May 12, 1995 |
An eclectic mix of celebrities, models and "just fabulous people" turned out for the biggest fashion event in town, the ninth annual California Fashion Industry Friends of AIDS Project Los Angeles. Robbie Robertson, Fran Drescher and Leonardo DiCaprio were among the glitterati honoring Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre on Wednesday night at the Century Plaza. Oh, and Rod Stewart, Mr. Blackwell, Dennis Hopper, Julie (Catwoman) Newmar. . . .
August 14, 2000 |
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 10, 2012 |
A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" assembles a fine assortment of archival material but falls far short of its stated goal. Halston, who died in 1990, is a compelling subject - a Midwesterner who became synonymous with Manhattan night life while changing the fashion industry - and his story helps to define an era. That story is trivialized in this glitter-deep overview of familiar Studio 54 terrain. The film combines two documentary subgenres: the fashion doc and the inquisitive-filmmaker-inserted-in-every-scene doc. The spotlight-hogging director is star-struck first-timer Whitney Sudler-Smith.
February 15, 1988 |
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.'
May 8, 1994 |
Michael Lew is an up-and-coming fashion designer who has won accolades for his contemporary men's and women's clothing lines, which are sold at specialty stores nationwide. But he likes to emphasize that he is a California designer, born and raised in Southern California, trained in Los Angeles and committed to staying here. "People need to know California has a (fashion) identity," said Lew, 27, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, based Downtown.
November 3, 1994 |
When Sylvia Lozano began charging a few dollars for haircuts out of her living room nine years ago, she had high hopes and little money. A longtime resident of Mexico, Lozano came to California thinking of the state as a place where a woman could succeed in the male-dominated world of business. "In Mexico at that time, men didn't respect a woman with ambitions," said Lozano, 46, the mother of five, who was born in the United States but raised in Guadalajara.
May 14, 1999 |
Cher has been transformed from the antithesis of fashion to its epitome. Rather than being portrayed in the history books as one of the world's foremost fashion victims, time has turned her into a fashion visionary. Influential designers have evoked her name as a source of inspiration and guidance in striking just the right note of contemporary wretched excess.
January 20, 1989 |
Two main events in the same week, on opposite coasts, proved that party plumage in Los Angeles and New York looks much the same these days. Just about every big name in Manhattan's fashion industry attended the gala of the Council of Fashion Designers of America at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The dominant style was glittery but understated, with many guests--including TV's Barbara Walters and designer Donna Karan--opting for ornately embroidered jackets over long, simple dresses.
October 31, 2010
How fun to read about little Hollywood scandals in the first person ["The 'Sabrina' Mystery," Oct. 24]. I hope you'll have further excerpts from Mr. Dorleac's forthcoming book, or maybe a column about costume design. Deborah Neikirk Hollywood Hills Limited sizes, limited customers Your article ["Kept Out of the Club," Oct. 24] made me angry. Since when is a 10 considered obese? The average woman wears a 10/12. The fashion industry needs to get it. If a store only has smaller sizes they are losing a lot of business.
September 17, 2013 |
Southern California-based brands account for half the lineup in an upcoming "Americans in Paris" initiative organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine and sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger. Past West Coast CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists tapped to participate include Jennifer Meyer , George Esquivel (Esquivel Shoes), J.C. Obando, Andrea Lieberman (A.L.C) and Elder Statesman's Greg Chait , who won the most recent CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award last November.