Yigal Azrouel in New York Fashion Week

Yigal Azrouel made headlines this week when he fired his PR representatives after they invited Ashley Dupre, better known as Elliot Spitzer’s call girl, to his womenswear collection. Few had heard of Azrouel before that working girl sat at his front row, and few are likely to seek him out if he continues putting out the vagabond-inspired clothes he showed in his menswear collection. Talk about getting your inspiration from the recession! The talk this week in menswear is 90s revival – the return of grunge, et al – but no proud slacker would wear the finely stylized grime on display here:

For better 90s inspiration – My Own Private Idaho, to be exact – check out Michael Bastian’s layered homage to the Gus Van Sant flick.

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