Chic Report

  • Kristen Heinzinger | March 29, 2016

    Gucci Releases Whimsical, Flamingo-Filled Pre-Fall ’16 Campaign

    Alessandro Michele, where have you holidayed lately? If the Gucci Pre-Fall ’16 campaign is an innuendo, bets are on someplace exotic. Shot by Glen Luchford, the campaign was staged in a glass-domed tropical aviary amid wild plants and wandering flamingos. Piles of books, lounging models, and vintage-looking rugs added a dose of whimsy, which Michele flawlessly infuses in his collections for the house. And the

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  • Tangie Silva | March 29, 2016

    Haute Space: The Fashion District’s Till & Sprocket

    New York’s Fashion District, while home to a slew of garment operations, hasn’t always been the most fashionable place to dine (or to be seen, beyond the standard showroom appointment). Chicsters are more often spotted flitting downtown than traipsing over 7th Avenue’s Fashion Walk of Fame plaques. But real estate entrepreneur Alex Bernstein is aiming to change that

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 29, 2016

    Retailer Report: The Latest from Beverly Hills’ Haute Spots

    Before we jetted to the West Coast for our second Fashion Los Angeles Awards, we checked in with two of our favorite Beverly Hills retailers: Ron Robinson and Neiman Marcus. RON ROBINSON You always have a zillion new things happening. What’s the latest? The arrival of Jeremy Scott x Melissa Shoes. We have styles for women and

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  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    A Major Honor for Alber Elbaz

    Another accolade is coming to former Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz—he’s been promoted to Officer of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction. Elbaz was named a Knight in 2006 and will be joined by Hermès CEO Axel Dumas, who is also receiving the Legion of Honor. The house of Hermès was founded by Dumas’ great-great-great paternal grandfather, Thierry Hermès. Agnès Troublé, best

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  • The Daily Front Row | March 28, 2016

    Getting to Know Christen Mooney of Hood By Air

    Since Hood By Air broke onto the scene in 2006, it has created a niche for a new subculture that doesn’t identify itself by gender, race or sexual orientation. Meant to be worn by “all of the above,” Hood By Air was one of the first brands to define streetwear as it exists in its modern iteration. Christen Mooney

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  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    Meet Sunset Tower Hotel’s Visionary, Jeff Klein

    Ten years ago, hospitality magnate Jeff Klein officially reinvented the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel. We checked in with the ex-New Yorker to both reminisce and look forward. How did this place fall into your lap? I’ve always been in the hotel business, and my former business partner told me there was a building

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  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    Seeing The Light

    The South came to Ludlow Street for a night last week at the Cinema Society’s screening of I Saw The Light, the biopic of country singer Hank Williams Jr. and his tortured life as an artist. The film stars Thor’s Tom Hiddleston, who transforms himself into the singer with one critic already writing, “Not since Sissy Spacek

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  • Eddie Roche | March 28, 2016

    Grindr Turns 7 with an LA Bash

    Grindr (we don’t have to tell you what that is) celebrated seven years of Grinding this weekend with a birthday bash in Los Angeles. The evening, hosted by Colby Keller, featured all the things you’d expect from a Grindr shindig with plenty of skin, pantless waiters, aerial performances, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and a few fashion folk in the room.

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  • Ashley Baker | March 24, 2016

    Meet Hackwith Design House, the Fashion Epicenter of St. Paul, Minnesota

    While industry types in New York, London, Milan and Paris struggle to make sense of the fashion show scene vis-a-vis the retail delivery schedule, a Minnesota-based brand has proposed a modest solution. In 2013, designer and CEO type Lisa Hackwith launched her collection with a simple idea: introduce one limited-edition piece on her website each Monday, and sell it

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  • Kristen Heinzinger | March 24, 2016

    Meet the Founders of REVOLVE, Pioneers of L.A. E-tail

    Michael Karanikolas and Michael Mente (aka The Mikes) were on the e-tail scene before it evolved into e-tail as we know it. Since its launch in 2003, REVOLVE has grown to become a leader of the L.A. fashion pack. How did you end up in the fashion industry? Michael Mente: We don’t have fashion backgrounds—we were

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