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September 9, 2013 | By David Wharton
Nearly eight decades have passed since Horton Smith won the 1934 Masters, so he isn't exactly a household name among golf fans. But for aficionados who collect memorabilia from the sport, Smith is a Holy Grail-type figure because he received the first green jacket ever awarded by Augusta National Golf Club. The hallowed garment was only recently discovered by a family member -- it had been hanging in a closet all this time -- and was promptly put up for sale. According to Green Jacket Auctions, it fetched $682,229.45 from an unidentified bidder over the weekend.
September 9, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- Porsche Design shifted things into high gear this time around, forgoing the static presentation of the last several seasons and staging a full-blown runway format to showcase its men's and women's spring and summer 2014 collection. The inspiration : Titled "New Digital Ambiguity," the collection was inspired by the impact of digital culture on design. "The pace of modern life and rapid exchange  of ideas and information," creative director Thomas Steinbruck said in the show notes, "has transformed the perception of the world and how we live in it. " The look:  A minimalist -- almost to the point of clinical -- collection of knits, leather jackets, mesh dresses and tops and a handful of structured neoprene jackets and blouses (neoprene is turning out to be one of the runway's go-to fabrications this week)
August 27, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A jaunty striped jacket worn by Dick Van Dyke's Bert the chimney sweep character in Disney's 1964 multiple-Oscar-winning musical "Mary Poppins" is up for bid in a quick two-day online auction, the Nate D. Sanders auction house announced Tuesday. The jacket (or versions of it - it's worth noting that costume designers routinely create multiples of each garment - it was even that way with Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz") is worn by Van Dyke's character in the memorable live action/animation scene in which his character Bert sings "Jolly Holiday" and dances it out with a passel of penguins.
July 7, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Noblesville, Indiana -- During a musical interlude early in his set Friday night, Bob Dylan faced the audience and playfully shook his shoulders, prompting a gleeful eruption from the thousand who had gathered at the Klipsch Center, an outdoor venue carved out of fields about a half hour north of Indianapolis. It was the first and only time the musical legend would interact with the crowd. When Dylan takes the stage these days, he doesn't speak, doesn't gesture and certainly doesn't banter.
July 4, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Clearly the French are no more immune to the allure of reality stars than the folks in the USA, as evidenced by the commotion caused by model/actress Nabilla Benattia at the Jean Paul Gaultier fall/winter 2013-2014 haute couture show Wednesday.  A star of “The Angels of Reality TV,” Nabilla (think Europe's answer to Kim Kardashian) appeared just before the finale. Striking feline poses, she strode down the runway in a black velvet bustier dress, aptly named “Black Panther,” past Catherine Deneuve, photographer Ellen Von Unwerth and others at the Gaultier atelier in Paris.
June 26, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A tweed jacket worn by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film "Bullitt" will go up for auction on July 29, Profiles in History announced Wednesday. While there certainly seems to be no shortage of fame-adjacent apparel on the auction block these days -- a negligee that once belonged to Monica Lewinsky and a pair of Levi's worn by Luke Skywalker are two recent examples -- this jacket occupies a special place in the pantheon of the male movie wardrobe....
May 7, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait is spreading his wings a bit with the Elder Statesman's Fall/Winter 2013 peacock-inspired collection, both by adding to the range of super-soft cashmere items he's making and by expanding from his slouchy, mostly unisex collection into distinct offerings for men (think sport coats and chinos) and women (pencil skirts and tuxedo jackets). On a recent visit to Chait's West Hollywood atelier, the cashmere wunderkind walked us through a collection grounded in grays and blues but with pops of purple and green he explained were originally inspired by the colors of a peacock feather.
May 4, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Scottevest , makers of technology-enabled clothing for discreetly carrying and charging a variety of electronics, has created a super-cool and lightweight water-resistant jacket that should be a boon to travelers. At first glance, the Scottevest Tropiformer jacket looks like a sturdy Windbreaker. But investigate further and you'll find 22 integrated pockets and pouches inside and out, some with hidden pockets inside the pockets. Labels and color-coded zippers identify places for pens, cameras, cellphones, a wallet, passport and other valuables.
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