Frances Stein, a Fashion Force at Several Companies, Dies at 83

Frances Stein, who was a fashion editor, a fashion muse and a designer for Halston and Calvin Klein before helping to revive the house of Chanel, died on June 6 at her apartment in Paris. She was 83.

Her brother, Mark Patiky, confirmed the death but did not specify a cause.

Halston praised her editorial eye. So did Mr. Klein, who also likened her to a young Katharine Hepburn, but who cooled on her when a tabloid writer described his collections as being designed by “Calvin Stein.” Diana Vreeland, who gave Ms. Stein her first job in fashion, as the

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MainStreet Libertyville debuts summer fashion show

Celebrate all things stylish and chic on MainStreet, from the latest in beauty and boutique wear to accessories and shoes, at MainStreet Libertyville’s first Summer Style Weekend Fashion Show and Shopping Extravaganza.

Start the day with a fashion show at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, in Cook Park, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, featuring more than 25 models showcasing summer styles from local downtown boutiques.

Watch the fashion show and then visit the shops in town to purchase your favorite items and plan for lunch at one of downtown Libertyville’s restaurants. Then attend the live model event from 2-3 p.m.

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Local experiences, gift ideas for a memorable Father’s Day

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) – Father’s Day is this Sunday, June, 20. If you are still thinking about how to celebrate the fathers in your life, here are some locally sourced activities and gift ideas to make it a memorable year.

As we have all noticed, these past few days have been some of the hottest days of the year so far. Sunday’s weather is expected to look no different with a high of 96 degrees.

If you’re hoping to spend some time with your dad and stay away from the heat, here are a few places you can

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Are Ray-Ban sunglasses worth it?

The best Ray-Ban sunglasses

Since their creation in 1936, Ray-Ban sunglasses have become a cultural phenomenon across the globe, reigning as the world’s most popular luxury brand of its kind. Its most well-known models, the Aviator and Wayfarer, are iconic accessories worn by everyone from fighter pilots to movie stars — and even the president of the United States. Along with familiar styles made for men and women, Ray-Bans are recognizable by their higher-than-average price tags, especially compared to the cheaper shades sold in department stores and gas stations.

If you’re looking for a new pair of sunglasses this summer,

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The Crowd: Gray Matter Museum of Art’s night of ‘Film, Art, Fashion and Music’ draws local influencers

The L.A. and NYC vibe landed in “Bubble Land,” a.k.a. Newport Beach, last week turning up the volume at Newport’s Gray Matter Museum of Art.

An evening of “Film, Art, Fashion and Music,” produced by the much-admired art dealer Georgeana Ireland of Ethos Contemporary Art, brought out local influencers to mingle with the L.A. element for a particularly wild mid-weeknight on the Orange Coast.

L.A. fashion and celeb press and paparazzi chronicled the scene as the crowd danced to the performance of recording artist Luciana, “Queen of Electro.” Fashion designer Ninja Monk, L.A. based creator of fashionable unisex

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What the 20 Biggest Apparel Companies Have Done Since the Black Squares

It has been a year since the black squares. Since the flood of #BLM hashtags. Since companies came out with promises to improve the racial diversity in their businesses, admitting (in some cases for the first time) that they had a problem.

There have been chief diversity officers named and unconscious bias trainings and a lot of “listening and learning.” Some companies have kept at the effort to improve representation among people of color and made updated commitments to it, while others have quietly done little at all — or, at the very least, said little at all about what

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