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.
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“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!

 

Galliano Returns #MargielaMonday

Tomorrow is officially #MargielaMonday — John Galliano makes his return to women’s fashion after four years with an event in London to showcase the “Artisanal” range from Maison Martin Margiela.

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The synthesis of Galliano and Margiela will be a truly special moment for fashion, but it’s sort of happened before! Above: Margiela S/S ’97 vs. Dior Couture by John Galliano, 2005.

See more from Galliano on VFILES.

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Who doesn’t love @badgalriri? The pop diva puts out an album per year, dresses like a boss, smokes fat blunts, and doesn’t generally seem to give a f*ck. Plus she rocked #VFILESMADEFASHION designers Melitta Baumeister and Hyein Seo at the same damn time, and sported Hyein again at the MTV Movie Awards. She stopped by yesterday and, naturally, our interns took advantage (interning at VFILES has its perks). See the selfies below!

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EXCLUSIVE: Sam MC London S/S 2015 lookbook

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#VFILESMADEFASHION alum Sam MC London present their new lookbook for S/S 2015. The voodoo-inspired printed garments are SAM MC’s debut exhibition of his sharp and twisted original artworks. See the entire lookbook now exclusively at sammc.vfiles.com. 

Photography: Greta Ilieva

Styling: Jack Borkett

Hair: Cyndia Harvey

Make-Up: Thom Walker

Art Direction: Team MC