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September 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A report by the British Fashion Council, organizers of London Fashion Week, has stopped short of recommending a ban on ultra-thin models. But the report, published Friday, says fashion models should be 16 or older and should be screened for eating disorders. Ultra-thin models were banned from fashion week runways in Madrid, Spain and Milan, Italy, last year. Organizers in Paris, London and elsewhere have come under pressure to do the same.
September 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Valentino Fashion Group said Wednesday it has appointed Alessandra Facchinetti, a 35-year-old Italian, as the fashion house's creative director for womenswear, a day after Valentino announced his resignation as head designer. Facchinetti previously worked at Gucci, where she took over from Tom Ford. She said she aims to present her first Valentino collection in March. Valentino Garavani, 75, said Tuesday he was stepping down as head designer of the fashion house after 45 years in the business.
August 11, 2007 | Robin Givhan, Washington Post
NEW YORK -- The end may be near for easy access to cheap, unauthorized knockoffs of designer clothes. Capitol Hill has taken up the cause of fashion. New York Democrats Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Jerrold Nadler took the stage this week at the Fashion Institute of Technology along with designers Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, Richard Lambertson and others to champion the Design Piracy Prohibition Act.
August 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
When does a knockoff become a rip-off? Designers Nicole Miller and Narciso Rodriguez joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and others Wednesday to press for a law that would battle cheap fashion imitations. They said their works should be protected by copyright laws just like any other creative art.
July 4, 2007 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Even by Hollywood standards it was a blockbuster production: Dior's 60th anniversary haute couture show, held Monday night in the majestic Orangerie of Versailles. The longest runway in history. A procession of the world's top models wearing one-of-a-kind, decadent gowns. An A-list front row that included Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Harvey Weinstein, Sofia Coppola and Juliette Binoche.
June 2, 2007 | Robin Givhan, Washington Post
For the third time since its namesake retired in 1999, the venerable American fashion house of Bill Blass doesn't have a lead designer. Its most recent creative director, Michael Vollbracht, had a moment of Paddy Chayefsky clarity and resigned late last week. Vollbracht had been in Los Angeles to attend a dinner with designer James Galanos -- a man admired for his talent, envied for his ability to work outside the Seventh Avenue system and remembered for dressing former first lady Nancy Reagan.
March 19, 2007 | Adam Tschorn, Times Staff Writer
YOU might not know Christian Audigier, but you've no doubt encountered his flashy handiwork gracing the heads and torsos of a certain age group and celebrity set. As the head designer at Von Dutch from 2002 to 2004, he was a principal architect of the celebrity carpet-bombing strategy that pushed the trucker hat and flying eyeball logo into the zeitgeist and then past it to the brink of extinction.
March 16, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay
Call it a failed experiment. After an attempt to skew the St. John brand to a younger customer failed to jell with its knitwear-suit-wearing loyals, the company's original founders are returning to their design roles at the $400-million Irvine-based brand, which counts Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Gloria Allred as fans. Marie Gray, co-founder, and her daughter Kelly Gray, who was the face of the pre-Angelina Jolie ad campaigns, are both back and acting as creative consultants.
March 13, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Weinstein Co., the film company started by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and Hilco Consumer Capital agreed to buy fashion house Halston Co. for an undisclosed amount and plan to bring in new management to run the business. Tamara Mellon, founder and president of Jimmy Choo Ltd., will join Halston's board. The buyers also plan to name a new chief executive, lead designer and creative team.
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