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Seventy two years ago today, a little boy named Ralph Lifshitz was born in the Bronx. Today, the man that little boy grew up to be is known as Ralph Lauren, and he’s arguably the single most important American in fashion.
Designer Michael Kors has joined the list of proud openly gay men and women who’ve made videos for the It Gets Better campaign. In his brief yet heartfelt message to LGBT youth struggling with a world that does not fully accent them, Kors sends the message that being different means being special. And being special is something worth living for.
As well as most designers know their way around a sewing machine, they also know their way around a delicious bon mot. But while some designers are known for their out-there observations (ahem, Karl Lagerfeld), some have managed to fly a little more under-the-radar. So if you’re curious to know what Michael Kors thinks about the color green, or the one thing Christian Louboutin would change about the world, take a gander at our gallery.
Here’s the deal: we hate being teased — after all, we’re in the business of blogging so we can uncover information and share with our beautiful readers! So we’re a little miffed today that H&M is toying with our hearts. They won’t tell us who their new designer collaborators are, but they’re inviting us and the rest of the world to guess.
Could Joseph Altuzarra and Alexander Wang be the most fashionable best friends? Possibly. But when we heard of their BFF-ness, it got us thinking. Who are some other fashionable besties?
For some reason, what Isabel Marant said to Love magazine about hating fashion and hating consumers and hating famous women just didn’t sit well with us. We wonder why.
What’s going to happen to the mystery and allure of being a fashion designer in an age when everyone wants to know everything about everyone else?
They say you can’t know where you’re going until you realize where you’ve been. With that in mind, we’re taking a glance back. The past week has been a roller coaster of fashion news and events — and luckily, we were there to catch the good (like the spot-on choices for the September magazine covers), the bad, and the ugly.
We here at Styleite are unapologetic dog people. From our fearless leader Verena‘s French bulldog Dumbo to contributor Hillary‘s toy poodle Roxie, we all love our four-legged friends to death. So it comes as no surprise to us that our favorite designers also love dogs. From Valentino’s pack of pugs to DVF’s adorable furball, these creatures are cuter than anything Erin Fetherston sends down the runway.
Designers are people, too. And just as there are designers who we’d want to avoid, there are also five designers who we’d absolutely kill to hang with.
Amidst all the models, Swarovski crystals and Paltrow‘s very high ponytail, it’s easy forget that the CFDA awards are actually a competition. You know, one that involves creative kudos just slightly more legitimate than “best dressed.” So not to seem remiss in our duties as your source of sartorial news (wouldn’t want you to be uninformed around the water cooler) it’s our great pleasure to inform you that this year’s circle o’winners was about as predictable as each is genius.
Fashion never wants for intriguing stories of aspirant designers. But as for inspiring, consider that of Russian designer Sergey Ermakov. Blind since the age of 30 due to complications from diabetes, Ermakov continues to create and credits fashion for helping him through a dark period.