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‘Little black dress’ designer Givenchy dies at 91

PARIS: Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, dressing everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jane Fonda. His longtime partner, the former [...] The post ‘Little black dress’ designer Givenchy dies at 91 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesMar 13th, 2018

French couturier Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91

  PARIS --- French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at the age of 91.   The house of Givenchy paid homage to its founder in a statement as "a major personality of the world of French haute couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century."   "He revolutionized international fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for over 40 years," the house of Givenchy said. "His work remains as relevant today as it was then."   Along with Christ...Keep on reading: French couturier Hubert de Givenchy dies at 91.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Boatneck: The detail seen at the royal wedding can be part of your closet

In case you missed it, there has been some drama surrounding Meghan Markle's wedding gown. British designer Emilia Wickstead claimed that the design was a copy of one of her gowns. She even posted side-by-side photos on Instagram. A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on May 19, 2018 at 6:20am PDT Yes, both designs featured a boat neckline but that's nothing revolutionary. Just take a look at this Givenchy Vintage draped boat neck dress. It is from the Givenchy Archive 2000 and features long sleeves, just like Meghan's dress. Here's a quick fashion lesson. A boat neck or bateau neck "is a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, al...Keep on reading: Boatneck: The detail seen at the royal wedding can be part of your closet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Why Rita Moreno chose to wear her Pitoy gown at the Oscars again

LOS ANGELES---"Well, let's see, I was there (in Manila) in '62 because '62 was when I came to America to attend the Oscars," Rita Moreno began when we asked her recently how the late great Filipino designer Pitoy Moreno created the gold and black gown that she originally wore when she won the Academy best supporting actress for "West Side Story." The fabulous member of EGOT---that elite group of only 12 talents who have won all four major American entertainment awards---Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony---wore Pitoy's dress again to the Academy Awards last March. That Rita looked stunning on the red carpet in a gown she wore to the Oscars more than half a century ago---56 years, to be...Keep on reading: Why Rita Moreno chose to wear her Pitoy gown at the Oscars again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Simple and sleek for a modern royal wedding

WINDSOR, England — Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by the British designer of couture house Givenchy for her marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday, worn with a five-meter long veil and a sparkling diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth. The pure white long-sleeved gown with a boat neck had been eagerly anticipated by […] The post Simple and sleek for a modern royal wedding appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

‘Little black dress’ designer Hubert de Givenchy, 91

PARIS — Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, dressing everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jane Fonda. His longtime […] The post ‘Little black dress’ designer Hubert de Givenchy, 91 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

LOOK: Hollywood honors diva Mariah Carey

LOS ANGELES, USA – Mariah Carey joined Hollywood's elite in plunging her hands and feet into cement at the iconic TCL Chinese Theater Wednesday, a tribute to the versatile singer's quarter-century of stardom. Dressed in true diva fashion in a figure-hugging black dress and matching strappy stilettos, Carey sported designer sunglasses ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Hollywood honors diva Mariah Carey

LOS ANGELES, United States --- Mariah Carey joined Hollywood's elite in plunging her hands and feet into cement at the iconic TCL Chinese Theater Wednesday, a tribute to the versatile singer's quarter-century of stardom. Dressed in true diva fashion in a figure-hugging black dress and matching strappy stilettos, Carey sported designer sunglasses as she addressed fans, flanked by "Empire" showrunner Lee Daniels. Carey, famous for her five-octave range, thanked supporters who have been with her through a career that has produced such smash pop hits as "Vision of Love," "Heartbreaker" and "We Belong Together." "It's an honor to be here and I hope I can walk in these shoes. This...Keep on reading: Hollywood honors diva Mariah Carey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Extra international: Taylor Swift’s sexy black dress by Pinoy designer

Extra international: Taylor Swift’s sexy black dress by Pinoy designer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

‘Nun’ star on benefits of watching horror films

  Bonnie Aarons, who plays the titular villainess Valak in "The Nun," was recently asked: Is she a fan of Halloween?   "Of course! Bring it on. Bring on the monsters and the candy," the 39-year-old American actress animatedly told HorrorBuzz prior to a screening of "The Nun."   Aarons, whose favorite candy is black licorice, is still unsure about her costume for Halloween, but said that she may dress up as another popular screen villain.   "I haven't decided yet---maybe Chucky!" said the actress, who added that she could also play another "Child's Play" character. "Maybe [Tiffany], the bride of Chucky!"   Aarons, who appeared in "Th...Keep on reading: ‘Nun’ star on benefits of watching horror films.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

