October 30, 2012 |
Heidi Klum has postponed what would have been her first post-breakup Halloween party. The "Project Runway" host, known for her elaborate costume parties (and appropriately elaborate costumes) shut down the festivities in the wake of super storm Sandy, which has killed at least 38 and essentially closed New York City for business. "Hope you & your loved ones are safe after the storm. Canceling my Halloween party...postponing to a haunted Christmas," she wrote Tuesday on Twitter, posting a picture of herself on a deserted and damp NYC street. Klum, who last year showed up without her skin for a shindig in Las Vegas and as one of a couple of monkeys in New York City for the official fete days later, had planned to don a Cleopatra costume for this year's bash.
February 17, 2014 |
At the 1960 Academy Awards, all eyes were on Doris Day, lead actress nominee for "Pillow Talk," who glittered in a silvery sheath. The gown was actually a costume borrowed from Day's next picture, the lush Ross Hunter thriller "Midnight Lace," which would nab costume designer Irene Lentz her second Oscar nomination the following year. But after cycling through a Hollywood career - starting out as a Mack Sennett extra and rising to be head of costume at MGM following Adrian - by 1960, Lentz was only freelancing in films for stars such as Day. Lentz's clientele was much, much wider - she was dressing fashionable women across the country in Irene, her line of structured suiting and bias silk soufflé gowns that she started with the backing of tony stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus after leaving MGM in the late 1940s.
January 12, 2012
FAMILY Slip on your favorite "Star Wars" costume for a kid-friendly tribute to the world of George Lucas at Jedi Nights, held on the second Friday of each month through March. Each event features presentations and special activities, including light saber building, "Star Wars" character photo ops and a costume parade. Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 6 p.m. each 2nd Fri. through March. $15 for event pass. (714) 542-2823. http://www.discoverycube.org.
June 18, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Film Festival are teaming up Thursday evening for “The Iconic Moment” at the academy's Hollywood campus. The program is not only a celebration of the craft of movie costume design but also a toast to the academy's new Costume Designers branch, which was announced in January. For more than 60 years, the costume designers were part of the Art Directors branch. The evening culminates at Oscars Outdoors with Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic “Vertigo,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak and featuring the evocative costumes designed by the legendary Edith Head.
June 15, 1985 |
A man in a Spider Man costume climbed a 30-foot streetlight pole Friday and shouted at passers-by on 5th Avenue before being arrested. He was taken to a hospital for observation.
January 10, 2012 |
Besides fighting the charge that firing people is his favorite hobby, Mitt Romney must now battle the allegation that he wears “mom jeans.” Monday, Chris Matthews raised the issue on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” during a group discussion of Romney's supposed lack of authenticity. Matthews went off on one of his blue-collar-guy-at-the-bar rants: “This guy with his - whadaya call 'em? - mom jeans or whatever he wears. What is that costume that he wears? What is that costume?
July 11, 1985
Privately held Briar, which produces men's and women's neckwear and costume jewelry, was acquired by Hartmarx, a major Chicago-based manufacturer and retailer of men's and women's apparel. Terms were not disclosed. Briar was founded by Harold and Marilyn Athey in 1956. He becomes chairman emeritus. Stanley Franklin was promoted to president and chief operating officer from executive vice president.
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June 26, 2009 |
Wearing one glove, Michael Jackson reached into the pop culture zeitgeist and influenced an entire generation, giving pieces as simple as military badges and a fedora an imprint that, for a time, was as powerful as his music. At the height of his career in the mid-1980s, he was a fresh representation of how a male pop singer could look, with his perfectly chiseled face, long curls, white T-shirt, black pegged pants, white ankle socks and black loafers.