February 17, 2009 |
It's amazing how often in fashion that a moment from the past brings into focus what's happening in the present. Such was the case over the weekend at New York Fashion Week. Signs of the recession are everywhere here -- the missing faces in the front row, including Saks Fifth Avenue fashion director Michael Fink, who was laid off last month; the empty storefronts on Madison Avenue; the scaled-back shows.
March 9, 2008 |
Coming off the most sensational runway show of the fall season, Nicolas Ghesquiere is at last opening a Balenciaga store in Los Angeles, only the second in the U.S. Expect all the sculptured "Star Trek" meets garden party frocks, haute gladiator sandals and floral print bags from the spring collection, currently being modeled in ads by actress Jennifer Connelly. (Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett are also fans of the label, especially for the red carpet.) The location is just east of San Vicente Boulevard on Melrose Avenue, adding to a booming designer retail area that includes Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and soon Alexander McQueen.
November 17, 2006 |
Boutiques are opening so fast along Melrose Place that even their owners aren't able to keep up with them. Three months after fashion designer Carolina Herrera opened the West Coast flagship for her namesake collection, she and her daughter, Carolina, finally were able to visit it and another in Costa Mesa this week. On Monday, Mrs. Herrera and Carolina Jr.
June 4, 1993 |
P ant- emonium broke out when New York designer Carolina Herrera unveiled her fall 1993 collection Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine for the Angelitos de Oro annual fund-raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County. Herrera showed pants for day, evening and just about every dressy occasion. Never one to bow to fads, the Venezuelan-born designer showed no bell-bottoms.
February 8, 1990 |
Carolina Herrera yellow, Carolina Herrera polka dots, Carolina Herrera checks, Carolina Herrera perfumes. Glamorous Carolina Herrera herself. Members of the Blue Ribbon at the Music Center flocked into The Founders Tuesday for a tribute to the couturiere and to see her spring collection, thanks to Neiman Marcus/Beverly Hills and its vice president John Martens. Co-chairwomen Joni Smith and Dorie Pinola sat together at the end of the fashion ramp, beaming that all was going so well.
January 26, 1990 |
Designing bridal gowns can leave one with very firm opinions on marriage and family. Just ask New York designer Carolina Herrera, who created Caroline Kennedy's much-copied wedding gown and has been manufacturing a bridal collection for 2 1/2 years. Herrera believes a woman can have it all--career and family. But if she's smart, she'll have her family first. Family is 'the most important thing in life.