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Gisele Finally Lets Go Of Her Alter Ego Post Birth

Being married to the perfect athlete husband with an astoundingly successful modelling career behind her, and having just given birth to a beautiful baby boy...

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Liam Gallagher Hopes To Conquer The Womenswear Market, Too

We all know of Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher's rather confident approach to life, and so it came as no surprise when the Mancunian singer launched a ...

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Meadham Kirchhoff Obviously Did Something Very, Very Right

Despite mixed thoughts in the sea of critics who witnessed the AW10 collection from Meadham Kirchhoff at London Fashion Week, it seems the design duo have...

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Karl Lagerfeld Teaming With Hogan

Oh, Unkle Karl, you never cease to keep us guessing. According to Grazia, the iconic Mr Lagerfeld has a collaboration lined up with the Italian luxury brand...

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Riccardo Tisci Tricked Tommy Ton

There's nothing like the satisfaction of pulling off a good prank - and also nothing like the head hanging that follows being the subject of punking....

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Designer Accessories Remain Versatile for Spring

New York – A mix of sparkle, tribal, neutral tones, lucite and denim will be just some of the major trends seen in accessories next spring, said the...

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Oscar de la Renta's Pre-Fall Spectacular

New York – Forget subtle. If it's understated you're after in the early months of fall next year, Oscar de la Renta might not be the answer....

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Louis Vuitton's Teenage Wasteland

Paris – Louis Vuitton went all youthful this season, creating a collection for teenagers determined to get some distance from their parents with...

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Banana Republic Has the Blues

New York – With a premature wintry chill in the air and soggy umbrellas stacked in aluminum bins in the entryway to the Banana Republic runway show...

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Megan Fox gets top dollar in Armani endorsement

LOS ANGELES – Confirming that endorsement deals still have cachet in a recession, "Transformers" star Megan Fox is pulling down a seven-figure...

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Tom Ford's 'A Single Man' rounds off Venice competition

VENICE, Italy (AFP) – Fashion designer Tom Ford made his directorial debut at the Venice film festival Friday, joining the fray for the coveted Golden...

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It's in the autumn air: men's spring fashions

NEW YORK – As the baseball season grinds toward the World Series and another football season rears its helmeted head, a man's thoughts turn to...

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The new black at NY Fashion Week? Black, of course

NEW YORK – Fashion for spring is back in black. Black never went anywhere, of course — it's a perennial favorite with the crowd at New York...

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Betsey Johnson: Posh Punk Party at the Plaza

New York – There's an inescapable aroma of horse manure at the storied corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South in New York, where the famous...

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Kenzo charts new territory with menswear display

PARIS – A legion of linen-clad explorers, their tailored pantsuits washed to a neutral palette of grays, greens and cream by a punishing tropical...

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Jean Paul Gaultier's Celluloid Couture

Paris – Lights, camera, Gaultier! French fashion's enfant terrible Jean Paul Gaultier found it, at the movies with a fall 2009 haute couture...

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Valentino: Poetry in Motion and Mode

Paris – Poetry was an apt way to describe the fall 2009 runway show from the house of Valentino, an elegant visual dissertation on the art of haute...

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Holiday '09 at Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic

New York – The coming holiday season this year at Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic will be clothing centered around cozy, indoor activities; intimate,...

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Couturier Pierre Cardin returns home from hospital

MARSEILLE (AFP) – Star French couturier Pierre Cardin, 86, was on Thursday released from a hospital in the Mediterranean city of Marseille after a...

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"Tulips & Pansies: The Headdress Affair"

New York – If you hadn't yet become savvy to the fact that pollen season has begun in New York City, then the "Tulips & Pansies: The...

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Scarlett Johansson to be New Face of Mango

New York – She's acted alongside Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen's "Vicky Christina Barcelona," and now, Scarlett Johansson follows in...

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Lacroix pledges to fight for fashion house

PARIS (AFP) – French fashion king Christian Lacroix has pledged to fight to the hilt to maintain his prestigious couture house, declared insolvent this...

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Two Words for Fall: Toughen Up

ONE of the reasons fashion is a young person’s game is that older people keep wishing it were dead. Consider how often in this newspaper we’ve...

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Lindsay "Searching for Love"

We applaud Lindsay Lohan for poking fun at herself in this Funny or Die spoof of an eHarmony personal ad, after her tumultuous split with Sam Ronson. In...

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French ELLE Goes Nude For Cover

Ever wonder what today’s top celebrities would look like without makeup—or Photoshop retouching, for that matter? Check out the April cover of our...

