| Mar 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
After seven years of Jean Paul Gaultier at the helm, Hermes debuted a new designer, Christophe Lemaire, on Sunday. He stayed away from showing the brand's famous Birkin and Kelly bags, or almost any bags for that matter, preferring to......
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
PARIS -- A bright light of Paris fashion returned to the stage Wednesday when Nicolas Ghesquiere presented his debut collection for the luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton.
The time slot on the calendar and the venue were the same, but the collection...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When the luxury menswear brand Brioni sharpened its teeth for an expansion two years ago, it appointed Brendan Mullane as creative director.
Mullane had spent the preceding decade designing menswear at a series of luxury heavyweights, working at Louis...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kim Kardashian's fiance, Kanye West, just synthesized high fashion with fine art, giving his girl a hand-painted Birkin handbag for Christmas.
Well, what else do you get the girl who appears to have everything and then some?
But the lofty Hermes...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bets on the top-performing retailer this holiday don't favor the storied haute couture companies — not Chanel with its $4,500 handbags, nor Neiman Marcus and its $150,000 bespoke falconry set.
Instead, it's Michael Kors Holdings — an...
| Nov 28, 2013
Today's designer consignment looks nothing like the college snapshot of students pawing through piles for that Prada in the rough.
Hollywood's A-list regularly walks the red carpet in couture from Decades, the luxury consignment store that starred in...
| Oct 13, 2013
PARIS — Step-dancing hijinks, jungles of flowers and enough art world inspiration to fill a Chanel-branded gallery.
The spring 2014 collections shown at Paris Fashion Week this fall were entertaining, to say the least.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:53 PM
PARIS -- Hermès closed out the spring 2014 season of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday afternoon with a show at L'Orangerie in the Jardin du Luxembourg.
The Orangerie, which dates from 1839, houses the garden’s large plants during the winter. On...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Andrew Wiley, the megawatt literary agent publishing insiders know by the longstanding sobriquet “the Jackal,” is not the fan of Amazon he once was. Though he briefly partnered with the company in 2010 to launch a small e-books imprint...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Sex, sex, SEX! That’s all the Real Housewives of Miami seem to talk about!
I think that, collectively (even including Lea), this is the youngest cast of the franchise, and they are in the American city that apparently personifies sex. So maybe...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Cheap is becoming chic in a different way.
British pop star M.I.A.'s upcoming capsule collection for Versus Versace brings street style's current love of twisting designer logos and prints to a high fashion brand.
For this 19-piece collection, which...
| Oct 1, 2013
Luxury consignment online was a scary new niche when Corri McFadden launched eDrop-Off, an auction destination for designer resale (shopedropoff.com).
In the nine years since, McFadden has surpassed 300,000 transactions, added 40 employees, starred in...