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July 10, 2011 | Melissa Magsaysay
Although the hunt for vintage clothing may be enticing to some people, others would rather bypass digging for buried treasure that, even when found, may consist of garments that are tattered or in a size best suited for the bird-boned women of the 1940s. But the retro aesthetic is still a desirable one, particularly for the thriving rockabilly subculture of Southern California that favors 1940s- and 1950s-inspired dresses. Not to be excluded are the plus-sized women who love the look of vintage garments but are hard-pressed to find pieces that fit, especially since the average American woman is an inch taller and 24 pounds heavier than her counterpart in 1960, according to figures compiled by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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September 12, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK --It was all about graphic glam on the runway when Michael Kors showed his spring-summer 2013 collection under the tents at Lincoln Center on Thursday. The inspiration: Modern architecture. Clean lines. Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look: Geometric glamour. Sixties mod. Retro air hostesses. Bold shades of sunshine yellow, palm green, poppy red and sky blue, with black, white and navy. Graphic checks and stripes. Shift dresses in leather or crepe came with interesting zipper, placket and pocket details.
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September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
Avant garde Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo showed her spring-summer 2013 Comme des Garcons collection Saturday afternoon underneath one of the docks on the Seine at Paris Fashion Week. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Damsels of deconstruction. Long blond Guinevere-style wigs. Helmets made out of recycled metal junk. White muslin cloth dresses and tops that were assemblages of bustles, ruffles, sleeves and pieces of gold leather biker jackets. Some were worn over plasticky white pleated skirts or cuffed shorts.
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July 1, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc and Emily Foxhall
At 8 a.m. Monday, the security line at the Beverly Hills Courthouse was already out the glass doors and onto the sidewalk. Upstairs, about 50 people waited in line for marriage licenses behind a closed door. Some couples wore matching suits or dresses. Many were smiling. When one lesbian couple walked in wearing matching shimmery gold wedding dresses, the narrow hall erupted in a brief bout of whoops and cheers. A court official had to hush the celebrants. "That's going to disturb the court when it gets started, just so you know," he warned gently.
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January 9, 1987 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS
"I seem to approach each collection as if I were creating a perfume, blending basic, well-loved style elements with 'top notes' of our own," says designer Adolfo in the show notes for his spring collection, presented at the St. Regis Hotel here this week. "The result is meant to please and intrigue the women who wear our clothes. These women reject an overpowering fad as they do an overpowering scent. They loathe the term 'high style' as much as I do."
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2006
Your Spring Fashion Issue showcases Bryce Dallas Howard in a $26,665 evening gown and another dress priced at $12,000 ("The Most Fair," Feb. 26). This bothers me as a fashion- and budget-conscious consumer. I doubt that the majority of your readers can afford dresses in this price range, and I venture that most of them would choose not to spend that much on clothing even if they could. Moreover, I am offended as a citizen of the world. I sponsor an African child's educational, living and health needs for $288 per year.
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March 2, 2013 | By Booth Moore
PARIS - Presenting her Fall 2013 collection during Paris Fashion Week on Friday, Vanessa Bruno, who has a store in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue, proved why she, like Isabel Marant, is a current leader in exporting accessible, everyday French chic to the rest of the world. The look: Boy meets girl with a nod to mod. Oversized blazers and button-down shirts with contrast plackets over roomy trousers and pleated miniskirts. Graphic black-and-white paneled dresses. Tidy coats with contrasting  hems and buttons.
TRAVEL
February 17, 2002
My husband and I couldn't agree more with Tom Moore ("Is Freestyle Cruising a Washout?," Letters, Feb. 10). However, not all cruise companies are doing away with the traditional dining experience. We too will not sail with any company that only features freestyle. Who wants to dine in an elegant restaurant where everyone dresses as if they have been doing yard work all day? SUSAN CASHMAN West Hills
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