Met Gala 2023 live updates: Fashion highlights from carpetMay 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion's biggest night is underway — after all, it is the first Monday in May. Follow along for real-time updates on the 2023 Met Gala from The Associated Press.
Met Gala: Rihanna, Jared Leto as Choupette, Kim K. in pearlsMay 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna shut down the Met Gala carpet Monday encased in white camellias on a jacket with a long train gown.
It’s Met Gala time again — here’s what we know so farMay 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, it took 275,000 bright pink roses to adorn the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala, the biggest night in fashion and one of the biggest concentrations of star power anywhere.
‘Quiet luxury’: No flash, no logos, but big-time styleApril 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — They're the biggest of brands. But with no logos. And that's the whole point.
Call it stealth wealth, or quiet luxury. For the rich and those who aspire, logo-free fashion with outsized price tags is having a moment — at least among people who can spend in the face of higher inflation and a volatile economy.
Mary Quant, mastermind of Swinging ’60s style, dies at 93April 13, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Mary Quant, the visionary fashion designer whose colorful, sexy miniskirts epitomized London in the 1960s and influenced youth culture around the world, has died. She was 93.
Quant’s family said she died “peacefully at home” in Surrey, southern England, on Thursday.
Dior transforms Mumbai’s Gateway of India into fashion rampMarch 31, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI (AP) — In a glittering splash of luxury fashion Thursday, Dior transformed Mumbai’s grand, historic Gateway of India monument into a runway laden with celebrity, beauty and craftsmanship.
At New York Fashion Week, music can be as crucial as clothesFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The carpets have been rolled up and the racks of clothes have disappeared, leaving only a few stray feathers and sequins behind, but some New York Fashion Week guests may still be humming the tunes they heard on the runways for days to come.
Michael Kors channels ’70s New York chic for latest lineFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors channeled classic '70s style for his latest collection, drawing inspiration from powerful women of the era like Tina Turner, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and even his mother.
The Blonds close out NYFW in bejeweled, glitzy glamourFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Blonds shined like gaudy, shimmering jewels in its fall/winter debut, closing out New York Fashion Week for the season.
Brandon Maxwell goes back to basics on Valentine’s DayFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell went back to the basics and hit on the vintage revival trends while challenging silhouettes in his fall/winter collection debut at New York Fashion Week.
Tuesday's show was held in an industrial building on Valentine’s Day.
Naeem Khan marks two decades of sparkle and glitz at NYFWFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Surrounded by long-time friends and his dog, Naeem Khan marked 20 years of glamorous designs at his New York Fashion Week show.
Thom Browne channels ‘Little Prince’ in heartfelt NYFW showFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved novella “The Little Prince” tells us that we see clearly only with our hearts — that what is essential is invisible to the eye. Fair enough. But Thom Browne, in a fashion show channeling the famed 1943 tale, couldn't help but dazzle the eye, too.
Tory Burch deconstructs classic style in new NYFW collectionFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Some think they know the Tory Burch aesthetic because of the ubiquitous iconic gold metal branding on shoes and handbags, but more recently Burch has been focusing on the unexpected.
LaQuan Smith brings showstopping Hollywood glamour to NYFWFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Looking down on the New York Fashion Week crowd, model Frida Aasen dramatically flung her LaQuan Smith shearling coat from the balcony of the ritzy Rockefeller Center Rainbow Room and emerged down the cascading staircase following the infamous words of “Dynasty" actress Joan Collins:
Carolina Herrera finds royal drama, opulence at NYFWFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina Herrera is a brand synonymous with elegance and class and in this year's fall/winter debut, the brand pushed the boundaries on high drama, romance and grandeur — while also showing restraint when necessary.
Sergio Hudson delivers colorful ’90s celebration at NYFWFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sergio Hudson created a nostalgic scene with shoulder pads, neon colors and graffiti prints taken right out of the early '90s with his latest collection Saturday.
