I will fully admit to having a fascination with crime thrillers, great episodes of Dateline, and serial killers. I mean, I'm not crazy obsessed but that stuff is darn interesting. And no one more so than Charles Manson. He scares the bejeezus out of me. As did Helter Skelter when I read it. But, still...interesting. This is also a topic I never thought I would be writing about or mentioning on this site. But it turns out that there's a fashion and art exhibit called "ICON" being held at a studio in Culver City to celebrate the life of Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski and victim of the Manson family. Clothes from her closet by YSL, Ossie Clark, Dior, and Thea Porter will be on display. Now, the lady was in Valley of the Dolls and that is very major in my mind. But, an exhibit, really? Okay, but you might get some really macabre visitors.
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Talking Overpriced Fashion and Prized Wardrobe Possesions with Suzy Menkes
Journalist Suzy Menkes, who's been leading fashion coverage at the International Herald Tribune since 1988, is not one to share her personal fashion choices. (After all, what good is a fashion critic that doesn't begin her day on seemingly neutral ground?) So it was interesting to learn that Menkes planned on auctioning off a good chunk of her wardrobe via Christie's, revealing her designer preferences beyond the obvious. (Anyone who has observed Menkes over the years knows she has a penchant for Issey Miyake.) In My Fashion: The Suzy Menkes Collection, includes more than 80 pieces from Menkes' closet: Christian Lacroix coats, Emilio Pucci shift dresses, and even a cushion from a Chanel runway show. The online auction ends today, and we chatted with Menkes about her collection as well as present-day fashion: from the crazy price hikes to the most exciting runway shows.