Fashion

20 Iconic Fashion Moments From Jane Austen Adaptations

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“Our abuse of our gowns amuses but does not discourage me; I shall take mine to be made up next week, and the more I look at it the better it pleases me,” Jane Austen wrote to her sister. “My cloak came on Tuesday, and, though I expected a good deal, the beauty of the lace astonished me. It is too handsome to be worn — almost too handsome to be looked at.”

Although Austen’s novels almost all deal with the themes of self-knowledge, growing up, and the nature of romantic love, she was hardly above loving or thinking about fashion.
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“You’re Only as Good as Your Last Haircut”: The Collected Fran Lebowitz on Fashion and Style

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The Internet’s favorite item this week, and with good reason, is Kathleen Hale’s Elle interview with professional New Yorker/noted Wolf of Wall Street actress Fran Lebowitz. For those who haven’t read it yet, it starts with Lebowitz refusing to talk on a cell phone and meeting Hale at Burger Heaven instead and only gets better from there. At 64, though, Lebowitz already has a treasure trove of style (and life) wisdom to her name, collected here now that we’ve been reminded we could all use a little more Fran in our …Read More

Without Joan Rivers, ‘Fashion Police’ Needs to End

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On September 4, 2014, Joan Rivers passed away. With her, too, died one of the last bastions of insult comedy, a brand of humor that takes aim at anyone and everything, and that is either completely awful (Daniel Tosh, Lisa Lampanelli, plenty of others) or artfully abrasive (Rivers, Lenny Bruce, a scarce few more). The E! Network’s Fashion Police should’ve died, too.
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High Fashion’s Embrace of ‘Zoolander 2’ Is Puzzling Yet Heartening

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To close out Maison Valentino’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 runway show at Paris Fashion Week earlier today, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their Zoolander characters for a much tamer walk-off than the one depicted in the 2001 film. (For one, Billy Zane wasn’t in attendance, at least not that we know of.) You can see in video from the event that the crowd of couture insiders didn’t quite know what to make of Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald’s sudden appearance, but based on the iPhone frenzy it sparked, there was clearly some excitement in the air.
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