| Jan 18, 2009
On Tuesday night, we will become a nation of fashion critics, crowding around TV screens to see what glittering gown Michelle Obama will wear to the 10 official inaugural balls she's expected to attend. Will it be over-the-top or quietly chic, sexy or...
| Nov 9, 2008
Fashion has a new first lady.
If the black-and-red dress Michelle Obama wore for her husband's victory speech Tuesday is any indication, she is poised to be her own kind of style icon in the White House. The straight-from-the-spring-runway dress, which...
| Mar 18, 2007
IT was a dream date for any fashion designer, caught by Vogue magazine, on this upbeat day in 1971. Marilyn Lewis makes an adjustment to the beaded blue detailing on a lamé gown before the formal shoot begins. The floral chiffon with ruffles was already a...
| Apr 15, 2007
THEY say there isn't a rivalry.
There are more than a dozen schools in L.A. County that teach fashion design, but Otis and FIDM, as the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is known, are the biggest and the best. Both have main campuses...
| Apr 15, 2010
In the 24 years she's been the queen of TV talk shows, Oprah Winfrey has tackled every conceivable subject. Whether a transgender male giving birth or teachers sleeping with their students, nothing is too outrageous for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and its...
| Aug 18, 2007
When Arnold Schwarzenegger met Merv Griffin, the bodybuilder was newly arrived in California from Austria and had never been on a talk show.
But as now-Gov. Schwarzenegger recalled in a speech punctuated by laughter Friday afternoon at Griffin's...
| Sep 29, 2009
The Champagne Bar at the Hotel Bel-Air is dark as a lair. Ice clinks as men and women on caramel-colored leather chairs and forest-green couches imbibe, converse and laugh. A roaring fire blasts light and warmth, which is welcome, despite the heat of a...
| Nov 16, 2008
With the economy and the climate demanding that we all start to think about fashion more pragmatically, it's an interesting time to remember Geoffrey Beene, the fine American designer who elevated the everyday, translating common fabrics such as flannel...
| Jan 17, 2009
Santa Monica designer Michael S. Smith has won the commission to redecorate the White House living quarters for the Obama family.
"He sounds like a wise choice, with his interest in traditional though not pedantic museum settings," said historian William...
| Jan 30, 2008
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ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: And welcome to the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California, here from the majestic Air Force One Pavilion. I'm...
| Mar 28, 2009
I'm having a hard time forming an opinion about First Lady Michelle Obama, mostly because there are already so many out there, and they're almost uniformly inane.
There's the constant clucking about her wardrobe: the election night "lava lamp" dress, the...