If seeing the designer of $1,200 boots say that she is â€śanti-consumeristâ€ť does not cause your brain to explode all over your desk, you have a tougher skull than I. More
Topic: Designers Say The Darndest Things
Karl Lagerfeld, half diabolical bond villain, half talented fashion goblin, has been known to be highly critical of womenâ€™s bodies to a twisted, embarrassing and nearly pathological degree. He doesnâ€™t care who a celebrity woman is, he will find a way to criticize her. Lagerfeld famously claimedÂ AdeleÂ was too fat as if he was helping her out.Â Considering Lagerfeldâ€™s impressive resume of female body criticism, itâ€™s no wonder that even his compliments smack of cruelty. One of the kinder things Iâ€™ve heard he said turned out to actually be a warning for one model to not fuck her shit up. More
Roberto Cavalli says it takes a woman with a discerning eye to wear his sexpot dresses properly, but women “without taste” keep making them look vulgar. More
Are you hearing that Diane von Furstenberg as never met a woman who is not strong and tinking to yourself, “Goodness, I am barely strong enough to contract my muscles in a way that allows me to hold one her wrap dresses on my body in a decent fashion?” Can you even contract muscles to keep wrap dresses from flying open? I can’t. But have no fear! That does not mean you’re weak! More
Sometimes, it’s nice to know some extraordinarily famous designers are just as goofy as that awesome-turned-strange-turned-sad guy you knew in college who used to rant about lizards speaking revelations to him but now just hangs around at dirty collective houses in Berkeley because tripped out his brain for four straight years. Well, maybe not “nice,” per se, but certainly fascinating.Â Giorgio Armani apparently falls into that category. More
Sample quotes include: “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” More
Are you constantly wondering why anyone would say something is “a good pant” rather than “pants?” Or “wear the heel” please, rather than “heels?” Good question! Really good question! More
Large congregations of fashion industry types can often result in moments of pure, elevated, frequently delightful obliviousness. Unfortunately, this weekend’s British Vogue Festival seemed like a pretty staid affair–Victoria Beckham‘s soundbite about her naked design process was as scintillating as things got.
Then along came Donatella Versace. More
Designer of astoundingly expensive things for astoundingly rich people and possibly secretly awesome person Victoria BeckhamÂ has another quirk besides refusing to smile in photos: she designs said astoundingly expensive clothes… naked. More
Apparently people who can spend thousands of dollars on ostrich skin skirts and blue velvet smoking jackets have a prettyÂ laissez-faire attitude about drug use! Huh. More
I don’t really like Marc Jacobs. There — I said it.
Oh, and here he is without clothes. More
…But he is awesome. More