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COVID Kills Fashion Designer Alber Elbaz, 59
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COVID Kills a 2nd Big Fashion Designer

Alber Elbaz, 59, was best known for spending 14 years at helm of Lanvin

(Newser) - Israeli designer Alber Elbaz, best known for spending 14 years at the helm of France's Lanvin fashion house, has died at 59, the luxury conglomerate Richemont said Sunday. A spokesperson for Richemont told CNN that Elbaz died Saturday from COVID-19. In a statement, Richemont's chairman Johann Rupert said...

Alexander Wang Comments on Molestation Allegations

'Baseless and grotesquely false'

(Newser) - Designer Alexander Wang is responding to the molestation accusations leveled against him in no uncertain terms: "Over the last few days, I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations," the 37-year-old wrote in a statement delivered to the New York Times . "These...

Fashion King Pierre Cardin Dead at 98
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Adieu to a French Fashion Icon

Pierre Cardin, whose name graced everything from watches to bedsheets, is dead at 98

(Newser) - France's Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98. The academy announced his death in a tweet Tuesday, per the AP . His family tells AFP that he died at the American...

COVID Kills Iconic Fashion Designer

Kenzo Takada dead at 81

(Newser) - Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81. The family said in a statement to French media Sunday that Takada died from complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. A public...

In New Suit, 'Scandal That Could Tarnish the Gucci Name'

Heir Alexandra Zarini says stepdad sexually abused her

(Newser) - A lawsuit that threatens to sully the Gucci name has been filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles. Alexandra Zarini, the 35-year-old great-granddaughter of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, says her former stepfather sexually abused her from when she was about 6 to age 22. She accuses Joseph Ruffalo of...

Fashion Wunderkind 'Deeply Saddened' to Shutter His Label

Zac Posen's namesake brand is no more

(Newser) - Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen has been a red-carpet favorite for close to two decades, known for glamorous, body-hugging gowns, often with long trains or big, flamboyant ruffles, for stars like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. An announcement from the label's owners, House of Z...

A Fashion Icon Is Dead
A Fashion Icon Is Dead
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A Fashion Icon Is Dead

Designer Karl Lagerfeld was 85

(Newser) - Women's Wear Daily calls him "one of the most prolific, admired and multi-talented fashion figures of the modern age." It's one of the assessments coming in Tuesday morning upon the news that German designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at 85. Lagerfeld joined Chanel in 1983...

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,...

Sister: Kate Spade's Suicide 'Not Unexpected'

She says designer was fixated on Robin Williams' suicide; family is not happy with her comments

(Newser) - The apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade is a tragedy, but not a huge surprise to older sister Reta Saffo. She tells the Kansas City Star that Spade had been struggling with mental illness for years and the stress and pressure of her famous brand may have "flipped...

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dead in Apparent Suicide
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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...

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...

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...

After Defending Weinstein, Donna Karan Defends Herself

Fashion designer says comment was 'taken out of context'

(Newser) - Donna Karan is fending off critics of her own a day after defending Harvey Weinstein. The fashion designer apologized Monday after she appeared to blame women for allegations of sexual harassment surrounding Weinstein, saying the comment was "taken out of context," per Variety . During an interview Sunday, Karan...

Vivienne Westwood's Beauty Secret: Bathing Just 52 Times a Year
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Fashion Designer Comes Clean on Her Youthful Glow

Vivienne Westwood reveals she only bathes once a week

(Newser) - Vivienne Westwood is known for her punk and new-wave style, and now also for her hygiene habits. The Guardian reports the 76-year-old British fashion designer was in Paris over the weekend for Fashion Week, and after her show put together with husband Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood was asked by reporters how...

Engineer's Award-Winning Idea: Clothes Grow With Kids

UK student Ryan Yasin comes up with Petit Pli

(Newser) - It's an age-old problem for parents: Shell out money for clothes that their young children quickly outgrow. Now, however, 24-year-old London designer Ryan Yasin has put his degree in aeronautical engineering to use to create origami-like pleated clothing designed to grow along with the kids, reports Quartz . The result...

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'...

Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82
 Oscar de la Renta 
 Dead at 82 

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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...

J. Crew Now Offers Size '000'
 J. Crew Now Offers Size '000' 

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 ...

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...

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...

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