The name Christian Louboutin is synonymous with red soles and spindly, towering heels. But the designer's platform pumps weren't always so high! In fact, Louboutin's original designs, which were thought of as dangerously tall at the time, are considered kitten heels by today's standards.
"I remember designing a 90-millimeter mule and people went, 'Oh my God, that is much too high,'" Louboutin told WWD. "Now people who say they won't walk on heels are talking about 4 or 5 inches...Read Full Story
Remember last week when we told you about how Karmin has teamed up with Coach and Rachel Zoe for holiday to produce a super-cute nouveau rendition of the classic Christmas carol "Sleigh Bells"? Well, it's finally here!Behold, the video, below—and don't forget to watch all the way to the end over on Coach.com to find out how to get a free download of the song.Read Full Story
(Courtesy Adidas) Selena Gomez is the new face of NEOSelena Gomez and Justin Bieber have barely just broken up—or are they back on again, we can't remember?—but the stunning starlet is already swiping endorsement deals from out under the Bieb's feet.One month after Justin Bieber announced a two-year partnership with Adidas' NEO brand, Selena Gomez and Adidas Neo have stolen his thunder by announcing a three-year partnership—effective now through 2015. As they say in showbiz: Whoomp, there it...Read Full Story
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Vogue's Grace Coddington just released a tell-all (er, tell-lots) memoir about her life in the industry, but don't expect Anna Wintour to follow suit. The fashion editrix opened up to the Telegraph in a recent interview that she'll—to quote the wise Taylor Swift—"never, ever, ever" write a book. Sad face.But AW fans can see more of the Vogue EIC behind-the-scenes in a new HBO documentary, In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, that comes out next month. Hooray! In the meantime...Read Full Story
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Steve Madden just rolled out its latest campaign, starring British singer-songwriter Paloma Faith. The ads kind of look like they were shot in some super stylish granny's attic, with Faith posing in tophats and silky vintage dresses.
Paloma looks great, and the heels are cute, if a little spindly, which brings us to our one concern: Can she actually stand in those shoes? She doesn't appear to be doing so in any of the photos.
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Here's something to make your Monday morning a whole lot better—a video of David Beckham shirtless!To celebrate Becks' super-hyped H&M holiday campaign for his bodywear collection—remember the statues?—the fast-fashion retailer released this behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the smokin' hot soccer star on set.The footballer talks about how he draws design inspiration, his kids (aw!) and what it means to be deemed a "fashion icon." Watch him discuss the collection—and...Read Full Story
(Herve Leroux) Pieces from the designer's collection, the man himselfIf you've seen one of his iconic bandage dresses—perhaps on the backs of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Christina Aguilera—you're already familiar with his work. But if you think that Herve Leger's bandage dress was the brainchild of the brand's now-proprietor Max Azria, well, think again.Herve Leger was founded in 1985 by the designer who now calls himself Herve L. Leroux—Leroux...Read Full Story
(Alistair McMillan/Wikimedia) Linlithgow PalaceEvery year, Papa Karl scours the earth for a spectacular show venue outside of Paris. From New York City's Grand Central Station to Shanghai's Huangpu Park, Chanel has staged shows in some of the most beautiful buildings and places on earth—and next month, Karl Lagerfeld is uprooting his team and taking them to... Scotland!That's right. Chanel will be showing its Metiers d'Art collection at Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian, Scotland, on December...Read Full Story
(Courtesy Marie Claire)Marie Claire's December issue hits newsstands on November 20th—and we have a sneak peek of the Jessica Chastain cover (and a photo from the cover shoot, inside!).Check out some of the choicest bits from her interview, below.On attending Juiliiard: "I never wanted to be a movie star. I wanted to be an actor. I don't really drink, and I've never been to a rave. I used to cut school to read Shakespeare, not to make out in the park."On success: "I used to have a lot of...Read Full Story
(Photos: Lifetime)After wrapping up its 10th season last month (congrats, Dmitry!), Project Runway is back with its second season of All Stars. Our resident critics and PR fans Jill Slattery and Darrick Thomas will be dishing out recaps and sartorial snarkiness all season long.Jill: Project Runway All Stars took it to the streets last night! A few "legal aerosol artists" lent their spray painting expertise to the contestants for a graffiti-themed challenge that had everyone attempting to...Read Full Story