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February 28, 2004 | Robin Givhan, The Washington Post
Lawrence Steele has finally come to terms with the pressure of having once been dubbed a designer on the brink of success. That weight was laid on his shoulders more than five years ago in an article in the New Yorker. Around that same time, Steele designed the dress that Jennifer Aniston wore when she married Brad Pitt. That kind of publicity pushes a designer into the spotlight, but at the same time, it burdens him with outsize expectations.
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February 28, 2004 | Robin Givhan, The Washington Post
Lawrence Steele has finally come to terms with the pressure of having once been dubbed a designer on the brink of success. That weight was laid on his shoulders more than five years ago in an article in the New Yorker. Around that same time, Steele designed the dress that Jennifer Aniston wore when she married Brad Pitt. That kind of publicity pushes a designer into the spotlight, but at the same time, it burdens him with outsize expectations.
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August 3, 2000 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it Fashiongate. Jennifer Aniston's wedding dress is out of the closet thanks to some fancy fash-spying. Try as she might--the 200 guests at the Saturday wedding reportedly had to sign confidentiality agreements--the "Friends" star was unable to keep her wedding gown under wraps. By Sunday night, the original, designed by Milan-based Lawrence Steele, was being copied. Allen Schwartz, founder of ABS, well-known for knocking off gowns worn at the Oscars, had sketches in hand.
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March 9, 2001 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES FASHION WRITER
Little-girl looks and lots of leather closed 11 days of shows here with fall collections from Miu Miu, Trussardi and Versus. Miuccia Prada's secondary line, Miu Miu, offered up plenty of schoolgirl looks--puffed sleeves, knit dresses with pleated skirts and sleeveless dresses so short and full that they could double as maternity tops.
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October 15, 1998 | MICHELE INGRASSIA, NEWSDAY
If there's one show that can easily caricature fashion, it's Versace. Lots of glitz, lots of noise and enough dual-cheek air-kissing to suck the ozone--or what's left of it--out of Milan.
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April 27, 2001 | JEANINE STEIN
Dear Fashion Police: I wonder if you would comment on the current style of wedding gowns. They seem to be no more than prom dresses. Nothing distinguishes them as wedding gowns. While I realize that "modest" seems like a word from the past, don't you agree that it would be more elegant to have a little more covering of the bodice and sleeves? Wedding dresses used to be a mark of purity, and though that may be out of fashion, it seems they could at least be distinguishable as a wedding gown.
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March 7, 1997 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
As two weeks of fall fashion shows began here this week, the American presence was so strong that Ray Charles should have been singing his peerless rendition of "America the Beautiful." Charles--no kidding--did open the Ferragamo runway presentation (wearing a gold lame dinner jacket), backed by his 11-piece orchestra.
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March 6, 2001
The 1980s dress-for-excess foxy lady looks of the last two seasons are finito. But look out, because here comes their replacement--the sex kitten of the 1960s, Lolita, all innocently glammed up in purrrfect baby doll outfits, itty-bitty ruffles and bows and wispy mini-dresses. To get the picture, think back to wide-eyed Joey Heatherton--if you can remember that far back--in her mini crepe sheath, swingy patent leather coat and zipped-above-the-knee white pointy boots.
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September 17, 1999
The winds and rains from Hurricane Floyd sweeping the streets of Manhattan forced the shutdown of most fashion shows scheduled Thursday at the tents at Bryant Park, where designers have been presenting their spring collections this week. Only three designers, including Bill Blass, managed to squeeze in their shows by noon, when Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ordered all nonessential businesses to close for the day. By then, water was leaking through and under the tents.
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March 9, 2001 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES FASHION WRITER
Hey, listen up, all you Hollywood stylists out there. This fashion service announcement comes from Texan Tom Ford, creative director and designer at Gucci and France's Yves Saint Laurent. "I'm sick of the stylists. I'm so tired of stylists. . . . And the stars are tired of it too," he says. Ouch! Molti ouch!
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October 6, 2000
In the age of instant information and easy money, the life of a fashion trend gets ever shorter. Shoppers tire faster of trendy clothes, and designers oblige with replacements every season. In the swirl, everyone grasps for the easy ideas--1980s! Cleavage! Belts! Real innovation, meanwhile, gets stuck on rewind. The game is growing tedious as designers here unveil their spring 2001 collections. Even Gucci designer Tom Ford has had enough.
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