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  1. parties!
    Pharrell Is Feeling the ‘Design Theta Waves’The musical artist was honored at the annual Parsons benefit gala.
  2. fashion
    Look What You’ll Be Wearing in Ten YearsIt might even involve crayons. Seven amazingly bold graduates from Parsons School of Design.
  3. debuts
    Meet the Designer Deconstructing Traditional Chinese TechniquesLujin Zhang is a name to watch.
  4. 21 Fashion Students on How They Dress for SchoolSalvation Army is in; black is out.
  5. graduation day
    The Brightest New Talents From Parsons’ Grad ShowGrass, lifeboats, and crayon drawings found their way onto the runway.
  6. winners' circle
    Exclusive: Rihanna to Be Honored at This Year’s Parsons BenefitThe event takes place on May 22.
  7. new talents
    Meet 8 Fashion-School Grads Who Are Already Making an Impact on the IndustryThe future of fashion is right here.
  8. gallery
    See the Freshest Looks From the Parsons Fashion ShowPlus: Sarah Jessica Parker, Donna Karan, Arianna Huffington.
  9. there will be tears
    Alber Elbaz Finally Opened Up About Lanvin Last Night“Since I left, I can’t sketch anymore. I still have a huge scar on me.”
  10. winners' circle
    Marc Jacobs Will Never Design a Dress With 3 SleevesAccording to Anna Wintour, he’s a master of “clothes that women can actually wear.”
  11. winners' circle
    Anna Wintour to Give Marc Jacobs a Shiny TrophyShe will present his Parsons award next week.
  12. conversations
    Your Organic Cotton T-Shirt Won’t Save the EarthA panel at Parsons on the future of sustainable fashion.
  13. college week
    Tears, Shears, and Adderall: My Life As a Parsons Fashion StudentAll-nighters, tears, and so many goths. 
  14. college week
    The Instagram Generation Goes to CollegeHow women are documenting their undergrad experiences.
  15. the style draft
    Meet Reece Solomon, the Mastermind Behind Reece HudsonFresh out of the CFDA incubator, Reece Solomon has big plans for Reece Hudson.
  16. the style draft
    Meet Jia Hua, Who Started Her Own Line Straight Out of Parsons The recent Parsons graduate debuted her first collection in February.
  17. Jason Wu Wants to Manufacture Mini-SupermodelsCan we please make this happen?
  18. Parsons Students Show Off Their Dazzling WorkCould one of these people be the next Alexander Wang?
  19. takin' care of business
    Lucky’s Young Designers Network via Cat Pics, Dream of Dressing BeyoncéKatie Ermilio, Kaelen Farncombe, Yara Flinn, and Misha Nonoo talked to Eva Chen.
  20. fashion books
    Looking Back at Parsons’ Most Famous Alums in The School of FashionDonna, Isaac, Reed, and more.
  21. first looks
    See the Editorials From Top Parsons MFA StudentsIntricate knits, neons, and whites from designers in the making.
  22. parsons fashion show
    All the Looks from Parsons’ Annual Fashion ShowCan you spot the next Marc Jacobs?
  23. quotables
    Suzy Menkes Is on Team Galliano“It’s a tragedy.”
  24. galliano
    Galliano’s Parsons Workshop Abruptly Canceled“The program will not move forward.”
  25. meet the new designer
    Meet the New Designer: Amy Hsiung at AddisonA wealth of casual looks for the “feminine tomboy.”
  26. galliano
    There’s Now a Petition Against Galliano at ParsonsUh-Oh 101.
  27. galliano
    John Galliano to Teach Master Class at ParsonsIt’s called “SHOW ME EMOTION.”
  28. slash jobs
    Parsons Dean of Fashion ‘Loves John Galliano’Ooooh.
  29. disco siblings
    Lady Gaga’s Little Sister Models in Parents’ RestaurantNatali Germanotta, meatballs, wine. 
  30. loose threads
    Dannijo Launches Bridal Jewelry; Nicole Kidman Covers Du JourPlus, Frank Ocean hung out with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris.
  31. true love
    Video: The Proenza Boys First Met in the ‘Lesbian Room’ at a Club“I think I was smoking a joint. Can we talk about that?”
  32. loose threads
    Valentino’s Birthday; Romeo Gigli’s ComebackPlus, Carolyn Murphy covers June’s German Vogue with some highly impractical beach hair.
  33. party lines
    Reed Krakoff, Donna Karan at the Parsons BenefitPlus Simon Collins, Lorenzo Martone, Peter Som, Steven Kolb, and more.
  34. ecofriendly fashion
    A New Crop of Designers Wants to Make Fashion Less WastefulGo, Mother Earth, go!
  35. resort 2011
    Resort Report 2011: Fashion Experts Answer Ten Big Questions, Like ‘Why Does This Season Exist?’Jason Wu, Cynthia Rowley, Tory Burch, Fern Mallis, and others put the burgeoning season into perspective.
