June 29, 2001 |
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.
February 21, 2014 |
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.
February 24, 2013 |
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.
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.
November 6, 2012 |
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...
March 3, 2014 |
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...
January 17, 2003 |
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.
May 17, 2000 |
One more byte from San Francisco: One hundred artists, celebrities and dot-coms are offering their fanciful interpretations of the computer mouse as art in "Tails of the City," an exhibit that will culminate in an auction to raise money for charity. Creators include the "cast" of "The Simpsons," Bill Gates, fashion designer Kate Spade and Stanley Mouse of "Grateful Dead" skull-logo fame. Spade dressed her "So Kate" rodent in rose-print fabric and hooked it up to one of her handbags.
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.