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July 2, 1987 | Associated Press
A C-130 cargo plane performing a tank-dropping maneuver crashed and burned on a dirt runway Wednesday, killing five servicemen but stopping 100 yards short of bleachers filled with spectators. Four of six Air Force crewmen on the plane were killed, as well as an Army soldier on the ground, said Capt. Brian Irving of Pope Air Force Base, where the four-engine turboprop was based. The two survivors were being transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.
April 6, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
First came Nicolas Ghesquière's critically acclaimed runway debut for Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week. Now it's on to Phase 2 of the luxury marketing machine: rolling out the collection on the red carpet, where it is seen by the world. In the weeks since the March 5 runway show, only a few stars have had a chance to wear the clothes, suggesting that Vuitton's strategy is to be more selective about whom it dresses. Rather than blanketing half of Hollywood, which is what Dior has done so effectively, Ghesquière and Vuitton seem to be going for friends and fashion independents, women who go their own way when it comes to what they wear, as much as you can say that about anyone who is dressing head to toe in a single designer.
October 4, 2009 | Melissa Magsaysay
Nails have replaced the statement necklace, earrings and "it" bag as the accessory du jour. Whether it's a striped metallic or textural "deconstructed" look, the trends in bold nail color and design take a cue directly from designer runways. A California company, Creative Nail Design, is leading the way, conceptualizing and executing some of the most eye-popping nail looks for runway shows in New York, London and Paris by drawing inspiration from a designer's overall vision, color palette and collection.
April 2, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
From some classic Adirondack chairs in front of his colorful new office complex near Marina del Rey, commercial landlord Ned Fox can sit back and watch his property value go up. The developer who made his bones building skyscrapers in downtown Los Angeles during the late 1980s and early 1990s today finds himself with a close-up view of the rapidly evolving planned community of Playa Vista and the young tech and entertainment workers transforming the...
December 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Designer merry go round Stefano Pilati was out at Yves Saint Laurent and in at Ermenegildo Zegna. Versus, Azzaro and Vionnet lost their designers, and Jil Sander was back in at Jil Sander, after Raf Simons left that label for Dior. Nicolas Ghesquière exited Balenciaga, the house he helped relaunch practically from the ashes after he took the helm as creative director in 1997. Less than a month later, Alexander Wang was named to replace him. Betsey Johnson went out of business in April - and now is reinventing herself under new parent company Steve Madden.
January 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Do not adjust your monitors; those are indeed six Lamborghini Aventador Roadsters cutting in front of a Boeing 777 on a runway at Miami International Airport. Don't worry, it was sanctioned. The event was organized to mark the world media debut of the 700-horsepower Roadster, the drop-top version of the Aventador supercar. This new version shares the drivetrain from the fixed-roof version -- a 6.5-liter V-12 engine routs power to all four wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission.
March 1, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
Maybe he was lost? An alleged drunk driver steered his Jeep onto the runways of Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday morning, startling onlookers and forcing the airport to close for about 30 minutes. Although he didn't make it onto any runways that were in use, Kenneth Mazik caused several flights to be diverted while police worked to intercept his black Jeep Grand Cherokee, Philadelphia police said.  Mazik, 24, allegedly drove through a runway gate fence shortly after 11 a.m. and led police officers and a fleet of emergency workers on a brief chase.
December 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One runway at Los Angeles International Airport was temporarily closed Friday after a Southwest jet blew a tire after landing. None of the 79 people on board Southwest Airlines Flight 1641 were injured when a main landing gear tire was blown when it landed at LAX around 8:40 a.m., said Los Angeles World Airports spokeswoman Nancy Castles. The passengers on board deplaned while on a taxiway and were bused to their gate, Castles said. No fire or hazardous materials were exposed during the incident, Castles added.
October 10, 2010
On Oct. 3 in Image, you show the model runway scene ["Spring Forecast," "Bohemian Bliss," "Punk Glamour"]. What I continue to wonder is: If I designed a frilly frock for some woman to wear, I would want it shown on a woman with a shape and a pretty, smiling face. What I would apparently get is a skinny bimbo, built like a 10-year-old boy and a face that looks like she just ate a lemon. How in the world does that sell anything? I spent a lot of years in the sales game when I was young.
