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Fashion Force Andre Leon Talley Is Dead at 73
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Andre Leon Talley
Is Dead at 73
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Fashion Legend Andre Leon Talley Is Dead at 73

He was the former creative director and editor-at-large of 'Vogue' magazine

(Newser) - André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73, reports the AP . Talley’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA Today late Tuesday, but no additional details were immediately available. Talley was an influential fashion journalist who...

Top Fashion Magazine Is Going Fur-Free

Elle is dropping fur from all 45 global editions

(Newser) - Fashion magazine Elle has 45 global editions—and fur will be banned from all of them as of Jan. 1, 2023. Elle senior vice president and international director Valeria Bessolo Llopiz tells Reuters that fur is being ditched because tastes are changing and support for animal welfare is growing. "...

Influential Designer's Death Stuns Fashion, Art Worlds

Virgil Abloh, 41, was artistic director for menswear at Louis Vuitton

(Newser) - Virgil Abloh, the groundbreaking designer for Louis Vuitton and Off-White, died Sunday at age 41. He had been diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma, but had chosen not to go public with his diagnosis, battling the disease in private, according to a post on his Instagram profile. Abloh didn’t start his...

Senators Go to Bat for Sinema Over 'Sexist' NYT Coverage

Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Jeanne Shaheen slam paper for focusing on Ariz. senator's clothes

(Newser) - Kyrsten Sinema has become known for her "penchant for patterns and bold colors" in a Senate chamber that's "still largely buttoned up," as the Hill puts it. That's a problem, though—not the Arizona senator's choice of clothing, but the plethora of headlines about...

AOC's Met Gala Dress Has a Message

Congresswoman wore dress reading 'tax the rich' to Monday's high-society event

(Newser) - The Met Gala red carpet was dotted with political messages, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Attending her first high-society Met Gala, where tickets reportedly cost $35,000, the New York congresswoman wore a floor-length white gown with the words "tax the rich" emblazoned on the back in red. "...

1 in 4 of Us Need a New Jeans Size
Levi's CEO: Number Who
Need New Size 'Staggering'
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Levi's CEO: Number Who Need New Size 'Staggering'

About 25% of buyers need either a bigger or smaller jeans size, says Chip Bergh

(Newser) - The pandemic didn't just change the style of jeans people are buying— skinny jeans are out and more comfortable fits are in—but something more fundamental: waist sizes. In an interview with the AP , Levi's CEO Chip Bergh estimates that 25% of customers are in need of a...

Balenciaga, Crocs Team Up to Make Uncomfortable Shoes

And the resulting negative reaction about stiletto crocs is likely the whole point

(Newser) - Crocs are having a moment. They were hot sellers during the pandemic lockdowns, which makes sense. They put out a KFC-branded pair that looks—and smells!—like fried chicken, which really doesn’t make much sense. They’ve turned up on the famous feet of Nicki Minaj and...

Pandemic May Have Changed Thinking on Blue Jeans

'New denim cycle' may be here: goodbye skinny jeans, hello mom jeans

(Newser) - Of all the changes wrought by the pandemic, a shift in blue jeans fashion may not seem of great importance. But it certain circles, it's leading to serious-sounding pronouncements like this one, from Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh to the New York Times : "It's very possible that...

Lena Dunham's New Plus-Size Line Slammed for Cost, Sizes

Critics say not enough larger sizes are actually offered, and that pieces are too expensive

(Newser) - Lena Dunham has a new clothing line out, but like much other news involving Lena Dunham, it's a project not without controversy. Per Today , the collaboration between the 34-year-old Girls star and fashion retailer 11 Honore offers various apparel for women sizes 12 through 26, a line Dunham says...

Second Stepdaughter Makes Fashion Runway Debut

Her knitwear collection sold out within hours

(Newser) - This has been an amazing week for Ella Emhoff, one of two people who call Vice President Kamala Harris "Momala." The 21-year-old "Second Stepdaughter" not only made her catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week, her knitwear collection made its debut at online shop Mall Thursday and...

Kamala Harris Gives Jolt to a Certain Sneaker

Sales of Converse's Chuck Taylors spike after vice president wears them

(Newser) - Supporters of Kamala Harris appear to have helped boost sales of the vice president's favorite pair of shoes. Women across the country vowed to wear Converse sneakers —specifically the Chuck Taylor versions Harris loves so much—and/or pearls for Inauguration Day, in honor of the nation's first...

Fashion King Pierre Cardin Dead at 98
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Fashion Icon
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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...

He Heads a $23B Fashion Site. He's Walking Away for His Wife

Rubin Ritter, co-CEO of EU e-commerce giant Zalando, wants to prioritize his spouse's career

(Newser) - Rubin Ritter's contract with Europe's largest fashion site isn't set to expire for two-plus years. But a surprise announcement Sunday from the 38-year-old co-CEO of the Berlin-based Zalando indicates he has other plans for the near future—ones that include letting his spouse's career take center...

Harry Styles Makes History in a Dress
American Vogue
Cover Makes History

American Vogue Cover Makes History

Harry Styles is the first solo male to make American Vogue's cover

(Newser) - Harry Styles, in a Gucci ballgown? American Vogue has it, on the cover no less—the first time a man has graced the 127-year-old magazine's cover all by himself, USA Today reports. "Clothes are there to have fun with and experiment with and play with. What's really...

Designer Face Shields With $1K Price Tag Are Now a Thing
Fending Off the Virus
Just Got Fancy

Fending Off the Virus Just Got Fancy

Louis Vuitton will make a $1K face shield

(Newser) - "An eye-catching headpiece, both stylish and protective" is in the works, courtesy of Louis Vuitton and meant to help keep COVID-19 at bay, but it won't come cheap. Per the New York Post , the fashion house's new plastic face shield, which is part of the brand's...

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...

Kanye Strikes 10-Year Deal That Might Just Save a Big Brand

The singer-songwriter joins forces with the Gap

(Newser) - "He just might make Gap cool again." That's how TMZ describes a new 10-year deal between Kanye West and the Gap to forge a clothing line. The mall brand and Kanye's company, Yeezy, say the new "Yeezy Gap" line will provide "modern, elevated basics...

Former Right-Hand Man: Wintour Gave Me 'Scars'

Andre Leon Talley tells of 'huge emotional and psychological scars' in new book

(Newser) - It was the 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada, written by a former assistant of Anna Wintour, that cast the Vogue editor-in-chief as a nightmare. Almost two decades later, a new book from her former right-hand man reportedly confirms some of the narrative. In a memoir that will be out...

Canada Goose Makes a Big Change on Fur

Parka maker says it will only buy 'reclaimed' fur

(Newser) - After years of pressure from PETA and other groups, Canada Goose says it is making a big change on the use of coyote fur in its luxury parkas—but it's not being eliminated. Instead, the company says that starting in 2022, it will no longer buy "virgin" fur...

Witherspoon Wanted to Help Teachers. It Backfired

One million educators applied for a free Draper James dress; there were only 250 available

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon said she wanted "to show teachers a little extra love" in offering free dresses through her fashion line, Draper James, earlier this month, per Glamour . But love is hardly what teachers are feeling following the promotion, described as a way to honor those who are "working...

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