  36. eff the recession
    Design Students Can’t Get JobsIt seems best to be independently wealthy before getting into this line of work.
  37. fashion smackdown
    Parsons and FIT Go Head-to-head With Senior BFA Shows Monday NightWill a flashy or more democratic runway show triumph?
  38. affordable things
    Apparently, Discerning Target Thakoon From Regular Thakoon Is Really HardThe dean of Parsons wasn’t able to do it.
  39. school daze
    Parsons Lets Go of Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts“I believe when you lose your job, and there’s no justification for it, it’s ‘being fired.’”
  40. smells like teen spirit
    Kira Plastinina Might Move to New York to Go to ParsonsShe’s deciding whether to come here or go to London. Come here, Kira!
  41. gossipmonger
    The Seth Tobias Case Gets (A Little Bit) HairierA gay porn star named Angel is now claiming that he used to shave deceased gay hedge-fund manager Scott Tobias’s genitals. New York Giant Michael Strahan said that he wouldn’t mind dating Tony Romo’s girlfriend, Jessica Simpson. Oprah Winfrey showed up to watch Chaka Khan’s Broadway debut in The Color Purple. Robert Kennedy wants Hillary Clinton to remain in the public life even if she loses her presidential bid. Donna Karan failed a bunch of her classes at Parsons, including typing and draping. Jim Neal is coming to New York to raise money for his Senate run in North Carolina (he’s gay!).
  42. party lines
    Bob Kerrey Likes Hillary and Bloomberg, Won’t Talk About ModelsFormer Nebraska senator and ‘92 presidential candidate Bob Kerrey’s perch at the New School seems to have made him a New York partisan: He says he “probably won’t” make any ‘08 endorsements, but he did tout two locals as his candidates of choice. “I like Hillary a lot,” he said at the annual Parsons benefit last week. “I think she’s been a great senator for New York and has a tremendous amount of experience. And I got to say I think Bloomberg’s done a phenomenal job. I’d be very comfortable with Hillary or Bloomberg.” But Bloomberg insists he won’t run. And neither will Kerrey, for that matter. “I have no elective political aspirations for ‘08,” Kerrey said. “But everything I do is political. Aren’t you going to ask me about Parsons? About fashion?” Okay — who’s your favorite designer? “I don’t have one.” Any thoughts on the skinny-model controversy? “Yes, but I’m not going to give you them. Most of my thoughts about the models are not publishable.” Glad we asked. —Amy Odell
  43. show and talk
    Runway Repeats at Parsons Senior Show! Monday’s senior collections shown at Parsons — spotlighting the class’s top designers — raised a question: How closely did these students study the runway? These “top collections” looked like top knockoffs to us. Julia Medvedev’s black bodice dress (above) echoed a Versace silhouette. And Sean William Salim’s gold pants were all too reminiscent of Ghesquière’s robotic creations at Balenciaga. Lora Nova even regurgitated Gareth Pugh’s see-through stripes. But it wasn’t all copycats. Boaz Eli, one of Parsons’ Womenswear Designers of the Year, showed garments that were flattering, well cut, and most important, original. More look-alikes after the jump. —Kendall Herbst
  44. party lines
    At Parsons Benefit, Tim Gunn Promises Best ‘Runway’ Contestants YetDespite reports of low turnout for Project Runway’s season-four auditions last month, Tim Gunn called them the best ever. “We could have cast three seasons of Project Runway based on the quality in the numbers that we saw,” he said last night at a Parsons benefit attended by Bill Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg, and Donna Karan. “And when the designers are better, frankly, they’re really more fun to work with because you can really have a design dialogue as opposed to that hem’s falling down, why is the sleeve doing what it’s doing?, look at all this bulk — that isn’t fun.” Though busy with a new book, a Project Runway spinoff, and new job as CCO of Liz Claiborne, Gunn won’t leave Runway any time soon. “If there’s a season five for Bravo and for the show, there’s a season five for me because I can’t get enough of it,” he said. —Amy Odell
  45. video look book
    Tess Lindgren Bought Her Jacket in Northern Minnesota Tess Lindgren is a Parsons student who lives on Union Square, listens to “strange avant-garde music,” and makes most of her own clothes. “Someone told me,” she says, “that how I look every day, I looked like I was attacked by my wardrobe.” She’s this week’s Video Look Book. Tess Lindgren [Video Look Book]
  46. 21 questions
    Tim Gunn Wears Banana Republic Jeans Name: Tim Gunn Age: 53 Job: Chair, Department of Fashion Design, Parsons; Mentor, Project Runway Neighborhood: West Village Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Depends on my mood. Up: Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Down: Thomas Wolfe’s character C. Green, who leaps to his death from a hotel window in You Can’t Go Home Again. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? Restaurant: Gotham Bar & Grill. Other: At the home of my dear friends Bea and Jerry Banu. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Put out fires!