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June 5, 2013 | By Samantha Critchell, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Vera Wang, arguably the queen of red-carpet dressing, didn't go into the fashion business with stars in her eyes. She knew about its unglamorous side, the hard work and, especially, the risks. And there were plenty of doubts. But every time one person - and, she says, it really just takes one - understands what she's trying to express with a certain drape of a fabric, a particular color or a new silhouette, she's reminded of the reason she became involved in fashion, and why she's still in it: There's an indefinable payoff that comes when she's helped a woman look and feel her best.
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October 28, 1998 | By Roy H. Campbell, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
It's a very busy day for designer Vera Wang. Actress Holly Hunter, her longtime friend and client, has stopped by for a fitting. Wang's staff is working on orders from six bridal shows she held a few weeks before. And Wang is stressed over her evening-wear collection, which will be shown in Manhattan on Nov. 6. So when she finally settles in her showroom for an interview, Wang sighs the sigh of the weary who know that there is no rest in sight. Actually, it's a very busy life for Vera Wang, who will visit Philadelphia Friday on behalf of a cause she holds dear: breast cancer.
NEWS
September 9, 2003 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
The new Eagles' cheerleaders' uniforms, unveiled at the Linc last night, show a little cheek and a whole lot of bust. But that's OK; this is football, and it's all about getting physical. As modern and stylish as the team's slick new stadium in South Philadelphia, the green-and-white, bathing-suitlike ensembles were designed by Vera Wang, bridal-gown designer to the rich and famous - and a close pal of Christina Lurie, wife of Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. "I was trying to marry athletic performance and sex appeal," Wang said on the turf at Lincoln Financial Field last night, looking very unfootballish in a black bobbin-knit skirt and tan-and-black sweater set. Are they sexy enough?
NEWS
January 11, 2004 | By Sally A. Downey and Gaiutra Bahadur INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Debutantes and celebrities went to Suky Rosan to be outfitted for their weddings, and for good reason: "I believe you make big days out of the big days," the owner of one of the Main Line's most exclusive bridal salons once said. "That's what separates us from the animals. " Ms. Rosan, 85, died Thursday at her Haverford home. For more than 30 years, the former model and fashion commentator matched brides such as Allen Iverson's wife, Tawanna, and WCAU-TV (Channel 10) news anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah with the perfect gown.
NEWS
March 6, 2006 | By Karen Heller and Tanya Barrientos INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
We wait all year for this. Oscars come and Oscars go, but yes, finally, viewers were treated to a spectacularly egregious production number, the sort that sticks to the roof of the mouth and the shoals of memory, and won't let go for dear life. It was gorgeous. It was deplorable. It was Oscartastic. Kathleen "Bird" York sang Crash's lilting "Into the Deep" while cars burned and zombies rose behind her. You almost expected the Allstate man to emerge to make the claim. And how can you fault "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" for winning best song?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2007
COVER YOUR EYES, Vera Wang, 'cause here comes the bride - and there goes her expensive silk wedding gown. Into an outdoor water fountain. Or onto a beach to get covered with sand and surf. Or how about against a wall at the Eastern State Penitentiary? So much for a dress getting marred by just a bit of icing from smooshing cake into the groom's face during the reception. Some brides are going all out and completely trashing their dresses. In other words, after walking down an aisle, an adventurous bride might jump into a swimming pool so she can be captured floating - gown, veil and all - on her back against a bright-blue backdrop.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
The color of the night at the 84th annual Academy Awards was winter white, as celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Octavia Spencer worked the red carpet in delicate and sparkling ecru gowns. After a 2012 award season that popped with saturated reds, greens, and blues, Sunday night's gown choices were on the pale side. But on Hollywood's classiest night of the year, we'd expect nothing less. The Oscars are about playing it radiant but low key, so nudes and creams are the obvious choice.
NEWS
February 15, 2005 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
To say Philadelphia is becoming the next style center may be a little premature. That would mean giving up our Eagles jerseys and too-snug low-rider jeans. But at Fall 2005 Fashion Week, it's fair to say, locally connected designers put Philadelphia on the nation's radar. The big names, Behnaz Sarafpour and Ralph Rucci, showed their sparkling collections in spaces packed with note-taking fashionistas, department-store buyers, and high-society ladies, Chihuahuas in tow. Main Liner Tory Burch opened to the press her 33d Avenue studio, lined with shoes and outfits showing Moroccan and Native American influences.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Modern-day wedding gowns are flush with vintage touches. Simple sheaths are embellished with lace overlays. Greek goddess gowns have drop waists, replete with pleats. Straight gowns boast ruffled hemlines, and tan, tea-length cocktail dresses are making "I do" debuts. What more proof do you need that bridal garb is going Gatsby? "It's romantic. It's feminine. It's simple," said Catalina Maddox-Wagers, fashion director at Conshohocken-based David's Bridal. "The 1920s are so big that what's happening in bridal fashion is actually preempting the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT IS IT about the holidays that has so many people proposing? Aren't the feasts and presents enough? Joining the list of the newly engaged is 69-year-old Aretha Franklin , whose longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson made her feel enough like a natural woman that she said yes. The Queen of Soul, who has walked the aisle twice before, told the Associated Press in a statement yesterday that she and Willie are considering...
