Truman Says

We bow down to you Mr. Lagerfeld. You're 78-years-old and you are still making fashion happen -- on the daily, no less. Work. 

September 10 2011 11:52 AM

Seamen (no, not that kind) has been a well tread inspiration since the days of Coco Chanel. Nautica was feeling especially at sea this season too, with very literal and preppy -- but nonetheless masculine and totally wearable -- incarnations of the vibe. The show notes said the brand was thinking of the California coast, but it could have been anywhere that there's a beach and some preppy guys, really. Navy blazers were worn with white, tailored pants, over hoodies and sailor stripes. Polos had a white diagonal stripe across them, reminiscent of a divers flag. 

September 10 2011 11:45 AM

General Idea
’s spring show -- which took place on Friday afternoon -- began with a grainy black and white projection of guys in old-timey swimsuits cavorting on the beach. But when the models emerged, the black and white shifted to Technicolor á la The Wizard of Oz –- or The Wizard of St. Tropez, perhaps. Designer Bumsuk Choi was inspired by a jaunt to the French resort town.

September 09 2011 8:59 PM

Our arch-nemesis the Westboro Baptist Church is protesting Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and not in the way we're used to -- you know, by wearing bad clothes. The notoriously anti-gay "church" (it's really just a big, inbred family) is taking their hatred of beauty and style to a whole new level by actually picketing the event, the New York Post reports.

September 09 2011 3:03 PM

“I like being in the city. I like the diversity that my children are exposed to every day. I love the way their brains work. [My son] Joe turns to me the other day and says ‘One day I will have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, darling. Which would you prefer?’ And I said ‘My love, that would be entirely up to you, and it doesn’t make any difference to me.’ But that he knows! It’s a real privilege. Talk about the best education.”

September 09 2011 8:28 AM

Inspired by the boys of London suburb Bexleyheath, the boys of Duckie Brown presented monochromatic outfits similar to classic track suits. Then the oversized floral-print organza started coming. It's not a DB show without something crazy, after all. Check back shortly for our interview with Steven Cox and Daniel Silver about where these bonkers ideas come from...and which Royal Prince they'd like to (un)dress....

all photos courtesy of Sarah Olin

September 08 2011 3:09 PM

Fashion’s Night Out, the fashion industry’s biggest celebration of its kind, is back for a third year and Macy's is celebrating with special online coverage. Tonight, starting at 6:00pm EST, shoppers who don’t find themselves near a Macy’s Fashion’s Night Out location can look below for this special two-hour web event. It's coming to you live from Macy’s Herald Square, New York.

September 08 2011 1:00 PM

Oftentimes, designers are nebulous about seasons. They might be showing spring/summer, but their runway is inexplicably a dreary procession of black overcoats and even fur. Richard Chai’s Thursday morning show was a bright burst to kickoff Fashion Week. With a rainbow palette, Chai conjured Caribbean excursions from the first look to the last. It came from a very personal (and beachy) place.

September 08 2011 12:48 PM


Since we can't say a single thing about Gaga (good or bad) without our readers screaming and yelling and throwing a fit, we've decided to be silent on this clip, above....

September 07 2011 2:57 PM

What are you waiting for? Get shopping

September 07 2011 2:36 PM