Ivy Style is a lovingly put together exhibition with clever set pieces, like a raccoon fur coat from the late 1920s, donated by former ambassador and old Bush family friend Joseph Verner Reed, that would make a 1970s pimp weep with jealous envy. Other interesting items include a Madras jacket made by Chipp in the early 1970s that looks like it belongs on the set of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Yet the show fails to encompass the look’s few developments: namely its contemporary manifestations and broad appeal beyond white, upper-class America. It fails to properly give credit to the Jewish tailors and business owners (the Press family, Fenn-Feinstein, Rosenberg’s and many more leading up to Ralph Lauren and the creators of Gant), and hardly touches upon the popularity of the look in Japan, save for a copy of the 1965 Japanese photography book, Take Ivy (the book’s cult popularity led to a recent reissue).
But the exhibition’s greatest error is neglecting the reciprocal relationship between Ivy Style and African-American fashion for over half of the last century.

F.I.T.’s ‘Ivy Style’ exhibit explores the fashions of privilege by Jason Diamond for Capital New York

Ivy Style is a lovingly put together exhibition with clever set pieces, like a raccoon fur coat from the late 1920s, donated by former ambassador and old Bush family friend Joseph Verner Reed, that would make a 1970s pimp weep with jealous envy. Other interesting items include a Madras jacket made by Chipp in the early 1970s that looks like it belongs on the set of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Yet the show fails to encompass the look’s few developments: namely its contemporary manifestations and broad appeal beyond white, upper-class America. It fails to properly give credit to the Jewish tailors and business owners (the Press family, Fenn-Feinstein, Rosenberg’s and many more leading up to Ralph Lauren and the creators of Gant), and hardly touches upon the popularity of the look in Japan, save for a copy of the 1965 Japanese photography book, Take Ivy (the book’s cult popularity led to a recent reissue).

But the exhibition’s greatest error is neglecting the reciprocal relationship between Ivy Style and African-American fashion for over half of the last century.

F.I.T.’s ‘Ivy Style’ exhibit explores the fashions of privilege by Jason Diamond for Capital New York

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At Zara, in Midtown, it’s all a tribute

After a 10-minute wait for a dressing room lined with mirrors that turned fun house from a distance of five feet, my friend tried on, and liked, an Alexander Wangish motorcycle jacket made of leather pounded thinner than a veal paillard, but couldn’t bring herself to buy it. “It smells like burning rubber,” she said.

At Zara, in Midtown, it’s all a tribute

After a 10-minute wait for a dressing room lined with mirrors that turned fun house from a distance of five feet, my friend tried on, and liked, an Alexander Wangish motorcycle jacket made of leather pounded thinner than a veal paillard, but couldn’t bring herself to buy it. “It smells like burning rubber,” she said.

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Daily News:

"A fashion designer may have found the answer to gun violence -  stylish clothing for men and women that is completely bulletproof.
God help us.”

Daily News:

"A fashion designer may have found the answer to gun violence - stylish clothing for men and women that is completely bulletproof.

God help us.”

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life:

Twice a year — once for fall, and again for spring — the already chic city of New York gets a sprinkle of extra glamour, with the coming of Fashion Week. For those few days, the designers, models, celebrities, magazine editors, and fashion risk-takers who converge on Lincoln Center, headquarters of the ready-to-wear shows, make for some of the best people-watching there is.
Photojournalist Zoran Milich shows us his unique perspective here.

life:

Twice a year — once for fall, and again for spring — the already chic city of New York gets a sprinkle of extra glamour, with the coming of Fashion Week. For those few days, the designers, models, celebrities, magazine editors, and fashion risk-takers who converge on Lincoln Center, headquarters of the ready-to-wear shows, make for some of the best people-watching there is.

Photojournalist Zoran Milich shows us his unique perspective here.

shakespeareandshoes:

@BillMcGev’s very interesting take on the Louboutin lawsuits - Red sole diary: Christian Louboutin can trademark a color, but it doesn’t help him much | Capital New York
If people began copying Louboutin’s red soles the year after he first  slathered on that nail polish, they would face no legal impediment. The  color would be decoration, but not branding—at least not yet. (That’s  why Louboutin’s own lawyers are at such pains to emphasize how long ago  he painted his first sole.) Perhaps red soles would become the season’s  must-have. Louboutin might well have earned some renown within the  industry for inspiring such a trend, but he couldn’t control it.
With time, luck, success, and some savvy marketing, however,  Louboutin now benefits from a strong public association between his  brand and those red soles. If you copy them today, you may face a  lawsuit as well as tsk tsks from Tim Gunn.

shakespeareandshoes:

@BillMcGev’s very interesting take on the Louboutin lawsuits - Red sole diary: Christian Louboutin can trademark a color, but it doesn’t help him much | Capital New York

If people began copying Louboutin’s red soles the year after he first slathered on that nail polish, they would face no legal impediment. The color would be decoration, but not branding—at least not yet. (That’s why Louboutin’s own lawyers are at such pains to emphasize how long ago he painted his first sole.) Perhaps red soles would become the season’s must-have. Louboutin might well have earned some renown within the industry for inspiring such a trend, but he couldn’t control it.

With time, luck, success, and some savvy marketing, however, Louboutin now benefits from a strong public association between his brand and those red soles. If you copy them today, you may face a lawsuit as well as tsk tsks from Tim Gunn.

"For years, despite having impeccable taste, I didn’t understand how to convey that I had impeccable taste."

Courtney Love. (via barthel)

“Living in L.A. had a really bad effect on me in particular,” she said, describing what sounded like obsessive behavior regarding the legal cases regarding the rights to Mr. Cobain’s estate and allegations of financial wrongdoing. “I didn’t realize where my reputation had gone. In New York, you can attack the source of what’s gone wrong.

gillianmae:

“In Hillary’s Footsteps: Kirsten Gillibrand” | VOGUE
“Wow. Give Glen Caplin a raise.” - Josh