DALLAS (AP) — The more than 70 years of fashion created by the famed House of Dior will be examined in an exhibit opening in Dallas that will feature almost 200 dresses.
Thief smashes YSL store with vehicle, steals merchandise
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a thief backed a car into a window of the Yves Saint Laurent store in San Francisco's Union Square then jumped out of the vehicle and burglarized the store before...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-two world records have been set at a Christie's auction, including the $832 million total for the priciest private collection of artworks and other treasures, owned by Peggy and David Rockefeller.
The late couple's family is donating all proceeds from this week's sale to charity.
The finally tally that ended Friday's sale in New York is about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer Yves Saint Laurent's estate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Peggy and David Rockefeller's lavish artworks and other treasures set a new world record this week at a Christie's auction, topping $800 million as the priciest ever single-owner collection.
That's about twice the previous record of $484 million from a 2009 Paris sale of designer Yves Saint Laurent's estate.
PARIS (AP) — In her sleeveless black gown, with rows of pearl at the neck and oversized sunglasses, Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly defined understated elegance. Hers was the iconic little black dress.
It was the work of Hubert de Givenchy, the French couturier who, along with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristobal Balenciaga, redefined fashion in the wake of World War II. Givenchy was the epitome of Paris chic. His death at age 91 was announced Monday.
PARIS (AP) — French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at 91.
The house of Givenchy paid homage to its founder in a statement as "a major personality of the world of French haute couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century."
New Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The Yves Saint Laurent museum opened its doors to the public Thursday in Marrakech, the sunny, bustling, gritty Moroccan city beloved by the late French designer.
The highly-anticipated opening comes less than three weeks since the inauguration of a museum dedicated to the fashion pioneer in his home city of Paris.
Pierre Berge, magnate and Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, dies
PARIS (AP) — Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his longtime lover Yves Saint Laurent, has died. He was 86.
A cultural celebrity in France in his own right, Berge was one of France's leading art patrons as well as serving as CEO of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house and helping rescue Le Monde newspaper, among his many media investments.
Ferragamo completes creative transition with 3-designer team
MILAN (AP) — The Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house has named Guillaume Meilland as the new menswear designer, completing a three-person design team to lead the brand.
Ferragamo said Thursday that Meilland will present his first collection during the fall-winter 2017-2018 runway preview in January. Meilland most recently was the senior menswear designer at Lanvin and previously was the lead men's sportswear designer at Yves Saint Laurent.
Met Gala, exhibit to honor designer Rei Kawakubo
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Met Gala, one of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, will honor designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons.
It will be the first time the gala, and the accompanying exhibit of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, will focus on a single living designer since 1983, when it was Yves Saint Laurent.
The May 1 gala will be chaired by Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, as well as Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Yves Saint Laurent designer makes highly-anticipated debut
PARIS (AP) — A huge crane in the colors of the French flag hoisted up a giant neon YSL logo above a construction site in the French capital, literally setting expectations high for this year's YSL show at Paris Fashion Week.
The decor announced that the grand debut from Saint Laurent's new designer Anthony Vaccarello on Tuesday night aimed to dramatically reconstruct the YSL aesthetic following the departure of Hedi Slimane.