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Some Said She Was to Fashion What the Beatles Were to Music

Mary Quant, mastermind of Swinging '60s style, dies at 93

(Newser) - Mary Quant, the visionary fashion designer whose colorful, sexy miniskirts epitomized London in the 1960s and influenced youth culture around the world, has died. She was 93. Quant’s family said she died "peacefully at home" in Surrey, southern England, on Thursday. Quant helped popularize the miniskirt—some credit...

Oscars' Champagne Carpet: 40 Amazing Looks

Some of the best outfits from the not-red carpet

(Newser) - Fan Bingbing made a regal entrance in sparkling silver and emerald green on the champagne-colored carpet Sunday at the 95th Academy Awards. Hong Chau wore a high-neck pink Prada column gown with a feathery black train and Malala Yousafzai worked the hood of her silver sparkler from Ralph Lauren like...

She 'Gave the Punk Movement a Look'
She 'Gave the Punk
Movement a Look'

She 'Gave the Punk Movement a Look'

Fashion maverick Vivienne Westwood dies at 81

(Newser) - Vivienne Westwood, an influential fashion maverick who played a key role in the punk movement, died Thursday at 81. Westwood's eponymous fashion house announced her death on social media platforms, saying she died peacefully. A cause of death was not disclosed. "Vivienne continued to do the things she...

SBF May Have Ruined the Disheveled CEO Look
SBF May Have Ruined
the Disheveled CEO Look

SBF May Have Ruined the Disheveled CEO Look

It now sends a disturbing message, writes 'NYT' fashion critic Vanessa Friedman

(Newser) - The financial misdeeds of fallen crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried are being dissected everywhere. In the New York Times , fashion critic Vanessa Friedman explores an entirely different angle to the story, suggesting that SBF's demise might also spell the demise, finally, of the "schlubby" fashion style of tech CEOs....

Balenciaga Faces Backlash for 2 Eyebrow-Raising Ads

One featured kids with teddy bear bags draped in fetish gear, the other SCOTUS docs on child porn

(Newser) - A fashion giant is under the microscope after two recent ad campaigns went awry, spurring a lawsuit and even dragging Kim Kardashian into the fray. The complaint filed Friday by Balenciaga in the New York State Supreme Court for the County of New York seeks $25 million in damages from...

Brad Pitt's Red-Carpet Look Attracts a Lot of Attention

It's a linen skirt

(Newser) - CNN calls the celebrity's "breezy" linen skirt its look of the week, and you'd be forgiven for not immediately realizing that the network is talking about Brad Pitt. The actor has been grabbing headlines for the red-carpet outfit he donned Tuesday while promoting Bullet Train in...

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

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
Adieu to
a French
Fashion Icon

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...

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