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October 20, 1989 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS
Don't be confused by the title of a new nonfiction book called "Chic Savages." It's not a study of a New Guinea tribe of headhunters who've traded in their loincloths for Ralph Lauren tweeds. In fact, "Chic Savages" (Simon & Schuster; $19.95)--subtitled "the new rich, the old rich and the world they inhabit"--is Women's Wear Daily and W publisher John Fairchild's latest look at fashion designers and the social-climbing clientele they outfit.
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November 12, 1989 | Michael Harris
One rainy Monday morning during the Reagan era, John Fairchild, publisher of Women's Wear Daily and W, had a doleful thought: "There's been a big change in society; today it's all money and power and greed." His response was typical. Having spotted a trend, he gave the Donald Trumps and their ilk a label, "Nouvelle Society," and soon exulted: "Before we knew it, people were secretly--and not so secretly--labeling their friends. It's moments like these that make it all worthwhile."
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November 12, 1989 | Michael Harris
One rainy Monday morning during the Reagan era, John Fairchild, publisher of Women's Wear Daily and W, had a doleful thought: "There's been a big change in society; today it's all money and power and greed." His response was typical. Having spotted a trend, he gave the Donald Trumps and their ilk a label, "Nouvelle Society," and soon exulted: "Before we knew it, people were secretly--and not so secretly--labeling their friends. It's moments like these that make it all worthwhile."
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November 2, 1990 | THE FASHION STAFF
The French fashion community is hoping to lure even more Italian, English and American designers to show in Paris. The French Culture Ministry and Paris' Federation of Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear have finalized an agreement to build a brand-new complex devoted to fashion shows. The building, scheduled to open in 1993 in the gardens of the Louvre, is being designed by I. M. Pei, the architect of the controversial Louvre Pyramid, and Michael Macary.
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March 7, 2002
Re "Lower Topanga Tenants Facing Eviction by State," March 3: I feel for these people--being asked to move from such a wonderful spot must be heartbreaking. But let's be reasonable. Geesh, Mr. [Scott] Dittrich, what were you thinking to invest $200,000 of your own money making improvements to property on which you are a month-to-month tenant? Marla Doyle Corona I read with utter disgust that the California Department of Parks and Recreation is planning to dole out taxpayer money to people who have been living next to the beach for years at way-below-market rents.
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June 1, 1992 | SUSAN ISAACS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bingham Marsh III, fashion magazine mogul, haut WASP, eccentric, curmudgeon. What a guy! Just listen: "Did God really mean for there to be black designers?" "I was pleasantly surprised. I thought an entire evening among Jews would be banal." What an unforgettable character! How can a reader not love this upfront bigot, this Skull and Bones man who reads Enema Quarterly and whose classical allusions include Jason and the Astronauts? Easy.
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March 20, 1995 | DEBRA GENDEL, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
Robert Altman may have exaggerated the peccadilloes of the fashion press corps for the sake of humor in "Ready to Wear." But observed en masse (the International Herald Tribune counts about 2,000), they are, uh, a breed apart. Like the Big City Fashion Editor who leaped to her feet in a standing ovation for the Misunderstood Genius's fall collection. Would the Washington press corps, we wondered, be so moved by a State of the Union address?
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October 20, 1989 | TIMOTHY HAWKINS
Don't be confused by the title of a new nonfiction book called "Chic Savages." It's not a study of a New Guinea tribe of headhunters who've traded in their loincloths for Ralph Lauren tweeds. In fact, "Chic Savages" (Simon & Schuster; $19.95)--subtitled "the new rich, the old rich and the world they inhabit"--is Women's Wear Daily and W publisher John Fairchild's latest look at fashion designers and the social-climbing clientele they outfit.
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November 16, 2008 | Max Padilla, Padilla is a freelance writer.
With the economy and the climate demanding that we all start to think about fashion more pragmatically, it's an interesting time to remember Geoffrey Beene, the fine American designer who elevated the everyday, translating common fabrics such as flannel and denim into evening wear, even making a sequined sports jersey gown. A consummate rule-breaker, he bucked tradition by showing his body-conscious clothes on dancers instead of models, then later on dress forms instead of on the runway.
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January 14, 1991 | ANN CONWAY
She has romped in Morocco with the Kissingers, the Cronkites, La Liz and the late Malcolm Forbes. She has frolicked with Princess Di, Princess Caroline, Ivana Trump, Karl Lagerfeld, et al. She wouldn't miss Swifty Lazar's Spago smash or Walter Annenberg's New Year's Eve splash. She's frightfully rich and even the most established socialites call her "friend." So what's Betsy Bloomingdale doing in a place like this? (Namely, Orange County on Feb.
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