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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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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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