Category archives: Fashion

Made in Brooklyn Tours; Alfred Stadler Studio in Red Hook

A bit off topic but worth mentioning since the sample sale season is at a slowdown... The Mister and I stumbled upon a worthwhile tour in Brooklyn over the weekend while riding our bikes. It was a "make and mingle" tour of the sun-filled studio of leather designer Alfred Stadler in Red Hook. Alfred and his wife, Wendy, design and produce collections of handbags, ac[...]

Jacqueline de Ribes at the Metropolitan Museum

This Costume Institute exhibition on style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes is on view at the Met through February 21, 2016. Her elegance and creativity made her one of the most celebrated fashion figures of the 20th Century. This show features some sixty haute couture outfits and ready-to-wear pieces (including her own creations for fancy costume balls) primarily[...]

Diana Vreeland: The Modern Woman: The Bazaar Years, 1936-1962

Earlier This Week.. A book launch party took place at Bergdorf Goodman for DIANA VREELAND: THE MODERN WOMAN: THE BAZAAR YEARS, 1936-1962. It's the first Vreeland book to focus on her three decades at Harper's Bazaar, where the legendary editor honed her singular take on fashion. The editor of the book, Alexander Vreeland, was on hand for the book signing. We stoppe[...]

VIDEO: FIT's Future of Fashion Show

FIT's annual Future of Fashion runway show took place earlier this week.  We managed to catch the hoopla outside the event on 7th Avenue. Check out the video below.   For details on what was shown inside, click here to read what had to report.

Introducing: Les Valentines

Introducing: Les Valentines

As part of our attempt to highlight designers worthy of notice, we're trying something new… Designer profiles. Valentine Rémusat and George Luong of Les Valentines are the first we looked at. They're graduates from Parsons The New School for Design. Brooklyn-based, the team have trained with Tse, Céline, Christophe Lemaire, Sonia Rykiel and Theory. Followers of thi[...]

Housing Works will host its annual FASHION FOR ACTION sale next month, opening with a benefit party on Thursday, November 20th. Zac Posen and John Varvatos will be on hand to kick off the VIP reception. We've covered the event in the past. Check out the video below from the 2012 event where Patricia Clarkson and other celebs turned out to give their support: Th[...]

Kisan Soirée for M. Patmos & Ginette NY

As part of Fashion week, the Soho boutique introduced the fall/winter collection of M. Patmos and Frederique Dessemond. At the soirée, the store's customers were introduced to the two designers. We stopped in and took a few snapshots... For those readers of this blog, you'll be familiar with NYC-based Marcia Patmos. We've covered her sample sales where we've found [...]