March 12, 1995 |
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 |
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 |
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.
July 13, 2013 |
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.
January 15, 2014 |
Her name is at the top of the masthead of Vogue magazine. This spring, it will also grace the newly renovated costume institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The Met announced Tuesday that it is naming the building housing its costume institute after Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue. The Anna Wintour Costume Center is scheduled to reopen to the public May 8 after extensive renovations. Museum officials said the curatorial department will continue to be known as the Costume Institute.
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.
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.
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.