Beauty and fashion

FILE - In this July 11 1995 file photo, French designer Hubert de Givenchy is applauded by his models after his 1995-96 fall-winter haute couture fashion collection in Paris. French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at the age of 91. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
March 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
PARIS (AP) — French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at the age of 91. The artistic director of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller, said on her official Instagram account she is "deeply...
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March 07, 2018 - 7:30 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man wants to parlay his heartbreak into a happy ending for another couple. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steven Crocker is soliciting stories from couples who want to tie the knot, but can't afford a ring. To the victors go the spoils of his own romance that...
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Beijing-born designer Yiqing Yin acknowledges applause after the presentation of Poiret ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 04, 2018 - 9:03 am
PARIS (AP) — In a low-key Givenchy hoody, actor Idris Elba bucked this week's trend and brought some rare A-list star power to Paris Fashion Week on Sunday. Here are some highlights of the fall-winter collections being shown in Paris, including Givenchy and the relaunch of Poiret. GIVENCHY'S DARK...
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A model wears a creation for Hermes's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 03, 2018 - 2:15 pm
PARIS (AP) — The buttoned-up styles of the Victorian era have met their nemesis in the unbridled sexuality of British punk in contrasting shows at Paris Fashion Week. Here are some of the fall-winter highlights from the shows Saturday, which included Vivienne Westwood, Elie Saab and Hermes:...
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Models wear creations for Manish Arora's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
March 01, 2018 - 4:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — A romantic Victorian spirit infused many of the fluid dresses and silk shirts shown Thursday at Chloe during Paris Fashion Week's fall-winter 2018 shows. Kenzo channeled painter Henri Rousseau's jungle aesthetic with striped knitted skirts and tops in eye-popping colors while Manish...
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Models wear creations for Lanvin's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
February 28, 2018 - 12:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week is continuing in the French capital. Themes from the natural world, to the Roaring Twenties to the era of Glam Rock have been channeled on Day 2 of the shows. Here are some of the fall-winter 2018 highlights: ___ LANVIN'S COMPROMISE For his sophomore outing, designer...
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A model wear a creation for Christian Dior's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2018/2019 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Feb.27, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
February 27, 2018 - 4:07 pm
PARIS (AP) — The subzero temperatures didn't dampen Paris Fashion Week, which began with dark 80s atmospherics at Saint Laurent and a bright flower-power ode to female empowerment from Dior. Here are some of Tuesday's highlights at the fall-winter 2018 fashion shows: FLOWER POWER AT DIOR Gabriella...
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A Macro XRF scanner is used to study in minute detail the surface of Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "Girl with a Pearl Earring", at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Researchers at the Mauritshuis museum are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and they are letting the public in to watch. For two weeks, experts are pointing a battery of high-tech machines at the 17th century masterpiece of a young woman whose enigmatic gaze has earned her the nickname of the Dutch Mona Lisa. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
February 26, 2018 - 10:03 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really is state of the art research. Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and they are inviting the public in...
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Model Gigi Hadid wears a creation as part of the Tommy Hilfiger women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
February 25, 2018 - 4:42 pm
MILAN (AP) — Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week. They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that incorporate more elements of street-wear and ever-evolving technology, as highlighted with Dolce &...
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FILE - This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo shows Arizona Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons will hold a hearing this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan has threatened to hold Ryan and another prison official in civil contempt of court and fine the state $1,000 for each instance of noncompliance in December and January. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge overseeing a class-action lawsuit over the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons will hold hearings this week to determine whether to fine the state for falling short in improving care for inmates. U.S. Magistrate David Duncan also will examine an allegation that the...
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