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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 2008 |
In this era of insert-name-here celebrity clothing lines, it's easy to forget that fashion was once a medium for change. In this respect, Yves Saint Laurent, who died at his home in Paris on Sunday after a long illness, was a revolutionary. There is virtually nothing about the way we dress or the way we shop now that was not a result of his 44-year career.
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.
March 24, 1988 |
An emotional Yves Saint Laurent hugged well-wishers Wednesday after a show that brought the audience to its feet in cheers. The designer, who has had some problems with his Rive Gauche ready-to-wear in recent years, is apparently getting back in stride. And in a season when timeless clothes are making a comeback, his perfectionist approach to classics was doubly well received.
July 30, 1987 |
Yves Saint Laurent triumphed on his own terms in the fall couture collection he presented here Wednesday. For almost 30 years, from his brief reign at Christian Dior--after Dior died in 1957--to the opening of his own house in 1963, the 51-year-old designer has been considered fashion's king. This season, with Christian Lacroix's entry into couture, Saint Laurent has seen the first serious challenge for his crown. Ironically, the man who has done the most to keep Saint Laurent No. 1, John B.