Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

Business 05/23/19, 00:28

Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris.The collection, named after the singer-turned-designer's last name, comprises ready-to-wear, footwear, accessories, and eyewear and is available for sale Paris' Le Marais ...

Netflix announces fashion design competition series

Entertainment 05/17/19, 14:49

It's been a minute since a new fashion design competition has occurred. Enter: "Next in Fashion," soon to come on Netflix.The series is hosted by the first "Queer Eye" star to spin off, Tan France, along with fashion maven Alexa Chung. The show features 18 designers competing for $250,000 and ...

Barbie joins prestigious ranks of fashion council honorees

Entertainment 05/16/19, 12:53

Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards, Michelle Obama. Barbie?The Council of Fashion Designers of America will follow up those prestigious honorees of its Board of Directors' Tribute Award with the ever-evolving doll. The council said in a statement Thursday the idea is to celebrate Barbie as a fashion icon, coinciding with her ...

Coach pleads to college admissions scam, could hurt Loughlin

Sports 05/14/19, 15:37

A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.Laura Janke, 36, has agreed to cooperate with ...

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Entertainment 04/15/19, 15:22

Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. The couple is among 50 prominent parents, athletic coaches and others charged in a sweeping college admissions ...

Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in scam

Entertainment 04/09/19, 12:52

Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were hit Tuesday with a new charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.The move comes a day after fellow actress Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty — signaling an escalation in ...

Actress Laverne Cox to discuss gender equity at Harvard

Entertainment 04/02/19, 05:05

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox will be visiting Harvard University to talk about gender equity and stereotyping.The "Orange is the New Black" star is scheduled to headline a campus discussion Tuesday alongside fashion designer Christian Siriano and other panelists.It's part of Harvard's "2019 Summit for Gender Equity." The event ...

Photos: Saris stand out on Indian fashion runway

Entertainment 03/28/19, 01:19

It's fashion season in India's capital, with the country's top designers showcasing their latest collections to lure the rapidly growing domestic and export markets for Indian haute couture.Before the styles debut on the runway lie days of planning, fittings and hair and makeup sessions to experiment with looks, poses and ...

Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

Entertainment 03/21/19, 15:57

Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case.A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get ...

Balmain celebrates trouble-makers in sexy Paris show

Entertainment 03/01/19, 12:21

Balmain celebrated rebellious trouble-makers at Paris Fashion Week Friday in a sexy show with spikes and studs, while Issey Miyake turned fashion design on its head with a fabric that can be molded and shaped by its wearer. Here are some highlights of fall-winter 2019 ready-to-wear collections. BALMAIN'S TROUBLE-MAKERS A model wears a ...

Style, selfies and hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in quotes

Entertainment 02/19/19, 10:08

Couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday, was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of his memorable quotes:ON STYLE: "If you come and ask me, 'I want to be chic,' There is little hope to become ...

Update: LVMH CEO pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

Europe 02/19/19, 07:57

The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local):2 p.m.Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of luxury house LVMH, says the world has lost "a creative genius" with the death of Karl Lagerfeld.In a statement released by LVMH, Arnault says "we owe him a great deal: ...

Zimmermann had espionage in mind at NY Fashion Week

Entertainment 02/11/19, 17:52

Perhaps in another life, Nicky Zimmermann would have been a spy, an extremely chic one.The Australian fashion designer had espionage on her mind Monday at the New York Fashion Week show of her Zimmerman brand. She showed luxe trench coats made of buttery leather, hooded anoraks and bomber jackets in ...

Dapper Dan seeks accountability amid calls for Gucci boycott

New York 02/11/19, 12:58

Fashion collaborator Daniel "Dapper Dan" Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface.The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday "there is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult."Day ...

American hip hop impresario fined for sex assault in UK

Entertainment 01/03/19, 11:00

An American hip hop impresario and fashion designer was fined Thursday for sexual assault after pleading guilty in a London court. ASAP Bari, whose real name is Jabari Shelton, was fined 4,000 pounds ($5,000) in the Old Bailey court Thursday and ordered to pay 2,500 pounds to the victim. Judge Zoe Smith ...

From Catholicism to Camp: New Met Gala theme revealed

Entertainment 10/09/18, 16:59

Next year's Met Gala will be downright campy.No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that "Camp: Notes on Fashion" will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where attendees do their best to dress according ...

Texas museum exhibit features Balenciaga’s designs in black

Texas 10/07/18, 09:52

More than 100 items including dresses, gowns, suits, jackets and accessories — all in black — designed by famed Spanish designer Cristobel Balenciaga will be showcased in an exhibit at a Texas museum."Balenciaga in Black," which opens Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, focuses on the designer's ...

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