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Comedy

  1. comic relief
    When Fat Women Tell Fat JokesMaking weight something more than an easy punch line.
  2. substitutes
    In Lieu of Broad City, Here’s Chronic Gamer GirlInterest in video games not required.
  3. essays
    Comedian Alexis Wilkinson Just Wrote a Heartbreaking Essay on MourningIt’s a tissues-needed sort of essay.
  4. comedy
    Critic’s Memo to Sarah Silverman: Don’t Be DirtyJust trying to save Sarah Silverman from her humor.
  5. street style
    Watch: Comedian Sara Schaefer Talk Etiquette With the Fashion Week Crowds“What does a front row say about you?”
  6. scene stealers
    Sara Schaefer Talks Trends at Fashion Week“How do you feel about solar-powered nail polish?”
  7. scene stealers
    Sara Schaefer Talks Street Style at Fashion Week“How much did you spend on that outfit?”
  8. allowed to laugh
    Louis C.K. Told a Feminist Rape JokeSo, that exists.
  9. funny girls
    Video: The Stars of 2012’s Editorials Prepare for the Fashion ApocalypseA comedian creates conversations between models, celebrities, and editorials before the Mayan Apocalypse hits.
  10. obituary
    An Ode to Phyllis Diller, the First Female Comic to Joke Like a ManIn an age of June Cleavers, she was the first serious female stand-up.
  11. book club
    Hipster-Eviscerating Blog to Become Hipster-Eviscerating BookLook at This Fucking Hipster to loiter in a Sparks-induced haze on coffee tables everywhere.
  12. ask a retailer
    Roopal Patel of Bergdorf Goodman Likes Reyes, Sari Gueron, and DVF Throughout the week, buyers from Bergdorf Goodman, Bird, Intermix, and Jeffrey New York will tell us which runway looks they plan to snatch up for fall. These are the first picks from Roopal Patel, women’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. Reyes’s bold colors, Sari Gueron’s sheath dresses, and DVF’s patterns all appeal to her so far this week.
  13. show & tell
    Fashion Football Backstage at Phillip LimBackstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer told Jada Yuan that his fall 2007 collection was based on Little Edie Beal of Grey Gardens fame, with an international flair. “Multicultural beauty is the new modernity,” Lim said. Also, see which stars skipped the Super Bowl to cheer their favorite looks. Watch more videos from fall 2007 Fashion Week.
  14. three is a trend
    Tall Tales Designers are marching into fall with head and hair held high. Ponytails have been everywhere this season, but the real eye-catchers are the unapologetically bold ones. Grey Ant moved slightly crimped, frizzy ponytails to the side, provoking eighties flashbacks. At Sass & Bide, hair was put beneath berets and wrapped sky-high up in black ribbons. And Lydia Hearst’s infamously dyed red hair was softly curled and pinned atop her head at ThreeAsFour. Though these styles will keep the hair out of your face, they’re only meant for girls who want all the attention.
  15. new york fugging city
    Michelle Rodriguez Furloughed for Marc Jacobs? The many alcohol-fueled antics and violated probations of actress Michelle Rodriguez have made it almost impossible for us to keep track of what, exactly, her current legal status is. And to be honest, she was so terrible on Lost that we kind of didn’t care. But Rodriguez may have given us all a clue as to her situation on Monday night at the Marc Jacobs show, when she showed up wearing what looked suspiciously like a police-issue anklet. Is she starting a spring trend of wearing leg jewelry that’s the size of a roll of duct tape and about as comfy-looking as a vise? If so, we are eager to see Lindsay Lohan sporting them all the way up her left calf, then tripping over her own lopsidedness as she attempts to leave an L.A. hotspot while flashing a peace sign. Rodriguez offset her, ahem, anklet, with a floaty, seasonally inappropriate strapless white confection. Michelle, has it been a while since you left home? It’s minus-eleventy outside, girl. Wiggle some stockings under that leg cuff, at the very least.
  16. harriet and amy
    Ten Things We Liked on Monday 1.The shoes, the shoes, the shoes. There are so many, and they are really just so good. Strappy silver sandals at Thakoon, flat leather boots at Oscar de la Renta. 2.The soft shade of periwinkle on a fluttery chiffon evening gown at Carolina Herrera. 3.Dramatic necklines at Oscar de la Renta.
  17. show & tell
    Don’t Blame the Naturally Skinny ModelsBackstage at Rock & Republic on Saturday, model May Andersen talked with New York’s Jada Yuan about anger management, annoying stewardesses, and, of course, skinny models. Thin models, says May, are getting lumped together with anorexic models — a completely different breed: “You’re always going to have girls that are starving themselves, and that’s not naturally skinny girls’ faults.” Of course not. Watch the video.
  18. new york fugging city
    Max Azria Designs Maternity Chic We finally found the celebrities. Or at least knew where some of them were for twenty minutes yesterday at BCBG Max Azria. While prowling the front row pre-show in an attempt to see which starlet would be feeling our wrath this evening, we noticed that Katharine McPhee was scheduled to appear. The American Idol runner-up didn’t make it, possibly because it was too stressful to make the trip from TRL — where she made an appearance this afternoon wearing casual jeans and some top that we don’t remember — to the tents, where, we assume, she’d have to wear something a bit higher-flying, possibly necessitating a change in the Town Car. That sounds like a lot of work.
  19. 21 questions
    Nanette Lepore Has Ohio on Her Mind Name: Nanette Lepore Age: N/A Job: Fashion designer. Her fall 2007 collection debuted today. Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Violet Savage, my daughter. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Steak and fries at Rio Mar, which sadly no longer exists. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Try to make a great outfit. Watch a slideshow of Nanette Lepore’s collection.
  20. video look book
    Meet the Costume Designer From ‘Zoolander’And now it’s time for some light relief. Here’s David Robinson: He was the costume designer on Zoolander — which, as he so eloquently puts it, “is to fashion as the world of spying and espionage is to Austin Powers” — not to mention Pollack and Donnie Brasco. He describes his style as “homeless Viking dandy,” and he was interviewed by Amy Larocca for the Video Look Book.
  21. new york fugging city
    Jill Stuart’s Venue Colder Than Outdoors In retrospect, maybe it wasn’t the best idea for the Jill Stuart team to hold a fashion show in the frigid marble entryway of the New York Public Library on the coldest day of the year. While those of us who actually showed up shivered through a succession of cute coats, swingy tunics, and the THIRD set of underpants worn as outer pants in the last three days (So is this a trend? Because … don’t. Just don’t), it seemed like most of the folks with seating assignments just decided to ditch, probably in favor of standing in front of their wall heaters and saying things like, “Wow, it’s cold out there.” At least 50 percent of the seating in our section was filled in by the hopefuls from standing room, and a good portion of the front-row seats were eventually filled by … Jill Stuart staffers. Now, we’re no experts when it comes to the economics of fashion, but that doesn’t seem like a very good omen.