Speculation about what a Karl Lagerfeld-shot Pirelli calendar would look like has been going on for months now. First we learned the calendar would include boys, then we heard Natasha Poly was getting in on the action and recently word spread about the calendar’s mythology theme. Well, dear readers, now we have actual photos from the calendar to share!
A group of retired teachers is planning to march in front of Hearst Tower, where Cathie Black used to work, and demand to be considered for the job she used to have as president of the company’s magazine division. It is their contention that because Black got the job of New York City Public Schools Chancellor without working in education before, their experience reading magazines in the past qualifies them to run a stable of the world’s most recognizable glossies.
Back in September, Tom Ford debuted his first womenswear collection in a super-exclusive show that left us decidedly jealous. The guest list was ridiculous, the clothes sounded divine and we just couldn’t wait for photos to surface. Though a few poor quality pics leaked (and the collection popped up in December’s Vogue), we are only now privy to the official visuals from the much-lauded presentation.
As we were exiting the subway this morning, we saw a girl wearing leather pants. We thought to ourselves, “Well, that’s unfortunate.” And then we made our way up Broadway to the uber-stylish Styleite HQ where nobody ever wears leather pants ever. But just now we came across some photos of Brad Pitt‘s legs swathed in leather. So today has officially become the day we can’t escape leather pants.
Call the Obama Administration what you want, but it just scored a huge win for the fashion industry. Yesterday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security shut down 82 websites that had been selling counterfeit apparel and accessories while claiming they were the real mccoy.
It’s not like we needed any proof that Alexander Wang was going to be a fashion titan one day, but that’s exactly what we got this morning when we heard that the designer just hired a new president.
In a world where internet shopping exists, it confuses us that channels like QVC and HSN are still around. Do people really sit around and watch that stuff? Well yes, they do. Because if they didn’t, they wouldn’t know about Ch’Arms — Kathy Najimy’s Spanx-for-your-arms product. And that would be a damn shame.
In the rat race of magazine subscriptions, single-copy sales and circulation, Italian Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani comes far from finishing first. But as The Washington Post‘s Robin Givhan found out, that doesn’t make her any less powerful than Anna Wintour or Carine Roitfeld. It also doesn’t stop her from using that power to make bold statements about society — and she doesn’t really care whether or not you like what she has to say.
Last night’s Gotham Independent Film Awards brought out all of our faves — Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Julianne Moore among them. So who ruled the red carpet? Let’s take a look…
Tom Ford‘s December issue of Vogue Paris is shaping up to be a doozy. In addition to putting himself on the cover and wearing a Native American headdress, Ford shot Crystal Renn for a perils of plastic surgery spread, styled by Carine Roitfeld and terrifying in both its fantasy and accuracy.
Looks like the finance business was a little more than the Kardashian sisters could handle. The New York Daily News reported late yesterday that Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have pulled their backing from the Kardashian Kard, a prepaid debit card aimed at teenagers, after government officials questioned its compliance with consumer protection laws.
For the past few days the world has been ragging on GQ Spain for Photoshopping model Irina Shayk into nakedness without her consent. But the magazine says Shayk and her agency agreed that she would take nude shots — and it’s got the documentation to prove it.
Some of the best designer collaborations come from unexpected pairings, like Reebok’s Basquiat sneakers or Lanvin for H&M (who really saw that one coming?), but that said, there are some things that just aren’t meant to be combined. Like Teva sandals and stiletto heels.
Model Anivia Cruz-Dilworth is facing a minimum of five years in jail after it was discovered that she posed as a medical professional and told women she could make their butts look bigger with injections of filler. And then she pumped them full of bathroom caulk and sealed their wounds with Krazy Glue. We wish we were making this up.
When the Daily Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander pointed out Queen Elizabeth‘s surprisingly trendy military jacket, it got us thinking about the Queen’s style in general. Because when we see the Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces in a military jacket designed by her royal dressmaker, we think Balmain. Sure, she wears a lot of pastel suits, but there’s something kind of nuanced about it all.
Before she was the girl who would be queen, Kate Middleton was an accessories buyer. Seriously! She worked as an assistant buyer for UK retailer Jigsaw for about a year, and now you can own a piece of jewelry she designed (well, sort of) during her tenure at the brand.
Kylie Jenner, half-sister to the Kardashian girls, is a striking 5’9″ model. She is also 13. The first modeling photos of Kylie were just released, and we’re just not sure what to think of them.
For all those times when you’ve found yourself without a bag, but with 20 feet of not-too-slippery, nylon rope…
File this under things that don’t make sense: The colder it gets in Britain, the shorter some women’s skirts get. Yes, you read that correctly. The Daily Mail reports that when the mercury dips in the northern reaches of the United Kingdom, women don’t just haul out short skirts, they haul out miniskirts
Nina Garcia has, like, everything. A really cool job, an astonishingly gorgeous apartment on the Upper East Side, and now, a beautiful baby boy. The Marie Claire fashion director tweeted this morning that she and her family are proud and happy to welcome a new addition.