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April 22, 2003 | Robin Givhan, Washington Post
Few industries owe a greater debt to Robert Atkins than Seventh Avenue. Atkins -- creator of the hugely popular high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet -- died Thursday in New York. Designers and editors alike undoubtedly will eulogize him over chicken Caesar salads and bunless turkey burgers. As difficult as it may be to believe, the fashion industry recently has been more obsessed with weight loss than usual. Several high-profile designers and editors have shed a significant amount of weight.
December 2, 1988 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Omar the modeling agent doesn't like to call his models models: "I want to have an agency of real people, not models. They are real, everyday people with great style." Omar the modeling agent refuses to scout for models: "It has to just happen. I should just walk in the street and bump into a guy and he'll say something to me and I'll say something to him and my heart opens up to this human being and I'll see that he has great style and I'll say, 'Wow, let me give you a shot.'
September 30, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- L.A.-based Hedi Slimane, the most controversial designer working today, threw the fashion world into a tizzy with his first two collections for the storied French house of Saint Laurent. And he did it again Monday night in Paris. After paying homage to 1970s rock goddesses and 1990s grunge for his first two women's runway outings, he showed a spring 2014 collection that seemed to be deliberately tacky, and elicited yet another collective "Huh?" The inspiration: It's hard to tell, because Slimane does not really speak to the press.
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.
October 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The Olsen twins have made a new name for themselves in the fashion industry with their luxury brand the Row, but Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen actually sashayed into the world of fashion at a much earlier age when they donned designer duds on the set of their hit sitcom, "Full House. " The fiercely private twosome explained to Net-A-Porter magazine the Edit that their start in the industry coincided with their acting career while the pair alternated playing Michelle Tanner, the youngest daughter of the Tanner family when the now-syndicated comedy aired from 1987 to 1995.
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."
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.
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.
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