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May 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
Beyonce's lavish wardrobe is about to get even bigger: The singer-actress now has her own fashion label. Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles, who already styles many of her daughter's on- and off-stage outfits, announced a joint venture to create a contemporary women's brand with Arthur and Jason Rabin, founders of manufacturer Wear Me Apparel/Kids Headquarters. The name of the new brand has not been released.
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April 2, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Four Orange County community colleges that offer fashion design and merchandising programs are joining forces to showcase their students' work in the first OC Colleges Fashion Week. The week is scheduled to kick off Saturday with a reception at 7 p.m. at the Santa Ana College Arts Gallery, in the Santora Building at 207 N. Broadway, Suite Q, Santa Ana. The reception will be followed at 8 p.m. by a fashion show featuring designs from students in the programs at Santa Ana, Fullerton, Saddleback and Orange Coast colleges.
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July 18, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles fashion designer Orencio, a protege of designer James Galanos, has died at the age of 41. Orencio, who went by only the single name, died July 10 in Inglewood of complications from AIDS and diabetes, Rosemary Stack said. The wife of actor Robert Stack, she is well-known for her fashion consciousness and often wore Orencio's designs.
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March 18, 2014 | By Booth Moore
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot, 4-inch fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, created her own high-end clothing line and dressed fashion fans including Nicole Kidman and First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead Monday. Sources differ on her age but police said she was 49. Her body was found in her New York City apartment by an assistant. Though there were widespread reports that she was found hanged, police said no criminal activity was suspected and the coroner's office is investigating.
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February 15, 2002 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pauline Trigere, the French-born fashion design legend who personified American style, died Wednesday of natural causes at her Manhattan apartment. She was 93, but regularly defied her age. Just five months ago, Trigere (pronounced Tree-zhair) demonstrated her awe-inspiring cutting technique to design students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, recalled Jimmy Newcomer, an associate professor of fashion design.
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February 24, 1991 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
What will the well-dressed tennis player be wearing in the year 2001? Just ask Santa Monica native Janina Barajas. Barajas designed a futuristic women's tennis outfit to win the Dream Odyssey 2001 fashion design competition. A senior at the Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Barajas, 24, won first place in the Mizuno Fashion Design contest held Feb. 8.
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April 24, 1987 | United Press International
Award-winning fashion designer Willi Smith died of pneumonia brought on by AIDS, the lawyer for his estate said today. Smith, 39, died April 17 at Mount Sinai Hospital after being ill for about a month. His body was cremated Monday after a funeral service. Medical reports at the time of death cited pneumonia and blamed it on an attack of shigella, a form of dysentery, acquired on a textile-buying trip to India.
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April 10, 1992 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
Naomi Campbell has a butterfly tattooed on her bottom. And everyone in the room found out about it at Anna Sui's fashion show. Campbell, the model who moonlights as a backup singer in music videos, spun a black poet's cape off her shoulders to uncover a leather thong, and tattoo, underneath. This really wasn't one of those shows. But it definitely had its moments. Sui uncapped a costume-trunk full of '60s-inspired ideas for her new collection.
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June 23, 1994 | KATHLEEN WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Waste not, want not, Lindsay Jackson might say. Except we could tell right off that this woman is way too hip to go for crusty old maxims. We met at her Westlake condo last week to talk about her start in the design field seven months ago, when she threw over a real estate career to make clothing from old draperies. Destiny must have taken a hand--as fashion design was not something she planned or trained for. "I took one sewing class in seventh grade," the new designer said, "I hated sewing."
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October 29, 1999 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You may not know his name now, but if fashion insiders are correct, Los Angeles designer James Sowins will become well-known to customers looking for the kind of clothes you'd get if designs from the patrician Ralph Lauren met up with the surfwear gods at Stussy. Sowins and his Level 7 line were selected to be featured in the West Coast edition of a fashion show put on by Gen Art, a New York group that promotes emerging stars in fashion, film and other arts.
