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  • Met Costume Institute Gala: Beyond fashion indeed

    When Kim Kardashian, in a draped petrol blue Lanvin gown, is one of the best dressed, you know it was a crazy night. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala for the fashion exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" was beyond fashion...
  • Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer

    One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of...
  • Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

    Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
    Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
  • New Ann Taylor brand Lou & Grey taps into active-wear fashion trend

    New Ann Taylor brand Lou & Grey taps into active-wear fashion trend
    Ann Taylor and Loft have a new, free-spirited sibling. The American retailer has launched a brand called Lou & Grey that's a tomboyish fusion of active and street wear, or “lifewear” as its being positioned. Available in Loft stores, on...
  • Nicholas Kirkwood is on the path to shoe greatness, step by step

     Nicholas Kirkwood is on the path to shoe greatness, step by step
    Nicholas Kirkwood is on his way to joining Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo in the pantheon of shoe gods. At 33, the London-based designer has an identifiable architectural style (dynamic designs with triangle heels and boomerang-...
  • MOCA welcomes artist Francesco Vezzoli to L.A. in old Hollywood style

    MOCA welcomes artist Francesco Vezzoli to L.A. in old Hollywood style
    Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated the opening of its “Cinema Vezzoli” exhibition on Friday night with a dinner at the historic Hollywood haunt Musso & Frank. With the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside, and the ghosts of...
  • Art, fashion, labor groups join protest at Beverly Hills Hotel

    Art, fashion, labor groups join protest at Beverly Hills Hotel
    A protest in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday morning drew close to two dozen people, including members of the fashion industry, charitable arts organizations and a local labor union, united in an effort to draw attention to recent anti-gay...
  • Beverly Hills Hotel protest planned over Brunei's anti-gay laws

    Beverly Hills Hotel protest planned over Brunei's anti-gay laws
    Will a call by high-profile members of the fashion industry to boycott hotel properties with ties to Brunei because of that country's anti-gay laws be answered beyond the echo chamber of social media? The answer appears to be yes -- at least in the case...
  • Fabric Store from New Zealand seams like a nature fit in L.A.

    Fabric Store from New Zealand seams like a nature fit in L.A.
    In a gallery-like loft space on South La Brea Avenue, rolls of fabrics are displayed by color in rich cascades of texture and pattern. Tags on the rolls make it evident that this is no run-of-the-mill fabric shop: Some are labeled with the names of...
  • Fashion industry calls for boycott of Dorchester Collection hotels

    Is this the end of designer dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and charity fashion shows at the Beverly Hills Hotel?  If high-profile members of the fashion community have their way, maybe. Several vocal personalities, including Decades boutique co-owner...
  • Bangladesh women find liberty in hard labor

    Bangladesh women find liberty in hard labor
    Mukhta Mollah deftly smooths the red fabric and guides it through a whirling sewing machine. She sews side seams on women's blouses bound for America. Eight hours a day or longer in this hot and sweaty factory. Six days a week. On this day, like every...