2/10/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Naomi Campbell Supermodel

naomi-campbell-makeup Naomi Elaine Campbell, an English-born model, of African Jamaican descent and Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion world. Continue reading

6/10/17 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- FASHION: Balmain Documentary

Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing recalls the energy and mystic of a young Yves Saint Laurent’s his goal is to wow the audience and Rhyanna. Continue reading

6/10/17 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- FASHION: Balmain Documentary

Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing recalls the energy and mystic of a young Yves Saint Laurent’s his goal is to wow the audience and Rhyanna. Continue reading

8/5/17 (REPOST) O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Naomi Campbell Supermodel

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Naomi Elaine Campbell, an English-born model, of African Jamaican descent and Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion world. Continue reading

2/9/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING FASHION WEEK: Pat Cleveland

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Pat Cleveland is a trailblazing international model.  One of the first black supermodels she rose to prominence in the 1970’s. Cleveland was a muse to the designers Halston and regularly opened his fashion shows. She also regularly appeared in the shows of Yves Saint Laurent and Stephen Burrows. Continue reading

8/13/16 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Pat Cleveland

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Pat Cleveland is a trailblazing international model.  One of the first black supermodels she rose to prominence in the 1970’s. Cleveland was a muse to the designers Halston and regularly opened his fashion shows. She also regularly appeared in the shows of Yves Saint Laurent and Stephen Burrows. Continue reading

10/3/15 O&A NYC Fashion- Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Saint Laurent Men Fall/Winter 2015-16 Paris Men’s Fashion Week

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In Saint Laurent’s 2015/16 Paris Menswear Fashion Show designer Hedi Slimane’s models strode from one pool of half-light into another, a collage of highly stylized, highly recognizable archetypes presented themselves like wisps. A fitted three-button caban, inverse-color Breton, and supertight jeans. A black jacket and polo-neck worn with supertight black jeans scarred by zippers. A grunge-touched high olive nylon bomber above a leopard sweater, plus black jeans (supertight). It’s probably best to stop specifying the tightness of the pants.  Continue reading

5/4/15 O&A Dance: Un Mémoire Maya Plisetskaya (1925- 2015)

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Maya Plisetskaya one of the most acclaimed ballerinas of the 20th Century has died of a heart attack in Germany at the age of 89. Known as both a superlative technical and dramatic performer, Plisetskaya was a mainstay in Russian ballet for more than five decades. Mikhail Chvydkoi, a former Russian culture minister, described Plisetskaya as a dancer who “was anchored in the Russian tradition but always tried to explore new horizons”. Continue reading

2/21/15 O&A Its Saturday: Pat Cleveland

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Pat Cleveland is a trailblazing international model.  One of the first black supermodels she rose to prominence in the 1970’s. Cleveland was a muse to the designers Halston and regularly opened his fashion shows. She also regularly appeared in the shows of Yves Saint Laurent and Stephen Burrows. Continue reading

2/14/15 O&A Its Saturday Anything Goes: Yves Saint Laurent

It is Saturday10311579Yves Saint Laurent is a 1992 documentary produced 10 years before the closure of Yves Saint Laurent haute couture. It provides the look at the life and career of the legendary designer. O & A salutes fashion week with a look at one of the industries most celebrated couturier.  Continue reading