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Fashion museums Worldwide

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The "Marilyn" exhibit features dozens of the Hollywood legend's Ferragamo-designed shoes, apparel from her wardrobe and photographs depicting her day-to-day life.

Here’s a glimpse of the sartorial style you’ll find at 10 of the world’s top fashion museums. Click through examples of the Fashion Museum Galleries that follow from all over the Globe.

Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
Florence, Italy

Housed just downstairs from the company’s flagship boutique on Florence’s ultra-chic Via dei Tornabuoni, the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo pays tribute to this legendary Italian fashion company’s products — and the global celebrities who helped make them famous. Naples-born Salvatore Ferragamo became “shoemaker to the stars” in the 1920s after opening a shop in Hollywood. With rotating exhibitions like “Marilyn” and an impressively displayed permanent collection of Ferragamo’s iconic footwear, this museum is a must-see for the casual and footwear-obsessed fashion follower.

Museo de la Moda
Santiago, Chile

Founded in 1999 by Jorge Yarur Bascuñán, a descendant of wealthy Chilean-Palestinian textile merchants, the privately funded Museo de la Continue reading

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Fall Fashion LA’s Presentations

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Paul Redmond Design

“Concept fashion – it’s when music, art & fashion come together as one”

It takes place twice a year, at Ace Gallery in Hollywood.

Concept fashion week, Hollywood’s bi-annual event, was as last season located at Ace Gallery (5414 Wilshire) and welcomed 16 designers, two nights of runway shows,  and creative installations. This March fashion- presentations featured fall 2012 season’s runway collections and installations by: MIKE VENSEL, HENRY DUARTE, BRYAN HEARNS, PAUL REDMOND, MEMENIC, NUVULA, S&G, CHAMBERS, THAI NUYGEN, CURLY V, BELLE N. MATISSE, ELAINE ALLEN, ZuBAUEN, GYPSY JUNKIES, LAILI LAU, NAMI and JEN AWAD.

Edgy, Dark & Spanish style for S & G by Sequoia and Gita

Concept fashion week was founded by fashion designer Mike Vensel and downtown Los Angeles visionary Brady Westwater in 2010. The concept was seen as a new alternative for designers wanting to showcase their latest collections under their own terms.

Vensel and Westwater had produced fashion shows in Los Angeles since 2004, and also worked together to launch many shows over the years. Continue reading


Fall 2012 London Fashion Week stand-out couture line

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Spijkers en Spijkers womens fall fashion collection looks back at the eccentric but sheltered Edie Bovier Beale. The twin fashion designers chose ‘Birds of Paradise’ as their title and inspiration: a phrase the Dutch use to describe eccentric and colorful people. They used socialite Edie Bovier Beale, a true bird of paradise, as their London muse.

Colorful fall embroidered exotic fashion birds adorned (or should I say perched upon) jackets, fashion dresses and shirts. The color palette featured: Ceylon yellow, Bordeaux, lime green, mulberry purple and burnt orange with flashes of black and night shadow blue.

London fashion style was the early 1940s, haute couture luxurious fabrics of silk dupion, silk satin, crepe de chine, silk wool blends and printed silk wool maple. Although the Continue reading


Style at Fashion Week L.A. Glam

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Ina Soltani brings the Gleam and Glamour

L.A. Style Fashion Week has returned to the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral downtown March 12-16 with a schedule that to date includes runway shows by Stop Staring!, Ina Soltani, XCVI, Skingraft and L’une Collection by Anh Volcek. (Open to industry buyers, media and invitees only.) For the third season in a row, Style Fashion Week dazzles in the Vibiana cathedral at 214 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. The six day elite production kicked off Sunday at a private party in Bel Air. Soltani couture Style Fashion week the L.A. based vintage dress line Stop Staring! rolled out a new collection inspired by The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (Epoca de Oro). Sarajevo native Ina Soltani revealed her glamorous, passionate collections full of high drama and mystique, all enhanced by the makeup design by Emmy Award-winning L.A. makeup artist Melanie Mills, the creator of Gleam by Melanie Mills, a show sponsor.

