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Germany stands by 'sexist' bike helmet campaign

Mar. 25, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport ministry says it stands by a cycling safety campaign that has drawn accusations of sexism even inside the governing coalition for featuring scantily clad women. The campaign, launched by the conservative transport minister, aims to persuade young cyclists to wear helmets...

For Venezuela's 1 percent, a lavish wedding amid crisis

Mar. 25, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

ACARIGUA, Venezuela (AP) — It was the sort of celebration that's become rare in troubled Venezuela: a lavish destination wedding of two young entrepreneurs at a dude ranch on the country's vast tropical plains, a region known for its rugged cowboys on horseback rounding up cattle — and where camps...

Illinois governor's schedule includes recommended attire

Mar. 23, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — What if you were governor of Illinois and didn't have a thing to wear? If you're J.B. Pritzker, you look at your daily schedule. During his first six weeks in office, Pritzker's appointment calendar includes 70 "attire" recommendations for events as varied as bill signings, a state...

Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags

Mar. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags. The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were...

Levi's through the years

Mar. 21, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co. is going back to the public markets after 34 years. Here are milestones of this iconic brand whose roots date back to 1853 when its founder Levi Strauss opened his first dry good business. 1853: Levi Strauss arrives in San Francisco and opens a wholesale dry goods...

Gucci launches community fund and scholarship program

Mar. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci is announcing a new global program called Gucci Changemakers as part of the fashion company's continuing effort to foster diversity and inclusion through community action. The multiyear program includes a $5 million fund with a particular focus on building strong connections and...

'Both sides of the binary:' Exhibit explores gender, fashion

Mar. 19, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When actor Billy Porter unveiled his combination tuxedo-ball gown at the Oscars last month, it got people talking. Porter, the black and gay breakout star of the FX series "Pose," had bucked traditional Academy Award attire — fancy frocks for the ladies and basic tuxedos for men. A...

A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest haute couture collection to a crowd of Mideast-based fashionistas, social media figures, celebrities, buyers, designers and editors Monday night. It was the first show in Dubai for the French fashion house, which...

Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn goes thrifting for a cause

Mar. 15, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her favorite fashion vibes, vintage and thrift, was a treat. She went deep into the racks of a Goodwill store in Los Angeles for a collection released Friday on Thrilling that will...

Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn goes thrifting for a cause

Mar. 15, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a celebrity stylist, Ali Mandelkorn is usually surrounded by designer duds, so getting back to some of her favorite fashion vibes, vintage and thrift, was a treat. She went deep into the racks of a Goodwill store in Los Angeles for a collection released Friday on Thrilling that will...