CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2007 |
Prominent fashion designer Anand Jon has been charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault involving three alleged victims, the youngest a 15-year-old girl, prosecutors said Tuesday. Beverly Hills police arrested Jon on March 6 after a woman said he raped her. The 33-year-old designer to the stars, whom Newsweek named one of the people to watch in its "Who's Next in 2007" issue, remains jailed.
June 5, 2000
Pamela Zoolalian's idea of fun? Hurtling down a road at 60 or more miles an hour, two inches above the asphalt, supine on her luge board. Dangerous? You bet. But, Zoolalian will tell you, when it comes to living dangerously, her sport of street luge, an outgrowth of downhill skateboarding and a sort of renegade cousin to the Olympic sport of ice luge, is child's play compared with her day job as a fashion designer.
March 19, 1990 |
The Japanese presence at the fall ready-to-wear collections has never been more apparent. But the clothes making the strongest impression are by French designers who relate fashion to current events in Eastern Europe. Japanese-born Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons was among the first big names to show. The disheveled look ruled her runway on Thursday.
November 24, 1989 |
Sandwiched between bright bikinis and bouncy biker shorts on the fashion runway was a model wearing a pink swimsuit, crudely painted with the words "Keep Our Water Clean." Her beach coat, made from plastic six-pack circles, was trimmed with medical syringes. Robin Piccone, designer of the eyesore outfit, delivered the surprise "personal message" to more than 600 people on the night she was named California Designer of the Year.
May 2, 2000 |
The subdued Filipino monk in the flowing black robe suddenly becomes animated. He's talking about clothes. He has caused a stir in religious circles by designing a striking collection of Roman Catholic vestments, those pieces of liturgical clothing worn by priests. There are 50 vestments, all hand-woven by indigenous people of the Philippines and each with its own origin.
August 1, 1990 |
Spanish menswear for spring and summer 1991 is the most promising new entry on the international scene. The clothes are not unlike the famous architecture for which this city is noted--extraordinary in the extreme.
September 23, 1999 |
To draw attention to his funky handbags and scented soaps, Greg Herman turned to Girlshop, an Internet retailer specializing in hip, up-and-coming designers. The Studio City designer said his exposure on Girlshop's popular Web site not only boosted sales but also introduced his colorful accessories to shoppers and retailers, who otherwise might not have discovered his fruit- and floral-print purses or his chocolate truffle soap.
April 30, 1998 |
Joe Mankiewicz could just as easily have been talking about Edith Head, his costume designer on "All About Eve," as about his fictional character Eve Harrington, in that famous opening line, "There never was, nor ever will be, another Edith Head." Ambitious, talented, political, territorial and brilliant. A product of her time and the prolific studio system, Head worked on 1,131 productions from the mid-1920s through early 1970s. She won eight Oscars and was nominated for 35.
January 3, 1990 |
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.
September 5, 1990 |
They say necessity is the mother of invention. But with Bay Area children's wear it seems to be more a case of mothers inventing necessities. The last decade or so has given rise to a gaggle of kidswear companies started out of frustration by Bay Area moms who wanted more for their children than basic, boxy, polyester styles in pink for girls, blue for boys. Along with MTV, these designing women have helped change the dress style of the nation's children forever.