Hudson, who has dressed the likes of Beyoncé and Michelle Obama, borrowed inspiration from artist Jason Naylor’s colorful and borderline psychedelic murals for New York Fashion Week in an eclectic celebration of energy.
Proenza Schouler debut effortlessly cool looks at NYFWFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Known for notoriously dressing the It Girl, it came as no surprise when actor and fashion muse Chloë Sevigny opened the show for Proenza Schouler Saturday to a room packed with her celeb peers.
New York Fashion Week: Prabal Gurung explores impermanenceFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Does a butterfly know it was once a caterpillar? How do we fill those fleeting moments between beginning and end, joy and despair?
NY Fashion Week: Rodarte stuns with dark, gothic glamourFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rodarte brought dark, gothic glamour and opulence to New York Fashion Week on Friday with a shimmering show that transported the audience to a majestic Celtic fairytale land with a dark twist.
NY Fashion Week: Siriano channels Audrey Hepburn in a gardenFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Siriano lined his New York Fashion Week runway Thursday with thousands of multicolored flowers and put wide-brimmed hats worthy of muse Audrey Hepburn on some of his models to top off a big week.
Stella Jean quits Milan Fashion Week over lack of inclusionFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s fashion chamber withdrew Wednesday from this month’s Milan Fashion Week, alleging a lack of support for diversity and inclusion after the chamber “abandoned” a project to promote young designers of color working in Italy.
Grammys fashion: Lizzo, Doja Cat, Styles wow on red carpetFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo wowed in a bright orange Dolce & Gabbana opera coat adorned with flowers and a huge hood as the wild and wacky Grammys red carpet did not disappoint Sunday.
Designer Thom Browne bests Adidas in court battle of stripesJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Smiling, fashion designer Thom Browne emerged from a New York courthouse Thursday victorious over sportswear giant Adidas in a grand battle over signature stripes.
Velvet: A decor favorite now that never went awayJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
It was all over the fashion runways. Women’s Wear Daily raved about Armani dresses in this material. Harper’s Bazaar called it one of 2022’s biggest trends. At Britain’s film awards, celebrities partied in Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Gucci versions.
Vivienne Westwood, influential fashion maverick, dies at 81December 30, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Vivienne Westwood, an influential fashion maverick who played a key role in the punk movement, died Thursday at age 81.
Westwood's eponymous fashion house announced her death on social media platforms, saying she died peacefully.
Parties are back, but how to dress? A holiday guideDecember 26, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The season's triple-virus threat notwithstanding, parties are back, and they've brought with them the potential for some dress code chaos.
Prada charts line of business succession, tapping new CEODecember 6, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Prada fashion house began charting a line of succession on its business side, announcing Tuesday that it is tapping a former LVMH executive as its next CEO and confirming that Miuccia Prada will continue in her creative roles.
Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinnerDecember 2, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic.
Nigerian teens create fashion from trash to fight pollutionNovember 20, 2022 GMT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Teenage climate activists in Nigeria's largest city are recycling trash into runway outfits for a “Trashion Show.”
Chinedu Mogbo, founder of Greenfingers Wildlife Initiative, a conservation group working with the activists, said the show was designed to raise awareness about environmental pollution.
Kylie Jenner, fashion lovers laud Mugler at Brooklyn MuseumNovember 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Draped in an archival cocoon cape and dragonfly printed bodysuit, Kylie Jenner paid homage to the late French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler and his revolutionary artistry, now on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
Global luxury sales set to hit record this year, study saysNovember 15, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Luxury spending is growing faster than ever, fueled by pent-up pandemic demand and shifting demographics as younger, more diverse consumers buy into tiny handbag and post-streetwear trends, according to a study released Tuesday.
TRES RIOS, Brazil (AP) — Sometimes you start something and have no idea where it will lead. So it was with Eduardo Filgueiras, a struggling guitarist whose family worked in an unusual business in Rio de Janeiro: They farmed toads.
