Beauty and fashion

Joseph Diaz walks the runway in a fashion show Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, aimed at shining a light on male body shaming issues and the importance of the male body positivity movement. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)
February 13, 2020 - 5:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over unrealistic body ideals for women is a long-standing one, but the same discussion over expectations for men hasn't reached the same cultural pitch. That was the motivation behind Ryan's Secret, a different kind of show at New York Fashion Week that featured plus size...
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The latest fashion creation from Marc Jacobs is modeled during New York's Fashion Week, Wednesday Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 13, 2020 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, he does it almost every time, and on Tuesday designer Marc Jacobs did it yet again: Upped his game, when it came to closing out New York Fashion Week with a jolt of creative energy, vision and panache. This time, Jacobs' vision included not just models (nealy 90 of them)...
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The Christian Cowan collection is modeled at Spring Studios during NYFW Fall/Winter 2020 on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2020 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream. "I’m always going to be so ecstatic every time I wake up and know I’ve got a show,” Cowan told The Associated Press before his fall-winter collection rolled out Tuesday night at...
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The Michael Kors collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 12, 2020 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is so over leggings and sports bras. He used Wednesday’s fall collection as a reminder that staying in and cozying up by the fire can still be chic and glamorous. Blake Lively, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Issa Rae and Anna Wintour sat in the front row at the star-studded event...
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The latest fashion creation from Naeem Khan is modeled during New York's Fashion Week, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 12, 2020 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Naeem Khan sent models down the runway Tuesday in a shimmering, star-spangled collection the immigrant called his love letter to America, recalling how he started his brand with only $500 and plenty of determination. “I am where I am today out of sheer time and hard work...
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The Vera Wang collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 12, 2020 - 2:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Vera Wang is a big name on red carpets, and in the bridal business. For New York Fashion Week, she wanted to do something totally different, she says. She calls the concept “breaking down evening," and by that she means literally breaking it down, as in deconstructing traditional...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Renee Zellweger, Salma Hayek, Cynthia Erivo and Beanie Feldstein at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
February 10, 2020 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos and some young rule-breakers. A look at fashion highlights from Hollywood's big night Sunday: THE GOWNS Scarlett Johansson, Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Cynthia Erivo...
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Regina King arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2020 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zazie Beetz wore two stunning diamond necklaces by Bvlgari with a custom Thom Browne look, and Billy Porter paid homage to the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace in a 24-karat bodice of gold feathers as the Oscars red carpet lit up Sunday on Hollywood's biggest night. The “Joker” co-...
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The Brandon Maxwell collection is modeled at the American Museum of Natural History during NYFW Fall/Winter on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2020 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionistas: A majestic gathering of Alaskan moose, bison, brown bears, Bighorn sheep and caribou were also enjoying the show at the American Museum of...
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The Monse collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 08, 2020 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Monse founders Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are stars in the fashion business — they're also the creatives behind Oscar de la Renta — but they see themselves as outsiders in the industry. "We're not like mean people," Garcia told The Associated Press backstage after a runway show...
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