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December 30, 2012
IT'S ALMOST 2013 - which means it's time to take a look back at the sartorial standouts (Gwyneth Paltrow on the Oscars red carpet) and fashion faux pas (Paul Ryan on the campaign trail) of the previous 12 months. Though the world didn't end, as a flurry of Internet chatter had predicted, some in the fashion industry might have thought it had when Neiman Marcus teamed with Target on a holiday collection or when Nicolas Ghesquière announced he was leaving Balenciaga, the French fashion house he helped rebuild.
July 13, 2013 | Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Novelist Danielle Steel, 65, had a passion for fashion even before she got her hands on her first Hermes Kelly bag, a gift from her grandmother, at age 17. A regular on the bestseller list, with more than 600 million books sold since her first title published in 1972, Steel is adept at documenting the lifestyles of the rich and famous, perhaps because she has always had a front row seat. She grew up between New York and Europe, is a fixture on the San Francisco social scene and a regular at the Paris haute couture shows.
December 23, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A month after the death of an anorexic model in Brazil, Italy's government and fashion industry on Friday adopted a voluntary code aimed at promoting a more "generous" look for women. Under the pact, Italy's highly competitive fashion industry agreed not to hire models younger than 16. The industry also promised to add larger sizes to its collections and require models to submit medical proof they do not suffer from eating disorders.
May 30, 1986 | United Press International
Award-winning fashion designer Perry Ellis, whose quirky clothing shocked the fashion industry but later became basic to contemporary style, died early today of viral encephalitis, the disease known as sleeping sickness. Ellis, 46, died peacefully at 1:30 a.m. after slipping into a coma several days ago, said a spokesman for New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
March 23, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Charles Suppon, a designer who won a 1978 Coty Award for his women's fashions and who also was co-author of the book for the Broadway musical "Legs Diamond," died Tuesday of a brain tumor. He was 40. Suppon had retired from the fashion industry several years ago to work as an associate of Peter Allen, whom he had met when he designed costumes for the Australian-born entertainer's Broadway show, "Up in One."
With 10 employees and $300,000 worth of computerized pattern sizing and layout machines, Guadalajara-born Soledad Plata has struggled to succeed in the fiercely independent and entrepreneurial Los Angeles fashion industry. Plata started 17 years ago cutting paper patterns by hand, then went on to run computers for fashion giant Carole Little, put herself through technical school and found her own company with her husband and run it out of the family's garage in Duarte.
November 29, 2003 | From Reuters
The return of fur to the world's fashion catwalks has spelled death to thousands of endangered animals with a boom in demand for their skins, a top wildlife protection officer said Friday. John Sellar, senior enforcement officer for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, said there had been a surge in seizures of tiger and leopard skins as the fashion industry embraced fur once again.
October 10, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Ever wondered what it takes to make it in the fashion industry? On Oct. 19-21, 525 young women will gather at the Hudson Theater in New York City to hear from top designers, editors and entrepreneurs. These fashionistas, who aspire to work in the fashion industry themselves one day, will take part in the annual three-day Teen Vogue Fashion University for some "Fashion 101" classes. If you can't make it to NYC for the event, don't sweat it. Teen Vogue is offering a webinar of the sold-out event online.
The term "sweatshop" periodically invades--then fades from--popular consciousness. Seventy-two Thai immigrants are found virtually enslaved in an El Monte apartment complex surrounded by barbed wire, working against their will for $2 an hour. Garment workers, both in New York City and abroad, are discovered to be earning pennies per piece on Kathie Lee Gifford's Wal-Mart label, prompting a lachrymose apology on national television.
February 15, 1988 | Marylouise Oates
The fashion industry could be the place where AIDS has hit the hardest. And, certainly, looking at the California Fashion Industry salute to Geoffrey Beene Friday night at the Century Plaza, no industry in this town could have produced a stronger response. It was the event's second year--and organizers Michael Anketell, designer Carole Little, the May Co.'
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