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A few feel-good moments to remember from NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion Week has ended in New York, leaving a trail of sequins and feathers, worn-out stilettos and blisters and traffic jams. But sometimes, fashion feels good: there were some moments of genuine, happy emotion. Here are a few feel-good moments of the week:
BARRY IN THE HOUSE
No, Michael Kors didn't make that orange bedazzled "Copa" jacket that Barry Manilow wore to perform at the designer's show. We're not sure who did, but it was fabulous.
Michael Kors throws a ’70s bash with Barry Manilow on stage
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors threw a fashion show worthy of Studio 54 with Barry Manilow belting "Copacabana" on a glittery stage and rock muse Patti Hansen walking the runway Wednesday.
His crowd, seated inside a Wall Street ballroom, went wild for both on the closing day of New York Fashion Week as he rolled out shaggy coats and feather boas, sparkly gowns in neon purple and electric blue, and flirty ruffles on dresses and skirts, all worthy of the heady '70s.
A very prompt Marc Jacobs welcomes back a ’90s supermodel
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Jacobs didn't waste a second before starting his runway show on Wednesday. Literally.
The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined to make amends for a September show that began 90 minutes late, leaving fashion editors tapping their heels and checking flight schedules. This time he started his show the very second the clock struck the appointed hour of 6 p.m.
Christy Turlington helps Marc Jacobs close out New York Fashion Week
Lil’ Kim struts and sings at The Blonds’ saucy fashion show
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop icon Lil' Kim slayed as a blonde at The Blonds, performing her new song "Go Awff" to close the design duo's New York Fashion week show inspired by "Scarface" and other classic gangster movies.
Christian Cowan brings London club vibe to New York runway
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place.
The British designer, at 23 already a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and rapper Cardi B, presented a new collection that harked back to his days as a London club kid but also channeled New York-style energy.
At Oscar de la Renta, meditations on a multicultural Spain
NEW YORK (AP) — The designing duo at Oscar de la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, presented a collection of relaxed silhouettes and colorful, eclectic clothes on Tuesday, a runway show they said was inspired by a multicultural Spain.
"We wanted to do a Spanish collection for Oscar but today's Spain, the real Spain," Garcia said.
Naeem Khan gets a boost from a trio of ’70s Halston muses
NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought 1970s glam back to New York Fashion Week with the help of a few models of the era.
The Halston icons Pat Cleveland, Karen Bjornson and Alva Chinn closed Khan's show Tuesday in silver sequined evening gowns, joined by the veteran designer on the runway for his bow.
Khan is known for his sparkling evening looks, but he got his start at Halston back in the day.
Anna Sui puts on a pop-tastic NY Fashion Week show
NEW YORK (AP) — Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber looked positively pop-tastic on the New York Fashion Week runway of Anna Sui's 1960s-inspired show where short, teased wigs in groovy hues of blue, purple and pink took center stage.
A modern take on the classic white shirt at Carolina Herrera
NEW YORK (AP) — When the last model walked down the Carolina Herrera runway in a floor-length, billowing gown that looked like a huge white shirt, it was a playful nod in two ways.
First, it was a take on the tradition of ending a fashion show with a bridal gown. And second, it was a nod by designer Wes Gordon to his predecessor and her famous love for a crisp white shirt.
Zadig & Voltaire uses iconic nightclub at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Zadig & Voltaire's artistic director, Cecilia Bonstrom, is Swedish, but she had Parisian fashion culture on her mind Monday at New York Fashion Week.
That and the cool kids and hip-hop stars who frequented the Tunnel, an iconic New York City nightclub in an old freight terminal, back in the 1980s and '90s.
Proenza Schouler gets back to basics in NY after Paris stint
NEW YORK (AP) — In seasons past, you could count on Proenza Schouler's designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, to come up with the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies to create new fabrics for their creations.
Now, the designing duo, in their second Fashion Week back in New York following a stint in Paris, says they're going back to basics by eschewing groundbreaking technology to focus on traditional fabrics this season. Technology, says Hernandez, can sometimes be "a crutch."
Longchamp’s woman takes a NY Fashion Week trip to Paris
Brandon Maxwell’s mom joins him for his NY Fashion Week bow
NEW YORK (AP) — Tears flowed at the New York Fashion Week show of Brandon Maxwell when his mom accompanied him on the runway for his bow.
Pam Woolley has had a rough go of it lately. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after her son's show last season. This time around, he dedicated the show to her and strong women everywhere.
Zimmermann had espionage in mind at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps in another life, Nicky Zimmermann would have been a spy, an extremely chic one.
The Australian designer had espionage on her mind for fall Monday at the New York Fashion Week show of her Zimmerman label.
