February 16, 2006
In your article on Western clothing ["A Western That Is Set in New York," by Valli Herman, Feb. 9], designer Manuel Cuevas and the celebrities who have worn his beautiful creations, you failed to mention Dwight Yoakam, who almost single-handedly brought a whole new audience to Manuel's designs in the 1980s and '90s. Yoakam burst on the scene like a house on fire with a hillbilly sound that redefined modern country music and an image to match: the tight, silver concho adorned; tattered jeans that fit like a glove; the short, bejeweled bolero jackets; the long Indian-blanket overcoats.
October 16, 2000 |
Seventeen designers. Three hundred-fifty guests. And, damas y caballeros, mucho Latino flair. That was the scene at the black-tie "Hispanic Designers" gala that featured the creations of Latino designers, most from the Los Angeles area. Sponsored by the nonprofit Washington, D.C.-based Hispanic Designers Inc., the Thursday show at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel was the second stop of a three-city tour that began in Washington last month and moves on to Miami in November.
February 13, 2006 |
The prevailing dark trend and its strong showing on the runway left many of the lighter collections feeling completely irrelevant and out of step. But there were some designers who pulled it off, with refreshing looks inspired by Highlands shooting parties, modern art and even femmes fatales. Ralph Lauren Lauren never strays far from his aristocratic base, and this season his aristocrats went on a Highlands shooting party.
February 6, 2006 |
THE first weekend of Fashion Week is traditionally relaxed. It's a chance for lesser-known designers to get their feet wet, and many of the shows are small affairs, held in downtown galleries and loft spaces, instead of under the tents at Bryant Park. Top editors don't always turn out and neither do the crowds. But even damp weather couldn't stop the frenzy from building as soon as the fall season started here on Friday. Kenneth Cole had everyone up at the ungodly hour of 9 a.m.
October 1, 2000 |
Twenty-two-year-old Brandy DeJongh is Miss Rodeo America 2000 and, as such, an official spokesperson for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Assn. She loves her parents, God, her horses (Hobby's Major and Horse) and the friends she's kept from high school. She has been to Paris, New York and Las Vegas, but her favorite place on earth right now is the place she grew up, Leona Valley.
October 19, 2001 |
It's not hard to imagine President Bush in the Oval Office, thumbs hooked 'round his belt loops and a 10-gallon hat perched atop his head, trumpeting the battle cry: "We're gonna smoke 'em out!" With cowboy diplomacy in the White House and flag fashion all over the streets, the stage has been set for a new exhibit about a purely American art form: Wweestern wear.