January 18, 2004
America's Heart and Soul. Filmmaker Louis Schwartz- berg tells the country's story one person at a time, from a Vermont farmer to a coal miner in Appalachia and a cowboy on the range. Walt Disney, July 2. Broadway: The Golden Age. Using interviews, home movies and with more than 100 subjects, including Angela Lansbury, Shirley MacLaine and Stephen Sondheim, filmmaker Rich McKay fashions a record of a bygone era. Dada Films, June. Bukowski: Born Into This.
June 8, 2008 |
Death affects us all in different ways. Some sob. Others sell. Within 24 hours of Yves Saint Laurent's passing last Sunday, EBay was flooded with everything and anything that bore the designer's moniker or acronym -- from a $5 vintage pack of YSL Polish cigarettes to an Yves Saint Laurent paper shopping bag that was "used" but in "very good condition" and priced at 99 cents. (Oddly, shipping for the shopping bag was $8.95.
August 15, 2004 |
What could be more chic for 2004 than a Dior dress straight off the runway? Try a silk taffeta Dior designed by Yves Saint Laurent, circa 1959. The term "vintage" once summoned images of rummaging through secondhand stores that smelled of patchouli oil. Today's iteration of vintage is highly collectible, with sky-high price tags to match.
February 16, 2007 |
Two French documentaries feting the lives of reclusive designers Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld shore up the myths that surround their subjects but shed little light on the men behind the fashions. Fawning celebrities, strutting models and square-jawed assistants featured in Rodolphe Marconi's "Lagerfeld Confidential" lend a dose of glamour to the proceedings at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
March 2, 2008 |
YES, the party was in Patrick McMullan's honor. But that didn't stop him from working it. McMullan -- a kind of anti-paparazzo, the man celebrities actually ask to take their picture -- was celebrating the publication of his latest book, "Glamour Girls," a glossy homage to the women he has snapped over the last two decades.
March 22, 2013 |
The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" dressed up in "Rocky Horror Show" outfits to sing at Wednesday's "A Night at Sardi's" fundraiser in Beverly Hills for the Alzheimer's Assn. Jason Bateman was host of the evening, which honored Brian Grazer. Other singers included Jason Alexander, Beth Behrs, Emmy Rossum and Christine Ebersole, among others. [Society News L.A.] The David Bowie retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London opens Saturday for a scheduled run through Aug. 11, and already it is reportedly the museum's fastest-selling show ever.
October 25, 1985 |
The first French fashion Oscars were awarded here Wednesday night, in a live-for-television show that took place at the Paris Opera House. It was an event from which Hollywood could take lessons. Mannequins flanked the wide flight of pale marble stairs in the lobby, all of them wearing gowns in shades of red designed by top French designers. These were not simple little dinner dresses but elaborate silk, satin and lace ball gowns, the kind nobility wore nightly before the revolution.
March 25, 2012 |
Fashion exhibitions at museums, like the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show that set attendance records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, are more popular than ever. Here is a selection of what's on now and what's coming soon, in the U.S. and abroad. Diana Vreeland After Diana Vreeland | Dedicated to the style and passion of the late fashion icon, editor, traveler and Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute curator. Vreeland also worked as a special consultant to the museum from 1972 to the time of her death in 1989, setting the international standard for costume exhibitions.
May 11, 2012 |
Louboutin red isn't just for the soles of sky-high stillettos anymore. Shoe designer Christian Louboutin is branching out into beauty. His luxury French company is pairing with Batallure Beauty, which helps develop brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy's, Marchesa and Sephora, to launch the Christian Louboutin Beaute line in late 2013. Sephora, a cosmetics and fragrance retailer, happens to stock perfumes from another well-known shoe titan: Jimmy Choo. Louboutin, who founded his company in Paris in 1991, has never ventured into cosmetics before.