DENIM | #VFILESDATA

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Denim has been on an epic journey from proletariat workwear to Jean-Paul Gaultier bridal gown (pictured!). But it’s the extreme denim we really love. The denim that emerged at that moment when a $1000 pair of Cavalli jeans or a $10,000 pair of Dior jeans seemed like an attainable goal, and not a good reason to occupy Wall Street. Those days are gone, but we will archive that fashion memory. Until those days come again. Or the revolution comes first. Whichever, but in the meantime get it in a print: jeggings. #VFILESDATA

Peep the most amazing #DENIM in fashion history on VFILES!

Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture

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We’re currently obsessing over Raf Simons’ Dior 2015 Spring Couture show.

Raf is so good at referencing eras and other designers (in this instance the ’60s space age look popularized by André Courrèges & Pierre Cardin and Kansai Yamamoto’s graphic jumpsuits) but he’s not all annoying about it. Without running into historical cliches, this show actually looks modern and relevant. The printed rubber dusters are MAJOR (we’re all for rubber in a couture show), and the use of color is unrivaled. ALL HAIL RAF!

See the full show here.

VFILES PRESENTS: ASHISH

A personal favorite of Miley, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, meet the man who’s taking sequins to the extreme and defining a genre of fashion that’s his very own — it’s no coincidence he’s earned the title “King of Sequins” since appearing on the London fashion scene in 2011. Watch his episode of VFILES PRESENTS and for more Ashish follow ashish.vfiles.com!

 

Happy Birthday Kate!

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Kate Moss by Corinne Day, Dutch magazine 2001

The snaggle-toothed runt changed the way models will look forever. She was the first waif to spark much controversy, in 1993. Topics of anorexia, pedophilia, and heroin were synonymous with Kate’s image. She was like the model from hell here to terrorize us and our safety. Enough so, that President Bill Clinton felt compelled to address the nation about it. Kate was the vision of authenticity that the time was calling for. This gave her longevity and at the end of the day she is like the biggest model of all time.
See more Kate on vfiles.com!

“The moon is a planet, darling.” – Isaac Mizrahi.

Designer Isaac Mizrahi delivered this instantly classic line yesterday on QVC, so why not revisit his career? See more Mizrahi on VFILES.com!

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Despite his current focus on QVC, Isaac Mizrahi is more relevant than ever. Mizrahi’s classic ’90s looks of couture-casual, silk taffeta on a Sunday, a t-shirt with a ball skirt, were majorly brought back for both S/S and F/W ’11.

In 1987, at age 27, Mizrahi presented his first collection at Bergdorf Goodman to critical acclaim. Ironically, as he has since designed for Target, QVC, and Liz Claiborne, he promoted his designs as highly exclusive and specifically aimed them at an uptown, New York society clientele. Mizrahi’s style of American excess made rich women look fun, screamed color, and was always strewn with humorous undertones. The Isaac Mizrahi brand was markedly unpredictable, both in style and finance, and after creating the diffusion line, “IS**C,” the entire company closed temporarily.

But he’s back and still wearing a bandana! 2003 marked the return of his eponymous collection, and a return of playful—sometimes ridiculous—uptown delights: mink lined ball gowns, handbag hats, and hot pink poodles racing down the runway. Don’t forget to try the Isaac Mizrahi plaid cheesecake available exclusively at QVC!