Are We in a Golden Age for Female Designers?
From new designers at Dior and Givenchy to the Rei Kawakubo show at the Met, more female designers are in the spotlight than ever. But are these women subverting the status quo in favor of something better, or enforcing the long-standing rules?
Rei Kawakubo Was the Perfect Choice for a Costume Institute Exhibition
The showing makes the Comme Des Garcons designer the second living couturier to get the honor.
From Corsets to Kardashians: Women's Power and the History of the Silhouette
Whether it's Christian Dior flouting post-WWII fabric rationing or Mary Tyler Moore fighting for her right to wear pants on air, in women's fashion, a change in shape can reflect a change in cultural and political priorities.
Can Fashion Embrace Disgraced Hitler-Loving Designer John Galliano Again?
His fall from grace was one of the most dramatic declines the fashion world has seen since Coco Chanel's outing as a Nazi collaborator. Now that he's been appointed to helm Maison Martin Margiela, everyone is wondering if he can make a real comeback.