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    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'

    Magic Behind Custom-Made Costumes for 'Dancing'
    LOS ANGELES - For Randall Christensen and his wardrobe team at ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the next 10 weeks are going to be a crystal-encrusted, chiffon-wrapped blur. "Dancing" is known as much for its dazzling costumes as its disco-ball trophy. Every week, celebrity contestants and their professional partners step out in costumes ranging from glamorous to outrageous; from swingy dresses ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Behind-the-Seams of Stars' Stylists

    Behind-the-Seams of Stars' Stylists
    NEW YORK - Oscars host Anne Hathaway had many winning outfits during the recent telecast, even if the banter with her co-host was less memorable. For Hathaway and other stars famous for looking great wherever they go, those flashbulb-fashion moments largely are a tribute to their stylists. The Hollywood Reporter magazine has compiled its first-ever list of the 25 most-powerful celebrity ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    "Face" Up to the Challenge

    "Face" Up to the Challenge
    If Freddy Krueger took over "Project Runway," it might look something like "Face Off." In Syfy's new series, 12 film and TV special effects artists compete to create the most bizarre looks. "Face Off" hews so much to the "Runway" formula, it practically falls over and busts a lip, but at least the pacing is fast. The dozen contestants are introduced ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    What Is Good Design?

    What Is Good Design?
    I've learned (the hard way) not to do it, but if random strangers - like taxi drivers, or whoever's sitting on the next airplane seat - ask what I do and I'm rash enough to confess to being a design critic, they invariably follow up with: "So what is good design?" The stock answer is that good design is generally a ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Design Students Stretch the Limits of Outdated Speedos

    Design Students Stretch the Limits of Outdated Speedos
    When swimming competitions updated their regulations for swimwear this year, the Speedo LZR racer swimsuit was rendered obsolete as a sellable item. Luckily, Speedo decided not to throw out these otherwise perfectly good suits, but instead donated 600 of them to students at the Chelsea College of Art and Design for an upcycling project. The designers went to work and stretched ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    90-Minute `Project Runway' Premieres July 29

    90-Minute `Project Runway' Premieres July 29
    LOS ANGELES — A bigger "Project Runway" is coming to a television near you. Host Heidi Klum says each episode will be 90 minutes when the reality show returns July 29 on the Lifetime network. That's 30 minutes more drama each week — and that's just how Klum likes it. "We did get always a few complaints from people that they ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Fashion Victim! Laga Gaga Takes a Bad Fall for Fashion

    Fashion Victim! Laga Gaga Takes a Bad Fall for Fashion
    These boots weren't made for walking. Lady Gaga fell flat on her face yesterday when she tried to sashay through London's Heathrow airport in a pair of thigh-high, black-leather boots with massive platform heels. Instead of making a statement, the boundry-pushing performer became a fashion victim as she tumbled to the floor. Gaga, who was also wearing a black mesh top ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Macy's to Carry Fashion Line from Madonna & Daughter

    Macy's to Carry Fashion Line from Madonna & Daughter
    Madonna has worn many hats -- literally and figuratively -- during her 25-plus years in the spotlight. But with her mom and fashionista hats firmly in place, the 51-year-old pop star is about to launch a junior fashion line with 13-year-old daughter Lourdes (Lola) Leon. A classic silhouette is paired with rebellious combat boots and statement jewelry. Madonna, who grew up ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Prada Seeks 'Simplicity Regained' in Menswear

    Prada Seeks 'Simplicity Regained' in Menswear
    MILAN — Two of the Milan fashion world's designing women — Miuccia Prada and Gucci's Frida Giannini — like their men to be, well, masculine — but approached the job for next spring and summer very differently. Gucci, which showed Monday on the third day of men's Fashion Week, in Milan, was about fine detailing and craftmanship. Prada was nothing if ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Change Your Underwear, Design Sustainable

    Change Your Underwear, Design Sustainable
    Change your underwear—change the world. That’s the idea behind PACT, an apparel company tailored for people who want something more sustainable in their shorts. Launched in 2009, PACT sells premium men's and women's underwear online—but their mission goes beyond your boxers. PACT Donates 10 percent of its sales to nonprofit organizations, sources its material from a sustainable supply chain, and uses ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Design: A New Engine for Society

    Design: A New Engine for Society
    Our world is now riddled with what C. West Churchman referred to as “wicked problems”: issues like climate change, healthcare, and education that are difficult to address because of their complex interdependencies and changing requirements. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] Our day-to-day lives are also full of small problems and basic tasks that are becoming increasingly difficult to manage due to frequency and volume. For ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    The Stylist Project Asks, "Is Fashion Art?"

