Day: September 2, 2021

This Is What New York Fashion Week Looked Like 20 Years Ago, Before 9/11 Changed the World

On September 10, 2001 Marc Jacobs presented a ’70s-inflected spring 2002 collection, which included nods to the color-blocked jerseys of Stephen Burrows and folky dresses. The show was followed by an epic after-party. “It was a crazy fashion scene because he had it on a pier and it rained and we were all standing in the mud,” recalled Jacobs’s fellow designer Kai Kühne, then of the label AsFour, in a recent oral history project. “It poured down and suddenly the clouds were swallowing the World Trade Center. We were like, “They are disappearing…” And then the next morning they were gone.”

Preserved in the Vogue Runway archive are many of New York’s spring 2002 collections, the last to be created before 9/11. They are testaments to a “before” time that now seems unclouded by fear. It’s still possible 20 years later to see hope and lightness in pieces

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Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s Biggest Menswear Show Yet

Dolce & Gabbana’s annual feast of men’s couture is one of the most dramatic and memorable events on the fashion calendar. Alta Sartoria, as it’s known, is much more than a runway show: it’s a multi-day experience, set in a lavish location, where the house’s A-list clients come together to celebrate the pinnacle of sartorial craftsmanship. There are dinners, there is dancing, there is shopping. And there is a runway show where Dolce & Gabbana’s rarest and most exclusive creations are unveiled before a rapt audience, who rush to order the one-of-one pieces immediately following.

The opener 

Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Monday’s Alta Sartoria runway outing in Venice, Italy featured a different kind of rush in its closing moments. Given the risk of inclement weather, Dolce & Gabbana moved the show an hour earlier. As the models began

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Next Generation Luxury Fashion E-Tailer Forward Announces Kendall Jenner As Creative Director | State

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Sally Beauty names its first woman CEO

Denton-based Sally Beauty Holdings has its first female chief executive officer.

Denise Paulonis, 49, a former chief financial officer at Irving-based Michaels, comes to Sally Beauty from Sprouts Farmers Market, where she had been CFO since February 2020.

She will succeed Chris Brickman, 56, on Oct. 1. Brickman has been CEO since 2012 and will remain on a consulting basis through March “to support an orderly transition,” the company said.

Paulonis has been on Sally Beauty’s board since 2018. She was at arts and crafts retailer Michaels from 2014 to 2020 and held several executive positions from 2000 to 2014 at PepsiCo, McKinsey & Co. and Bank of America.

Sally Beauty is a wholesaler of professional hair color and retailer of hair and beauty products through 5,000 stores. Brickman said in a statement that he believes “the best is yet to come for Sally Beauty.” He led the company through

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