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Lifestyle >> Fashion

Designer Oscar de la Renta's funeral to be private New York affair
Oscar de la Renta, the renowned fashion designer who died on Monday at the age of 82, will be buried at a private funeral in New York early next month. A mass for family and close friends will be held on Nov. 4 at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola at Park Avenue in Manhattan, according to Vogue magazine. During his lengthy career De la Renta was known for his sophisticated suits with fitted jackets, feminine dresses in pastel colors and flowered prints, and elaborate evening gowns. He was a favorite among actresses including Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, who wore his creations on the red carpet.
10/25/2014 - 03:50 AM


Italy court clears designers Dolce and Gabbana in tax evasion case

Italian designers Stefano Gabbana stands next to Domenico Dolce as they talk to the media during a party in ShanghaiItaly's top court cleared fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Friday over charges of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities. In April, an appeals court gave a suspended sentence of 18 months in jail to the designers, who have always denied the charges. The suit stems from an investigation that began in 2008 when Italian authorities stepped up their fight against tax evasion as the global financial crisis began to bite. Fashion groups have come under tax authorities' scrutiny in Italy partly because they performed better than most other sectors during the financial crisis, but the cases rarely come to court.

10/25/2014 - 01:26 AM


Topshop and Topman to open largest US store yet in NYC next month

Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2015The British high street brand will unveil its largest US store yet on November 5 in the Big Apple, and they've already kicked off a social campaign using some of the city's biggest names. 

10/25/2014 - 12:38 AM


Trend alert: 'Health Goth' goes mainstream

H&M x Alexander WangAfter normcore comes the latest fashionista trend: this season's obsession is 'health goth' a sporty, gluten-free version of classic gothic street culture. 

10/24/2014 - 10:13 PM


Simone Rocha for J Brand puts a casual twist on ruffles

Simone Rocha for J BrandThe denim company's collaboration with the young London-based designer has finally been unveiled. 

10/24/2014 - 05:36 PM


John Varvatos to open Detroit store

Designer John VarvatosThe Detroit native is heading back home to open his first store in the city, joining the recent trend for luxury returning to the troubled city. 

10/23/2014 - 11:47 PM


Alexander Wang X H&M: the advertising film

The Alexander Wang X H&M collection goes on sale on November 6.A few weeks ahead of the launch of the Alexander Wang X H&M collection on November 6, the Swedish brand has unveiled a video showing the new clothes in action.

10/23/2014 - 11:06 PM


Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou results in colorful, feminine pieces

Adidas Originals by Mary KatrantzouAdidas Originals have teamed up with the Greek-born, London-based fashion designer on a sporty new capsule. 

10/22/2014 - 11:47 PM


Dominican Republic mourns death of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta
By Manuel Jimenez SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Government officials, artists and citizens on Tuesday mourned the death of Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer who raised the profile of the Caribbean nation where he was born and which he supported throughout his life. News of de la Renta's death from cancer late on Monday at the age of 82 dominated national newspapers and the government declared Wednesday a national day of mourning with flags to be flown at half mast. ...
10/22/2014 - 08:31 AM


Madonna memorabilia takes center stage in celebrity auction

Madonna arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Costumes, gowns and jewelry worn by Madonna in films such as "Evita" and "A League of Their Own" and in the "Material Girl" music video will be the highlights of a celebrity auction next month in Beverly Hills, Julien's Auctions said on Tuesday. They are among the more than 140 items from Madonna's life and career that could fetch a combined total of up to $500,000 in the two-day in-house and online auction beginning Nov. 7. ...

10/22/2014 - 06:19 AM


Italian court quashes Dolce & Gabbana fraud convictions

Italian designers Stefano Gabbana (L) and Domenico Dolce acknowledge the audience at the end of the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014 men's show in Milan, Italy, January 11, 2014The Italian Supreme Court on Friday overturned fraud convictions and 18-month jail terms against celebrated fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, their company announced. "We have always been honest and we are extremely proud of this recognition by the Italian Court of Justice. "The Italian Supreme Court of Justice found Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana not guilty of tax evasion," a company press release said. In April an Italian appeals court had upheld a guilty verdict against Dolce and Gabbana for evading taxes totalling 200 million euros ($277 million).

10/25/2014 - 08:01 AM


Italian court acquits Dolce&Gabbana in tax case
Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several ...
10/25/2014 - 03:25 AM


Italian court to rule on Dolce&Gabbana tax case
MILAN (AP) — An Italian prosecutor has demanded that Italy's high court uphold a tax evasion conviction against Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
10/24/2014 - 07:11 PM


Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homelandDesigner Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening ...

10/22/2014 - 07:12 PM


American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta in 2005Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, died Monday.

10/21/2014 - 01:44 PM


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

In this May 7, 1981, file photo, fashion designer Oscar de la Renta and actress Dolores del Rio are pose at the Casita Maria Benefit dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York where the two were honored. The fashion designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

10/21/2014 - 12:59 PM


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta is seen during his Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion WeekBy Mary Milliken and Curtis Skinner (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's residence in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his death, first reported by ABC News. The New York Times said de la Renta died of complications from cancer. ...

10/21/2014 - 12:23 PM


Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
The legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
10/21/2014 - 10:44 AM


ABC News: Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82ABC News has confirmed through a family member that legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away.

10/21/2014 - 10:23 AM


From retro to a new take on goth: trends from Tokyo Fashion Week

Retro mish-mash at Yuma KoshinoThe main runway shows wrapped up in Tokyo this weekend. Here's our pick of the top trends to watch out for from the Spring/Summer 2015 collections.

10/20/2014 - 11:56 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from the weekend

House of HollandHere's our selection of the hottest action from the runways on the final weekend of major shows in the Japanese capital.

10/20/2014 - 10:21 PM


Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

Irish actor Colin FarrellThe Italian luxury label has nabbed the Irish star as the face of its new men's scent, