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Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on Sunday. Joining her were actor Will Peltz and, nearby, Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, who nursed her jetlag in shades, [...]

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Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

  PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regal seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old model held court in a large fur coat, giggling and chatting loudly to almost everyone in her vicinity, even ostensibly waving [...]

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Rihanna wins court battle over Topshop T-shirt

  LONDON (AP) — Pop singer Rihanna has won a court battle against fashion retailer Topshop over a T-shirt featuring a photo of her. Britain’s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld an earlier ruling that Topshop can’t sell the shirt bearing the singer’s image without her approval. The star’s lawyers said the image was from [...]

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Mary J. Blige fetes DSquared2 on label’s 20th anniversary

      MILAN (AP) — Mary J. Blige feted designing twins Dean and Dan Caten on their DSquared2 label’s 20th anniversary and Snoop Dogg brought down German designer Philipp Plein’s house as Milan Fashion Week opened four days of menswear previews Saturday with a musical bang. The first day of the festivities also featured [...]

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Milan Fashion designers celebrate normality

  MILAN (AP) — Tactile fashion is setting the trend on Sunday, the second day of MilanFashion Week previews for next autumn and winter menswear. Designers are luxuriating in mohair, cashmere and heavy knits, enveloping men in rich, luxurious knitwear, including oversized scarves, chunky sweaters and slumping caps. Dark shades dominate, with some flashes of pink, purple and [...]

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Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection

  MILAN (AP) — The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer’s personality reflected in that final bow. Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a nanosecond. Donatella Versace walks a good 10 meters (yards) out to salute the crowd, while Giorgio Armani stands perfectly lit in [...]

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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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