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March 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late fashion designer and model L'Wren Scott, who was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday, was best known for her work on the runway, and for her long romantic relationship with rock star Mick Jagger. Over the course of her career, though, Scott also served as a stylist to the stars and designed costumes for a handful of Hollywood movies. Scott was in her late 40s at the time of her death. Here's a look at her five most memorable films. "Diabolique" (1996): Scott served as the costume designer on this Jeremiah S. Chechik-directed thriller starring Sharon Stone as the mistress of a cruel headmaster (Chazz Palminteri)
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March 17, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot-4 fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, styled many of Hollywood's leading ladies for the red carpet and went on to create her own high-end clothing line that's been worn by everyone from Nicole Kidman to First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday, her publicist said. She was in her late 40s. New York police officials told the Los Angeles Times that an investigation into Scott's death was ongoing. Scott was romantically linked to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and helped style the band's stage looks.
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March 9, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Flanked by giant Carrera marble planters shaped like skulls, designer Paula Thomas stands in the courtyard of the first stand-alone boutique for her upscale global fashion brand, Thomas Wylde. "I love the dark and macabre, but I try to turn that into an aesthetic that is beautiful, alluring and abstract," says the British-born, Los Angeles-based Thomas, whose label merges a streetwise, rock 'n' roll vibe with feminine sophistication. Located next to company headquarters in Culver City, the store opened on Feb. 20, simultaneously celebrating Thomas' 48th birthday and the debut of a made-in-L.A.
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February 18, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
If you're watching any of the figure skating or ice dancing events at the Sochi Olympics this year, you may not remember what a figure skater's jumps and spins look like after her routine. But, thanks to sequins, sparkle and some creativity, you can probably recall some of the costumes you saw on the ice. Most skaters don't exactly play it boring or conservative. Classy sometimes, yes, but other costumes probably make you wonder whether the athletes borrowed their outfits from a bad - yet flashy - high school play.
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December 19, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
If you're doing any last-minute holiday shopping on Melrose this weekend, be sure to stop into Decades and check out the extraordinary wearable paper-art creations of Swedish designer Bea Szenfeld . With intricately folded and cut shapes, they are a treat for the eyes, especially the starry-looking "Snow Twins" cocoon coat for two, and the fantastic, fur-free "Lion Stola. "  Cameron Silver, fashion tastemaker, author and co-owner of the Decades vintage boutique, discovered Szenfeld's work earlier this year while he was on his book tour in Stockholm.
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November 26, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The first thing you'll probably notice about Aitor Throup's 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the second a satchel of gray melton wool the size of a cantaloupe that unzips across the mouth. Then your eye will probably wander to the trousers that don't end at the ankle, continuing on instead into Kevlar-soled foot covers that make the pants look like a Goth-Ninja version of footy pajamas.
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February 19, 1988 | MARY ROURKE, Times Staff Writer
The 92 designers who previewed their fall collections during this week's Designers' Collective have at least one thing in common: They are all incurable romantics. But whether they are looking back to the age of Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ozzie Nelson or "Star Trek's" Capt. Kirk for fashion inspirations, they are using fabrics most men have never worn before.
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January 3, 1990 | DAVID D'ARCY, Free - lancer David D'Arcy regularly covers the arts for National Public Radio
Czechoslovakia's prominent playwright and Communist Party nemesis Vaclav Havel is settling into his new role as president of the country in which the once all-powerful Communists will become only one party among many. But by some Czech's standards at least, the short, 53-year-old leader's wardrobe is remarkably unpresidential.
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September 12, 2013 | By Debra Prinzing
At swimwear designer Rod Beattie's house in Pasadena, pass through a courtyard dominated by a majestic tree believed to be more than 200 years old, and soon you'll find yourself inside a glass-walled living room, surrounded by 30 live oaks and stunning views that take in the Rose Bowl and the Arroyo Seco. LARGE-FORMAT PHOTO GALLERY: Rod Beattie's indoor-outdoor Pasadena retreat Nature plays a role in making each part of this home feel special. Virtually every room in the 2,000-square-foot residence has a door to the outside, where Beattie has created not one garden but rather a series of intimate vignettes - distinct deck and patio areas punctuated with artfully arranged container plants and furniture.
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September 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Los Angeles designer Monique Lhuillier is determined to dress women head-to-toe and 'round the clock. Since starting her namesake label in 1996, after she couldn't find a dress with enough fashion flair for her own wedding, Lhuillier has established herself as the go-to designer for Hollywood brides, including Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Ashlee Simpson and Avril Lavigne. Building on that foundation, in recent years she's developed a successful ready-to-wear collection shown seasonally in New York, and sold at major department stores and her own boutiques.
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