NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Wool coats and jackets
befitting 19th-century Paris and elegant, hourglass-figured silk
gowns suiting imperial Russia filled the fall and winter 2013
Ralph Lauren collection unveiled on Thursday at New York Fashion
Evoking “Les Misérables” and “Anna Karenina,” the American
designer showed white high-collar ruffled blouses with bows at
the neck and double-faced wool crepe stovepipe pants.
NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A 6-year-old German wirehaired
pointer that came in as the top-ranked dog in the United States
won best in group for sporting dogs at the 137th Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, eliminating the Labrador
retriever once again.
The German wirehaired named Oakley advanced to the best in
show competition on Tuesday along with a Portuguese water dog
named Matisse, which won the working dog group, and a smooth fox
terrier named Adam, which was named top dog in the terrier
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A kuvasz can search the entire Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show without finding another dog like him.
The same is true of a plott, an Anatolian shepherd dog, a Norwegian lundehund and an Entlebucher mountain dog, all obscure breeds represented by a single entry this year at the dog show, which was due to crown its best in show dog later on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A crowd-pleasing old English
sheepdog with only three previous shows to his name emerged as a
surprise contender for best in show at the 137th Westminster
Kennel Club Dog show, which concludes on Tuesday.
Swagger, a 20-month-old, 90-pound (40-kg) cloud of white and
gray fur, won best in group for herding dogs on Monday at New
York’s Madison Square Garden to some of the loudest cheers of
NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – A 3-year-old female American
foxhound named Jewel became the first champion of the 137th
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, winning best
in group in the hound category to advance to the best in show
competition on Tuesday.
Co-owned by handler Lisa Miller and Ellen Charles from the
Baltimore area, Jewel won the best in breed competition for the
foxhound last year as well. This year she advanced a step
further, capturing the blue garland at Madison Square Garden as
the best among 30 breeds of hound.
NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Hundreds of America’s
best-kept and well-behaved dogs paraded before judges and an
adoring public on Monday in the 137th annual Westminster Kennel
Club Dog Show, where Labrador lovers longed for an upset victory
for Best of Show.
Judges were picking the best in the hound, toy, non-sporting
and herding groups on Monday. The best of the sporting, working
and terrier groups were to be picked on Tuesday evening, before
the winner of each of the seven groups goes forward to compete
for Best in Show.
NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Designers livened up fall and
winter 2013 menswear at New York Fashion Week with a few
experimental touches in the otherwise staid world of men’s
A bold show came from Duckie Brown, one of the hundreds of
designers showing at the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at
Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and venues elsewhere in the city.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 2,700 dogs are converging on New York City for the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, including at least 50 Labrador retrievers who can only be hoping for an historic upset.
Each year, members of the Labrador-loving public tend to have only two questions for Thomas Bradley, the show’s chairman.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Transit union workers plan to hand out seemingly blood-spattered counterfeit subway passes to New York City commuters on Thursday to draw attention to safety proposals they say could reduce the number of people killed by trains.
The campaign follows two widely reported cases in December when commuters were pushed onto the tracks and killed by oncoming trains.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former New York Mayor Ed Koch once joked that days on which his name did not appear in the newspaper were days without news.
And so it seemed fitting that Koch’s death on Friday at age 88 came on the very day that “Koch,” a documentary that traces his three terms as mayor from 1978 to 1989, opened in two Manhattan theaters.