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September 12, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
NEW YORK -- Thom Browne returned to the Edna Barnes Salomon room at the New York Public Library to present his spring-summer 2013 women's collection Sept. 10 during New York Fashion Week. The inspiration: After the show, Browne told us that this season's collection had been inspired by German painter, choreographer and sculptor Oskar Schlemmer . “And I'm continuing to expand on that whole preppy thing I started with in the men's [spring-summer 2013] collection.”  Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look:   Browne's “preppy” meant skirts, suits, jackets, sweaters  and dresses in multicolor madras, pieces in pink and orange bearing an all-over print of a preppy-style whale motif -- rendered in both whole and partially skeletized versions.
September 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Under a tent at the Tuileries Gardens, with Olivia Palermo sitting front row, designer Peter Copping showed his spring 2014 Nina Ricci collection Thursday afternoon. The inspiration: Romantic and historical men's dressing. The look: Spring romance. Color palette included variations on white, rose, golden beige and dove gray. Key pieces: Feminine white shirt dresses with ruffle and lace details. Summer waistcoat in blue ticking stripe. Diaphanous short dresses with layers of lace fused with washed-out, watercolor floral chiffons.
October 28, 2012 | By Whitney Friedlander
Sometimes it's a subtle nudge to consider another designer. At other times, the voice is more matter of fact, explaining why a certain style doesn't pair with a venue. This Marchesa? The beading may be too much. Do you want to try Jenny Packham? Reem Acra? A beaded belt might not work with this gown. That other gown was pretty, but it was too old. This is better. Are you going to wear a veil? Maybe a hair clip instead? The advice comes to those brides-to-be who shop (and stop to listen)
March 21, 1999
Cher, who dresses almost exclusively--and albeit scantily at times--in Bob Mackie creations for the Oscars, keeps her reputation for raising eyebrows intact year after year.
September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Eva Mendes, Jennifer Garner, Carey Mulligan and many more are fans of wearing his structured, body conscious dresses on the red carpet. Because when it comes to fierce femininity, Roland Mouret has got it down. The designer showed his stellar spring-summer collection on Friday at Paris Fashion Week. The look: Sexy, assertive. Sharp cuts and folds. Shards of color. Close-to-the-body draping. Shift dresses, pencil skirts and tops with a fragmented architecture. Judo-inspired vests and blazers.
May 6, 2001
I enjoy the Her World column every week, and I am writing about something I have noticed on so-called "travel clothes" for women: The dresses (and maybe skirts too) don't have any pockets. Who designs these things? Obviously someone who has never been on a plane or stayed in a hotel. Where can I stash my room key if I just want to walk to the hotel lobby for a moment? Men's travel wear usually has numerous pockets, including zippered security ones. I won't buy travel dresses until they put pockets in them.
May 23, 2013 | By Susan Denley
How many little girls have dressed up like Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and pretended to waltz around a ballroom? Or like Sleeping Beauty dancing with the prince? Now bigger girls can do the same. Disney Consumer Products has teamed with Ashdon Inc. , which specializes in special occasion dresses, on a collection of ballgowns inspired by Disney princesses. The Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection is targeted specifically for Latinas' coming-of-age parties, but they would be appropriate for a Sweet Sixteen, as well.
October 1, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Stella McCartney showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at the glorious rococo-style Opera Garnier on Monday morning during Paris Fashion Week. But the clothing on the runway couldn't have been more different from the gilded environs. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The scene: Proud papa Paul McCartney was front row, as he always is, along with M.I.A., Jerry Seinfeld and Kate Moss. The look: Masculine-meets-feminine sportswear. Down to earth but special.
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