March 19, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES Arrow Jessica De Gouw reprises her role as the Huntress in this new episode of the superhero drama. 8 p.m. KTLA The Neighbors Reality TV's Bethenny Frankel guest stars in this new episode. 8:30 p.m. ABC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Det. Cassidy (Dean Winters)
March 23, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Designers came from as far away as Istanbul and as nearby as Santa Monica to show their collections during the handful of disparate events that make up Los Angeles Fashion Week. But the one thing they had in common was an admiration for L.A. as a global style mecca, from the skateboard culture that inspired L.A. designer Mike Vensel's grungy nod to his '80s and '90s youth to the Hollywood red carpet that is the holy grail for Turkish designer Özgür Masur, who is already well known for dressing film and TV stars in his intricately beaded gowns in Turkey and now hopes to make it here.
March 12, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
This season the Los Angeles Fashion Council topped itself -- literally -- by staging a media presentation and luncheon Wednesday on the roof of the downtown building that houses its offices. Presented in rotating two- and three-look tableaux scattered around the rooftop, the clothing labels on display included That's Totally Fine by Rose La Grua, Stella Proseyn, Colton Dane, Linden, Katharine Kidd, Bri Seeley, Together and Bellen Brand. Also in the mix were Mofe handbags and jewelry by Kristen Dorsey Designs.
March 2, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
As bow ties are tied and sticky tape is stuck all over town in the run-up to the Academy Awards, it's worth taking a second to remember why the strut down the Oscars red carpet has become the seminal moment of the Hollywood fashion derby. Part of it is the exposure of the Academy Awards telecast to be sure, beaming around the globe in an all-at-once water-cooler moment that's increasingly rare. But in a town that spawned the adage, “You're only as good as your last movie,” the same applies to red-carpet wardrobe choices.
February 27, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Rick Owens sounded another call for female empowerment at Paris Fashion Week with his show Thursday, channeling the aggressive team spirit from last season's runway step dancing performance into a collection of street-tough urban uniforms modeled by every woman. The show was a performance of its own kind, with models of every age and size (shaved heads, graying locks, wrinkles and all), ready to rumble in their Rick Owens power uniforms. Curve-disguising smock dresses, coats and all-in-one jumpsuits brought to mind sports pinnies or jerseys.
February 13, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Ralph Lauren made fashion news Thursday at New York Fashion Week by launching the first Polo women's collection on the runway, showing 25 looks before his high-end Collection pieces. He told the industry publication Women's Wear Daily that he was launching the more rugged and sporty women's collection to capitalize on the global popularity of the Polo brand name, which until now has only encompassed men's wear. The pieces were more along the lines of what you'd see from a contemporary brand, with prices ($89 to $998)
January 17, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
For the fall-winter 2014-2015 Givenchy menswear collection, designer Riccardo Tisci found inspiration in the sport of basketball. Although we weren't at Friday's runway show in Paris - staged on a runway designed to look like a basketball court - almost as soon as the last look had left the runway we started receiving emails and tweets from folks who know how much we appreciate anything and everything that combines the worlds of high style and...
August 2, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The spring and summer 2014 Tommy Hilfiger menswear collection won't be showing on the New York Fashion Week runway in September, reports fashion industry trade paper Women's Wear Daily. According to WWD, the label has decided to forgo the traditional runway format, focusing instead on "seasonal marketing programs" to reach the menswear consumer -- things akin to the Prep World and Surf Shack concepts that have popped up on a temporary basis around the country in recent years.
April 13, 1989
The runway at Lindbergh Field was shut down for 18 minutes Wednesday night after a Delta Air Lines jet overshot its landing and ran off the runway. There were no injuries and no damage to either the airplane or the runway, airport authorities said. Flight 867 from Atlanta landed in San Diego at 9:37 p.m., but the Boeing 757 didn't come to a full stop until its nose wheel was already past the end of the runway, said airport Supervisor Don Picht. "He stopped with his main wheels on the runway, and they just towed him back to the gate," Picht said.
January 16, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
The day after handing the Lakers a 36-point drubbing downtown , the Los Angeles Clippers brought their style A game to a Jan. 11 party in Beverly Hills hosted by Clips center DeAndre Jordan and his stylist Paige Geran at Burberry's Wilshire Boulevard boutique. The event included a screening of the British brand's fall-winter 2014 menswear runway show (which had taken place in London three days earlier), cocktails and the opportunity for party-goers to pre-order made-to-order pieces from the runway collection on the spot from tablet-wielding Burberrians.
January 8, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Since we're not actually across the pond to see the menswear being shown as part of the London Collections: Men's we won't be reviewing them. We will, however, be sharing images (and any details we can gather) if and when something strikes our fancy. Consider our fancy struck with the Burberry Prorsum fall and winter 2014 menswear collection shown Wednesday -- in particular the range of boldly patterned wool/cashmere equestrian-inspired blanket scarves that look hefty enough to insulate against the polar vortex.
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