Couture

Models wear creations as part of the Valentino Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
September 29, 2019 - 11:18 am
PARIS (AP) — A less-is-more philosophy at Valentino had celebrity guests, including American singer Camila Cabello and model Naomi Campbell, vigorously applauding. Meanwhile, Thom Browne showcased his spring-summer designs from the most unlikely of places: A snow-covered garden. Here are some of...
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A model wears a creation for Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection presented, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 03, 2019 - 9:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Fake fur and authentic celebrities got all the attention at Jean Paul Gaultier's fall-winter collection, while Elie's Saab couture reached creative heights by channeling Chinese mysticism during the final day of fall-winter 2019 couture displays. Here are some of Wednesday's highlights...
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Designer Virginie Viard accepts applause at the end of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, July 2 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 02, 2019 - 1:58 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's new chief Virginie Viard merged the worlds of two of its most famous couturiers, those of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, for a cerebral couture show in Paris set inside a huge circular library. For Viard's first-ever solo couture show, both Chanel, the woman, and...
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A model wears a creation for Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019-2020 fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, July 1 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 01, 2019 - 11:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Dior went back to the essential architecture of dressmaking, and the late designer's penchant for black, for a brooding display Monday of archetypally couture fall-winter gowns. Looking on inside the Parisian house's design studios Monday on Avenue Montaigne were Gal Gadot, Elisabeth...
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A man looks at a Bulgari necklace and earrings in gold with diamonds from 1969 during a preview of the exhibition "Bulgari. The story, the dream" at St. Angel Castle in Rome, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The exhibition, which is on from June 26 till Nov. 3, 2019 features jewels and vintage haute couture pieces owned and worn by legendary actresses like, ElizabethTaylor, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Audrey Hepburn. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
June 25, 2019 - 9:38 am
ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome. The exhibition "Bvlgari, the story, the dream" includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor...
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Actress Julianne Moore poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Staggering Girl' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 17, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2019 - 12:28 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — One of Julianne Moore's first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film "The Staggering Girl" was wardrobe. She had visions of wearing green, lavender and red haute couture as the star of the short film produced by the French fashion house. "And I got there...
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Fashion from the Phuong My bridal collection is modeled, Thursday April 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 16, 2019 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a church wedding with a Madonna soundtrack, a sit-down tea at a fancy Midtown hotel, and yards and yards of tulle and trains at April bridal fashion week in New York. Several dozen designers hosted the media and buyers for appointments or put together runway shows and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers prior to the start of a press conference, in Rome. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
February 19, 2019 - 1:28 pm
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in...
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FILE - In this July 20, 1993 filer, German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges the applause of his models at the end of the show he designed for the French fashion house Chanel, for the 1993-94 Fall-Winter haute couture collection in Paris, July 20, 1993. At left background is German top model Claudia Schiffer. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 19, 2019 - 11:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades. Although he spent virtually his entire...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
February 19, 2019 - 10:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macau casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement...
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