Mel Ottenberg

mILAN FASHION WEEK

Tom Ford Delivered Catsuits and Filler Dolls for Fall-Winter 2024

February 23, 2024

“It was the kind of camp that I desperately need from Milan,” says our EIC, who recapped Peter Hawkings’ second collection for Tom Ford with our fashion director.

MILAN FASHION WEEK

Mel and Dara Have Their Heads in the Stars at Emporio Armani FW24

February 23, 2024

After the Emporio Armani Fall-Winter 2024 show, our editors had a lot on their minds, from astrological signs to “Emily in Paris.”

MILAN FASHION WEEK

Mel Ottenberg Gathers the Girls to Talk Prada FW24

February 22, 2024

In Milan, our editors gathered a rogue’s gallery of celebrities, including Gwendoline Christie, Yara Shahidi, and Tracee Ellis Ross, to discuss the latest collection from Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons.

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Superstar

Who Is Candy Darling? Behind the Mystique of the Ultimate Warhol Superstar

February 19, 2024

Biographer Cynthia Carr, who has written the definitive record of the Warhol muse, talks to Mel Ottenberg about the vulnerable, gritty, and deeply soulful individual behind the fabulous facade.

NYFW

Coach FW24 Has Us Living Out Our Gossip Girl Fantasies

February 12, 2024

“Wearability and desire can go hand in hand,” our editor-in-chief says of the Coach FW24 show.

ICON

Interview’s Own Daniela Morera Has Some Clothes to Sell You

January 23, 2024

“Wearing it, you feel like Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra.”

ICON

John Epperson and Chloë Sevigny Channel the Toxic Femininity of Lypsinka

January 22, 2024

“How does Lypsinka be alone with herself?”

sky high

Dan Colen and Mel Ottenberg Are Normcore Kings At Heart

January 15, 2024

“I think they’re the best pair of boxer shorts in New York City.”

agency

Andrew Richardson and Mel Ottenberg on Porn, Shibari, and the Fourth Wall

January 5, 2024

“It’s a woman that does gay manga for women where the subject matter is male. It’s a huge phenomenon in Japan.”

TOUR DIARY

Bob the Drag Queen Takes Us Inside Madonna’s Celebration Tour

December 14, 2023

“I can say whatever I want, for starters.”

ICON

Up All Night With Jocelyne Wildenstein

December 5, 2023

The face of art-world extravagance pays an after-hours visit to Mel Ottenberg’s apartment where she opened up about her opulent and outrageous life.

OPERA WARS

A Night at the Opera with Morgan Spector of The Gilded Age

December 4, 2023

“I wore this long jacketed Kenzo suit which made me feel like I was in the mosh pit at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1997.”

VOICE NOTES

Maya Hawke Is Actually a Sexy Receptionist Named Veronica

November 21, 2023

“Veronica’s a top.”

SNIFF

Marissa Zappas Gives Mel Ottenberg the Sniff Test

November 20, 2023

“I kept smelling perfume and I realized that my bottle of Tragedy had exploded in my coat.”

VOICE NOTES

Myha’la Herrold Bagged the Tallest Man in the Room at the Burberry Party

November 13, 2023

“My man is right there. Look at him, he’s fucking hot.”

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sound advice

Mel Ottenberg Doubles Back the Disco With Another Giorgio Moroder-Themed Playlist

November 9, 2023

“I am feeling positively Cher-less these days.”

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warhol

Christopher Makos and Honey Dijon Trade Warhol Lore at Free People’s Andy in Oz Exhibit

November 7, 2023

“He said, if you get me a boyfriend, I will get you the watch. So I got him the boyfriend, and I said, time to pay up.”

FIT

Mel Ottenberg Gets Ripped for Rick Owens

October 30, 2023

“I just want to look good in clothes.”

diva

Alex Consani on TikTok, Trade, and Terrorizing the Subway

October 20, 2023

“She is so confident and cuntfident, but diva, she’s out.”

nineties

Ezra Petronio and Mel Ottenberg on Self Service, Big Shots, and the Stodgy French

October 17, 2023

“Everyone’s just being used at the end of the day. You’ll be front row until they decide you’re not front row.”