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Move over tea, Britain’s got another major export taking over: models. This week’s example? None other than Miss Cara Delevingne, the 20-year-old fresh-faced beauty who’s spring DKNY print ads were just unveiled.


The British Fashion Council announced yesterday the shortlist of designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund – and it’s pretty good company to be in.

John Galliano, Photo by Richard Avedon

Galliano’s line joins Karl Lagerfield Paris, Pierre Balmain, and John Paul Gaultier at Italian manufacturer Ittierre SpA

Evan Sung for The New York Times

Fashion designer, stylist, model, rock star girlfriend, and, now, perfumer, L’Wren Scott seems set to take on the world with the unveiling of her fragrance created and sold exclusively (well, at least for now) for Barneys.

Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Makeup Collection

The gift giving spirit is running rampant but leaves many wondering what to buy for friends and family as the time to exchange gifts draws near.


Veteran model Cameron Russell did something quite refreshing, and almost unheard of, during her ten-minute talk at the TEDxMidAtlantic: BE FEARLESS event: she told the truth and gave honest answers to the questions she is most frequently asked.

Girard Perregaux, Markus-Indrani

Girard-Perregaux partnered up with renowned celebrity photographers Markus and Indrani for the launch of the ICONS exhibition and book launch last night at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

No Doubt, Photo by Wilson Webb

Another day, another celebrity fashion collaboration. This one finds ska and reggae influenced band No Doubt mixing with the polo shirt and argyle sweater brand Fred Perry.


We saw trends we loved repeat this season from last year and a few new ones we had to adopt into our routine. Highlighting the best runway hair and the products to achieve it, we’ll be ready to move right into the spring season polished and poised with sleek style.


Attention all fashion-minded scribes! is looking for NYC-based fashion interns and LA-based beauty interns to start ASAP!

Dover Street Market, New York City

Comme des Garçcons founder Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market will be crossing the pond to New York City to scoop up brands like Alexander McQueen, Erdem, and Saint Laurent in December 2013.

Burberry Prorsum Video

2012 was a great year for fashion, but it has never looked so spectacular, or felt so thrilling, as through the lens of Burberry Prorsum.

Elie Saab, Geneva

Elie Saab opened its first store in Switzerland. The free-standing boutique is located in Geneva, at the heart of one its most prestigious luxury shopping districts, on the Quai Général Guisan.


The magic of the holidays is captured in a modern interpretation of 17th century theatrics, transporting the wearer to a time filled with luxury and opulence.


Balenciaga and PPR are pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Wang to the post of Creative Director of the Balenciaga fashion house, as of today. Alexander Wang has responsibility for designing the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as for Balenciaga’s image.

Vera Wang

50 Years of the CFDA is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the quintessentially American artistry of the leading fashion trade organization in the United States.

CALVIN KLEIN Presents Spring 2013 Men’s and Women’s Lines

Calvin Klein held a special presentation featuring the Spring/Summer 2013 Calvin Klein men’s and women’s sportswear, tailored clothing, dresses, outerwear, performancewear, jeanswear, underwear, footwear, eyewear, swimwear and accessories.

Alexander Wang

Is Alexander Wang, the prince of downtown New York urban-chicness the new front-runner to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga?


With the holiday shopping season officially on, that put me in good mind to speak about a new online shopping treasure that’s started to pick up major speed this past year –

Rei Kawakubo

There’s another collaboration that’s happening for sure. Rei Kawakubo and Hermes. Have four sweeter words ever been spoken?

A previously unseen photograph from Valentino's personal archive at his Wideville estate.

A major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino will open at Somerset House this November. “Valentino: Master of Couture” will be a glamorous exhibition focusing exclusively on haute couture created by the legendary Italian designer.

Conceived by Creative Director Peter Dundas, a powerfully reinvented palazzo inspires the brand’s new flagship in Madison Avenue in New York, creating the world’s largest Pucci store and igniting an ambitious global retail rollout.


Dozens upon dozens of girls have walked the Balenciaga runway in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s 15 illustrious years as creative director of the celebrated house, but very few have been lucky enough to be considered true ‘Balenciaga Girls’.


From Rihanna’s Caribbean roots to the top of the charts, the runways of Paris and Milan and some of the biggest stages in the world, the 24-year-old, Barbados-born beauty has already won six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and 18 Billboard Music Awards, among many others.


We all have our addictions. Kids have candy stores, men have sports and booze. But it’s the ladies who have picked out the best poison for themselves – jewelry.