May 17, 2013 |
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.
July 30, 2012 |
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.
May 6, 2013 |
Sir Elton John and Taio Cruz entertained at the star-studded 20th anniversary "Race to Erase M.S. " gala fundraiser Friday night in Los Angeles. Kelly Osbourne presented the charity's Medal of Hope to her mother, Sharon, and brother Jack. Charity founder Nancy Davis hosted and among those attending were fashion designers Tommy and Dee Hifiger and a host of celebrities including Rod and Penny Stewart, Neil Patrick Harris, Marg Hellenberger, Howie Mandel, Anne Heche, Cybill Shepherd, La Toya Jackson, Daisy Fuentes, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Mel B, Victoria Justice, Cat Deeley, Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Bella Thorne, Ziggy Marley, Kristin Cavallari, Kathy Hilton, Camille Grammar and Kim Richards.
May 4, 2008 |
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.
October 10, 2013 |
The fifth annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, which has designers competing to create eco-friendly fashion that will be showcased in front of millions of eyeballs on the Academy Awards red carpet, gets underway Friday. Founded by Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron), the contest not only provides a high-profile platform for environmentally friendly fashion, but it also serves as a fundraiser for MUSE School CA, a nonprofit, educational organization in Malibu Canyon that was founded by Amis Cameron and her sister, Rebecca Amis.
May 29, 2013 |
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.
March 12, 1991 |
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.
December 20, 1998 |
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.
January 25, 2000 |
When Courtney Love is trying to tell you about her John Galliano dress, it's wise not to answer your cell phone. "Hey! You're talkin' to me!" said the lovely Love, while grabbing this reporter by the lapels. She had a fun story to tell at the Golden Globe awards Sunday about how she was supposed to be wearing a Vivienne Westwood gown, but there was this kooky couture dress from Galliano's recent collection, a controversial homage to the homeless. Galliano shipped it to her as it appeared on the runway--adorned with sewn-on stuffed pigeons, bottles of booze and switchblades.
February 1, 2002 |
The Men's Apparel Alliance, nearly at its wits' end over casual Fridays, should take heart from the latest men's styles--polished with a little edge--unveiled on Paris runways last weekend. Tom Ford, for the Yves Saint Laurent ready-to-wear line, offered floppy and wide trousers worn with double-breasted, well-tailored jackets. Hedi Slimane at Dior menswear also offered some loose-fitting trousers, a departure from his usual slim-fit silhouette.