Review: ‘Salvatore’ fetes a life devoted to feet and fashionNovember 3, 2022 GMT
Next time you arrive home with aching, blistered feet after a long day, take heart: It’s not your feet that are the problem. It’s your shoes.
And that comes from the master, the late Salvatore Ferragamo, who pronounces in director Luca Guadagnino’s loving documentary “Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams” that in his entire career, “I have found there are no bad feet.
Balenciaga fashion house cuts ties with Ye, report saysOctober 21, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The Balenciaga fashion house has cut ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, according to a news report.
Ralph Lauren draws A-list Hollywood crowd for sumptuous showOctober 14, 2022 GMT
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — Bronx-born Ralph Lauren, a quintessential New Yorker, had never staged a runway show on the West Coast before. So clearly, with his first show in sunny California, he was going to go big — or, well, stay home.
Twitter, Instagram block Kanye West over antisemitic postsOctober 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West once suggested slavery was a choice. He called the COVID-19 vaccine “the mark of the beast.” Earlier this month, he was criticized for wearing a “White Lives Matter” T-shirt to his collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Loewe bowls over Paris Fashion Week; tribute to MiyakeOctober 5, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Loewe’s ever-creative director, Jonathan Anderson, became the toast of Paris Fashion Week on Friday with his subtly provocative, concept-driven runway show triumph that had critics and VIP guests, including Karlie Kloss and Alexa Chung, bowled over.
Louis Vuitton’s ‘blow up’ show caps energetic fashion seasonOctober 4, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The funfair lights at Louis Vuitton shone as brightly as the starry front row Tuesday for the vibrant and infectious spring collection from Nicolas Ghesquiere that capped Paris Fashion Week.
PBS’ ‘Making Black America’ details thriving while excludedOctober 4, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — America slammed the door in the face of Black progress time after time, and time after time African Americans responded by thriving in a society of their own making.
When Black doctors were excluded from the American Medical Association, they formed the National Medical Association in 1895.
Stella McCartney dabbles in art at eco-pioneering Paris showOctober 3, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — It was as much art fair as fashion show for Stella McCartney, who put on an art-infused spring collection at Paris Fashion Week on Monday vibrating with flashes of color.
Iconic Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara collaborated on the designs showcased outside the Pompidou Center Modern Art Museum, while sculptor Jeff Koons casually popped in to say ‘hello’ to McCartney post-show across an atelier of world-famous sculptures by Constantin Brancusi.
Glitzy Valentino show sees Paris Fashion Week at fever pitchOctober 2, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Valentino’s Paris fashion show on Sunday saw snared lines of black cars dropping off battalions of celebrities who, amid the commotion, just couldn’t find the entrance.
Seated VIP guests were sweatily crammed in together inside the Le Marais venue, waiting as the show started an hour late.
Hermes unveils its Paris show, as Ukraine’s designers uniteOctober 1, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A giant, glowing crystal rock upon a sand-colored carpet evoked a glamorous alien planet for Hermes’ champagne-sipping VIP guests.
Earthen hues like browns, reds and yellows -- colors long-associated with the heritage brand -- were used at Saturday’s show to create Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s utilitarian, low-key yet luxuriant universe for spring.
Next year’s Met Gala will celebrate the late Karl LagerfeldSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Met Gala fans, we have a new theme.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour convened a huddle of top Paris Fashion Week insiders Friday to announce that the theme of next year’s Met Gala will be the work of the late Karl Lagerfeld.
Chloe goes for pared-down 1970s, riffing on disco in ParisSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Chloe — the house that invented ready-to-wear — got almost ready-to-dance at Thursday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week as designer Gabriela Hearst developed disco fever, cracking open strobe lighting, colored 1970s disc motifs and grungy hair.
Cher appears at Balmain finale at Paris Fashion WeekSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain’s evening fashion-music festival spectacular — a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and performances.
