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NEWS
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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NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 30, 2012 | By Susan Denley
First Lady Michelle Obama spent the weekend at the Olympics, attending opening ceremonies, cheering on the nation's swimmers and sitting in the Williams family box to watch tennis champ Serena Williams advance, among other things. Obama looked sporty but polished as she rooted for men's basketball here. Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion blogger who has been famous since she was around 12, is on a whirlwind tour to promote her online magazine, Rookie. [NYT] Chilean designer Maria Cornejo talked to the Wall Street Journal's weekend Off Duty section about her style inspirations: "Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton and, when I was a kid, Audrey Hepburn.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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...
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Despite fevered social media speculation to the contrary, the green velvet tuxedo that Ben Haggerty (the Macklemore half of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) recently wore to the 56th Grammy Awards did not come from a thrift shop -- it was custom-made for the musician by fashion designer Logan Neitzel. Ever since the Grammy telecast we've been on the hunt to get the details about the eye-catching threads since it was one of our favorite classy but just-different-enough looks of the whole night.
NEWS
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.
TRAVEL
December 20, 1998 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
One balmy day in London last spring, I wandered out of Hyde Park down Exhibition Road and ended up at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where I joined the crowd flowing through a temporary exhibit called "The Cutting Edge." It documented 50 years of British fashion from 1947 to 1997, with dresses, gowns, suits and accessories created by the best English designers--from Norman Hartnell's 1938 state gown for Queen Elizabeth II to a shockingly short black crepe number made by Mary Quant in the '60s.
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