New York Fashion Week is underway, determining the trends for the season. Some colors that were predicted early on to be big this fall were icy blues and muted grays, colors traditionally seen as an antidote to stress. Take a look at these past looks—are you feeling serene yet?

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Woman’s Dress and Belt,” c. 1956, by James Galanos

Woman’s Dress and Cummerbund,” Spring/Summer 1990, by Romeo Gigli

Woman’s Evening Dress,” Resort 2009, by Badgley Mischka

Woman’s Dress,” 1980s, by Jean Muir 

Woman’s Dress,” 1925, American


Congratulations Gentlemen!

Mark Badgley and James Mischka are married men! The designing duo, who have been in business together for the last 28 years, tied the knot on Friday at City Hall in New York City with Badgley’s twin sister, O'Hara, as the sole witness. After the wedding ceremony, Mark Badgley and James Mischka invited 22 friends to SoHo bistro Raoul’s, where they dined on a wedding cake by Sylvia Weinstock.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka Tie the Knot

After 28 years as a couple, Mark Badgley and James Mischka made their union official by tying the knot Friday at New York City Hall. While the designers have made their mark with red-carpet gowns for VIPs like Sharon Stone, Oprah Winfrey, Teri Hatcher and Melissa Etheridge, they were considerably more understated about celebrating their own big day. For More

Catching Up With Rowley, Benz, Badgley and Mischka at London Fog Shoot

Photo By Kyle Ericksen

Manhattan skies were free from any storm clouds Tuesday afternoon, but in Root Studio a rain machine was pouring down on Cynthia Rowley, Mark Badgley, James Mischka and Chris Benz during a shoot for London Fog. Iconix Brand Group’s  chief marketing officer Dari Marder made certain raindrops would be falling at a shoot for the new collection. “I was warned this morning, but I didn’t bring a second set of clothes,” Benz said. “Just get the shot — that’s what they taught us in fashion school.”  For More

Our favorite girl from Laguna Beach was married this past weekend. Here are all the deets on her beautiful wedding dress.

Lauren Conrad: “I was so thrilled to have Mark and James work on my dress. Not only have I been a longtime fan of their designs and aesthetic, they are also the nicest guys. They were so sweet and made the process really enjoyable. I love my dress.”

Mark Badgley and James Mischka:
“We were delighted when Lauren asked if we would design her wedding gown. Lauren embodies a young, modern, and sophisticated style that is the type of women we love too design for. She wanted a simple and classic yet glamorous gown which paired perfectly with the Old Hollywood element we love to put in each of our designs.”