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Lagerfeld, Chanel Trade Heels for ... Sneakers

Couture collection offers a surprise

(Newser) - The footwear at Chanel's summer 2014 couture collection unveiling in Paris yesterday caused the audience to actually gasp, and the New York Times to lead its review with: "Look at the shoes! Look at their SHOES!" What could the models possibly have been wearing? Sneakers. "Flat,... More »

Liz Taylor's Wardrobe, Warhol Fetch Huge $2.6M

Hollywood icon's haute couture auctioned off

(Newser) - The record-breaking auction of Elizabeth Taylor's gems was followed by the record-breaking sale of part of her wardrobe, in bidding that proved to be just as fierce and racked up a staggering $2.6 million. All 67 lots, including designer gowns, feathery capes, and the wedding dress she wore... More »

Some Like it Haute— and Cheap

'Netflix rental scheme' delivers high-fashion frocks

(Newser) - Budget-minded entrepreneurs are utilizing the strategy of Netflix in high fashion. Now working girls can afford some of the priciest haute couture frocks by renting them on the Internet. The new mail-order service, Rent the Runway , allows shop-aholics to rent top designer fashions for a tenth of their retail cost.... More »

Haute Couture Alive, Kicking

Though many fear its demise, it still has a few tricks up its sleeve

(Newser) - The death knell is ringing once again for haute couture, as it does every decade or so—but don’t count it out yet, writes Amy Fine Collins in Vanity Fair. Though the house of Lacroix recently filed for bankruptcy and Yves Saint Laurent is gone, haute couture has survived... More »

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