July 13, 1990 |
This summer's newest hairstyles come straight from the history books--1960s history, that is. Back-combed "bubbles," wash-and-wear geometrics, and hippie-like, long, straight styles are being reshaped. At Cristophe and Vidal Sassoon, two top Beverly Hills salons, recent shows featured versions of looks first seen on the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar more than 20 years ago.
January 10, 2014 |
Diane von Furstenberg's wrap-dress army is a force to be reckoned with in the 20,000-square-foot gallery of the historic May Co. department store building in Los Angeles, where her “Journey of a Dress” exhibition opens Saturday with 200 vintage and contemporary interpretations of the iconic design. There they are, 200 mannequins strong, standing in formation and ready to conquer the world. And conquer the world is exactly what this dress did. The show, which was put together for the 40th anniversary of Von Furstenberg's brand, celebrates her singular contribution to fashion history: the wrap dress, which is on par with the T-shirt and blue jeans when it comes to its cultural impact.
May 17, 1991 |
Tonight, the late Millicent Rogers will have a moment, as they say in fashion circles. The famed style-setter, socialite and media star of the '30s and '40s, best known for the Taos, N.M., museum named after her, will be the center of attention in Santa Monica. Antique dealer Federico Jimenez is hosting a preview of silver jewelry reproduced from Rogers' designs and newly available at his Montana Avenue shop.
February 6, 1991 |
Kitty Black Perkins has her own ideas about dress-for-success: Make it pink and bouffant, and the more glitter the better. For 14 years, she has been fashion designer to the ultimate material girl, Barbie. And one thing she's learned about the little girls who own all those little dolls is that they think Barbie is pretty in pink. Black Perkins, who is principal designer for Mattel Toys' fashion dolls, works out of a studio in a top-secret design center in El Segundo.
September 23, 1988 |
Princess Diana's matched-up dressing is almost too princessy, and the hats of Sarah, Duchess of York, are atrocious, if you ask Patricia Underwood. But she doesn't critique the royal fashion just to be mean. Underwood is considered royalty herself, in a manner of speaking. She's the queen of hats. The slightly eccentric, near-famous British designer has done as much as any woman in America to bring custom-quality head wear to the States.
February 19, 2014 |
Retail buyers from around the world have descended on Las Vegas for the twice-yearly Magic Market Week, the fashion industry's largest trade show. An estimated 80,000 people are in town for the collection of Magic events and associated smaller shows, at which thousands of brands will strut their clothing, footwear, jewelry and other accessories at multiple glittering venues. The show's scope is reflected in its slogan: See what the world will be wearing. The trade show began in much more modest style in 1933 by the quaintly named Men's Apparel Guild in California.