Young Hollywood Copies Anna WintourIf you hang on to something long enough — boots, a bag, a hairstyle — it’s bound to come back into fashion some decade or another. Such seems to be the case with Anna Wintour’s signature bob, which she’s been rocking since she was 14.
Emma Thompson Fights Miramax’s Weight-Loss DemandsEver wonder why some actresses suddenly show up to award shows all thin and sickly? (Besides for the obvious reasons, we mean.) Well, it’s kind of like when guys show up with facial hair, looking inappropriately scrubby and explain that it’s for a movie role: Studios sometimes ask actresses lose weight when they don’t need to. (Shocker.)
Live From the Oscars: It’s the Red Fugging Carpet!Thank fugging God: The nausea and shakes we were experiencing at the thought of being denied the Oscars this year has finally given way to the nausea and excitement at having our Academy Awards fashion dreams — and, hopefully, nightmares — granted anew. Will Ellen Page bring out the Converse, thereby tragically dooming herself to becoming the Cybill Shepherd of her generation? Will Ruby Dee and Javier Bardem lock eyes across the red carpet and kick off a torrid love affair for the ages? Will Clooney show up wearing a potted plant as a hat? (Likely.) Join us, as we bask in the healing glow of Ryan Seacrest’s delicious veneers, and find out.
Gucci Is More Menkes Than Horyn; Scientists Save Your Tights!• Cathy Horyn thinks diversity on the runway is really important, especially since emerging markets like Russia, China, and Brazil are quickly becoming significant consumers of designer clothes. Horyn also writes of the Gucci collection, “It’s clear we can’t expect world-creating fashion from Frida Giannini.” Ouch. [NYT]