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  • Beyoncé and J-Lo's designers cap Paris couture

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — They're fashion newcomers — but already have star clients like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lopez. Not bad for "up-and-coming" houses Ralph & Russo and Zuhair Murad — part of a new wave of business-minded couture designers — whose shows capped fall-winter 2014-15 shows Thursday. Here are the highlights of the end of couture week, including why Kate Winslet defends aging, and why couture can be cruel to models. ___ RALPH & RUSSO They've certainly hit the ground running. With the finesse of a heritage house, in only her second show, designer Tamara Ralph's produced an archetypal couture display.

  • 'Calm' Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with her baby. But calm did not prevail Wednesday when Kim Kardashian, in a whistle-stop 24-hour visit to Paris, faced the incandescent lights of Valentino's couture show in a plunging ice blue gown that caused photographers to trip over themselves. Away from the limelight, Emma Watson, demure in a black lace gown, quietly slipped in at the last minute. Meanwhile, "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann attended Jean Paul Gaultier's gender-bending display and spoke out about gay politics.

  • World Cup Fan Scores Modeling Gig From Cheering

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Her team didn’t win, but she did, Yahoo News reports. Photos of Belgian fan Axelle Despiegelaere cheering on her country during a World Cup match against Russia in Rio on June 22 went viral after they were plastered around the world in newspapers and social media.

  • Penn Square Mall betting on casino-inspired fashion designs

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Calling all fashion designers and design students. Now’s your chance to create a jackpot-winning look that will be featured in a fashion show.

  • Pink, Hudson, Leto make Armani a celebrity circus

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion is the playground for the rich and famous. But Tuesday saw Giorgio Armani outdo even this old maxim in his celebrity-circus of a couture show. On the front row, a shimmying Kate Hudson mingled with Jared Leto, Sophia Loren pouted sultrily, Pink tapped her foot and Juliette Binoche caught up with fellow actress Chloe Grace Moretz. Ushers even had to link arms in a human wall when the show ended to protect the myriad stars from the masses and deliver them to the safety of backstage. It's not often that Karl Lagerfeld is outdone in the Hollywood stakes — but his front-row shows that he's focusing his attention on couture-hungry Asia.

  • World's largest folk art market opens in Santa Fe

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's famed summer market season opens this weekend with the International Folk Market, the world's largest folk art market and one dedicated to helping artisans from impoverished nations start their own businesses. And as the popular market celebrates its 11th anniversary, it is drawing more than just tourists and locals. Organizers say designers from some of the most prestigious fashion brands are headed west to find inspiration for ethnographic prints and one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that are increasingly popular in the fashion world. "We've had many fashion experts shop the market, visionary designers from Donna Karan, Yves Saint Laurent, Anthropologie, and Coach among them," said market foun

  • UGG launches new brand for tweens

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    The tween market is a lucrative one, and UGG is putting its best foot forward to get a piece of it.

  • Theron, Penn dazzle Dior as fashion gets political

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — They're a couple rarely seen in public, together only since February. So when Academy Award-winning power-couple Charlize Theron and Sean Penn walked in to Dior's Monday show, holding hands and sat prominently on the front row, it's not only the couture gowns that dazzled guests. France's former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler, meanwhile, took politics to the catwalk, using couture week as a platform to raise awareness for the missing Nigerian schoolgirls in the latest example of red-carpet activism. Here are highlights of Day Two of the Paris haute couture fall-winter 2014 collections, including show reports from Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Schiaparelli.

  • J-Lo, Versace lead Paris' haute couture revival

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns — is back. The fall-winter 2014/15 collections started with brio Sunday with the Atelier Versace show, graced by Jennifer Lopez. The calendar has expanded to five days from three this season to make room for 12 major houses as well as a whole swath of up-and-coming names. Additions in recent seasons include the return of big-hitters Donatella Versace, Giorgio Armani and Maison Schiaparelli.

  • Never mind the heat, let's talk fall fashion

    Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Turn down the air conditioner. Can you feel the chill? Now let's see what we'll be wearing in October.

