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Lights, Camera, Fashion!

From understated elegance to sheer extravagance, take a look back at March’s Fashion Week El Paseo.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

Eight nights of runway. Thirty-eight designers. Six-hundred-fifty pairs of shoes. The 12th incarnation of Fashion Week El Paseo unfolded the latest trends across seasons, including menswear and more than a few diaphanous ensembles that left very little to the imagination. Since its inception in 2006, Fashion Week has become the largest event of its kind on the West Coast. Attendance

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Rosetta Getty and Fashion Scholarship Fund Trunk Show, March 24, 2017

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A Los Angeles–based designer, Rosetta Getty has created an aesthetic that fits the lifestyle of a finely elegant woman. She brought her latest collection to the desert for Fashion Week El Paseo 2017. Getty’s Fashion Week appearance benefited the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, which has supported fashion and design students for 80 years at more than 30 colleges throughout the


The Grayse “Wedding Party Collection” April 19, 2017

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Grayse celebrated the launch of the wedding party collection designed by Marie and Kelly Gray with a special fashion show. The event featured beautiful wedding pieces to suit any women attending or participating in a wedding, and was created in partnership with Keturah Chisholm. Grayse opened on El Paseo in 2014, features the designs of the mother-daughter Gray duo. Photography


Fashion Week El Paseo Cuts Loose, March 18, 2017

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The 12th annual Fashion Week El Paseo, produced by Palm Springs Life, officially began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening night. Frank Jones, Palm Springs Life publisher and president of Desert Publications Inc., invited Palm Desert dignitaries including Mayor Jan Harnik and city council members, to a private tour of the Fashion Week tents, audiovisual facilities, and backstage areas. Newscaster

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El Paseo Jewelers Fashion Week El Paseo Divas At Vicky’s of Santa Fe, April 10, 2017

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The El Paseo Jewelers Fashion Week El Paseo Divas wrapped up the 2017 season in high style at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. The divas were greeted by shiny Rolls Royce automobiles courtesy of indiGO Auto Group, Rolls Royce Rancho Mirage. Once inside, they mixed and mingled, swapped stories about which designer was their favorite at a wine

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Love at First Glimmer

CD Greene closes Fashion Week El Paseo with a crescendo of bling.

Emily Chavous Fashion Week El Paseo

Backstage, behind the strobe lights and floor-to-ceiling curtains, where models changed in a frenzy and audience howls dulled to a rumble, couturier CD Greene witnessed each of his looks stepping on to the runway to instant scintillation. “This is the first time I’ve ever gotten to see the show through the monitor,” Greene said, soft-spoken with a beaming smile just

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Channeling One’s Inner Goddess

Rosetta Getty’s fashions on display at Fashion Week El Paseo make the world a little bit easier, and wearable.

Emily Black Fashion Week El Paseo

My Thursday night at El Paseo Fashion Week did not have an auspicious beginning. I pulled into a parking space, only to have my headlights illuminate a couple who looked suspiciously like my parents (who are almost 80) making out so vigorously I had to avert my eyes before any shirts or skirts were lifted. In the VIP cocktail lounge,

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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


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,