Archive for June, 2008

Taylor Made: Don’t Go Vintage Without It!

Author Jennifer Brandt Taylor and legend Bob Mackie

It’s no secret Los Angeles is nirvana among vintage fans. It’s why John Galliano, Nicolas Ghesquière or mini legions of minions from Ralph Lauren or Victoria’s Secret can be found picking through the city’s second-hand boutiques or costume warehouses.

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Painting Tinseltown to the Max

Debra Messing and Nicola Maramotti

Fashion houses have always had their muses, glamorous spirits who represent the designer’s ideal and who navigate the social arena with such aplomb that they enthrall magazine editors, paparazzi and others as equally celebrated as themselves.

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A Juicy Couture Girl Pays Props to Pop

Dr. Leonard Skaist and daughter Pamela Skaist-Levy

No necktie or golf club would do for this Father’s Day. If your dad is a respected doctor and educator in pediatric urology, the best gift ever has to be $2 million toward your life-long cause.

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Patricia Field Talks “Sex” and M&S

Patricia Field and me inside LACMA's Japanese Pavillion

A palatable tension suffused the packed auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Monday night when Patricia Field deemed she not only considered costume designers and stylists cut from the same cloth—that she preferred being called a stylist.

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The Good Citizen

Citizen-Citizen's Philip Wood and Tania Kentenjian

The Dwell-a-rama capped last night with Dos Equis and fish tacos at Malo in Silverlake with hosts Philip Wood of Citizen-Citizen and his gorgeous other half, documentary journalist Tania Kentenjian.

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A Swell Dwell Time

Pierre André Senizergues and his skateboard-resourced furnishings

Dwell magazine set up camp in L.A. this weekend, luring to downtown a respected lot of designers and some 10,000-plus design fans—and Andy and I in the swirl of it all with an A+R pop-up shop that was mobbed till closing each night.

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Fashion’s Oscars: CFDA Honors the Year’s Best

Victors! Francisco Costa and poster girl Eva Mendes

It’s always marvelous, as well as a relief, when the victors of any contest are truly the most deserving. In the case of last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, (most of) the winner’s circle couldn’t be more entitled.

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Ashes to Ashes

Yves Saint Laurent will be laid to rest Thursday in Paris at the Eglise Saint-Roch at 296 Rue Saint Honore, WWD is reporting, Following the funeral, which is expected to count rench President Nicolas Sarkozy in attendance, Saint Laurent will be incinerated, his ashes kept at his cherished Majorelle Garden in Marrakech. […]
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R.I.P.: Yves Saint Laurent 1936-2008

Yves Saint Laurent 1971

Yves is no more.
The fashion legend died Sunday at his home in Paris. He was 71.

For a full obit, read today's WWD.
For a full and glorious telling of the icon's life, read Alicia Drake's bio on YSL and Karl Lagerfeld and the excess of their intertwined lives in "The Beautiful Fall."
Or watch last year's documentary, "Yves Saint Laurent – His Life and Times/5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris.

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