DETAILS: Kim wasn’t always accepted in the fashion community.
Tisci: By nobody. And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now. I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care. That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them. They say, “You’ve always been with us. You’ve been a real friend.” If I like somebody, I like somebody. If I don’t like somebody, I don’t like somebody.
The designer has partnered up with leather accessories designer Zana Bayne—who previously crafted harnesses for the 2013 Victoria’s Secret fashion show and has worked on five seasons of accessories for Prabal Gurung—on a line of S&M-inspired accessories: Think pierced-looking pasties, leather key-ring tassels, heart-shaped riding crops, cuffs, collars, and blindfolds all in inky black or a blood red and, more often than not, bearing brassy studs.
“It’s funny, because some of my aesthetic is based on elements of S&M and leather culture, but this is the first time that I’ve made the actual items that I’m inspired by,” says Bayne, of the “cheeky, sexy” concept.
Did Sherlock Holmes spend his adolescent years as a Boy Scout? Miuccia Prada might argue yes. For Miu Miu pre-fall, shown in a witty installation at the Palais d’Iéna, Prada integrated elements derived from imagery of 1920s Scouts, all properly turned out in snazzy walking shorts, with a practical swagger (and a British check or two) that nodded toward the great god of Scotland Yard.
New York Times: Ralph Lauren Creates His Clubhouse
Which is to say that the Polo Bar does not resemble any major restaurant to appear on the Manhattan scene for a generation or so, and that’s fine with Mr. Lauren.
“I’m about longevity, I’m about timeless,” Mr. Lauren said, sipping a cup of his own brand of coffee. “It was not my idea to be trendy. I don’t want to be the hot restaurant. I want to be the restaurant you want to go to twice a week.”