Couture

Designer Pier Paolo Piccioli, centre, accepts applause at the end of the Valentino Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Wednesday, July 3 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
July 03, 2019 - 3:08 pm
PARIS (AP) — Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow added star power to the finale of Paris couture week by gracing the verdant Valentino collection. Meanwhile, Jean Paul Gaultier followed through on his pledge to go fur free, as Elie Saab reached a creative high with inspiration from China. Here are some...
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Designer Virginie Viard accepts applause at the end of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, July 2 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 02, 2019 - 4:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's new chief Virginie Viard merged the worlds of two of its most famous couturiers, those of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, for a cerebral couture show in Paris set inside a huge circular library. For Viard's first-ever solo couture show, both Chanel, the woman, and...
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A man looks at a Bulgari necklace and earrings in gold with diamonds from 1969 during a preview of the exhibition "Bulgari. The story, the dream" at St. Angel Castle in Rome, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The exhibition, which is on from June 26 till Nov. 3, 2019 features jewels and vintage haute couture pieces owned and worn by legendary actresses like, ElizabethTaylor, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Audrey Hepburn. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
June 25, 2019 - 12:38 pm
ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome. The exhibition "Bvlgari, the story, the dream" includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor...
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Actress Julianne Moore poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Staggering Girl' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2019 - 3:28 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — One of Julianne Moore's first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film "The Staggering Girl" was wardrobe. She had visions of wearing green, lavender and red haute couture as the star of the short film produced by the French fashion house. "And I got there...
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Model Cara Delevingne, second from left, looks as models wipe tears from their eyes as they wear creations as part of the Chanel ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 05, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there. Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a minute's silence to bid adieu to the iconic couturier, who died last month and did not want a public funeral...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Lanvin ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 27, 2019 - 11:51 am
PARIS (AP) — After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin is back on form. There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of the French couture house's catwalk show Wednesday, a debut from Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin's fourth designer in four...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 19, 2019 - 7:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 4:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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A model wears a creation for the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 23, 2019 - 2:00 am
PARIS (AP) — It's snowing in Paris, but not at Chanel, which showcased 18th-century-inspired couture that frothed inside a sunlit Italian villa. For once, Karl Lagerfeld didn't take his usual bow — the house said because the octogenarian designer was fatigued. Some highlights of the spring-summer...
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Models wear creations for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 22, 2019 - 10:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's octogenarian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has looked increasingly frail in recent seasons, did not come out to take a bow at the house's couture show in Paris, something the company attributed to him being tired. It is the first time in recent memory that Lagerfeld, who has...
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