| May 29, 2011
In 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis and with the disappointing sales figures of his last collection hanging over him, Los Angeles-based fashion designer Gregory Parkinson went for broke, using rare fabrics from his archive to create his most...
| Jul 17, 2011
Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size...
| Jul 14, 2011
Moviegoers in China enthusiastically see American films, yet the reverse is almost never true. But you'd think if there would be someone who might bridge the divide — someone whose personal background, connections and professional expertise could...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:10 PM
Newport-Mesa shoppers can enjoy one-night deals and entertainment benefiting a New York charity when Fashion's Night Out at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island on Thursday.
American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Co. and the...
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
| Jan 19, 2012
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Gregson Hall & Dalita Ayvazyan
Gregson and Dalita were wed in a civil ceremony at the Orange County Courthouse at 9 a.m. on January 13, 2012. The bride wore a white Yves Saint Laurent suit and Christian Louboutin shoes. The groom was attired in an...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:48 PM
Celebrating in great style the Chinese New Year 4710, the Year of the Water Dragon, hostess Elizabeth An of AnQi in South Coast Plaza invited some 50 local VIPs to a luncheon in her private dining room.
An was joined by David Grant and Werner Escher of...
| Feb 26, 2012
Despite a growing embrace of environmentalism among many designers, so-called sustainable fashion continues to conjure notions of burlap. Awards show commentators rarely use the term — elegance just isn't synonymous with eco-friendly living.
| Mar 25, 2012
It's an incredible narrative befitting a new arrival in Tinseltown: From humble beginnings growing up in a tiny Italian village as the grandson of a barber and son of a hairdresser, Rossano Ferretti at age 15 leaves home on a quest to conquer the world of...
| Nov 13, 2011
In just 10 years, Alber Elbaz has succeeded in waking the sleeping beauty that was the French fashion house of Lanvin, giving it a modern identity and a must-have status.
His particular brand of imperfect glamour — fraying lace edges, exposed...
| Nov 20, 2011
Southern California is home to strip malls, mini-malls, mixed-use malls, outlet malls and rarefied luxury malls.
But, unlike any other mall, the Beverly Center is a microcosm of the state of fashion and culture today. The behemoth at the edge of West...