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Recession-Proof Wedding at Vera Wang

New York – A bride-to-be might worry for months about making her wedding day perfect, and that includes finding the ultimate dress. But flash forward to...

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Rappers tone down sparkle but not swagger

ATLANTA – The hip-hop world is a less bling-bling place these days. The music genre has been defined as much by diamond-encrusted watches and platinum...

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Celebrating at the "Monsters vs. Aliens" Premiere

Los Angeles – What's an Oscar-winning actress choose to wear on the occasion of her 33rd birthday? If you're Reese Witherspoon, you slip into...

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Kenzo auctions art collection as he downsizes

PARIS – Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada will auction off some of the art that inspired his East-meets-West style, as he trades his plush Paris...

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Indian designers try to stay relevant in recession

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – From shrinking their collections to slashing prices, Indian fashion designers are trying to cope with the global financial crisis,...

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Calvin Klein Works Hard For Your Money

New York – "Subtly sexy," was the theme of the Calvin Klein men's and women's apparel and accessories for Fall 2009, said creative...

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Giambattista Valli: Homage to Yves

Paris – Giambattista Valli evoked Yves Saint Laurent in Paris at his fall 2009 collection in Paris, Monday, March 9. "It’s part homage to...

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Yves Saint Laurent's Mannish Femmes

Paris – Paris enjoyed another bona fide fashion moment Monday, March 9, courtesy of the maison of Yves Saint Laurent, with a super sophisticated mannish...

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Practical luxury at French label Chanel

PARIS – Practical chic was the name of the game Tuesday at Chanel, which delivered classic suits embellished with snap-on cuffs and collars that can be...

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Belle Brummell Chanel

Paris – If anyone doubted that a masculine moment is marching through women's fashion, any remaining skepticism would have vanished after seeing...

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Valentino: Rich And Decked in Fancy

Paris – At Valentino in Paris on Tuesday, March 10, the house's creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli sent out lavish...

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Style stars can be winners at the Oscars too

The red carpet at the Academy Awards is the Superbowl of fashion, with stars emerging after big plays and others sinking after big mistakes. The stakes are...

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Hats and gloves are big at New York fashion shows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If women buy just one fashion item for autumn 2009, let it be long leather gloves or an over-the-top hat to freshen up their...

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Kanye West: Being a Sex Addict Fueled Success

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Kanye West is on another magazine cover (this time with a sure-to-be-appreciated gray-free beard) and as usual the rapper...

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Go for gold, silver, bronze at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK – If the economy hangs over New York Fashion Week like a basic black cloud, designers are seeking a silver — or gold, platinum or bronze...

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Fashion outlook for fall is warm and cozy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fashion consumers buffeted by recession's blows and chilled by bleak news may find welcome warmth and comfort in styles...

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Slump helps Berlin tread global fashion catwalk

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin is hosting fashion week with a slew of parties, shows and exhibitions as it tries to carve a niche for itself on the global...

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"Half-price" models tighten their belts

PARIS (Reuters) – Free designer dresses, an army of admirers and $15,000 to stroll down a catwalk: no wonder thousands of teenage girls aspire to being a...

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Rome fashion bristles at Armani jibe from Paris

ROME (Reuters Life!) – Giorgio Armani's comment that Rome has killed off its fashion scene by parading inept designers has ruffled feathers in the...

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Obama mania hits the catwalks of Rome

ROME (Reuters Life!) – Mania over President Barack Obama has reached the catwalks of Rome, where a top haute couture designer showed off a kaftan...

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Bodacious Beauties and Hot Hunks

Los Angeles – It was a Hollywood lover's dream come true on Monday night at Grauman's Chinese Theater, as a bevy of beauties and a horde of...

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NYC Fashion Week moves out of Garment District

NEW YORK – Every year during New York Fashion Week, designers can be seen wheeling racks of clothes in their new collections to the tents at Bryant Park,...

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Dolce & Gabbana expect to offend with next campaign

MILAN (Reuters Life!) – Dolce and Gabbana's next advertising campaign is likely to offend with a portrayal of men praying, say the Italian...

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Fashion Rio's New Latin Sophistication

Rio de Janeiro – Fafa Cosenza, the designer of Rio label Tessuti showed that one can be sophisticated and yet true to one's roots in one of the...

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"Slumdog Millionaire," Eastwood and Hathaway Winners

New York – As with the Golden Globe awards this past Sunday, at the 2008 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in...

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Nothing Beats Those Brazilian Fabrics

Rio de Janeiro – In many ways, the single greatest contribution Brazil has made to international fashion is the exceptional quality of its fabrics, an...

