Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,181 covers and 55,435 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Britney Spears Calls Herself a 'Proud Skate Mom' in New Pic with Sons
- The Style Top 5: Taylor Swift Goes Wedding Dress Shopping (For Her BFF),
Celebs' Share Their Makeup-Free Selfies and More
- Ted Cruz Admits to Being a Secret Video Game Geek
- FROM EW: Iggy Azalea Cancels Tour
- The Bachelorette Contestant Draws Criticism for Joking on Twitter About Being Gay
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- October 30, 1989
- Vol. 32
- No. 18
A New York Upstart Puts a Smile on the Face of Fashion
From the appliqués and buttons patterned after M & M's that adorn his orange box-cut jacket to the cigarette-smoking lapel that distinguishes his evening blazer, Roth's creations have what the designer likes to call an oddball elegance.
"People should be having fun with what they wear," says Roth, 20. "What's the use of having a wardrobe that's plain?" That philosophy has won him such formidable fans as Geoffrey Beene and gained him displays in Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus. "He's very daring, audacious and provocative," says Lynn Manulis, president of New York City's ritzy Martha boutique. "Young women look at his things, giggle, then buy."
Roth's own fancy-dressing flair goes back to his teenage years in Manhattan, when he spent his evenings huddled over fashion magazines, not geometry texts. At 17, he became an apprentice to Dutch designer Koos van den Akker, finishing high school at night. Last year, with van den Akker's help, he launched his own collection—inspired by everything from Monty Python movies and Charles Addams cartoons to New York City's Seagram Building. "Nobody really thought I could do it," Roth remembers, "but by the end of that season, I had sold everything."
Now his third collection (his pants, camisoles and jackets are priced from $200 to $1,050) is in stores, and Roth is busy designing a spring collection. Among his ideas: a "sunburn" dress with strap marks sewn into the shoulders.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!