Fug File: super(and unsuper)models

Unfug or Fab: Karlie Kloss in Rosie Assoulin

I think it’s possible I am just not generally responsive to Rosie Assoulin. I know a LOT of people are really into her, especially when she plays with volume, but I feel like nine times out of ten I’m either on the fence or just fully out on her designs.

This one is a fence-dweller:

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Conceptually it’s interesting, but not necessarily also attractive. The cutout on her shoulder makes her look like she’s bulging right there. And the flower on her legs might’ve been cuter or more impactful if it were revealing a bright backing color, like hot pink or turquoise, rather than just her legs. Her knee poking through there is really distracting. Not that there is anything wrong with her knee — I’m sure it’s very friendly — but it gives the impression of peeking through prison bars, which isn’t the vibe people generally associate with the red carpet unless said carpet is at a prison talent show.

[Photo: Getty]


British Fashion Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Models

Can ANY of them live up to Naomi Campbell? Click through and FIND OUT. (Spoiler: No.)

[Photos: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Get ready for the usual cacophony of crazy from your favorite purveyor of mass market cotton undies. Where are the giant, bedazzled wings at MY local Victoria’s Secret, I ask you? When I go in for tee-shirt bras, I at least want the option of leaving with a flammable butterfly cape, a set of strap-on portable fireworks, or a pair of fireman pants.

(PS: If you are at work, and your boss is the sort of person who might be irritated to walk into your office and find you looking at pictures of models in extremely impractical knickers…a word to the wise.)

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


CFDA Fashion Fund Awards Fugs and Fabs: The Models

When Anna is hosting, the models appear.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Fugs and Fabs: Models at the Vogue 95th Anniversary Party

It should come as no surprise that A LOT of models attended the big Vogue party that was hosted during Paris Fashion Week. It also shouldn’t shock you that fully half of them look INSANE.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: Various Recent Tennis Events

The US Open is on the horizon — Heather and I had a long conversation last night (post-wine) about how we’re VERY NERVOUS FOR SERENA — and ergo, New York is aflush with tennis fever: Tommy Hilfger launched his new campaign with Rafa by having a faux tennis match in Bryant Park (this is VERY TOMMY; last Fashion Week, he turned the Park Avenue Armory into a football field [honestly, it was AWESOME]), and Nike finagled a variety of stars to come play tennis in the street, surely as a promotional event for the Open. Let’s eyeball everyone. Bonus shirtlessness and cute tennis outfits abound.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


America’s Got Fugs: Heidi Klum

I once was talked into sampling America’s Got Talent (“Once,” she repeats, like Joe Piscopo in Johnny Dangerously), and wow, is it wrongly named. I might argue it should be renamed Boy, America Has A Lot Of Self-Confidence. In fact, the whole affair makes me conclude that we need to treat each network’s talent shows like the Olympics: You get ONE every four years. So, for example, you enjoy The Voice now, because it’s Idol next year, AGT the year after that, and… whatever else (So You Think You Can Dance, maybe) the year after that, until The Voice gets its turn again. Just everyone rotate and then no one gets sick of any of it, and perhaps the talent pool in America will feel less tapped out each successive season.

Of course, that would mean not as much of Heidi Klum on the red carpet, and we’d miss out on such gems as I Left My Legs In The Oven On 450 For An Hour.

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It’s probably a real tan, because don’t you think it’d be evenly everywhere if she were faking it? Oh, Heidi. My real concern is with the bargain-bin appliqués that are creeping up your sequined skirt, and the fact that your sleeves look like clearance lingerie. But at least she’s trying here not to be predictable. Or klumplacent, if you will (but will you?). Not the case with her other outfit:

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