| Feb 9, 2007
LEAVE it to Michael Kors, America's favorite fashion pundit on "Project Runway," to send out a collection so upbeat it had us dancing in our seats. There were no super-skinny models at this show, just Kors' thoroughbreds, their legs buffed and bronzed...
| Mar 18, 2007
European designers are opening outposts here in droves. A new boutique crops up in a different neighborhood each week, with a whole new point of view on West Coast style. And the sample sale is a regular retail outlet not just for fashion insiders, but...
| Apr 15, 2007
A new Bloomies flagship. A hotel ballroom filled with Diane von Furstenberg on sale. Jeans and cocktails in Santa Monica and jeweled flip-flops in the Palisades. The spring shopping scene is in full flower.
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| 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 22, 2009
There was a luxe trashiness to many of the collections for fall that's curious when everyone is in survival mode. Between Alexander Wang in New York, Pucci in Milan, Balmain and Givenchy in Paris, I was left with a distinct morning-after feeling. But why,...
| Sep 20, 2009
When the ladies of television take to the red carpet for today's Emmy Awards, there is only one thing we really care about: What will they be wearing?
Will it be the long gowns that usually hold sway at Hollywood award shows? Or, taking a cue from Cannes...
| Jan 17, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama has become something of a muse to several New York designers, who showed pre-fall 2010 collections in December that reflected signature elements of her style.
"She's a fashion icon, an inspiration for designers," Sasha Charnin...
| Sep 14, 2008
RETAIL sales are in a slump, we're in a historic mortgage and credit crisis, and the eyes of the world are riveted on our heated presidential race, not our runways. In other words, American designers who showed here last week, hoping that in a few...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2009
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First lady fashion confidante Ikram Goldman, owner of the famous Chicago boutique, and husband Joshua Goldman took in the Narciso Rodriguez show Tuesday night at the Mercedes-Benz fashion tents in New York with babies in tow. Each had one of their twins...
| Nov 6, 2008
First lady-to-be Michelle Obama's striking red-and-black dress worn on the stage at Chicago's Grant Park on Tuesday night was designed by Narciso Rodriguez, whose parents were Cuban immigrants.
It was based on a style shown during Rodriguez's spring 2009...