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Past ‘Golden Globes’ Fiasco’s

Outrageous Golden Globe Fashion Through the Years (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE for 2012 Golden Globe Questionable Fashion Star Dresses
The fashion industry has long played host to many fashion designers faux pas  which many a Stylist have put together for dozens of Hollywood celebs. From tight jeans to parachute pants back to corduroy. There’s been lots and lots of fashion faux pas in the past and we got pictures to prove it. Some of Hollywood’s biggest Stars, with little or no fashion sense have put their faith in the hands of many a Stylist. Well! A fashion star looking for a fashion fix cannot be guaranteed much even if they hire a Fashion Stylist. This is proven over and over again at these Annual Award’s, Red Carpet sweeps. So, we continue to move just waiting for the next bundle of laughs. Celebs who play it safe on the red carpet may get a pass from appearing on critics’ Worst Dressed lists but they aren’t the ones who make watching award show red carpet coverage fun.  Check out Celebuzz’s complete gallery and play fashion critic. – –see More

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Blockbuster exhibition Display Hollywood Costumes

Audrey Hepburn Givenchy Breakfast at TiffanysKate Winslett costume from Titanic

©ourtesy dailymail.co.uk By Sadie Whitelocks
Women still hanker after the simple black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And, millions of other ensembles seen on the big screen continue to influence fashion. Now recognizing the power of the Hollywood costume, a major exhibition will showcase more than a hundred of the most memorable wares for the first time. Items such as Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress from The Wizard of Oz, and Scarlett O’Hara’s green ‘curtain’ gown worn in Gone with the Wind will be displayed alongside items from more recent releases including Consolata Boyle’s costumes for Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. The exhibition, launching at the V&A this October, has taken more than five years to pull together. Clothing was sourced from across the world and has been borrowed  from costume houses, museums, film studios and private collectors. A Footnote: Hollywood studios focus on the designers interpretation of the natural history of scripts. Los Angeles County has long been a haven for film production in California. Studios like Warner Bros have long featured the work of the Costume Designer in many film production movies and previews. Edith Head always stands out as a pioneer in breaking down the costume plot with emphasis on historical costumes for the hollywood film. It was pure genius what she accomplished. Fashion design schools more and more are introducing Costume Design as a major. The American Film Industry by far is a part of a staple of good film making, Internationally. The costume designer jobs have been celebrated by the Academy Awards since its inception. Even Independent film makers relish the Costume Designer in the movie business as well as Major Film Studios. Oscar nominations doesn’t necessarily mean an Award but it’s close. Sandy Powell a seasoned Costume Designer has brought the art of Costume Design to a level of greatness. This years oscar nominees for films like War Horse Steven Spielberg’s epic, The Descendants with George Clooney, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hugo directed by Martin Scorsesse, are all a shoe for the Academy Awards. Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre has been playing host for the presentations in the past few years where winners like SOCIAL NETWORK, THE KING’S SPEECH and THE SOCIAL NETWORK were all costume design contenders. Just think, back when it all started the Hollywood Roosevelt was host. Now it’s a great part of Oscar History. Don’t forget the many other categories: Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress Oscar and so on. Film Schools in LA are now very prevalent and talent from all over the globe go there waiting for their day in the sun. French actors, British actors and of course our American actors all await being an Oscar Winner whether they admit or not. Period costumes for The Silent Film “The Artist” inspired great artistry and performance by a great assortment of Talent from various parts of the World. Wow…good Old Hollywood! – – Read more


Past 'Golden Globes' Fiasco's

Outrageous Golden Globe Fashion Through the Years (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE for 2012 Golden Globe Questionable Fashion Star Dresses
The fashion industry has long played host to many fashion designers faux pas  which many a Stylist have put together for dozens of Hollywood celebs. From tight jeans to parachute pants back to corduroy. There’s been lots and lots of fashion faux pas in the past and we got pictures to prove it. Some of Hollywood’s biggest Stars, with little or no fashion sense have put their faith in the hands of many a Stylist. Well! A fashion star looking for a fashion fix cannot be guaranteed much even if they hire a Fashion Stylist. This is proven over and over again at these Annual Award’s, Red Carpet sweeps. So, we continue to move just waiting for the next bundle of laughs. Celebs who play it safe on the red carpet may get a pass from appearing on critics’ Worst Dressed lists but they aren’t the ones who make watching award show red carpet coverage fun.  Check out Celebuzz’s complete gallery and play fashion critic. – – see More

 


Past ‘Golden Globes’ Fiasco’s

Outrageous Golden Globe Fashion Through the Years (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE for 2012 Golden Globe Questionable Fashion Star Dresses
The fashion industry has long played host to many fashion designers faux pas  which many a Stylist have put together for dozens of Hollywood celebs. From tight jeans to parachute pants back to corduroy. There’s been lots and lots of fashion faux pas in the past and we got pictures to prove it. Some of Hollywood’s biggest Stars, with little or no fashion sense have put their faith in the hands of many a Stylist. Well! A fashion star looking for a fashion fix cannot be guaranteed much even if they hire a Fashion Stylist. This is proven over and over again at these Annual Award’s, Red Carpet sweeps. So, we continue to move just waiting for the next bundle of laughs. Celebs who play it safe on the red carpet may get a pass from appearing on critics’ Worst Dressed lists but they aren’t the ones who make watching award show red carpet coverage fun.  Check out Celebuzz’s complete gallery and play fashion critic. – – see More