Christina Binkley is The Wall Street Journal's fashion and style columnist, a regular on-air commentator, and author of the New York Times bestseller Winner Takes All. From the vantage of her weekly column in the paper's Personal Journal section, she critiques fashion runways from New York to Mil...
One of the reasons stars and socialites look so good is that their clothes fit well
Flats and near-flats are a big shoe trend for 2013, shown with everything from suits to evening wear. Christina Binkley and Bloomingdale's Brooke Jaffe join Lunch Break to discuss. Photo: F. Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal, styling by Anne Cardenas. The go-to shoe for female executives has long been the power heel. Now the flat is making a play for power. Fashion runways lately have been full of chic flat shoes for women. Menswear-inspired Oxfords were all over the fall/winter collections.
Red carpet critics often credit the women wearing gowns with best and worst dressed awards. It feels mean spirited, and given that so many of the gowns that appeared on the Met Gala’s carpet last night were marketing devices for fashion labels, I prefer to focus on the designers who are selling their skills. And the winner is….Thom Browne.
ALESSANDRO MICHELE’S office in Gucci’s new Milan headquarters seems like a playroom tricked out by doting parents for a child whose toys haven’t yet arrived. Dreamy custom wallpaper shows a blue-green forest scene based on one of the designer’s spring/summer 2016 prints for the fashion label. The desk, chairs and rugs are an eclectic assortment of threadbare European antiques, which Michele collects. But there is none of the designer’s flotsam: papers, books, sketches.