Couture

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, a model wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men's and haute couture fashion shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 11, 2021 - 6:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has told luxury houses they...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin acknowledges applause after a show to mark 70 years of his creations, in Paris. France's Academy of Fine Arts says famed fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at 98. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
December 29, 2020 - 7:32 am
PARIS (AP) — French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility tempered by a stiff dose of business sense. He had no problem acknowledging that he earned more from a pair of stockings than from a haute-couture gown with a six-figure price tag. Cardin, who died...
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A model wears a creation for the Gauchere Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
October 04, 2020 - 11:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week was upended Sunday by the news of fashion designer Kenzo Takada's death at age 81. Reports say Takada died from COVID-19 complications, and members of the fashion world paid tribute to him. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for...
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A model wears a creation for the Yamamoto Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
October 02, 2020 - 11:58 am
PARIS (AP) — From escapism at the disco, to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from home, designers in Paris have presented divergent creative responses to the global health crisis as spring-summer shows continued Friday. Like Milan...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, designer Kim Jones accepts applause after the Dior Homme Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris. Rome fashion house Fendi announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 that Kim Jones is taking over from the late Karl Lagerfeld as creative director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections. Jones will take on the Fendi duties while staying on as artistic director of Dior Homme. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 09, 2020 - 3:35 am
ROME (AP) — Rome fashion house Fendi announced Wednesday that Kim Jones is succeeding the late Karl Lagerfeld as creative director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women. Jones will take on the Fendi duties while staying on as artistic director of Dior Homme, another house in...
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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)
July 06, 2020 - 1:47 am
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...
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In this April 5, 2020 photo, Goop fashion director Ali Pew is poses in Los Angeles. After weeks stuck in isolation, bodies molded into beds and couches glued to TVs and computers, with little to delineate weekends from weekdays, a pronounced fashion trend is emerging in loungewear. It's comfy, everyday clothing with a bit more refinement, unfussy, minimal, but pulled together enough for a zoom conference call with your boss. (Oliver Clark via AP)
May 11, 2020 - 9:31 am
MIAMI (AP) — When Los Angeles-based fashion blogger Jacey Duprie finally emerged from days in sweats, changing into black jeans, an ankle-length camel sweater and Gucci loafers, she counted it as one of those “very big victories that used to be small victories.” Since people have spent weeks stuck...
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Models wear creations for the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 fashion collection presented Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 21, 2020 - 6:55 am
PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown scrubs and flowers and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests, including Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday inside the Grand Palais in Paris. The set was a recreation of the childhood landscape of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the late...
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Models wear creations for the Dior Homme Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 17, 2020 - 3:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload celebrities, including David Beckham and Robert Pattinson, at an industrious pace. Mayhem such as this...
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A model presents a creation for Off White Men's Fall/Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 15, 2020 - 11:26 am
PARIS (AP) — Acrid exhaust fumes and the beeping of car horns contrasted with perfumed interiors and the soft rustle of luxuriant fabrics, as Paris Fashion Week got underway in the public transport strike-hit French capital. The disruption — owing to a nationwide protest against pension reform —...
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