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Sale of long-lost 'Wizard of Oz' dress put on hold by judge

May. 23, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dramatic story of an iconic movie costume from “The Wizard of Oz” thought lost for decades went through another plot twist Monday, when a judge blocked its planned sale at auction. One of the blue-and-white checked gingham dresses that Judy Garland wore in...

Prince William, Kate join Tom Cruise for 'Top Gun' premiere

May. 19, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tom Cruise has said he and Prince William “have a lot in common” as Britain's royals joined the Hollywood star on the red carpet in London for the U.K. premiere of the new “Top Gun” movie. William and his wife, Kate, joined Cruise Thursday on a star-studded...

Burkina Faso fashion designers: More to nation than conflict

May. 16, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Vibrant African clothes, both traditional and contemporary, enlivened the catwalk in Burkina Faso’s fashion week. Designers say they are striving to make the West African country become known as an emerging fashion hub, to offset its reputation...

Pritzker signs effort to pursue smash-and-grab criminals

May. 13, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a law making it easier to pursue those who engage in the rapidly growing crime of organized retail theft. Large-scale smash-and-grab crime exploded to the top of the legislative priority list with high-profile cases in...

Breast cancer survivor and lingerie designer shatters taboos

May. 09, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Dana Donofree had a bilateral mastectomy and implant reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, the then 28-year-old fashion designer discovered only medical and uncomfortable bras catering to women with the disease. Such frustrations led...

Inside the Met Gala: Glitter, glamour and 275,000 pink roses

May. 03, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Met Galas, he’s been to a few. But James Corden, schmoozing at this year’s cocktail reception, looked around and pronounced that this might be his favorite yet. “Classy,” he explained. “It just feels really classy.” The TV host waved his...

Met Gala: Kardashian as Monroe, a gilded Blake Lively

May. 03, 2022 04:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian shut down the Met Gala red carpet Monday in one of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic dresses, a gold-beaded body hugger Monroe wore when she sexily sang happy birthday to President John F. Kennedy 60 years ago. Kardashian had to lose 16 pounds to fit into...

Met Gala moment | Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn Monroe

May. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian went for classic and iconic at the Met Gala, once again breaking the internet by donning one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous looks. By tracking her whereabouts from paparazzi photos and scanning recent interviews, social media users guessed that...

Met Gala returns: A guide to fashion's big night

May. 02, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It started in 1948 as a society midnight supper, and it wasn’t even at the Met. Fast forward 70-plus years, and the Met Gala is something totally different, one of the most photographed events in the world for its head-spinning red carpet — though the famous...

Met gala exhibit examines American fashion, frame by frame

May. 02, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a legendary film director like Martin Scorsese, the assignment was a daunting one. Take one of the famous American period rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and make essentially a one-frame movie with no camera: a tableau, not a film, but using your...