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‘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: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 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

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

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


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

LOOK: This Team Lakay fighter is also an excellent artist

Baguio-based mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay is best known for producing some of the best MMA fighters in the Philippines, including the likes of former ONE Championship titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, and reigning interim titleholder Geje Eustaquio to name a few.  It appears however, that one of their fighters has also been flexing his muscle in a different field of art as well.  Meet 24-year old Harold "The Vitruvian Man" Banario.  The younger brother of former ONE Championship Featherweight World Champion Honorio, Harold is 4-1 in MMA, and has had stints with Guam-based promotion PXC.    Soon..#fighter #life #artist #painter #artlover #mma #mmafighter #igorot #teamlakay #art #lifestyle #fitness #fit #passion #work #student #architecture #designer #focused #power #left A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:01am PDT Also, he's a very talented artist.  Having last fought back in 2015, it looks like the La Trinidad native has shifted his focus to painting.  Some of his works have depicted the likes of former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach...   Working on this... #painter #artist #art #artistsoninstagram #fashion #style #dress #gown #contemporaryart #artfun #passion #love #piawurtzbach #missuniverse #beauty #lifestyle #color #artsy #horse #horses #animals #painting A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Apr 1, 2018 at 12:52am PDT  ...a couple of recreations of the dance scene from Beauty and the Beast, featuring Emma Watson...   My two version of Beauty and the Beast (artist😂)- oil on canvases. Done. #painting #draw#sketch #art #artistsoninstagram #artist #painter #charcoal #artlover #blackandwhite #loveart #fashion #design #contemporaryart #pencildrawing #fighter #mma #life #lifestyle #style #motivation #artwork #beautyandthebeast #emmawatson #paint #fitness #passion A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Dec 10, 2017 at 9:29pm PST ...as well as  what appears to be an Igorot warrior sitting on the Iron Throne. (You have to admit this is pretty badass.)   Game of thrones artwork. Work in progress.😀 #art #art🎨 #gameofthrones #got7 #gotfans #hbo #ironthrone #jonsnow #emiliaclarke #kitharrington #peterdinklage #contemporaryart #painting #painter #mmafighter #mma #bjj #fitness #fit #artwork #modernart #canvas #drawing #draw A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:54am PDT His most recent works include amazing paintings of his teammates, including reigning ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio... ...and of course, his Manong Honorio.  Truly amazing work from a multi-talented fighter-slash-artist!  You can see more of his work on his Facebook Page as and on his Instagram account. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

WATCH: Givenchy artistic director on working with Meghan Markle for royal wedding dress

In the following videos released by Givenchy Haute Couture, Waight Keller shares her concept for Meghan's dress and how it was working with the newly hailed Duchess of Duchess of Sussex......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

LOOK: Meghan Markle s wedding gown

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After keeping tight-lipped on the designer and design of her wedding dress, actress Meghan Markle emerged from her bridal car in a high-necked long-sleeved gown and white lace veil. According to Kensington Royal's official Twitter account, Markle's dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller. Waight Keller was the first ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

LOOK: Coleen Garcia s beautiful wedding gown

MANILA, Philippines – Coleen Garcia married Billy Crawford in Balesin on Friday, April 20, wearing a gown by Israeli designer Galia Lahav. The blushing bride’s dress was sleeveless and had a demure v-neck cut. It was beaded from top to bottom and featured a short train. Her sheer veil trailed behind ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Revolution: Women in Saudi Arabia will Choose how to Dress Themselves

Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya - the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety - as long as their attire is 'decent and respectful', the kingdom's re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Beyoncé’s Gown at the Wearable Art Gala Took 10 Days to Create

