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Teen Acid Attack Survivor Becomes Fashion Week Model

Reshma Quereshi walked the runway for FTL Moda Thursday

(Newser) - Two years ago, Reshma Quereshi was permanently disfigured in an acid attack while walking to school in India. She was only 17. On Thursday, she walked in New York Fashion Week, ABC News reports. According to the Independent , Quereshi was held down by a group of men, including her sister'... More »

Kanye West's Fashion Week Show Was a Disaster

Yikes

(Newser) - Kanye West debuted his Yeezy Season 4 fashion line at New York Fashion Week Wednesday in an event that was also livestreamed on Tidal ... and it did not go well. For an hour and 40 minutes, the livestream showed pretty much nothing except for aerial views of New York City;... More »

At Fashion Show, the Hottest Accessory Was Pimples

Moto Guo's spring 2017 collection is titled 'Picnic in the Society'

(Newser) - Malaysian fashion designer Moto Guo appears to be making some sort of statement about pimples, but exactly what, and whether they may actually now be fashionable, remains unclear. GQ reports that in his Milan Men's Fashion Week debut on Monday, Guo's makeup artists created blemishes on his models'... More »

One Stat Shows Fashion World's Race Problem

79% of models at Fashion Week were white

(Newser) - The fashions that appear on the catwalks of New York, London, Milan, and Paris during the spring/summer fashion weeks come in an array of colors. The same can't exactly be said of the models that wear them. Data from 117 shows during this year's spring/summer fashion season finds... More »

Kanye Interruptus Hits Fashion Week

His last-minute addition creates drama with another designer

(Newser) - Kanye West announced on Friday that he'd be holding a show at New York Fashion Week tomorrow—at the same time Anne Bowen was scheduled to present her own streetwear collection, which is in direct competition with West's Adidas line. "You can’t compete," Bowen tells... More »

Marc Jacobs' Party Dress Code Must Be Seen to Be Believed

Marc Jacobs-hosted party requires you 'DRESS TO KILL'

(Newser) - Marc Jacobs is hosting a Fashion Week release party next month for Gloss—a book about fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim, "whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s and reflected the fashionable underworld living life on the edge," according to its description . If that... More »

Fashion Week Milestone: Model With Down Syndrome

Actress Jamie Brewer will walk the runway

(Newser) - Visitors to New York Fashion Week will see a first today: a model with Down syndrome walking the runway, reports USA Today . Actress Jamie Brewer, best known for her work on American Horror Story, will do the honors, wearing an original by designer Carrie Hammer as part of Hammer's... More »

Chanel 'Supermarket' Looted After Paris Show

Karl Lagerfeld thinks the supermarket is 'the pop art of today'

(Newser) - Chanel's show at Paris Fashion Week yesterday had a somewhat pedestrian theme: The Grand Palais, where the show was held, was turned into a Chanel supermarket. There were rows of food and household items, all with Chanel-branded names like Coco beer and Tweed cola, and models pushed shopping carts... More »

Catfight Alert: Giorgio Armani vs. Anna Wintour

Designer slams 'Vogue' editor for skipping his show

(Newser) - Rowr: After Anna Wintour failed to show up at Giorgio Armani's autumn/winter 2014 fashion show yesterday in Milan, Armani did not hide his displeasure. "There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris," he said at a press conference after the... More »

Model, 81, Stuns at NY Fashion Week

Carmen Dell’Orefice makes two appearances

(Newser) - Who says the models at New York Fashion Week have to be young? Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81, surprised attendees this year with two runway appearances Sunday, ABC News reports. Dell’Orefice, known as the oldest working model in the world, started modeling in the 1940s and was on Vogue's... More »

New York Socialite Dies in Front Row at Fashion Week

Zelda Kaplan collapses at Joanna Mastroianni show

(Newser) - Zelda Kaplan, a style icon and fashion connoisseur who, it has been said, could "out-party even Paris Hilton," collapsed in the front row of the Joanna Mastroianni Fashion Week show yesterday and was later pronounced dead. The 95-year-old "slumped forward," witnesses say, and was carried out... More »

Pity the Models of Fashion Week

Their 'precarious' jobs aren't so 'glamorous' out of the spotlight, writes Ashley Mears

(Newser) - To most of us, Fashion Week is all glitz and glam—but behind the scenes, modeling is a “grueling” job, writes model-turned-professor Ashley Mears. It’s freelance work, so there are no benefits, and models “never know when their next job is coming.” It’s also grossly... More »

Men's Fashion Week: Don't Forget Your Manties

Words like "mankini", "murse", and "mewlery" are becoming ever-more popular

(Newser) - Fashion Week is here again, which gives the Wall Street Journal an excuse to look at the "special lexicon" that has cemented itself in the mainstream of the men's fashion world in recent years. Mankinis, mandals, manties, murses, and even mantyhose—the growing list of items that were... More »

Westboro to Protest NYC Fashion Week

Fashion 'teaches girls to be whores': rep

(Newser) - The Westboro Baptist Church is turning its wrath on a new target: New York’s Fashion Week, apparently known to church members as the "Slutwalk extraordinaire." "The whole idea (of the) fashion industry is to make women look as whorish as possible and men look as effeminate... More »

Dictator's Daughter Lands NYC Fashion Week Show

Human rights activists not happy about it

(Newser) - Gulnara “GooGoosha” Karimova may be the daughter of a hated dictator who once boiled an enemy alive, but that didn’t stop organizers from allowing her to unveil her new fashion line during a show at New York’s upcoming Fashion Week. Karimova, 39, is a high-ranking official in... More »

To Honor Women, Pepsi Launches... Skinny Can?

Attention, ladies, writes Jim Edwards: Tall and skinny equals stylish!

(Newser) - It's Fashion Week in New York, and Pepsi is debuting a new design of its own: a skinny can. Sounds harmless enough, until you read the press release accompanying the slender product. "In celebration of beautiful, confident women, Diet Pepsi presents the taller, sassier new Skinny Can…" Ouch.... More »

Supermodel's Hubby Accused of Fashion Week Rape

Shawn Mount arrested

(Newser) - Supermodel Heidi Mount’s husband is suspected of raping another model at London Fashion Week. Shawn Mount, 30, is a New York hair stylist who’s worked for Vogue and Ralph Lauren, the New York Post reports. The alleged victim, 24, claims he sexually assaulted her in a hotel room... More »

Modeling First: Mile-Long Runway

Copenhagen Fashion Week catwalk will break record

(Newser) - Models at Copenhagen’s Fashion Week will get a serious workout while doing their job: The record-breaking runway is one mile long. Helena Christensen will cut the ribbon Aug. 14 and 220 models will walk its length, Vogue reports. The “World’s Greatest Catwalk,” as it’s being... More »

Will She Be the First Aboriginal Supermodel?

'Smoldering' Samantha Harris wows Aussies

(Newser) - A striking Aboriginal model has nailed the cover of Australian Vogue after Aussie Fashion Week fans were blown away by her "smoldering beauty"—and may be on her way to being the first Aboriginal supermodel. Samantha Harris, 19, showed off creations by 18 different designers at Australian Fashion... More »

5 Fashion Week Trends

Not interested in fashion? Check out the falling models

(Newser) - Wondering what you’ve missed so far from Fashion Week? We’ve rounded up five trends to keep your eye on—check out examples of each in the gallery:
  • Wearability: Designers from Derek Lam and Vera Wang to, yes, even Marc Jacobs and Rodarte are offering clothes the average person
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