December 12, 1993 |
Unplug the iron and call off the collagen treatments. Wrinkles are the latest wrinkle in fashion. Crinkled, crushed and crumpled clothes are the rage of the runways in Europe and New York. Strong cases for folded fabrics are being made by such designers as Issey Miyake, Gianni Versace, Donna Karan, that up-and-coming pleat person Han Feng, and the British line called Ghost, which showed for the first time in New York recently. These days, thanks to them, it's cool to wear rumpled suits and slept-in- looking shirts.
January 23, 1990 |
The University of Pennsylvania yesterday sued one of its researchers, joining the legal battle over who will have the patent rights to a popular acne treatment when it is sold as a cream to take away skin wrinkles. Penn, in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, contends that it is the owner of Retin-A when it is marketed as a product to retard wrinkles. The product, now sold as an acne treatment, is awaiting licensing as a treatment for wrinkles, though the law allows physicians to prescribe it for that purpose.
January 5, 2013 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - It's not just wild-card weekend in Minnesota and Green Bay. It's Groundhog Day . Six days after facing off in the regular-season finale, and five weeks after their first meeting of the season, the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers are at it again Saturday night. This is no yawner of a sequel, though, not when the stakes are win or winter vacation. "Like I tell the team, it doesn't matter who comes out of that tunnel, I don't care what color they have on," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.
August 19, 1996 |
They are standing in the same spot on the Boardwalk they stood in 40 years ago. And it is still hard to get a word in edgewise. Fred Feldman, 67 and a regular on the Boardwalk since he was a newlywed from West Philly, sums it up like this: "We talked about girls then, and now we talk about food. Or else we go around and feel each other's pulse. " Forty years ago, this stretch of the Boardwalk in the Chelsea neighborhood of Atlantic City was crammed with the same characters from the same old Philadelphia Jewish neighborhoods who now return on summer weekend mornings to hang with the old - and getting older - gang.
January 5, 2007 |
The basic premise of the show, as described by an enthusiastic art-historian friend - sculptures of well-known feminists' facial and neck wrinkles - didn't sound appealing at all. It seemed too gimmicky for words. It called to mind the French performance artist Orlan, whose act is the display of her own plastic surgeries, not of the late, brilliant John Coplans, who isolated sections of his own aging body in photographs, the results suggesting bizarre, hairy sculptures. But I had liked the earlier efforts of the sculptor in question, Barbara Zucker, and admired her as a cofounder of New York's A.I.R.
April 8, 1998 |
So many of us are looking for miracle cures. Patches that erase wrinkles. "Peels" that promote perfection. And why shouldn't we? It's 1998 - scientists can clone cows and identify disease-causing genes. Why shouldn't they also be able to stop time and remedy yesterday's foolhardy indulgences - or at least the evidence of them encroaching on our once-virgin visages? So it is always with a hopeful quickening in our hearts that we read advertisements for such products as Centre Lucerne's Anti-Wrinkle Patch, billed as "a safe, wonderful new alternative to plastic surgery.
June 18, 2003 |
Her eyes protected by bumblebee-yellow goggles, Kimberly Campenella relaxed at Pierre & Carlo Salon and Spa as aesthetician Alexis Brown traced the contours of her face with a red laser. The scarlet light will stimulate collagen, and in a few weeks the skin around the architect's eyes, lips and jawbone will plump up, slowing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles? Since she's only 33, you wouldn't think that was one of Campenella's issues. One would need a magnifying glass to see the tiny lines that hug her thin lips - and with her raven hair and milky skin, she looks 28. Still, she stresses about it. And on this rainy day in June, Campenella is ready for her second wrinkle-fighting laser-light treatment at the Center City salon.
March 21, 1987
If women have the early advantage in the war between the sexes, men do better in the middle years. They don't get stretch marks or develop cellulite, nor do they feel compelled to battle ceaselessly against bulging waistlines. Men's wrinkles are considered signs of character, while women's wrinkles are considered wrinkles. Perhaps in recognition of this lack of parity, men were given a special curse of their own - baldness. Undisguisable and irremediable, it has a powerful humbling effect, reminding men that their youth has passed.
April 14, 1992 |
ZAPPING ZITS Good news for those of you who get those unsightly blemishes: A Food and Drug Administration panel says that the benefits of benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient in popular acne medicines, outweigh the risk of getting cancer from it, and that it should remain available without a prescription while new animal studies are conducted. IRONING OUT WRINKLES An FDA advisory panel also has recommended approval of a new cream developed by Johnson & Johnson that reduces wrinkles in skin damaged by the sun. The cream, to be named Renova, is not intended to erase wrinkles caused by normal aging.
June 10, 1990 |
Not long ago, Vernice Gabriel's career would have been over by age 30. Not these days. Instead, Gabriel, 55, finds her career thriving. Gabriel is a fashion model. A fashion model with crow's feet. As Gabriel and other older models have discovered, wrinkles can be in. "When we get the right wrinkles on the cover, I'm delighted," said Kate Greer, 53, editor in chief of New Choices magazine, which circulates to 575,000 subscribers, most of whom are 45 to 64 years old. Older models with laugh lines and salt-and-pepper hair are hearing more often these days from advertisers and fashion magazines.