• Where Caitlyn Jenner found her Vanity Fair style inspiration

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stealth Caitlyn Jenner cover shoot for Vanity Fair sprang from her chats with the magazine's fashion and style director, Jessica Diehl, about inspirations ranging from Lauren Bacall to "The Thomas Crown Affair." In an interview released by the magazine, Diehl called Jenner "all-American in so many ways," style wise. "She has certain ideas about what she feels great in. But those ideas are still forming and taking shape. There will be some experimentation and trying things. Welcome to the world of women's fashion! It's not always smooth sailing, but I think she has a pretty good idea of what makes her feel good, and those are classic silhouettes," Diehl said.

  • Kim Kardashian says dress caught fire; Pharrell rescued her

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's an eventful time for Kim Kardashian: A new baby coming, a huge transition for her stepfather, and now a fire emergency, with none other than Pharrell and his wife to the rescue. Kardashian reported on social media Tuesday that her dress caught fire following the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards Monday night. "Shout out to Pharrell & Helen who saved my life last night!" she wrote on Instagram, repeating the message on Twitter and Facebook. "LOL After the awards at dinner the feathers of my dress caught on fire from a candle & they jumped on me to get it out!" Kardashian and husband Kanye West were both at the glittery awards ceremony — tantamount to fashion's Oscars — as presenter

  • Pharrell honored, Kimye steals the show at fashion awards


    NEW YORK (AP) — It was Pharrell Williams who was being honored as a fashion icon, but it was another music superstar who got a lot of the attention at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards on Monday night. Introducing Pharrell, the producer-singer-songwriter who was receiving the evening's Fashion Icon award, Kanye West took the opportunity not just to praise his friend, but to express some frustration at the fashion industry — for, he suggested, its cool reception to his efforts to be a serious fashion designer. "It is very difficult to break perception," West said. "Fashion had to be the hardest high school I ever entered.

  • Google partners with Levi's to create interactive clothing

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Google's Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) division announced it is partnering with Levi's to create "interactive textiles" — wearable technology built into regular clothing, Mashable reports. Called Project Jacquard, the effort focuses on making the idea of electronic clothing practical.

  • Swimsuits for your body type

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Be ready when the sun shines. Start shopping now for a swimsuit that enhances your assets and downplays what you don’t like.

  • Survey: Older women believe they get better with age

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A national survey reveals that stereotypes and notions about women and aging are changing for the better.

  • Stormy Weather: upgrade your wicked weather wardrobe

    By Leilah Naifeh and Savannah Evanoff, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Spring storms may have you feeling gloomy but here are some fashion tip that will keep you looking stylish even in stormy weather.

  • 3 Hot Summer Fashion Trends

    Veronica Davis | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Summer is just around the corner and that means that it's time to air out your closet and make room for the season's latest trends. From sea-inspired jewelry and retro hoops to elegant, peek-a-boo lace, summer 2015 is all about finding the right

  • Romanian mayor arrested for bribes, quits ruling party

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former Romanian mayor who once dressed in a Nazi uniform at a fashion show has quit the ruling party weeks after he was arrested and charged with taking bribes. Radu Mazare said Wednesday he was quitting the ruling Social Democratic Party, days after he resigned as mayor of the Black Sea port of Constanta, a post he held since 2000. Prosecutors say Mazare received 9 million euros ($9.8 million) in bribes in exchange for issuing permits and awarding contracts to refurbish the city. He was arrested on April 2. The former journalist, who is famous for his flamboyant appearances, has frequently dressed as Che Guevara, the Cuban revolutionary. Mazare apologized to Jewish groups after wearing the

  • Rebel Wilson launching plus-size line at Torrid

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Actress Rebel Wilson puts her special spin and personal touches on an upcoming holiday fashion collection at Torrid.

  • Founder of Miami Fashion week selling shares

    Updated: Tue, May 26, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — The founder of Miami Fashion Week is selling her stake in the company. The board of directors announced this past week that founder Beth Sobol and shareholder Aaron Perry are selling their remaining shares. Perry became a 50 percent equity partner in 2010. Sobol is a former fashion model who started Miami Fashion Week in 1999. The week has offered emerging designers from all around the world a chance to launch into the American market and has lured a host of notable celebrities. The board also plans to announce a new strategy for Miami Fashion Week going forward.

