August 21, 2010 |
For the last 18 months, the folks at Levi Strauss & Co. have studied women around the world, conducting thousands of interviews and looking at 60,000 body scans of women in 13 countries. The company says the result — besides confirmation that for women, jeans shopping ranks right up there with buying bras and bathing suits as cause for angst — is a new global denim program that, by taking their curves into account, will provide nearly any woman with a five-pocket pair of jeans that feels custom-fit to her shape.
April 11, 2010 |
A collection of sepia-tinted, artfully abraded men's trousers in a color palette ranging from pale putty to slate gray sit at crisp attention on the military-industrial shelving of L.A.'s trendy American Rag Cie boutique, beneath a sign that declares in all capital letters "BEFORE CORNERS WERE CUT." Nearby, a glass case displays the detailed construction of a pair of the pants that have been turned inside out. Tags dangling from the waistbands show prices as high as $200. Oh, did we mention that the premium pants in question are Dockers ?
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February 5, 2010
Evelyn Haas Widow of Levi's CEO Evelyn Haas, 92, a prominent San Francisco philanthropist and widow of Levi Strauss & Co. chief executive Walter Haas Jr., died Wednesday in San Francisco, her charitable foundation, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, announced. No cause was given. Fund officials say she led the foundation in contributing more than $364 million to hundreds of Bay Area organizations and projects, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Symphony and the restoration of Crissy Field, a 100-acre park on San Francisco Bay at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
December 30, 2009 |
During his more than three decades in real estate David Pogue played many roles, but environmental expert was never one of them. That didn't stop his company, Los Angeles real estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis, from naming him the company guru of all things eco-friendly nearly two years ago. Pogue suddenly found himself in charge of making the firm and its projects more energy efficient and environmentally conscious, an abrupt switch from his previous...
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November 4, 2009 |
Claude Levi-Strauss, the French philosopher widely considered the father of modern anthropology because of his then-revolutionary conclusion that so-called primitive societies did not differ greatly intellectually from modern ones, died Friday at his home in Paris from natural causes. He was 100. Part philosopher, part sociologist and entirely humanist, he studied tribes in Brazil and North America, concluding that virtually all societies shared powerful commonalities of behavior and thought, often expressing them in myths.
September 16, 2009 |
Robert Geller wasn't just jumping on the seasonal trend bandwagon when he sent a sunny, upbeat collection down the runway Friday. He was undoubtedly in a good mood when he began designing the collection in February, just a few days after influential GQ magazine named him its best new menswear designer in America. And, while most designers have been trucking in a particularly American brand of can-do boosterism, Geller drew inspiration from his native Germany as it was in the late 1950s, a time of rebuilding and looking forward.