Fashion

George Orwell Wrote One of the Most Incensed Takedowns of American Fashion Magazines
September 19, 2014

Even in the 1940s, he'd had enough of super skinny, unrealistic models. 

Charles James Was an Artist—But Don't Hang His Works in a Museum
September 12, 2014

His work is being treated with the kind of seriousness and acclaim given to Rodin or Rothko or any other major figure in the history of art.

Nine West Thinks Women Need "Husband-Hunting" Shoes
Five ideas for the shoe company's next ad campaign
August 04, 2014

So we have a few suggestions for them.

In France, It Really Matters What Politicians Wear. Even Men.
François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim
July 28, 2014

François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim.

Dov Charney, Terry Richardson, and the Misogynistic Truth About Hipster Cool
A bizarre double standard has emerged in the fashion world, where misogyny is OK, as long as it pastiches a bygone era of kitsch female subjugation
June 20, 2014

There is a bizarre double standard in the fashion world, where misogyny is OK as long as it's retro.

Gauche Olympic Fashion: A History
And you thought the 2014 USA uniforms were bad
January 30, 2014

The Ralph Lauren-designed Team USA uniforms this year are hideous, but Olympic history is littered with goofy, gauche, and unattractive fashion

This Isn't the First Time Michael Bloomberg Has Talked About How He'd Dress as a Woman
October 17, 2013

"If I were a woman, I think I'd wear high heels." That's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead. The full quote: "I like women and I think that they look stunning in high heels — not that they look bad without high heels.

Simon Doonan: Stop Writing About Politicians' Clothes!
The columnist on fashion, royalty, and politicians. An interview.
August 27, 2013

But it's becoming a playground for the elite.

New Airline Uniforms: Just as Boring as the Old Ones
Prosaic flight attendant outfits and the decline of the uniformed service class
June 03, 2013

A bunch of airlines have recently updated their flight attendants' uniform. They're just as boring as the old ones—which actually says a lot about the sad decline of the uniformed service class.

Flapper Jane
May 08, 2013

Jane’s a flapper. That is a quaint, old-fashioned term, but I hope you remember its meaning. As you can tell by her appellation, Jane is 19. She urgently denies that she is a member of the younger generation.