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June 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
With a flash of brocade and a swish of sheer silk, the spring 2002 fashion season kicked off this week with men's collections from made-in-Italy labels. Jeans are in no danger of losing their cache, thanks to Gucci's Tom Ford. The designer's faded and frayed blue jeans, bright tropical-print shirts and pale, sheer cotton V-neck sweaters had an artsy, Venice (Beach that is) ease to them.
May 17, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn and Booth Moore
Cannes-do Style: Calvin Klein and the Independent Filmmaker Project celebrated women in film at an event Thursday night that included Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Carey Mulligan and Harvey Weinstein. In other Calvin Klein news, Mara will be fronting the new Calvin Klein fragrance, Downtown (out in July). Rooney was dressed for last night's fete in a slinky nude-colored Calvin Klein gown and a Jennifer Meyer bracelet. Over at the Chopard Trophy event, model Cara Delevingne made a memorable entrance in a racy, sheer black Roberto Cavalli pantsuit.
November 6, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
We've just received word that due to the effects of super storm Sandy, the deadline for designer submissions to the 2 013 Red Carpet Green Dress competition , initially set for Nov. 5, has been extended by 10 days to Nov. 15. Organizers of the challenge released the following statement: "To accommodate designers in the USA, Cuba and Haiti who have been struggling, due to Superstorm Sandy, to finish materials by November 5th, Suzy Amis...
February 21, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Pharrell Williams says it cost him about $200, and for much of the last month it has become the center of attention. It's been compared to the Arby's logo. It has room for secret compartments, perhaps even a leprechaun. It took on a social media life of its own. It somehow appears capable of staying on Williams' head when he performs.  We're talking, of course, about Williams' hat. The tan monster of a headgear accessory can now be yours, but you're going to need more than a little disposable income.
September 10, 2001 | Booth Moore and \f7
Watching the parade at New York's fashion week, it's easy to forget that fashion isn't just about $5,000 chain-link halter tops. The world is the inspiration for fashion, as National Geographic's lavish new book "Fashion" (National Geographic Society) aptly demonstrates with a collection of photographs culled from the magazine's century-old archives. "The idea was to examine what is fashion," said author Cathy Newman.
April 14, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Beyoncé joined her sister Solange Knowles for a set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Saturday. Beyoncé wore a floral-pattern miniskirt and top by Topshop, while Solange rocked an orange romper by Max Mara. [Grazia] Grumpy Cat showed up at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday wearing a miniature hat like the Vivienne Westwood creation Pharrell Williams made famous. [People] Roland Mouret, known for feminine, fitted dresses, is creating a capsule women's collection for Banana Republic, the retailer announced via news release Monday.
February 24, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
There's an interesting back story to the mustard-colored gown that “Skyfall” actress Naomie Harris is wearing at the 85th Academy Awards this afternoon - it's the winning design in Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress challenge and was designed by Ghana-born Michael Badger, a fashion design student at Savannah College of Art and Design, who was mentored throughout the design process by Vivienne Westwood. We're told that the gown, made from certified organic silk crepe de chine and using recycled zippers, was hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework with vintage glass beads and chocolate candy wrappers.
February 10, 2013 | By, Denise Hamilton
'Rose' perfume can smell green, spicy, powdery, sparkly, fruity or more. The ubiquity of roses in early to mid-February can be overwhelming (their prices, shocking), but their association with love and romance - and perfume - is hardly a modern convention. Roses are referenced in Greek and Roman mythology, and humans have distilled fragrant oils from rose petals for millennia. Rosewater colognes were popular with both sexes in the 19th century. But it's only recently that scientists discovered that essential rose oil contains more than 400 individual components.
May 4, 2008 | Melissa Magsaysay, Times Staff Writer
Madras PLAID, the preppy staple, will always conjure images of clambakes on the Cape and touch football on Martha's Vineyard. But this spring, the breezy fabric is having a fashion moment, turning up on everything from retro nerd, short sleeve men's shirts to string bikinis. The dyed cotton originated in Madras, India (now called Chennai), in the 1800s, where it was inspired by the Scottish tartans of the regiments occupying the land.
March 12, 1991 | ALEC LOBRANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Alec Lobrano is a free-lance writer based in Paris
Stretch it--up, down or sideways--but stretch it. This was the theme of the British designers' fall 1991 collections shown here over the weekend. Runways were filled with clinging bodysuits, leggings, second-skin shorts, dresses, jackets and trousers in nylon, Lycra, spandex and various springy fabric blends.
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