| Sep 12, 2010
Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's...
| Sep 10, 2010
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The Italian textile manufacturer and men's suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride...
| Jan 5, 2010
The woman credited with naming Ebony Magazine, Eunice W. Johnson, died Sunday in Chicago. She was 93.
With her husband, John H. Johnson, she co-founded Johnson Publishing, which now publishes Jet Magazine in addition to Ebony Magazine. The company is...
| Sep 26, 2010
There was an assembly-line quality to the beginning of Miuccia Prada's spring show Thursday, the highlight of Milan Fashion Week. Set on a raised metal platform with industrial-style lighting, the models came out one after another, wearing boxy short-...
| Oct 6, 2010
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| Oct 10, 2010
A pregnant Miranda Kerr on the runway at Balenciaga, plus-size pop star Beth Ditto at Jean Paul Gaultier, fortysomething model-actress Farida Khelfa at Hermès, a toddler and the 53-year-old Inès de la Fressange at Chanel. You'd think...
| Oct 17, 2010
Say "so long" to short skirts and hello (again) to the 1970s. Get ready to banish black from your wardrobe and get creative with color.
Now that the spring runway shows are over in New York, Milan and Paris, it's up to department store fashion...
| Jul 18, 2010
While Oak Street flounders with record vacancies in the wake of the global luxury recession, adjacent Rush Street is coming into its own as a shopping strip for the rich and fabulous.
Leading the charge is a striking new Hermes flagship at Oak and Rush...
| Jul 25, 2010
Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews
New Directions: 208 pp., $23.95
Roberto Bolaño haunts his English-speaking readership almost twice yearly. Translations of at least 10 books have appeared since his...
| Aug 1, 2010
If clothes can tell a story, the mix of dresses, jewelry, boots, buttons, lace and beading at the West Hollywood boutique Clothespin add up to a novel of epic proportions.
First, there are the never-worn vintage fabrics from the 1940s, cut in 18...
| Sep 16, 2009
- Simon Spurr is the sort of understated fellow who tends to get lost in the shuffle of New York Fashion Week. For the last few seasons he's shown his menswear collection here, usually just lining the models up against......