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'No one in fashion really cares about a diverse world' – R J Hernández

When An Innocent Fashion was published in the summer Vanity Fair breathlessly called it The Devil Wears Prada for millennials. Like Lauren Weisberger, 26-year-old author R J Hernández interned at Vogue and had seemingly written a tell-all about his experiences. “A lot of the book was inspired by my time working at Vogue and then afterwards at Elle and W magazine. I took my experiences …

Work those claws, ladies!​ ​The real reason Vogue declared war on fashion bloggers

I hear a war has broken out between Vogue journalists and bloggers. What’s going on? Steven, by email Indeed, Steven, indeed: we are witnessing a disaster of biblical proportions. What do I mean by “biblical”? I mean Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boilings! Forty years of darkness! The dead rising from …

New DVF designer keeps wrap dress centre stage in confident debut

The fundamental right of a woman to have an ego the same size as a man’s is every bit as central to the Diane von Furstenberg brand as the wrap dress. The Von Furstenberg mythology – fame and fortune as the twentysomething designer of said dress and her immortalisation by Andy Warhol as an iconic New York beauty – celebrates a woman who is in …

Indian acid attack survivor takes to the catwalk at New York Fashion Week – video

Acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi makes her catwalk debut on the opening day of New York Fashion Week on Thursday. She was invited to take part by FTL Moda, a fashion production company committed to challenging industry stereotypes of beauty. Wearing at full-length dress by Indian designer Archana Kochhar for her catwalk appearance, Reshma tells Reuters she wants victims of acid attacks to be viewed …

Made for History: Anna Wintour hosts fashion fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

A red taffeta ballgown skirt worn with a grey T-shirt declaring “Hillary” in beading on the front and “2016” on the back might not be your typical catwalk combination, but at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Manhattan on Tuesday, the worlds of fashion and politics came together – for one night anyway. The Made for History fashion show and rooftop party at the Spring …

If Lena Dunham and Cara Delevingne are feminist superheroes, we all are | Phoebe-Jane Boyd

Striking blows for gender equality used to be an intimidating undertaking: you’d really have to pull out something major. Hunger strikes, dying after being felled by a horse at the Derby, skinned alive with oyster shells – it’s understandable why most would decide: “You know what, I won’t.” Other options not involving death were going undercover as a Playboy Bunny, taking part in violent protests, …

Dressing while female: a semi-definitive guide to exercising sartorial safety

Geopolitics is really starting to mess with my autumn/winter wardrobe. While the UN conveniently sits in silence, government officials around the world can’t seem to shut up about what women should or shouldn’t wear. India’s tourism minister, for example, has just advised that foreign women shouldn’t wear skirts “for their own safety”. Meanwhile a number of French mayors are nobly continuing to ban the burkini …

Raf Simons is confirmed at Calvin Klein

Raf Simons has been named as the chief creative officer of Calvin Klein. This appointment was widely expected in fashion, following the announcement in June that Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, women’s and menswear creative directors respectively, would be leaving the brand. Simons – who left Christian Dior in October – will work across both men’s and womenswear for Calvin Klein. The announcement was made …