April 11, 2004 |
Little girls skipped alongside their fathers, men in black tie checked their watches and women carrying beaded opera purses moved with urgency into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. "No late seating," cautioned ushers, as guests found their seats for the April 3 opening of the 2004-05 season of Dance at the Music Center. Ticket holders who had not seen one another since last year exchanged kisses on cheeks, while guest conductor Ormsby Wilkins warmed up the string section.
October 5, 2008 |
DESPITE past rumblings that emerging-talent showcase Gen Art, one of the more consistent components of Los Angeles' ever-morphing fashion week landscape, might partner with one of the dueling L.A. Fashion Week groups, it's going solo again this year. The two-night event features a fresh crop of new talent, two high-profile hosts and a dedicated eco-friendly night spotlighting green-leaning designers. Gen Art, which is open to the public (tickets are available at GenArt.
April 12, 2002
The "foot tube" may appear to be one of those completely useless inventions like crystal deodorant and the Inside-the-Shell electric egg scrambler. But the simple band of stretch fabric designed to be worn around the arch of the foot, and its cousin the "toe topper" are helping the hosiery business, especially during the summer months. "Women have stopped wearing socks in the summer," said Mimi Merkin, the designer for Hue Legwear.
December 23, 2007 |
A plate of steak frites arrives via a 40-foot catwalk that glows an eerie blue. Fashion show footage loops endlessly on an enormous screen, while couples huddle in white vinyl banquettes. The clang of pans from an open kitchen mixes with the indistinguishable thump of trance music. It may sound like Kate Moss' reoccurring case of night terrors, but it's actually the first Friday night at a new fashion-themed restaurant in downtown L.A. After a few hiccups, Mode finally opened its doors at 916 S.
May 21, 1998 |
Latino designer Eduardo Lucero may be known for the candy-colored ruffle skirts and flamenco-inspired lace dresses he contributed to last spring's Cubanismo craze in fashion (and everything else for that matter). But the fall collection he previewed last week proves he is more than a one-trick pony. The sneak peek at Lucero's new line was part of a benefit for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation held at the newly opened Conga Room.
April 6, 2000 |
Now that Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and alleged Toluca Lake madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson are both plying wares on the Web, I thought the sites http://www.heidiwear.net and http://www.babydol.com screamed out for a comparison. I know that's very Entertainment Weekly, but bear with me. Both sites feature mugs: Heidi: A collection of five handmade coffee cups made while she was in prison. ("The day-to-day lifestyle was so stressful and hectic, this gave her peace of mind," according to the site.
October 16, 2007 |
If you doubted that fashion has a bigger presence in L.A. than it has had in years, consider the last few days. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa turned up for a series of runway shows at the spectacular new downtown venue, the former St. Vibiana's Cathedral -- and had to take a seat in the second row. Gen Art, the showcase for young talent, marked its 10th anniversary in L.A. with a massive production at the Petersen Automotive Museum. At a fashion week kickoff dinner at Mr.
October 8, 1996 |
One has to wonder if the cigars wielded during the weekend's California Collections were recycled by the assistant stylists between fashion shows, or if each model was issued his or her own puff piece. The accessory of the minute symbolized those oft-abstract sources of inspiration that the fashion world lives to bestow on clothes. For spring and summer '97, cigars suggest Ricky Ricardo's Cuba.
April 16, 2002 |
Afghan rugs and velvet-covered couches have transformed the crowded parking lot behind Sunset Boulevard into a hippie-inspired love den. It's Fashion Week in Los Angeles, and the guests at tonight's soiree have dressed accordingly: a slim man in tightfitting multicolored striped pants, a petite woman nearly consumed by her white ankle-length fur jacket and others in faux snakeskin, suede and "deconstructed" garments that have been taken apart and...