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Ann Roth: Craft Queen

Ann Roth: Craft Queen

Some call her the doyenne of costume design, but Ann Roth herself prefers the term “broad.” Turning 80 next month, Roth may be the oldest working costumer in the business, but she’s flaunting blue toenails... Read More
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Back to School

Back to School

When Hurricane Irene rained all over the planned Southampton screening of Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini’s coming-of-age boarding school drama, “Tanner Hall,” the duo — best friends since their own teenage years at Brown... Read More
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Authenticity Before Glamour

Authenticity Before Glamour

W hen Ann Roth was designing the costumes for 1975′s “The Day of the Locust,” set in the late 1930s, her commitment to historical accuracy made her an anomaly. “Hollywood made dream costumes” then, says... Read More
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Shareen Mitchell's Rags to Riches Tale

Shareen Mitchell’s Rags to Riches Tale

Anyone who has set foot in Shareen Vintage, a vast downtown warehouse space lined with endless racks of sparkly cocktail frocks, gauzy, ankle-grazing hippie robes and everything in between, will hardly be surprised to learn... Read More
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Honoring Photographer Douglas Kirkland

Honoring Photographer Douglas Kirkland

This week, photographer Douglas Kirkland will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ highest honor, the Presidents Award. In the 25 years that the ASC has been honoring outstanding contributions to the art form at its... Read More
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Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars

Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars

It comes as little surprise to learn that Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker for whom music often plays a scene-stealing role, enlisted Phoenix, the French rock band fronted by her boyfriend Thomas Mars, to score her... Read More
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"Kids" Sounds All Right

“Kids” Sounds All Right

You won’t hear a single Who riff in Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids are All Right,” but the rock ‘n’ roll title fits nonetheless. As with Cholodenko’s other features “High Art” and “Laurel Canyon,” this is... Read More
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Keeping "The Runaways" Raw and Real

Keeping “The Runaways” Raw and Real

In the opening scenes of “The Runaways,” Floria Sigismondi’s ode to the all-girl hard rock band, the characters played by Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning could be almost any teenage girls living in the Valley... Read More
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Fantasy Fashion Dazzles Juliette Lewis

Fantasy Fashion Dazzles Juliette Lewis

Backstage at the Greek Theatre, Juliette Lewis is one hot mess. After opening for the Pretenders and Cat Power, the singer-actress’ dark, choppy hair clings damply to her neck; smeared glitter eye shadow sparkles on... Read More
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Restoring Sharon Tate

Restoring Sharon Tate

Her closet may have been full of designer dresses, but Sharon Tate was a flower child all the way down to her toes. Most comfortable barefoot, she used to skirt the “shoes required” laws in... Read More
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Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted

Lindsay Lohan is sneaking a cigarette at a banquette by the pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel, flicking her ashes under the table. It’s the worst thing anyone is going to catch the 21-year-old actress... Read More
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Rebirth of the Cool

Rebirth of the Cool

In the spring of 2006, the Centre Pompidou in Paris launched the splashiest exhibition of L.A. modern art the world has seen to date, “Los Angeles 1955-1985: Birth of an Artistic Capital,” featuring 350 works... Read More
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