March 31, 1988 |
Life-size toy soldiers, Raggedy Anns and Andys, a well-known teddy bear and his famous cousin did more than set the theme for "Fantasies in Toyland," the fashion-show benefit for Childrens Hospital of Orange County. They were also a reminder of the reason behind the festivities: bringing joy to children, in this case, sick or injured children whose families might not be able to afford medical care.
February 8, 2009 |
Glossy magazines are shrinking, stores are shuttering and spending is sputtering -- which makes the biannual ritual of designer runway extravaganzas seem as excessive as a failed bank's Vegas junket. But in fashion, the shows must go on. So the fall runway season will kick off on Thursday in New York with 220 events, just five fewer than last February.
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February 6, 1998 |
Breast cancer survivors will model fashions designed for women with cancer at a noon fashion show Saturday at the Marriott Hotel at River Ridge. The show, called "Heart and Soul," will feature outfits by local designer Carolyn Vega. Guest speaker at the $30 buffet luncheon will be Beverly Kirkhart, publicist for the inspirational book "Chicken Soup for the Soul." Gloria Forgea, executive director of the Cancer Center of Ventura County, said eight of the 10 models have had breast cancer.
September 5, 1991 |
The mirrored disco ball dangling from the ceiling wore mirrored Mickey Mouse ears. When it spun, polka dots of light dashed across the lunching ladies and football fans in Disneyland Hotel's Grand Ballroom. With tickets ranging from $50 to $100, last Thursday's Pigskin Classic Fashion Show--held the day of the Florida State vs.
January 25, 1985 |
Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Cy Young would have been flabbergasted. Quite likely, even Ray Kroc would have been amazed. When a baseball team switches uniforms, it is usually "unveiled" in the presence of maybe two equipment men, a trainer and a bat boy. Such occasions traditionally have merited all the pomp and circumstance of hauling the garbage to the curb. When the Padres unpacked their new duds on Thursday, I didn't even see an equipment man.
March 10, 2006 |
St. John Knits has canceled its show at L.A. Fashion Week. The Irvine-based company, the highest-profile label among the 35 designers on the roster, had occupied the coveted closing show spot on March 23. A St. John spokeswoman said Thursday that the company changed plans because the sales staff was "really focusing on their client base and reaching out to their loyal customers to make sure they are not left behind." St.
September 13, 1987 |
Closets of pioneer California families are being raided, and not by moths. A chic crowd representing the California Historical Society has decided to stage a "Now and Then" fashion show Sept. 29 at the Beverly Hilton, and it promises to be the rage. Bobbie Galpin, Maggie Murray, Carole Terry, Sally Boyle and Bitsy Hotaling giggled with anticipation the other noon--cool in the Parkway Grill in Pasadena, hot on Cajun chicken.
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April 12, 1997 |
Cutting-edge fashion from the '90s--the 1890s--enabled the elderly residents of Ventura's Victoria Care Center on Friday to "Take a Trip Down Memory Lane." Embroidered scarves and lace shawls, beaded slippers and what Ventura County Museum of History and Art docent Betty Matson called "god-awful mink stoles" were modeled at the quarterly "memory lane" program. "People love to talk about things that they know and they love to talk about themselves," Matson said.
May 9, 1991 |
A humble man, he shudders at the word. But like it or not, Carlton Burnett is hot. Orange County's answer to Tommy Tune turned Segerstrom Hall into a cabaret last September, making history when more than 100 women strutted their stuff at the Guilds of the Orange County Performing Arts Center's fashion show. A few local arbiters of fashion pooh-poohed the idea of using amateurs (Guilds members) to showcase Orange County's haute -est fashion silhouettes.
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September 12, 1998
* The 28th annual benefit fashion show and tea, sponsored by Church Women United, is set for 1 p.m. today at Ventura's First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St. Men's and women's fashions will be modeled by members of the 10 churches in the Ventura unit. Music will be performed, and Jymmye Hitch will narrate. A donation of $5 is requested, with proceeds going to local charities. For more information, call 647-6390 or 643-8382.