It has not been a month of good publicity for the fashion industry. First, a factory supplying many major brands had one of the worst industrial accidents of all time, killing more than 1,000 people. Then, the industry was unable to come together on an agreement to ensure better safety regulations be put into place. Now, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg has written a letter urging the designers themselves to pay better attention to what’s going on in the factories where their clothes are made. More
Does your apartment lack a certain pretentious blonde element? Do you regularly wish you could have somebody to go shopping for $90 white t-shirts with? Is Mick Jagger harassing you lately and you wish he’d just GOOP off? More
At last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, designers wore designs. More
Last night, the Massachusetts General Hospital hosted a panel to discuss its work with the CFDA Health Initiative. Coco Rocha) was a featured speaker and Vogue got a quote from her that may make your skin crawl/not surprise you remotely: More
And zero people were surprised. More
You might wonder, Jennifer, why are you posting a picture of yourself leaning awkwardly against a wall? Are you one of THOSE bloggers? Are you the worst? Yes! Kind of! More
The CFDA Awards went down last night and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler were the big winners, taking home Womenswear Designer of the Year. See all the attendees in the gallery ahead, from industry titans like Anna Wintour, Diana von Furstenberg and Vera Wang to celebs like Kanye, Chloe Sevigny and (of course) Lady Gaga, who took home the Fashion Icon Award and wore an extremely revealing custom Thierry Mugler gown.
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Quietly appreciating all the chiseled dudes at men’s fashion week. -Jezebel
Quietly appreciating them with video! -Jak and Jill
Nevermind about that H&M plus-size line. It’s a one-shot. -Racked
Tim Hamilton transitions awesomely into womenswear. -Style Bubble
The CFDA isn’t happy with MOBama, Kate Middleton’s “iconic dress,” Balenciaga sneakers and More
Blake “I Don’t Have a Stylist” Lively was at the CFDA Awards Monday night in this Chanel dress. More
Disgruntled ex-American Apparel employee is disgruntled. He has a very embittered and lengthy e-mail to show for it. -Fashion Indie
Billy Reid won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award for 2010. Congratulations! -Catwalk Queen
Diesel slutted it up in Brooklyn Law School’s library; the university is pissed because they were expecting something more wholesome, probably never having seen a Diesel ad. -New York Post
Lady Gaga to launch fragrance; expect the ad campaign to be groundbreaking, controversial, whatever. -MTV
Steal Mena Suvari’s Theory look. -The Frisky
Emma Watson wore Burberry, Cecilia Dean roughing it, Kate Moss without make-up and More
We knew Nigel Barker was dreamy, but this makes him ever sweeter. The America’s Next Top Model judge/fashion photographer is currently working with Nine West on the company’s Runway Relief program, which works to raise funds and awareness for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the CFDA’s charitable organization. Nine West has designed a special boot, the Modelinia, for the cause, and Nigel is teaming up with models like Coca Rocha, Jessica White and Lisalia Montenegro to promote the cause. The models will wear the boots, which contain pedometers, during New York Fashion Week, and their total steps taken will determine how much money Fashion Targets Breast Cancer will donate. And Nigel and the models are doing a photoshoot on Tuesday, August 31, to highlight their efforts.
In honor of this charitable cause, The Gloss wants to offer one of our Facebook fans a pair of Modelinia boots, which retail for $199, autographed by Nigel, along with a Runway Relief Survival Kit, which includes a tote, T-shirt and canteen. You can pick the boots in whatever size you want, or choose a Nine West gift card instead. More