Fashion

The Museum at FIT leaps feet first into the synergy between the worlds of ballet and couture in its must-see new exhibition, on view thru Jan. 3, 2015.

For the most part, the clothing on display at New York Fashion Week is made for women, but Men’s Day showcases a handful of menswear designers.

Pepsi's Live For Now capsule collection is a collaborative effort between the soda company, six designers and six artists.

How I love this overly caffeinated town of ours. On a recent glaringly hot and sunny Tuesday morning, I decided to venture into a new coffee bar in the city’s picturesque West Village for a triple espresso. Whynot Coffee (As owner Emil Stefkov explained, the name follows his life philosophy.

I was a young adult in the 80s and 90s, so punk music, new wave music and the surrounding culture from that era was what I cut my teeth on when it came to rocking out. I remember all too well subletting an apartment in the East Village when punk was at an all-time glorious, loud, crazy, rebellious high, hearing the chaotic thump of Richard Hell and the Voidoids blasting in bars and clubs, standing among the ripped tee-shirts, tight jeans and pointy black boots that punk lovers wore (even on a sweltering day in August).

I’ve always considered fashion an art form. So it’s a thrill to see Serious Cultural Institutions sharing my view–as the Metropolitan Museum of Art is doing with its current Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity exhibition. Covering the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, “when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world”, as the Met’s catalog puts it, the show is devoted to the interplay between the purveyors of fine art (the Impressionists) and those of decorative arts (couturiers and clothing designers like Charles Worth, just emerging as name celebrities at the time).

Growing up in northeast Ohio, one of the region's most notable attractions is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Out of all the costumes and artifacts, the thing I remember most vividly is a display of the bed John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared when they first moved to New York City

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