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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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JC Penney’s new CEO faces challenges

  NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney’s newly tapped CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: The troubled chain is showing signs of improvement after racking up billions in losses, but still hasn’t figured out how to get shoppers back into its department stores. Penney said Monday that Marvin Ellison, a 30-year retail veteran [...]

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Tory Burch book gives look at what inspires her

  DALLAS (AP) — Tory Burch’s new book is all about color, a compilation of the influences that inspire her, from people to music to art to culture to travel to home design. “It’s this eclectic mix, and that’s really what our company’s about as well, so it made perfect sense. It was really taking [...]

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Galliano’s back, joining Martin Margiela

  PARIS (AP) — John Galliano will be designing fashion again, joining Paris house Martin Margiela, three years after leaving the business in disgrace. Galliano, after a long career at Christian Dior, left fashion in 2011 after he was caught on video slurring “I love Hitler.” He was dismissed from Dior, left his namesake label and was convicted by [...]

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The Louis Vuitton Foundation debuts new building

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton’s show caused traffic chaos early Wednesday with a sea of photographers clambering to get the must-have shot of attendees Jennifer Connelly, Selena Gomez, Sofia Coppola and Michelle Williams. Top fashion editors, meanwhile, sprinted in eagerly for a glimpse of the latest installment in the new chapter for the house following Marc Jacob’s [...]

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Paris Fashion Week watch

PARIS (AP) — Mademoiselle North West is barely over a year old, but she’s already commanding what fashionistas may have spent entire careers working toward: A front row seat at Givenchy. The celebrity offspring was seated in pride of place at “AA5 bis” next to proud mom, Kim Kardashian, in a revealing Givenchy black bodice [...]

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Siting change through scent

HAVANA (AP) — Call it “Eau de Revolution.” Cuba’s biggest producer of natural products has come up with a pair of colognes for the discerning supporter of international socialism who wants something more than just the iconic “Che” T-shirt. A woodsy and refreshing citric scent with notes of talcum powder called “Ernesto” honors guerrilla leader [...]

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5 trends from Milan’s Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Reflecting on a Milan Fashion Week that marked the re-emergence of denim and the pre-eminence of the flat Birkenstock-inspired sandal, the question was bound to surface: Wherein lies luxury? Milan designers, who crammed the usual six days of womenswear previews for next summer into 4 ½ ending Sunday, are clear on their response: in [...]

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Hollywood Costume exhibit to open in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding its first exhibit in the space that will become Hollywood’s premier museum devoted to the movies. “Hollywood Costume” opens Thursday inside the historic May Co. building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, which is set to reopen as the Academy Museum [...]

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