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FASHION / July 5 2012 3:34 PM

Haute and Bothered: Fall 2012 Couture’s Most Gaspworthy Collections

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‘Twas a lovely haute couture season, wasn’t it? And ’twas an eventful one at that — what with Raf Simons making his debut as Dior‘s new couturier, Donatella Versace staging her first proper couture show in almost a decade and Maison Martin Margiela showing its first ever couture collection. In between those memorable moments were a number of gorgeous creations that left audiences clutching their collective pearls. It’s always sad to see a good couture season end so let’s relive the haute highlights with the 10 Most Gaspworthy Collections. In case of hyperventilation, have your Chanel Choupette bag at the ready.

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RUNWAY, STYLE, TRENDS / June 25 2012 2:46 PM

Men’s Thighs on the Rise in Short Shorts at Pitti Uomo

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Short shorts were cropping up all over Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy these past few days.  From Carven to Mabille, designers of all kinds were opting for preppy short shorts over pants.  Does this mean we’ll be seeing more men ditch their skinnies for thigh-baring shorts this summer?  We’re on board! (And so over board shorts). See how short we’re talking.

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FASHION / January 31 2012 11:45 AM

The 10 Most (and Least) Oscar-Worthy Gowns from Haute Couture Fashion Week

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As many a starlet is aware, looks don’t always translate well from the runway to the red carpet. Nowhere is this more true than in haute couture. Sure, this gown costs $35,000, was constructed by a team of half-blind old ladies whose skills are so specialized they can be classified as endangered species and contains actual diamonds, but Joan Rivers still thinks you look like a refugee from some drag queen concentration camp. No, events like the Oscars require a little discretion and the simpler you keep it, the better. Of course, there are exceptions, but not every actress is a Charlize Theron, a Cate Blanchett, a Nicole Kidman or a Tilda Swinton — risk-takers who can pull off haute couture with the greatest of ease. For the rest of ‘em, here are 10 safe gowns sure to please along with 10 only the brave of soul and intrepid of style should even consider.

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MEN'S / July 12 2011 9:45 AM

10 Reasons Men Should Wear Speedos

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On the isles of the French Riviera, and all throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, the speedo is King. It’s where both the sexily ripped and the hairily rotund alike sport the banana hammock as common practice. Here in The States, our boys prefer the board short. But, sexily ripped gentlemen, we urge you to see the benefits of wearing smaller swimming trunks. So that we can see your muscly trunks. And for plenty of other reasons that benefit you more than us. With nary an actual Speedo on this list, see why 10 designers agree that a shorter, tighter bikini bottom is highly masculine.

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