Correction: Fashion Week-Badgley Mischka story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week show, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was the label's spring show. It was the company's fall show.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Badgley Mischka sizzles with sparkle, stretch
Veteran evening wear designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka painted the town red at their fall show during New York Fashion Week.
Tory Burch inspired by artsy college for new collection
NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch was inspired by higher learning for her fall collection at New York Fashion Week. Specifically, she looked to Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina.
"I'm amazed by how many people don't know about it," Burch said backstage. "It was founded in 1933, rural North Carolina and it's really where modern art started in America. Not started but really informed the trajectory of modern art."
Christian Siriano wins best-view award at NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — If there were a best-view award at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano would win it. The sights outside the designer's runway show atop Rockefeller Center were hard to beat: The Empire State building, the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks, just as the sun began to set on a cold but clear Saturday.
Palm Angels lights up NY Fashion Week with strobes, stags
NEW YORK (AP) — With a strobe light show worthy of a seizure warning and classic statuary in clear boxes, Milan streetwear cool guy Francesco Ragazzi brought his celeb-popular Palm Angels brand to New York Fashion Week on Friday for the first time.
And the reason? His explanation wasn't nearly as dramatic as his show.
Palm Angels lights up NY Fashion Week with strobes
Extra! Jeremy Scott makes news (literally) on the runway
NEW YORK (AP) — CHAOS! HORROR! PANIC! BABY, IT'S HOT! Designer Jeremy Scott has always liked to make news, but with his latest collection he did it literally, drawing design inspiration from New York's tabloid headlines.
Chromatically speaking, Scott's runway show Friday evening at New York Fashion Week was a very disciplined collection in all black and white; Scott usually uses a riot of bright colors and large cartoon graphics in his clothes.
Christie Brinkley and daughter walk the Elie Tahari runway
NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Elie Tahari celebrated his 45th anniversary show with a pair of models at either end of their careers — veteran Christie Brinkley, 65, and her rising star daughter, Sailor, 20.
The blonde mother-daughter duo on Thursday seemed to capture Tahari's theme of ageless beauty and timeless fashions.
"I am so honored to be here, and I think that it is so wonderful that he chose me and my daughter to present both ends of the spectrum," Brinkley said.
Some fashion with your breakfast? Lauren gives intimate show
NEW YORK (AP) — "Can I get you some Ralph's Roast?"
Immaculately dressed young waiters offered coffee and pastries as soon as you sat down at Ralph Lauren's scaled-down fashion show on Thursday, a stark contrast with last season's lavish anniversary extravaganza in Central Park.
There was no stage, no spotlights, just models sauntering casually among the tables at Ralph's Cafe, Lauren's recently opened cafe space at his Madison Avenue women's store.
Tadashi Shoji ups the glam in lace, sequin and velvet gowns
NEW YORK (AP) — Tadashi Shoji mixed plus-size models with the usual ultra-thin ones Thursday at New York Fashion Week, rolling out evening gowns with high slits, capes and sari influences in deep reds and blues, along with classic black.
Some of his touches were an ode to a favorite vacation spot, Southeast Asia, along with the monks of his religion, Buddhism, the designer said in a backstage interview.
"All the culture, history, architecture, costume. Those kind of stuff inspire me," Shoji said.
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Exhibit spotlights 50 years of fab fashion from FIT archives
NEW YORK (AP) — A brilliant green gown in sculptured silk satin by Charles James, the late American master couturier, gleams like a just-polished emerald as you enter the archives of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology — a huge, climate-controlled space that houses more than 50,000 garments and accessories.
Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear
PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.
Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate one of America's most globally recognized and celebrated black performers.
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NYFW highlighted body positivity, not perfection
Michael Kors’ upbeat mood is reflected in his collection
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors' response to these turbulent times is to provide a dose of effervescence to lift the mood — and that was certainly the case with his New York Fashion Week show.
The event, which drew celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Iman and Hailee Steinfeld in the front row, featured a collection that had romance, color and a dose of the flirty.
Marc Jacobs brings the glam to NYFW
Rihanna unleashes the savage beast in latest lingerie line
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colors writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel tones for her second season of Savage x Fenty.
Jacobs keeps guests waiting, then delivers on the glamour
NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, Marc Jacobs has become known for starting his runway show — which traditionally closes out Fashion Week — with military precision at 6 p.m., no matter who's running late. It was a shock, then, when Jacobs kept his guests waiting for 90 long minutes on Wednesday, tapping their feet and staring at their phones.
