Remember that time Stephen Gan called your cell and was like, "Hey, you need to get to Milan Fashion Week. Now." And then you hesitated and said yes anyway. Of course not. There was no hesitation...okay, fine, there was no personal Gan invite either. But, in the case of Ivan Olita, editor-at-large for L’Officiel Italy, this fantasy experience turned into a real-life trip (jealous?). And in an exclusive video for V magazine, we get to virtually go along with Olita on the journey.
From the looks of this flashy-and-fun video diary, the Milan Fashion Week experience is as hectic as a circus, Halloween night, and opening day of the Barneys Warehouse Sale combined. Thankfully, our fearless, friendly, and — hello, Ivan! — cute leader also stops to smell the roses interview the real design stars, including Karl Lagerfeld and Donatella Versace, to find out which one item they believe a woman should keep (the answers are probably not what you'd expect). Watch ahead for all of Milan Fashion Week shrunken down perfectly into less than three frantic, beautiful, V-sign-dropping minutes.
To say that Isabella Blow liked fashion is a bit like saying Alexander McQueen was quite good at designing clothes. She lived and breathed the stuff. Fashion Galore!, a new exhibition at Somerset House, celebrates the extraordinary life (and covetable wardrobe) of the late British fashion editor and arts patron.
In a neighborhood where boutiques and institutions come and go, the Armani Exchange store at Prince and Broadway has been on the same corner for over 22 years. That puts it right up there with other neighborhood cornerstones like Dean & Deluca and Balthazar! So, to celebrate the reopening of this just-refurbished retail read