early-aughts

I Went Under the Knife on ‘The Swan,’ the Most Controversial Reality Show Ever

In the early 2000s, Belinda Bessant was trapped in an apartment, pressured into unnecessary surgeries and edited to look like a catty drama queen. Today, she looks back on ‘The Swan’ — an ugly stain on television history

How Lanyards Landed Back on Fashion’s Neck

Kitschy iPhone straps and face-mask chains are bringing Claire’s culture online

We’re All Dressing Like ‘Ugly Betty’ Now

Gucci owes ‘Ugly Betty’ a check. Today’s ugly fashion craze is proof that Betty Suarez had style all along — sorry, Wilhelmina Slater.

Remember William Rast, Justin Timberlake’s Disappointing Denim Line?

Timberlake’s stiff clothes can tell us a lot about his feigned public persona