Couture

Models wear creations as part of the Valentino Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
September 29, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — A less-is-more philosophy at Valentino had celebrity guests, including American singer Camila Cabello and model Naomi Campbell, vigorously applauding. While at Givenchy, "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams looked very much the part, arriving in denim at a collection that celebrated...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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September 22, 2019 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly black tuxedo pants on the Emmy Awards' purple carpet, where pink-and-red combination looks and glittery chokers were...
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The Vera Wang collection is modeled during Fashion Week, in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 10, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a two-year break, Vera Wang returned to the New York Fashion Week runway Tuesday with a moody and sexy show that featured high-couture lingerie elements, hippie hair, and heels so spiky that some models struggled to stay on their feet. Camisoles. Bustiers. Garters. Corsets...
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Designer Pier Paolo Piccioli, centre, accepts applause at the end of the Valentino Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, July 3 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
July 03, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow added star power to the finale of Paris couture week by gracing the verdant Valentino collection. Meanwhile, Jean Paul Gaultier followed through on his pledge to go fur free, as Elie Saab reached a creative high with inspiration from China. Here are some...
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Designer Virginie Viard accepts applause at the end of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, July 2 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 02, 2019 - 3:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's new chief Virginie Viard merged the worlds of two of its most famous couturiers, those of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, for a cerebral couture show in Paris set inside a huge circular library. For Viard's first-ever solo couture show, both Chanel, the woman, and...
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A model wears a creation for Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, July 1 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 01, 2019 - 1:40 pm
PARIS (AP) — Dior went back to the essential architecture of dressmaking, and the late designer's penchant for black, for a brooding display Monday of archetypally couture fall-winter gowns. Looking on inside the Parisian house's design studios Monday on Avenue Montaigne were Gal Gadot, Elisabeth...
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A man looks at a Bulgari necklace and earrings in gold with diamonds from 1969 during a preview of the exhibition "Bulgari. The story, the dream" at St. Angel Castle in Rome, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The exhibition, which is on from June 26 till Nov. 3, 2019 features jewels and vintage haute couture pieces owned and worn by legendary actresses like, ElizabethTaylor, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Audrey Hepburn. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
June 25, 2019 - 11:38 am
ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome. The exhibition "Bvlgari, the story, the dream" includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor...
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Fashion from the Phuong My bridal collection is modeled, Thursday April 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 16, 2019 - 8:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a church wedding with a Madonna soundtrack, a sit-down tea at a fancy Midtown hotel, and yards and yards of tulle and trains at April bridal fashion week in New York. Several dozen designers hosted the media and buyers for appointments or put together runway shows and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 19, 2019 - 9:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Actress Keira Knightley, one of Chanel's "faces" representing the brand, says she was "incredibly sad to hear the news about Karl (Lagerfeld)." "This is such a great loss," said Knightley. "He was a...
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