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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 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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ENTERTAINMENT
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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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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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 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
L'Wren Scott , the designer, celebrity stylist and former model who died Monday in what appears to be a suicide, once said, "I'm a fashion designer. I don't want to be defined as someone's girlfriend. " That followed her into death, as many news outlets headlined stories and tweeted the news identifying Scott only as “Mick Jagger's girlfriend.” A spokesman for the Rolling Stones singer said “he is completely shocked and devastated by the news.” Meanwhile, many in the fashion world and beyond have taken offense  at the characterization of Scott by the New York Times, the New York Post and others only as a rock star's girlfriend.
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March 17, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's girlfriend and a prominent fashion designer whose fans included some of the most powerful women in America, was found dead in an apartment in New York City on Monday morning, according to police and local media reports. The 49-year-old's boyfriend, Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, who was on tour in Australia at the time of the discovery, "is completely shocked and devastated by the news," his spokesman said. When asked about reports of Scott's death, New York Police Department Sgt. Jessica McRorie told the Los Angeles Times that she couldn't formally give out a name because the woman's family had not been notified, but said that police discovered her unconscious and unresponsive at an address on 11th Avenue in Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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 26, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
While some in the upper echelons of the fashion industry may profess fatigue at the high-low match-up of mass retailers and fashion brands, the desire for somewhat more affordable takes on designer styles doesn't seem to be waning. After all, who doesn't want more style for less? Here is a look at some of the latest fashion and beauty collaborations. Damien Hirst & Alexander McQueen Marking the 10th anniversary of the late legendary designer Alexander McQueen's iconic skull scarf, the fashion house has teamed up with a fellow Brit, artist Damien Hirst, to create a limited-edition scarf collection featuring kaleidoscopic skull motifs and patterns of insects adapted from the artist's “Entomology” series.
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