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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

  MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At Sunday’s pageant in Miami, Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear the [...]

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Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on Sunday. Joining her were actor Will Peltz and, nearby, Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, who nursed her jetlag in shades, [...]

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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

  PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regal seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting loudly to almost everyone in her vicinity, even ostensibly waving [...]

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Rihanna wins court battle over Topshop T-shirt

  LONDON (AP) — Pop singer Rihanna has won a court battle against fashion retailer Topshop over a T-shirt featuring a photo of her. Britain’s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld an earlier ruling that Topshop can’t sell the shirt bearing the singer’s image without her approval. The star’s lawyers said the image was from [...]

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Mary J. Blige fetes DSquared2 on label’s 20th anniversary

      MILAN (AP) — Mary J. Blige feted designing twins Dean and Dan Caten on their DSquared2 label’s 20th anniversary and Snoop Dogg brought down German designer Philipp Plein’s house as Milan Fashion Week opened four days of menswear previews Saturday with a musical bang. The first day of the festivities also featured [...]

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Milan Fashion designers celebrate normality

  MILAN (AP) — Tactile fashion is setting the trend on Sunday, the second day of MilanFashion Week previews for next autumn and winter menswear. Designers are luxuriating in mohair, cashmere and heavy knits, enveloping men in rich, luxurious knitwear, including oversized scarves, chunky sweaters and slumping caps. Dark shades dominate, with some flashes of pink, purple and [...]

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Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection

  MILAN (AP) — The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer’s personality reflected in that final bow. Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a nanosecond. Donatella Versace walks a good 10 meters (yards) out to salute the crowd, while Giorgio Armani stands perfectly lit in [...]

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Miley Cyrus dazzles in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a bizarre and emotionally transparent performance, Miley Cyrus mocked her own music, opened up about her dark year and belted out some Led Zeppelin. Oh yeah, and she smoked pot onstage. Wearing a silver metallic Cleopatra wig and bright turquoise eye shadow, Cyrus kicked off a private, poolside show [...]

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Relics from ‘Wonder Years’ given to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Arnold’s green New York Jets jacket that he wore in “The Wonder Years” became a piece of history Tuesday along with other items from the popular TV show that were donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Costumes, studio tapes, scripts and Polaroid photos from the show have been donated to the National [...]

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Kathy Griffin named new host of Fashion Police

NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Griffin will be terrorizing the fashion crowd as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns to E! in January. The comic-commentary series, which had aired weekly, will now present 17 special episodes throughout 2015 that focus on high-profile red carpet and fashion events, E! announced Monday. It returns [...]

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Country does fashion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood donned more than 10 different dresses for this year’s CMA Awards, but when it’s time to get to sweaty in the gym, the country star was at a loss for what to wear. “I consider myself to be a pretty hard worker in the gym,” said Underwood, who is [...]

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