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2010-05-17 15:09:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Savannah College of Art and Design President Paula Wallace and Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley presented fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg with the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award at the university's annual fashion show Saturday, May 15. The event is one of the most prestigious student fashion shows in the United States, featuring nearly 5,000 audience members in attendance either in person or online through...

2009-05-16 23:23:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design honored Isabel and Ruben Toledo, internationally renowned artists in the worlds of high fashion, style and design, with the 2009 Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday, May 16, at the university's annual SCAD Fashion Show. SCAD President Paula Wallace and Vogue Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley presented the Toledos with the award. (Photo:...

2009-02-05 08:37:00

DUBAI, UAE, February 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai will be the focus of attention of the fashion world as the high-profile Dubai Fashion 2009 takes off to a glittering start on February 9, 2009. The event is a Signature event of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2009, the leading shopping and entertainment event in the MENA Region. To be held from February 9 to 11, Dubai Fashion 2009 will see the season's hottest trends by leading fashion houses and stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, John...

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2008-05-06 06:00:00

By Suzy Menkes 'Iron Man" stands in all his armored glory, eyes flashing like winking dollar signs. (Well, the movie did gross over $100 million in America when it opened last weekend.) Beside the metallic monster is a sexualized female version, the armor cut away at breasts, belly and thighs. And between the two comic book versions of dominator and dominatrix is Giorgio Armani, in New York for the opening of "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," the powerful new exhibition at the...

2006-03-05 11:23:23

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - With his 74 years, Valentino is one of the oldest fashion designers around, but the Italian says he's just enjoying himself too much to stop. Valentino, who has been in business for over 45 years, showed no signs of fatigue on Sunday, displaying an elegant ready-to-wear collection including his trademark fire-engine red evening gowns and sleek black and white outfits. "I do my collections with lots of joy," a tanned Valentino, wearing a classic...

2006-01-30 08:50:00

By Anna Willard PARIS -- Russian businessman Andrei Vinogradov and his wife sat in the front row at Giorgio Armani's spring-summer haute couture collection, watching a parade of dresses costing up to 80,000 euros ($98,200) each. It was their first time at a show by the Italian doyen of classic catwalk elegance and despite the hefty price tags, they were ready to shop. Vinogradov, who runs a company that makes information systems, might not create a paparazzi frenzy like some couture show...

2006-01-23 15:20:17

By Anna Willard PARIS (Reuters) - John Galliano sent out his models in skirts splashed with fake blood and painted skeletons, with crosses round their necks, to the sound of whips and clanking chains in a dramatic opening to Paris fashion week on Monday. "Red is the new libertine ... Dior is the new erotica," read the blood-red information sheet handed out at Christian Dior's spring-summer 2006 haute couture collection. The models had bleached white hair and dark rims painted round...

2005-10-04 17:42:25

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - British designer John Galliano used a "nude" theme and a dramatic light show to bring the enormous glass cupola of Paris's Grand Palais back to life on Tuesday after it was closed for works for a decade. To loud drum beats, models wearing transparent, skin-colored dresses streamed out from behind a large mirror in Galliano's show for Christian Dior, parading into the giant hall. The Palais, built for the 1900 world exhibition, has housed major...

2005-10-03 09:55:00

PARIS -- A tiny glass bead, cut like a diamond with a different color on each side, or a button that took five hours of hand sewing to make. "You just don't find that kind of thing any more," said Francois Lesage, the 76-year-old head of Paris' top embroidery house, Lesage, which was set up by his father in 1924. Lesage's workers are the "petites mains" ("little hands") who spend hours sewing beads and sequins onto haute couture dresses costing upwards of $10,000 for designers like Christian...


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