Fashion design

FILE -In this Jan. 18, 1987, photo, Atlanta city councilman, Rev. Hosea Williams, in overalls, leads a march against efforts to keep Forsyth County in Georgia all white past counter-protesters near Cumming, Ga., as a crowd waves Confederate flags and jeer the marchers. Racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere in the chaotic 1980s when future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe)
February 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents...
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The Longchamp Paris collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
February 10, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Models Kendall Jenner and Liu Wen took a break from the catwalk to sit front row for Longchamp's second appearance at New York Fashion Week, and creative director Sophie Delafontaine couldn't have been happier. Delafontaine told The Associated Press she was moved by New York City's...
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Actors, from left, Debra Messing, Mariska Hargitay, Christina Hendricks, model Coco Rocha, actress Christina Ricci and Lydia Hearst attend the Christian Siriano Runway Show held at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center during New York Fashion Week on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
February 09, 2019 - 10:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If there were a best-view award at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano would win it. The sights outside the designer's runway show atop Rockefeller Center were hard to beat: The Empire State building, the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks, just as the sun began to...
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Fashion from the Jeremy Scott collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 09, 2019 - 12:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CHAOS! HORROR! PANIC! BABY, IT'S HOT! Designer Jeremy Scott has always liked to make news, but with his latest collection he did it literally, drawing design inspiration from New York's tabloid headlines. Chromatically speaking, Scott's runway show Friday evening at New York Fashion...
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The Palm Angels collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Friday Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
February 08, 2019 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a strobe light show worthy of a seizure warning and classic statuary in clear boxes, Milan streetwear cool guy Francesco Ragazzi brought his celeb-popular Palm Angels brand to New York Fashion Week for the first time. And the reason? His explanation wasn't nearly as dramatic as...
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A screenshot taken on Thursday Feb.7, 2019 from an online fashion outlet showing a Gucci turtleneck black wool balaclava sweater for sale, that they recently pulled from its online and physical stores. Gucci has apologized for the wool sweater that resembled a "blackface" and said the item had been removed from its online and physical stores, the latest case of an Italian fashion house having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity. (AP Photo)
February 07, 2019 - 7:54 pm
MILAN (AP) — Luxury fashion is all about breaking codes, creating a new, irresistible message that captivates consumers. But some of the globe's top brands have raised eyebrows with designs that have racist connotations. The latest instance of that was Italian fashion designer Gucci, which produced...
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Gigi Hadid models fashion from the Tom Ford collection during Fashion Week, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 07, 2019 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Ford says these tumultuous times pointed him in the opposite direction at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night with a collection of gentle, non-aggressive elegance done in simple silhouettes, with some Los Angeles-inspired pops of color. There was a distinctive '70s vibe in...
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This undated image released by GWS Auctions shows a black dress that actress Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. KruseGWS Auctions announced Wednesday that the simple wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for bidding starting on March 30. Monroe was wearing it in Beverly Hills on Oct. 6, 1954 when she stepped out amid a mob of cameras and reporters to announce the split in a marriage. (GWS Auctions via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 10:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction. The simple wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for...
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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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