Fashion design

Designer Pier Paolo Piccioli, centre, accepts applause at the end of the Valentino Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, July 3 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
July 03, 2019 - 3:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow added star power to the finale of Paris couture week by gracing the verdant Valentino collection. Meanwhile, Jean Paul Gaultier followed through on his pledge to go fur free, as Elie Saab reached a creative high with inspiration from China. Here are some...
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Designer Virginie Viard accepts applause at the end of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, July 2 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 02, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's new chief Virginie Viard merged the worlds of two of its most famous couturiers, those of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, for a cerebral couture show in Paris set inside a huge circular library. For Viard's first-ever solo couture show, both Chanel, the woman, and...
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A model wears a creation for Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, July 1 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Dior went back to the essential architecture of dressmaking, and the late designer's penchant for black, for a brooding display Monday of archetypally couture fall-winter gowns. Looking on inside the Parisian house's design studios Monday on Avenue Montaigne were Gal Gadot, Elisabeth...
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A man looks at a Bulgari necklace and earrings in gold with diamonds from 1969 during a preview of the exhibition "Bulgari. The story, the dream" at St. Angel Castle in Rome, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The exhibition, which is on from June 26 till Nov. 3, 2019 features jewels and vintage haute couture pieces owned and worn by legendary actresses like, ElizabethTaylor, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Audrey Hepburn. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
June 25, 2019 - 12:38 pm
ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome. The exhibition "Bvlgari, the story, the dream" includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Fendi men's Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 17, 2019 - 10:24 am
MILAN (AP) — Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms. Both houses chose special venues, away from their usual showroom locations. Fendi...
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Models wear creations as part of the Sunnei men's Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 16, 2019 - 1:48 pm
MILAN (AP) — Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer. It's a game of sophisticated materials and edgy styling, of pushing boundaries and reaching for that increasingly significant, but typically...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Versace men's Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 15, 2019 - 7:46 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the times that fashion houses are seeking new ways to reach their audiences, and slotting menswear into womenswear shows by...
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Rachel Chavkin poses in the press room with the award for best direction of a musical for "Hadestown" at the 73rd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The arty and original "Hadestown" was leading the Tony Awards with seven wins, including a rare win for a woman director of a musical, while Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award. Stroker, paralyzed from the chest down due to a car crash...
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Ashley Graham attends the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday, June 3, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 04, 2019 - 5:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, the Texas-born designer known for his longtime collaboration with Lady Gaga as well as for dressing other famous women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and Nicole Kidman, took top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. Maxwell...
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Models walk the runway during the Alexander Wang fashion show, Friday, May 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
May 31, 2019 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Embracing Manhattan's iconic Rockefeller Center as his venue, Alexander Wang offered a huge hug to his city and American fashion as he showed his latest collection al fresco Friday night — complete with street food and a public crowd joining the usual insiders. This ready-to-wear...
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