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Who else makes cargo pants?

Photo Source: denimblog.com

JBrand’s Houlihan cargo pants. You know them. Everyone has them: SJP, Rachel Bilson, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, and Jessica Alba practically lives in hers (Pink Mascara doesn’t even waste time listing: their product page simply says “…as seen on Jessica Alba + many others). I get the appeal: you know I’m a JBrand girl, and I’m all about turning more interesting items into unexpected staples.

But does anyone else make cargo pants? I would never buy these, unless they were on sale for, like, $20. Singer22, Pink Mascara, Shopbop, Kitson, etc, etc are still selling them for $230 and up, which makes me think they’re still going to be around for a while, and like that skull and crossbones Alexander McQueen scarf from a couple of years ago, what is everyone’s obsession with wearing the exact same piece? It’s not just the same trend or same idea: everyone in Hollywood is walking around in a prom or Oscar night nightmare.

Anlo, Current/Elliott, Elizabeth & James, Twenty8Twelve: where have you been? Can someone else please make a new pair of skinny (or just cute) cargos?



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Bryant Park bows out

I can’t wait to see pictures of Bryant Park tomorrow morning. As the tents are layered in snow drifts, Mackage, BCBGMaxAzria and Richard Chai will be kicking off the last Fashion Week in the park, before heading to Lincoln Center in the fall. Will everyone be in their Jimmy Choo Hunters, or will Rihanna be brave enough to step out in caged booties?

In what’s sure to be a dreamy, albeit especially hectic landscape tomorrow, The Daily will also be circulating their commemorative issue celebrating “forgotten moments” and tributes to the tent days since they began in 1993. And in a press release sent out by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, quotes about Bryant Park and the new venue were collected from designers, photographers, publicists and other fashion people. Here are some of the best:

  • Francine Parnes, Associated Press: “The greatest show on earth. Lights, cameras, fashion!”
  • Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar: “Lincoln Center is home to New York’s greatest cultural
    moments—now it’s ready for its fashion moment. I’m thrilled that fashion is taking center stage
    at Lincoln Center.”
  • Lauren Hutton: “I began modeling in 1965 when there were only shows in Paris. When Bryant
    Park started, fashion became a world event. It was exhilarating.”
  • Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune: “A ceiling crumbling over my head at Michael
    Kors nearly made me history. Bravo to Bryant Park that the Tents have never (yet!) come down.”

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L’enfant terrible’s misstep

Jean Paul Gaultier is known for stirring up controversy with his clothes and extravagant runway shows, but the presence of a certain VIP guest at his boxing-themed menswear show in Paris last week, plus JPG’s own makeup, crossed the tacky threshold.

It’s not as if Gaultier (who’s dressed Rihanna by the way) designed the show or even had his face cosmetically bruised and battered to reflect domestic violence — if he was extending the boxing metaphor, then it’s a professional choice to let yourself get beaten up — but this little mistake is ah, howdoyousay: regrettable.

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Let’s bring back: Dubai

Photo Source: Elle.com

Just when we all thought the emirate of excess was to be punished for its meteoric, clumsy rise to the top of the destination party circuit (Monte who? Vegas huh?), it might just be dusting off its hangover.

The Burj Dubai officially opened as the tallest building in the world yesterday, but on a more grounded level, business and the fashion crowd are also cropping back up, at least in the preliminary stages.

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