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45 years after her nomination, Cicely Tyson gets her Oscar

Nov. 15, 2018 2:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson received her first and only Oscar nomination in 1972. It was for best actress for her work in "Sounder," which she thinks of as her first major role. She wasn't called to the stage that year — Liza Minnelli was for "Cabaret" — but now 45 years later, Tyson is...

Trump nominates handbag designer as envoy to South Africa

Nov. 15, 2018 1:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a South Florida-based luxury fashion and handbag designer to be the new U.S. ambassador to South Africa. The White House announced the nomination of native South African Lana Marks late Wednesday. Marks was born and raised in South Africa and is now...

Gaultier is latest fashion designer to stop using fur

Nov. 12, 2018 10:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Parisian couturier Jean Paul Gaultier has become the latest fashion designer to shun the use of fur in his designs. In a Canal+ interview that was aired over the weekend, Gaultier announced he would go fur-free "to get to a side of creativity that will not hurt, since the way animals are...

Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show

Nov. 9, 2018 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An emotional Adriana Lima bowed her head in thanks and crossed her hands over her heart as she made her 18th and final runway walk in the annual holiday Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, her long white feather angel wings gently blowing as the crowd cheered. A tribute video played Thursday...

They're back, minus Posh: Spice girls to tour UK next summer

Nov. 5, 2018 11:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Spice Girls are coming back for a British stadium tour next summer. The band plans to take the stage without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as "Posh Spice" during the group's 1990s pop heyday. The band said Monday that Beckham would not take part because of business...

Recycle that: Many household items find surprising new lives

Oct. 30, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

From packaging to clothing to cigarette butts, more and more everyday items that once were destined for landfills are being recycled, composted or upcycled in creative ways. Many of the new products made from waste are finding their way onto runways and into design museums and households. The company TerraCycle,...

Tampa teacher faces video voyeurism charges, $250,000 bond

Oct. 23, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A high school fashion teacher arrested last month on a single video voyeurism charge now faces 353 more charges after investigators said they found images of students in various stages of undress on his digital cameras, cell phones and thumb drives. Investigators said the videos and...

Princess Eugenie weds her beau at Windsor Castle

Oct. 12, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Britain's Princess Eugenie married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank in a star-studded royal wedding Friday at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It was the second wedding extravaganza of the year for the royal family, which seems to be riding a wave of...

Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

Oct. 10, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los Angeles, beating...

From Catholicism to Camp: New Met Gala theme revealed

Oct. 10, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that "Camp: Notes on Fashion" will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met Gala, where attendees...