Tom Ford Menswear Is UnstoppableSales of Tom Ford’s men’s line have exceeded projections, Pierre Bergé reveals he didn’t tell Yves Saint Laurent the designer had a brain tumor, and Michael Kors laments past menswear.
The ‘Sex and the City’ Book = Fashion PornIt’s got pages and pages of stunning pictures of the clothes from the movie, a complete guide to each of the fab four’s wardrobes, and one of the best pictures of André Leon Talley. Ever.
Let’s Take a Moment to Talk About Patricia FieldFor the edification of Cosmo sippers everywhere, Glamour’s style blogger, executive fashion editor Suze Yalof Schwartz, compiled a list of what Sex and the City costume stylist Patricia Field loves and hates. Schwartz writes, “There is nothing better than a stylist who is not only passionate but has a distinct point of view. A great stylist either loves it or hates it and there is nothing in between.”
André Benjamin Blessed With Words of Hope From WintourAt the GQ party for up-and-coming menswear designers last night, André “3000” Benjamin wasn’t the musical entertainment, but rather one of the celebrants. His Benjamin Bixby label — a small, American-football-influenced line — made its quiet debut in a hotel room on Tuesday night, and even Her Vogue-ness Anna Wintour came by to offer good advice. “She liked it,” Benjamin said. “She was saying she hopes I get the right investors that believe in what I’m doing.”
Video: Backstage at the Sean John Open Call
Sean John last showed in February 2003. So how can the designer bring his name to the forefront this Fashion Week? Casting all African-American models is a good start. Novelist and New York correspondent Brian Keith Jackson took our cameras to the Sean John open call in midtown yesterday afternoon. Watch the video to check out the hot competition.
Video: Sean John Open Call [NYM Video]
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Celebrities Get Obscenely PhatGoing to a Baby Phat show feels a bit like going to a nightclub. The prospect of a big ol’ spectacle gets everyone to tease up their hair and put on something shiny — one woman showed up in a dress that had mesh strips that went all the way up to her butt cleavage — and stand around sipping drinks, bopping their heads to the dance music, and craning their necks to see if that really is Jeremy Piven over there, or if it’s just some dude who hates to shower. It’s such a tornado of humanity that we couldn’t even make our way to the bar, and as you know by now, that says a lot.