ROME (AP) — Fendi paid tribute Thursday to the late Karl Lagerfeld with an ethereal haute couture show overlooking the monumental Colosseum from atop Palatine Hill.
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...
PARIS (AP) — Portraits of Karl Lagerfeld, who died in February, lined the walls of Paris' Grand Palais as VIP friends of the Chanel designer staged a final tribute to his iconic life...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based shopping mall company Simon Property Group Inc. is testing an online shopping platform aiming to drive consumer traffic to its outlet stores across the...
PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there.
Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a...
Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu
PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its latest winter collection and bid adieu to former designer Karl...
Wintour honors Lagerfeld; Bottega Veneta shows new direction
MILAN (AP) — Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition. Elsewhere in Milan, Versace unveiled its first womenswear...
Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion’s ‘longest love story’
MILAN (AP) — Fendi paid understated tribute Thursday to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house's creative director for 54 years.
Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion legacy
The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local):
Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital...
Lagerfeld’s legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship
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...
Benetton makes its Milan runway debut with Lagerfeld tribute
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week promised to be a running tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday as collateral events got unde way.
French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, who made...
Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s global icon, dies in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of...
‘What a talent’: Celebrities react to death of Lagerfeld
Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
"His humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the inspiration that you gave to this world...
Style, selfies and hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in quotes
PARIS (AP) — 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 chic. Because there are peasants in the country who are beyond chic in their poor rags, and very rich women who are not chic in the most expensive dress." (to Net-a-Porter, 2012).
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Lagerfeld absent for Chanel haute couture show in Paris
Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel couture
PARIS (AP) — It's snowing in Paris, but not at Chanel, which showcased 18th-century-inspired couture that frothed inside a sunlit Italian villa.
For once, Karl Lagerfeld didn't take his usual bow — the house said because the octogenarian designer was fatigued.
Some highlights of the spring-summer 2019 couture collections on Tuesday, including how Clare Waight Keller proved she's a rare creative force with a sublime display at Givenchy:
Lagerfeld does not appear at Chanel show due to being tired
PARIS (AP) — 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 house since 1983, has not come out to receive applause at the end of one of his shows.
Chanel’s Lagerfeld channels ancient Egypt with mini-Met Gala
A shiny and glamorous version of ancient Egypt ruled the evening — with entertainment royalty on the runway, too — as Chanel brought its traveling fashion show to New York and the famed Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a lover of lavish spectacles, chose the dramatic venue for his 17th annual "Metiers d'Art" show, which takes place in a different city each year and celebrates the craftsmanship of the artisans that partner with Chanel.
The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris season
PARIS (AP) — An autumnal chill is in the air in Paris, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to spirit the Paris Fashion Week crowd away to an idyllic beachscape on Tuesday, the last day of the ready-to-wear shows.
With a click of his gloved fingers, Chanel's eccentric couturier transformed the inside of the Grand Palais into a sunny Saint Tropez beach for his celebrity-filled spring-summer runway display.
A real sandy beach and wooden huts awaited surprised guests, as water lapped a shore in frothy waves.
Jenner, Hadid sisters walk for Fendi
PARIS (AP) — Paris — the City of Light, lovelocks and the Seine River— was the backdrop Tuesday in Chanel's sublime couture collection that showed designer Karl Lagerfeld is still at the top of his game at 84.
Penelope Cruz, Pharrell Williams and Lily Allen applauded after the cinematic runway display in which the French fashion house painstakingly recreated a Parisian cityscape — all inside the nave of the Grand Palais.
Lagerfeld streets ahead for Chanel
PARIS (AP) — Kristen Stewart, Ralph Fiennes and Margot Robbie all craned their necks up in awe.
A creaking, 330-foot (100-meter) cruise liner — with steaming funnels and gangplanks — was something Chanel's celebrity guests never imagined they'd see moored on the dry land of the French capital, let alone inside the city's Grand Palais.
NEW YORK (AP) — An organization that protects the rights of models has called for action against outspoken fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Lagerfeld was quoted by a French magazine as calling models "stupid," ''toxic" and "sordid creatures." The April 12 interview on the magazine's website, Numero.com, also quotes Lagerfeld as saying models should "join a nunnery" if they don't want their pants pulled down during photo shoots.
Karl Lagerfeld has slammed the #MeToo movement for eliciting "toxic" accusations.
The 84-year-old fashion mogul has hit out at the movement which began as a result of the growing number of sexual harassment allegations in the entertainment industry, claiming that those who are accused of misconduct are treated unfairly before the allegations against them have been proven.
PARIS (AP) — VIP guests at Paris Fashion Week left the urban bustle at the door Tuesday as they entered Paris' Grand Palais to discover a giant indoor forest complete with dewy scents and rustling dry leaves at Chanel's spectacular ode to fall.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld crowned the fall-winter shows on its final day with his oak and poplar forest — a welcome breath of fresh air for fatigued fashionistas as they reached the finish line after viewing over 70 collections during the week.
