| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:26 AM
We've known for a long time that Prince George would be christened in a replica of a christening gown made for Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, circa 1841. But what about his mother? The duchess of Cambridge picked Alexander McQueen for the christening...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:25 PM
I hope Jessica Lange never ends her collaboration with Ryan Murphy. "American Horror Story" just won't be the same without her.
No matter what outlandish acts Murphy and his co-producer Brad Falchuk ask of the Oscar and Emmy winner, she turns them into...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances.
This seems to be one of those times.
After decades in...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:46 AM
I have a weakness that could be considered a character flaw for designer shoes, purses and sunglasses.
I confess that I've paid full price, gasp!, for the later, because I just could not control the impulse to own them. The purchases were almost...
| Dec 9, 2012
For holiday parties, today's sophisticated man can take a cue from runways and red carpets by choosing tuxedos for formal occasions or components thereof for more casual events.
Fashion designers, obsessed as they are these days with all manner of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
When she was young, Dana Franco used to love navigating the cosmetic counters during shopping trips with her mother, smelling perfume samples along the way.
“My mom would stop and get me one of those perfume tester strips from anyone who had a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
As we learned from frosty fashion icon Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada," florals for spring are not groundbreaking.
Florals for January would be groundbreaking, if you didn't feel like an idiot wearing them. But for example, the temperature...
| Jun 14, 2013
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| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With summer in full swing, the beach is beckoning, the hammock is hovering and the lawn chair looks like the long-lost lap of luxury. If downtime means picking up a good book, we've compiled a list of some recent fashion-focused books and breezy reads...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Sometime between Melanie Griffith as "Working Girl" and Hillary Clinton as presidential contender, the pantsuit retired from the ranks of high fashion, as well as from most women's closets.
Make room for its resurgence. Pantsuits commanded designer...
| Oct 9, 2012
While studying fashion advertising, she continued to work in the industry, assisting then-freelance stylist Joe Zee, now creative director for Elle magazine, on shoots for Vogue and Vanity Fair. The week she graduated from FIT, two of Zee's assistants...
| Apr 28, 2013
— Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman.
"I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting...