May 9, 1996 |
When Cynthia Rowley's ego swells and she fears it may take off and lumber through the streets of Manhattan like the giant Stay-Puft marshmallow man in "Ghost- busters," she returns to her childhood home in Barrington, Ill., population 9,000. There, she and her mother play a scene guaranteed to deflate any grandiosity fostered by success in the fashion industry: "Mom, I won the Council of Fashion Designers of America Award as Best New Talent," Cynthia says. "That's nice, dear."
February 8, 1996 |
She's been described as smart, silly, sexy and hip. Although that's how a catalog describes the typical customer of Girl Star, the new young women's fashion division of Gotcha International in Irvine, those words could easily apply to its smart, silly, sexy and hip fashion designer, Holly Sharp. Sharp has the bubbly personality you'd expect of a designer who gives her creations whimsical names such as the "Brigitte Bardot Bra Top," the "Patsy Cline Skirt" and the "Groove Girl Dress."
January 12, 1999
Clare Potter, 95, an American fashion designer of the 1940s and '50s who helped invent women's sportswear. Along with Tina Leser and Claire McCardell, Potter "really inspired the market," said Maggie Murray, visual director of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Potter became a fashion star under the sponsorship of Dorothy Shaver, the legendary head of New York's Lord & Taylor department store in the 1930s.
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March 1, 1987 |
Just imagine billiards legend Minnesota Fats watching a pool tournament . . . and all the players are wearing formal gowns! No doubt Fats might think of chalking it up, so to speak, but that fashionable approach isn't so surprising to Laura C. Campbell of San Clemente, who may be the country's only designer of apparel for women billiard players. But while the dress code for professional billiard tournaments is mock tuxedos or evening gowns, Campbell said, some women believe it has drawbacks.