NEW YORK — Richard Chai, the acclaimed women’s wear designer, is debuting a men’s line for fall. The move is a first for his almost-four-year-old label, but Chai is in fact quite seasoned in men’s wear, having been creative design director of Tse. Prior to that, he was the design director for Marc Jacobs’ men’s and women’s collections and launched the Marc by Marc Jacobs men’s line.
(Shy about his age, Chai will only say that he’s older than he looks. The Parsons grad certainly doesn’t look old enough to have held those jobs, as well as others at Donna Karan, Armani Exchange, Lanvin and Geoffrey Beene.)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"