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September 2, 2012 | By Heather John
The image is one of the most provocative in cinematic history: Elizabeth Taylor stretched catlike on a brass bed wearing nothing but a white slip and high heels. Taylor's wardrobe for the 1958 classic "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" might have been scandalous at the time, but it would feel right at home coming down the runway today. The creator of that slip was a Hollywood designer named Juel Park, who also produced Grace Kelly's trousseau and Mae West's underpinnings in "She Done Him Wrong," as well as exquisite hand-stitched lingerie for many of Hollywood's leading ladies, including Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford.
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March 23, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Designers came from as far away as Istanbul and as nearby as Santa Monica to show their collections during the handful of disparate events that make up Los Angeles Fashion Week. But the one thing they had in common was an admiration for L.A. as a global style mecca, from the skateboard culture that inspired L.A. designer Mike Vensel's grungy nod to his '80s and '90s youth to the Hollywood red carpet that is the holy grail for Turkish designer Özgür Masur, who is already well known for dressing film and TV stars in his intricately beaded gowns in Turkey and now hopes to make it here.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1998
Re "As LACE Shifts Course, Rifts Grow Wider," by Suzanne Muchnic, Oct. 2: As a former artist board member and programming committee chair, I object to the accusation made by Peter Norton that "the responsibility for the decline of LACE in the past rests squarely on the shoulders of artists." Norton hasn't done his homework. The artists and community members that have challenged the present administration have all at one time or another served on LACE's board and/or on the artist committees.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
At Style Fashion Week on Monday night, Michael Costello closed out the second slate of group runway shows with a twofer of sorts -- first presenting his ready-to-wear MT Costello collection, then dimming the lights and swapping out the sign at the top of the catwalk before presenting his made-to-order Michael Costello collection. Usually we'd poke fun at that kind flourish of stagecraft -- but for two things. First, it meant we got a chance to see a lot more of Costello's handiwork.
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August 1, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Customizing your kicks with colored laces is hardly a new concept -- the sneaker crowd has been upping the flair factor that way for decades now -- but there's something about the way the boat shoe's design that's always made a catch-and-relace project seem downright daunting.  At least that's what I thought until I sat down a few nights ago to tackle the task of replacing the laces in my beloved Sperry Top-Siders. I've had one of the brand's relacing kits playing hide-and-seek on my desk since I'd purchased it back in October and finally decided I wasn't going to let my procrastinating of the project hit the one-year mark.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1987 | ZAN DUBIN
Don't visit Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions if you like your privacy. Starting Friday, most of the downtown gallery space will be under "Surveillance," LACE's latest show. Myriad video cameras and hidden mikes will expose viewers' bodies and voices. The recorded information will be shown on monitors in the central LACE gallery.
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October 4, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Now that Paris Fashion Week is over, it's time for Los Angeles Fashion Market. Showrooms in downtown L.A. open for business Oct. 13, with buyers from around the globe coming to place orders.  One of my stops will be to see Los Angeles designer  Raquel Allegra , who got a major boost this week when Cate Blanchett wore one of her dresses to a "Blue Jasmine" event in New York. The lace dress is part of Allegra's pre-spring 2014 collection. Allegra has been a fan of Blanchett, one of the great style icons of our day, for some time.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1989 | CHRIS PASLES
Oddly paired works completed the "Twisted Spring" programs of choreographer-composer collaborations Friday at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Sarah Elgart's "Blind Faith" resembled an MTV video. Emphasis was on striking, high-gloss production values (14 trunk-size blocks of ice, moodily lit). The dancers wore military-chic costumes, nattily torn and expertly tailored. The choreography consisted of bite-sized bits of movement, often amplified into depersonalized chorus-line unisons.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1991 | LEWIS SEGAL
Steven Craig's nude solo, "Two Days Before, " reveals his powerful upper torso and arms, but shapeless legs--not a dancer's body. Indeed, the solo involves reaching, bending and head-lashing actions in place: his legs estranged from the movement above, just as the emotions flickering across his face seem disconnected from his physical activity. Estrangement from dancing proves a key component of Craig's style, judging from this solo and three doggedly linear pieces at LACE on Saturday.
