Kim Kardashian honored at CFDA awards, calls for inclusivityNovember 8, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian was honored at Monday's Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards for her shapewear line and used the honor to call for designers to be inclusive for all body shapes.
‘It’s about time’: Celebrations of Diwali illuminate NYCOctober 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The week dawned gloomily in New York, but the drab mist was little match for the holiday at hand: Diwali, the festival of lights that symbolizes the triumph over darkness.
Hermes unveils its Paris show, as Ukraine’s designers uniteOctober 1, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A giant, glowing crystal rock upon a sand-colored carpet evoked a glamorous alien planet for Hermes’ champagne-sipping VIP guests.
Earthen hues like browns, reds and yellows -- colors long-associated with the heritage brand -- were used at Saturday’s show to create Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s utilitarian, low-key yet luxuriant universe for spring.
Milan Fashion Week hears calls for more designer diversitySeptember 21, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Milan Fashion Week that opens Wednesday is showcasing collections by perhaps its most ethnically diverse lineup of designers, including the debuts of the new creative directors of Salvatore Ferragamo and Bally and the return of Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean after a two-year hiatus.
Designer Armani and guests flee wildfire on Sicilian islandAugust 18, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Firefighters worked Thursday to put out the remnants of two wildfires on a Sicilian island that forced fashion designer Giorgio Armani and dozens of others to flee their vacation villas overnight.
Issey Miyake, known for bold sculpted designs, dies at 84August 10, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Issey Miyake, who built one of Japan’s biggest fashion brands and was known for his boldly sculpted pleated pieces as well as former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ black turtlenecks, has died. He was 84.
Greek Church protests baptism for celebrity same-sex parentsJuly 19, 2022 GMT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Orthodox Church says it will send a letter of protest to the archbishop who heads the church in the United States after he baptized the children of celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas and his partner, Evangelo Bousis.
Celebrity designer accused of smuggling crocodile handbagsJuly 8, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading fashion designer whose accessories were used by celebrities and characters in the “Sex and the City” TV series, was arrested in her hometown of Cali, Colombia, and faces extradition to the United States on charges of smuggling crocodile handbags, Colombian prosecutors said Friday.
Olympian Marcell Jacobs takes fashion break with Dsquared2June 17, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Caught between the pandemic and war in Europe, Milan luxury fashion designers on Friday open four days of mostly menswear previews for next spring and summer in a challenging economic climate.
Burkina Faso fashion designers: More to nation than conflictMay 16, 2022 GMT
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Vibrant African clothes, both traditional and contemporary, enlivened the catwalk in Burkina Faso’s fashion week.
Designers say they are striving to make the West African country become known as an emerging fashion hub, to offset its reputation for its recent coup and ongoing conflict with Islamic extremists.
Breast cancer survivor and lingerie designer shatters taboosMay 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Dana Donofree had a bilateral mastectomy and implant reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, the then 28-year-old fashion designer discovered only medical and uncomfortable bras catering to women with the disease.
Alexander Wang returns to runway after sexual assault claimsApril 20, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After taking a break amid sexual assault allegations, fashion designer Alexander Wang’s comeback to the runway was greeted with adoration during his highly anticipated show in Los Angeles.
Action! Met Gala exhibit will highlight 8 top film directorsFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood will have a strong presence at this year’s Met Gala — and not only on the red carpet. A group of top film directors including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Regina King and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao will be a key part of the Costume Institute exhibit launching the gala in May.
Mugler, French fashion icon known for sculpted designs, diesJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.
He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said.
Italian menswear innovator Nino Cerruti dies at 91January 15, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Nino Cerruti, the Italian fashion designer credited with revolutionizing menswear in the 1960s and who gave Giorgio Armani his first fashion break, has died, Italian media reported Saturday.
Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41November 29, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer.
