This morning, we were surprised to learn that beloved Italian designer Valentino Garavani follows a stunningly strict diet–without going too deep into it, the regimen involves “no sugar, no milk, no dairy except goat cheese, no gluten pasta, Bio Rice, no meat, some fish (not the ones with mercury), vegetables, no potatoes, no bread except rice crackers or grissini, one glass of red wine, sugarless sherbet, all sweets made with almond milk and xylitol sweetener, and one coffee a day.” So, basically hell.
Still, we were surprised that designers eat so strict when their bodies aren’t the primary focus of the industry’s scrutiny (well, not as much). This got us thinking: is Valentino unusual? Or extreme? We researched 10 designer diets to determine the answer. More
Last night in New York, Vanity Fair hosted a supremely splashy party to celebrate the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Naturally, the Vanity Fair-association and otherwise ritzy occasion drew all kinds of fancy people, specifically of the fashion variety. In an exciting change of pace–ugghhhh Coachella–everyone looked really great! More
Look, the obvious answer is, “No.” Don’t wear pajamas in public. Part of being an adult is putting on clothes. However, thanks to design houses like Louis Vuitton and (especially) Celine, pajamas have gone a little high fashion lately. Salma Hayek–who wears pretty much nothing but luxury labels now that she’s married to PPR CEO François-Henri Pinault–hurried though LAX wearing the above silk set.
We’ve been plugging our ears and covering our eyes for a little while, hoping this trend gets lost because the fashion industry has a way of getting you used to things that, rationally, you understand are stupid. Call us sartoial regressives (don’t actually; you’ll sound like a dick) but the only thing sillier than going out dressed for bed is spending thousands of dollars on silk pajamas. Check out a few examples and tell us if you’re swayed. More
Rachel Roy’s presentation this morning was perhaps the most civil, pleasant (and timely!) showing we’ve attended yet this Fashion Week… even Kim Kardashian’s appearance didn’t turn it into a sudden shitshow. More
Rachel Roy has released a promo video as part of the Spring 2011 campaign in which a bunch of insanely lean, limber dancers showcase the movement and volume of the label’s looks. It’s called “Move” and it’s pretty mesmerizing. Check it out after the jump. More
Because the company will make him skates. -Fashion Indie
Marc Jacobs put a twist on his “minimal baroque” Spring 2011 Prada stole. -The Cut
Zoe Cassavetes made a short film concerning Miu Miu’s spring collection. -New York Times
Speaking of the Prada stable, Miuccia won’t be doing any fast fashion capsule collections. -Daily Mail
Kate Moss in sunnies, Malia Obama’s American designer, Spring trends and More
This dress is so lovely up close that it’s almost like an oil painting. The delicate stretch cotton and the soft lilac color could be great for day or evening, and the architecture makes it much more visually interesting than … More
Ever wish you could attend a real-life designer launch event? They are pretty fabulous – some more than others, of course – but if you love the line, and love fashion, it’s an awesome place to be. Rachel Roy is … More