Why do filmmakers insist on portraying Yves Saint Laurent as a ‘fragile genius’?

Why do filmmakers insist on portraying Yves Saint Laurent as a ‘fragile genius’?

It’s a destructive cliché that obscures a host of deadly maladies.

Iris Apfel, 93-year-old fashion icon, thinks you don’t really know how to shop

Iris Apfel, 93-year-old fashion icon, thinks you don’t really know how to shop

And that fashion is failing all ages: “Seventy-year-old ladies don’t have 18-year-old bodies and 18-year-olds don’t have a 70-year-olds’ dollars.”

With that dress, Beyoncé made us look. But what did we actually see?

With that dress, Beyoncé made us look. But what did we actually see?

STYLE BLOG | There was no “there” there, figuratively and almost literally, in her see-through gown.

The fantasy of China: Why the new Met exhibition is a big, beautiful lie

The fantasy of China: Why the new Met exhibition is a big, beautiful lie

The first thing to accept about “China: Through The Looking Glass,” is that it is not meant to be a critical assessment of the fashion industry’s non-fiction, politically correct relationship with China’s culture, history or its people.

Met Gala 2015 FAQ: Can anything top last year’s Solange/Jay Z drama?

Met Gala 2015 FAQ: Can anything top last year’s Solange/Jay Z drama?

A lot of weird stuff happened in post-gala elevators in 2014.

Who’s going to the state dinner? Chitose Abe of Sacai is on the guest list

Who’s going to the state dinner? Chitose Abe of Sacai is on the guest list

The eclectic Japanese designer, profiled in today’s Style section, has scored an invitation to the elite dinner for the Japanese PM.

Street Smart: Merrifield and Mosaic District, Fairfax County

Street Smart: Merrifield and Mosaic District, Fairfax County

Good budget fashion retail in the Mosaic District.

After backlash, beachwear company Tavik pulls T-shirt that evokes lynching

After backlash, beachwear company Tavik pulls T-shirt that evokes lynching

TJ Maxx and Tavik were slammed on social media for selling a shirt that bore an image of a noose and the words “hang loose.“

Elton John is boycotting Dolce and Gabbana for calling children conceived with IVF ‘synthetic’

Elton John is boycotting Dolce and Gabbana for calling children conceived with IVF ‘synthetic’

In an interview with an Italian magazine, the designers said: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.“

Kathy Griffin is leaving ‘Fashion Police’ after just seven episodes

Kathy Griffin is leaving ‘Fashion Police’ after just seven episodes

“There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people’s bodies into it,” Griffin said in a statement.

Paris Fashion Week short on surprises

Paris Fashion Week short on surprises

There was an astonishing lack of surprise and delight on the runways at Paris Fashion Week.

Chanel wants you to dress like a bistro waiter this fall. It’s actually a good idea.

Chanel wants you to dress like a bistro waiter this fall. It’s actually a good idea.

White aprons became dreamy ruffled skirts. Jeweled details echo mosaic tile floors. Coin-like fringe reminds you to leave a tip.

Celine goes maximalist, Givenchy tries foreplay at Paris Fashion Week

Celine goes maximalist, Givenchy tries foreplay at Paris Fashion Week

Detachable sleeves, fur pom-poms at one house; corset jackets and peacock feathers at the other.

Comme Des Garcons and Undercover break all the rules, dazzle the eye at Paris Fashion Week

Comme Des Garcons and Undercover break all the rules, dazzle the eye at Paris Fashion Week

Plus, Junya Watanabe, Haider Ackermann chip away at assumptions about attire and beauty

John Galliano redefines Maison Margiela with Paris Fashion Week comeback

John Galliano redefines Maison Margiela with Paris Fashion Week comeback

Also, new looks from Dior, Balenciaga and Lanvin. But more importantly -- what does Kanye think?

New designers turn to nudity to make a splash at Paris Fashion Week

New designers turn to nudity to make a splash at Paris Fashion Week

It might get attention, but gynecology is not part of fashion’s mission statement.

5 questions for the thief who stole the Lupita Nyong’o Oscar dress (and then gave it back)

5 questions for the thief who stole the Lupita Nyong’o Oscar dress (and then gave it back)

The dress was returned, in a trash bag, to the hotel it was stolen from.

Oscars 2015: Why a dress is not always just a dress

Oscars 2015: Why a dress is not always just a dress

Fashion is so integral to the Oscars that the choices don’t just speak to the message the actors want to send. They also speak to the state of the fashion industry itself.