans to “destruct” then “reconstruct” [...]

Give a kiss to the troops this Veteran’s Day.


Veteran’s Day in New York City is being celebrated with kisses at the 2nd annual “Kisses for the Troops” event taking place on Military Island, better known as Times Square. This Thursday, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Maybelline New York and the United Service Organizations are inviting the public to give a kiss on a post card, which [...]

Dodi Rosekrans—fashion iconoclast dies at 91

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She was always known for her Style—always with a capital “S.” At a fête for my friend Dr. Alan Malouf and me at Maria Manetti Farrow’s estate in St. Helena, when I admired Dodie’s necklace of knuckle size green stones, she proclaimed, “These are not jade. They’re emeralds.” At a private party for the Yves [...]

3D Never looked so good. Leave it to Gucci to change how we see things.


Looking good in a movie theater never was as easy. The flimsy paper look can now be banished, as Gucci introduces 3D glasses for moviegoers who want to be more stylish. The unisex style is based on the aviator frame released earlier year this as part of the Gucci Eyeweb Collection, designed by Frida Giannini. [...]

Kim Kardashian’s new role as a buyer


Over the past few seasons, Kim Kardashian has been a staple front row fixture at many fashion shows. Now she is watching them with a different eye, one of a buyer. As the Kardashian Dash boutiques have expanded, Kim’s been attending even more shows than usual. In a Women’s Wear Daily article, Kim revealed the [...]

Kate Moss Shelves Designs with Top Shop — Final Collection Spring 2011

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British based clothing store, Top Shop, and Kate Moss have ended their collaboration, or at least put it on pause. After a total of fourteen collections, Kate Moss has officially revealed her final pieces for the brand, featuring 109 sure-to-be sold out styles. Two hundred guests joined Moss at Top Shop’s Oxford Circus flagship store [...]

Designer “Free-for-All” at Bloomingdale’s

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Now you can get a Marc Jacobs bag for free at Bloomingdales. The iconic American department store has invited five designers to create limited edition shopping bags in celebration of their 59th Street Flagship store overhall. The campaign is called ‘Check It Out’ and features shopping bags designed by Elie Tahari, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, [...]

YouTube’s co-founder is fashion savvy


Chad Hurley, the co-founder of YouTube, has stepped down from his position as CEO of the company, to roll up his sleeves and work full-time on his menswear label, Hlaska. Founded in 1994 by his business partner Anthony Mazzei, Hlaska is perfectly fit for the world Hurley knows. Short-sleeved, button-down collared shirts, laptop covers and [...]

Stella McCartney launches kids collection

Stella McCartney Kids Collection

Fledgling fashionistas are in luck today as Stella McCartney kids’ collection hits stores. McCartney has collaborated with Gap for sold-out collections in the past but this is the first time she’s offering kids clothes up as part of her own label. The girls’, boys’ and babies pieces are super chic and adorable with a mix [...]

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