Glam Damn It
Have a feeling you might be alone this Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck; there may be a whole new score of male models around town that are down on their luck. Fendi just announced they would not show at Men’s Fashion Week in Milan this January. The Italian fashion house joins Valentino and Marni, who also recently announced they would not present their Fall-Winter ’09 Men’s collections in Milan.
As a result, Men’s fashion week will now last only 4 days. We shudder to think about what these guys night have to sacrifice with less money coming in. Gym memberships? Protein powders? The horror! So please, put this recession to good use and find a beefcake to sponsor this spring. For the hedge funders that are still employed, never fear, most houses will open for commercial appointments
The disappearance of an “I Support Same-Sex Marriage” T-shirt from Urban Outfitter stores in California raised questions concerning company standards that prompted the company to respond yesterday. "The T-shirt was pulled because it was not selling. This is a common practice because sales space is so valuable, especially in this challenging economic climate."
The spokesperson for Urban went on to say, "The move was in no way indicative of a political agenda or our personal beliefs. In retrospect we wish that we had held onto it as a show of support." This does not mean the T-shirt will be returned to stores, however, based on the same reasons for which it was originally pulled: poor sales. The company is open to carrying other products that support the same message as long as it proves to be more popular with consumers. Guess we’ll just have to keep a look out.
Golden Globe nominations were announced early this morning in Beverly Hills marking the official beginning of awards season. As exciting as it is to see which actors and actresses win accolades and are acknowledged for their performances, if you are like me, you're really just in it to see who is wearing what.
This year Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Cate Blanchett are a few of the big screen actresses to look for on the red carpet. Discover what trends will emerge, whose sense of style will catapult her as one to watch and who will gamble and lose with risky fashion choices. Red Carpet moments that answer questions like these are practically more exciting than the award shows themselves. I can’t wait.
Calvin Klein Inc. president and chief executive officer Tom Murry along with Calvin Klein Collection women’s creative director Francisco Costa will be honored at Parsons The New School for Design next April. Past honorees include Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Diane Von Furstenberg.
To succeed in the fashion industry, it is extremely important to find a balance between strong design and smart business savvy, which is exactly what, together, Murry and Costa bring. The gala will take place at Cipriani Wall Street April 29, 2009.
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The first floor entrance barely hints at the vastness of the Lonchamp Soho store. The focus of the first floor is really all about the architectural staircase that leads up to the second floor as it moves up in an undulating wave of tan boards and linear lines that can be found on the walls as well. The second floor affords a grand display of the brand’s products. Luggage, bags, wallets, gloves and jewelry for men and women are displayed in organized and accessible groups around the whole space. The ambiance is one of clean classicism.
What is the relationship between clothing and temptation? That is exactly what the latest exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum examines. “Seduction”, the title of the exhibit, contains both vintage and contemporary pieces.
The oldest garment on display is a gown from 1785 with an open-front bodice. Perhaps a bit tame by today’s standards, but it serves as the genesis for a timeline of the evolution of society’s definition of sexy spanning 250 years. More contemporary pieces include a 2004 Olivier Theyskens for Rochas wedding gown and a playboy bunny suit that can only be worn at the Playboy Mansion and is made in 34D or 36D, a literal example of “controlled” sexiness.
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