Fug File: super(and unsuper)models

Fug or Fab: Gigi Hadid


I am putting this to a vote because, let’s be totally honest: If Zendaya were wearing it, we’d be like, “WHAT MAGIC IS THIS.”

Gigi Hadid

It’s a crazy pantsuit-type thing, and it’s bright and it’s colorful and it screams Our Lady of the Preternatural Charisma. Gigi Hadid isn’t at that level for me, but she is a very successful model so she’s obviously does that for SOMEONE, so I ask you: Is this working here? The photo service did not denote that she was in the midst of working in this shot, although she does look styled to within an inch of her life (the purse matches TWO colors in the pants/jacket). And she and Kendall definitely like to make the sidewalks their catwalks, so I would believe she’d put this on just to run out for some orange soda and a copy of People‘s approximately 145th John F. Kennedy Jr. cover. But I feel like Zendaya would’ve put ON the coat and worn it with some killer heels and made it look like she was on her way someplace thrilling that you also wanted to be. It’s hard not to imagine the possibilities.

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Scrolldown Fug: Gigi Hadid at the MuchMusic Video Awards


This starts out very sleek and cool, even with the choker that I usually side-eye…

Gigi Hadid

… and then suddenly the circus comes to Kneetown.

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Tony Awards Fugs and Fab: The Models (And Anna Wintour)


Remember a couple of years ago, when Anna Wintour decided she needed to gussy up the red carpet of the Tonys, and both “consulted” the nominees on their wardrobe and also got a bunch of models invited? I know she helped again this year — at least, she helped “selected nominees,” I don’t know who — but the model count seems to be down. Let’s see how the ones who made the cut did, shall we? (Spoiler: Pretty dang good.)

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Well Played: Mari Agory in Christian Siriano


I wasn’t familiar with model Mari Agory before the amfAR event last night…

7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York - Arrivals

… but I won’t soon forget her. I LOVE how dramatic this is on her — it’s like Fawkes the Phoenix mated with a sofa, in the best way possible — and she’s carrying off all that loudness to perfection. Thank you, Mari, for being my Kate Upton palate cleanser. Of course, I only saw Kate first because I wrote it first. Many of you will be seeing those posts in the reverse order, and well… I’m sorry. Hold onto this moment. And maybe scroll back up here after you’re done.

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What the Fug: Kate Upton in Jenny Packham


I’m not even sure you need to see the front of this.

Kate Upton

And honestly, she probably doesn’t care if you do, either, because she seems AWFULLY pleased with herself for finding something that’s cheeky in more ways than one.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at the Fragrance Foundation Awards


I believe this event celebrates people who make perfumes, but I wish it were for celebs who smell the best. For example, I fully believe Laverne Cox smells great.

ALSO, while we’re here, I love talking about people’s favorite perfumes. I am personally someone who likes to only wear one scent, day-in and day-out. For years and years it was Yves St Laurent’s In Love Again (which I adore, but which was discontinued and I am hoarding bottles of it in my lingerie drawer). Currently, it’s Diptyque’s Eau de Lierre, which I LOOOOVE (it’s very botanical). What do you wear?

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WTF: Karlie Kloss


I love Karlie, I really do. I remember when she first started out — because I am old — and before she sort of toned down her runway walk. Someone — I cannot remember who off the top of my head — compared her to a cobra, and it was an apt comparison. She moved her head from side-to-side in a serpentine fashion and walked very deliberately, and it was mesmerizing. She is still mesmerizing, albeit less snake-like (someone got their hands on her walk, and they were probably right to normalize it a bit). Runway models often feel very interchangeable, intentionally, but every fashion week it is a delight to look up and think, “wow, that girl is good at — oh, it’s Karlie.” She is special.

Karlie Kloss Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

And there is no better way to prove that she is special than by noting that she is VERY NEARLY making a dress which includes a built-in Glamour Don’t bar seem reasonable.

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