Regardless of what you think about Sean Avery, you have to agree he’s entertaining. If only there weren’t so much hockey involved…
Well, Mr. Avery’s long-gestating biopic is finally getting a bit of worth press. This New York Times article even goes so far as to grace it with a title: Puckface. It’s not the most flattering name we could think of, but he did always seem a bit puckish.
It’s been a rough road for Men’s Vogue, but it looks like they’re nearing the end of it. Word came down today that the awkward little brother of the men’s mag business is being downgraded from a bimonthly stand-alone mag to a semi-annual supplement to Vogue. In other words, it’s getting the ax.
Our favorite ex-Conde Nast intern got a bit of video today, thanks to an ESPN profile exploring Mr. Avery’s sensitive side. Sporting a buzzed Mohawk and a self-effacing mumble, Avery spouted bon mots such as “It’s probably my desire for dress up that brings me back to the whole women’s clothing thing,” and “I certainly admire a nice purse.”
Naturally, the interview briefly touched on Avery’s constantly questioned heterosexuality, but we couldn’t help but be embarrassed by the whole thing. Can’t a man admire a purple sequined purse without everyone getting ideas?
The inexplicably fashionable athlete took time out from blogging about short suits and posing for Gap ads to chat up Ms. Andersen over several rounds of Heineken. Apparently he was just plastered enough to affect obliviousness to the forced smile she had on her face throughout the encounter; but here it is, captured for posterity.
New York Rangers roisterer-turned-*Vogue* intern Sean Avery gets away with lots of out-there antics. We draw the line, however, at silver boots. Apparently Hedi Slimane has been passing these things around as a joke and fashion victims like our awkward forward here have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: The Lookbook captures a sculptural dresser. [NYMag]
Miley Who?: You might have noticed that we're not covering a certain controversial photoshoot by a certain 15-year-old teen-pop star in a certain general-interest magazine. Really, we've got better things to do with our time. [Maxim]
Saddle Up: If you're excited about Country-and-Western singer Tim McGraw's new fragrance, you might be a redneck. [She Knows Best]
If you've been watching hockey at all this season - and given that you're reading a men's fashion website, there's only about a 20% chance of that - you might have noticed that Sean Avery, forward for the surging New York Rangers is a little bit of an odd bird. But WWD tapped us into a whole new level of the left wing's oddness.
Karen's Course Correction: DKNY restructures its menswear strategy. [DNRNews]
In The Crosshairs: Target snatches up CFDA-winner Rogan Gregory. [WWD, 2nd item]
Adieu, Bonjour: At Paris Fashion Week, YSL is out (for now) and Dries Van Noten is back. [FWD]
Winging It: Smith & Mills for dinner, the Beatrice for drinks, Black on his fingernails, Sigur Ros in the locker room and Cuthbert in the bag—Sean Avery's pretty New York… for a Canuk with a stick. [NYTimes]
Arch Support: The Sartorialist needs your help with his hoofs. [The Sartorialist]
Fatherly Advice: Director Franco Zeffirelli has some style pointers for the Pope (who just happens to wear Prada). [Catholic News Agency]