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Doesn't Look Like a Red-Carpet Showstopper? Look Closer

Billy Porter wears a tuxedo dress, plus other red-carpet splashes

(Newser) - Hollywood luminaries showed up in all their finery at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, kicking off the Oscars festivities in both elegant and irreverent attire. Perhaps generating the biggest buzz on the red carpet, per Page Six : Pose actor and Tony Award winner Billy Porter, who swept in wearing a... More »

Burberry 'Deeply Sorry' for Hoodie With Noose

'Suicide is not fashion,' model says

(Newser) - The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday's show when a model hired to walk (but not wear... More »

What Karl Lagerfeld Thought About Tattoos, the Middletons

Legendary fashion designer has died

(Newser) - Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday , was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of his memorable quotes, per the AP :
  • On style: "If you come and ask me, 'I want to be
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Bygone Style Icon Dead at 85

Lee Radziwill was also Jackie O's sister

(Newser) - Lee Radziwill knew how to dress, and the world was agog. And now she's gone. The style icon and sister to Jackie Onassis died Friday in New York at age 85 of what sounds like age-related illness, reports WWD . Radziwill had three professions—as an actress, an interior designer,... More »

Wildest Grammys Red Carpet Looks

Yes, singer Joy Villa is serious about her 'Build the Wall' ensemble

(Newser) - Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits, the AP reports. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a... More »

'What Racist at Gucci Thought This Was a Good Idea?'

Luxury brand pulls $890 sweater likened to blackface

(Newser) - A new apology over a blackface controversy came Wednesday, not from Virginia's embattled governor , but from luxury fashion brand Gucci. The Italian company pulled a black balaclava-style sweater from its stores and website and apologized "for the offense caused," after social media users said the design resembled... More »

Everybody Is Talking About Michelle Obama's Boots

They're gold, glittery, and really expensive

(Newser) - Perhaps pundits heard Melania Trump's call to ignore her fashion choices because they're now focused on an outfit her predecessor wore Wednesday. In the last stop on her Becoming book tour, Michelle Obama walked on stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center wearing a shimmery yellow shirt dress and... More »

As Michael Kors, Versace Merge, a Big Name Change

After $2.1B buy goes through, new company will be called Capri Holdings

(Newser) - Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion, continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion. The deal announced Tuesday follows the New York handbag maker's $1.35 billion acquisition last year of the shoemaker Jimmy Choo,... More »

Fashion Label to Stop Burning Unsold Stuff

Burberry also will stop using animal fur

(Newser) - Luxury fashion label Burberry is conceding to environmental activists: The brand will stop using fur in its products, phase out existing fur items, and put an immediate end to its practice of destroying unsold items. It was that practice that drew attention in July, as an earnings report revealed that... More »

Kenneth Cole Deletes His Kate Spade Tweet

He later tried to clarify why he called her an 'accessory'

(Newser) - After news of Kate Spade's death broke, designer Kenneth Cole took to Twitter to post an #RIP message. It didn't go over well. "'I believed that I could, so I did.' She alone didn’t change the handbag world but she was an inspiring accessory,... More »

Kate Spade Left Suicide Note for Daughter

Fashion designer reportedly let her know that suicide wasn't daughter's fault

(Newser) - The fashion world was jolted Tuesday with the news that designer Kate Spade, who made her name with chic handbags, died in an apparent suicide at the age of 55. Spade was found hanged in the bedroom of her Park Avenue apartment in New York City by housekeeping staff at... More »

This Year's Most Eye-Catching Met Gala Looks

Divine designs was the theme

(Newser) - Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds, and fuchsia; in crowns and in crosses; and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist arrived... More »

H&M Struggles With Mountain of Unsold Clothes

Profits are way down; unsold inventory is way up

(Newser) - H&M says it is struggling with shrinking profits and a massive, ever-growing pile of unsold clothes. The fashion retailer, full name Hennes and Mauritz AB, is sitting on a $4.3 billion mountain of unsold inventory that has grown by 7% over the last year as shopping habits change,... More »

After JFK Died, Jackie Asked Givenchy for a Black Dress

Hubert de Givenchy, who has died at 91, also famously dressed Audrey Hepburn

(Newser) - French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's, has died at the age of 91. "He revolutionized international fashion with the timelessly stylish looks he created for Audrey Hepburn, his great friend and muse for... More »

JLaw on Dress Brouhaha: 'This Is Not Feminism'

Lawrence took flak for wearing a slinky dress in London winter, is not having it

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence is snapping back at "sexist" critics who gave her flak for wearing a slinky Versace dress outside in the London winter. Lawrence appeared Tuesday with her male Red Sparrow co-stars, all of whom wore layers, in a black Versace dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit.... More »

With 3 Months to Go, UK Abuzz Over What Meghan Will Wear

Markle widely expected to pick a British designer, but will she take a fashion risk?

(Newser) - Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year—an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church that's the burial place of monarchs? Everyone at London Fashion Week—and elsewhere—is dying to know. With only three... More »

Supermodel Kate Upton Goes After Fashion Giant

She accuses Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of 'sexually and emotionally' harassing women

(Newser) - Kate Upton, a former face of the fashion brand Guess, has taken to social media to accuse co-founder Paul Marciano of "sexually and emotionally" harassing women. "It's disappointing that such an iconic women's brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo,"... More »

Say Goodbye to the Hospital Butt-Hang

New hospital gown promises easy access for medical staff but coverage for patients

(Newser) - "Embarrassing backside exposure" may soon be a thing of the past—at least when it comes to hospital gowns. "The current patient gown, with the ties in the back, reinforces a power imbalance between patients and caregivers," Dr. Mark Smith, head of the MedStar Institute for Innovation,... More »

Meet the College Student Growing His Own Clothes

'It can get a bit smelly'

(Newser) - Why bother to weave and sew new clothes when you can just grow them? The Washington Post reports on Luis Quijano, a 19-year-old former political science major at Liberty University who is experimenting with growing his own "leather-like material" using water, sugar, green tea, kombucha, and fermentation. While Quijano,... More »

What 2 Brothers Started in NC in 1905 Is No More

Iconic Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro will close Dec. 31

(Newser) - Moses and Ceasar Cone founded their denim brand in the late 19th century, and in 1905 opened the Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro, NC. Within three years, it was churning out more denim than anywhere else in the world, reports the Triad City Beat ; in its heyday, White... More »

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