NEWS
May 11, 2003 | Chris Brummitt, Associated Press Writer
The shaman took hold of my little finger, mumbled in Arabic, then pronounced his diagnosis for the mysterious malaise that had plagued me for months. "You have walked over a grave in a jungle," he said as an afternoon rainstorm rattled the tin roof of his gloomy sitting room. "You must have picked something up." No diagnosis is too strange for Indonesia's shamans -- known here as dukun -- who attract millions of patients despite increased awareness of modern medical treatment.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
LACES won City Section championships in Division IV boys' and girls' basketball on Thursday night. The boys' team defeated top-seeded Rancho Dominguez, 49-37. Joseph Sledge scored 15 points for LACES, which fouled out 7-foot center William Brooks in the fourth quarter. Jaylin Bass had 11 points for Rancho Dominguez. The girls' team defeated Animo South, 46-34.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 6, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Los Angeles-based designer Tadashi Shoji went in a bold, new direction with his fall 2014 collection, which was less about his popular sexy body-conscious shapes and more about romantic surface details. He showed his collection during New York Fashion Week on Thursday at Lincoln Center. The inspiration: Moorish palaces, luxuriant textiles and ornate architectural details. The look: Romantic and sophisticated. Covered up, because covering up the arms is something many women look for in a dress, he said backstage.
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January 24, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO - On bad-air days here in the Central Valley, school officials hoist red flags to warn parents and pupils that being outside is officially deemed “unhealthful for all groups.” This winter, though, the most polluted on record, schools have not only raised red flags. On several days, they have had to send out notices saying the red flags should really be purple - indicating “very unhealthful” air - if only they had them. But such warnings have been be so rare that schools don't even have the flags designating the most extreme conditions.
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
It looks as if the blue shoelace gained some serious traction in the bid to become a symbolic yellow ribbon of support of American manufacturing on Tuesday, with a 30-day Kickstarter campaign fully funded in less than half a day.  The Bluelace Project , the brainchild of Flint and Tinder founder and chief executive Jake Bronstein, went live on Kickstarter at 10:08 a.m. EST Tuesday and needed to raise $25,000 by Dec. 19 to fund the manufacture of...
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November 19, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The Bluelace Project, which launched on Tuesday via a Kickstarter campaign, wants to make blue shoelaces a symbol of support for American manufacturing that is as visible and instantly recognizable as the yellow ribbon symbolizes support for U.S. troops. The effort, spearheaded by Jake Bronstein (founder and chief executive of the made-in-America Flint and Tinder underwear brand) aims to raise $25,000 by Dec. 19 so that it can fire up the machines and manufacture a run of blue-hued, 51-inch shoelaces -- and inspire some enthusiasm for made in America merchandise.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Now that Paris Fashion Week is over, it's time for Los Angeles Fashion Market. Showrooms in downtown L.A. open for business Oct. 13, with buyers from around the globe coming to place orders.  One of my stops will be to see Los Angeles designer  Raquel Allegra , who got a major boost this week when Cate Blanchett wore one of her dresses to a "Blue Jasmine" event in New York. The lace dress is part of Allegra's pre-spring 2014 collection. Allegra has been a fan of Blanchett, one of the great style icons of our day, for some time.
HOME & GARDEN
September 15, 1990 | SHARON COHOON, Sharon Cohoon is a regular contributor to Home Design
Ursula Stauss is a solid, sensible-looking German woman. She wears her hair short, in a brushed-back style, and doesn't bother to hide the gray. She favors glasses over contacts. You would hardly call her the frivolous type. Yet her store, Ursula's European Creations in Fullerton, contains a $50,000 inventory of that exquisitely frivolous fabric: lace. She's rather an expert on the subject. Becky Strang doesn't look like the lacy type either.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1990
Not an organizer--The Times reported incorrectly on April 24 that Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions was involved in the organization of "Modern Primitives," a controversial art show that attracted the attention of Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) in the National Endowment for the Arts controversy. While at least three of the artists whose work was featured in "Modern Primitives" have performed or shown work at LACE or have strong ties to the organization, LACE itself was not an organizer of the show.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Isabel Marant, the Parisian designer with the magic, casual, cool touch, showed her spring collection Friday afternoon on the Left Bank. The look: A Cal-French romance with leather and lace, ruffles and frayed denim, and several must-have shoes, including sweet, bow-topped Birkenstock-like sandals, and moccasin sandal booties. Key pieces: Black menswear blazer over romantic, white ruffled mini skirt. Sweet peasant blouse over pleat-front, tapered black leather pants.
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