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Strip Tease

The lingerie-inspired looks we saw on spring runways like Marc Jacobs got sexier this week.

Lily Donaldson Is Wednesday’s Top Model

One of our favorite art students turned model, Sasha Pivovarova, hit the runway for the first time this week at Anna Sui. But it was Lily Donaldson (also known for dating Vladimir Roitfeld) who dominated the catwalk Wednesday.

Parsing the Catsimatidis Dis in the ‘Times’

John Catsimitidis
Today’s Times profiles mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, who just switched parties to try for a Republican nomination. If you read very closely, you can catch subtle signs that writer Robin Finn is not taking his candidacy entirely seriously. See if you can spot some! • Headline: “Another Billionaire Who Wants to Be a Mayor” [We're already cracking up.] • Lede: “Those black plastic eyeglasses – reminiscent of the magnate Aristotle Onassis…” [Because he is, you know, GREEK. In the real world, Catsimatidis’s glasses look equally like Henry Kissinger’s or Alan Greenspan’s.] • “But how the heck does their wearer… see a blessed thing? In focus, that is.” [Wow, what?]

Volume: The Golden Ticket

Designers clearly had Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on demand this season: Oompa-Loompa-inspired dresses — loads of volume at the hip and nipped in at the legs — are prevalent on the runway.