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Barneys' creative director Simon Doonan sold his idea for a diet book titled Gay Men Don't Get Fat

June 14 2011 6:39 AM

Well color us surprised -- Miuccia Prada has picked Tobey Maguire to star as the face of the label's fall ad campaign, shot by David Sims. Maguire strikes us as a bit of an odd choice, and certainly isn't the most fashion-y of Hollywood names. Plus, the label rarely uses celebrities over models, but if Miuccia wants it, she must have her reasons, and we trust them. Here are two pictures -- very moody, no?

June 13 2011 11:43 AM

True story: This past weekend while trolling around the ritzy TriBeCa neighborhood in New York we ducked into Thom Browne's clinically austere store to avoid some weekend rain. To kill some time we tried on a few suits and had the Browne clones dress us up in his latest exaggerated suiting. The result was actually marvelous -- together, the high-waisted dark gray slacks that cut off two inches before the floor, a crisp white dress shirt and a cropped blazer, all crafted in mohair, made us feel dapper beyond belief.

June 13 2011 10:58 AM

One of the most interesting contradictions of the fashion industry is the conundrum of models. For a business that is so notoriously liberal and obsessed with new, never-before-seen concepts the standards of beauty have been unwaveringly limited. Unless used for a specific effect, female models tend to be thin and white. But there has been a recent micro-trend arising from within the industry that has piqued our interest: androgynous and transgenered models.

June 13 2011 9:31 AM

As was rumored, Angelina Jolie is the latest famous face to grace magazine pages for the luxury label Louis Vuitton. In the ad, shot by famed photog Annie Leibowitz, Jolie is seen looking all sorts of earthy with her casual duds, clean face and tousled hair (and don't forget her LV leather tote!).

June 13 2011 7:46 AM

Emma Watson (aka Hermoine Granger) has been chosen -- by ANNA HERSELF -- to cover the July issue ofVogue

June 13 2011 6:16 AM

So, while trolling the internet on the day-to-day, we come across our fair share of clever, cute blogs -- but rarely ones that capture our interest for the long-term. One, though, stands out from the crowd for its clever take on nostalgia: Dads are the Original Hipsters.

June 10 2011 12:44 PM

“When I was 14, I had to be taken to the emergency room because the cucumber slices I had put on my eyes  -- to camouflage the bags  --had made them swell shut. I could eat cucumbers, but my eyes were clearly allergic to them.”

-Tom Ford to WWD about his first experience with beauty products, as he is introducing a cosmetics line for his label. 

June 10 2011 10:49 AM

You've been saved, sinners. Gwyneth Paltrow thinks its cool to be gay (therefore, it is). 

Charlize Theron is not mad at John Galliano

June 10 2011 5:30 AM

In other Marc Jacobs news, a picture appeared on photographer Juergen Teller's Tumblr today featuring the actress Helena Bonham Carter in one of Marc Jacobs' fall 2011 domanatrix-meets-couture dresses and funky little spherical pillbox hats. It goes without saying that Teller has shot Marc's ads since before the beginning of time in the same style (gauzy light, white border, models interacting with camera).

June 09 2011 12:54 PM