The F-Word: Fashion

Marc Jacobs Brings Back Grunge

Vogue reports: ‘This November, Marc Jacobs—with the approval of the Perry Ellis company—is bringing grunge back, recutting 26 looks seam-for-seam from his Spring 1993 collection. Modeled here by Gigi Hadid, Binx Walton, Slick Woods, Dree Hemingway, and more, the collection looks surprisingly modern. Coco Gordon Moore, whose mother, Kim Gordon, was the star of Marc Jacobs’s first-ever ad campaign, wears Kate Moss’s finale look: an ivory blazer and Crumb tee. Lily McMenamy, whose mother appeared hand-in-hand with Moss in the show’s finale, wears her mom’s lilac ensemble. All to say, there’s a lot of fashion to love here—and it’s almost certain to sell. In the 12 hours Vogue has had the lookbook, millennial staffers have already begun planning out which items to buy.’

Paris, Spring 2019: 10 Top Collections

Vogue breaks it down for us.

Paco Rabanne’s Pretty Spring Show

The only spring 2019 fashion show that looks pretty — at least in photographs — is Julien Dossena’s for Paco Rabanne.

Photos here.

Emmy Awards: Best Dressed

Trains, trains, trains was the mantra on the red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards 2018. Penélope Cruz fluttered in feathered Chanel Haute Couture, Tracee Ellis Ross went big, very big, in Valentino’s raspberry couture confection. Poppy Delevingne dazzled in a fresh shade of mint in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Also opting for pastels were Vanessa Kirby (in Tom Ford) and Alexis Bledel (in Delpozo). Mandy Moore (in custom Rodarte) and Zazie Beetz (in Ralph Lauren) were embellished and gorgeous. And then there were the ladies in darkly romantic black: Chic, pretty, and a touch fearless all . . . just like good TV these days.

Roger Federer And Uniqlo

When Roger Federer steps onto the court at the U.S. Open, he’ll do it in a crimson-red Uniqlo polo and shorts. It might not sound revolutionary, but Federer’s partnership with the international retailer is the first of its kind in many ways. First off, the deal is cemented for 10 years; Federer will be 47 years old by the time it concludes, an age when he may no longer be playing tennis professionally. Then there’s the fact that, if you haven’t noticed, Uniqlo isn’t exactly an activewear company.

All of this is by design.

Details.

Aretha Style Through The Years

Aretha Franklin, in addition to being the Queen of Soul, knew how to dress herself for maximum impact. In the ’60s, it was tartan miniskirts and mod dresses. In the 2010s, she turned to caftans and glitter. Her hairstyle changed regularly, but fur was a constant through the decades. In honor of Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76, here’s a look through some of her best looks, from the orange dress she wore to Bill Clinton’s inauguration to the fascinator she wore to Barack Obama’s (she’s lived a life). It’s a whirlwind tour of feathers, furs, and hats, with a few sleek looks — a ’60s floor-length dress, for example — thrown in. But regardless, one thing’s for sure: she was never afraid to make a statement.

See the photo gallery here.

RuPaul’s Favorite Designer

Vogue reports:

Don’t let the monochrome T-shirt and jeans and the plain white garment bags fool you. Zaldy Goco designs in color. As the man behind every single one of the gowns RuPaul has worn on Drag Race, including tonight’s Season 10 finale look—Vogue HQ is partial to Aquaria—it’s a prerequisite of the job.

Zaldy and RuPaul—they both shed their last names decades ago—met in the late ’80s at La Palace de Beauté, a nightclub in Union Square, a space now a lot less outrageous than it was in those days. It currently houses a Petco. Zaldy, as he remembers it, approached RuPaul to talk clothes. “Ru had worn the same outfit two nights in a row, and when I brought it up, Ru told me, ‘When it works, it works.’ ” In the years since that fateful encounter, Zaldy has been largely responsible for making it work for RuPaul, starting with the looks he created for the “Supermodel” video that launched the drag star’s post-club career in 1993. Twenty-five years later, RuPaul says, “I wouldn’t go anywhere without Zaldy . . . . Since [“Supermodel,”] our communication has gone from shorthand to telepathic. Bottom line, Zaldy gets it.” And Ru isn’t the only one to think so. Last September, Zaldy picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (He was nominated for the same award in 2016.)