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FIT to Put the Gay Back in Fashion Today in Indie Newsroom


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FIT to Put the Gay Back in Fashion Today in Indie Newsroom

ESPN Magazine has done us all a favor by stripping down Olympians for their annual “Body Issue.” Hopefully the Olympics committee takes note since this is, after all, how the Greeks intended the games to be played. It’s called tradition. [ESPN]

- The Museum at FIT‘s Valerie Steele is putting “the gayness back into fashion history” with the museum’s next exhibit, “Queer Style: From the Closet to the Catwalk.” The exhibit will focus on gay designers — but before you start rolling your eyes — by putting the designers gayness into context rather than just displaying every sequined gown ever made. [Fashionologie]

- Naomi Campbell has outlined what she’s looking for in a model for her new reality competition show, The Face. The most important trait? The ability to “take you on a unique journey that makes you believe that even the impossible is possible.” No doubt that’ll come in handy the next time the super needs a witness for a court date…which should be any day now. [Vogue UK]

- Louis Vuitton painted the town — figuratively — and their flagship store — literally — polka-dot  for the launch of its collaboration with Yayoi Kusama. [Racked]

- Vera Wang has decided that 23 years is long enough and is separating from husband/business partner Arthur Becker. The split, however, won’t affect the business; Vera will have custody of the bridal gowns while the ready-to-wear will spend weekends and red carpets with Becker . [Styleite]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail