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Katharine K. Zarrella

Katharine K. Zarrella is the associate news editor at

Jason Schwartzman Teaches Us How Not To Be Socially Awkward


Is it proper etiquette to greet a friend with one kiss, or two, or six? What’s the least awkward way to present yourself when you don’t know anyone at the party? Is there an appropriate way to check your breath in a social setting? All this and more is answered in the latest collaboration between […]

Thanks To Ralph Lauren, New York Is In The Money


It’s not just rescue puppies and Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts that have fallen into Ralph Lauren’s good graces of late. Today, WWD reports that the designer’s company has donated $500,000 to the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, which, launched last month by the CFDA, Theory CEO Andrew Rosen, and the New York City Economic Development Corp., aims […]

Protect Underage Models—Now It’s the Law


It’s official: The New York Times reports that, following the passing of new labor legislation in June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a state law declaring that models under age 18 are child performers. Long story short, the law is meant to protect underage models (like controversial teenage superstar Ondria Hardin—left) from mistreatment […]

The Met Does “Icon” Some Justice


“Icon” is one of the most overused words in the fashion lexicon—in fact, it’s thrown around with such carelessness that one has to wonder if it still holds any meaning. This past Saturday, the Met attempted to restore some of the word’s significance with its all-day series TEDxMet: Icons. Through talks by choreographer Bill T. […]

Did You Get The Memo? Diana Vreeland In Her Own Words


“Our cover situation is drastic…We are on the verge of a drastic emergency.” So reads the first entry in the latest Diana Vreeland tome, Memos: The Vogue Years. Compiled by Vreeland’s grandson Alexander (the husband of Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who directed The Eye Has to Travel), the book features more than 250 of Vreeland’s infamous […]