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Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

  PARIS (AP) — The house of Jean Paul Gaultier has announced that it is stopping women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections. A short statement Monday said the 62-year-old designer — one of the most famous names in fashion — would be concentrating on the lucrative world of haute couture and perfume lines such as “Le Male.” It [...]

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Style goes digital as London Fashion Week opens

  LONDON (AP) — What to wear to London Fashion Week? The hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket — or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass. Hundreds of models, stylists and fashion insiders descended on the British capital Friday as the five-day whirlwind of catwalk shows kicked off, bringing the usual heady mix [...]

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Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk. The traditional “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday featured 53 Miss America hopefuls riding down Atlantic City’s boardwalk in convertibles, each sporting creatively decorated shoes to evoke their home state. The [...]

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Miley Cyrus has a new gig as a designer

NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, David Beckham: You’ve been usurped by Miley Cyrus asFashion Week’s latest celebrity designer. Cyrus debuted her funky jewelry, made of children’s alphabet beads, little toys and lots of other colorful stuff, at designer Jeremy Scott’s show Wednesday in a downtown Manhattan gallery space. The atmosphere was suitably frenetic — even [...]

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Betsey Johnson celebrates brides, marriage freedom

NEW YORK (AP) — Drag queens and a transgender bride romped down Betsey Johnson’s runway Wednesday with same-sex couples, a few “Real Housewives” and the 72-year-old designer’s TV dance partner in a fashion show that screamed JUST MARRIED! And, of course, Johnson did her traditional cartwheel and splits at the end, this time with one of her [...]

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Ralph Lauren takes a fashion safari

NEW YORK (AP) — With Fashion Week moving into its final day, some of the design world’s biggest names were set to show their spring 2015 collections on the runways. Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs all were presenting on Thursday, as eight days featuring shows by approximately 200 designers came to a close. Among the [...]

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Black leather, gold, and lots of celebs at Versace

  New York (AP) — Talk about your one-stop shopping. If you liked the sexy numbers on the Versus Versace runway Sunday night — many of them tight, short, black, and embellished with gold hardware — you could purchase them the moment the show ended. All the outfits were on sale at VersusVersace.com. Such immediate [...]

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Day 3: Celebs and sneakers at NY Fashion Week

  NEW YORK (AP) — The weather never seems to cooperate with New York Fashion Week. In February it’s freezing and icy, and in September it seems to get even hotter than the summer that just ended. On this steamy day in Manhattan, Prabal Gurung took his guests on a cool Himalayan trek, evoking snow-capped [...]

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Fashion reflects on Joan Rivers’ love-hate legacy

  NEW YORK (AP) — In the intense, high-stakes world of fashion, Joan Rivers helped change the game. The industry she bit into on “Fashion Police” but embraced in her friendships and the fancy clothes on her back considered her love-hate legacy Thursday after her death at 81. “For me, she was the most instrumental person because she [...]

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Spanish fashion designer Pertegaz dies at 96

MADRID (AP) — Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain’s most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96. Pertegaz died Saturday in his hometown of Barcelona, according to Spain’s education and culture minister, Jose Ignacio Wert. Wert said in a statement that he regretted Pertegaz’s passing, adding [...]

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