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.
Archive for June, 2008
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.
Part of the genius of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren is that the Dutch design duo continue to snub the conventions of the fashion machine, not simply with their inventively elegant clothes but also by way of their showcases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.