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  • Bar Reafaeli posed in fur, upsets PETA

    Bar Refaeli was just posing for a modeling campaign, this time for the French label BELAIR, but one photo of the Israeli supermodel wearing a coat made of real fox fur upset a bunch of animal lovers, especially PETA and its celebrity spokesperson, Pamela Anderson. Anderson sent Refaeli a letter saying, “You probably weren’t aware… More ▸

  • Shop Talk redux: Age is a sad feminine truth

    Jane Austen once wrote, "one of the saddest feminine truths of our times is the fact that we gain over the hips and lose under the eyes." Actually, she didn’t write that. But she totally would have, had she concerned herself with wrinkles and aging instead of the mating rituals of the aristocracy in 19th-century… More ▸

  • Bar Refaeli romantic with French President’s son?

    After dating Leonardo DiCaprio, reportedly being pursued by Prince Harry and partying hard in New York during fashion week, Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli is once again making headlines, this time with rumors connecting her to Pierre Sarkozy, who happens to be the son of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The two were seen together at the… More ▸

  • Did Kabbalah traumatize Madonna’s daughter?

    Madonna took her kids to the Kabbalah Centre in New York this weekend, and while three of them seemed to be having fun, her oldest daughter, Lourdes, seemed a little upset about the whole experience. Cameras caught the 14-year-old offspring upset and crying outside the building, with her star mom trying to comfort her. Only… More ▸

  • Shop Talk redux: Jewish fashion then, now and French

      Back in the 1930s, Joan Klein wrote a weekly column about clothing trends called “Shop Talk.” Since what is old is always new again in the world of fashion and I live in Brooklyn where “retro” is the ever-annoying watchword, I think this makes me more than qualified to comment on styles from an… More ▸

  • It’s official: Galliano is an anti-Semite

    The French court trying John Galliano for “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” has just reached a verdict on the matter — guilty as charged. Phew! Without the French legal system’s help I wouldn’t have known what to make of the designer’s anti-Semitic rant at a Paris bar. As for punishment,… More ▸

  • Marc Jacobs was a fat heroine addict

    Most people associate heroine addiction with extreme thinness but this was not the case for Marc Jacobs, who had been hooked on the stuff in the late 90s. According to Robert Duffy, the longtime business partner of the designer, Jacobs would binge eat while on the drug, he recalled to the Wall Street Journal. Duffy even… More ▸

  • Is Marc Jacobs headed to Dior?

    Marc Jacobs is reportedly in talks to take over at Christian Dior. The House of Dior, perhaps in an act of penance for John Galliano’s anti-Semitic rant that resulted in his being fired as the chief designer of the Parisian brand, is considering the Jewish Jacobs for the open position. Whether or not Jacobs’ very… More ▸

  • Birthday haiku for Michael Kors

    *** The only two jobs that pay even if you’re wrong; weather and fashion *** Happy Birthday designer Michael Kors. I still don’t know fashion from borscht. But my pink polo shirt from when I was five is apparently cool again. (Or was that last season?) More ▸

  • Jews and tattoos

    The spread of Jewish-themed tattoos have some rabbis in a quandary, reports the Kansas City Star: Increasing numbers of younger Jews are embracing tattoos, which have shed many of their negative stereotypes — they no longer are considered the purview of bikers, convicts and drunken servicemen — and have found a foothold in the under-30… More ▸