CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1995 |
They were more accustomed to seeing one another in the drab starkness of a Los Angeles courthouse, as the so-called Trial of the Century reached its stunning conclusion. On Saturday night, they were together again, this time at a luxury hotel awash with black ties and glittering evening gowns. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti and the family of Nicole Brown Simpson were attending a benefit gala for Interval House, which runs shelters for battered women and their children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 |
Tickets are still available for a black-tie, fund-raising ball hosted by Casa Pacifica, a Camarillo shelter for abused and neglected children. The Angels' Ball on Saturday is Casa Pacifica's biggest fund-raiser of the year, said Tanya Gonzales, a spokeswoman for the shelter. Proceeds from the event help fund the shelter's $4.5-million annual operating budget, Gonzales said.
October 27, 1994 |
Here's a fashion guide to Orange County's social calendar: Opera Ball. A dinner-dance for Opera Pacific on Saturday, the opera ball is "one of the most grandiose, elegant events in the county," says Gayle Anderson, chief of protocol for Orange County, who has served as opera ball chairwoman three times. "Bring out your finest ball gown." This year, however, patrons also need to bring out their masks--invitations request that guests dress as their favorite opera characters. * Candlelight Concert.
July 28, 1994 |
It's only six weeks until South Coast Repertory officially launches Orange County's 1994-95 social season with "Viva Teatro!"--a black-tie salute to the theater's Hispanic Playwrights Project. Word's out that gala chairwomen June Wankier and Michele Wankier Edwards--a mother-daughter team--have dreamed up an Aztec-flavored event for Sept. 10 at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel.
June 21, 1994
A smoldering cigarette, not a firebomb, started the blaze that burned a black family out of its Oak View home two weeks ago, Ventura County investigators concluded Monday. After an intensive probe that involved a trained dog sniffing for fuel, firefighters sifting through ashes and researchers analyzing shards of window glass, fire and police officials said they found no evidence of arson.
April 8, 1994 |
About four Gs of fashion pressure are bearing down on the Lakers new head coach, Earvin (Magic) Johnson, thanks to his onetime boss. Former Laker and now Knicks coach Pat Riley set a style precedent with hair that looked as if it were raked by International Harvester and Giorgio Armani suits that couldn't ask for a better fit model. Since his first press conference as coach--at which he wore an ivory jacket, white shirt and pink and black polka-dotted tie--Johnson clearly has had a style plan.
February 15, 1994 |
Supporters for the American Heart Assn.-Orange County danced their hearts out Saturday at the 13th annual Heart to Heart Gala. Virtually all of the 300 guests who attended the bash at the Hyatt Regency Irvine spent the evening on the dance floor, joining members of the New York dance troupe Le Masquerade in a tribute to "Hollywood Nights." The $200-per-person benefit was expected to net about $100,000 for the heart association.
November 19, 1993 |
The world is no longer black and white for men who want to wear a tuxedo to a formal gala this holiday season. Many men are adding colorful accessories to the classic black tuxedo--the uniform of formal parties. Brocade vests, colorful cummerbunds and printed bow ties have changed the meaning of the words "black tie." For a look at the new tuxedo treatments, check out Daniel Day-Lewis' wardrobe in the movie "The Age of Innocence."
October 5, 1993 |
A private black-tie tribute Sunday honoring outgoing Orange County Performing Arts Center President Thomas Kendrick and his wife, center general manager Judy Morr, turned controversial when comments were made that one guest called "an outrage to women." For most of the 250 guests, it was a chance to applaud the vision of the couple who helped launch the Costa Mesa center in 1986. "This is their baby they're walking away from," said gala chairwoman Ciel Woodman. "It's emotional."
June 11, 1993 |
S ometimes only a black-tie dinner at home will do. At least that's what she thought when she realized his verrrry social parents were about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. He agreed on a formal celebration, and now the planning session is underway: Should his tie be classic black or rose pink? Must the hem of her frock brush the brick patio? What should they serve? Should their Rottweiler attend? SHE: Whew.