Plus, can department stores win over Gen Z?
Plus, Macy's plans to close 100 stores.
And Opening Ceremony has designed a Pride Month capsule collection dedicated to historic New York City LGBTQ venues.
Plus, Christian Siriano casts "Orange Is the New Black" actress Danielle Brooks in Lane Bryant ads.
Like a really fashionable bring your daughter to work day.
Plus, retailers were hurting this back-to-school season.
Even though Zac Posen had live models to showcase his resort collection the real "model moment" was in the look book featuring the inimitable Pat Cleveland and her daughter Anna.
1. How hilarious was Stephanie's reaction when she pulled a condom out of her bag in the first challenge? It must have been planned so that the shyest, most awkward girl got that item. 2. Why was Zi Lin the only one who thought to suck up to that lady from US Weekly? 3. Who are these people who had to come to this fake red carpet and act interested in the models? 4. Whoah. When did the teams become segregated by race?
Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller tells us about those coats we just can't get enough of. She says they're her "thing."
Legendary 80-year-old model Carmen Dell'Orefice walked the runway for Marimekko. We asked her some questions and then she schooled us about sunscreen.
Last night we went to the NYC premiere of About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, which you can catch on July 30 at 9pm on HBO. Besides everything we le
Last night I got to attend what turned out to be one of my favorite fashion events ever: The NYC premiere of the HBO documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now. After seeing a few trailers (here and here), I couldn't wait to see the film. (You can catch the broadcast premiere Monday July 30 at 9pm on HBO.) Photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders told us he got the idea for the movie after he attended a cocktail party with a group of models from the 70s and 80s. After doing a shoot with them, he realized that there was a story there, so contacted others (going back to the 50s and 60s) to see if they would work with him--and no one had any hesitations. Models like Isabella Rossellini, Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Carmen dell'Orefice and many more ended up in the final product. Some of these modeling legends, like China Machado, Carol Alt, and Beverly Johnson, hit the red carpet at the Paley Center for Media last night to share their memories as well as opine about the modeling industry now.
Last night, we stopped by the Huffington Post Game Changers Awards at Skylight Soho. Aside from odd occurrences like Occupy Wall Street protesters chanting outside and a fire alarm going off, there was an interesting mix of people there. We chatted briefly with Bai Ling, who was surprisingly pleasant to talk to even though her presence there was kind of baffling. The former Celebrity Rehab star told us she had a new song out on iTunes called "Rehab" and that her style has gotten more conservative since she got sober. Later on, we caught up with Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal David Gilboa and Andrew Hunt. When asked what they thought of all the companies copying them (Eyefly, Shauns Shades), Neil offered, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...I don't know why someone would want to dedicate time to copying someone else, though."
Ever come across an old photo of your mom--you know, a photo from before you even existed--and thought, "Damn, my mom looks good" and then "OMG I want that whole outfit"? Piper Weiss did, so she started a blog called My Mom the Style Icon where she posts photos of stylish moms that date from the 1920s through the 1980s, tells the stories of the moms in the photos, and offers up hilarious commentary on their outfits. That blog is now a book, and last night Coach threw a party to celebrate its release--just in time for mother's day. (Seriously, buy it now for your mom). True to her mom-style obsession, Weiss, who by day is an editor at Yahoo! Shine (you should read her stuff there because it's hilarious), wore a vintage Pierre Cardin dress that was her mom's in the 70s that she gave what she calls a "a shoulder pad-ectomy" and had shortened. Mama Weiss, the inspiration for the book, was there too, looking stylish as ever. There are exceptions to every rule, but it seems style is more often than not passed down from mothers to child. So we brainstormed with Weiss to come up with the ten of the most fashionable mother and daughter pairs (and one mother-son pair), and she offered her two cents on each stylish duo. What other stylish mother daughter pairs did we leave off?
A mere seven models walked in only 13 looks at the Adrienne Vittadini presentation at Lincoln Center yesterday afternoon. But it wasn’t about the clothes. It was about the models. The presentation, aptly titled “Modern Muses,” featured Niki Taylor, Carol Alt, Roshumba, Pat Cleveland, Frederique van Der Wal, Irina Pantaeva, and Carmen Dell’Orefice. All old school, and all fabulous. After a week of watching prepubescent beanpoles walk all over New York City, it was a pleasure to see these ladies looking real and having a blast. It was a brilliant move by Adrienne Vittadini, because the place was packed with an enthusiastic crowd.