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Seeing Stars


Fellow Project Runway stars join Michael Costello to show a heavenly array of evening wear and not-sure-where-to-wear.

Lisa Marie Hart Fashion Week El Paseo

M-Coz gets around. The man who knows how to bare where it counts (and cover at least a little something, something) has quickly won the trust of fickle, red carpet fashion personalities since appearing on Project Runway in 2010 and Project Runway: All Stars in 2012. He has sent his trendy, sex kitten looks down the Fashion Week El Paseo

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Feathers on Fur


Formal looks by Orostani Couture translate beautifully on good-natured canines.

Lisa Marie Hart Fashion Week El Paseo

There are people who will put a dress on their dog and people who won’t. Then, there are people who make a night out of watching dogs in dresses prance down a runway. No faction was disappointed last night at the Le Chien Masquerade Party, the second evening of Fashion Week El Paseo 2017. An annual favorite, this all-ages event

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Rhapsody in Neutrals, Fabric, and Skin

The beautifully wearable fashions by Adam Lippes were the artistic highlight of Fashion Week El Paseo's opening night.

Emily Black Fashion Week El Paseo

This story may be missing a lede because instead of attending the opening night party of the 2017’s Fashion Week El Paseo, my husband insisted we stop en route at Catalan in Rancho Mirage for red wine, smoked octopus, and wedge salads. I was a little grumpy about missing the bedecked throngs milling about, cocktails in hand, in all their

Project Runway fashion

Staying Real

Project Runway alumnus agree the show gave them a platform, but it was up to them to do something with it.

JIM POWERS Fashion Week El Paseo

While there are certain ‘realities’ to being part of a reality TV show, Project Runway alumnus agree the show gave them a platform they might not have ever been able to reach. Five of the six designers whose collections graced the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo March 21 faced the spotlight glare of Project Runway. “Ever since the show,

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Starstruck

Ten-year-old Lily Neil enjoyed the experience of a lifetime with her siblings and dog Gracie when they walked the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo.

Karen Graninger Fashion Week El Paseo

Even after practicing by walking her dog, Gracie, up and down the street five times, nothing could have prepared 10-year-old Lily Neil for the lights and glitz of walking the runway at Fashion Week El Paseo’s Le Chien show March 19 in Palm Desert. “It was so amazing,” Neil said. “I was very fortunate to be able to do that.

rosetta getty

Having It All

Rosetta Getty runs her namesake fashion label, is involved in multiple philanthropic activities, actively engages in the art world, and relishes her role as a mother to four children.

Leigh Raper Fashion Week El Paseo

Rosetta Getty, by any measure, has had an enormously full life. The successful designer runs her namesake fashion label, is involved in multiple philanthropic activities, actively engages in the art world, and relishes her role as a mother to four children. She doesn’t shy away from the cliché of having it all. “Sometimes having it all feels like just having

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Opening Night

And what’s a great opening night show without a stellar cast?

Maggie Downs Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo unfurls with a red carpet affair, starring designers Christopher Bates, Mikael D, and Adam Lippes. Together, these designers present compelling collections that represent the fashion-forward splendor in the week to come. Welcome to Opening Night. Opening Night featuring Milan’s award-winning men’s fashion designer Christopher Bates, American luxury women’s sportswear designer Adam Lippes, and international red-carpet designer