| Jul 30, 2013
Creatures of the Wind, the fashion label founded in 2008 by two alumni of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, is enjoying a windfall from a Los Angeles investment firm.
The investment from The Dock Group, headed by Matthew Walker, is significant...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Sometime between Melanie Griffith as "Working Girl" and Hillary Clinton as presidential contender, the pantsuit retired from the ranks of high fashion, as well as from most women's closets.
Make room for its resurgence. Pantsuits commanded designer...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:12 AM
When Cicely Tyson took to the stage Sunday to accept her Tony Award for lead actress in a play for her role in "The Trip to Bountiful," both men who were watching with me reacted — to her dress. The ultra-structured, purple-satin creation "looks...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:23 PM
PARIS -- Having just given birth to twins, designer Sarah Burton skipped the Alexander McQueen fall 2013 collection presentation Tuesday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week. But the show must go on and go on it did, against the backdrop of the gilded...
| Feb 3, 2013
Maryville Academy was like extended family as Kelly Golden grew up.
In the 1980s, Golden's father, George Rourke, began volunteering with friend John Madden at Maryville, a network of centers and services to guide children who have experienced trauma or...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaulo Piccioli presented their fall 2013 Valentino collection Tuesday afternoon in the Tuileries Garden during Paris Fashion Week.
The look: Elegant simplicity with rich materials from the very first looks, charming A-line...
| Mar 3, 2013
Hollywood has had a love affair with head-turning white gowns both on-screen and off for more than half a century. Who can forget Marilyn Monroe's white Travilla halter dress billowing around her waist as she stands atop a subway grate in the 1955 film...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Who comes to Hollywood toting more than 500 over-the-top costumes, 200 hats and headdresses, 150 pairs of teetering heels, 60 up-to-there wigs and a flurry of glitter?
Three drag queens, of course. The campy Broadway musical “Priscilla Queen of...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:12 AM
One day in 2009 Anna Wintour – editrix of “Vogue” and the last word in all things fabulous – decided that the recession was unfashionable.
Not being a shrinking violet, she set about doing something about it. After ringing up...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Members of L.A.’s film music elite mingled with weather-beaten eco-warrior sailors and neo Edwardian fashionistas amid costumes from Baz Luhrmann’s "The Great Gatsby" Tuesday night at the multi-textured unveiling of musician-arranger-...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
There's a lot to leave you breathless in "The Bling Ring." Celebrity culture. Self-empowerment prayer circles. Amoral behavior. But the designer name-dropping throughout the movie may top the list.
For that we can thank the label-crazed kids at the...