November 25, 1988 |
The buzzword in women's shoes for fall may be the Louis heel, but Manolo Blahnik says, frankly, it's boring. "This year I'm trying to get away from Louis heels," the designer said of the mid-height silhouette with a baroque scoop. "I did them three or four years ago, before all those designers like Christian Lacroix."
May 31, 1991 |
THE MOVIE: "Switch." THE SET UP: A ruthless womanizer is murdered by a former girlfriend, and his spirit is reincarnated in the form of a perfectly shaped woman, Amanda Brooks (Ellen Barkin, pictured), with his/her former macho mind-set fully intact. THE LOOK: Finally, here's a movie that fashion lovers can indulge in. Entire scenes are devoted to Barkin (Brooks) teetering on her utterly wonderful Manolo Blahnik pumps.
March 1, 1991 |
If the Academy Award nominees are wondering what to wear March 25 to filmland's biggest fashion extravaganza, the 10th Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, held Monday night at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, may have provided some cues. Fashion's version of Oscar Night honors designers and others for their contributions to the worldwide stature of American fashion.
March 19, 1993 |
The Movie: "Point of No Return" * The Setup: Maggie (Bridget Fonda, pictured) is a low-life drug addict and murderer co-opted into a covert organization of chicly dressed hit people. Bob (Gabriel Byrne) guides her through the ropes in this American take on "La Femme Nikita." * The Costume Designer: Marlene Stewart, whose work includes "Falling Down," "JFK," "The Doors," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and costumes for Madonna.
September 10, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Victoria Beckham showed her spring-summer 2013 collection in the gorgeous Astor Hall of the New York Public Library on the Sunday morning of New York Fashion Week. When Beckham launched her collection in 2009, which is owned by both Victoria and David Beckham, as well as Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment, the fashion industry didn't really take her seriously. But the former Spice Girl quickly gained respect and commercial success for creating luxe ladylike, body-conscious dresses.
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June 7, 2000 |
Every once in a while, actress Sharon Stone would ask her housekeeper, Coco, where a pair of J.P. Tod shoes, a Luis Vuitton handbag or a Vera Wang evening gown might be. "The housekeeper would say, 'You gave that to your sister,' or, 'Oh, that's at the cleaners,' " said Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy E. Segall.
June 8, 2012 |
Women salivate over Manolo Blahnik heels. Men covet Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. The limited edition shoe, designed by rapper Kanye West, has already attracted long lines and frenzied online bidding in the thousands of dollars. That's kind of impressive, considering the shoe goes on sale Saturday at a retail price of $245. Only about 3,000 to 5,000 pairs will be released, and sneaker collectors -- known as "sneakerheads" -- are anxiously awaiting the chance to add the shoes to their closet or resell them for a plump profit.