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June 5, 2013 | By Samantha Critchell, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Vera Wang, arguably the queen of red-carpet dressing, didn't go into the fashion business with stars in her eyes. She knew about its unglamorous side, the hard work and, especially, the risks. And there were plenty of doubts. But every time one person - and, she says, it really just takes one - understands what she's trying to express with a certain drape of a fabric, a particular color or a new silhouette, she's reminded of the reason she became involved in fashion, and why she's still in it: There's an indefinable payoff that comes when she's helped a woman look and feel her best.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2012 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
David's Bridal Inc. , which calls itself the largest bridal-gown and wedding-accessories retailer in the United States, said Tuesday that the New York buyout firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to buy control of the 300-store chain, based in Conshohocken, for a price that values the business at $1.05 billion. The current owner, Leonard Green & Partners , of Los Angeles, will stay on as a minority investor. Bank of America leads a group of Wall Street lenders financing the deal.
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Modern-day wedding gowns are flush with vintage touches. Simple sheaths are embellished with lace overlays. Greek goddess gowns have drop waists, replete with pleats. Straight gowns boast ruffled hemlines, and tan, tea-length cocktail dresses are making "I do" debuts. What more proof do you need that bridal garb is going Gatsby? "It's romantic. It's feminine. It's simple," said Catalina Maddox-Wagers, fashion director at Conshohocken-based David's Bridal. "The 1920s are so big that what's happening in bridal fashion is actually preempting the movie.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
The color of the night at the 84th annual Academy Awards was winter white, as celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Octavia Spencer worked the red carpet in delicate and sparkling ecru gowns. After a 2012 award season that popped with saturated reds, greens, and blues, Sunday night's gown choices were on the pale side. But on Hollywood's classiest night of the year, we'd expect nothing less. The Oscars are about playing it radiant but low key, so nudes and creams are the obvious choice.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2012
Thanks to fresh colors, amazing details, and updated plays on classic silhouettes, the Golden Globes were a talker. From Angelina Jolie's Atelier Versace gown to Mary J. Blige's Michael Kors, our social-media feed is still a-twitter about a handful of gowns seen on the red carpet.   Academy Ball, anyone? Sarah Michelle Gellar's blue tie-dyed Monique Lhuillier featured major skirt drama and a little edge, but still managed to give us princess. We love, love, love Lea Michele's body-skimming Marchesa.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
WHAT IS IT about the holidays that has so many people proposing? Aren't the feasts and presents enough? Joining the list of the newly engaged is 69-year-old Aretha Franklin , whose longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson made her feel enough like a natural woman that she said yes. The Queen of Soul, who has walked the aisle twice before, told the Associated Press in a statement yesterday that she and Willie are considering...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
THERE WAS a big wedding over the weekend . . . and Tattle would like to congratulate Alicia Keys who wed Swizz Beatz (aka Kaseem Dean) Saturday. The pair is expecting their first child. Mr. Beatz has two sons from a prior marriage. Deepak Chopra conducted the ceremony. Also getting married over the weekend, according to Us Weekly , was Rapper T.I. (aka Clifford Harris) and longtime girlfriend, singer and BET reality star Tameka "Tiny" Cottle . The busy couple wed in Miami and partied there, in Atlanta and L.A. And in one of the most talked about weddings since Archie married Veronica, a beaming Chelsea Clinton wed Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Chelsea wore Vera Wang , thankfully not the duds she made for the Eagles cheerleaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2007
COVER YOUR EYES, Vera Wang, 'cause here comes the bride - and there goes her expensive silk wedding gown. Into an outdoor water fountain. Or onto a beach to get covered with sand and surf. Or how about against a wall at the Eastern State Penitentiary? So much for a dress getting marred by just a bit of icing from smooshing cake into the groom's face during the reception. Some brides are going all out and completely trashing their dresses. In other words, after walking down an aisle, an adventurous bride might jump into a swimming pool so she can be captured floating - gown, veil and all - on her back against a bright-blue backdrop.
NEWS
April 30, 2006 | By Jennifer Dorazio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Britney, J. Lo, Christina Aguilera, even (gasp!) Star Jones. These red-carpet brides - and what they wear on their wedding day - are influencing women awaiting their turn in front of the paparazzi (er, wedding photographer). "A lot of what girls are looking at, unfortunately, is the red carpet. It can be good and tasteful. Or bad," says Juli Alvarez, fashion editor at Modern Bride magazine. Case in point is the celeb-inspired two-dress phenomenon: one gown for the ceremony, another for the reception.
NEWS
March 6, 2006 | By Karen Heller and Tanya Barrientos INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
We wait all year for this. Oscars come and Oscars go, but yes, finally, viewers were treated to a spectacularly egregious production number, the sort that sticks to the roof of the mouth and the shoals of memory, and won't let go for dear life. It was gorgeous. It was deplorable. It was Oscartastic. Kathleen "Bird" York sang Crash's lilting "Into the Deep" while cars burned and zombies rose behind her. You almost expected the Allstate man to emerge to make the claim. And how can you fault "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" for winning best song?
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