French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly 1,500 USD, with critics saying the accessory is an insult to Australian Aborigines. Chanel is accused of turning the hunting weapon, an important part of Aboriginal heritage, into […]

Over the years Rei Kawakubo has addressed many of life’s big questions in her work––art, marriage, death, spirituality––and some little ones too. Here are her thoughts with images from the Met’s exhibition of her work. On Gender: “Spiritually, there are no more differences between men and women. What […]

EXHIBITION REVIEW It wasn’t a regular Saturday morning at the Met Museum. Conflict erupted on the third floor, the antagonism cutting through the air in stark contrast with the sprigs of cherry blossom scenting the foyer. No one came to blows but the tension was palpable. Residual shade may still be […]

The first Monday in May marks the Superbowl of fashion: The Met Gala. Put on by Vogue's long reigning editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, a couple hundred celebrities and fashion industry insiders gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Manhattan's Upper East Side. This year's event was chaired by Wintour, […]

Condé Nast may be restructuring its publishing arm, but is counting its latest print venture with Goop will sell magazines. Launching this September, Condé Nast will publish a quarterly magazine version of Goop, in close ties with its online publication, which was founded in 2008 by actress Gwyneth […]

Shoewear company Vans has launched a contest entitled the Vans Custom Culture in partnership with Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD). This year, the lifestyle brand has decided to open up the voting to the public for the winner starting May 10. Within two weeks, Vans will allow anyone to vote for […]

Penelope Cruz will play her first major television role as Donatella Versace in FX's "Versace: American Crime Story," the third season of the hit show, the network said Monday. The Oscar-winning Spanish actress will be joined by Edgar Ramirez ("Point Break," "The Girl on the Train") who will play Gianni […]

Fans of the late Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga (1895-1972) and his astonishing designs have reason to rejoice, as a new retrospective entitled 'Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir' (Balenciaga is the New Black) opens its doors to the public today in Paris, France. Located in the Musée Bourdelle, the […]

Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent has announced that two museums dedicated to the late French designer will open in Paris and Morocco in autumn this year. The foundation, which is dedicated to the conversation of the designer’s 40 years of creativity, has a collection that comprises of more […]

Paris, the world's style capital, is finally to get its first permanent museum dedicated to fashion. The Palais Galliera, which has already been hosting temporary exhibitions on major designers for the last four years, is to become a permanent museum, the city's mayor Anne Hidalgo has said. New 5.7-million-euro […]

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