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January 17, 2003 | Michael Quintanilla, Times Staff Writer
Fellas, get ready to step back -- and step out -- in time. It's that '70s show (flared pants, tight shirts) for several menswear designers who presented their fall-winter 2003-04 collections during Milan's five days of preview shows that ended Thursday. But the retro look didn't stop there; nods went to the '60s British mod swinging styles as well as '80s sportswear references -- and combat looks were in the air with baggy parachute pants and deconstructed military bomber jackets.
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May 2, 1990 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES FASHION EDITOR
If you think fashion is just supposed to be fun, fall '90 could be the party you've been waiting for. Clothes haven't been such a hoot since Jackie O lived in the White House and the peppermint twist was the only dance in town. Some of the grandest names in the business are flirting with this giddy flame. In Paris, Christian Lacroix has regaled the '90s rich hippie with cashmere ponchos, poor boy sweaters and op-art tent dresses that collide with op-art tights.
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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.
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February 5, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
The hat Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammy Awards is the gift that keeps on giving, earning the rapper, music producer and fashion plate bragging rights as "Hat Person of the Year," the Headwear Assn. announced Wednesday. The handmade brown felt Vivienne Westwood hat with a wide brim and high, battered crown was already the standout accessory of the night , spawning a parody account (@PharrellHat) and a slew of social media comparisons to Smokey Bear and Curious George's "Man in the Yellow Hat. " And now, according to the Headwear Assn.
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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.
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February 3, 1999 | BARBARA THOMAS
You want a Vera Wang "waist," but you can't afford one of her gowns, and, besides, you have more pressing problems: Dad wants to bring your soon-to-be stepmom, Tiffany--as long as she's on spring break anyway. Mummy and Lars are decidedly miffed. Your in-laws are feuding over the guest list. And you've spent the last six months finding comfort in ice cream and potato chips--and we don't mean the baked kind. How can you possibly look like a fairy princess if you have a huge waist? Fear not.
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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.
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March 3, 2014 | By August Brown
Pharrell Williams' hat contains inexhaustible depths of pop-culture amusement.  The producer-singer's original idiosyncratic headwear -- a brown Vivienne Westwood number made famous at this year's Grammys -- was recently bought by the fast-food chain Arby's , whose logo bears a striking resemblance to it.  But it resurfaced at this year's Academy Awards, where Williams performed his Oscar-nominated song "Happy," from "Despicable Me...
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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.
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May 29, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress -- the one she wore as an 18-year-old when she married Conrad Hilton Jr. in 1950 -- is slated to be sold at auction at Christie's in London on June 26. The gown, a gift to Taylor from MGM and designed by costume designer Helen Rose, is made of 25 yards of satin with a 15-foot train. It's corseted and embellished with bugle beads and seed pearls. It is expected to fetch about $75,000. [Telegraph] Christie's also plans to auction off much of fashion critic Suzy Menkes' wardrobe this summer in an online sale July 11-22.
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