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Nicole Phelps

As the Executive Editor of, Nicole Phelps reports on fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining the company in 2004, she served as Fashion News Editor of Elle magazine. In that position, she traveled on assignment to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Prior to Elle, Phelps began her career at W and Women's Wear Daily. Phelps is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

paris fashion week: watching the debate from the ritz


Come 3 a.m. in Paris, the Ritz Bar has usually been closed for hours. But not tonight. Vogue publisher Tom Florio has negotiated with the hotel’s general manager to open the bar at 2:45 a.m. and install a TV so that Florio’s colleagues assembled here for the fashion shows can watch the vice presidential debate. […]

paris fashion week: keeping an eye on valli


With the Paris talk linking Giambattista Valli’s name with Valentino’s, all eyes will be on Valli at his show today and at his Moncler Gamme Rouge presentation tomorrow. Will either collection look like an audition for the role currently filled by Alessandra Fachinetti? More on that later. But here’s a preview of what’s in store […]

getting animated with tod’s


When Tod’s screens Pashmy Dream, the short film directed by Diego Della Valle pal Dennis Hopper and featuring the campaign star, Gwyneth Paltrow, at a dinner in Milan tonight, the crowd will be strictly friends-of-the-brand. But come tomorrow, the six-minute movie will be available for download on the brand’s Web site along with, among other […]

accessorizing, jil sander style


Jewelry is about as familiar a sight at Jil Sander as fringe and embroidery. But believe it or not, designer Raf Simons showed all three at his show this morning. The earrings and bracelets, made in collaboration with the Italian jeweler Damiani, had a vaguely tribal feeling. Often worn one at a time, the delicate […]

In Milan, It Looks Like Snow


Moncler will celebrate its first boutique in Milan, at 7 Via della Spiga, with a cocktail party tonight. Designed by Gilles & Boissier to evoke a chalet, complete with wood paneling and fir cones scattered about, it’s the deluxe outerwear brand’s eighth store worldwide. Next up is Aspen, a natural fit with its ski resort, […]