Race to Erase MS

Tommy Hilfiger honored at Race to Erase MS gala in L.A. Ne-Yo, Rita Ora and MattyB Headline      The event: The 22nd annual The Race to Erase MS gala, hosted by Nancy Davis and honoring fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, got off to a fast start Apr. 24, as Disney stars G. Hannelius...

Weinstein Co and Net...

Golden Globes: Stars Relax at Weinstein Co. and Netflix After-Party     Mere minutes after the curtain came down on the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, celebrities began streaming into a post-show bash staged by Weinstein Co. and Netflix in a massive tent beside the...

Fall Winter 2013 Haute Couture Collections

Notes from the Paris Haute Couture Collections – Fall/Winter 2013     The June 30-July 4 haute couture offerings for fall winter 2013 proved to be well worth the trip to Paris. Aside from the beautiful collections from the established houses, some relative newcomers attracted some serious attention. Best of all, two of the great names – Christian Lacroix and Elsa Schiaparelli – returned in brilliant, innovative style. For extended party coverage, click here to find my Society News LA story about the Paris scene. To read my Los Angeles Times stories about the individual shows, click on these designer names...

Paris Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Five Days at the Paris Haute Couture:   Of All the Breathtaking Fashions, Which  Will Wind Up on Oscar’s Red Carpet?   Considering the ever-increasing importance of Oscar’s red carpet, and the scary-to-the-stars proliferation of best and worst-dressed lists, the haute couture shows surely offer the ultimate picking grounds for anyone else heading for this month’s Academy Awards. These made-in-Paris confections, designated haute couture, feature intricate handwork, the most elegant fabrics, precision tailoring for a perfect fit and unique – and often exotic – embellishments. This season, for example, On...

Chanel Haute Couture...

Diane Kruger, Hailee Steinfeld, Grimes, Rita Ora and Two Brides Turn Up on the Chanel Couture Beach   Ironically, considering that snow blanketed Paris at the start of haute couture week, Karl Lagerfeld created a sandy beach inside the historic glass-domed exhibition hall for his spring...