December 18, 1998
Your invitation is in the mail, but don't worry. We've cracked the case of how to dress for holiday parties, with three ways you might be asked to appear: cocktail, black tie and the ever-elusive California casual. Black Tie--Neiman Marcus Hers: Fire-engine red ball gown in Duchess satin from Richard Tyler, $2,000. Matching stole, about 8 feet long, for a mere $750. Classic satin pump dyed to match. His: Single-breasted, one-button wool tuxedo from Le Collezioni by Giorgio Armani, $1,495.
August 27, 1993 |
Dodger fans may not approve. But those of us who go to baseball games only to eat foot-long hot dogs and watch the fashion parade in the cheap seats have noticed a disproportionate number of grandstanders either wearing their caps backward--a holdout from the ebbing hip-hop clothing movement--or cutting the bills off altogether.
December 19, 1993 |
The Movie: "Six Degrees of Separation." The Setup: Adaptation of the John Guare play that focuses on an Upper East Side New York City couple, Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing, pictured) and her husband, Flanders (Donald Sutherland, pictured), as a supposed college chum of their children, Paul Poitier (Will Smith), enters their ritzy apartment. The Costume Designer: Judianna Makovsky, whose movie credits include "Reversal of Fortune," "Big," "Gardens of Stone" and "Lost Angels."
August 18, 1994 |
Custom-shirt maker Anto Sepetjian probably dresses more of Hollywood's leading men than Giorgio Armani at an Oscar telecast. His 3,500-square-foot Beverly Hills shop, called simply Anto, turns out about 125 custom shirts a week. Harrison Ford wears half a dozen fine Swiss cotton shirts by Anto in "Clear and Present Danger." Nick Nolte courts Julia Roberts in a pinpoint Oxford in "I Love Trouble."
May 25, 1995 |
Men used to be up to their necks in standard dress shirts. Until a few years ago, there was little escape from cardboard-like collars and stiff fabrics. Since companies began loosening their dress codes and instituting casual Fridays, men have found alternatives to those stuffed shirts. Many guys are now sporting shirts that have a relaxed fit, a softer feel and a fashion-forward attitude. Some guys have found that the most comfortable kind of shirt has little or no collar at all.