July 24, 1997
A fashion show displaying the latest creations off the runways of Paris and Haifa, right here in Orange County? Sure. But with an educational twist. Students from fashion vocational schools and programs in France and Israel shipped off their hottest designs to star in a recent show for members of the Dana Niguel Chapter of the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training. The group is a voluntary network of vocational education and technological training.
September 7, 2012 |
The meat dress Lady Gaga wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010 has been dried, preserved and painted to look like it's original raw hue (kind of sounds like jerky), and now it's part of a traveling exhibition of artifacts on display as part of the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" tour. Items representing 70 rock divas are included. The exhibit is to be on view in Washington through Jan. 6, and then will move on to Omaha, Seattle and Phoenix.
October 27, 1994 |
Today's fashion headlines boldly proclaim that a new generation of designing women is closing the gender gap. On both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific, man as fashion dictator still retains some validity, but female designers have reached new prominence. Much of the impetus for today's fashion creativity is the work of Vivienne Westwood, Rei Kawakubo, Donna Karan and others.
July 18, 1990 |
THE MOVIE: "Betsy's Wedding." THE SCENE: Molly Ringwald (Betsy) plays a betrothed fashion design student. Her father (Alan Alda), mother (Madeline Kahn), sister (Ally Sheedy) and fiance (Dylan Walsh) are stultifying characters who distract from the two best parts of the film--the sartorially splendid, cartoon-gangster Tony Dee, played by Anthony La Paglia and Betsy's wardrobe.
June 15, 2008 |
If THERE was any more evidence needed of the mainstreaming of fashion, it's this: Kids used to go to Build-a-Bear Workshop or Color Me Mine to get their creative juices flowing. Now, they can design a piece of clothing, decorate it with graphics, rhinestones and charms and take it home, all in less than an hour. Opening today in Beverly Hills, Fashionology is an interactive fashion design experience aimed at girls 8 to 14.
October 10, 2007 |
'Being copied is the ransom of success," Coco Chanel once said. The fashion designer laughed when people dug through the trash outside her Paris atelier looking for fabric scraps from a forthcoming collection. She smiled approvingly when she passed women on the street wearing collarless jackets inspired by her iconic tweed suit. But she never tolerated outright theft of her designs.
November 16, 2012 |
As the daughter of one of the five Fendi sisters of the famed Italian brand, Ilaria Venturini Fendi found herself designing in the family firm but not feeling fulfilled. After leaving haute fashion for a life on an organic, sustainable farm near Rome, she felt the pull back to fashion design after a couple of years - but with an unconventional twist. She still has the farm, and in fashion she now specializes in upcycling - the repurposing of old or discarded objects into new, higher-valued items.
November 2, 1990 |
Los Angeles, the cultural melting pot, is a steady source of fresh fashion talent from around the world. Recently, four young designers have captured attention. Best known is Kim Dam, 35, who was born in Vietnam. She believes that life there in the war-torn '70s taught her how to surmount chaos and career obstacles. She and her family escaped as boat people and arrived in Los Angeles in 1975.
May 24, 1998 |
Signs you've hit the big time at warp speed: Debut in a blockbuster. Have your first short story printed in the New Yorker. Sign a record deal after having only sung in the shower. Or--as several young designers did this week--launch your first line at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. For the past six seasons, a select group of students from Otis College of Art and Design's School of Fashion Design have been featured for two weeks of fame in two of the toniest windows in town.
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December 26, 1994 |
Marsha Hunt has this love affair with the camera: It worships her, captures her, challenges her. And she has given it lots of opportunities. She can't help it. Point the camera's eye at the 77-year-old former model and actress and she immediately goes into pose--tipping her head, unleashing a smile that over the years has promoted movies and sold everything from cars and mink stoles to summer cruises.