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.
September 15, 1994 |
The Look: Sheer legs and towering high heels. Here are three of the hottest and highest versions. How to Do It Big, I: The shoe for fall is nothing new--the simple, stiletto-heeled pumps with extra pointy toes scream sex appeal. But this season, designers have decreed that they should be worn with fall's ubiquitous little suit--even to the office. London shoe designer Manolo Blahnik's version, from Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, is real patent leather. Total: $395.
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.
August 14, 2013 |
Oprah Winfrey has been making all kinds of headlines recently -- starring alongside Forest Whitaker in "The Butler," recounting an alleged incident of shopping-related racism in Switzerland, and wearing a ginormous Afro wig on the September cover of O magazine. It turns out the 3.5-pound wig -- which looked about 10 times bigger than her hairstyle at "The Butler's" Los Angeles premiere, above -- was created by L.A. hairstylist Kim Kimble, star...
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.
May 12, 2000 |
Dear Fashion Police: My youngest daughter will be entering high school in the fall, and she has asked me if she can have makeup lessons. When I was a teenager, one of our local department stores offered a series of classes in fashion, hair and makeup, but I haven't heard of anything like that recently. I know that there are fashion and color analysis consultants for individuals, but I have heard they are expensive.
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.
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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.