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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1998
The backdrop is Paris. Celebrity sightings abound. The scene: high fashion at its most fanciful.In the past, fans of haute couture had to rely on magazines, newspapers and TV snippets to get their fill of these grand runway events. But Thursday at 9 p.m., fashion lovers will get a rare chance to see shows by Dior, Chanel, Valentino and others in the ABC special "The World Fashion Premiere From Paris."Actresses Anne Archer and Isabella Rossellini are the hosts of the program, which highlights the 21 haute couture shows, where gowns can cost as much as $250,000.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
As nations battle it out for sports supremacy at the Olympics in London this summer, we can all acknowledge that when it comes to fashion, the Brits have us beat. Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Twiggy, the late Princess Diana and Alexander McQueen ... what is it about the British that allows them to excel at clothing design and setting standards? It starts with their willingness to try new colors and styles, according to Felicia Peele, head of Fashionably Young, a nonprofit fashion image consultant in Baltimore.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
Baltimore Fashion Week is days away, and the pressure is building for the event's director, Sharan Nixon Baltimore Fashion Week is days away, and the pressure is building for the event's director, Sharan Nixon. The longtime model has finally found a contractor to build a New York-inspired elevated runway to her liking. But her heart still races each time she thinks about the $22,000 of her savings she has used to fund the event. "I'm struggling between life expenses and fashion expenses," said Nixon, a 45-year-old Northwest Baltimore resident who launched Baltimore Fashion Week two years ago. "I will keep on doing it. I do it for the designers.
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May 3, 2011
'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit in New York What: An exhibition celebrating Alexander McQueen's contributions to fashion and culture. The British designer, known for dressing the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna with an edge, committed suicide last year at the age of 40. The display will feature about 100 examples of the designer's work from his 19-year career. Pieces will include signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket and the origami frock coat.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
As nations battle it out for sports supremacy at the Olympics in London this summer, we can all acknowledge that when it comes to fashion, the Brits have us beat. Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Twiggy, the late Princess Diana and Alexander McQueen ... what is it about the British that allows them to excel at clothing design and setting standards? It starts with their willingness to try new colors and styles, according to Felicia Peele, head of Fashionably Young, a nonprofit fashion image consultant in Baltimore.
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May 3, 2011
'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit in New York What: An exhibition celebrating Alexander McQueen's contributions to fashion and culture. The British designer, known for dressing the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna with an edge, committed suicide last year at the age of 40. The display will feature about 100 examples of the designer's work from his 19-year career. Pieces will include signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket and the origami frock coat.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
You'll have to wait until next year to get the looks that debuted this week on the runways of New York. But, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week works on parallel tracks. There are the trends of the collections, and then the trends of the attendees, who are among some of the most stylish people in the world. Here are several of the themes that reigned supreme off the runway this week: Studded details: We saw them everywhere from high-heels to handbags. Studs provide a nice pop of edge.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2010
Lilac, magenta, eggplant, aubergine, mulberry, blackberry, and purpley-pink. This fall, purple reigns supreme among the fashion elite. Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Badley Mischa, and Robert Graham all released designs of the purple hue for their fall lines. The trend will continue into the later months as designers this week at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week also showcased purple pieces. In Baltimore, a city that bleeds purple because of its connection to its NFL football team, it seems like a perfect excuse to play dress up at games.
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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 29, 1999
Indulge. Wrap up. Accessorize. Pay tribute to the past. Celebrate the future. This season's collections have shaken up fashion with their extravagance and unpredictability. An infusion of millennium-inspired fashions and the staying power of a number of recent trends ('70s, bold color, survivalwear) have filled the runways with a wild assortment of styles. While some designers are getting nostalgic as January 2000 approaches, others are racing ahead. This season, anything goes: from classic to modern, fitted to flowing, ethnic to futuristic.
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By Mary Corey Class glass and Mary Corey Class glass,Sun Fashion Editor | October 18, 1998
And the winner is ...These days, fashion often imitates art, and the VH1 Fashion Awards are testament to that. The show, which takes place Friday in New York, is introducing a new category: Best Avant Garde Designer.The favorite certainly must be Britain's bad boy of fashion, Alexander McQueen, who has shaken up the House of Givenchy. But Hussein Chalayan, dubbed "London's leading existential designer," is also a possibility, especially considering the rave reviews his spring show just received.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
Baltimore Fashion Week is days away, and the pressure is building for the event's director, Sharan Nixon Baltimore Fashion Week is days away, and the pressure is building for the event's director, Sharan Nixon. The longtime model has finally found a contractor to build a New York-inspired elevated runway to her liking. But her heart still races each time she thinks about the $22,000 of her savings she has used to fund the event. "I'm struggling between life expenses and fashion expenses," said Nixon, a 45-year-old Northwest Baltimore resident who launched Baltimore Fashion Week two years ago. "I will keep on doing it. I do it for the designers.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1998
The backdrop is Paris. Celebrity sightings abound. The scene: high fashion at its most fanciful.In the past, fans of haute couture had to rely on magazines, newspapers and TV snippets to get their fill of these grand runway events. But Thursday at 9 p.m., fashion lovers will get a rare chance to see shows by Dior, Chanel, Valentino and others in the ABC special "The World Fashion Premiere From Paris."Actresses Anne Archer and Isabella Rossellini are the hosts of the program, which highlights the 21 haute couture shows, where gowns can cost as much as $250,000.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,Special to the Sun | September 21, 2003
Women, take note: You need not be a Size 0 and subsist on celery and Evian to win fame and fortune as a clothing model. Baltimore-based plus-size retailer Ulla Popken is searching for Maryland women who are interested in becoming its newest full-figure model. The winner of the statewide model search will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to the Ulla Popken store in The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson. She will also be photographed for the winter 2004 Ulla Popken catalog. Photos from the shoot are the winner's to keep in order to start her modeling portfolio.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,Sun Staff | November 24, 2002
NEW YORK -- The stench of slaughter is inescapable most days in the meatpacking district. For decades, this cluster of narrow streets on the cusp of trendy Chelsea and the West Village has been home to many of the city's meat distributors. A sign boasts "Gachot, Quality Meats Since 1903," and ubiquitous large ads tout wholesale beef, chicken and lamb. But, lately, a whiff of something different has been creeping into the neighborhood. As an aproned man hosed down the sidewalk outside Eastern Meats on West 14th Street one recent afternoon, stylish women just across the street thumbed through racks of Stella McCartney wool coats and satin bomber jackets.
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