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.
Arraez, McNeil win batting titles, Judge misses Triple CrownOctober 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota’s Luis Arraez got a Louis Vuitton roller bag from Carlos Correa. The New York Mets' Jeff McNeil is being gifted a car by Francisco Lindor.
Winning batting titles on the final day of the season was rewarding.
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.
Mass. man sent to prison for trying to kidnap Michigan womanJuly 12, 2022 GMT
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison Tuesday for driving his Mercedes-Benz to Michigan to try to kidnap a former girlfriend whom he hadn’t seen in roughly 20 years.
Spirit of Virgil Abloh lives on at Louis Vuitton in ParisJune 23, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — He may have died last November, but Virgil Abloh lived on at Paris Fashion Week Thursday in a high-energy runway spectacular for Louis Vuitton menswear. A Black marching band gave a rousing performance on a surreal yellow brick road installation inside the Louvre, while rapper Kendrick Lamar performed a live ode to the American fashion star who was Vuitton’s menswear designer from 2018 until his death.
Fondation Louis Vuitton Unveil’s Two Brand New ExhibitionsMay 19, 2022 GMT
Fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier dies at age 78April 2, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Demarchelier, the French-born photographer known for his high fashion images of top models and celebrities, including Princess Diana, has died. He was 78.
His Instagram account broke the news of his death Thursday but offered no further details.
Paris fashion houses showcase designs inside top art museumsMarch 7, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — From the dizzying heights of the Pompidou Center to the lofty halls of the Musee d’Orsay, Paris fashion houses showed off the city’s most monumental art museums on Monday as they near the finish line of ready-to-wear collections.
Woman arrested during smash-and-grab robbery near ChicagoFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — A 21-year-old woman has been arrested during a smash-and-grab robbery at a suburban Chicago Neiman Marcus store.
Terri Collins of Chicago was charged with burglary and retail theft, the DuPage County state's attorney's office said Monday.
Louis Vuitton stages Virgil Abloh swansong in ParisJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton pulled out the stops Thursday to present the final collection of Virgil Abloh, the house’s first African-American creative director who died in November after a two-year battle with cancer.
Emerging talents in spotlight at hybrid Paris Fashion WeekJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — A spattering of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows began in earnest this week for the fall-winter season, with French virus restrictions forcing many to an online-only presence.
Yet those brands that chose to maintain physical shows — like AMI on Wednesday — may benefit from a relative boost in prominence.
Interfaith coalition urges Louis Vuitton to shed fur itemsDecember 10, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is urging luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton to stop using animal fur in its clothing and other products.
In a joint statement, Orthodox Christian priest Stephen Karcher, Hindu activist Rajan Zed, Jewish rabbi ElizaBeth Webb Beyer and Buddhist priest Matthew Fisher said selling items trimmed with fur is inconsistent with the ethics and values of parent company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B wrap up over the top Miami art weekDecember 5, 2021 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz.
Louis Vuitton show pays tribute to designer Virgil AblohDecember 1, 2021 GMT
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Louis Vuitton's first ever U.S. fashion show turned into a somber yet whimsical tribute to groundbreaking designer Virgil Abloh days after his death.
The Miami menswear event, an unofficial kickoff to the prestigious Art Basel fair, had been in the works for months.
Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41November 29, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer.
Thieves target high-end stores in San FranciscoNovember 20, 2021 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several high-end stores in San Francisco's Union Square were broken into late Friday by a large group of people who smashed windows, stole merchandise, and then ran to waiting cars, police said.
Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songsOctober 21, 2021 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Young Thug said an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding about 200 unreleased songs and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash.
BTS suits, Katy Perry dress to be sold at charity auctionOctober 12, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction.
The seven-member K-pop group wore custom Louis Vuitton suits to perform their hit “Dynamite” during March's Grammys, the first time the megastars had performed at music's marquee awards ceremony.
Chanel caps Paris Fashion Week’s post-virus comebackOctober 5, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought Paris Fashion Week to its final day with a runway show that illustrated how designers and the people they dress want to look to the future with optimism.
It is said that fashion is a mirror of our times -- and the spring-summer collections shown here were sexy, vibrant and joyful despite, or perhaps because of, the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris ready-to-wear makes comeback with Dior, Saint LaurentSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week is back after a coronavirus-related hiatus. The high fashion world went mainly digital for a year over the pandemic, but big hitters like Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton are finally returning to the live runway this season.
FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON UNVEILS THE MOROZOV COLLECTION IN FIRST EVER EXHIBITION OUTSIDE RUSSIASeptember 23, 2021 GMT
FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON UNVEILS THE MOROZOV COLLECTION IN FIRST EVER EXHIBITION OUTSIDE RUSSIASeptember 22, 2021 GMT
Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacyJuly 26, 2021 GMT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No. 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal.
Music manager says $200,000 in property stolen by burglarsJune 25, 2021 GMT
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A music manager says someone has stolen $200,000 in cash, jewelry, credit cards and other property from his north Mississippi home.
WREG-TV reports Southaven police are investigating after the robbery at the home of Michael Sykes.
Right at Home: The bandana gets some new twists in decorMay 4, 2021 GMT
If ever a 22-inch square of cotton could tell stories, it would be the bandana.
This simple piece of cloth has swabbed the sweat off the brows of sailors, farmers, miners, soldiers and factory workers for generations...
Florida couple charged in $5.8 million COVID relief fraudApril 6, 2021 GMT
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple accused of COVID relief fraud filed dozens of false loan applications that totaled nearly $6 million, prosecutors said...
Release: NC woman went shopping with $150K virus relief loanFebruary 24, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who lied to get a coronavirus relief loan spent the money on shopping excursions to Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton and diamond stores, federal prosecutors said...
LVMH to put Fenty fashion collection on pauseFebruary 10, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group, has put Rihanna's Fenty fashion collection on hold...
Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaintDecember 22, 2020 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A Hindu activist is calling on luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton to pull a yoga mat made partly from cowhide leather, calling it “hugely insensitive...
Largest luxury deal back on, Tiffany agrees to lower priceOctober 29, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The largest deal in luxury is back on after New York's famed jeweler Tiffany agreed to a slightly reduced offering price from LVMH in Paris...
Vuitton stages style history wall, Chanel goes pared-downMarch 3, 2020 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton staged a dazzling cinematic fashion production to cap Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with a wall of around 200 human figures dressed in fashions that spanned human history...
Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image AwardsFebruary 4, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month...
Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao dies on setNovember 27, 2019 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China...
Tiffany is latest jewel for French luxury group LVMH’s crownNovember 25, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16...
Viard’s debut at Chanel ready-to-wear is crashed by comedianOctober 1, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — In her first solo ready-to-wear show since Karl Lagerfeld's death, Chanel designer Virginie Viard had a lot to prove.
And by recreating a sprawling Parisian roofscape inside the Grand Palais with a front row including Sting and Cardi B, Viard showed she intended to take on Lagerfeld's mantel of showmanship.
Valentino travels the world as Paris menswear gets romanticJune 19, 2019 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The photogenic front row at Valentino's show had "Riverdale" actor Charles Melton, NBA player Jaylen Brown and Stevie Wonder's model son Kailand Morris among the seated notables, ensuring cameras stayed busy snapping at Paris Fashion Week.
Louis Vuitton show transports guests without flight at JFKMay 9, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Vuitton's cruise show transported guests back in time as it showcased flashy 1980s-inspired outfits in a decidedly retro venue: the spacey, once-abandoned TWA terminal at JFK Airport.
Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswearJanuary 17, 2019 GMT
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.
Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brandsDecember 5, 2018 GMT
BEIJING (AP) — The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries...
Suddenly, luxury stores miss free-spending Chinese touristsNovember 29, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists...
Final suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacionAugust 8, 2018 GMT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The fourth suspect in the shooting death of emerging South Florida rap star XXXTentacion has turned himself in to authorities...
Drama in red and neutrals on Oscars red carpetMarch 5, 2018 GMT
Looks in neutrals, reds and purples brought the drama Sunday on the Oscars carpet, along with a healthy dose of shiny gold, but Nicole Kidman stood out in stunning cobalt blue at Hollywood's biggest fashion show...
Stars turn out for swansong of Louis Vuitton designerJanuary 18, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — The celebrity allure of Paris Fashion Week was at its height Thursday as notables from the worlds of sports, film and fashion attended the swansong show of Louis Vuitton designer Kim Jones...
Body-painted activists protest exotic skin bags outside Charleston storeFebruary 16, 2017 GMT
Two protesters covered in body paint meant to simulate reptile skin urged shoppers in downtown Charleston on Thursday to avoid products made with exotic animal skins.
Representing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inga Schmidt and Bianca Giron protested from inside a giant mock handbag in front of the Louis Vuitton store on King Street ahead of the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separateDecember 7, 2016 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.
In a statement released through a spokesperson Wednesday, Sia and Lang said "after much soul searching and consideration we have made the decision to separate as a couple...