Streams

 

Fashion

Soundcheck

Hot Pants: A Short, Happy and Musical Career

Monday, August 20, 2012

In the 1970s, hot pants were hot -- until they were not. We get to the bottom of the matter, with a playlist.

Read More

Comments [2]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Rag Trade

Friday, June 15, 2012

Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.

→ Event: Reading and conversation with Elizabeth Cline, hosted by Alison Feldmann of Etsy.com | Thursday, June 21, 7pm | Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn

Comments [56]

Studio 360

Mad Men: Going Out in Style

Friday, June 08, 2012

Hand it to AMC's Mad Men: on its own, it has reshaped the way we think about the 1960s. Much of that is the work of costume designer Janie Bryant, whose outfits and shifts in style signal the tensions of 1960s America. Writer Tom Fitzgerald deconstructs the characters' clothes ...

Comments [7]

Features

Hairstyling Pioneer Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who undid the beehive with his wash-and-wear cuts and went on to become an international name in hair care, died Wednesday. He was 84.

Comment

Features

Look | See What They Were Wearing on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Monday, May 07, 2012

On Monday night, stars made their way up the Metropolitan Museum's red-carpeted stairs to attend the Costume Institute's annual gala. The theme for this year's benefit and exhibit was, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations."

Comments [1]

Features

A SoHo Hat Boutique Hopes to 'Run for the Roses' at the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 05, 2012

In her cramped, yet colorful, SoHo boutique, simply called The Hat Shop, proprietor Linda Pagan predicts one of her hats will win The Kentucky Derby.

Comments [1]

Features

Vogue Bans Too-Skinny Models from its Pages

Friday, May 04, 2012

Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in.

Comment

Studio 360

Isabel & Ruben Toledo: A Studio Visit

Friday, April 06, 2012

Over a couple of decades, Isabel Toledo quietly became one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the business. But in 2009, she experienced overnight global exposure when she designed First Lady Michelle Obama's inauguration outfit. Kurt Andersen visited Toledo's studio ...

Video: Isabel & Ruben Toledo in their studio

Comment

WNYC News

Micropolis: Pondering the Many Meanings of a Hoodie, After Trayvon

Friday, March 30, 2012

The hoodie has become synonymous with the black Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain as he walked through a neighborhood wearing the sweatshirt.

Comments [3]

The Takeaway

Israel Bans Use of Overly Thin Models

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Israel passed a law earlier this week that bans local advertisers from using overly thin models in their campaigns. It also requires publications to disclose when images are altered or photoshopped to make models appear thinner. The law's supporters hope it will promote healthier eating habits among models and stop glamorizing extreme thinness among the general population.

Comments [1]

Features

Model Alliance Fights For Models' Rights

Friday, February 10, 2012

A new organization called the Model Alliance has formed to fight for the rights of a group that is young, largely female and non-unionized: models.

Comment

The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Polyester and Synthetics

Friday, December 16, 2011

Earlier this year we looked at the natural fibers wool and silk, and this week we’re talking about polyester and other synthetics! Polyester is used in carpeting, building materials, and clothing. Sean Cormier, assistant professor in the Textile Design and Marketing Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Strategy at Patagonia, explain how polyester and other synthetics are made and how they’re used.

Comments [21]

Studio 360

Cintra Wilson, Fashion Cop

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cintra Wilson believes the American psyche manifests itself in what we wear — fashionistas in image-conscious LA are begging to be noticed, while Washington style resembles the defense industry, "overprotective officewear." Wilson has reported on fashion from the swankiest boutiques and the Iowa state fair, and ruffled more ...

Comments [5]

Features

All Hail the Wale: Corduroy Enthusiasts Dress to Impress for 11/11/11

Friday, November 11, 2011

This Friday is all about the 11s. The date — 11/11/11 — bears special significance for gamblers, newlyweds, math nerds, and of course, our troops. But the palindrome has also found a major following among fans of corduroy.

Comments [2]

The Takeaway

Innovative Design Turns Insulin Pump Into Fashion Accessory

Friday, October 28, 2011

All month we’ve been talking about innovation — speaking to innovative people and discussing innovative ideas. Now we hear from  a woman who has designed a product for diabetics that not only solves a problem but is changing attitudes too. Jessica Floeh is the creator of Hanky Pancreas, a line of insulin pump accessories — scarves, neck pieces and other decorative items — that make the functional medical device fashionable.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Wal-Mart to Shutter City's Apparel Office

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Retail giant Wal-Mart announced plans to move its New York City apparel office to Bentonville, Arkansas, where the company's headquarters is located.

Comment

The Takeaway

Reebok to Pay Settlement Over EasyTone Sneakers

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Some enticing advertisements for shoes by Reebok have been circulating, promising "up to 28 percent more of a work out for your butt, up to 11 percent more for your hamstrings and calves." It sounds like a lot to expect from a simple shoe, and the Justice Department is saying it's worse than just an exaggeration — the company is making false claims, and should reward disappointed customers with refunds, which could add up to $25 million.

Comment

Schoolbook

What's New in Your Closet?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

There's a little more Hermione and a little less Snooki in teenagers' closets this fall. As they get dressed for school, many girls have decided to put aside tight dresses and cutoff shorts in favor of maxi skirts, capes, trouser jeans and oversize sweaters, Marisa Meltzer writes in the Thursday Styles section.

Read More

Comment

Studio 360

McQueen’s Savage Beauty to Make World Tour?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This summer, Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art drew in over half a million visitors, making it the most viewed fashion exhibition in the museum's history.  It was also one of the hardest exhibits to get into — I personally made four unsuccessful trips to the Met. But a recent Twitter campaign may help the show go global. ...

Read More

Comments [3]

Features

Activists Demand Gulnara Karimova's Fashion Show Be Shut Down

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

After Fashion Week cancelled Gulnara Karimova's show, there's word that the oldest daughter of the controversial leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, will relocate the catwalk to Cipriani restaurant. Activists plan to gather there on Thursday to protest Uzbek policies on child labor in the cotton industry.

Comments [6]