Jacki Lyden

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Take A Dip Into The Glittering Past Of 'The Riviera Set'

Saturday, September 09, 2017

The fabulously louche social scene of the mid-century French Riviera — where socialites and stars mixed with the likes of Winston Churchill — comes alive again in Mary S. Lovell's The Riviera Set.

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He Called Himself 'One Lucky Bastard': Sir Roger Moore Dies At 89

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

British actor Sir Roger Moore began his career as a model and small-time MGM studio player but was best known for stepping into the role of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Seminole Patchwork: Admiration And Appropriation

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Native American symbols have long caught the eye of non-Native fashion designers. But when it comes to Seminole patchwork designs, where is the line between inspiration and appropriation?

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High-Priced 'Pill Fashion' Causing Controversy

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Italian fashion brand Moschino is causing controversy with its pill-themed 2017 collection. Randy Anderson of Eden House Recovery Services is pushing stores not to sell the clothing.

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Remembering Culinary Griot And NPR Commentator Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Smart-Grosvenor contributed hundreds of commentaries to NPR, often about her culinary explorations and travels. She died Saturday at age 79.

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South Florida's Seminole Cowboys: Cattle Is 'In Our DNA'

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Florida, with its lush grasslands, ranks 10th in the nation for its beef cattle herds — nearly 2 million head. And the Seminole Tribe of Florida is a major player in the cattle industry.

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Irish Tweed: Hand-Looming With A Modern Twist

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Studio Donegal in Ireland is the tweed manufacturing equivalent of a micro-brewery. The small mill is weaving authentic tweed garments, helping to revive an old Irish tradition.

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Creative Director Of American 'Vogue' Steps Down

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fashion icon Grace Coddington is leaving her post as creative director of American Vogue. We learn more about her legacy, and what the change could mean for one of the most famous fashion magazines.

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A Princess In Patchwork: Sewing For The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant features intricate outfits that combine traditional Seminole patchwork techniques with modern twists, like rayon and lace.

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Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

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The Madonna Of 115th Street Gets A Long-Awaited Makeover

Sunday, November 01, 2015

After 131 years, Madonna of 115th Street needed a makeover — a makeover worthy of a Catholic icon parishioners say is responsible for miracles. And last week, the refurbished life-sized statue and her new gown were unveiled last week in East Harlem.

From high above the altar, the Blessed Mother ...

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Maureen O'Hara, Hollywood's 'Queen Of Technicolor,' Dies At 95

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Film legend Maureen O'Hara — the Irish-American actress whose cascading red hair and sea-green eyes helped make her the "Queen of Technicolor" — has died in her sleep at her home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.

O'Hara's career spanned more than 60 films, including How Green Was My Valley ...

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From Canes To Closures, Designing With Style For People With Disabilities

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Think of all the accessibility amenities you've gotten used to seeing since July 26, 1990, the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law: Wheelchair ramps leading into government buildings; Support rails in restroom stalls; ATM keypads and elevator buttons in Braille.

Despite these improvements, people with disabilities ...

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Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion Week

Thursday, July 16, 2015

This week was the debut of New York Fashion Week: Men's. Sixty designers and some big-name sponsors showed up. Jacki Lyden went behind the scenes for The Seams, our series about clothing as culture.

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Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Ah, spring. Time to head out to the great outdoors and — what's that? You gained a few extra pounds over the winter? There are those who, feeling self-conscious, might reach for Oprah's favorite undergarment: Spanx. And that's nothing new; for centuries, men and women have been shaping their silhouettes.

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

On a recent night in Lincoln, Neb., aviation tycoon J. Robert Duncan hosted a party for the unveiling of two photographic portraits of him and his wife, Karen, whimsically attired in colorful dress from around the world. Their photographer is the Lagos, Nigeria-born, New York-based artist Iké Udé.

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How The Luxury Fashion Industry Became All Business

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fashion Week looks glamorous, but as it drew to a close in Paris last Wednesday — following shows in New York, London and Milan — it became clear that the runway has become a racetrack.

The pace of the multibillion-dollar fashion industry has changed in recent years from luxurious to ...

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'Schiaparelli': The Shocking, Shadowed Life Of A Fashion Icon

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Elsa Schiaparelli, known as the Queen of Fashion, was the supreme innovator of dress design in the first half of the 20th century. Based in Paris, she seemed to know what women wanted before anyone else, says author Meryle Secrest. But Secrest's new Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography begins with the ...

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For 'Women In Clothes,' It's Not What You Wear, It's Why You Wear It

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A new book collects stories that link clothing with intimacy, emotion and memory: how moms dressed before they had kids, favorite outfits and, of course, garment envy.

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A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway

Saturday, June 28, 2014

In a small shed in Tenancingo, Mexico, partly open to the sky, about a half-dozen men stand behind huge wooden looms. They pedal side-by-side, their churning feet making a beautiful harmony as they craft handmade rebozos.

Rebozos, long rectangular shawls that came into style in Mexico in the 16th century, ...

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