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We’ve been writing about the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013 Costume Institute Gala for months. Specifically, that the theme this year was Punk: Chaos to Couture. When prepping for this evening, we were sure we’d be penning a ‘too much chaos!’ debrief rounding up an explosion of Sid Vicious-inspired torn denim vests. To our shock and, dare we say, disappointment, the most offensive outfits on tonight’s red carpet weren’t bad because they took the theme too far. They were bad because they completely ignored it.
The venue may have been Lincoln Center, but the crowd was all West Egg at last night’s New York premiere of The Great Gatsby. But would Jay Gatsby have approved of his guests’ attire? We’re sure he would have coveted a certain other Jay’s Tom Ford suit, and Carey Mulligan‘s dress was worthy of a modern day Daisy, but what about that pair of Uggs we saw peeking out under one guest’s outfit?
Vivienne Westwood may be pretty much it when it comes to punk’s early influence on fashion, but when the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors for the Costume Institute Gala on May 6, the designer won’t hold quite the place of honor that some may have hoped.
Calling all PR mavens: Anna Wintour is apparently looking to hire a “a heavy-hitting spin doctor” with a background in business and politics. Could it be you?
It’s not like the Vogue brass haven’t gotten behind the auction site before, but if you weren’t lucky enough to snap up any of the CFDA/Vogue You Can’t Fake Fashion totes that went on sale last month, this might be your next chance at the magazine’s wares.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first-ever mobile phone conversation, and boy, have we come a looong way since 1973. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at major fashion moments that would have gone unnoticed were it not for the invention of the cellphone.
Marriage equality has been the issue on everyone’s lips this week, as the Supreme Court justices hashed out the implications of the Defense Of Marriage Act in oral arguments yesterday in Washington, DC. But while we will have to wait until June for the final rulings on the challenge to Proposition 8, in the meantime we’re taking a look back at the weddings, engagements, protests, arguments, and public displays of support we’ve seen in the fashion industry in the past few years.
Anna Wintour may have a tony new title as artistic director of Condé Nast in addition to her seat at the helm of Vogue, but that doesn’t mean anyone is all that sure what it is she’ll be doing with it. WWD reports that the Condé editors met on with the company brass on Friday and, while Wintour took the podium briefly, she wasn’t exactly forthcoming with details about her new position.
In case you haven’t already heard, there’s big news out of 4 Times Square this morning. Condé Nast has announced that, in addition to running the show at Vogue as she’s done for nearly 25 years, Anna Wintour will be taking on the role as artistic director at the company. Here’s why we think this was a brilliant bit of decision making on the part of the powerhouse publishing brass.
Contributing editor at Vogue, editor at large for Numéro Russia, late night talk show host — if it sounds like André Leon Talley has a lot on his plate right now, that’s because, well, he really does. At 63, the front row fixture is taking on a whole slew of new projects, prompting many to speculate that he might be ready to end his 30 year run at Condé Nast. In today’s WWD, however, Talley quashes this rumor and explains his real motivation behind building his resumé.
Even on a rainy Tuesday night, we’re more than willing to make the trek up to 92nd street to take in another installment of the 92Y‘s “Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis” series. So far, we’ve heard Tom Ford tell us about meeting the love of his life, Michael Kors have everyone in stitches over childhood anecdotes, and Diane von Furstenberg spout inspirational aphorisms. Last night it was Vera Wang‘s turn to bring the spotlight onto her own success story.
The irony of attending an 8AM press preview breakfast at the Metropolitan Museum of Art along with Anna Wintour and a pack of Vogue-ettes to talk Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, and all things punk was not lost on us as we made the trek to the Upper East Side yesterday, but were we complaining? Not a chance. What we were previewing was, of course, the Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition, slated to open to the public May 9 after the annual star-studded gala.
J. Shelby Bryan, Anna Wintour‘s boyfriend of 14 years and fund raiser for President Obama, owes more than $1.2 million to the US government.
The rumors surrounding Anna Wintour‘s candidacy for an ambassador post have been swirling for seven — count ‘em — seven whole months. But will a new report from the New York Times finally put them to rest?
Well at least now we know that Anna Wintour has our country’s best interests at heart, whether ror not she actually plans on representing us abroad. Why’s that, you ask? Beyoncé will soon be gracing the cover of Vogue again!
Shelby Bryan, Anna Wintour‘s boyfriend of 13 years, gave an interview to the Daily Telegraph, and we think he hit the nail on the head with his explanation for why she’s received so much sarcasm and contempt from the media over rumors that she was under consideration for a diplomatic post.
Still don’t think she’s qualified to be ambassador?
Looks like someone missed the memo that, despite the endless political brouhaha, Anna Wintour‘s ambassadorship is most likely dead in the water. Donald Trump called in to Fox & Friends to voice his support for President Obama’s alleged vision of the Vogue editor as ambassador to the United Kingdom.
People sure do have a lot to say about Alexander Wang‘s appointment at Balenciaga, and in a New York Times piece from this weekend, a whole host of fashion bigwigs have spoken up.