September 28, 2008 |
MANOLO BLAHNIK became a household name when "Sex and the City" made his sexy stilettos practically a member of the cast. But before Carrie Bradshaw started giving him shout-outs, the shoe guru was already a star to the well-heeled women who wear and collect his designs -- a list that includes Madonna, Bianca Jagger and Diane von Furstenberg. Blahnik's shoes are a perennial on Hollywood red carpets -- as common as Spanx and cleavage tape.
December 6, 2012 |
The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style honored LVMH-owned Italian jewelry brand Bulgari at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, with actress Drew Barrymore presenting a Robert Graham-designed torso statuette to Nicola Bulgari and the city's mayor reading an official proclamation declaring Dec. 5, 2012, "Bulgari Day. " Bulgari, the 20th recipient of the award, will be commemorated with a permanent (but yet-to-be embedded) bronze sidewalk plaque bearing Nicola Bulgari's signature and the quote: "Style is an everlasting impression and jewelry is a passion that is passed through generations.
November 1, 2009 |
Reigning European monarchs don't come along every day, not even to Beverly Hills. So it was no surprise that event patrons and other guests at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards felt privileged to attend a private party at Cartier with Prince Albert II, who arrived from Monaco to represent his mother, the late Princess Grace of Monaco. This year, the city of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee honored both Cartier and Princess Grace with plaques on the famed luxury street.
October 30, 2011 |
Missoni is having a moment. Last month, the Italian luxury label's Missoni for Target collaboration was so hotly sought after that it caused the retailer's website to crash. EBay was flooded with resales of the stuff — some 21,000 items at one point — at inflated prices, including a pair of boots a Tulsa, Okla., woman posted for $31,000, in hopes, she wrote in the auction listing, of funding her daughter's college tuition. Orders for the Missoni spring 2012 ready-to-wear line got a post-frenzy boost, and the company is pondering a mid-priced line.
March 13, 2003 |
The inaugural Rodeo Drive Walk of Style ceremony to honor designer Giorgio Armani and to unveil Robert Graham's sculpture "Torso" at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Dayton Way in Beverly Hills has been postponed because of "the current world situation," directors of the Rodeo Drive Committee said. The event, scheduled for Wednesday, is on hold until "such a time as there is easing of tension," said Peri Ellen Berne, president of the organization. -- Louise Roug
January 19, 2005
Stage to page: Billy Crystal is bringing his one-man show to bookstores. "700 Sundays," based on the comedian's hit autobiographical one-man Broadway show about his family history, is scheduled for a November release by Warner Books. * Topher's not done yet: In recent interviews for his film "In Good Company," Topher Grace has been saying that his TV series "That '70s Show" was coming to an end. But Fox announced this week that the comedy will be back for an eighth season come fall.