LOOK: LeBron James unveils 16th signature shoe

LeBron James has released his 16th signature shoe with sports brand Nike, his first one since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.  The LeBron 16 dropped Saturday in a black and red colorway, aptly named "Fresh Bred". It continues James' longtime aesthetic for his signature sneakers that also works as the perfectly balance between support and its weight. Designer Jason Petrie, James’s longtime collaborator, says working with a physical freak of nature like LeBron creates a series of evolving challenges, Petrie believes the most groundbreaking part of the release is its knitting.  "They are mathematical artists and have created a new knit for the 16 that is strong enough to contain LeBron and successfully reduces any layers in the overall build that could slow him down," said Petrie. According to Nike, the knit is structured in a way t hat it increases tensile strength while having elegant finish matches The King's current style. The LeBron 16’s other notable feature is its height. At the direction of James, Petrie formed the shoe with a lower collar, which allows the athlete to move more freely. “The first thing we wanted to do was get a little lower in the cut of the shoe,” said James. “I wanted to get a little faster, ride a little bit closer to the court and be a little bit more dynamic.” Petrie and team also added a new gusseted leather tongue, allowing for seamless entry into the shoe and for broader styling choices off court. Underfoot, a simple evolution of the Max Air cushioning platform introduced in the LeBron 15 that supports James’s dynamic demands. The "Fresh Bred" launch colorway of the LeBron 16 will be available on nike.com September 20......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Ariana Grande belts Aretha Franklin standard in tiny dress

DETROIT --- Ariana Grande belted an Aretha Franklin standard at the Queen of Soul's homegoing in a black dress so short it got the social media choir going. As former president Bill Clinton sat behind her with a big smile on his face, Grande appeared nervous as she made her way to the front of Greater Grace Temple, apparently unclear where she was supposed to stand for her performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman." She found her footing, though, and made it through, collecting an awkward hug from Bishop Charles H. Ellis III of Greater Grace when she was finished. On Twitter, Grande's dress was criticized as too short for church. "#ArianaGrande don't know th...Keep on reading: Ariana Grande belts Aretha Franklin standard in tiny dress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

‘Black Panther’ costume designer celebrated in retrospective

PITTSBURGH (AP) --- For more than 30 years, costume designer Ruth E. Carter's creations have brought the African-American experience to life on the big screen, from 19th century slave ships in "Amistad" to 1980s Brooklyn in "Do the Right Thing," to the Afrofuturistic land of Wakanda in "Black Panther." Now, she's bringing the spectrum of her work to Pittsburgh for a new exhibit called "Heroes & Sheroes: The Art & Influence of Ruth E. Carter in Black Cinema." The show opens Saturday at the Senator John Heinz History Center, showcasing more than 40 costumes from nine movies, and runs through Dec. 2. "I'd been thinking about doing a retrospective for some time, and I r...Keep on reading: ‘Black Panther’ costume designer celebrated in retrospective.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

GENEVA --- Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland's capital, Bern, on Saturday in a tweet , saying he died after a short unspecified illness. It did not give details and remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as "radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did." The president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said in a tweet that "I am ... comforted by the information, after speaking to (Annan's wife) Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep."...Keep on reading: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Ex-UN leader Kofi Annan dies at age 80

GENEVA — Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet , saying he died after a short […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Say ‘yes’ to the dress

JOHN HERRERA, the Filipino designer who was named Britain’s Top Designer in 2017, has just opened his eponymous flagship store at Edsa Shangri-La Plaza. There, 10 to 15 pieces of his off-the-rack bridal gowns and evening dresses are available......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Givenchy homage on first day of Paris haute couture shows

Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy stylist who grabbed the global fashion spotlight by designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, paid homage to the storied house’s late founder in her latest haute couture collection. Givenchy homage on first day of Paris haute couture shows Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy stylist who grabbed the global fashion spotlight by… link: Givenchy homage on first day of Paris haute couture shows.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Flower power takes hold at Dior in break from menswear past

PARIS — A giant sculpture made of pink and black flowers set the tone at Christian Dior’s catwalk show in Paris on Saturday as new menswear designer Kim Jones stamped his style on the storied French label with a display of floral-inspired, airy looks. The post Flower power takes hold at Dior in break from menswear past appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Pinoy floral designer wins big with toilet paper wedding dress

By Don Tagala/ABS-CBN News – After getting laid off from his job of 13 years at Farm Fresh, a Filipino floral designer from Chesapeake, Virginia won $10,000 for creating the best toilet paper wedding dress in New York Wednesday. Fifty-one-year-old Ronaldo “Roy” Cruz bested nine other finalists who showcased their Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

‘Heartbroken’ father of designer Kate Spade dies at age 89

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade has died just over two weeks after the suicide of his daughter, the family said on Thursday. Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., 89, had been in failing health and he was also “heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter,” the Brosnahan family said in a statement. Brosnahan, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018


Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen

LONDON (AP) --- The former Meghan Markle is making her first joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II on an official royal visit to the northwest of England. The queen and the Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, traveled by a special royal train for a series of events Thursday. Their first stop featured a performance by local schoolchildren in the town of Widnes, near Liverpool. The duchess, who wore a beige Givenchy pencil dress, sat next to the queen for the performance. It will be followed by events including the unveiling of a plaque to officially open the Mersey Gateway Bridge. The duchess, a former actress on the TV show "Suits," is easing into royal duties a...Keep on reading: 
Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018