    The Stylist Project Asks, "Is Fashion Art?"
    On Wednesday, April 21, LACMA’s Costume Council featured a brilliant presentation by artist Kimberly Brooks, “Art, Fame, and Fashion.” Brooks recently completed the Los Angeles component of the The Stylist Project, a series of oil paintings that will eventually be turned into a book. The Stylist Project hones in on today’s fashion influences and explores the delicate question of whether fashion ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    A List of the World's Most Influential Designers—Who's Missing?

    A List of the World's Most Influential Designers—Who's Missing?
    Business Week has named the 27 most influential designers in the world. There are some GOOD favorites on there that I was surprised and happy to see, like Amy Smith from MIT's D Lab and Valerie Casey (pictured). And then there were some super-famous ones that I was not surprised (and not terribly excited) to see, like Philippe Starck. I wonder ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Victimless Fashion

    Victimless Fashion
    It’s more than a little ironic that Rogan Gregory’s New York studio is situated just around the corner from the cluttered discount malls and trinket peddlers of Chinatown’s Canal Street. Especially considering that the fashion designer built his succession of socially conscious clothing lines—including Rogan, Loomstate, and Edun, the last of which he launched with Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson—upon ...
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    Seeing Red, The Buy (Less) Campaign

    Seeing Red, The Buy (Less) Campaign
    Strolling through Times Square, Ben Davis was struck by the endless ads for (RED)—the Bono-fronted campaign that sends proceeds from the sale of red-colored, (RED)-branded products to the Global Fund, an organization devoted to fighting AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. He was bothered by the strange mix of charity and consumerism: “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be better to give money directly to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Design Disorder

    Obsessive-Compulsive Design Disorder
    Austin, TX - For two days in February my time was filled with inspiring talks about design, technology, and so-named “cool shit” at the FITC conference in Amsterdam. Since I returned to Austin, however, I have been looking to find a common thread that tied the talks together into some sort of larger idea. After thinking through a number of possibilities ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Time Machine

    Time Machine
    Not since Cartier first strapped a clock to the wrist of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont has the watch been so thoroughly reinvented as with MB&F's newest offering, the Horological Machine No. 3 (HM3). Conceived as machines that "tell the time, rather than machines to tell the time,” as the tagline goes, the HM series’ latest edition would surely appeal to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Eerie Fashion Show Brings Condo Characters to Life in Paris

    Eerie Fashion Show Brings Condo Characters to Life in Paris
    PARIS—Men’s fashion week opened last night in Paris with a decidedly New York–infused show: American designer Adam Kimmel unveiled his fall-winter 2010 collection, inspired from start to finish by iconic downtown artist George Condo. This wasn’t a normal fashion presentation, in which models parade on a platform and stare blankly into space while onlookers examine their couture: Instead, Galerie Yvon Lambert ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Tim Burton's Monsters Take the MoMA

    Tim Burton at MoMA Entrance to MoMA's Special Exhibitions Gallery Entrance designed by TwoSeven Inc. Photo credit: Michael Locasiano TIM BURTON AT MOMA New York, NY - November 17, 2009—The Museum of Modern Art presents Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full scale of Tim Burton’s career, both as a director and concept artist for live-action and animated films, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Warhol vs. Smith (for 15 Artists/15 Weeks class)

     Warhol vs. Smith (for 15 Artists/15 Weeks class)
    Ahhh… grades are in, the paperwork is done, I’ve just written my last letter of recommendation for the year… and so winter break is about to officially begin for me. Of course, winter break = lots of work, primarily finishing up stuff for the January show and (hopefully, finally) doing a stop-motion animation (this time I have it all scripted out!!) ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +3

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