April 19, 2000 |
Savvy New York shoppers are flocking to Hennes & Mauritz, a Stockholm-based clothing retailer that opened last week on Fifth Avenue. Renowned in Europe for cheap chic, H&M has been mobbed, with lines of would-be customers snaking around the corner of 51st Street, at times waiting nearly half an hour to get inside. (The New York Times reported the three-story store had to restock hourly.
December 1, 1999 |
The fashion industry is full of creative, competitive types, so clashes over who designed what are to be expected. And it's not just the household names who find themselves in the midst of these rag wars. Los Angeles fashion designer Monah Li, whose velvet and lace creations have made fans of Courtney Love, Cameron Diaz and Stevie Nicks, said she has received a "fat check" of $35,000, putting an end to a yearlong battle with another fashion designer.
February 25, 2001 |
Monah Li never thought she'd end up in a downtown office building. Not long ago, Li's natural habitat was bohemian Los Feliz, where her romantic mixed-fabric dress designs made her the local hero of Vermont Avenue. The location fit her edgy image: She dates, off and on, literary bad boy Jerry Stahl ("Permanent Midnight"), whose past addiction to heroin was portrayed on screen by Ben Stiller. And she once did time in a mental hospital for her own drug problems, long since vanquished.