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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 »

Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

Legendary fashion designer battled cancer

(Newser) - Fashion designer and icon Oscar de la Renta died yesterday at 82, after a yearslong battle with cancer, the New York Times reports. His illness, the paper notes, didn't slow him down: He designed Amal Alamuddin's dress for her wedding to George Clooney just last month, and his... More »

J. Crew Now Offers Size '000'

The XXXS size is for women with a 23-inch waist

(Newser) - As Americans grow ever larger, clothing stores like J. Crew are offering ever smaller sizes—and the retailer insists it's due to actual demand. Just not from Americans. In response to the controversy that ensued this week after the chain started offering size 000, a spokesperson explained to Today ... 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 »

Fashion Designer Found Dead in Hudson River

Michele Savoia said to have fallen in water

(Newser) - Fashion designer Michele Savoia's body was found in the Hudson River yesterday; a friend says the designer slipped and fell into the river in the early hours of Thursday. The friend, Kevin James Dalton, says the 55-year-old designer had been partying before he began climbing the ramp to his... More »

Marc Jacobs Leaving Louis Vuitton After 16 Years

News breaks in middle of Paris Fashion Week

(Newser) - Designer Marc Jacobs is parting ways with Louis Vuitton after 16 years. 50-year-old Jacobs served as creative director for the brand, and is credited with transforming Louis Vuitton into one of the most profitable fashion houses in existence. Jacobs' contract is almost up with the company, and there had been... More »

Fashion's Dolce, Gabbana Sentenced to Jail

Sentences suspended pending appeal

(Newser) - Celebrities from Madonna to Kate Moss wear Dolce & Gabbana, so one would think Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are doing pretty well. Not today. A Milan court convicted the pair of tax evasion and sentenced them to one year and eight months in jail. The jail sentences are suspended,... More »

Artist's Clothing Line Protects Wearers From ... Drones?

Items reflect heat, making it tough for enemy craft to zero in

(Newser) - A New York artist is standing against spy drones—with his own clothing line. Shiny silver " Stealth Wear " contains fibers that reflect heat, making it tough for drones to spot the wearer using thermal surveillance, the Daily Beast reports. Among the offerings are a hoodie, a burqa, and... More »

Missing Fashion Mogul's Family Begs for Help

Crews search for Missoni's plane; or was he kidnapped?

(Newser) - The family of a missing Italian fashion designer is begging for help after his plane vanished off the coast of Venezuela on Friday, ANSA reports. "Vittorio Missoni is missing," tweeted Missoni's son. "Please help me find my father!" With searches ongoing, the pilot of a... More »

Egypt Rights Group Blasts Saudi Flogging of Designer

Wedding planner also jailed after dispute with royal family

(Newser) - An Egyptian designer's sentence—500 lashes and five years in prison over a business feud—has human rights activists up in arms. Designer and wedding planner Nagla Wafa was accused of cashing a Saudi princess's check while bailing on a plan to open a restaurant together, the Los ... More »

Karl Lagerfeld Does Not Like Pippa Middleton's Face

Her sister Kate, however, has a 'romantic' look

(Newser) - Karl Lagerfeld continued his transition from fashion designer to cranky old man with yet another hilariously mean observation : Pippa Middleton "struggles" with her looks, at least from the front. While praising Kate Middleton, Lagerfeld revealed that he does not enjoy looking at her sister, the Sun reports. More »

Fashion Bigwigs Now Big Political Players

Designers used to support issues; now they're supporting Obama

(Newser) - Could Michelle Obama's taste in clothes help her husband win reelection? The Washington Post sees a fashion industry gaining political traction—and a pattern emerging between Mrs. Obama's outfits and her husband's donations. Almost half of the designers she wears have donated to the president's cause,... More »

Amazon's Next Target: Designer Fashion Sales

Chief exec Jeff Bezos swears he won't undercut retailers

(Newser) - Anxious retailers are watching Amazon penetrate its next big market: high-end, designer clothing. Having already scarred publishers and lowered prices in electronics, Amazon is making a "significant" investment in fashion and wooing designer brands, says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. "It's Day 1 in the category," he... More »

Louboutins Hurt? Louboutin Doesn't Care

High heels 'pleasure with pain,' designer explains

(Newser) - Your Christian Louboutin high heels giving you blisters? Don't expect any sympathy from Christian Louboutin. "High heels are pleasure with pain," he tells Grazia magazine. "If you can't walk in them, don't wear them." In the interview, picked up by the Telegraph , the... More »

Marc Jacobs Sends Girls, 14, Down Runway

'There is no controversy,' he declares as he flouts industry standards

(Newser) - Designer Marc Jacobs is flouting fashion industry recommendations by sending 14-year-old models down his catwalk. “I do the show the way I think it should be, not the way somebody tells me it should be,” Jacobs told the New York Times after his Manhattan presentation. "There is... More »

Lagerfeld Sorry About Those Fat Comments

Fashion designer apologizes to Adele, says he's her biggest fan

(Newser) - For once, Karl Lagerfeld is actually apologizing for calling someone fat : His recent comments about Adele's physique were taken out of context, the fashion designer tells Metro in a statement. "I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer," he continues, calling her... More »

GOP Cries Foul Over Obama Designer Gear

'Runway to Win' fashion sale skirting campaign finance laws, GOP says

(Newser) - President Obama's re-election campaign launched a high-fashion fundraising initiative last night to grousing from Republicans. The "Runway to Win" effort—spearheaded by Vogue editor Anna Wintour—is selling clothing and accessories by prominent designers at prices far below what their work usually sells for, making the GOP suspect... More »

Karl Lagerfeld: Adele 'Too Fat'

And Lana Del Rey has a lot of implants, says fashion designer

(Newser) - It's always fun when Karl Lagerfeld opens his mouth , which he did quite a bit during a recent stint as guest editor of Metro . His most buzz-generating quote is about Adele: "The thing at the moment is Adele," he says. "She is a little too fat,... More »

Olsen Twins' $39K Backpack Sells Out—Quickly

Apparently ridiculously expensive luxury items perform well in a recession

(Newser) - The solution to America's endless economic woes is apparently the Olsen twins' $39,000 backpack. In a Women's Wear Daily interview from last week just getting some attention , Ashley explains why she and her sister thought extreme luxury might sell: "During our last economic crisis in the... More »

10 Celebrities Turned Fashion Designers

Melissa McCarthy is the latest to make the leap

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy is on top of the world, and now that she's won an Emmy and won over SNL viewers , what's next? The Bridesmaids star, who wanted to be a fashion designer before she ended up in comedy, is launching her own plus-size fashion line. "Trying to... More »

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