DIFFA takes a drag

Posted on 29 Mar 2012 at 6:30pm

After years of denim designs, DIFFA mixes it up with a new concept: Smoking jackets  inspired by Yves St. Laurent ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor ……………….. DIFFA ’12: SMOKING HAUTE Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. March 31 at 6 p.m. 214-748-8580. DIFFADallas.org. ……………….. Ever since the design community came together more than 25 years [...]

His ‘World’ and welcome to it

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:06pm

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks one-on-one about his Dallas exhibition, celebrities and the most beautiful clothing a gay man can wear (hint: it’s not couture) RICHARD BURNETT  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Jean Paul Gaultier loves a fabulous rack. While he was in Montreal, he let slip that one artifact scheduled for display in [...]

Size does matter

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 at 5:03pm

Dallas graphic designer John March turned his eye toward apparel with Big Ol’ Boy, his clothing line for bearish gents RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com When John March wants something done right, he does it himself — or rather, if he wants it to fit right, he makes it himself. March was frustrated that comfortable [...]

SEX… in a fashion

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 at 5:03pm

The DMA’s exhibit on the fashions of Jean Paul Gaultier exudes sex appeal with a big dose of flamboyance   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com For a man best known for creating the Valkyrie-like conical breastplate that shot Madonna into the pop culture stratosphere, Jean Paul Gaultier is a surprisingly humble person. While he’s [...]

Prints charming

Posted on 17 Nov 2011 at 5:02pm

‘A-List’ photographer Mike Ruiz stands above reality TV royalty JEF TINGLEY  | Contributing Writer lifestyle@dallasvoice.com Remember on sitcoms when the family pet would die, and the parents would break the news to the kids by saying that Sparky went to live on a farm somewhere? Well, that works in the world of reality TV, too. [...]

Vision-ary

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:13pm

After success at running Fashion Optical, Morgan Gianni sets his sights on a new path: Designing an eyewear line FROM DRAWING BOARD TO YOUR FACE | Gianni started out sketching frames inspired by specific clients; two years later, the finished products are for sale at his shop, Fashion Optical. STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com [...]

Suit & tide

Posted on 11 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

Sand and deliver in sexy swimwear that doesn’t beat the heat but outshines it Breaking news of the obvious: It’s hot outside. If you’re tired of everybody talking about the heat, it’s time to do something about it: Get out there and show the sun who’s boss. Of course, in the gay community, you do [...]

Fierro, en fuego

Posted on 02 Dec 2010 at 5:02pm

Born in El Salvador, Oscar Fierro hopped the border with the intent to become famous. Now the designer and TV fashionista is making his mark — and he’s not shy about saying so RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com OSCAR GOWN | Designer Oscar Fierro, below, finds the perfect marriage between fashion and fundraising when [...]

Project one-gay

Posted on 25 Nov 2010 at 5:02pm

Dallas hairstylist and fashionista Gregg Asher has an unforgettable look. But he’s turning his eye on the rest of Dallas with a new fashion blog STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer stevencraiglindsey@me.com FASHION FORWARD  | If you had Gregg Asher’s closet, you might not come out of it either. Although as a man who wears gold Bottega [...]

The next design star

Posted on 19 Aug 2010 at 5:59pm

Nicholas Clements-Lindsey went from TCU fashion student to hot young designer in one year. What took him so long? ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com HIS OWN PROJECT RUNWAY | Lindsey’s colorful designs earned him at spot at New York Fashion Week — the youngest African-American designer ever to show there. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) Nicholas Clements-Lindsey is not [...]