| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:02 PM
The American fashion industry held its breath on Inauguration Day for a series of Big Reveals.
Word came quickly that the navy check coat and dress Michelle Obama wore to the morning prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church was from American...
| May 18, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Years ago, many towns in Somerset County had clothing factories. Local people made clothes for private label brands as well as governmental uniforms.
Then the manufacturing jobs were sent overseas, primarily to China, because it was cheaper to make...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On the heels of Pharrell Williams joining the fashion competition show last week, Style Network's "Styled to Rock" has added model Erin Wasson to its panel of mentors for the Rihanna-produced series.
Show, slated to bow on the NBCU cabler later this...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW DELHI, India — The Bangladesh army announced Monday it would end its search for bodies in the rubble of a garment factory complex that collapsed nearly three weeks ago in a suburb of the capital, Dhaka.
Saying they believe they have found...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Why when walking through the girls department at a large, national store do I see so many things I really don't want my 8-year-old to wear? Shorts cut too short, tops cropped too high or with netting (really?) in the back, t-shirt slogans that brag or...
| May 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Morton "Jerry" Baum, founder and executive director of the Fund for Educational Excellence and a retired clothing manufacturing executive who was a tireless champion of city public schools, died May 5 from complications of Parkinson's disease at his...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:17 AM
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in an 11-story garment factory in Bangladesh killed eight people, including a ruling party politician and a top official in the country's powerful clothing manufacturers' trade group, as the death toll from the...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
NEW DELHI, India –- The owner of a collapsed building in Bangladesh was arrested Sunday near the Indian border as the death toll rose to at least 370 in the nation’s worst garment industry disaster. With more than 800 people still missing...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Everywhere near the building, the stench of death was overpowering. Men in surgical masks sprayed disinfectant in the air."
We move from tragedy to tragedy with hellish regularity.
"The scope of injuries," Jim Yardley writes in the New York Times, "was...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Say there’s a concert scheduled at a major Los Angeles venue, but that managers smell gas in the air before the show goes on.
Chances are that they will cancel the event and take a loss out of an abundance of caution, said Dov Charney, chief...
| Dec 30, 2012
Marni comes to L.A.
The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...