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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

LOOK: Juliana Gomez walks the runway at Randy Ortiz ‘milestone’ show

Juliana Gomez, the unica hija of Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, looked nothing short of radiant as she walked down the runway for Filipino fashion designer Randy Ortiz's milestone show. The fashion-cum-art show "Randy O 30: Homage" was held last Nov. 26 at The Peninsula Manila's Conservatory, and saw the likes of the spawn of seasoned models---children of Wilma Doesnt, Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez, Hans Montenegro, among others---down the catwalk. Juliana was among those who also strutted down the runway and shared the moment on her Instagram on Nov. 27. In her post, she can be seen wearing a black gown and minimal makeup and jewelry as she looked ahead. "...Keep on reading: LOOK: Juliana Gomez walks the runway at Randy Ortiz ‘milestone’ show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Spike Lee reacts to newspaper confusing him for Stan Lee: ‘Not yet’

While Marvel fans the world over mourn the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, one newspaper in New Zealand announced the death of a different American creative. "Characters first, superheroes next: Spike Lee dies at 95," reads the headline on the front page of the Gisborne Herald. The picture is at least correct: that of the white-haired, mustached white man who made superheroes such as Iron Man and Spider-Man rather than the bearded 61-year-old black man known for the films "Malcolm X" and "BlacKkKlansman". "There's something different about Spike Lee but I can't quite place it," quipped Twitter user @Ohheykenny yesterday, Nov. 13, posting a picture of the headline and S...Keep on reading: Spike Lee reacts to newspaper confusing him for Stan Lee: ‘Not yet’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Stan Lee used his pen as his superpower to fight racism

Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell's childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. "At the time, he wrote 'Black Panther' when segregation was still heavy," said the 27-year-old New Yorker who is a graphic designer and independent comic book artist. "It was kind of unheard of to have a black lead character, let alone a title character and not just a secondary sidekick kind of thing." Crummell spent much of the '90s engrossed in Marvel Comics. And she felt so indebted to Lee that she waited in line to meet him at a 2012 convention. "I had a chance to tell him he was my hero," she said. "He influenced my who...Keep on reading: Stan Lee used his pen as his superpower to fight racism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiancé dies on Lion Air

  JAKARTA --- An Indonesian woman whose fianc died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married. Intan Syari's fiance, Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed Oct. 29 shortly after taking off from Jakarta. Syari and Pratama, both 26, had planned to get married Sunday. Pratama, who had attended a seminar in Jakarta, was on his way home to Pangkal Pinang for the wedding. Syari said Pratama had joked before leaving that if he was late in returning, Syari should take photos in her wedding gown and send them to him. "We ...Keep on reading: Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiancé dies on Lion Air.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Subanon tribe of Mindanao is inspiration for Ahtisa Manalo’s national costume

Filipinos expressed their various opinions on social media regarding the national costume of Miss International 2018’s Philippine representative Ahtisa Manalo that was inspired by the Subanon tribe in Mindanao. The 20-year-old beauty queen wore a sparkly, multi-colored dress with black feather details and held matching feather accessories with her that resembled fans. Filipinos mostly admired her […] The post Subanon tribe of Mindanao is inspiration for Ahtisa Manalo’s national costume appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

LOOK: Annabelle Rama’s grand 66th birthday extravanganza

The Gutierrez family, along with some of their closest friends, got together to celebrate the 66th birthday of their matriarch, Annabelle Rama. The birthday girl was clearly the star of the night, donning a black dress with floral accents. Her birthday was held at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. Photo service Nice Print documented the celebration, with the images released on its Facebook page yesterday, Oct. 29. Her party looked extravagant, with a stage set up in front, with charming blooms hanging overhead. Rama posed with husband Eddie Gutierrez, whose good looks still has not faded, even at 76 years old. Celebrities who joined in the fun included Regal En...Keep on reading: LOOK: Annabelle Rama’s grand 66th birthday extravanganza.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Pregnant Duchess of Sussex starts official Australian tour

SYDNEY: A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex started the first day of official engagements of a royal tour of Australia on Tuesday with the public focus on the former Meghan Markle’s newly announced pregnancy. Meghan wore a tight-fitting cream dress by Australian designer Karen Gee that barely revealed a royal bump as they were [...] The post Pregnant Duchess of Sussex starts official Australian tour appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Tadashi Shoji: Why can’t large or tiny women wear beautiful clothes?

  The American media has said much about the Hollywood red carpet clothes of Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji. Many of the celebrities he has dressed had fuller figures, such as Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah and Gabourey Sidibe.   In 2010, Mo'Nique ditched her made-for-the-Oscars long dress for an off-the-rack formal from Shoji's store. Clad in an electric blue gown with slimming diagonal draping, Mo'Nique accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress in "Precious."   In 2012, Octavia Spencer wore a glittery Grecian goddess sheath when she won Best Supporting Actress for "The Help." Tadashi draped her waistline to give the illusion of a curvaceous figure,...Keep on reading: Tadashi Shoji: Why can’t large or tiny women wear beautiful clothes?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

‘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