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A Proper Portrait of Alexander McQueen

A Proper Portrait of Alexander McQueen

BY DAVID NOH | The 1990s and early aughts were a golden age of fashion, largely for the presence of two genius designers, John Galliano and (Lee) Alexander McQueen, who would have been great in any age. Galliano’s brilliance lay in his glorification of romance — and sex — filtered through the prism of couture’s history […]

The Man the Earth Fell For Hard

The Man the Earth Fell For Hard

BY DAVID NOH | I somehow remember David Bowie’s 1979 appearance on “Saturday Night Live” as if it were yesterday, for it was a pretty defining moment in my life. I was getting ready to go out for my basic Saturday evening revels, which, back then, involved what to me now seems a bewildering and […]

Where an Elevated Spine is the Cherry on Top 

Where an Elevated Spine is the Cherry on Top 

BY LAUREN PRICE | Intertwined neighborhoods stretching from Gansevoort Street to 34th and from Broadway to the Hudson River, the Meatpacking District, the Highline, and Chelsea are among Manhattan’s most sought after residential locales. The Meatpacking District runs roughly from Horatio Street west of Eighth Avenue north to West 16th. Within that cluster of blocks, […]

The Grandeur of Gaultier

The Grandeur of Gaultier

BY DAVID NOH | My first trip to Paris was in 1981 and, as if in a fever dream, I wandered those redolent-of-everything streets, soaking up all that beauty and art and having the time of my life, as the exchange rate was then seven francs to the dollar. I stumbled into a hip boutique whose […]

Gay Style: Dominant and Enduring

Gay Style: Dominant and Enduring

BY DAVID NOH | The fact that gays, lesbians, and bisexuals have long ranked as the greatest designers in fashion history is, of course, no surprise to anyone. What is surprising is how long it has taken any museum to give them their full, out, and proud due. This oversight has happily been gloriously addressed with […]

Carine’s Career

Carine’s Career

BY DAVID NOH | For nigh on 20 years now, for those truly in the fashion know, Carine Roitfeld has been considered perhaps the world’s chicest woman. She began her career modeling in Paris at age 18, then became a stylist and journalist, then muse and consultant to designer Tom Ford at Gucci and Yves Saint […]