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Better Bets: “The Eleventh Hour Santa”

I f You are still searching for a present for someone who is hard to please or you are simply a procrastinator, these gourmet gifts may be just what you are looking…

Better Bets: GRAMMY Gift Lounge & Gift Bag

Before they take the stage at The GRAMMY Awards on February 5th, the biggest names in music will be treated to three days of gifting in the official GRAMMY Gift Lounge. In…

The Downfall of Demonic Demna and Balenciaga

The appalling news of the November 16th, 2022, holiday campaign of Balenciaga, which featured children no older than six holding handbags with teddy bears in bondage gear containing leather harnesses and spiked…

The Secret 4th Floor Room at Bergdorf’s

In 1978 Jean Rosenberg of Henri Bendel walked into my Paris shop at 21 Rue Bonaparte and promised to create a floor of European dress designers on the 2nd floor of Henri…

Paris Journal by Vicky Tiel: FRIDA KAHLO Exhibition

I remember seeing Frida Kahlo’s work for the first time in Paris in 1968 when I opened my shop on Rue Bonaparte, walked past the Beaux Arts College, and turned right on…

Banana Republic’s “Now Voyager” Moment

We are seeing the highest inflation rate in four decades, and most women cannot or simply don’t want to spend a fortune on clothing. Where do you go for well-priced, good-looking sportswear…

“The Tragedy of Fashion Today” by Vicky Tiel

I am compelled to write and explain what is happening to our fashion industry. It’s an industry I’ve loved and been involved with for 60 years since 1961, first as a New…

Guest Editorial: Met Gala 2022 Goes “Viral”

After a devastating two-year pandemic and the possibility of a Russian Nuclear War on the horizon, one would think a $35,000 per person party celebrating fashion and costumes would be the most…

“Notes from Fashion’s Underground:” Albrecht Ollendiek

Design philosophy. “Designing and sewing throughout my childhood was a way for me to channel my passions,” says this cultured, inveterate world traveler born into an art and music-loving family in South Germany in 1963.

Better Bets: The “Everyone Wins” 2022 Nominee Gift Bag

Award shows are back in all of their glory this year and so is the opulent celebrity swag that accompanies such lavish occasions. The LA marketing firm, Distinctive Assets, is celebrating its…