Lagerfeld of Chanel reposes


                                         The Legend Our header picture is of the young Karl Lagerfeld at Chloe. Lagerfeld was creative director of Chanel, the French house founded by Gabrielle Chanel, for 36 years. In 1983, Alain Wertheimer, the co-owner of…

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#520 Stalin Prize Winner: Rockwell Kent


Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York the same year as  fellow artist, Edward Hopper.  The Tappan Zee Bridge now separates the two counties, back then it was a ferry service.  Their art, unsurprisingly, is quite similar, desolate landscapes with few people and the two took similar methods, if only by their…

de Givenchy succumbs to the 3rd Saturn return


  Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier of  romantic elegance  for more than four decades, died on Saturday at his home outside Paris. He was 91. Philippe Venet, his longtime companion and a former couture designer, confirmed the death. de Givenchy had been the designer of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and memorably Audrey Hepburn,…

Olympic Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren is a on a roll.  Last year he designed the first lady's dress for the inauguration.  This year he created the USA Olympic Team's couture (our header image is an illustration). Born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939, he grew up there on Moshulu Parkway, itself a creation…