May 6, 2013 |
Otis College of Art and Design added a new element to the mix for its 31st annual scholarship benefit and fashion show Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- an honor called the Style Icon Award, which was presented to Sally Perrin, L.A.-based creative director of luxury leather goods brand Perrin Paris . The inaugural award was presented by costume designer Bob Mackie (one of this year's senior design mentors) who noted: "Personal style has no age or social status, and can exist anywhere in life.
July 19, 1998 |
It started with a dusty, antique silk-screen machine sitting unused in the corner of a warehouse in central Mexico. Over drinks in a local bar, Michael Parker, on a whim and remembering his fascination with the hand-printed T-shirts of his teens, bought the press. With no instructions and trial and error, Parker and his artist wife, Laurel Huggins, began concocting original formulations for dyeing and printing fabrics.
June 14, 2012
Still a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe would have been 86 this month, and to celebrate the Hollywood Museum is hosting the largest collection of the actress' memorabilia in the nation. Among the collection are the famous "red velvet" photographs from 1949, rarely seen snapshots and, in a bit of a macabre flourish, the prescription pill bottle found next to her bed at the time of her death. 1660 Highland Ave., L.A. Through Sept. 2. $15 http://www.thehollywoodmuseum.com/
February 6, 2014 |
Los Angeles-based designer Tadashi Shoji went in a bold, new direction with his fall 2014 collection, which was less about his popular sexy body-conscious shapes and more about romantic surface details. He showed his collection during New York Fashion Week on Thursday at Lincoln Center. The inspiration: Moorish palaces, luxuriant textiles and ornate architectural details. The look: Romantic and sophisticated. Covered up, because covering up the arms is something many women look for in a dress, he said backstage.
February 14, 2013 |
So what if he can hit you over the head with a theme? When you're sitting at a runway show by Ralph Lauren, fashion's master storyteller, it's impossible not to get caught up in the romance. Lauren presented his fall 2013 collection on Valentine's Day morning at New York Fashion Week. And in a sweet bit of cross branding, there was a box of chocolates at each seat from daughter Dylan Lauren's Dylans Candy Bar. The look: Russian Imperial. A gentle dance between a navy officer and a beautiful czarina. Black sailor pants, ivory blouse with ruffled bib and superluxe shearling sling duffel bag. Booties with gold chain tassel trim.
September 23, 1990
What a sad and stinging indictment of our teenybopper-based pop culture--and The Times' ability to pander to it--that singer George Michael is worth 96 column inches of copy while symphony conductor JoAnn Falletta gets a little more than half as much space. Michael is obviously a thoughtful enough young fellow to realize he's in velvet bondage, captive to the recording industry that's done such a splendid job of savaging music. Best wishes for his escape. JACK O'MARA Irvine