GLOBAL FASH Spring and fall, spring and fall. As it hardly seems possible that the majority of fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear fashion has passed with Paris Fashion Week closing this week, a few notable fashion events remain. Los Angeles’ ever-improving Fashion Week is set to begin March 15 and fashion’s wild card, Tokyo Fashion Week, is opening March 18. As Milan’s Fashion Week came to a close, John Galliano, head of French fashion house Dior was suspended from his position pending investigation of an incident that occurred on February 25. Indeed, the fashion world was besieged by allegations against Galliano including anti-Semitic remarks and assault. NATIONAL FASH Buy your plane tickets now. This year’s must-see fashion exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty opens at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art May 4 and runs through July 31. This exhibit sets out to celebrate the late designer’s iconic contributions to fashion with over one hundred examples of his work on display. Visit for additional information. LOCAL FASH Omaha Fashion Week spring 2011 events kick off the evening of Friday, March 18 at Nomad Lounge with a Fashion Week VIP Fashionista, Hair, Make Up & DJ Party starting at 9 p.m. (GA tickets are $5 at the door). The Omaha Fashion Week VIP Spring Preview Runway Show follows on Saturday, March 19 with doors opening at 6 p.m. (GA tickets are $25 with additional packages available). From more than 50 applicants, 15 designers — including local favorites such as Emma Erickson, Jane Round and Kate Walz — were selected to participate in this exclusive Omaha Fashion Week event. Visit for additional information. In honor of redheads everywhere, local hairdresser Rebecca Forsyth of Bangs Salon in Omaha, 3404 S. 144th St. is running a very special deal through St. Patrick’s Day. Clients will receive 25 percent off all red-hued color services booked with Forsyth, so those who dare should book an appointment before it’s too late at 934.5244. Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Neb. Her style blog can be found at

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