Scott Schuman and Garance Doré’s Fashion Ménage à Trois, and More From Our Fashion Issue

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Photo: Graeme Mitchell

New York’s "Spring Fashion" issue is on stands today, and it's a splashy guide to the season's trends, tastemakers, and hot-button topics. Cover girl Jessica Simpson (rocking huge hair and a tiny dress) makes a persuasive case for her brand of $100-and-under fashion, while pint-size actress Kiernan “Kiki” Shipka of Mad Men enthuses about Chloé for kids. The city’s most recognizable — and achingly cool — street-style shutterbugs, Scott Schuman and Garance Doré, discuss their work and (depending on your situation this Valentine’s Day) depressing/heartwarming romance. Even the successfully single among us can enjoy the montage of shirtless male models getting roughed up at Friday Night Throwdown’s underground fight nights. Former Washington Post fashion columnist Robin Givhan weighs in on the controversial, seemingly unavoidable issue of race on the runways, while New York’s fashion director, Amy Larocca, distills a season's worth of clothes and accessories into the top must-have trends. And Jeff Mermelstein's twenty-page photo portfolio goes behind the scenes at fashion month in New York, Milan, and Paris to capture the grit and glamour — all fitting conversation fodder for the subway or the tents this week. [NYM]