Every fashion-obsessed New Yorker knows the three “B”s: Barneys, Bendel’s, and Bergdorf’s.
It’s that last “B” that’s the focus of a new documentary, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s–and we’ve got an exclusive outtake from the movie starring you know who.
Donna Karan is auctioning off her heart–three of them, in fact, alongside those of nearly 150 designers.
But don’t go scheduling a transplant just yet. These hearts are made from paper mâché by Haitian locals, and though they might not be able to pump blood, Karan hopes they’ll bring life force to the country of Haiti.
Roger Vivier–the brand credited with inventing the stiletto–has a long and rich history, all documented in the new Rizzoli tome Roger Vivier.
To celebrate the release of the book, head designer Bruno Frisoni and brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange sat down with FIT‘s fashion historian Valerie Steele Wednesday evening to chat about the history of Roger Vivier and Frisoni’s own creations for the brand.
It can often feel like fashion and pornography are in bed together: S&M themes crop up in runway collections; sexuality oozes in photoshoots that follow in the tradition of the inimitable Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton; we frequently use phrases like “shoe porn” and “porno chic”; hell, designers even occasionally date porn stars (or play them in movies).
And then there are the times when porn literally makes its way into fashion. Most recently, porn star Stoya was shot by Sean and Seng for Pop Magazine S/S 2013, still seductive in Prada (and, okay, she’s naked for part of it).
Yesterday, the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled in favor of a complainant who claimed that two ads from American Apparel’s website were offensive because they sexually objectified women.
It’s not exactly new territory for the L.A. based brand, which has received complaints about its provocative advertising for years.
Still, it’s the second time the ASA has come down on American Apparel for images that live only the brand’s website–not in a magazine or on a billboard. A source in American Apparel’s marketing department accuses the ASA of simply banning them to get attention. (Pot, kettle, black, etc.)
Today, rumors started flying that Victoria’s Secret was cutting ties with one of its most well-known Angels, Miranda Kerr.
Except that it’s not 100% true. (Maybe more like 10% true.)
Many a preppy princess was sad to hear of the passing of Lilly Pulitzer. Her bright patterns have outfitted sorority girls for decades (and maybe, if she was lucky enough, her fraternity beau would sport a matching LP tie for formal).
We think Lilly Pulitzer was at her best during her 1960s and 1970s heyday, so we pulled some of our favorite vintage LP images and ads.
Take a look.