Paris Fashion Week showcasing 107 houses over 9 daysSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris is the center of the global luxury industry this week with Tuesday marking the first major day of ready-to-wear shows. Powerhouses Saint Laurent and Dior are among some 107 brands showcasing spring-summer 2023 collections at Paris Fashion Week.
Matty Bovan energizes Milan fashion, Armani offers eleganceSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week closed Sunday after five days of mostly womenswear previews that celebrated diversity and renewal, with more designers of color represented than ever and a host of new talent making their debuts at major fashion houses.
Kim Kardashian culls Dolce&Gabbana archives for Milan showSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Kim Kardashian took Milan by storm on Saturday, curating a new collection for Dolce&Gabbana that took inspiration from 20 years of archival looks.
It was a day of debuts in Milan, including Maximilian Davis, a 27-yeaer-old British designer with Afro-Caribbean roots, at the creative helm of Salvatore Ferragamo and Filipino American designer Rhuigi Villasenor at Bally, as the brand returns to the runway for the first time in 20 years.
In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformationSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer.
Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei, and sometimes it was about brand transformation, like at Missoni.
Prada, Max Mara back to pre-pandemic splendor in MilanSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Pre-pandemic fashion delirium is back.
After several COVID-induced calm seasons, Milan Fashion Week is back to its pre-pandemic splendor: with crowded seating, gridlocked streets and sidewalks packed with fashion fans wanting a glimpse of stars and influencers.
Fendi, Diesel open Milan Fashion Week with sense of renewalSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened Wednesday with a sense of renewal.
Milan's five-day calendar returned to near pre-COVID-19 levels with 68 runway shows, 104 presentations and 30 events. A crop of new designers appeared, including many of color, for perhaps the most diverse week of Milan fashion shows ever.
Milan Fashion Week hears calls for more designer diversitySeptember 21, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Milan Fashion Week that opens Wednesday is showcasing collections by perhaps its most ethnically diverse lineup of designers, including the debuts of the new creative directors of Salvatore Ferragamo and Bally and the return of Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean after a two-year hiatus.
Duo behind The Blonds get introspective with new collectionSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — From the first beat, it was clear The Blonds latest collection would fuse their past with the label's latest collection and one embellishment would tie it all together — gold chains.
Tom Ford closes Fashion Week with big hair, miles of sparkleSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week on Wednesday with Madonna on his front row and a runway full of big hair, disco cowgirls and sequins for miles.
Love was clearly on his mind, and dancing all night.
Brandon Maxwell blossoms in lilac for NY Fashion WeekSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Home is where the heart is for Brandon Maxwell and it showed in his use of purple, his mother's favorite color, throughout his New York Fashion Week spring/summer collection.
Tuesday's show at Christie’s New York in Rockefeller Plaza opened with moody blue lighting and the sound of chirping birds as if it was just before daybreak.
Michael Kors brings resort wear to the city at his NYFW showSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors says he’s been doing some revenge travel since the pandemic and wants to help dress women who are doing the same.
“When I go to a resort, people are more dressed up than they’ve ever been before,” said Kors.
Tory Burch embraces flats and flowy form in new collectionSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With a spectacular Hudson River sunset as a backdrop, models wearing dusty colors streamed onto a cement runway, as Tory Burch’s vision for spring and summer 2023 came to life during New York Fashion Week.
LaQuan Smith displays his fashions on an aircraft carrierSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
LaQuan Smith used the spectacular setting of a historic aircraft carrier for his fashion show exploring the female form.
At a Monday evening soiree on the USS Intrepid, the famed tourist attraction docked on the Hudson River, Smith launched his spring ready-to-wear collection.
Carolina Herrera unveils secret garden at NY Fashion WeekSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina Herrera breathed spring back to life at Monday's New York Fashion Week show with a romantic portrayal of nature and beauty, accentuating that the brand's modern and striking feminine aesthetics work for every woman throughout the seasons and decades.