Designer Christopher John Rogers tops starry CFDA awardsNovember 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Designers Christopher John Rogers and Emily Bode-Aujla for BODE took top honors at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards, leading a young and diverse slate of honorees on fashion's big night.
Tom Ford wraps NY Fashion Week with a show of disco glamSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Champagne was cold and the front row star studded Sunday night as Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center with a spring-summer collection of hopeful, glitzy glam.
For Edgar Wright, ‘Last Night in Soho’ is a dark valentineSeptember 5, 2021 GMT
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Edgar Wright loves London. It’s been his home for over 25 years. But he fears it too sometimes. It’s a complicated relationship.
In 2023, the Ryder Cup will blend with high fashion in ItalySeptember 3, 2021 GMT
GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — An 11th-century castle. A grove of olive trees. The remains of an ancient Roman villa. Views of St. Peter’s Basilica on the horizon.
The terrain surrounding and comprising the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club on Rome’s outskirts that will host the 2023 Ryder Cup is quintessential Italy.
Police: ‘Double suicide’ at Gianni Versace’s former mansionJuly 15, 2021 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, nearly 24 years to the day after the fashion designer died on the building's front steps.
2 men found dead at former South Beach Versace mansionJuly 15, 2021 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police are investigating after two bodies were found Wednesday at a South Florida hotel that was once the mansion of the late fashion designer Gianni Versace.
Miami Beach police and fire rescue responded Wednesday afternoon after housekeeping at The Villa Casa Casuarina found the dead men in a room, officials said.
Pyer Moss wows with couture show honoring Black inventorsJuly 11, 2021 GMT
IRVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — This time, the weather gods were smiling on Kerby Jean-Raymond and his label, Pyer Moss. So too were the fashion gods.
Two days after torrential rains and lightning sent guests fleeing for cover and forced Jean-Raymond to postpone unveiling his hotly awaited first couture collection, the sun came out Saturday and the crowds came back.
Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson RiverMay 21, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A whimsical new park that appears to float on pilings above the Hudson River opened to the public just off the Manhattan shoreline Friday, four years after a fight between media mogul Barry Diller and a billionaire real estate developer threatened to derail it.
Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz dies at 59April 25, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Israeli designer Alber Elbaz, best known for spending 14 years at the helm of France's Lanvin fashion house, has died at 59, the luxury conglomerate Richemont said Sunday...
Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prisonApril 3, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is under home confinement following his imprisonment for his role in a MILAN (AP) — A digital runway show by five Italian fashion designers of African origin opens Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, one tangible result of a campaign launched last summer by the only Black Italian designer belonging to the Milan fashion chamber...
BLM in Italian Fashion campaign shows early tangible resultsFebruary 23, 2021 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A digital runway show by five Italian fashion designers of African origin opens Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, one tangible result of a campaign launched last summer by the only Black Italian designer belonging to the Milan fashion chamber...
Ruth Dayan, Israeli fashion designer, dies at 103February 5, 2021 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Ruth Dayan, the Israeli fashion designer and peace activist who was married to one of the country's most revered generals, has died at the age of 103, Israeli media reported Friday...
Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at homeJanuary 26, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge...
Mossimo Giannulli asks to finish prison sentence at homeJanuary 14, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli asked Thursday to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight weeks in solitary confinement before being transferred to a minimum security camp this week...
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college ‘mess-up’December 9, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents...
Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery caseNovember 20, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said...
Eco-fashion offers a renaissance for new Tunisian brandsNovember 8, 2020 GMT
MAHDIA, Tunisia (AP) — The sun is setting by the time Tunisian fashion designer Chems Eddine Mechri reaches the breezy, seaside town of Mahdia...
Thailand protesters take to street to mock fashion showOctober 29, 2020 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital’s business district, staging something akin to a street fair to bring attention to their contention that the country’s monarchy holds too much power and influence...
French-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19October 5, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died...
