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November 17, 1989 | GAILE ROBINSON, Robinson, a free-lance writer, regularly contributes to The Times fashion pages.
Barry Kisselstein-Cord is her favorite jewelry designer. But when Linda Balahoutif, writer and producer, hears that his belts and jewelry are now serious status symbols among the Hollywood wives of West L.A, she cringes. Like Chanel bags, Kisselstein-Cord belts, rings and earrings have become an intentionally telling sign of wealth, status, and trendiness.
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November 17, 1989 | GAILE ROBINSON, Robinson, a free-lance writer, regularly contributes to The Times fashion pages.
Barry Kisselstein-Cord is her favorite jewelry designer. But when Linda Balahoutif, writer and producer, hears that his belts and jewelry are now serious status symbols among the Hollywood wives of West L.A, she cringes. Like Chanel bags, Kisselstein-Cord belts, rings and earrings have become an intentionally telling sign of wealth, status, and trendiness.
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April 10, 1992 | BETTY GOODWIN
THE MOVIE: "Basic Instinct." THE SETUP: San Francisco police detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) is on the high heels of ice-pick murder suspect and femme fatale Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone, pictured), while his girlfriend and psychologist Beth Garner (Jeanne Tripplehorn), acts more than concerned. THE LOOK: From the moment she appears on screen, Tramell is a jolting sight.
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September 7, 1990 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS
Proof that the clothing industry is banking on the somewhat stable menswear industry to get it through the current tough economic times was the long-awaited opening of the $20-million, 45,000-square-foot Bergdorf Goodman Men store last week. A private party attracting a well-heeled crowd of more than 1,000 people from the worlds of fashion, business and society moved easily through the three spacious and well-planned floors.
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February 23, 1990 | THE FASHION STAFF
Barry Kieselstein-Cord is becoming the Paul Newman of the fashion industry. The New York-based jewelry designer, who has a boutique in Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, has formed a partnership with Dallas-based car enthusiast David Bell to back "Team Kieselstein-Cord." Consisting of five Shelby racing cars and two professional drivers, the team will compete for the first time in a Southern Vintage Racing Assn. race at Moroso Park near Palm Beach, March 9-11.
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May 10, 1985 | BETTY GOODWIN, Times Staff Writer
Barry Kieselstein-Cord never wears a cummerbund with a tuxedo. Instead he straps one of the 18-karat-gold belt buckles he designs. He also wears a solid gold buckle with business suits (Armani) and sport jackets, although he prefers the sterling version when he's wearing his "farming clothes" in the country. "What I try to say in my work," the Coty Award-winning designer explains, "is that my belts have a great deal of wearability."
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December 22, 1994 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When jewelry designer Lee Brevard walked into his Venice studio a few weeks ago, a bit fatigued from nonstop traveling to show off his wares, he found a summons from Heather Locklear for a jewelry fitting and a phone message from Elizabeth Taylor's minions. He glanced at the message from Taylor, the woman whose name is synonymous with diamonds. "Yeah, she needs some jewelry," he said matter-of-factly.
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September 7, 1990 | Cindy LaFavre Yorks
Fall's mail-order catalogues are arriving daily, despite persistent summer temperatures. As sheer numbers of the weighty books begin stacking up, the need for a strategy becomes apparent. Separating the fab from the forgettable is the first step. Working women, the predominant catalogue clothes shoppers, are likely to give highest marks to books with the best assortment of women's clothes and accessories, though many catalogues also include gear for men and children.
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