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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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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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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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Oscar De La Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and “more than a few dogs,” according to a handwritten statement signed [...]

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Betty Halbreich talks closets, mirrors in new book

  NEW YORK (AP) — Clothes and how to wear them have been a constant in Betty Halbreich’s life for most of her 86 years. Good thing she landed a job at Bergdorf Goodman as a personal shopper nearly four decades ago. The opportunity couldn’t have been better timed. She was fresh out of a [...]

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First lady: Fashion about more than pretty pumps

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Pretty pumps and perfect hemlines are nice, Michelle Obama says, but young people interested in careers in fashion should expect to work hard, take risks and even be rejected. “We want you to see firsthand that a solid education and the willingness to work hard is really at the core of what it’s [...]

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Navy tests out new way of making clothes: welding

  PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Welding isn’t just for aircraft carriers anymore. The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring manufacturing back [...]

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