| 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 "Così fan Tutte" and a tiny surprise, which I have now spoiled.
But at its most elevated, opera is an art form...
| 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 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of the Mozart-Da Ponte opera "Così 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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Though the SAG Awards may not have the global draw of the Golden Globes and Oscars, that underdog quality can make the red carpet fashion all the more interesting. Not as much at stake means more risk-taking and more chances for lesser-known designers...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2011
Much of what's out there for fall looks like it could have been ripped from the pages of Cowboys and Indians magazine: arrow print maxi-skirts, blanket-stripe ponchos, suede jackets with swinging fringe, cowboy booties and T-shirts with more Navajo...
| Feb 19, 2012
Celebrity sightings and New York Fashion Week go together like a navy blue blazer and gold buttons, and the fall-winter 2012 shows, which officially wrapped up here on Thursday, were no exception.
It's to a designer's advantage to invite high-profile...
| Feb 26, 2012
At 10:15 a.m. on a Tuesday during New York Fashion Week, Brad Goreski steps out of the tents at Lincoln Center kitted out in a pair of distressed Dsquared2 jeans, a chambray Michael Kors shirt and a pair of Christian Louboutin high-top sneakers finished...
| Dec 23, 2012
When Greg Chait won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York City last month, the man behind the Elder Statesman line of ultra-luxury cashmere knits — think $5,525 blankets, $1,890 belted cardigan sweaters and $380 ski caps — was...
| Aug 12, 2012
By all accounts, fashion world darlings Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designers behind avant-garde clothing line Rodarte, function more as a quirky and lovable two-headed monster than as separate entities. The Pasadena-based sisters finish each other's...
| Aug 13, 2012
The pouting models who stalk the runways wore it first, of course: Earthy but intense color on lids and cheeks, balanced by nude lips in a beauty look that designers are calling safari-chic.
This season, it's everywhere. Witness the leopard-hued Dior...