Expect nothing less when Beyonc and her family steps out for an event---this time for the Wearable Art Gala hosted by her mother Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson with the theme Waco to Wakanda (yes, that's a Black Panther reference.) Beyonc stole the show and arrived in a gold custom gown designed by Falguni and Shane Peacock. "We wanted to create an art statement, taking inspiration from the Nubian warrior queen [Amanishakheto]. We felt it was the perfect inspiration when designing for such a strong woman like Beyonc," said the designers. We couldn't agree more! The designers shared that the metallic cutouts on the body of her dress were inspired by the armor of the Nubian ...Keep on reading: Beyoncé’s Gown at the Wearable Art Gala Took 10 Days to Create.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

The untold story: Givenchy’s Filipino muse remembers her ‘Gentle Giant’

  It was late Monday night when, upon learning that Givenchy had died, I took a chance on calling up Tetta Agustin-Baverey. She picked up, and I broke the sad news to her. And that was when I heard the Philippines' first international model break into sobs, muffled at first, but getting more and more audible, sadly audible, as it finally dawned on her that her "Papa" was gone. Fashion titan---the "Gentle Giant" (he stood at six-feet-six)---Hubert de Givenchy died in his sleep over the weekend in France, and here in Metro Manila, innumerable miles away from France, a Filipina was overcome with grief and couldn't help but cry. How did the two build a connection ---a Fi...Keep on reading: The untold story: Givenchy’s Filipino muse remembers her ‘Gentle Giant’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Brides in 2018 opting for pantsuits, feathers and Meghan Markle’s favorite designers

Pantsuits, black dresses and feathered accessories are amongst the predicted bridal trends for 2018. The news comes courtesy of the global fashion search platform Lyst, whose 2018 Wedding Fashion Report identify the five key trends we can expect to see in the bridalwear industry this year. The platform found that brides are set to break from tradition in the coming months; at least, if the 113 percent increase in searches for bridal pantsuits and bridal suits over the last year is anything to go by. Wedding dress searches including the words "backless," "sexy" or "nude" have also doubled year on year, suggesting that daring styles are becoming increasingly the norm. Women ar...Keep on reading: Brides in 2018 opting for pantsuits, feathers and Meghan Markle’s favorite designers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

The untold story: Givenchy’s Filipino muse remembers her ‘Gentle Giant’

IT was late Monday night when, upon learning that Givenchy had died, I took a chance on calling up Tetta Agustin-Baverey. She picked up, and I broke the sad news to her. And that was when I heard the Philippines' first international model break into sobs, muffled at first but getting more and more audible, sadly audible, as it finally dawned on her that her "Papa" was gone. Fashion titan---the "Gentle Giant" (he stood at six-feet-six)---Hubert de Givenchy passed away over the weekend in France, and here in Metro Manila, innumerable miles away from the Philippines, a Filipina was overcome with grief and couldn't help but cry. How did the two build a connection---a Filipina known ...Keep on reading: The untold story: Givenchy’s Filipino muse remembers her ‘Gentle Giant’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Concept designer for ‘Black Panther’ raises the Philippine flag

Black Panther" continues to set and break box office records three weeks since its worldwide release. According to a post on forbes.com, the Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster is the highest-grossing solo or nonsequel superhero drama with $501 million in North America and P897 million worldwide. The movie has since out-earned (in North America) every previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movie except for the first Avengers movie.   For many Filipinos, "Black Panther" has also become a source of pride after they found out that Anthony Francisco, concept designer at Marvel Studios, was responsible for the look of the Dora Milaje. The all-female special forces team was chosen by ...Keep on reading: Concept designer for ‘Black Panther’ raises the Philippine flag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?

LONDON --- The red carpet will be a sea of black as the movement against sexual misconduct takes center stage at the British Academy Film Awards. Many female stars and other guests are expected to dress in monochrome for Sunday's ceremony as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. Will royalty join them? The Duchess of Cambridge is due to attend the Royal Albert Hall ceremony with husband Prince William, who is president of the British movie academy. The royal family usually steers clear of political statements, but it could be awkward for Kate to ignore the gesture and wear bright colors. In what may be a helpful precedent, she wore a black Al...Keep on reading: Stars to wear black at UK film awards: Will Kate join them?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018