Correction: NY Fashion Week-Studio 189 story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a fashion show put on by Studio 189, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Studio 189's clothing line was called Fashion Rising. While it was once called that, it now goes by the name of Studio 189.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Studio 189's runway was a party of dance, song and fashion
Africa-facing Studio 189 co-founded by Rosario Dawson was a fashion week runway celebration
Lucy Hale, Nikki Reed sit front row at Naeem Khan
Raf Simons takes a bite out of fashion, riffing on “Jaws”
NEW YORK (AP) — Since arriving in New York two years ago to revitalize Calvin Klein with his hip European sensibility, it's often seemed that designer Raf Simons has taken an oversized bite of the city's fashion world.
It's perhaps apt, then, that his latest collection should be a riff on the movie "Jaws."
Anna Sui opens a grand bazaar at New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Sui opened a grand bazaar as she dreamt of an unspoiled paradise at New York Fashion Week.
She was inspired, in part, by the 1955 Vincente Minnelli film "Kismet."
"One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when she went shopping and she was walking through this beautiful marketplace and that is my favorite thing on earth to do," Sui told The Associated Press of Monday's show. "In every city I travel to, I want to find out where's the flea market."
Wes Gordon takes the reins at Carolina Herrera with volume
NEW YORK (AP) — In the first show since creative director Wes Gordon took the reins on Carolina Herrera's line, he brought bright colors, patterns, bold prints and voluminous evening gowns to the runway at New York Fashion Week.
"In a gray, scary, uncertain world, Herrera should be that rainbow in your wardrobe," Gordon said after the show, staged amid paintings on the walls of the New York Historical Society.
Naeem Khan creates an ode in color, black to ’70s New York
NEW YORK (AP) — With healthy doses of bright pinks and yellows, in butterfly prints and a palm motif, Naeem Khan's spring-summer collection felt sunny side up at New York Fashion Week.
There was, of course, plenty of the bling Khan is known for in gowns that have landed on the backs of queens and first ladies. Those allowed to wear open backs, one-shoulder in jersey and raffia fringe are more than welcome.
Prabal Gurung screams for peace in living color
NEW YORK (AP) — Prabal Gurung had a lot to say at New York Fashion Week, and he said it in living color.
The designer sent models from 35 countries around the globe down his runway Sunday, chosen to represent a world where "all humanity reigns." Because, as Bruce Springsteen said in Gurung's closing song, we can "Dream Baby Dream."
At Oscar de la Renta, a Mediterranean vacation on a rooftop
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years into their tenure at the helm of Oscar de la Renta, designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia continue to seek new ways to inject a more relaxed vibe into the label — while maintaining its famous craftsmanship.
Blige and Basso team up for catwalk finale
Back from Paris, Proenza Schouler designers go all-American
NEW YORK (AP) — After two seasons in Paris, Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are back at New York Fashion Week— and emphatically so.
With their new collection unveiled Monday, they've gone all-American in spirit: denim, denim and more denim, with almost no embellishment — no embroidery, feathers or sequins. And though the fabric came from Japan, the collection was entirely made in the United States.
The Latest: Back from Paris, Proenza Schouler goes American
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Fashion Week (all times local):
After two seasons in Paris, Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are back at New York Fashion Week— and emphatically so.
With their new collection they've gone all-American in spirit: denim, denim and more denim, with almost no embellishment — no embroidery, feathers or sequins. The collection was entirely made in the United States.
Women celebrate size inclusivity at alternative fashion week
NEW YORK (AP) — To woots and cheers from the crowd, women with bodies not often seen on fashion runways strutted with smiles on their faces wearing pieces from Loft's new plus line, including five cast from hundreds who attended an alternative New York Fashion Week event, The Curvy Con.
Longchamp marks 70 years with its first runway show
NEW YORK (AP) — Sophie Delafontaine had tastemakers Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka on her mind when she was figuring out how to celebrate the 70th year of her family's business, Longchamp.
Working alongside her brother, CEO Jean Cassegrain, she decided to go big with vibrant '70s glamour, a California spirit and the audacious elegance of Paris, where Longchamp was born.
Ursula, Maleficent and Cruella de Vil on The Blonds runway
NEW YORK (AP) — Bejeweled bodices, thigh-high platform pumps, stiletto nails and seductive fishnet stockings brought a new level of femme fatale among Disney villains onto the catwalk.
The catwalk of the design duo The Blonds, that is. David and Phillipe Blond, known for edgy, provocative collections and runway shows, collaborated with Disney to merge the wicked and the sleek among its most famous villains — Ursula, Maleficent and more.
Kate Spade, the company, honors Kate Spade, the fashion icon
NEW YORK (AP) — A rosy hue washed over a room at the New York Public Library as models wearing vibrant pinks, greens and blues followed a winding silver line of glitter on a pink carpet. The shimmering line was an homage to late designer Kate Spade at the New York Fashion Week show of her former brand.