April 9, 1996 |
A pit bull could communicate that you're a bully. A Chihuahua might mean you're chichi. A shar pei says preppy, possibly. Your canine, in fact, could say as much about you as your ZIP code, your coupe or the cut of your blazer. Dogs, you see, are the fashion accessory of the day. "It's almost impossible to have the right style without the right dogs," declares designer Isaac Mizrahi in the docudrama "Unzipped," after admiring Eartha Kitt's twin standard poodles.
April 5, 1996 |
Apit bull could communicate that you're a bully. A Chihuahua might mean you're chichi. A shar pei says preppy, possibly. Your canine, in fact, could say as much about you as your ZIP code, your coupe or the cut of your blazer. Dogs, you see, are the fashion accessory of the day. "It's almost impossible to have the right style without the right dogs," declares designer Isaac Mizrahi in the docudrama "Unzipped," after admiring Eartha Kitt's twin standard poodles.
March 28, 1996 |
The significant other in your life goes to his closet for his favorite blazer and slacks and they're not there. He sees you leaving the house in something that looks uncomfortably similar. What's going on? Beginning with Katharine Hepburn's tailored trousers and continuing with Donna Karan's so-called Boyfriend Jacket--inspired by a loose, structured blazer in her husband's wardrobe--the allure of men's haberdashery has been a not-so-well-kept secret.
February 29, 1996 |
Top menswear designers Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Richard Tyler have all eschewed slouchy suits for a more refined silhouette. So it's fitting that French cuff shirts and cuff links are coming out of the closet. But this time, instead of adding to the sober sartorial look, cuff links are part of a new stuffed-shirt rebellion.
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November 17, 1995 |
Police swooped down Thursday on six locations where they said low-paid workers were churning out counterfeit copies of chic, ultra-pricey purses and shoes, illegally marketing them as genuine Louis Vuitton and Chanel products worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Glendale Police Lt.
November 9, 1995 |
They could stand up to a tank. From brightly colored patent leather mini hatboxes for "Clueless" juniors up through octagons in suede for the Bistro Garden crowd, this season's purses are all about structure. Hermes, with its classic Kelly model, and Ferragamo, with its ladylike luncheon bags, set the standard for other manufacturers that picked up the trend as part of the Mod fashion revival.
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July 13, 1995
Remember Tony Alamo, the enigmatic leader of a Santa Clarita church who was later imprisoned for tax evasion? Well, now's your chance to own Alamo memorabilia. Through Saturday, the IRS is auctioning off 12,000 items in Nashville from Alamo's defunct clothing chain. The fashion is definitely retro: the merchandise includes $5,000 sequined jackets, children's exotic skin boots and painted denim pants. Nevertheless, Alamo-wear is hot.
June 8, 1995 |
You may have bought or rented your first tuxedo in the '70s. It was pale blue with black piping, sort of a formal polyester leisure suit. You wore a double-ruffled blue shirt and a pre-tied bow tie so large that you seemed to be competing with Bozo the clown for a neckwear award. Your hair was wider than your shoulders. You looked like Gene Autry on acid. Or, more recently, you turned up at your senior prom in a $19.95 well-worn cutaway from a used-clothing emporium on Melrose.
March 30, 1995 |
It's show-and-tell at every meeting of the new Bead Society of Orange County, where members, freighted with the fruits of their obsession, ogle one another's baubles. "It's copal," said society president Jackie Kilcoyne, fingering the amber-like, mushroom-size orbs she'd strung together before a recent meeting. "It's very wonderful," said an admiring Marian Sanders, silver frogs dangling from her ears.