• Anti-fur protest and celebrity concerts cap Paris couture

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — As couture week in Paris entered its final furlong, the French capital was electrified by celebrity concerts and eccentric, creative designs. But Karl Lagerfeld's fur-only couture show for Fendi provoked disruptive animal-rights protests. Here are the highlights of the fall-winter 2015-16 shows on Wednesday, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf and Elie Saab. ___ GAULTIER GOES BRETON The Breton stripe, as worn by sailors, has become synonymous with Jean Paul Gaultier over the years (alongside the conical bra.) So Wednesday's fall-winter couture collection — inspired by the French region of Brittany — seemed like a wholly natural place for the French designer. The results were

  • Lady Gaga's stylist to show at New York Fashion Week

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell, Lady Gaga's longtime stylist and a designer in his own right, will show his first full ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week in September. Maxwell has created numerous looks for Gaga over the years, including a silver gown with a plunging neckline and high slit for this year's Grammys and a majority of the outfits she has worn for her Cheek to Cheek tour with Tony Bennett. Known for a bold but glamorous aesthetic, Maxwell is listed in The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood. His fashion week debut was announced Monday.

  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel's casino

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Diamonds, celebrities and iconic couture merged — on Karl Lagerfeld's orders — around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel's spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day's fall-winter 2015-16 Paris couture collections including Armani Prive, Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar and newcomer Aouadi. ___ JULIANNE MOORE, KRISTEN STEWART'S CELEBRITY ROULETTE Chanel's guests were led to their seats in a giant recreated casino Tuesday inside Paris' Grand Palais — replete with roulette tables and fully-functioning gambling machines that had one Chinese fashionista addicted within minutes.

  • Donate a bra, help women in need

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Soma is collecting bras to help women who have been affected by domestic violence.

  • Nyong'o, Blunt sparkle at Christian Dior couture garden show

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o and Emily Blunt sparkled in the heat at Christian Dior's vivid couture show, hosted in a timeless conservatory in Paris. It was the highlight of Monday's fall-winter 2015-16 Paris Couture Week shows, which also included Giambattista Valli, Ralph & Russo, and Schiaparelli. ___ DIOR CELEBRITIES HOLD COURT Lupita Nyong'o looked ravishing in a short, cherry red Dior couture dress Monday, and was at a loss for words on entering Christian Dior's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" show set inside the Rodin Museum.

  • Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week — that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko: VERSACE HITS HIGH POINT Donatella Versace delivered her strongest show yet for her couture line since its 2012 relaunch, in a fun and frothy collection that mirrored the exuberance of the late '70s and the architecture of Art Nouveau. The models, who wore turn-of-the-century flower crowns, sported voluminous flared silk sleeves alongside floaty skirts with long proportions.

  • 'Straight/Curve' documentary follows the plus-size fashion revolution

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The fashion industry is slowly opening its doors to plus-size models, Mashable reports. "Straight/Curve," a documentary that will debut next fall, follows top models, photographers, editors and stylists for two fashion seasons, diving into the current status of models in the media whether size zero will remain the norm.

  • Happy Birthday to the bikini

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Birthday greetings to the bikini, considered so risqué at its 1946 debut that only an exotic dancer would wear it at a poolside fashion show.

  • Baby you're a firework: Light up the night in dresses and jewels

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City fashion retailers offer suggestions for dazzilng July Fourth looks.

  • Ellen DeGeneres launches lifestyle collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Ellen DeGeneres’ new collection of home items, apparel and accessories may surprise you.

  • New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms. This is no ordinary fashion show. The models are East African, primarily Muslim girls living in Minnesota who designed their own culturally sensitive sportswear that lets them move freely without worrying about tripping on a long, flowing dress or having a head scarf come undone at a crucial point. "The girls for years have been telling us, 'We would like clo

  • Donna Karan stepping down as chief designer for her company

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation. She'll remain a close adviser, according to a company statement released Tuesday. Karan, 66, co-founded the company in 1984. It went public in 1996. And in 2001, LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton invested and helped grow it globally. It now sells apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York and DKNY brands. The company said it will not immediately seek to replace Karan as designer, suspending runway shows and collections for a "period of time.

  • Jennifer Nettles to launch jewelry collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Award-winning country singer Jennifer Nettles brings her personal style to a new jewelry collection debuting on QVC.

  • Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star show Sunday night. But the show was less about the awards — video of the year didn't even make the live broadcast — as performances stole the night. As Janet Jackson entered the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Brown screamed loudly, Minaj whipped out her phone to record the moment and Laverne Cox was teary-eyed. The pop star was honored with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award as she made one of her first public performances in sometime as she readies a new album and tour this fall. "It's been a very long moment to this journey

  • Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan sons model for Saint Laurent

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman attended the Saint Laurent Paris show — not as celebrity actors but as proud and genuinely nervous parents. Their sons, Dylan Brosnan and Charlie Oldman made their runway modeling debuts in the show after being discovered by designer Hedi Slimane. Here are the highlights of the last day of Paris Menswear Week, including Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Paul Smith and Agnes B. ___ PROUD PARENTS Oldman said he was jittery for his 16-year-old son Charlie before his modeling debut in Paris — after he was discovered at a music concert wearing an YSL jacket by the fashion house. "I'm a little nervous for Charlie. The Yves Saint Laurent house is such a tradition ...

  • Nail it with pumped-up pastels for summer

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Looking for a new nail color? Tired of barely there sheers, soft pastels or hot brights?

  • Jockey to launch shoe collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    After years of concentrating on innerwear and apparel basics, Jockey is stepping into the footwear business.

  • Back to the future: modern swimwear trends echo decades of style

    By Heather Warlick Life & Style Editor Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Here is a sneak preview of some of the spectacular swimwear available this summer, modeled by some of Oklahoma’s most gorgeous women.

  • Men’s Wearhouse launches national suit drive

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Donate gently worn professional clothing to help those entering or re-entering the workforce.

  • Skinny jeans 'fashion victim' collapses in park, crawls to help

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    An Adelaide woman is forced to crawl from a park at night to get help after her skinny jeans cut the blood supply to her calf muscles, 891 ABC Adelaide reports. A consultant neurologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Associate Professor Thomas Kimber, told 891 ABC Adelaide the woman, 35, noticed her legs become weak before she fell and could not get up again. He acknowledged the woman had spent her day helping relatives move house, requiring a lot of squatting, but labelled her a "fashion victim".