CHANGING THE FACE OF FASHION

By Anthony T. Eaton This is Fashion Week in NY, established in 1943 by Eleanor Lambert press director of, the New York Dress Institute the American fashion industry’s first promotional organization. Over the last 78 years, it has evolved to be one of the premier events showcasing the best designers and their collections. Although there is an official body that coordinates a weeks’ worth of events that include parties and shows, many shows take place outside of that structured formality. Most of these events are put on by independent designers, those who are up and coming and have a vision … Continue reading CHANGING THE FACE OF FASHION

TWO VERSIONS OF ONE WOMAN

Billie Holiday “There’s no damn business-like show business – you have to smile to keep from throwing up.” ~ Billie Holiday Billie Holiday’s life was complicated with great extremes, she lived it on her terms, and Andra Day, who plays Billie in the new movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday, shows us those extremes in a way we have not seen. The film takes a more in-depth look at Billie’s life’s complexity, focusing on the last decades of her life with a depth and richness lacking from the earlier 1972 movie Lady Sings The Blues. That version of Billie’s … Continue reading TWO VERSIONS OF ONE WOMAN