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An oft-elusive yet gifty treat: coffee table books

  NEW YORK (AP) — As self-purchases, coffee table books may seem like pricey indulgences, but as gifts they’re an easy way to please a connoisseur, hobbyist or wannabe. Usually image-driven, often encyclopedic, consider one of these: FASHION “Joe Eula: Master of Twentieth-Century Fashion Illustration,” introduction by Cathy Horyn, image curation by Melisa Gosnell and Dagon James: [...]

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Denver assembles sparkling show of Cartier jewels

  DENVER (AP) — In one corner of the gallery, Grace Kelly polishes her engagement ring on screen in the 1956 musical “High Society.” In a case just steps away sits a dazzling 10.5-carat Cartier emerald-cut diamond given to her by her real-life fiance, which she wore in that final film role just before becoming [...]

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Basquiat-tagged jacket fetches $9,100 at NY sale

  NEW YORK (AP) — A leather jacket tagged by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL’ BAH’-skee-aht) and other personalities of New York City’s 1980s underground art scene sold for $9,100 at a Manhattan auction. The jacket was purchased by an online bidder at Swann Auction Galleries’ contemporary art sale Wednesday. The price was just under its [...]

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Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

  NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 top finalists spanning many areas of the industry. The British-born, New York-based Andrew competed against a milliner, a handbag maker, an eyewear designer, a knitwear specialist and a [...]

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Media mogul, fashion designer to fund NY pier park

  NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City riverfront park and open-air performance space is being planned with funding from media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. Diller, chairman of the New York-based media company IAC/Inter-ActiveCorp, and von Furstenberg, have agreed to provide over $100 million to build the 2.7-acre park [...]

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TV anchor’s fashion sense gets attention, finally

  SYDNEY (AP) — The male co-host of an Australian TV program is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense. And that’s his point. Karl Stefanovic wore the same blue suit every day for a year on Channel Nine’s “Today” program. And no one noticed until he went public with his hidden-in-plain-sight experiment. He told Australia’s [...]

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Madonna’s clothes from films, wedding auctioned

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Material Girl has still got it. Julien’s Auctions said Saturday that bidders worldwide sought items from Madonna’s professional and personal life during the two-day Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction in Beverly Hills that started Friday. The auction house says the gown and stole from her “Material [...]

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Paris: Chic shopping in a 17th-century palace

  PARIS (AP) — Fashion, history and gardens. It’s an only-in-Paris experience at the Palais Royal, where luxury shops line the columned arcades of a 17th century palace. It’s a stellar location for visitors: The Palais Royal sits in the 1st arrondissement opposite the Louvre and near the Jardin des Tuileries. Nestled in its Montpensier and [...]

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Basquiat-tagged leather jacket going to auction

  NEW YORK (AP) — A leather jacket tagged by Jean-Michel Basquiat and other personalities of New York City’s 1980s underground art scene is hitting the auction block. The size 42 coat has a pre-sale estimate of $7,000 to $10,000 at Swann Auction Galleries’ contemporary art sale on Wednesday. The auction house said the supple [...]

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Nyong’o, Cox, Clinton honored by Glamour magazine

  NEW YORK (AP) — In a night that was all about empowerment, actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Laverne Cox, fashion designer Sarah Burton, U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power and Chelsea Clinton were among those awarded Women of the Year awards by Glamour magazine. The awards were presented in a star-studded ceremony Monday evening at Carnegie Hall. [...]

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Celeb-packed funeral held for Oscar de la Renta

  NEW YORK (AP) — From Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hugh Jackman to Mikhail Baryshnikov, luminaries of the fashion, entertainment and media worlds packed a Manhattan church on Monday for the private funeral of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, joined actors Jackman and Matthew Broderick, newswomen Barbara Walters, [...]

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