Dutch Fashion Designer Frans Molenaar Dies At Age 74 – Yahoo News

Molenaar’s design house says he died in an Amsterdam hospital on Friday following a fall at his home Dec. 22. Fellow designer Mart Visser told national broadcaster NPO Radio 1 on Monday that Molenaar was a pioneer in the Dutch fashion world known for his “architectural style” of clothes. As well as designing high fashion, including a wedding dress for the bride of Dutch King Willem Alexander’s cousin Prince Bernhard, Molenaar also embraced commercial projects such as creating clothing for garbage men and street cleaners in The Hague in the late 1960s and recently designing a walking frame. Molenaar’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday in Amsterdam. Arts & Entertainment
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Fashion hits and misses on the Golden Globes red carpet | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal

View photo Julianne Moore arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, NEW YORK (AP) — With lots of easy breezy makeup, minimal jewelry and loose hair, the Golden Globes opened the awards season with a red carpet chock-full of sparkly metallics, bright whites and dramatic reds. Among those lauded by fashion pros Sunday night at the Beverly Hills, California, awards night was Julianne Moore as she led a parade of silver in custom Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. Her sequins faded to black and a cascade of feathers at the bottom. “For me she was it. She looked amazing, but the metallic trend was debated all over social media. A lot of people see it as very flashy but I think it looks great because it’s just a new, totally different texture and something that’s more interesting than just the same old strapless gowns,” said Eric Wilson, fashion news director for InStyle magazine.
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Highs and lows in fashion from the Golden Globes – Yahoo News

He has kept a low profile since then and some say they will never forgive him for his offensive remarks, but Maison Martin Margiela gave him a second chance by appointing him creative director in October. The announcement that his first show would take place in London, the city where he trained and made his name, was seen in some circles as a snub to Paris, the home of haute couture. The collection was subsequently dropped from the Paris couture calendar at the end of January, although it will be shown by appointment. But there is feverish excitement to see what the designer known for his theatrical flair has come up with in his first collection with a fashion house known for its avant-garde minimalism. View gallery A file photo taken on October 11, 2003 shows British designer John Galliano acknowledging the audien “It will be interesting to see if Mr. Galliano’s time away from the industry has incited a creative evolution, and whether he has tried to adapt his aesthetic to that of the brand he now represents,” wrote Vanessa Friedman, fashion journalist at the New York Times, in a blog last week. “Hopefully the answer to both questions will be yes; otherwise, he risks the whiff of irrelevance.” – Back to his London roots – Maison Margiela said the choice of London, where the show takes place at 1630 GMT in a modern building in the centre of the capital, reflected both his personal links and the city’s traditional tailoring history and heritage.
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Galliano ‘snubs Paris’ with comeback London show – Yahoo News

Thanks to celebrity stylists, critical fashion reporters and cautious stars, red carpet shows are, with very few exceptions, tasteful, safe and boring. Where are you, Cher and Bjork? Among the well-dressed: Amal Clooney, whose sleek black Dior Haute Couture dress and elbow-length white gloves begged the question: George who?; Diane Kruger in a fit-and-flare silver Emilia Wickstead confection; and Viola Davis in a red Donna Karan Atelier strapless gown with a sequined bodice. Following on the crimson path, Allison Williams was um, I cant decide. in sparkling strapless red Armani Prive.
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