February 1, 1991 |
An unexpected phone call on a November night just over a year ago tempted Marc Bohan back into fashion. Just a few months earlier, he had been summarily dismissed from his position of more than 28 years as couturier and head designer for Christian Dior in Paris. And he wasn't sure what to do next. His caller: Mannie Silverman, a London businessman and head of a financial consortium that had just bought the couture house of Norman Hartnell.
June 6, 2004 |
Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter knew she had tapped into something when a friend who worked for John Galliano told her recently that the designer had become "hypnotized" by India. "His collection that season was all about India," said author and art historian Geoffroy-Schneiter of the Paris-based designer. "Like everyone else, he had succumbed." What Geoffroy-Schneiter now describes as "Indomania" has resulted in "Indian Beauty: Bollywood Style," a slim illustrated book recently released in the U.S.
January 29, 1988 |
Yves Saint Laurent and Hubert de Givenchy closed the spring/summer showings thaty opened here Sunday. The way each designer was dressed as he came out on the runway at the end of his show reflected in attitude. Givenchy, a pair of scissors slung around his neck, wore the traditional white linen smock couturiers wear when they work; Saint Laurent, a loose black corduroy artist's smock.
April 14, 1994 |
Elizabeth Dole, president of the American Red Cross and wife of the U.S. Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole, took the spotlight Monday evening at the Pepperdine University Associates' "Spirit of Volunteerism" black-tie dinner at the Century Plaza. She praised Southern Californians for their "courage and perseverance" in the wake of so many disasters and noted: "Americans have a social contract to support, protect and encourage one another; this acts as the glue holding society together."
March 1, 2009 |
They came already shod in Christian Louboutin. At home, they have dozens, even 100 pairs of the French designer's shoes, some encased in special walls in their closets. They are connoisseurs of his style quirks -- the voluptuous hidden platform, the signature red sole, the vertiginous heel. Few of his devotees wear them at less than 4 or 5 inches.
July 24, 1985 |
A few seasons ago, fashion watchers were predicting the demise of haute couture as an elitist way of dressing that was frankly old-fashioned. Given the turnout of private clients at the fall-winter couture collections here this week, they were wrong. Among the international clientele were Betsy Bloomingdale of Los Angeles, Lynn Wyatt of Houston, Nan Kempner of New York, the Begum Aga Khan, and the former First Lady of France, Claude Pompidou.