About a year ago, we rounded up “10 fashion trends that need to die right now”--and arguably our biggest vendetta was against then-hugely popular neon (well, and fucking sneaker wedges). Since then, the look has definitely lost its ubiquity on the streets–now, we see the occasional Fluro and that’s about it.
…Maybe because it’s not everywhere anymore, tiring eyeballs wherever it goes, we’ve softened a bit on our stance. Here are 12 red carpet looks that make a surprisingly compelling argument for not banning the shades outright.
Also. Some of the looks here are more neon than others. This was hard. More
Depending on how you feel about the longevity of this crop top trend (we give it through August), they’re either a bargain or highway robbery at $64 More
This is actually quite strange, because so many famous people are terminally anxious about wearing the same dresses (or even similar dresses)–especially after a dress has become widely associated with one person. More
Though they could set the price a lot higher. More
Tom Ford‘s Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook is hereÂ and, for him, it’s actually kind of tame. There are no brawny Swedish triplets, no butt-buffing, no perfume strips coming out of butts. In fact, this lookbook is surprisely less butt-focused than usual for Ford. But there’s still lots of butts. Here’s some of them.
A note: this is NFSW. There’s a flash of nipple but people are variously undressed throughout.
For his Spring 2012 Couture show in Paris, Jean Paul Gaultier decided to devote much of his energy to creating a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. This inspiration is evident in the show’s hair, makeup, styling, and even many of the clothes; retro 60s beehives and winged eye liner abounded. Gaultier also put his own modern spin on Winehouse’s style with futuristic shapes and some very on-trend bright hair colors. “I think Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon,” Gaultier told WWD. He also said he “felt compelled to celebrate her style because magazines have failed to do so.” Click through for some of his most Winehouse-ian looks. More
It’s couture week and so far the big news of Spring 2012 is that Bill Gayten‘s collection for Christian Dior was better than his first. The other news? Karl Lagerfeld presented his Chanel couture collection on a runway that looked like the inside of a plane. …Which makes sense because everyone loves planes, right?Â Anyway, there was some star power in the front row: Cameron Diaz, Diane Kruger, Eizabeth Olsen, Vanessa Paradis‘ firstÂ appearanceÂ since her split from Johnny Depp and, of course, fashion’s Darth Vader himself, Karl Lagerfeld. There was also a lot of hair. Let’s take a look. More
ELEVENPARIS–a casual sportwear brand based in a city you can probably guess–hired controversy-baiting lensman Terry Richardson to shoot the Spring/Summer 2012 campaign and cast a pair of grown-up models,Â Tali Lennox and Ash Stymest, to star.Â Even fresh off the fury over his Equinox campaign, it’s not a Richardson story without mention of the photog up to some sort of nefarious behavior and… here we go. More
Young Adult‘s Charlize Theron attended theÂ Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards earlier this week in a deceptively simple Lanvin frock from the Spring 2012 collection. At first, it’s a very plain crewneck LBD with an embellished shoulder, then you do a scrolldown and More
Prada’s spring 2012 campaign casts various high profile models as iconic film archetypes on some sort of existential road trip through 60s Americana. Sounds like someone’s been talking to Don Draper. More
As of this week, Gisele Bundchen has landed two major Spring 2012 campaigns (both, incidentally, lensed by Mert & Marcus): last week, we showed your her ’80s poolside voguing for Versace, today we have a very special image from Givenchy. You do like The Cure, don’t you? More
For Spring 2012, the house of Versace has tapped supermodel Gisele Bundchen to pose poolside in a super ’80s-looking shoot by Mert & Marcus. More
That new movie about time puns, In Time, premiered in LAÂ last night and all the film’s stars showed up: Justin Timberlake in a horrible suit, still refusing to acknowledge the demands of the people and make music again; Olivia Wilde in the most boring black dress ever created;Â Amanda SeyfriedÂ looking quite lovely in Spring 2012 Prabal Gurung. Also, Joey Lawrence was there, so that’s some extra incentive to click through. More
Fashion month has happened and we’re still picking up the pieces from the Spring 2012 shows. Coming up on TheGloss, we have some breathlessly thorough beauty guides for Fall (you know, the actual season we’re in) but for the moment, let’s just review some of those pretty, pretty Spring dresses. Here’s our top 25 frocks of fashion month, from Alexander McQueen to Rodarte toÂ Gareth Pugh, with all the crazy prints and textures in between. More