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...
April 14, 2014 |
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.
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 2, 1990 |
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.
September 10, 2001 |
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.
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 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.