Marc Jacobs’s Cast of Cool Kids Sums Up New York Fashion Week

When Marc Jacobs chooses a theme for one of his collections, he goes all in. This season’s exploration of hip-hop culture wouldn’t have been complete without a cast that accurately reflected the melting-pot nature of the genre. So Jacobs and his casting director, Anita Bitton, filled the runway with streetwise young women with attitude. Seeking out a diverse lineup of varying races and ages, Bitton and Jacobs created an on-point finale to New York Fashion Week. Opened by Slick Woods, the show was heavy on girls who brought personality as…

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Fashion writer shares more on what happened with Tiffany Trump at New York Fashion Week

One fashion writer is sharing more about what happened to Tiffany Trump at New York Fashion Week after several writers tweeted that no one wanted to sit with President Donald Trump’s daughter. Former Wall Street Journal style columnist Christina Binkley tweeted Monday, “Nobody wants to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein, so they moved and the seats by her are empty.” 5 things to know about Tiffany Trump before her Republican National Convention Address Tiffany Trump thanks Whoopi Goldberg after ‘View’ host offers to sit with her at…

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Designers at New York Fashion Week are sending a powerful anti-Trump message

So while Trump may not be too happy that designers are currently refusing to dress Melania and Nordstrom is pulling Ivanka Trump’s products from their stores, he shouldn’t be too surprised. Fashion has long been used to make powerful political statements. Over at New York Fashion Week, plenty of designers and fashion types are using their platform to take a stand. LRS Studio sent models down the runway in underwear emblazoned with: ‘F*** YOUR WALL’, in protest of President Trump’s plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico….

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Why You’ll See Planned Parenthood Pins at New York Fashion Week

Last September, two days before New York Fashion Week began, supporters of Hillary Clinton paid $100 to $25,000 to attend a fashion show co-hosted by Anna Wintour that featured fancy T-shirts designed by the likes of Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg. This week, however, post-Trump victory and a will-designers-dress-Melania brouhaha, fashion’s political-statement making is taking a more visible, and vocal, turn. As part of an effort to raise awareness for Planned Parenthood, an organization whose funding is under threat from a Republican-controlled Congress, the Council of Fashion…

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Dash of Punk Opens Men’s Fashion Week in New York

Punk has always been good for fashion. Ever since the long-ago days of the Sex Pistols and SEX, the London boutique where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood formalized a style to go with the music, punk has been a trusty ploy for designers looking to strike a subversive posture while also providing a fairly impressive soundtrack for anyone who gave a damn that the movement was about something more than a look. So there was something bracing, if not altogether surprising, about the latest iteration of New York Fashion Week:…

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The teaching profession is celebrated in New York

With the United Nations General Assembly as the backdrop, Education International led the way on the largest global stage to mark 50 years of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers. EI President Susan Hopgood, EI General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen with Sonny Varkey   With leaders from the worlds of education, politics and business gathering in New York City, EI, along with the Varkey Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Brookings Institution came together to place teachers under the spotlight at the iconic New York Public Library…

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Reagan auction items sell for 10 times estimate in New York

A chunk of the Berlin Wall and a pair of cowboy boots that belonged to late U.S. President Ronald Reagan sold for 10 times their estimated value at a New York auction that brought in more than $5.7 million dollars. Christie’s auctioneers said on Friday that more than 1,200 bidders from all over the world registered for the two-day sale of items from the private collection of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. The 25 inch (63 cm) long, graffiti-covered fragment of the Berlin Wall, signed by Reagan, sold for $277,500 to…

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New York Today: Battle of the Food Trucks

Good morning on this luscious Friday. The Academy Awards are for film. The Tonys, for theater. And the Vendy Awards? They are “the Oscars of food for the real New York,” according to the celebrity chef Mario Batali. The annual street food competition — now in its 12th year — returns to Governors Island on Saturday, bringing together about two dozen top food trucks out of the more than 10,000 street vendors across the city. Among the awards up for grabs: best dessert; best vegan; rookie vendor of the year;…

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Live from New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has begun, and it’s already pretty clear that this is going to be a much different creature than seasons past – starting with what season, exactly, the models are wearing. Traditionally these shows have been a showcase for spring/summer collections. But this year several designers and brands, including Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger and Opening Ceremony, are mixing it up. You’ll be seeing clothes and accessories available in retail stores for fall/winter ’16. Join Los Angeles Times journalists and our content partner WWD for the shows and…

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New York Fashion Week Trends: Spring/Summer 2017

AS the New York Fashion Week shows kick off the month-long catwalk carousel, it’s easy to get confused about what we’ll be wearing next spring – not least because Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, and Alexander Wang all offered their take on the see-now, buy-now model and presented clothes immediately for sale, straight from the catwalk. Regardless, there were plenty of designers who stuck to the tried and tested formula of showing clothes to tantalise for next season. Here’s Vogue’s edit of the trends that will make an impact on your…

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