Saturday, February 26, 2011

John Galliano arrested for alleged antisemitism

Fashion designer John Galliano has been arrested in Paris after allegedly making antisemitic remarks. French police officials told AFP that the British designer was taken into custody for “minor violence”. Mr Galliano, the chief designer for fashion house Dior, was said to have accosted a couple while they were eating at a cafĂ© in Paris’ Marais district. police spokesman said witnesses reported that Mr Galliano had “sworn heavily” and used “anti-Jewish insults” before he attacked the couple. The designer has been released pending charges but the spokesman said it was unclear what had prompted the incident. - Jennifer Lipman THE JEWISH CHRONICLE

Galliano responded by bringing a suit for "defamation" against the couple, his lawyer Stephane Zerbib said late Friday, just days before Paris Fashion Week starts. Galliano's lawyer told AFP the designer "formally denies the accusations of anti-Semitism made against him." - Charles Onians AP

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ah, the sidewalks of New York fashion! How many dead bodies can you walk on?

By CATHY HORYN, The New York TimesOSCAR DE LA RENTA A shearling coat with Moroccan crewelwork over chiffon and tulle.


Clothing Prices Expected To Rise 10%
Retail clothing prices, which have dropped over the past decade, may soon spike by 10 percent percent as the cost of cotton reaches record highs.
What do you think?Esther Stroughter Junction Maker "You don't scare me, clothing. You need me. You depend on me." Dwayne Echlin Numerical Control Machine Operator "Wow. I've been looking for a reason to justify my increased promiscuity."Horatio Segal Systems Analyst "I would blame this on Big Cotton, but that's my cat's name, and I know my pussy didn't do it, either."
- The Onion

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Emmanuelle Alt

Ms. Alt with Jonathan Newhouse, chief executive of Condé Nast International.Emmanuelle Alt's friendship with Carine Roitfeld has not survived. Both women said they were no longer speaking. Neither would reveal the reasons. - Cathy Horyn, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Age Gain Now Empathy System

The age-empathy suit comes from the M.I.T. AgeLab, where researchers designed Agnes to help product designers and marketers better understand older adults and create innovative products for them.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"History of Models"

Paulina Porizkova by ~vielendank Traditional Art / Drawings / Portraits & Figures ©2006-2011 ~vielendank Tools : charcoal, pencil 8B, paper stumpFormer model Paulina Porizkova says she never gets invited to fashion shows anymore. "I can't get tickets," she told Page Six, saying that the last time she's been to a show was two years ago. "Ever since then, I haven't bothered to try. But sitting in front of the stage watching the girls is too hard to watch. It's like actors watching other actors work -- you either get jealous, or you get mortified for them." Porizkova will join Lauren Hutton, Jessica White, Heidi Klum and other mannequins in a documentary, Modelinia's "History of Models," premiering Thursday on NYC Life.