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September 7, 2008 | Emili Vesilind
Looks like the push from downtown denizens and the garment industry to bring L.A. Fashion Week back to its downtown roots has officially gained traction. Leanna Lewis, an organizer from the BOXeight fashion shows, is producing Downtown L.A. Fashion Week, a four-day event that's reportedly luring a few designers away from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, the main event of L.A. Fashion Week. Kelly Nishimoto, Single, Eduardo Lucero, Chloe Dao and Jeffrey Sebelia (showing his new contemporary collection, Good Vig)
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September 7, 2008 | Emili Vesilind
Looks like the push from downtown denizens and the garment industry to bring L.A. Fashion Week back to its downtown roots has officially gained traction. Leanna Lewis, an organizer from the BOXeight fashion shows, is producing Downtown L.A. Fashion Week, a four-day event that's reportedly luring a few designers away from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios, the main event of L.A. Fashion Week. Kelly Nishimoto, Single, Eduardo Lucero, Chloe Dao and Jeffrey Sebelia (showing his new contemporary collection, Good Vig)
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March 31, 2004 | Hilary E. MacGregor, Times Staff Writer
The dressing room is ready. A gold armchair is draped with gloves, long and short, in leather and fishnet, magenta and mustard. A coffee table is stacked with fedoras that look as if they were snatched from the set of "Casablanca." Nearby, rows of fantastical cloth flowers in red, purple, black and brown lie in neat rows, waiting to be pinned on lapels.
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March 21, 2006 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Louis Verdad brought a little bit of Paris to L.A. on Sunday night, when he kicked off the fall runway shows at Smashbox Studios. Yes, front-row fixture Paris Hilton was in the house, barely looking up from her Sidekick to explain why: "I think it's the best show of L.A. Fashion Week," she said. "And he's going to give me the whole line." But let's forget about the freeloading heiress for a moment and focus on that other Paris.
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December 28, 2003 | Booth Moore
Jean Paul Gaultier Many women dream of being able to own (or at least put their name on the waiting list for) an Hermes Kelly or Birkin bag. But the staid clothing designs from the 165-year-old French luxury goods company have never had a fraction of that allure. Gaultier, who put men in skirts and Madonna in a cone bra, hopes to change all that.
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March 17, 2005 | Robin Rauzi
When Louis Verdad puts women in pinstripes, they ooze sexiness, not boardroom. The fashion designer has been the hit of L.A. Fashion Week for the last few years with his Old Hollywood-inspired styles. This Sunday, he'll be showing his collection in Culver City to close out the fall fashion week. Verdad was born in Chicago, raised in Guanajuato, Mexico, and has lived in Los Angeles for about 18 years, 15 of them in Silver Lake.
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March 21, 2006 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Louis Verdad brought a little bit of Paris to L.A. on Sunday night, when he kicked off the fall runway shows at Smashbox Studios. Yes, front-row fixture Paris Hilton was in the house, barely looking up from her Sidekick to explain why: "I think it's the best show of L.A. Fashion Week," she said. "And he's going to give me the whole line." But let's forget about the freeloading heiress for a moment and focus on that other Paris.
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November 1, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Fashion week, which started Sunday, seemed to lose some of its momentum at the Standard hotel downtown by midweek, with lots of empty seats at the shows, models who looked like they were sleepwalking and celebrity eye-candy at a minimum. Then along came Louis Verdad whose hotly anticipated show picked up the tempo Thursday and even attracted a few A-listers, including Rita Wilson.
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April 6, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
It started with a couple of guys looking for action. With slick hair, black pants and tank tops that had pinstriped corsets buttoned over them, they took their places at a cafe table to ogle, flirt and chase models around the runway as accordion-tinged tango music played. It was all a set piece for Louis Verdad's show, the grand finale of L.A. Fashion Week. "I was thinking about the corners of the world where people sit and drink and look at women, especially in the 1940s," L.A.'
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September 3, 2004
The red carpet was red hot at the Latin Grammys, where actress Roselyn Sanchez showed off a gown with a plunging gold sequined back that sparkled like the Aztec sun. L.A. designer Louis Verdad dressed vocalist Julieta Venegas like a 1940s pinup in fall's luscious bottle green, with brooches to match. More sweet than sultry, Jessica Simpson twirled her voluminous skirt for the cameras, modeling Christian Dior's new New Look.
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March 17, 2005 | Robin Rauzi
When Louis Verdad puts women in pinstripes, they ooze sexiness, not boardroom. The fashion designer has been the hit of L.A. Fashion Week for the last few years with his Old Hollywood-inspired styles. This Sunday, he'll be showing his collection in Culver City to close out the fall fashion week. Verdad was born in Chicago, raised in Guanajuato, Mexico, and has lived in Los Angeles for about 18 years, 15 of them in Silver Lake.
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April 6, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
It started with a couple of guys looking for action. With slick hair, black pants and tank tops that had pinstriped corsets buttoned over them, they took their places at a cafe table to ogle, flirt and chase models around the runway as accordion-tinged tango music played. It was all a set piece for Louis Verdad's show, the grand finale of L.A. Fashion Week. "I was thinking about the corners of the world where people sit and drink and look at women, especially in the 1940s," L.A.'
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2004 | Hilary E. MacGregor, Times Staff Writer
The dressing room is ready. A gold armchair is draped with gloves, long and short, in leather and fishnet, magenta and mustard. A coffee table is stacked with fedoras that look as if they were snatched from the set of "Casablanca." Nearby, rows of fantastical cloth flowers in red, purple, black and brown lie in neat rows, waiting to be pinned on lapels.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2003 | Booth Moore
Jean Paul Gaultier Many women dream of being able to own (or at least put their name on the waiting list for) an Hermes Kelly or Birkin bag. But the staid clothing designs from the 165-year-old French luxury goods company have never had a fraction of that allure. Gaultier, who put men in skirts and Madonna in a cone bra, hopes to change all that.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Fashion week, which started Sunday, seemed to lose some of its momentum at the Standard hotel downtown by midweek, with lots of empty seats at the shows, models who looked like they were sleepwalking and celebrity eye-candy at a minimum. Then along came Louis Verdad whose hotly anticipated show picked up the tempo Thursday and even attracted a few A-listers, including Rita Wilson.
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October 18, 2005 | Associated Press
Paris Hilton says she isn't giving up "The Simple Life" just yet. "We're shooting Nov. 1," said the 24-year-old hotel heiress, who had a front-row seat at the Louis Verdad fashion show in Culver City on Sunday. "All the networks are fighting over it." When it canceled the reality show last week, Fox said its midseason schedule didn't have a time slot for a fourth season, prompting speculation that Hilton and Nicole Richie no longer proved compatible.
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September 22, 2005 | Booth Moore
The designer lineup for L.A.'s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios has been announced, and along with past headliners Louis Verdad, Eduardo Lucero, Sue Wong, Oligo Tissew and Kevan Hall, several newcomers have been added to the schedule of 20 shows, happening in Culver City on Oct. 16 to 20. The biggest name is St. John, signaling its continued pursuit of a younger, fresher image.
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