| May 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
It is a rare playful moment in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's nasty yet startlingly illuminating new production of "Cosė fan Tutte" and a tiny surprise, which I have now spoiled.
But at its most elevated, opera is an art form...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of the Mozart-Da Ponte opera "Cosė fan tutte" arrives on stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday with a hard-edged futurism and a note of nostalgia.
It's the third production in as many years to unite...
| May 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nicholas Kirkwood is on his way to joining Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo in the pantheon of shoe gods.
At 33, the London-based designer has an identifiable architectural style (dynamic designs with triangle heels and boomerang-...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:32 AM
In advance of "Star Wars" Day (Sunday, May 4, as in "May the Fourth be with you")," the Vans skate brand has taken the wraps off a new capsule collection of "Star Wars"-branded footwear and apparel.
We've been excited about the Vans X "Star Wars"...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated the opening of its “Cinema Vezzoli” exhibition on Friday night with a dinner at the historic Hollywood haunt Musso & Frank.
With the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside, and the ghosts of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend.
Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Pharrell Williams and Vivi Nevo sporting the same Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat. Socialite Joy Venturini Bianchi in a wonderfully wild Tom Ford zebra gown with a bristly mane. And designer Jeremy Scott playing the haute Chippendale dancer in a Moschino...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:39 PM
H&M and Ever Manifesto have set out to make the world more conscious about how fashion is made, rather than just fashion-conscious.
The Sweden-based retailer has teamed up with Alexia Niedzielski and Elizabeth von Guttman of Ever Manifesto, a think...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Jay Z released a lyric inspired by fashion designer Tom Ford last year -- "I don’t pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford" -- and he appeared on tour last year wearing a shirt emblazoned with the number "61" (a reference to the designer's birth year) and with...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:26 AM
New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 is coming to a close, and while it has given us a glimpse into what could become the next hot fashion, it has also provided us plenty of "what were they thinking" moments.
Every year, designers put their latest...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK -- The fashion force was with Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy on Tuesday when they presented the strongest collection of their career, capped off by five stunning finale gowns incorporating classic artwork from the "Star Wars" films....