Balenciaga Sues Steve Madden

Right: Steve Madden Version, Left: Balenciaga

High-end fashion line Balenciaga is suing Steve Madden for allegedly stealing their label’s multicolored Lego heels from the 2007 collection.

In the lawsuit, Balenciaga’s complaint states that the Steve Madden company “intentionally copied” the fall 2007 design, which first became popular when Beyonce wore them to the American Music Awards in November 2007.

The original designer pair of shoes cost $4,175, while the Steve Madden version costs $99.95, which is approximately only 2 percent of the original price.

This isn’t the first time Steve Madden has gotten sued. This October, Alexander McQueen also sued Steve Madden over a bootie design that was allegedly taken …continue reading

Worst Fashion Trends of the Decade

Celebrity Clothing line.. worst fashion trends?

Another decade is going to be over soon… Which means that we can start making fun of this one! Check out the list of the decade’s worst fashion trends below (in no particular order.. just top 10).

1) Celebrity Clothing Lines

Every celebrity has had a clothing line within the last 10 years. J.Lo, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Sarah Jessica Parker… Though they do sometimes design nice clothes, few of the lines do that well. Except, it seems Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B… Proving you really have to be a creative fashionista to have your own line. Maybe the other celebs will get the hint …continue reading

Andre Leon To Judge America’s Next Top Model

Vogue Editor-At-Large, Andre Leon Talley

If anyone still cares, or watches this show, you would be interested to know that for the next season, Tyra Banks has recruited best friend/Baby Phat designer, Kimora Lee Simmons and Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley to judge the contest with her. Maybe even full time.

Andre Leon Talley is the Editor-At-Large for American Vogue. He has been in fashion for more than 25 years, and often uses his powers to promote and influence dozens of young designers.

Will this help Tyra pull in new viewers? Or is the show so dead she couldn’t get anyone else to join her?

Last season was the season …continue reading

Plus-Size Models Take Over V Magazine’s January Issue

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Rumors have been swirling that V magazine has devoted its entire January issue to plus-size models.

There will be a variety of models, both clothed and naked, shot by photographers such as Terry Richardson, Bruce Weber, Karl Lagerfeld, among others.

Of course, plus size models are actually just normal sized women, deemed “plus sized” by fashion standards.

The debate over plus size models is all the rage now. Karl Lagerfeld had just told Focus magazine in October, “No one wants to see curvy women. You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models …continue reading

Holiday Dressing Made Easy: Look Great In Rented Finery

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The Holidays are the most stressful and expensive time of the year! In addition to presents, there are all those holiday parties, and each one requires a new outfit. But now, thanks to a little company called Rent the Runway, you can wear a fancy designer dress for cheap, and give it back in the morning.

The Web Site does have a waiting list that runs 2-4 weeks, but it is well worth it.  You can rent dresses from designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler and Helmut Lang, for about $50. You can browse dresses by event type, girls’ night …continue reading

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