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Little late tribute: Eartha Kitt dies

Eartha Kitt died on December 25, 2008 at the age of 81. Most remembered for her version of “Santa Baby” (especially this time of year), she also starred in many Broadway and Hollywood productions, and was renowned for her cat-like singing voice. She also had a brief role on the 1960s TV series Batman. “20 Oct 1967, Hollywood, California, USA — Former Senator and Press …

The Women (1939 and 2008)

    The remake of the classic 1939 flick, The Women will officially opening on September 12. The new version will star Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen and Carrie Fischer with costumes by John A. Dunn (who previously designed Pineapple Express and won an Emmy for his work on Mad Men).   Here is the …

Dior, YSL, and What’s next?

(YSL following the funeral of Christian Dior in 1957) WWD’s coverage of YSL’s funeral is extensive, and the funeral itself warrants comment as a major event in fashion history (following on Monica’s earlier post). The article suggests it was “one of the most important and biggest French fashion funerals since the death of Christian Dior in 1957.” This makes me wonder if the loss of …

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