| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land.
Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
| Sep 1, 2013
Fancy a pout like Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich or Courtney Love?
From ladylike ruby to femme fatale orange-red to renegade bordeaux, the looks of these style icons showed up on the fall fashion runways, albeit in a very modern reprise.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Estee Lauder threw a party to tout its new Modern Muse fragrance Thursday night at the Guggenheim museum in New York City. Fashion editors and designers came with their own muses; for instance, Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley brought actress...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Singer-songwriter-actor Lyle Lovett can add fashion designer to his list of talents this month as a line of Western shirts he created in collaboration with custom shirtmaker Hamilton rolls out to retail. We recently had a chance to chat with the Texan...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Paris-based designer Damir Doma, who has name-checked the master of minimalism Giorgio Armani as one of his heroes, showed his spring 2014 collection Wednesday morning in a sky-lighted warehouse space in the Marais.
The inspiration: Geometry and...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 9:15 PM
The annual Metropolitan Musem of Art Costume Institute Gala is one of the most anticipated fashion-watching events of the year.
It should be, with its mix of film stars, society mavens, pop singers, fashion's elite creative directors, powerful editors...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:32 AM
The gown that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the world premiere of "Iron Man 3" last week in L.A. has gotten a lot of buzz, mostly negative. The Antonio Berardi dress is boat-necked with bell sleeves, but it was the skirt that got all the attention, with sheer...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:29 PM
If fashion is a religion, one of its sacred shrines is an emporium that takes up a whole city block on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, a store so venerated by devotees that a celebrated New Yorker cartoon had one matron confess to another, "I want my ashes...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Kerry Washington is looking pretty enviable on the cover of June's Elle magazine.
The "Scandal" star is proclaimed by the fashion mag to be "the hottest woman on TV." The ABC political drama in which she plays White House PR maven Olivia Pope, who has a...
| May 12, 2013
There are few designers working today who have had as big an influence on fashion as Giorgio Armani.
Founding his company in Milan in 1975, he modernized the suit, giving it a relaxed, soft silhouette, and created a daytime uniform of power and...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:37 PM
After settling a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co., Robb Havassy ended up with 365 surfboards.
Ever since then, he's set out to diminish that number. On Thursday, he'll be raffling off 150 of the boards in Huntington Beach.