London Fashion Week kicks off, hot on heels of New York
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London Fashion Week kicks off, hot on heels of New York

LONDON (AP) — It’s time to kick off those snow boots and pack the brolly. After battling sub-zero temperatures at New York Fashion Week, fashionistas are decamping to London for another whirlwind week of catwalk shows, champagne and parties. The London event, which opens Friday, features new designs from almost 80 designers, including from powerhouses … Continue reading

Weird and wonderful NY Fashion Week moments
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Weird and wonderful NY Fashion Week moments

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the thing about holding Fashion Week in February: No one really talks about the clothes — they’re too busy talking about the weather. This year, it was even colder than usual, which meant even more painful moments slip-sliding along icy streets and shivering one’s you-know-what off waiting for someone to … Continue reading

London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella
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London Fashion Week Day 2: Sequins, retro looks, Cinderella

LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week entered Day 2 on Saturday, featuring dozens of new designs — from dramatic, conceptual creations by Gareth Pugh, to more wearable pieces by Julien Macdonald and Emilia Wickstead.Here are some highlights from the day: ___ CROWN JEWELS AT JULIEN MACDONALD Julien Macdonald isn’t one to skimp on glamour, but … Continue reading

Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals
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Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the casually-clad stars rehearsing for the Academy Awards Saturday, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Marion … Continue reading

Timberland sever ties with A.P.C. for using “N-word”
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Timberland sever ties with A.P.C. for using “N-word”

  PARIS (AP) — Capping the Paris fashion season with a dose of controversy, French menswear company APC apologized for using a racist slur in a show last week — prompting collaborator, shoe giant Timberland, to sever all ties. APC house founder Jean Touitou told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke “recklessly” by using the … Continue reading

Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed
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Naomi Campbell steals show at couture as Bruni is mobbed

  PARIS (AP) — Singer Carla Bruni, actress Catherine Deneuve and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese were among regulars attending the spectacular displays at Paris’ haute couture week Wednesday. Sophie Hunter, the fiancée of Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, meanwhile, caused much fracas when she attended Valentino hiding her baby bump. But it was surely Naomi Campbell … Continue reading

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami
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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

  MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At Sunday’s pageant in Miami, Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear the … Continue reading

Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all
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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

  PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regal seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting loudly to almost everyone in her vicinity, even ostensibly waving … Continue reading

Milan Fashion designers celebrate normality
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Milan Fashion designers celebrate normality

  MILAN (AP) — Tactile fashion is setting the trend on Sunday, the second day of MilanFashion Week previews for next autumn and winter menswear. Designers are luxuriating in mohair, cashmere and heavy knits, enveloping men in rich, luxurious knitwear, including oversized scarves, chunky sweaters and slumping caps. Dark shades dominate, with some flashes of pink, purple and … Continue reading

Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection
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Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection

  MILAN (AP) — The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer’s personality reflected in that final bow. Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a nanosecond. Donatella Versace walks a good 10 meters (yards) out to salute the crowd, while Giorgio Armani stands perfectly lit in … Continue reading