Beauty and fashion

June 15, 2018 - 8:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Storyhouse Chester, in Chester, England, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 12:47 pm
LONDON (AP) — The former Meghan Markle made her first joint appearance with Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, taking a special royal train to events in northwestern England. The queen and the Duchess of Sussex, as Markle is now known, joined the rest of Britain in observing a minute of silence at...
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June 12, 2018 - 8:59 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's top court has defended French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's claim to trademark red soled high-heel shoes. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Van Haren, a Dutch company that sold similar shoes, had infringed the trade mark. The court said...
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Jeremy Scott attends the MOSCHINO Spring/Summer 2019 Menswear Resort Womenswear Show and Party on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2018 - 11:42 am
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The celebratory mood at the Moschino's fashion show tinged with sadness over recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Actress-model Jaime King had met both but was more familiar with Spade, having started to work with the fashion icon when she...
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June 08, 2018 - 6:40 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities have suspended the license of a doctor in suburban Atlanta who posted videos of herself dancing with a scalpel over anesthetized patients during plastic surgery operations. News outlets report Georgia's Composite Medical Board issued the emergency suspension on Thursday,...
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A model wears a creation part of Gucci's women Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Casual luxury is driving global sales, forecast to grow 6 percent this year, as high-end consumers look for low-brow statements in T-shirts, sneakers and rubber sliders, according to a new study by consultancy Bain released Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 07, 2018 - 6:57 am
MILAN (AP) — A new study shows that casual luxury is driving global sales of high-end apparel, footwear and handbags as wealthier consumers look for low-brow statements in T-shirts, sneakers and rubber sliders. The study by Bain consultancy released Thursday shows the luxury fashion sector is set...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ROME (AP) — Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4,000 meters (4,374 yards) of leftover fabric from Gucci. The initiative was announced Wednesday in Rome, complete...
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This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 06, 2018 - 5:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade's enormously popular handbags — "It" bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world. And that...
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This May 13, 2004 photo shows designer Kate Spade during an interview in New York. Spade was found dead in an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 05, 2018 - 10:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. And, most essentially, fun. The same words used so often to describe Kate Spade's enormously popular handbags — "It" bags that were both aspirational and affordable — were an apt description of the woman herself, say many in the fashion world. And that...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, designer Kate Spade poses with handbags and shoes from her next collection in New York. Law enforcement officials say Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 05, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of designer Kate Spade (all times local): 2:55 p.m. New York City police have confirmed that they are investigating the apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade. Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said at a news briefing Tuesday that the...
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