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Before the madness of New York Fashion Week really begins later this week, we took a trip down to the Mondrian Hotel this morning to check out the goods BryanBoy designed with fur maven Adrienne Landau. From rabbit fur bow ties in every color of the rainbow to over-the-top fox fur camera straps (yes, really), this is a collection that’s sure to be snapped up by style bloggers and, naturally, piss off PETA in the meantime.
PETA butts heads with Bebe, claiming the clothing company is misleading its customers by advertising one thing, but actually doing another.
Most salons and spas offer pretty luxurious services, but The Foxy Bikini, a new service offered at the New York salon of Real Housewife Cindy Barshop in which fox fur is affixed to your nether regions, takes that concept to a completely ridiculous level. So ridiculous, in fact, that PETA has already come out against it.
You can still wear fur pretty much wherever you want, but there’s one American city where you can no longer buy it: West Hollywood.
When we sat down and read the show notes for Dennis Basso‘s runway presentation on Tuesday, we were a little taken aback at the thought that someone managed to use six kinds of fur in one collection. But then we reminded ourselves that we were at Dennis Basso, and the idea that we were about to see sable, lynx, kidassia, broadtail, fox and chinchilla fur started to make more sense.
This week may have seen the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, but lots of other stuff happened, too. Engagements, fur and cornrows! Kanye, Karl and the Kardashians! Hair whipping…ON ICE!
In a history-making move, the Norwegian fashion community has banned together to ban fur from Oslo Fashion Week, making it the first week of runway presentations in the world to do so.
In today’s StyleDish, Beyonce gets enough Birkins to buy a boat, Queen Elizabeth II gets yelled at for wearing fur and Kate Middleton gets waxed.
On Tuesday, designer Dennis Basso unveiled his Spring/Summer 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week. Basso is known for working with and focusing on fur — which is why there were eight police officers outside the tents and every guest had their bag checked for paint — but somehow we were still surprised by the amount of animal skin-as-material we saw in a collection intended to be worn in warm weather.
The September issues can be overwhelming. The different cover girls, the hundreds of pages, and the countless stories make for a lot of information to absorb in a relatively short amount of time. (Thirty days for all that fashion? It’s just inhumane.) So we’ve tried to make it easy on you by going through every page, every nook and cranny, and presenting our favorite bits in a nice, concise, Tiffany-like package for you.
They say quality is more important than quantity, and there were a lot of quality news stories this week. Read on to see if there’s anything you missed (like Lady Gaga‘s awesome cover for Vanity Fair).
Brooke Shields recently journeyed all the way to Denmark for one thing: to fulfill her childhood dream. And what childhood dream would that be? To craft her very own fur coat, of course!
A new law proposed in California is trying to make the line between real and fake clearer by requiring companies to use a special label for clothes made from real fur. Currently, the law only requires garments made with over $150 of real fur to indicate their fur make-up.
Fur has infiltrated the collections of almost every major designer this Pre Fall and Fall 2010 season; whether you choose to dress in Chanel, Dior, Carolina or Yves, you have the potential to look like a full blown bear; an haut de gamme designer bear, that is.
In an interview with zap2it.com, Weir said that he’d love to be on Project Runway. “I can design. I can sketch…I’d want to see what the designers put together and what they did and judge them…” But Tim Gunn thinks otherwise: