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Commentary on fashion and style

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Book Review: Italian Style - Fashion Since 1945

Alan Behr in New York on an exhibition catalogue that chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post-World War II recovery years to the present day.

The Frye-Ku Folio: 50, 51, 52 Milan Fashion Week

Canadian humorist and illustrator Arcangelo Frye offers up pages from his folio of Haiku for the age of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram in a tribute to Milan Fashion Week.

French Jewelry Designer Transforms AK47s Into Luxury Collection For Fonderie 47

Are recycled AK47s the new jewelry and humanitarian chic?

The Frye-Ku Folio: 41, 42, 43

Canadian humorist and illustrator Arcangelo Frye offers his musings on the the Spring - Summer 2012 menswear shows in Milan during Fashion Week.

Albert Watson's Really Big Book

Alan Behr in New York on the Scottish-born fashion and style photographer's new book, 'UFO (Unified Fashion Objectives)'.

Real Men Don't Shop (at least not for fashion)

The average man’s attention span and patience for clothes shopping is notoriously brief. Are retailers to blame?

Dress Up: Choosing the Perfectly Appropriate Party Dress

The Party Dress, Alexandra Black's voluminous and jumbled retrospective of fine fashion, illustrates the pitfalls of dressing of an age vs. dressing for the ages. Commentary by Alan and Julie Behr.

Tips for Evening Dress

Many American women have one idea what evening clothes are: based loosely on what they wore to the prom, writes New York style and fashion consultant Julie Hackett. We started into adulthood with much to learn.

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Book Review - Paris 1962: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, The Early Collections

Fashion Collections: Fall 2008

"As talk of recession, global warming and terrorism buzzed around the front rows, the fashion pack were expecting more than usual from the designers this season", writes Shine Anthony-Dharan from Paris and London.

Fashion in Color

Cooper-Hewitt show includes dresses by Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Emilio Pucci, Cristobal Balenciaga, Viktor & Rolf, along with late 18th-century gowns and late 19th-century bustle-style dresses.
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