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Fashion & Beauty · Money & Careers · News

Nanette Lepore, Fern Mallis, Samanta Cortes Lead Fight to Save New York’s Garment District

By Women's Voices For Change
Some WVFC readers might remember a Nanette Lepore fashion catwalk we embedded last year for one of our Pat Allen’s posts; the very last dress in it, after all the signature Lepore pieces, was a T-shirt saying simply: SAVE THE GARMENT CENTER. It passed by so quickly, you might not have had time to ask: Save what? That Lepore T-shirt…
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Fashion & Beauty · News

Barbie: Christian Louboutin Puts His Foot In It

By Elizabeth Willse
Throughout her 50-year history, every bit of Barbie’s 11-inch-tall form has been the subject of scrutiny and debate. Originally introduced in 1959 as “a teen-age model,” her history has always been linked to the fashion world, and has become a tangled part of women’s girlhood memories and body images. (On Barbie’s actual 50th birthday in March, WVFC’s Laura Sillerman called…
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Money & Careers

Going Out of Business – is there anything you can do? Definitely!

By Alexsandra Stewart
Another shop in my Portland, Oregon neighborhood is closing. It’s the second in a month! Signs of the times all over my city include sad notices: “Going Out of Business,” “For Lease” and “Tenant Relocating.” That’s why I love the idea of The 3/50 Project — a program designed to support local economies and independently owned businesses. Businesses like Scrub,  the…
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Fashion & Beauty · Film & Television

Review: Valentino, The Last Emperor

By Faith Childs
Matt Tyrnauer’s film, Valentino, The Last Emperor is a guilty pleasure: a gem, the perfect confection for this economically straitened era.  If you love haute couture or even if your interest in fashion is more casual, see this film. Valentino Garavani is the ultimate coutourier, in a class with Balenciaga and St. Laurent.  From childhood he knew that he wanted…
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