Fashion shows

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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FILE - Designers Lazaro Hernandez, left, and Jack McCollough attend the WSJ. Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards in New York on Nov. 6, 2019. The designer duo have been thinking about longterm changes to the way they and their colleagues work. In an interview they mused that maybe less is more and they don’t need to do runway shows with every collection. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2020 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As New York was grinding to a halt in the spring, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind Proenza Schouler, were a world away, trekking in Patagonia. They came back to a changed city. “Those first couple of weeks were obviously spent just figuring out how to keep...
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October 05, 2020 - 10:19 am
PARIS (AP) — Giambattista Valli’s 1960s-infused collection was the highlight on the second-last day of Paris Fashion Week, which concludes Tuesday with Chanel and Louis Vuitton runway shows. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the...
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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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Models wear creations for the Hermes Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
October 03, 2020 - 8:05 am
PARIS (AP) — Hermes headlined Saturday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week with a cinematic, surrealist runway staging, but the lack of celebrities attending and the patchy drizzle put a slight dampener on the usually high-octane events. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion...
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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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A model wears a creation for the Kenzo Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
September 30, 2020 - 6:30 am
PARIS (AP) — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities. Here are some highlights: KENZO GETS ALL THE BUZZ Kenzo’s show was a fairy story in nature. Guests smiled as they breathed in the...
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An activist displays a banner during Dior's Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection presented Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 during the Paris fashion week. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 29, 2020 - 11:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The show headlined the first full day of a hybrid-style Paris Fashion Week. A giant “DIOR”-emblazoned white annex in the...
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Models wear creations part of the Joy 2021 women's spring-summer collection at the "We are Made in Italy - Black Lives Matter in Italian fashion Collection" event during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 28, 2020 - 8:08 am
MILAN (AP) — When asked why there aren’t more people of color in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates in homogeneous Italy. Five African-born designers in Italy want to put that view to rest with their inclusion on the official Milan Fashion Week calendar Sunday...
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