Chanel’s garden delights as Givenchy designer debuts couture
PARIS (AP) — Rose scents mingled with celebrities such as Marion Cotillard, Sofia Coppola and Rita Ora at Chanel on Tuesday as showman Karl Lagerfeld recreated a verdant garden to showcase his bucolic couture designs. Elsewhere in Paris, Givenchy's new designer unveiled her highly anticipated couture debut.
Some highlights from Tuesday's spring-summer 2018 shows:
In "Phantom Thread," Daniel Day-Lewis plays an imperious and eccentric fashion designer named Reynolds Woodcock in 1950s London in the years after World War II. His character approaches fashion as a religion that requires silence and solitude. His various self-indulgences masquerade as near-sacraments. Day-Lewis' character is not meant to represent any real designer, living or dead, but the ecclesiastical nature of his atelier takes inspiration from Cristobal Balenciaga, and his personal quirks call to mind the fastidiousness of Karl Lagerfeld.
Chanel waterfall, Vuitton VIPs vie for attention in Paris
PARIS (AP) — The Paris sun shone through the Grand Palais glass ceiling, past Chanel's awe-struck celebrity guests, until it formed a rainbow on a 15-meter (50-foot) waterfall on the final day of Paris Fashion Week.
Showman designer Karl Lagerfeld outdid even himself this season, creating a lush indoor canyon replete with six spectacular waterfalls — all for his 20-minute show.
PARIS (AP) — Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were employed with devastating effect by design Maestro Karl Lagerfeld to cap Paris Haute Couture Week in Fendi's dramatic color-infused fur collection.
Exuberant Lagerfeld, 83, made light of the spectacle's theater venue by making not one bow — but three. Here are some of Wednesday's fall-winter highlights.
A shot-red forest decor in Paris' exclusive Champs-Elysees theater led down to multicolored blooms.
PARIS (AP) — The ever-audacious Karl Lagerfeld proved he is still nimble when it comes to putting on a fashion show. The 83-year-old had a 46-ton Eiffel Tower recreated inside the Grand Palais for the pleasure of his Chanel couture celebrity guests.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo returned the love by presenting him with the city's highest honor. Here are some highlights from the fall-winter 2017 shows Tuesday at Paris Haute Couture Week.
Lagerfeld time travels for stunning Chanel Cruise show
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld climbed Mount Olympus for inspiration in creating Chanel's latest resort collection, presenting a spectacular Grecian-themed show to a celebrity audience in Paris on Wednesday.
While Gucci will go to Florence, Louis Vuitton to Kyoto, and Dior to Los Angeles to show off their cruise fashions— Lagerfeld chose to host the normally itinerant mid-season collection in Chanel's terra mater.
PARIS (AP) — Chanel rocketed into space Tuesday at Paris Fashion Week in an interstellar-themed show spectacular that saw designer Karl Lagerfeld reach for the stars — and a star-filled front row.
Singer-turned-fashion designer Rihanna stunned crowds in a standout citrus lime coat at her Fenty X Puma collection that channeled school-girl-gone-bad.
And Paris saw protest against a controversial new "Saint Laurent" ad campaign that rights groups say is sexist.
Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet
Ruth Negga dripped in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, Nicole Kidman appeared fashion-effortless in Champagne-colored Armani Prive and Janelle Monae made a large statement in a black tulle Elie Saab gown with soup-to-nuts embellishment — bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood's biggest night at the Oscars.
Meryl Streep’s stylist denies Karl Lagerfeld’s dress claim
Meryl Streep's stylist has hit back at claims she refused to wear a Chanel dress at the Oscars because they wouldn't pay her to do so.
Micaela Erlanger insists Karl Lagerfeld's comments about the 'Mamma Mia' actress are untrue and says opting for a designer who paid for her to wear a dress was against Meryl's "personal ethics"
Italian fashion contrasts: Audacious Pucci, modest Max Mara
MILAN (AP) — Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips.
Milan Fashion Week previews for next fall and winter entered their second day on Thursday, with runway shows by Max Mara, Fendi, Pucci, Prada and Moschino.
Lagerfeld blames Kardashian for being too public with wealth
PARIS (AP) — Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld criticized Kim Kardashian to The Associated Press for being too flashy with her money following her $10 million heist, while Usher brushed away safety concerns around the ordeal that continued to dominate Paris Fashion Week.
LAGERFELD CRITICIZES KARDASHIAN FOR FLAUNTING WEALTH
Chanel's couturier suggested that Kardashian was partly to blame for the heist, in which the reality television star was tied up and robbed of millions of dollars of jewelry.