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NEWSROOM / June 5 2012 4:00 PM

Brotherhood of the Traveling Dress, Facebook For Kids, Spain’s Olympic Fashion Envy

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Facebook is planning on adding kids under 13 to its network of users, thus ensuring another few seasons of To Catch a Predator. [WSJ]

- During his opening monologue at the CFDA AwardsSeth Meyers donnned Marc Jacobs‘ lace dress from the Met Gala and made a John Galliano-Bar Mitzvah joke. Guess which one went over and which one fell faster than a auspicious design career? [The Cut]

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FASHION / January 16 2012 4:26 PM

Patrick Kelly Had a Dream

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, too. I can tell you what that dream was not: copious tulle and synthetic salmon lamé. I tell you that with confidence. That glimmering dream, however, belonged to 80′s designer Patrick Kelly, another influential African-American, that made his change through fashion. Though Martin Luther King Jr. would not have worn anything by Patrick Kelly, they do share one thing in common: They both left this earth much too early and left a reverberating message.

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CULTURE / January 3 2012 7:30 AM

Christian Louboutin’s Fairytale Beginning: As Told by Net-a-Porter

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Somehow this got lost to us amongst the shuffle and kerfuffle of the holiday season, but Net-a-Porter opened up its storybook of Grimm’s Fashion Fairytales to tell the story of Christian Louboutin, in celebration of the master cobbler’s 20th anniversary. Making animated guest appearances in this tongue-in-cheek account of Louboutin’s rise to prominence are Helmut LangGrace Jones, Yves Saint Laurent and his muse Loulou de la FalaisePrincess Caroline of Monaco and socialite Hélène de Mortemart as the requisite fairy godmother. Snuggle up under the covers, kids, it’s sartorial storytime!

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CULTURE / November 26 2011 12:53 PM

INDIE REWIND: A Lesson in Opulence — 5 Profiles in Fabulous

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Fashion is as famous for its outsized personalities as its outsized skirts. The drama of a neckline is birthed — loudly, and often involving an unceremonious  firing — by a complicated genius no one could hope to understand…let alone care to try to understand. Below are five profiles in the kind of batshit crazy you just can’t teach. This elegance is learned, kids.

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CULTURE, NEWS / October 21 2011 8:49 AM

15 of Hal Rubenstein’s “100 Unforgettable Dresses”

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InStyle‘s fashion director, Hal Rubenstein waxes iconic in his new book, 100 Unforgettable Dresses (Harper Design, 2011). From Rita Hayworth in Gilda to Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, Princess Diana to the Duchess of Cambridge, Grace Kelly to Grace Jones, Bob Mackie to Karl Lagerfeld, Rubenstein delves into fashion history and comes up with an informative and entertaining read. But what makes a dress unforgettable? Calvin Klein — one of several designers interviewed for the book —  put it best: “an unforgettable moment is the combination of the right dress on the right woman at the right time.” Click through for a sampling of some of the dresses that made the list.*

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CULTURE, MODELS / October 16 2011 11:46 AM

INDIE REWIND: The Greatest Supermodels of the 70s

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What the 60s set into motion, the 70s broke up on a glass table and snorted through several stacks of hundred dollar bills. Supermodels went from being muses of the fashion world to muses of rock stars, actors, athletes and the occasional congressman when the wife was out of town, while trying their hands in front of the camera and behind the microphone. This decade saw the birth of outsized personalities that continue to shake up the world whenever they deign to acknowledge it. Put on some Cheryl Lynn, we’re going to the 70s!

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FASHION, NEWS, TRENDS / August 31 2011 5:23 PM

The Fascinating History of the Fascinator: How Long will they Linger?

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Since the moment Kate became Catherine, we’ve been a world fascinated by fascinators. This feather headdress is drenched in history, fluttering in and out of fashion over time. But as the summer of the fascinator has flown us by, is this trend is still flying? Come New York Fashion Week, will they run the way? Style the street? Or have these birds migrated on? Let’s look at where they came from, to see if we can tell where they’re going.

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