Gabriela Hearst, Kerby Jean-Raymond win top fashion awardsSeptember 14, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Council of Fashion Designers of America gave its top fashion awards on Monday to Gabriela Hearst for womenswear and Kerby Jean-Raymond for menswear. The two designers led a group of winners that the CFDA said was the most diverse in the 39-year history of the awards.
NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtualSeptember 11, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — No celebs packing the front rows. No paparazzi chasing models down the streets. No stiletto-heeled crowds...
Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scamSeptember 10, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs.
One by one, they have admitted to using their wealth to bribe and cheat their kids' ways into top universities across the country, often as athletic recruits for sports their children didn't even play...
Loughlin, Giannulli remain silent as they await prison fateAugust 20, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Since “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Monday to accept deals that call for “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin to spend two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to serve five months for paying half a million dollars to bribe their daughters’ way into college...
Feds urge judge to OK prison deals for Loughlin, GiannulliAugust 17, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Monday to accept deals that call for “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin to spend two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to serve five months for paying half a million dollars to bribe their daughters’ way into college...
Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto dies at 76July 28, 2020 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday...
Designer Vivienne Westwood leads protest supporting AssangeJuly 21, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Veteran fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood posed in a giant bird cage in London Tuesday to show her support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and call for his extradition to the U...
Beckham son Brooklyn is engaged to actress Nicola PeltzJuly 11, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged...
Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firmsJuly 7, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizations side-swiped by the coronavirus pandemic and to help paychecks keep flowing to workers who might otherwise head to the unemployment line...
Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virusJune 5, 2020 GMT
A fashion designer who made it to the runways of Paris and New York but never left her Dominican home...
Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazyMay 22, 2020 GMT
“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as part of a college admissions bribery scheme, but a judge has not decided whether he’ll accept the deals they made with prosecutors...
Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scamMay 21, 2020 GMT
“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, has agreed to serve five months as part of a deal to plead guilty to cheating the college admissions process, according to court papers filed Thursday...
Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Loughlin, GiannulliMay 8, 2020 GMT
A judge refused Friday to dismiss charges against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents accused of cheating the college admissions process who argue they were entrapped by federal authorities...
Judge: Misconduct claims in college scam case ‘disturbing’April 17, 2020 GMT
The judge overseeing the case against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other parents charged with cheating the college admissions process called BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors denied allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents charged with cheating the college admissions process...
Feds deny claims of misconduct in college admissions caseApril 9, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors denied allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents charged with cheating the college admissions process...
Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossedMarch 26, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct...
Loughlin, Giannulli lawyer is prosecutors’ ‘worst nightmare’March 11, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — After winning guilty verdicts against top Enron executives in one of the most high-profile cases of corporate fraud, the lead prosecutor declared: “No matter how rich and powerful you are, you have to play by the rules...
Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scamFebruary 27, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday.
Lawyers: New evidence backs Loughlin, Giannulli’s innocenceFebruary 27, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California...
Marchers support Assange ahead of London extradition hearingFebruary 22, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday to pressure the U.K. government into refusing to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States to face spying charges.
Milan designers consider menswear for the next decadeJanuary 12, 2020 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers were taking a step back as they consider the import of presenting their first collections of the 2020s...
Delta workers sue manufacturer Lands’ End over uniformsJanuary 3, 2020 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of Delta Air Lines employees have filed a pair of class action lawsuits against Wisconsin-based clothing manufacturer Lands' End, claiming that uniforms they are required to wear are causing serious medical problems...
French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro dies at 86December 22, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro, who was known for his use of vibrant color, mixed prints and elegant draping, has died at the age of 86...
Loughlin’s lawyers say prosecutors are hiding key evidenceDecember 16, 2019 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband say federal prosecutors are holding back crucial evidence that could prove the couple's innocence in a college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents...
Daughter in admissions scandal returns to YouTube channelDecember 2, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli on Sunday posted her first YouTube video since the arrest of her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, made her one of the most visible figures in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy parents and their children...