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Outrage in Chile at busty Virgin Mary models

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A prominent fashion designer has sparked outrage in Chile by dressing up models like the Virgin Mary -- in some cases with ample,...

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Rio's New Graphic Rockers and Goths

Rio de Janeiro – There was a nice blast of rocker optimism at shows in Rio de Janeiro Thursday afternoon, when three newish brands gave tropical twists...

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Haute Coupure? Luxury buyers scent bargains

PARIS/MILAN (Reuters) – In couture, cut is vital, but Marie Dupuis has found it can also apply to price. Thanks to a little bargaining, a Jean-Paul...

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French fashion designer Ted Lapidus dies at 79

PARIS – Ted Lapidus, the fashion designer who redefined chic with the 1960s unisex look, has died in France. He was 79. President Nicolas Sarkozy, in an...

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Countdown To Christmas: Party Outfits For Every Shape

Still looking for that perfect party dress? Panicking about what to wear over the Christmas period? Well we've found the perfect outfit for you, no matter...

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Rihanna and Gucci Team Up for UNICEF

New York – Forget what you've heard about Rihanna. "Good Girl Gone Bad" is only one half of her story. She may be a brooding and...

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Funky Islamic fashion struts conservative catwalk

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – After years of turning heads with her riotously colorful frocks in Malaysia, fashion designer Tom Abang Saufi can't decide...

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Spring Statements: Accessories Go Bold

New York – The Neiman Marcus accessories preview on Wednesday, Dec. 3 provided an inside look at the biggest trends for next spring to keep in mind when...

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Fashion designer convicted in LA of sexual assault

LOS ANGELES – An up-and-coming fashion designer who has worked with A-list celebrities was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting seven girls and...

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Calvin Klein Lets the Sun Shine In

New York – Warmer, happier days are here again - at least, that is the hope that most customers are harboring for next spring - to be mentally and...

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Victoria's Secret has fashion show in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Victoria's Secret's angels have descended upon Miami Beach. Singer Usher kicked off the Victoria's Secret show...

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Victoria's Secret Show, Soirees Rock South Beach

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Victoria's Secret brought the sexy to South Beach Saturday at their annual fashion show, featuring Angels' Heidi...

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Marc Jacobs settles with NY over improper payments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top fashion designer Marc Jacobs' company agreed to pay New York state $1 million for improper payments made to secure a venue...

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Banana Republic Proposes an Easy Spring

New York – The words "easy" and "breezy" are often overused when it comes to Spring collections, but in a current economic climate...

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Jennifer Lopez, Prince Salute Donatella Versace

New York – Prince didn't say a word - nor did he sing - at Fashion Group International's annual Night of Stars on Thursday, Oct. 23, but he...

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Thai princess opens Russia Fashion Week with line

MOSCOW (Reuters Life!) – Thai Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana sashayed along a red carpet on Tuesday before launching her new clothes collection and...

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Fur Goes Eco-Friendly at Royal Chie

New York – Eco-friendly fur coats? It may sound like an oxymoron, but Japanese designer Chie Imai showed how it could be done with her 2008-2009 Royal...

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Designer's sexual assault trial nears its end

LOS ANGELES – Fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander sexually assaulted aspiring models after luring them to Los Angeles with promises of glamorous photo...

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NY judge aufs `Project Runway' suit

NEW YORK - A New York judge has bid "auf Wiedersehen" to fashion industry veterans who claimed Heidi Klum and others ripped off their idea for...

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Fendi's Romantic Futurism

Milan - The cool late afternoon light of Northern Europe, the high tech fabrics of modern sports, the world's best fur atelier and a large dose of design...

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Borat actor crashes Agatha's party at fashion show

MILAN (Reuters) - Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his eccentric character Borat, burst onto the catwalk at Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's show in...

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Denied! Bravo Prevents Project Runway Takeoff

Los Angeles (E! Online) - As Heidi Klum says, in the world of fashion one day you're in, the next you're out. Lifetime is learning that lesson the...

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Manolo Blahnik Receives the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award

Los Angeles - Lucy Liu wore her favorite black Manolos, so did Hilary Duff and China Chow, while "Mad Men" star January Jones preened in her Blahnik...

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Indian male chants a new style mantra

MUMBAI (Reuters Life!) - The big mustache, silk shirt and gold accessories-look that survived for decades is now being replaced by a haute couture hero:...

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Paris fashion shows defy gloomy world climate

PARIS (Reuters) - France's ready-to-wear spring and summer shows began in earnest on Monday with Christian Dior's collection, as the world of...

