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Oscars: Stars and stand-ins rehearse for the big show

Feb. 23, 2019 10:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is decidedly casual inside the Dolby Theatre the day before the Oscars. Most people, celebrities included, are wearing jeans and sneakers, and in Brie Larson's case, a backpack, to practice presenting awards Saturday. Walking out with Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett looked comfortable...

In Milan, Ferragamo, Cavalli focus on color, inclusiveness

Feb. 23, 2019 4:10 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Color was the watch word on the fourth day Saturday of the mostly womenswear collections during Milan Fashion Week. The Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli fashion houses each set off neutrals with bursts of hues while combining their women's and men's previews for Fall/Winter 2019-20. ...

Wintour honors Lagerfeld; Bottega Veneta shows new direction

Feb. 22, 2019 4:29 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Anna Wintour paid tribute Friday to Karl Lagerfeld's generosity and sense of humor as she presented a new fashion exhibition. Elsewhere in Milan, Versace unveiled its first womenswear collection since the Italian fashion house become part of a U.S. fashion group, and luxury brand Bottega...

Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion's 'longest love story'

Feb. 21, 2019 7:07 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Fendi paid understated tribute Thursday to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house's creative director for 54 years. The fashion house said in notes for its Milan Fashion Week show that the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection "is the final collection designed by...

Gucci unmasks a harder, more masculine collection

Feb. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele says the blackface controversy has had a deep impact on the company and provided a learning experience for everyone. Michele, speaking to reporters back stage after Gucci opened Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, said the lessons were not linked to...

Costume Designers Guild honors Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

Feb. 20, 2019 10:38 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruth E. Carter may be receiving Oscar recognition for her costume designer work on "Black Panther," but she told a packed room at the Costume Guild Awards on Tuesday night that she has created wardrobes for other superheroes throughout her illustrious career. "After working on...

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

Feb. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement that it was...

Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

Feb. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday's show when a model hired to walk (but not wear...

Lagerfeld's legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

Feb. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after models had paraded through the aisles, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a...

Benetton makes its Milan runway debut with Lagerfeld tribute

Feb. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week promised to be a running tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday as collateral events got unde way. French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, who made his debut as creative director for the iconic Italian knitwear fashion company Benetton, said he hoped to emulate at...