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04/19/2007


'Yves Saint Laurent' Takes on the Life and Love of the Famed Fashion Designer: VIDEO

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A new trailer (a foreign one appeared last year) has hit the runway for Yves Saint Laurent, a film about the late fashion designer which chronicles the rise of his career and his longtime love affair with partner Pierre Bergé. The film stars Pierre Niney as Laurent and Guillaume Gallienne as Bergé. It's directed by Jalil Lespert, and set for release in 2014.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Jeans 'Come Out' And Reveal Their Rainbow Threads The More You Wear Them

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The fashion innovators at Betabrand clothing are crowd-funding the creation of “Gay Jeans,” denim jeans that “come out of the closet” the more you wear them:

“Gay Jeans begin life looking and acting like regular 5-pocket denim jeans, but as they experience normal washing and wearing over the course of their life, their indigo dye gradually fades away, revealing fabulously colorful yarns just waiting to come out.”

While their ad copy includes ham-fisted joking about “denim equality,” the jeans' creator Steven B. Wheeler explains his personal connection to the design:

"Early in life, I was not wildly unlike any of the other boys on the playground, but as time went by, I noticed things about me that set me apart from others. The same too for Gay Jeans; it takes time for them to uncover the things that make them unique.

"... the name (Gay Jeans) is a pun on the issue of science finding the “gay gene,” and the debate over whether or not being gay is a choice. For these jeans it isn’t a choice. Like me, they were born this way, and like me, they’ll come out in their own time.

"And finally, I love this project because no matter what else they are, Gay Jeans are no more or less a pair of jeans than I am more or less a human being. I'm a gay man, yes, but a man nonetheless."

The jeans cost $78.40 and 10 percent of all proceeds will go to the San Francisco LGBT Center.


Barneys Features 17 Transgender Models in Stunning Campaign Shot by Bruce Weber: VIDEO

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Barneys New York has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the LGBT Community Center (The Center) on its spring campaign which features 17 transgender models and "hopes to help break stereotypes and build social acceptance of transgender people."

Additionally, Barneys is donating 10% of all sales from its 11 flagship stores nationwide and Barneys.com on February 11th to the LGBT Community Center in New York City and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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Arin Andrews, Edie Charles, Valentijn de Hingh, Ashley de la Cruz, Sawyer Devuyst, Peche Di, Dezjorn Gauthier, Trevon Haynes, Katie Hill, Eve Lindley, Niki M’nray, Ryley Pogensky, Ines Rau, May Simon, Ahya Taylor, Maxie Neu, and Gisele Xtravaganza. These seventeen extraordinary men and women, transgender individuals with diverse experiences and unique personal stories, are the faces of Barneys New York’s Spring 2014 campaign: Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters, which launches today exclusively on The Window.

Shot by iconic photographer Bruce Weber in New York City, many were photographed and filmed surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones. By depicting these human connections, Weber was able to represent both the struggles and triumphs a trans person may face in relation to their gender identity.

4_barneysAs part of the campaign, Barneys is publishing interviews and videos about the participants, like Katie Hill and Arin Andrews in the photo at the top of the page. They write:

Katie was the first transgender student to graduate from her Oklahoma high school in 2012, and the former couple—they remain close friends—first got together when they met at a transgender support group. Their courage, admirable sense of self, and determination to help others who have shared their experiences have made them incredible role models—not only for the many young people in the trans community, but for us all.

Watch a short interview with Katie and Arin, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NYT Fashion Icon Bill Cunningham Captures NYC Men Dressing for the Cold: VIDEO

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NYT fashion legend Bill Cunningham will brave the snow and ice even when his fingertips are so cold he can't feel the shutter on the camera.

He's been out on the street in the recent 0 degree weather taking photos of the "mucho macho" men who are walking around with their coats open, and the skier wanna-bes with their fur trousers.

And yes, one man, who, despite the fact that he is so cold he has frozen into a statue, still keeps on sewing outdoors.

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Ralph Lauren Reveals U.S. Team's Sochi Olympics Look: VIDEO

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Ralph Lauren, the fashion designer tasked with creating the U.S. Olympic team's opening ceremony looks, unveiled the outfits yesterday, and they sure are patriotic! After scandal struck when Lauren's 2012 designs were found to be "Made in China," the warm, wintry outfit for this year's games had to reflect U.S.A. all the way in both its look and creation. As such, Lauren sourced wool from Oregon, had it spun in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, and then sent it off to California to be made into the patchwork sweaters, hats, and pants that U.S. athletes will be wearing come February 7th.

What do you think of the opening ceremony look? Tacky or fantastic?

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Bill Cunningham Checks Out SantaCon and the Christmas Scene in New York City: VIDEO

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Bill Cunningham, fashion legend and NYT man-on-the-street, takes a look at the 'Christmas scene' this year in New York which (before the recent heat wave) was punctuated by two days of beautiful snow. Cunningham pays a visit to SantaCon and also the traditional holiday windows on Fifth Ave.

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