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Ottavio Missoni, who died last week at age 92, was laid to rest on Monday after a funeral service in Gallarate, Italy. “Fashion passes but style remains. We are here to take lessons in style from a man of style,” said the minister Don...
Tags: Giorgio Armani S.P.A., Missoni, Italy, Fashion Trends, Vera Wang
Culture MonsterDeveloper Jorge Perez has agreed to donate $35 million in cash and art from his collection to the Miami Art Museum in a deal that would rename the museum after him. Gary Tinterow, an executive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been chosen...
All The Rage“The best fashion show in the world is on the street.” That’s according to Bill Cunningham, the celebrated photographer whose On the Street columns appear every Sunday in the New York Times. And he should know. Chief chronicler of the......
If Dominick Dunne's posthumous novel, "Too Much Money," will get people talking about him, that's probably exactly what he would have wanted. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: 'Too Much Money': In Monday's Calendar, a book review of "Too Much Money"...
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- The elegant woman in the forest green frock held up a slender right hand and swore to tell the truth. She was matter-of-fact as she described herself as unemployed, just "an average housewife" taking care of her husband, Henry, and their home....
As a child growing up half wild on a remote Arizona ranch, Andrew Earle looked forward every summer to his family's annual trip East. Cowboys would take Andrew and the rest of his family--mother Cynthia, brother Tony, two adopted children from Central...
Tags: Government, Moscow (Russia), Prosecution, Russia, Literature
Liz Smith"BEAUTY IS truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know," wrote the poet John Keats. (I always think of Keats in Rome because he died in 1821 at the age of 25 in a room adjoining the Spanish Steps.) There was so much pain,...
Liz Smith"If you're thin and rich and fun, everyone will want to dance with you!" said the late Brooke Astor. She always believed in dressing up to give people their money's worth! GREAT ACTRESSES are not always back-biting and jealous of one another. Many...
Liz Smith"I'M SURE SHE (Anna Wintour) agreed in the end (to cooperate with the documentary "The September Issue") only because she wanted to show that Vogue is not just a load of airheads spouting rubbish. By then we had all had enough of 'The Devil Wears Prada,'...
Tags: Lincoln Center, Movies, Anna Wintour, Celebrities, Lena Horne
Liz Smith"I'm as pure as the driven slush!" said Tallulah Bankhead Finally, an evening where we didn't even need Tallulah. I THOUGHT I WAS the world-class expert on fund-raising evenings, but last week I received a big surprise when I trekked west, almost to the...
Pop2itA 1868 oil on panel owned by the late Brooke Astor sold for $1.6 million, more than triple a $500,000 estimate....
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