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  • James Brady dies at 80; Parade magazine columnist, prolific author

    James Brady, a longtime celebrity columnist for Parade magazine and prolific author who brought graceful writing and sharp observations to worlds as disparate as those of the tycoons of the fashion industry and the Marine "grunts" of the Korean War, has...
  • Who made Michelle Obama's dresses?

    Changing into an elegant black-and-white Isabel Toledo dress from springy J.Crew pieces Wednesday in London, First Lady Michelle Obama showcased her versatility and officially became one of the fab four of the political fashion world in the modern era&#...
  • 'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack

    'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack
    The Show That Smells A Novel Derek McCormack Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
  • A tough but elegant turn as fledgling Coco Chanel

    A tough but elegant turn as fledgling Coco Chanel
    During World War II, trend-setting French designer Coco Chanel, who extolled the virtues of simplicity -- albeit very expensive simplicity -- had a love affair with a German officer. She was once arrested on war crime charges but was set free through...
  • 'The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World's Most Elegant Woman' by Karen Karbo

    'The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World's Most Elegant Woman' by Karen Karbo
    Coco Chanel is known for saying "a woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future" and "fashion passes, style remains." But did she? Bons mots have been attributed to her because they seemed like the kind of thing the witty, sharp-tongued fashion icon might...
  • Dress down, power up

    PARIS gave the fashion world the little black dress, Milan the perfectly tailored jacket. And Los Angeles? The Juicy Couture tracksuit. That's right, thanks to Southern California, sweats aren't just for the gym, jeans aren't just for weekends and flip-...
  • Accessory for spring? Flea-market 'crystal' turned into jewelry

    Accessory for spring? Flea-market 'crystal' turned into jewelry
    A key piece to this spring's romantic look may already be in your living room: the low-hanging stars of a sparkling chandelier. At Viktor & Rolf's ballroom dance of a runway show, big crystal drops dangled from the necklines of dresses, skittered up...
  • "Golden Globes:" Appraisal

     
    Giants lost. But "Mad Men" won. I'll get over it - the Giants, that is. Don't mind me...if I sulk. But here's the thing. Last night, the Golden Globes. An important awards show? (Perhaps on some galaxy.) But what......
  • Cold 'Coco'

     
    When Coco Chanel meets Etienne Balsan, the wealthy racehorse owner who would eventually draw her into his inner circle, she nearly spits at him that a woman in love is like a begging dog. But as a gamin fighting for survival in a French cabaret, she...
  • Theater review: 'Women Behind Bars' at Celebration Theatre

     
    Post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS, Tom Eyen’s 1975 camp classic, “Women Behind Bars,” captured the wildly celebratory mood of the gay community, which had so recently broken free of its cage of shame and social opprobrium. That festive atmosphere...
  • Oscar's 2010 costume design nods include 'Coco,' 'Nine'

     
    This morning, the Academy Award nominations were announced, and the following five films and their costume designers were nominated in the costume design category: "Bright Star" (Janet Patterson), "Coco Before Chanel" (Catherine Leterrier), "The...