  • Minaj at BET Awards: I was recently near death

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Nicki Minaj told the crowd at the BET Awards that she was close to death recently — an experience that has helped her be herself. The rapper rambled onstage when accepting her fifth consecutive win for best female hip-hop artist, where she thanked Lil Wayne for his support, talked about writing her own lyrics and about getting the credit she deserves in the industry. "The other day, literally I didn't tell anybody this, I really thought I was about to die. Like, I was saying my prayers to die. And I didn't even want to call the ambulance because I thought, 'Well if I call the ambulance, it's going to be on TMZ,'" she said, as some of the audience laughed. "And I would rather sit there and die," she added, looking to t

  • "Thin is in" on final day of Paris menswear

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — The last day of Paris menswear shows celebrated the young waif Sunday, with Saint Laurent and Lanvin channeling the motto: Thin is in. Even rock star Lenny Kravitz was pushed back to a default second-row by skinny, near-adolescent groupies at Hedi Slimane's show. Here are the highlights and show reports ending spring-summer 2015. LENNY KRAVITZ PUSHED BACK TO ROW TWO BY BEER SWILLERS Wearing his customary shades, cooler-than-cool "Hunger Games" star Kravitz sat in pride of place at the center of Saint Laurent's front row. Not for long. Uber-young skinny groupies, selected by designer Slimane to set the tone for his boho show, entered last-minute all swilling beer and sat down Woodstock-st

  • Ginnie Graham: Tulsa has the 8th hottest guys in the country

    By GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Step aside New York City and Dallas, some of the hottest guys walking are from Tulsa and Nebraska, the Tulsa World reports.

  • 'Scandal' fashion collection coming to The Limited

    Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Want to dress like Olivia Pope? Soon you can -- and at pretty good prices.

  • Vuitton VIPs boil, Miyake make attire from bananas

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton boiled celebrity guests in a sweltering greenhouse. Rick Owens caked models in chalk paint, while Issey Miyake made clothes from bananas. Such was Thursday, an average day of vibrant eccentricity, in Paris' spring-summer 2015 menswear calendar. Here are the highlights and show reports from Day Two of ready-to-wear. CELEBRITIES IN HEAT The sun was all too much for the front-row at Louis Vuitton. Unfortunately, the storied Parisian house also hosted the spring-summer show in a real-life greenhouse without air-conditioning — causing "The Hobbit" actor Luke Evans, model Jon Kartagena and American football star Victor Cruz to sweat it out and fan themselves with the program notes as

  • Romantic fabrics mesh with bold colors in lingerie

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Summer’s trendiest lingerie looks are romantic, soft fabrics infused with eye-catching bright colors.

  • What's your lingerie personality?

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Wild child, sweet and sassy, or tame and classy? Or are you a little of each, depending on your mood? Take our highly scientific lingerie personality quiz to find out!

  • Larry Flynt: The new guy in Oklahoma City lingerie?

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    A new Hustler Hollywood store has opened in Oklahoma City. Will local women flock or balk?

  • Seth Meyers starts Paris fashion week with giggles

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — As the seriously style-minded switch their focus from Milan to Paris, the first day of menswear collections showed that even the haughty world of fashion can have a giggle. Comedians Seth Meyers and Colin Jost, dressed head-to-toe in Valentino, punctured the stiff-upper-lip in the first of five days of back to back shows with humor, as powerful editors scrambled around to see who had the better seat position. Meanwhile, some demonstrators certainly didn't see a funny side to fashion week — protesting the "Just Cavalli" scent logo for ripping off an ancient religious symbol. Here are the highlights from the day of spring-summer 2015 shows including show reports from Valentino, Raf Simons and Carven.

  • 3T ending hiatus to take up Michael Jackson legacy

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Michael Jackson's nephews and heirs to his musical talent say they are ready to take up the pop superstar's legacy, ending a 15-year hiatus prolonged by his dispute with Sony and untimely death. Taj, TJ and Taryll Jackson, sons of Tito, one of the original Jackson Five, are preparing for a European tour this fall and are working on a new album, they said in an interview on the sidelines of Milan Fashion Week, which ended Tuesday. Taj Jackson told The Associated Press that their career as 3T stalled when they lost rights to an album during Jackson's dispute with Sony around the year 2000. They were planning a comeback in 2009, and "the day we started recording was when Michael passed," he said Monday evening at