| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Fans become obsessed with their favorite TV shows and films, so much so that a hit can nudge the world of fashion. On the other hand, current fashion designers can influence the look of a TV series even if that means straying from a strictly period look....
| May 16, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Mozart's Symphony No. 36, known as the "Linz," was tossed off in four days in 1783 when the 27-year-old composer arrived in the Austrian city and needed a new piece for his host, Count Thun-Hohenstein.
A remarkable score, the weightiest thus far of...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of the Mozart-Da Ponte opera "Così fan tutte" arrives on stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday with a hard-edged futurism and a note of nostalgia.
It's the third production in as many years to unite...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
It is a rare playful moment in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's nasty yet startlingly illuminating new production of "Così fan Tutte" and a tiny surprise, which I have now spoiled.
But at its most elevated, opera is an art form...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:21 AM
PARIS -- Designer Hussein Chalayan, one of fashion's biggest thinkers, never ceases to amaze. On the runway he's shown remote-controlled dresses, collapsible wood coffee-table skirts and many more innovative designs.
And on Friday he surprised us again,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:42 AM
PARIS -- For Junya Watanabe, a collection is never about a single reference point or theme. It's about the work--rigorous technique--which evolves before our very eyes on the runway.
The designer's powers were on full display Saturday morning at Paris...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:02 AM
PARIS -- In his fall collection shown at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, Riccardo Tisci, the man who turned Bambi print sweatshirts and fierce magnetic tusk earrings into trends, turned his attention away from the street and toward a new sophistication....
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Britney Spears kept right on singing and dancing through a wardrobe malfunction during one of the early performances of her Las Vegas residency, which began Dec. 27. The back of her costume popped open but was repaired by backup dancers without Spears'...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:24 PM
It has been more than a decade since Target launched its first designer collaboration, sparking a seemingly endless number of imitators. The pairings lure customers with the promise of designer looks at mass market prices, while the designers and...
| Feb 17, 2013
Topshop, the global fashion juggernaut with more than 400 stores operating in 38 countries, has arrived on the West Coast at long last, opening a new store at the Grove in Los Angeles last Thursday.
At 25,000 square feet with nearly 40-foot ceilings,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch." Kardashian was able to keep the skirt...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jean Nouvel, the French architect, is credited with creating "installations" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," although "transformations" would be more accurate. Azzedine Alaïa designed the striking...