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April 24, 2012 | By Chris Barton
This post has been updated. See below for details . Art continues to be very fashionable. In the wake of recent exhibitions that included last year's Rodarte show at LACMA and the late Alexander McQueen at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, another fashion designer has received honors from the fine art world. New York City's Museo del Barrio declared designer Narciso Rodriguez one of the "25 most influential Hispanics in America" in an announcment that it will be honoring the Cuban American next month during its annual gala.
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April 23, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Actress, producer and makeup maven Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman had their second daughter Tuesday and announced that they've named her Frankie Barrymore Kopelman. [Cut] Lupita Nyong'o of "12 Years a Slave," who made such a big splash on awards season red carpets, is People's Most Beautiful Person of 2014. [People] Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were a big hit as figure skating commentators during the Sochi Winter Olympics, and now NBC is sending them to the Kentucky Derby on May 3 to comment on fashion.
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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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April 16, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in “Everything You Touch,” her lushly written dark comedy world-premiering at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. Three glamorous models descend on Jess (Kirsten Vangsness), shrieking like birds of prey, while Victor, a histrionic fashion designer (Tyler Pierce), shouts insults at her. She staggers out of the fracas in a leopard-print swing coat. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat This scene laid bare the savagery at the heart of every makeover, and it would have won me over - if Jessica Kubzansky's bold, lucid staging of Callaghan's theatrical vision hadn't already done so. Although at moments the script feels as if it's still evolving, the stunning production values highlight its best features (a bit like a makeover, come to think of it)
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April 29, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
Opera, fashion and art came together Saturday night when  Genlux magazine fashion editor, filmmaker and photographer Amanda Eliasch threw a Brit Week bash at her West Hollywood hillside home above the Sunset Strip. The colorful poolside party for fellow creatives from across the pond was held in an eclectic setting, with a panoramic view of Los Angeles to the south, a hot pink piano due north and a burgundy crocodile, stirrup-dangling bench near the southeast outdoor bar that could've ambled out of "50 Shades of Grey.
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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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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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April 22, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
He's been blind since age 15. But nobody can say that Mason Ewing lacks vision. Overcoming a nightmarish childhood, Ewing, 30, has been a successful fashion designer in Paris. For the last six months, however, his mind has been set on Hollywood, where he hopes to create a teen comedy and a dramatic series for television. Born in Cameroon to an American father and a Cameroonian mother and raised in France, his own life has been filled with drama. His mother, a seamstress and dressmaker, was murdered when Ewing was 4, he said.
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February 12, 2010 | By Booth Moore
Alexander McQueen, the fashion world's reigning provocateur who helped elevate British fashion to the international stage with his unconventional and sometimes macabre designs, was found dead Thursday at his home in London. He was 40. The police have not released an official report on the cause of death, but his press representatives at KCD Worldwide said it was an apparent suicide. As a designer, McQueen was not only a technical genius -- as comfortable cutting an Edwardian-inspired suit as draping a kimono with a 25-foot train -- but a creative genius as well.
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October 12, 1991
Roger Forsythe, 36, head fashion designer for the Perry Ellis menswear company. Born in Missouri and raised in Texas, Forsythe was educated at the University of Houston and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Asked to join the Ellis group in 1988 as vice president and men's design director, he was credited with turning around company profits, which had sagged since Ellis' death in 1986.
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March 27, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
It's only March but Pharrell Williams already gets our vote for multi-hyphenate of the year. The latest project involving the music-producing, Grammy-winning, hat-wearing fashion plate is a long-term deal with global apparel and footwear brand Adidas, tha company announced Thursday.  According to the press release issued by Adidas, the first Adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams products will drop this summer. It goes on to note that this is the first time the company has teamed with "a designer who owns their own textile company.
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March 26, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, announced on her lifestyle website Goop that they are separating. [Goop] Family and friends mourned fashion designer L'Wren Scott in a private funeral service Tuesday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Participants included Scott's brother and niece, her longtime boyfriend Mick Jagger and Scott's friend actress Ellen Barkin. [Los Angeles Times] The Kanye West-Kim Kardashian Vogue cover may have roiled the fashion world, but Barbara Walters put it all in perspective in a conversation with the Cut blog: "It's not a Medal of Honor; don't take it so seriously," she said.
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March 25, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Rihanna has been selected to receive this year's Fashion Icon Award to be  presented June 2 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. [The Cut] Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who died in what police have ruled a suicide in New York City on March 17, is to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A., Page Six reports. [Page Six] Scott, the longtime girlfriend of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, was a favorite designer among Hollywood celebrities. On Saturday, Christina Hendricks honored Scott by wearing one of her dresses to a PaleyFest event for "Mad Men. " [People]
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March 24, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger
When L'Wren Scott, 49, was discovered to have apparently committed suicide on March 17, the main thing that her death made headlines for was the fact that she had been Mick Jagger's girlfriend for 13 years. News outlets have been catching feminist flak ever since. But you know what? The main thing that most people, whether inside or outside the media, know about L'Wren Scott is that she had been Mick Jagger's girlfriend for 13 years. Yes, Scott, who was found in her Manhattan apartment last Monday after apparently hanging herself, did have a separate career of her own - of sorts.
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March 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Backlash and rumors following Anna Wintour's decision to feature polarizing couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue has the editrix defending her choice. The Annie Leibovitz-shot cover for the April 2014 issue features the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 33, and her rapper beau, 36, in wedding regalia and comes after months of contentious stories about her landing in the coveted pages of the fashion bible. "Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE," reads the headline on the magazine's annual Shape issue.
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March 22, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Dorothy's pinafore and ruby red slippers, Darth Vader's helmet and cape and Austin Powers' blue velvet suit are just a few of the treasures on display in "Hollywood Costume," the monumental exhibition celebrating 100 years of costume in the movies opening Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum, its only stop in the West. Originally organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it had a sold-out run in 2012-13, the exhibition is curated by Deborah Landis, the David C. Copley chair and the director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
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June 11, 1991
Georgia Bullock, 73, a onetime May Co. and Bullock's saleswoman, who began designing her own line of clothes while she was in her early 20s. In her designs, she combined high style with simple elegance. By 1953, she began to design for Nellie Don in Kansas City. She later returned to Los Angeles and began using imported fabrics and unusual prints. By the 1960s, she was showing her popular designs at parties on her tennis court at her Holmby Hills home. Bullocks Wilshire, I.
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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 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Actor Kellan Lutz may be best known for playing Emmet Cullen in "The Twilight Saga" films and for his role earlier this year as the title character in "The Legend of Hercules. " But like many an actor nowadays, he's branched into fashion too as co-founder with Danny Goez of the clothing label Abbot + Main , which makes laid-back styles for men, women and children. Lutz is scheduled to show off the brand's spring 2014 collection with a personal appearance Sunday at Bloomingdale's at the Beverly Center . The event begins at 1 p.m. in the men's department on the first floor of the store at 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles.
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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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