Couture Council to honor Louboutin and his red-soled shoes

Business 05/29/19, 19:04

From a tiny bottle of nail polish, a luxury fashion empire was born. Designer Christian Louboutin says he was experimenting in his factory one day when he suddenly seized his assistant's bottle of red polish to blot out the usual black soles and try some bright color. The experiment stuck, obviously. And ...

Valentino-heavy film has Julianne Moore talking fashion

Entertainment 05/17/19, 14:28

One of Julianne Moore's first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film "The Staggering Girl" was wardrobe.She had visions of wearing green, lavender and red haute couture as the star of the short film produced by the French fashion house."And I got there and they're like, 'These are, ...

Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris

Entertainment 02/27/19, 11:51

After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin is back on form.There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of the French couture house's catwalk show Wednesday, a debut from Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin's fourth designer in four years.Some ...

Valentino’s dramatic Paris couture has Celine Dion weeping

Entertainment 01/23/19, 15:05

Valentino took drama to its height at its Wednesday spring couture collection in Paris, where Celine Dion wept theatrically as a solemn Naomi Campbell swept past to close the house's show in a see-through black organza gown.The VIP crowd that was surrounded by multicolored perfumed flowers whooped during a standing ...

Lagerfeld absent from Chanel’s 18th-century couture

Entertainment 01/22/19, 14:39

It's snowing in Paris, but not at Chanel, which showcased 18th-century-inspired frothy couture inside a sunlit Italian villa.For once, Karl Lagerfeld didn't take his usual bow, with the house saying the octogenarian designer was fatigued.Some highlights of the spring-summer 2019 couture collections on Tuesday:KARL LAGERFELD ABSENTChanel's designer Lagerfeld, who has ...

Lagerfeld does not appear at Chanel show due to being tired

Entertainment 01/22/19, 10:39

Chanel's octogenarian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has looked increasingly frail in recent seasons, did not come out to take a bow at the house's couture show in Paris, something the company attributed to him being tired.It is the first time in recent memory that Lagerfeld, who has designed for the ...

Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture

Entertainment 01/21/19, 14:26

Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a ludic couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.The theme seemed to well serve designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has struggled to fly in recent ...

Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

Entertainment 01/18/19, 16:01

The black box construction branded "DIOR" was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower.At 2,840 square meters (30,570 square feet), the sheer scale of menswear designer Kim Jones' pop-up venue could only mean one thing: that he was competing for show of the season on Friday at ...

Givenchy designer puts on debut menswear show in Paris

Entertainment 01/16/19, 14:35

Designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her first menswear collection for storied house Givenchy at Paris menswear week Wednesday as actress Laura Dern caught up with The Associated Press at Valentino's display that channeled the darkly depths of monochrome.Dern spoke about how, as a mother of a budding model, she is ...

Amid buzz, designer Hedi Slimane unveils Celine Paris debut

Entertainment 09/28/18, 17:08

Where Hedi Slimane goes, the buzz is sure to follow.The love-him-or-hate-him designer, credited with starting the global skinny menswear style at Dior Homme and later revamping Saint Laurent, returned at long last to the Paris Fashion Week calendar to unveil his debut at Celine Friday.Some editors saw it as deja ...

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women’s fashion

New York 09/21/18, 11:53

The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye.But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or ...

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