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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

The End of American Fashion Week

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

When Sarah Jessica Parker and a plethora of reality stars are in attendance with little excitement about the looks down the catwalk, there's nothing to do but to report on the buzz in the audience.

Tory Burch Does Shoulder Pads (VIDEO)

Christy Ferer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christy Ferer

I know you wanted to give us the '70s vibe your way and that you did.

Michael Kors Mixes Luxury with Comfort (VIDEO)

Christy Ferer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christy Ferer

I miss Bill Blass, but sometimes I think he has been reincarnated as Michael Kors.

Ralph Lauren Goes Rodeo

Christy Ferer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christy Ferer

Ralph Lauren manipulates the western theme of Indian motifs, mutton sleeves, cognac leathers, fringe and western belts into sophisticated looks that can trot down any Parisian arrondissement.

Donna Karan Celebrates 25 Years

Christy Ferer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christy Ferer

Donna Karan revolutionized fashion by really tackling the body at a woman's most vulnerable. She has always worked her magic to disguise or accent a woman's body in fabrics that move and drape.

Fashion Week: New Designs With Historic Inspirations (SLIDESHOW)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

This slide show pairs potential sources of inspiration from NYPL's Digital Gallery with designs from Fashion Week's spring 2011 collections.

Sleep, Who Needs Sleep? It's Fashion Week!

Katherine Ensslen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Katherine Ensslen

This morning I had a chance to sit and watch a glorious show at the tents in Lincoln Center in the family and friends section. Suddenly the sleep deprivation seemed worth it.

Backstage at Fashion Week: The Inside Scoop

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Cheryl Wills

"Which is better, Lincoln Center or Bryant Park?" That's the question many folks are asking backstage during New York's heralded fashion week. And there's no seamless answer.

A New Homecoming

Adrien Field | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Adrien Field

At first I was both sad and skeptical about Fashion Week's relocation from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center. However, within two hours after seeing my first show, Bryant Park was already a quaint bygone memory.

Fashion's Night Out 2010 Not About Bargains

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

NEW YORK — Naomi Campbell danced on the sidewalk of Madison Avenue in leather hotpants. Alexander Wang led a dance party in a department store. And ...

The First Day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center: Cushnie et Ochs, The Sleigh Bells & More (PHOTOS)

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

Change is hard, but needed. What made Bryant Park, so much fashion's home, was that we had it all figured out. There was a very chaotic order to things.

My Model Go-See Diet For Fashion Week

Norma Kamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Norma Kamali

Fashion Week is upon us and here are my tips for models to be thin and gorgeous for the go sees ahead.

PHOTOS: Jessica Simpson, Joe Zee & More Spotted At Thursday's Fashion Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Can one exist without the other? Designers depend on celebrities to bring attention to their collections, and celebrities depend on designers to give ...

PHOTOS: Nicholas K's Collection & The Art Of Wearable Clothes

Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anya Strzemien

This morning I dragged my tired and under-attired self to Lincoln Center for Fashion Week's very first fashion show at 9 AM on 9/9, an honor that went to design duo Nicholas K.

Let Fashion Week Begin

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Geana

Fashion, like every other industry, has been compromised by the recession. The big difference is fashion is highly organized, mobilized, ready to fight and shout from the rooftops!

Swim Week Miami: Most Sink, Trina Turk Rises (VIDEO)

Michael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Cohen

Inspired by the glitz and glam of Acapulco in the 70's, Ms. Turk's plunging halter-top suits, flowy maxi dresses and bejeweled bikinis in bright and bold prints were alive and sophisticated.

Fashion's Wake-Up Call: Goodbye Illusion, Hello Real World

Christy Ferer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christy Ferer

One more fashion week and we are all that much fashion wiser. Missing: the A-list celebs that designers usually dump thousands on to window-dress their runway shows.

Intents: A Season in Search of Its Roots, Or How Sportwear Got Its Groove Back

Judy Licht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Judy Licht

In times of economic trouble, designers tend to hunker down, search their archives and their DNA, and go back to their heritage. It's what they believe their customers want in uncertain times.

Crashing Fashion Week: The Final Day

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

I arrive at the New York Public Library. As I climb the icy steps with the other fashionistas, I hear one of them scoff, "This show is a joke; anyone can get in." Um, not Lindsay Lohan apparently.

Mink, Metallics & Smokey Eyes

Christy Ferer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Christy Ferer

The look beneath the big top, the Fall 2010 Mercedes Benz Fashion Show in Bryant Park was certainly not bleak. The noir-do-wells turned out in studded jackets and pants, flouncy hair bows, sensible shoes, and low heeled boots to see the latest-- including lots of fur, wide-brimmed hats--worn at a tilt-- and a parade of not-so-A list celebs.

Flight of Fancy: Irina Shabayeva's Fall 2010 Collection Mixes Amelia Earhart and Tupperware

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

There is freedom, creativity and innovation in Irina's Fall 2010 collection just as there was in Amelia's collection from over 70 years ago.

Crashing Fashion Week: Part Three

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

While I sadly won't be able to afford the delicious gowns from Chakra, the music chosen for the show includes the spoken line "I hate milk and fucking lemonade." You know how I love cursing. Georges Chakra for the win!

Crashing Fashion Week: Part Two

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

From where I'm sitting I can see the side of Michael Kors' face. He is, of course, wearing sunglasses, even though it's as dim as Heidi Montag in here.

Project Runway Episode 5 Recap: Marie Clairvoyance

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

The designers splashed big hot Campbell's soup messes all over women recovering from major surgery and it was a Very Special Episode, albeit one that unfortunately resulted in terrible garments.

New York Fashion Week Goes Carbon Neutral For First Time

Treehugger | Emma Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week may be bidding a final farewell to Bryant Park and for the last hurrah, IMG Fashion, Tetra Pak, and natural bevera...