Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Calvin Klein Jeans Body

Size matters. But if you don’t have it, just trick people into thinking you do with a little cleverly constructed fabric. That’s the promise of the new Body by Calvin Klein Jeans—retail price, $79.50—with their “body-defining fit for an enhanced profile.” With some padded-fly trickery, Body Jeans presumably gives guys the optical illusion of more horsepower underneath their hood.
"A dark wash, with wrinkles around the pockets, leading right to the crotch, an extra layer of fabric around the fly, creating a kind of wonder bra for your little friend." -Michael Miller NY Observer

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Girls flock to trampy prom dresses

Prom is going porn this year. The days of dressing like a lady are over -- with teens preferring to parade around at their first big dance looking more like strippers than schoolgirls. The hot trend is slutty chic -- with cleavage-revealing frocks, bellybutton-baring gowns and dresses made of barely enough fabric to make a washcloth. "I can't believe that mothers let high-school girls buy these dresses for prom," said one sales associate at Saks Fifth Avenue, embarrassed to be selling a collection of prom dresses that were more appropriate for the main stage at Scores than a high-school gym. Nathan Vaknin, manager of Fiesta Ladies Fashion, a dress store on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, said, "For prom this year, girls want short and poofy or long, tight-fitting, with everything cut out -- the sides are gone, the back is gone, the front is basically gone. "Personally, I think it's too much, but we sell whatever puts money in our pocket," he said. "The parents might say no at first, but I don't think anyone can convince these girls to get a dress besides the one they really want." At Saks, one of the most popular prom dresses this season is a $380 floor-length leopard print La Femme dress that is backless and practically frontless with a diamond cut out between the breasts. Girls are also coveting a Panoply dress with the sides cut out and a plunging neckline that sells for $370 on the Web. Perhaps the most shocking dress available this year is the Nadia, designed by Boutique. The stretch-satin dress -- whose front dips to just above the pubic bone -- retails online for $349. The city Department of Education doesn't impose a dress code for proms. It's up to each principal to make a judgment call about acceptable attire. At Christopher Columbus HS in The Bronx, Principal Lisa Maffei-Fuentes inspects every dress herself. "I check all of the dresses to make sure their body parts are covered," Maffei-Fuentes said. "They're not allowed to wear anything where their breasts are exposed. It can't be very short, and their rear ends can't be exposed." Maffei-Fuentes has the girls show her pictures of their dresses before the big day. On May 26, when the school will hold its prom, Maffei-Fuentes will be at the door to make sure no outfits are breaking her rules. "I watch them walk in," she said. "If they're wearing something inappropriate, I send them home or we fix the dress with pins, thread and needles." -ANNIE KARNI NY Post
Fashion mogul Elie Tahari'smarriage to his wife of 10 years, Rory, might be on the rocks, as The Post reported -- but he was all smiles at Bergdorf Goodman on Thursday, when Elle's Joe Zee and Bergdorf VP Linda Fargo threw Tahari a party to help celebrate his Spring 2010 line. While he wouldn't answer questions about his marriage, he did mention that he's been doing a lot of yoga and was friendly with guests. The Post also previously reported that Tahari has quietly been looking to unload $70 million in property he owns with Rory, who is 20 years his junior. -Page Six, NY Post

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Patrick McCarthy

AN ERA ENDS Patrick McCarthy, left, was known for fairness in fashion reporting.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010