| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
When the luxury menswear brand Brioni sharpened its teeth for an expansion two years ago, it appointed Brendan Mullane as creative director.
Mullane had spent the preceding decade designing menswear at a series of luxury heavyweights, working at Louis...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
PARIS -- A bright light of Paris fashion returned to the stage Wednesday when Nicolas Ghesquiere presented his debut collection for the luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton.
The time slot on the calendar and the venue were the same, but the collection...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Hermes, Chanel, Missoni, Louis Vuitton. The number of recognizable designer clothes and accessories in Woody Allen's new film "Blue Jasmine" is astounding. And appropriate, considering the story is about a Ruth Madoff-type, fallen socialite named...
| Nov 28, 2013
Today's designer consignment looks nothing like the college snapshot of students pawing through piles for that Prada in the rough.
Hollywood's A-list regularly walks the red carpet in couture from Decades, the luxury consignment store that starred in...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bets on the top-performing retailer this holiday don't favor the storied haute couture companies — not Chanel with its $4,500 handbags, nor Neiman Marcus and its $150,000 bespoke falconry set.
Instead, it's Michael Kors Holdings — an...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Oprah Winfrey is not only the world’s most powerful celebrity, and one of the richest. She is a marketing genius who knows how to exploit a racist insult to her advantage in a completely uncynical way.
More power to her.
Earlier this week,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Kim Kardashian's fiance, Kanye West, just synthesized high fashion with fine art, giving his girl a hand-painted Birkin handbag for Christmas.
Well, what else do you get the girl who appears to have everything and then some?
But the lofty Hermes...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
With stylistas, models and A-list designers descending upon Gotham in hordes for the start of New York Fashion Week, it's difficult to conceive of Los Angeles -- much less its grimier nooks in Culver City -- competing with the East Coast pomp and...
| Sep 8, 2013
It was retail theater of the highest order.
With acrobats descending the building's Rodeo Drive facade and trumpets blaring, Hermès reopened its Beverly Hills store Tuesday night after an 18-month renovation. For an after-party, the French fashion house...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:58 AM
CBS announced Monday that it will broadcast this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 10. The announcement cited appearances by angels Karlie Kloss (shown above Sunday during New York Fashion Week), Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Designer Stella McCartney and her longtime friend actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow have partnered for an exclusive, limited-edition Stella McCartney x Goop capsule collection ($695-$1,895), which launched last Thursday on Paltrow’s ...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world.
It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV.
The thoroughfare played a supporting...