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Fashion meets gastronomy: dine and shop with style

In the age of social media -- when how food looks matters just as much as how it tastes -- luxury fashion stores that house coffee shops and restaurants have emerged as hot spots for fashion-conscious...

Updated : 2016.05.03 15:23

Met fashion exhibit explores dialogue between hand, machine

NEW YORK (AP) -- For decades, argues Andrew Bolton, the star curator of blockbuster fashion exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we’ve all been looking at fashion through a flawed prism. We’v...

Updated : 2016.05.03 13:33

Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art

NEW YORK (AP) -- The opening seconds of the trailer for “The First Monday in May,” the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionable head ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 13:16

Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi talks glamour and ? of course ? shoes

In some fashion universe, TV’s fashion cheerleader Carrie Bradshaw is probably talking to her husband, John James “Mr. Big” Preston, and gazing at all of her shoes. After all, the former Ms. Bradsh...

Updated : 2016.04.28 11:36

[Eye Interview] Fashion maven Suzy Menkes talks big trends of 21st century

For more than a quarter-century, Suzy Menkes has crisscrossed the globe, reporting from the front rows and back stages of fashion shows, giving the layperson intimate insights into the baffling world ...

Updated : 2016.04.22 17:01

Designers Costa, Zucchelli out at Calvin Klein

NEW YORK (AP) -- Designers Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli are leaving Calvin Klein as part of what the company describes as a global creative strategy to unify all of its brands under one vision.  Costa has been at the New York fashion house for more than a decade and became the wome...

Updated : 2016.04.21 14:07

[Herald Interview] Crystal accessories in digital age

Earlier this month, the crystal brand Swarovski launched a wearable activity-tracking device that women might actually consider wearing.  The device had a sparkling faceted crystal the size of a coin...

Updated : 2016.04.19 15:33

Bob Mackie to receive award from Chicago costume council

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago History Museum’s Costume Council plans to honor fashion designer Bob Mackie. Mackie, who is famous for his sparkling, imaginative costume designs, will receive the counci...

Updated : 2016.04.19 10:59

Halal makeup: Muslim beauty without the beast

PARIS (AFP) -- A bearded imam may have seemed out of place at last week’s In-Cosmetics expo in Paris, an annual showcase for the world’s leading and personal care products. But Shaikh Ali Achcar’s presence points to a growing demand for makeup that adheres not just to the face -- but a...

Updated : 2016.04.19 10:57

Curvy Barbies land in Korea

Barbie doll maker Mattel’s latest attempt at embracing diversity, curvy Barbies, will exclusively go on sale at Toys R Us stores in Korea on Thursday, prior to the line’s official launch in the coun...

Updated : 2016.04.14 15:22

Brazil's midcentury modern furniture gets a new look

Brazil’s modernist architecture may be better known, but the country's distinctive midcentury modern furniture is getting new international attention. Sensuous curves, tropical woods, woven leathers...

Updated : 2016.04.14 14:24

Gucci to unify sexes in one catwalk show

MILAN (AFP) -- Gucci is taking its recent embrace of androgynous looks to its natural conclusion by combining its womenswear and menswear collections into unified catwalk shows from next year. The mo...

Updated : 2016.04.07 14:30

Anthony Vaccarello named creative director of Yves Saint Laurent

PARIS (AFP) - Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello took over Monday as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, three days after the departure of the hugely influential Hedi Slimane. His appointment, which had been rumored for weeks after Slimane dropped some heavy hints of his exit, is a ...

Updated : 2016.04.05 13:13

Fashion mogul accuses designers of 'enslaving women' with Islamic styles

PARIS (AFP) -- Former fashion mogul Pierre Berge lashed out Wednesday at designers creating Islamic clothing and headscarves, accusing them of taking part in the “enslavement of women.” The French businessman, partner of the late fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent, took aim at the wave o...

Updated : 2016.03.31 14:01

3 key pieces to make your spring wardrobe sing

Neck scarves Recently spotted: Hedi Slimane started showing scarves on the spring 2015 Saint Laurent runway. Models wore thin scarves tied around their necks in an effortless, rock ‘n’ roll manner....

Updated : 2016.03.31 13:59