Nina Garcia Got a Promotion!

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(Getty) Nina Garcia and Michael Kors at Fashion WeekProject Runway judge Nina Garcia just got a promotion! The former Fashion Director at Marie Claire is now the Creative Director, according to a tweet by Abby Gardner, Cosmopolitan's Digital Director:Back in the day, when Garcia first started working on Project Runway, she was the Fashion Director at Elle magazine, where she worked from 2000 to 2008. In mid-2008, she became the Editor-at-Large at Elle, but left later that year to become the...Read Full Story

Jessica Chastain Covers Marie Claire

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(Courtesy Marie Claire)Marie Claire's December issue hits newsstands on November 20th—and we have a sneak peek of the Jessica Chastain cover (and a photo from the cover shoot, inside!).Check out some of the choicest bits from her interview, below.On attending Juiliiard: "I never wanted to be a movie star. I wanted to be an actor. I don't really drink, and I've never been to a rave. I used to cut school to read Shakespeare, not to make out in the park."On success: "I used to have a lot of...Read Full Story

BEHOLD: The Next Chanel Show Venue

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(Alistair McMillan/Wikimedia) Linlithgow PalaceEvery year, Papa Karl scours the earth for a spectacular show venue outside of Paris. From New York City's Grand Central Station to Shanghai's Huangpu Park, Chanel has staged shows in some of the most beautiful buildings and places on earth—and next month, Karl Lagerfeld is uprooting his team and taking them to... Scotland!That's right. Chanel will be showing its Metiers d'Art collection at Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian, Scotland, on December...Read Full Story

Obsession of the Day: Lacoste x Campanas Collaboration 2.0, Holiday 2012 Edition

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Back in 2009, Lacoste teamed up with the Campana Brothers—Humberto and Fernando Campana, famous furniture designers in their native Brazil—to create a capsule collection of the brand's iconic polo shirts featuring modified logos.Here's what ensued: basically one of the coolest collaborations ever. check out two of the amazing pieces the Campanas created with Lacoste—and yes, that, on the right, is a polo shirt made entirely out of Lacoste crocodiles.Fast forward three years and Lacoste x...Read Full Story

The Best Thing That Happened This Weekend: A Case of Fashion Mistaken Identity

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(Getty Images; Bauer Griffin) L-R: Mickey Boardman, Alber ElbazIt's a slow news Monday here in fashion-land, so I wanted to take a moment to share with you one of the best tweets ever from over the weekend.Seems like Mr. Mickey—aka Paper Magazine's Editorial Director Mickey Boardman—stopped by the Barneys New York flagship on Saturday for a browse around the Lanvin section. It was there that he was accosted by super-excited fan—who seems to have mistaken him for Lanvin Creative Director Alber...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift Covers Harper's Bazaar

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(Courtesy Harper's Bazaar)One month—two Taylor Swift Hearst covers! Not only is the omnipresent crossover country star featured on the cover of the December Cosmopolitan, she's also gracing the cover of the December/January issue of Harper's Bazaar—out November 27th. Inside the issue she dishes on fashion and relationships. Check out a few choice bits, right here:On dresses: "I'm in a predicament where I can't wear a dress twice or else it's pointed out in magazines. So unfortunately, I have...Read Full Story

Dandies in the Congo: CNN Profiles Les Sapeurs

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(From Solange Knowles' 'Losing You' video)"I could use that money to help with the war that is happening in the East," Papa Griffes, a self-proclaimed Sapeur—a member of Les Sapeurs, a group of men in the Congo who dress as dandies—told CNN, "but [they're] so expensive it might hurt people's feelings."In the Congo, the second-largest country in Africa with the lowest nominal GDP per capita in the world, making its citizens among the poorest on earth, a group of men—dedicated followers of...Read Full Story

'Project Runway All Stars' Ep. 3 Recap: Gauche Graffiti

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(Photos: Lifetime)After wrapping up its 10th season last month (congrats, Dmitry!), Project Runway is back with its second season of All Stars. Our resident critics and PR fans Jill Slattery and Darrick Thomas will be dishing out recaps and sartorial snarkiness all season long.Jill: Project Runway All Stars took it to the streets last night! A few "legal aerosol artists" lent their spray painting expertise to the contestants for a graffiti-themed challenge that had everyone attempting to...Read Full Story

Just Released: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Alexander McQueen Spring '13 Show

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If you're an Alexander McQueen fan, you'll love this just-released sneak peek behind-the-scenes film shot at the Alexander McQueen spring 2013 show. "The collection is a study of femininity," said McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton. "We looked at erotica. Vargas girls, cages, corsets, and crinolines and the idealization of the female form. Nothing is set in a particular period. It's about sensuality and skin but not nudity. We also wanted to express lightness, for the clothes almost to...Read Full Story

Coming Soon: A Taylor Swift x Nigel Barker Book

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(PacificCoastNews; Getty) Taylor Swift and Nigel Barker have collaborated on a new bookIn the realm of cross-industry celebrity collaborations, here's one we didn't see coming. Crossover country star Taylor Swift has teamed up with ex-America's Next Top Model "noted photographer" Nigel Barker to release a book called 8 Hours/Taylor Swift—out this month and available for a limited time exclusively at Sony stores around the country.The book chronicles eight hours Barker spent with Swift in...Read Full Story