Versace offers daring masculinity; Dolce&Gabbana go elegant
MILAN (AP) — By now, the two Milan Fashion Weeks dedicated to menswear have transformed themselves into platforms for co-ed shows and up-and-coming brands beyond the menswear stalwarts.
The little more than three days of previews for next fall and winter that launched Friday evening include 52 collections in 27 runway shows and 25 presentations. Eleven brands are showing mixed men's and women's collections during the less hectic week dedicated to male apparel.
In Milan, colors pop at Versace, MSGM, Etro
MILAN (AP) — Fashion may seem a respite for the cares of the world, but often it is actually an expression of them.
Designers in Milan this week are finding ways to express their concerns about the global affairs through their collections, in some cases purposely providing an escape but in others using textiles and seams to stitch together a story.
Milan Fashion Week on Friday held its third day of previews for next spring and summer with shows by Antonio Marras, Etro, MSGM and Versace.
Versace is latest to join no-fur trend in fashion
MILAN (AP) — Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss among others.
Vatican, Versace and Vogue team up for Met’s spring exhibit
ROME (AP) — The Vatican, Versace and Vogue are joining forces to show off the Catholic influences in fashion.
The Vatican's culture minister joined Donatella Versace and Vogue's Anna Wintour on Monday to offer sneak peek of gorgeous Vatican liturgical vestments, jeweled miters and historic papal tiaras that will star in a spring exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Vatican, Versace and Vogue join forces for Met’s spring exhibit
Anna Wintour’s front row with royalty, Hollywood and real
ROME (AP) — She has sat next to royalty both Hollywood and real, often donning her trademark dark sunglasses to block the glare from the catwalks of the world's fashion capitals.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had a front-row seat of a different sort Monday, on hand for a sneak preview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's spring exhibit of the Costume Institute, which will feature 40 vestments and liturgical accessories from the Vatican.
Versace, Cavalli, Etro, Marras update their design DNA
MILAN (AP) — For anyone wanting to unlock the DNA of Milan ready-to-wear, a new museum exhibition surveying three decades of Italian fashion offers some keys.
Echoes of styles and trends on display in the "Italiana" exhibit at Milan's Palazzo Reale are apparent in big and small ways on the runways during Milan Fashion Week, which runs through Monday with previews of mostly womenswear for next fall and winter.
In 2000, JLo welcomed the new millennium as a rising star. She showed up at the Grammys in a sheer silk chiffon Versace green dress with a tropical leaf and bamboo motif. The dress was Donatella Versace's debut of sorts after the tragic murder of her brother, Gianni.
To say there was a plunge to the front of this dress is an understatement. It barely had a front at all, relying heavily on adhesive to keep it this side of wardrobe malfunction.
Versace goes punk wild with homey looks
MILAN (AP) — Donatella Versace is embracing her own inner Versace. After coming off a triumphant outing at the Golden Globes, she helped launch Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next winter on Saturday on a high note.
Versace dressed three women for last Sunday's awards show: Angelina Jolie, Saoirse Ronan, winner for best actress in a comedy, and star of the evening Oprah Winfrey, who wore a shape-hugging number to deliver her celebrated lifetime achievement award speech.
Versace family calls TV drama unauthorized ‘work of fiction’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Versace family is distancing itself from an upcoming TV series about the 1997 murder of famed fashion designer Gianni Versace.
In a statement Monday, his family said it has neither authorized nor been involved in the series.
Since members of the family didn't authorize the book from which it's partly drawn or participate in the writing of the screenplay, the series should be considered "a work of fiction," the statement said.
Rihanna, Amal Clooney and Donatella Versace will host the 2018 Met Gala.
The trio will join forces with editor Anna Wintour to stage what is regarded as one of the biggest nights in fashion in New York on 7 May, 2018, and this year's event will be called 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination', Vogue has revealed.
Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan
MILAN (AP) — It's a season of celebration and commemoration at Milan Fashion Week, in its fourth day Saturday.
Donatella Versace pays joyous tribute to brother Gianni
MILAN (AP) — On the third day of Milan Fashion Week, past and present merged at Donatella Versace's joyous, celebratory, healing runway tribute Friday to her brother Gianni Versace, 20 years after his slaying in Miami.
And it culminated with her own reckoning with how she has born the weight of her brother's creative legacy.
Armani, Versace add Italian glitz to London Fashion Week
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week got an injection of Italian glamour Sunday, with Donatella Versace's Versus and Emporio Armani joining Britain-based designers including Preen and Topshop on the show schedule.
Some highlights from Day 3 of the fashion week:
ARMANI THROWS A BIG PARTY
The 83-year-old Italian design legend, who usually stages his shows in Milan, has returned to London Fashion Week for the first time in years with much fanfare.
Celine Dion is set to attend her very first Met Gala this year.
The 49-year-old music icon has never attended the annual star-studded bash in New York City before, and has said she is excited for her first taste of the event, which takes place on Monday (01.05.17) night.
She said: "This is like having a job for the first time or having a kiss for the first time -- this is big. I'm not going to have enough eyes [to see it all]."
Penelope Cruz to play Versace in ‘American Crime Story’
NEW YORK (AP) — Penelope Cruz is headed to television to play fashion designer Donatella Versace in the third installment of "American Crime Story" on FX.
The Academy Award-winning actress will star in the 10-episode series focused on the 1997 slaying of Versace's brother, Gianni. Donatella Versace took over the famed fashion house after her brother was killed.
Co-executive produced by Ryan Murphy, the Versace story is expected to air in early 2018.
London fashion: Versus rocks on; Wickstead favors florals
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week kicked it up a notch Saturday with the latest womenswear previews for fall and winter — just as the weather in the British capital took a decidedly spring-like turn.
The second day of the fashion extravaganza featured Jasper Conran, Emilia Wickstead, Molly Goddard and others, with Italian designer Donatella Versace's Versus line closing the day in typical rock 'n' roll style.
Scarlett Johansson, post breakup, resurfaces for a gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson made a rare public appearance since news broke that she split with husband, Romain Dauriac.
Johansson and fashion designer Donatella Versace were honored by amfAR on Wednesday in New York at their annual gala before New York Fashion Week.
The AIDS research organization honored both women for their longstanding support in the fight against the deadly disease.
Versace’s cross-cultural looks
Zayn Malik teams with Versace to design collection
NEW YORK (AP) — Zayn Malik has a new gig, joining his girlfriend Gigi Hadid in the fashion world with a capsule collection of his own under the tutelage of Donatella Versace.
The former One Directioner with hits of his own as a solo artist will debut his Zayn X Versus capsule collection for men and women in May. He'll also appear in the Versus label's next two ad campaigns, starting in February.