Beauty and fashion

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James' shoes are emblazoned with "EQUALITY" on both heels during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 17, 2017 - 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James made a statement with his shoes. James wore one black sneaker and one white sneaker for the first half of his Cleveland Cavaliers' game at the Washington Wizards on Sunday night — and each had the word "equality" written in gold capital letters on the back. The four-...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — France, the country that gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, often has been a place where being overweight was seen as something of a sin. But its capital is taking a hard look at the contradictions with a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle shows off her engagement ring as she poses for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. The jewelry maker who worked on the engagement ring Prince Harry gave to Meghan Markle says it’s been inundated with requests for replicas_ but it won’t be taking any orders for copycat rings, it was reported on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
December 06, 2017 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The jewelry maker who worked on the engagement ring Prince Harry gave to Meghan Markle says it's been inundated with requests for replicas— but it won't be taking any orders for copycat rings. Stephen Connelly, director of Cleave and Company, tells The Associated Press: "We're not...
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Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. Britain's royal palace says Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are engaged and will marry in the spring of 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 27, 2017 - 4:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the engagement of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Former President Barack Obama has tweeted congratulations to Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle after they announced their engagement. Obama said that "Michelle and I are...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a factory fire in New Windsor, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Authorities say two explosions and a fire at the Verla International cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley about an hour north of New York City have left multiple people injured, including firefighters caught in the second blast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 21, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — As the number of people reporting injuries from deadly explosions at a cosmetics factory jumped to more than 125, investigators on Tuesday tried to determine what caused the blasts at a plant with a checkered history that includes fines for safety violations earlier this...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Harry Styles attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Dunkirk" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday, Nov. 20. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 18, 2017 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Harry Styles and R&B star Miguel will perform at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai on Monday. People magazine reports that Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and Chinese singer Jane Zhang will also perform at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The show will air Nov. 28 on CBS...
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FILE - A Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo of Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia arriving at Christian Dior's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France. Alaia, an iconoclast whose clingy dresses marked the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia's death on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, without providing details. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
November 18, 2017 - 9:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77. The French Haute Couture Federation announced Alaia's death on Saturday without providing details...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, file photo, Gigi Hadid models fashion from the Jeremy Scott spring 2018 collection during Fashion Week in New York. Hadid says she will not be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week. In a post on her Twitter account Friday, Hadid did not explain why she would be missing the show and Victoria’s Secret refused to comment on the issue. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
November 17, 2017 - 6:47 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Supermodel Gigi Hadid said Friday she will not be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week, a few months after Chinese internet users accused her of racist behavior. Hadid said in a post on her Twitter account: "I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to...
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French designer Jean Paul Gaultier poses during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, France, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. The 65-year-old French couturier announced that a racy, music-filled "show" with all the corsets, sparkle and provocation is in the works for October 2018, retelling his colorful life. (AP Photo/Francois Mori),
November 08, 2017 - 2:53 pm
PARIS (AP) — The corsets, sparkle and provocation of French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier are coming to a theater near you. The 65-year-old designer announced Wednesday that he is telling the story of his colorful career in a racy, music-filled theater show. It is expected to debut in Paris next...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Rihanna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The Met announced on Nov. 8, 2017, that Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Anna Wintour will serve as co-chairs of next year's event. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will join Vogue editor Anna Wintour in chairing next year's star-studded Met Gala, which will take on a religious theme: "Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the news on...
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