(Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films/New Yorker Films)If you're anything like us, your relationship with Netflix is...complicated. You may start with good intentions, filling up your queue with thought-provoking documentaries and Cerebral Foreign Dramas with a Strong Female Lead, but, if you're really honest with yourself, you probably spend most of your Netflix time re-watching Mrs. Doubtfire, or Cruel Intentions, or Season 1 of The Hills. Which is fine! Netflix is a judgment-free zone! Or, at least...Read Full Story
(Photos by Getty)We're pretty much used to the Kaiser's loose tongue and sharp criticisms by this point—Pippa and Adele, anyone?—so really nothing that comes out of Karl Lagerfeld's mouth shocks us anymore. But compliments? Whoa, we're not used to this...In an email to European fashion site ModMods, the designer praised not only Alexander Wang for his appointment as Balenciaga's new creative director, he also commended Nicolas Ghesquière on 15 years well done.We've never heard of the Kaiser...Read Full Story
This month's designer collaborations have come way out of left field—Damien Hirst for The Row, Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa shoes, Yoko Ono for Opening Ceremony, and now, Cushnie et Ochs for Playboy.
That's right, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are teaming up with the nudie mag on some limited edition lingerie—a $695 leather, bondage strap bra to be exact. Kinky!
The collaboration with the CFDA darlings is part of Playboy's master plan to reposition itself as an...Read Full Story
What a week for couture news! Yesterday, Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille were awarded official haute couture appellation by French fashion's governing body, the Chambre Syndical, bringing the total of fashion houses in the couture club up to 14. And today, The Montreal Gazette reports that Canadian designer Rad Hourani has been invited to show on the couture calendar next season, as a guest.
This means that he'll be presenting his unisex collection...Read Full Story
(ImaxTree) Alexander Wang at his spring 2013 show in New YorkAfter a week of speculation and unconfirmed confirmation Balenciaga's holding company, PPR, has finally officially announced that New York-based designer Alexander Wang will take over the creative director position at Balenciaga, starting today. Wang will oversee women's, men's, and accessories design for the storied couture house."I am deepy honored to embark on this new role for a brand and house that I have such great admiration...Read Full Story
(Getty Images) Alexander Wang at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowHot on the heels of Wednesday night's New York Times-reported rumor that New York based designer Alexander Wang is the front-runner to succeed Nicolas Ghesquiere at the helm of Balenciaga, one of the most storied Paris couture houses, WWD has now confirmed that Wang will be appointed to the creative director post next week."The choice of Wang suggests Balenciaga might wish to dial down the elitist, couture-like...Read Full Story
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Get ready—a Kanye West for A.P.C. collection may be happening. This weekend, A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou tweeted a photo of him and Yeezy hunched over a laptop like they were very hard at work on...something. (Courtesy of @jeantouitou)
The pic has no caption—teases, both of you!—but, last February, Touitou spoke about possibly collaborating with the rapper-turned-designer, so this snapshot shouldn't be too surprising. And yet, it kind of is.
A.P.C. is known for...Read Full Story
Last night, Miss Rhode Island USA Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe 2012, making her the first American to win the title since 1997.
The Boston University sophomore tearfully accepted her tiara (which fit perfectly over her style blogger topknot) in a giant, tulle Georges Hobeika gown with sleeves—a rarity in pageants. Just look at her comparatively bare-armed competitors.
Let's see that thing in action.
Maybe it was all that extra...Read Full Story
(ImaxTree) No surprise, Chanel was one of the top-20 brands on Polyvore in 2012We're a mere 11 days away from 2013 and you know what that means—plenty of end-of-year roundups from retailers and websites! One of our favorite web shopping and curation tools, Polyvore, has just released its 2012 round-up—which includes the top searches of 2012, the top brands of 2012, and the top online retailers of 2012. Check out the top-20 names in each category, right here—did your favorite make the cut? And...Read Full Story
(Photo by Getty)Spoiler alert: If you are Victoria Beckham and/or you don't want to know what's waiting under Posh's (surely magnificent) Christmas tree, stop reading this now. If you're the nosy general public who wonders what on earth Mr. Becks is gifting his gal this year, continue on!A bad elf An anonymous source tipped off WWD after David Beckham put a phone order in at Harrods this week. And it was for (drumroll, please...) two pairs of silk pajamas by Olivia von Halle.(Photo via...Read Full Story