September 5, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Richard Chai showed his spring 2014 men's and women's runway collections at the Lincoln Center tents Thursday, the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. The inspiration: When recently asked by fashion-industry trade paper WWD for the season's inspiration, Chai summed it up in just two words: “Soft geometry,” a simple straightforward answer that translated into something considerably more nuanced on the catwalk. The look: There was certainly enough geometry to make Euclid himself proud - among them a silk dress in patchwork geometrics of white and red (described as “grenadine” in the show notes)
August 27, 2013 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
April 22, 2013 |
Judging by the title of his new tour, Bob Dylan's droll self-awareness remains intact. The singer-songwriter is joining younger acolytes Wilco and My Morning Jacket on what Dylan is deeming the AmericanaramA Festival of Music. The exciting triple bill connects the lines between generations of American acts who use folk as a starting point to explore the full range of American music. Dylan, of course, needs no introduction. But teaming up with the experimental Chicago act Wilco and the Southern-soul explorers My Morning Jacket instantly makes this package tour one of the year's must-see shows. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners The tour starts June 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and ends Aug. 4 in Mountain View, Calif.
April 18, 2013 |
They tried to patch it together in the absence of defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell, acquiring one young defenseman in February and a veteran defenseman April 1. Others received expanded responsibility with the Kings, and, at times, flourished. Still, with the playoffs looming, the best replacement for Greene was always going to be Greene, of course. (Unfortunately, that won't work with Mitchell, whose future remains murky.) Greene, who had back surgery to repair a herniated disc, played in his first game since Jan. 19, and it was a measured success.