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Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products

Posted by on 15/03/2018
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Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products

Donatella Versace says label will stop using fur in products

Donatella Versace has said her family’s luxury fashion label will no longer use real furs in its products, according to an interview with a British magazine. The Italian fashion queen and Versace’s creative director told The Economist’s 1843 magazine that it would stop the practice, without providing further details on the change. “Fur? I am […]

‘Little black dress’ designer Givenchy dies

Posted by on 12/03/2018
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‘Little black dress’ designer Givenchy dies

‘Little black dress’ designer Givenchy dies

PARIS: Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said yesterday. Givenchy set the template for ladylike chic in the 1950s and 1960s, dressing everyone from Princess Grace of Monaco to Jane Fonda. His longtime partner, […]

Indian acid attack survivors sparkle at fashion show to spotlight equality

Posted by on 08/03/2018
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Indian acid attack survivors sparkle at fashion show to spotlight equality

Indian acid attack survivors sparkle at fashion show to spotlight equality

 Sparkling in shades of green, pink and peach, Indian women survivors of acid attacks walked the ramp at a fashion show to boost awareness about violence against women. Scarred faces held high, 11 members of a non-profit group showcased colorful Indian and Western garments, spoke about confidence and posed for photographs on Wednesday, a […]

Chanel attacked for felling trees for Paris fashion show

Posted by on 07/03/2018
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Chanel attacked for felling trees for Paris fashion show

Chanel attacked for felling trees for Paris fashion show

Karl Lagerfeld created a spectacular mid-winter wood for his Paris catwalk Tuesday, but immediately fell foul of environmental activists who accused him of felling century-old trees for the show. The veteran German creator turned the Grand Palais into a forest, with tons of dead leaves strewn on mirrored steps and nine tall mossy oaks planted […]

No-fur Stella McCartney fuses men’s, women’s styles in Paris

Posted by on 06/03/2018
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No-fur Stella McCartney fuses men’s, women’s styles in Paris

No-fur Stella McCartney fuses men’s, women’s styles in Paris

In a fall-winter season that’s featured a fair share of fur on the runway in spite of growing resistance, Stella McCartney’s show was the ecological antidote at Paris Fashion Week. Guests including actresses Kristin Scott Thomas and Isabelle Huppert were served up green juices with spirulina before the McCartney’s beautifully uplifting leather-and-fur-free collection inside the […]

Oscars red carpet: white-hot, red-hot and bronze (medalists)

Posted by on 05/03/2018
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Oscars red carpet: white-hot, red-hot and bronze (medalists)

Oscars red carpet: white-hot, red-hot and bronze (medalists)

After a Hollywood awards season of statement red carpets including “blackouts” at the Golden Globes and Baftas, the movie industry’s finest embraced a rainbow of color Sunday at the Oscars. From classic white to fire engine red, with shades of teal, fuchsia, powder blue and lavender mixed in, here are some highlights of the style […]

Iran acid attack victims find new identity in art

Posted by on 03/03/2018
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Iran acid attack victims find new identity in art

Iran acid attack victims find new identity in art

Massoumeh Attaie does not want to be defined only by the evil that drove her father-in-law to blind her with acid in her face. She wants to be known as an artist. The 35-year-old Iranian never got justice for the brutal attack eight years ago that left her permanently disfigured. Her father-in-law threw acid in […]

Fashion’s invisible man Margiela lifts his veil

Posted by on 03/03/2018
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Fashion’s invisible man Margiela lifts his veil

Fashion’s invisible man Margiela lifts his veil

Martin Margiela, the “Greta Garbo of fashion”, is lurking somewhere out of sight at the Palais Galliera in Paris where a huge retrospective of his work opens Friday. The reclusive genius — of whom no photograph exists after 1996 — walked away from his label nine years ago when he was the most talked-about designer […]

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Posted by on 01/03/2018
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Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Luxury British fashion house Burberry yesterday announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci, formerly of Givenchy, as its new chief creative officer to replace Christopher Bailey. The 43-year-old Italian, who was creative director at the famed French fashion house from 2005 to 2017, will take over the reins at Burberry on March 12. He is credited […]

Dark atmospherics at Saint Laurent

Posted by on 28/02/2018
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Dark atmospherics at Saint Laurent

Dark atmospherics at Saint Laurent

In a strong-shouldered red military jacket, actress Charlotte Gainsbourg posed for cameras ahead of Saint Laurent’s warehouse-style show in front of the Eiffel Tower. An eerie feeling pervaded the collection of clothes that recalled the 1980s and were done in black or doused in glitter. The dim beam light in the show decor evoked a […]

Dolce & Gabbana sends drones down runway

Posted by on 27/02/2018
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Dolce & Gabbana sends drones down runway

Dolce & Gabbana sends drones down runway

Designers have made plays big and small for the loyalty of younger admirers at Milan Fashion Week. They have reached out with Instagram-savvy supermodels like Gigi Hadid, styles that incorporate more elements of street-wear and ever-evolving technology, as highlighted with Dolce & Gabbana’s clever use of drones during their womenswear show. Some highlights from Milan […]

Muslim designer’s ‘pride hijab’ to spread message of love at gay Mardi Gras

Posted by on 22/02/2018
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Muslim designer’s ‘pride hijab’ to spread message of love at gay Mardi Gras

Muslim designer’s ‘pride hijab’ to spread message of love at gay Mardi Gras

A Muslim designer who created a rainbow “pride hijab” hopes it will become a symbol of inclusivity and spur more gay and transgender people to embrace their identity ahead of Australia’s 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The headscarf, created as part of a campaign to push for same-sex marriage in Australia, sold out […]