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Paris: Christian Dior Light

Paris - No self-respecting gal would ever need a backstage pass if she donned most of the looks in the Christian Dior spring 2009 collection so naughtily chic...

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Queen's dressmaker to appoint administrator

LONDON (Reuters) - Hardy Amies, the fashion house that dressed Britain's Queen Elizabeth for more than 30 years, plans to file for administration after...

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Balenciaga: Valkyries From Mars

Paris - Things went a little inside out at Balenciaga in Saint Germain on Tuesday, Sept. 30, where the interior structures from the time honoured metier of...

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A Taste of Japan Fashion Week in New York

New York - Japan Fashion Week's Spring 2009 season of collections commences on Sept. 1, but for those New York residents unable to make the journey to...

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Designer brings haute couture home to S.Leone

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Women carrying corn on their heads and children selling peanuts stop to stare as a leggy model in a tiny, blue dress strikes a pose...

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The Jonas Brothers Want to Dress You!

Los Angeles (E! Online) - Add the Jonas Brothers to the list of musicians who want their own fashion line. "I'm not saying we're the best...

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Yves Saint Laurent's art collection up for auction

PARIS (Reuters) - The private art collection of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge has been put up for auction and will be...

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Life is a Cabaret at Lingerie Americas' Spring Spectacular

New York - Few trade shows can boast a lingerie runway show as part of their program of events - except, of course, Lingerie Americas, the semi-annual...

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French touch dominatrix for new Madonna tour

PARIS (AFP) - With the help of some of the best of French haute couture, Madonna is to kick off her new "Sticky and Sweet" world tour next week in a...

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Sears seeks to be synonymous with chic

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The adjectives hip, chic and fashionable are not usually used when speaking of Sears, an American retailer better known for selling...

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Madonna at 50: She still dresses to her own beat

NEW YORK - No matter what your taste, there's probably a Madonna for you. The pop star, who is turning 50 Saturday, is one of fashion's great...

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Gucci gala livens up Rome fashion scene

ROME - Just when fashion in Rome needed a dash of inspiration, Gucci's Frida Giannini comes along and throws a big party in a villa overlooking the...

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Gap Inc.'s Holidays, Three Ways

New York - Just the gap between high and low is increasingly closed - mixing a designer jacket with a pair of jeans from a chain store like Gap is perfectly...

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Lack of black models keeps Naomi Campbell going

ABUJA (Reuters) - British supermodel Naomi Campbell refuses to retire after more than two decades on the world's catwalks because there are still too few...

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Givenchy Couture: Arty And Andean

Paris - Givenchy couture took a tour of the Andes this week in Paris, as the house's creative director Riccardo Tisci sent out a phalanx of models in...

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Jean Paul Gaultier's Caged Belles

Paris - Half the passages in this week's haute couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier had birds' names; several were simply entitled cage, befitting a...

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Colangelo Wins Who Is On Next Award

Rome - Next time somebody tells you there is a dearth of young design ideas in Italian fashion, tell them to head to Rome for the Franca Sozzani driven talent...

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AFP: John Galliano Spring-Summer 2008 Highlights

AFP: John Galliano Spring-Summer 2008 Highlights This summer will be silky and suggestive if John Galliano has anything to do with it. For his spring-summer...

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Yves Saint Laurent fashion to be auctioned off

NEW YORK - A month after the death of Yves Saint Laurent, Christie's is auctioning seven pieces of the legendary French fashion designer's clothing...

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Valentino's Final Bow

Valentino's Final Bow Valentino is bringing the curtain down on his 45th year as one of the world's most famous fashion designers here at the Rodin...

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Nicole Miller Resort Goes to Bali

New York - Even if you can't make it to Bali next winter, picking up a few pieces from Nicole Miller's Resort 2009 collection, which she presented in...

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Christian Dior: Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2007-2008 Fashion Show

Christian Dior: Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2007-2008 Fashion Show This has got to be one of the most grandest haute couture celebration that I have ever seen in...

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"Panda"-mania in Hollywood

Los Angeles - As Universal Studios burned just over the hill on Sunday, destroying sets from some of Hollywood's classic films, a happier scene played out...

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French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent dies

PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has died at the age of 71, hailed as a 20th century cultural innovator who revolutionized the way...

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Costa, Ford and Burch are fashion's big winners

NEW YORK - Francisco Costa, Tom Ford and Tory Burch were the big winners at Monday night's Council of Fashion Designer of America awards, the...

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Costa, Ford and Burch Win Top Honors at CFDA Awards

New York - Fransisco Costa of Calvin Klein took home the Womenswear Designer of the Year award on Monday night at the Council of Fashion Designers of America...

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