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La Scala general manager Dominique Meyer poses at the end of a press conference to present the fall 2020 program of concerts and ballets, in Milan, Italy, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presentation marks the reopening of one of the world’s most renown theaters following the coronavirus lockdown as well as support of artists who were left without work during the shutdowns.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

La Scala announces fall season as cultural life resumes

Jul. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The famed La Scala opera house on Monday announced a fall program of concerts and ballets aimed as a signal of confidence that European cultural life can resume in full following the coronavirus lockdowns, and in support of artists who were left out of work during the shutdowns. La...

Models wear creations during the unveiling of the Dior 2021 cruise collection in Lecce, southern Italy, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Dior unveils 2021 Cruise in Lecce, Italy's Baroque capital

Jul. 22, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri lured the French fashion house to her childhood haunt of Lecce, in southern Italy, to preview the 2021 cruise collection with a live destination show Wednesday that has become a fashion world rarity in the coronavirus era. But the show almost...

Pedestrians pass by a screen showing a Versace model, during the Milan Digital Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Forty fashion houses are presenting previews of menswear looks for next spring and summer and pre-collections for women in digital formats, due to concerns generated by the COVID-19. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Zegna, Gucci rethink physical shows from digital platforms

Jul. 17, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The coronavirus-provoked fashion runway rethink was in full swing on the last day of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week. Ermengildo Zegna’s so-called Phygital presentation was a hybrid of physical and digital experiences that could be the harbinger for runway shows to come for...

Models wear creations as part of Dolce&Gabbana men's Spring-Summer 2021 collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)

Dolce&Gabbana preserve the live fashion show during pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An operatic pop trio belted out song from the center of a medical university plaza Wednesday while Dolce&Gabbana’s showed its latest men's collection in tones of summer blues and geometric prints. Just five months ago, there would have been little remarkable in such a scene. But...

Pedestrians pass by a screen showing a Vivetta model during the Milan Digital Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Forty fashion houses are presenting previews of menswear looks for next spring and summer and pre-collections for women in digital formats, due to concerns generated by the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Prada headlines Milan's first Digital Fashion Week

Jul. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Prada headlined Day 1 of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week on Tuesday with a series of out-sourced videos and the apt subtitle ‘’the show that never happened.’’ Luxury fashion is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by moving runway shows onto digital...

AC Milan's Rafael Leao, left, celebrates with his teammate Ismael Bennacer after scoring his side's 3rd goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Juventus at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Milan turns to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Liverpool to revive glory

Jul. 9, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

Preparing to complete a ninth Serie A campaign without winning the Scudetto, AC Milan decided returning to the pinnacle of football required a new approach. Jay-Z’s entertainment agency Roc Nation is at the center of it, linking up with Milan to scour the world for sponsors and use concerts and other...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, models wear creations for the Kenzo fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. After first canceling the July shows for menswear and Haute Couture, the French fashion federation has now organized an unprecedented schedule of digital-only events instead. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. After first canceling the July shows for menswear and Haute Couture, the French fashion federation has now organized an unprecedented schedule of digital-only events instead. Top houses...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 filer, a woman wearing a sanitary mask walks past La Scala Opera house in Milan, Italy. Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday, May 7, 2020 unveiled a virtual journey through the storied theater and its  archives with Google Arts & Culture in what turned out to be a strangely ideal moment:  with theaters throughout Italy and the western world closed due to coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

Jun. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s La Scala theater is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of its normal capacity. General manager Dominique Meyer said La Scala was reopening one step at a time as the theater, located...

In this combination photo, voice actress Julie Bennett, from left, folk singer Oscar Chavez, architect Vittorio Gregotti, jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney and film and theater critic William Wolf pose for a photo. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures.(Mark Scroggs via AP, from left, AP Photo, AP Photo, Kasia Idzkowska/HighNote Records via AP and Barry Gordin via AP)

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Jun. 24, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

A trumpeter who came up in the shadow of Miles Davis then stepped out of it. An architect whose soaring stadiums and concert halls are sitting silent in his native Italy. A rocker whose song gave flight to Joan Jett. In the fourth installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look at prominent figures in...

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, American content creator Tamu McPherson sits on the sofa at her home in Milan, Italy. The U.S protests against systemic racism, which are spreading around the globe, are now putting the spotlight on the fashion world in its role as a cultural beacon, and emboldening insiders  -- some with lucrative deals that often assume their discretion -- to speak up.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Luxury fashion challenged to confront racist attitudes

Jun. 22, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When luxury fashion lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests, brands got a whole lot of blowback. Transgender model and actress Munroe Bergdorf jumped on L'Oreal's #BlackoutTuesday posts to accuse the beauty brand of hypocrisy for having fired her three...