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Vogue Reluctantly Acknowledges LA Fashion Week

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A YSL peasant dress at the Decades show
A YSL peasant dress at the Decades show

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"At the close of a very slim Los Angeles Fashion Week, what stood out was what always stands out in this city: the good old-fashioned glamour," reports Vogue. We'd understand if they cited the creativity, or the resourcefulness, but the glamour? Did they go to the same Fashion Week we did? Oh wait: Apparently not. For Vogue, the designers' showcases BOXeight and GenArt were sort of besides the point.

"Three major events," they explain, "drew the heavy-hitters": Kevan Hall's runway-show-cum-charity-luncheon, the What Comes Around Goes Around party, and the Decades show at MOCA. None of these were straight-ahead fashion shows, and two didn't involve any new clothes by a local designer. As for LA mainstay Kevan Hall, his show seemed to be as much about the celebs—"the grandes dames of Beverly Hills, like Betsey Bloomingdale, Joan Collins, Laura Lee Woods, and Shirlee Fonda" plus "Angie Harmon, Virginia Madsen, Molly Sims, and Garcelle Beauvais"—as the goddess dresses and ballgowns he presented. Then again, we'd get excited about a Joan Collins appearance, too.
· L.A. Fashion Week [Vogue]


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