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Israel prison puts on fashion show

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Alert the fashion police: prisoners in an Israeli jail have presented their debut collections, bringing the do’s and don’ts of design straight to the halls of a penitentiary. Neve Tirza prison, Israel’s only women’s prison, hosted its first fashion show on Monday where models on towering heels strutted on a red [...]

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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

  NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she’d been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during [...]

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Q&A: Anna Kendrick on modeling, movies and music

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anna Kendrick is in the holiday spirit. “I want it to be Christmas already! I just want to throw a soiree,” the bubbly actress said during a recent interview. Kendrick certainly looked the part, wearing a red, sleeveless party dress with a big, silk bow on the back. The outfit [...]

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Coco Rocha showcases the art of posing in new book

  NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Coco Rocha is known for her ability to strike a pose, but she says it wasn’t always appreciated. Her modeling career began with catalog work in Asia, where she recalled in a recent interview: “You can do up to 25 to 75 photos per day. To get the job, [...]

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Lauder jewels auction to benefit 2 charities

  NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby’s says proceeds from the sale of 44 pieces of jewelry from the collections of Estee Lauder and Evelyn Lauder will benefit two charities. The auction is Dec. 9. The sale of 33 jewels from Evelyn Lauder will support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which she founded. Eleven pieces from [...]

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Beyonce, Topshop team up to launch athletic wear

  NEW YORK (AP) — Want a body like Beyonce’s? Now you can buy clothes she’s designed for exercising. The 33-year-old singer announced Monday that she is merging with British retailer Topshop to launch the company, Parkwood TopShop Athletic Ltd. It is a 50/50 joint venture. The clothing line will be available next fall. Beyonce [...]

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Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case

  MILAN (AP) — Italy’s highest court has acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion in a highly publicized case that led the Milan designers to close their Milan stores in protest for several days last year. The Court of Cassation in Rome overturned two lower court convictions in its decision Friday, ruling [...]

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Halle Berry: Underneath, most women love underwear

  NEW YORK (AP) — What’s in a bra? Femininity, sexiness and self-empowerment, says Halle Berry, who is launching a lingerie line she says will do it all. The Oscar-winning actress is reviving Scandale, a lingerie label born in France in 1932. “We’ve taken this brand and revamped it,” Berry said in an interview Thursday. [...]

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De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

  WASHINGTON (AP) — For America’s first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them. From the teal pantsuit Hillary Rodham Clinton wore when [...]

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Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear. The death of the style icon Monday at his home in Connecticut [...]

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Fashion mourns De La Renta

NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say. The “more,” Vogue’s Anna Wintour wrote Tuesday on the magazine’s website, was “democratic.” By that, she meant de la Renta possessed the [...]

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