It’s a question that’s been asked time after time: Why are there so many more male womenswear designers than female? The prospect sounds counterintuitive–but Tom Ford just may have a valid explanation.
Despite the fact that her feathers and fur are purely ornamental, Carine Roitfeld serves as many fashion folk’s spirit animal. Enigmatic, powerful, and usually swathed in Alaïa, the French fashion legend has long been everyone’s ultimate everything.
Now Roitfeld shows you the inner scenes and seams of her life through a new documentary. Called Mademoiselle C, the film, which opens on September 11 in major cities across the US, shadows the smoky-eyed icon through two big events: the launch of her new magazine, CR Fashion Book, and the birth of her first granddaughter, Romy Nicole. (Also: she does a full split on camera. Take that, Betsey Johnson!)
I met Roitfeld across the street from Bloomingdales to discuss her latest project, and yes, I was shaking.
The Man Behind Bill Cosby’s Famous Sweaters: You’ve probably admired his work your entire life. Now, you can finally meet the man behind the mask–er, sweaters. We talked to Koos van der Akker, Bill Cosby’s sweater designer, about his work, his relationship with the lovable comedian, and not meeting his customers.
These Fashion Words Need to Be Retired Immediately: We’ve all been guilty of using them at some point or another, but words like “maj,” “everything,” “obsessed,” and “situation” really need to disappear from fashion vocabulary–sooner rather than later, please.
Roaming the City with a Top Model Scout: We hung out with model scout Lanny Zenga of One Management and learned the tricks of the trade–including where scouts go to find new talent. If you’re an aspiring model, start haunting these locations, stat!
We hate to say it–but while Jay-Z might be the greatest mc of all time, “Tom Ford” is not the greatest song of all time. Granted, we’re not hip hop experts, but we do tend to take notice when fashion is mentioned in music, and this song just doesn’t seem fair to Tom Ford.
Lately, it feels like fashion and food are becoming increasingly intertwined. From Haute Cuisine to Karlie’s Kookies to new fashion foodie mag Cherry Bombe, the fashion industry has taken its surprising food obsession to new levels.
And apparently, sometimes, the feeling is mutual. Glasgow-based restauranteur, chef, and food artist Domenico Crolla has taken his love of fashion and celebrity and channelled it into pizza.
Not following? He creates pizzas that look almost frighteningly like celebrities and fashion personalities.
When we first heard Tom Ford would be launching a line of men’s grooming products, we thought it made a lot of sense. Ford’s name is practically synonymous with an immaculate, refined-yet-strong aesthetic, admired by men and women alike.
He always looks amazing, but still masculine, which is probably how a lot of guys want to look, and apparently it’s all due to his grooming routine–which does include makeup.
Men wearing makeup is no laughing matter, however. This latest addition could help grow Ford’s beauty empire into a $500 billion business–and attract investors.
When you walk into Sephora or your local drugstore and are confronted with all the new seasonal beauty launches, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what’s really new and different. What’s worth spending some of that hard-earned paycheck on?
Lucky for you, we have spent hours swiping, patting, and spritzing in order to bring you our picks for the best launches of the season.
Dads are sometimes hard to shop for come Father’s Day. Mine loves fishing, radio control helicopters, and Agatha Christie–three things I know absolutely nothing about. This is where grooming products come in. Every dad could use a good grooming product but would probably never buy one for himself.
With that in mind, we chose products based on their awesomeness for dads as well as their potential attractiveness to daughters who sometimes stay over night. (We’re sure your dad will be happy for any motivation to visit him, right?)