  • Alabama PacSun store removes T-shirt with upside-down American flag design after picture goes viral

    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    A controversial T-shirt design featuring an upside-down American flag was removed from an Alabama store after a complaint from a customer went viral on Facebook. An employee with the Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. location at the Tanger Outlets in Foley, Ala., told the Daily News Monday a black A$AP Rocky-designed shirt was removed from the business after they received a complaint from a customer. The employee declined further comment and referred questions to the company's corporate office, which was unavailable for comment Monday.

  • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Yet while the best looks come to define the festival, there's almost as much interest in who got it wrong. Here are the 68th Cannes Film Festival's fashion hits and misses. ___ EMILY BLUNT Blunt has Stella McCartney to thank for her shimmering coup at the "Sicario" premiere, alongside co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Embroidered jewels gave the sophisticated, covered-up look a weight that oozed old-school Hollywoo

  • CANNES WATCH: Going out In style

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for Sunday's Palme d'Or finale. ___ QUEEN OF THE CARPET Marion Cotillard plays a queen in Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth," but at its Cannes premiere she was also a bejeweled queen of the red carpet. In a blue-and-rose truncated minidress from Dior's haute couture spring-summer 2015 collection, Cotillard sparkled Saturday as she posed alongside co-star Michael Fassbender, thanks to the outfit's myriad embroidered pailettes and jewels.

  • Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamorous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody. But, importantly, Thursday's celebrity auction in Cap d'Antibes, at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, raised in excess of $30 million for the fight against AIDS, a cause for which Elizabeth Taylor, one of the organization's founders, fought until her death in 2011.

  • Cannes film pays homage to late designer Oscar de la Renta

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — The spirit of Oscar de la Renta lives on every day at the Cannes Film Festival. Though the Dominican Republic-born fashion designer passed away last year aged 82 after battling cancer, his landmark fashion designs continue to dominate the red carpet — from Emma Stone's black sheer tulle gown at the "The Irrational Man" photocall to Aishwarya Rai's maroon silk number and Karlie Kloss' incredible blue fishtail gown at the De Grisogono soiree. Now a documentary film has been screened at Cannes, called "Ovation for Oscar," paying homage to his work.

  • Headbands are making headlines

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Headbands are a huge trend for spring and summer and are a versatile way to add a touch of whimsy to any outfit.

  • Even Marc Jacobs had to pull all-nighters at design school

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion students, take heart: Even someone with the natural talent of Marc Jacobs had to pull all-nighters to get through design school. Just before receiving an award Tuesday night from his alma mater, the Parsons School of Design, Jacobs recalled the cloud of giddy exhaustion under which he worked at school, where he'd toil around the clock with fellow student (and now, noted fellow designer) Tracy Reese. "Tracy and I worked all the time on our homework," he said in an interview. "I mean, we'd work so hard and be so tired — we wouldn't have any sleep. We'd get so tired that we'd be giddy, we'd just get the giggles.

  • Cannes red carpet dance is a tightly controlled choreography

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — Red carpets are all the same color, but they are not alike. And none equals the prestigious red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, a rigidly organized gauntlet of glamour, a surreal choreography of stage-managed glitz. It's a world of its own, with strict rules and tradition, and passage through it is dizzying for even the most experienced stars. The Cannes red carpet, along with its companion photo calls in front of a bank of photographers, creates the festival's flashy French Riviera iconography, a global calling card that rivals the Academy Awards' famous promenade. The recent dustup over footwear on the Cannes carpet epitomizes the strangeness of its elevated ecosystem.

  • Cannes steps into trouble with high-heels dress code

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its strict dress code after women not wearing high heels were turned away from a premiere. Many are criticizing the festival after Screen International reported that several middle-aged women were refused entry to Sunday's premiere of Todd Haynes' '50s lesbian romance "Carol" for wearing flats. On Tuesday, actress Emily Blunt called the report "very disappointing, obviously." "Everyone should wear flats, to be honest, at the best of times" said Blunt, who was there to premiere the Mexican drug war thriller "Sicario. "You kind of think that there's these new waves of equality.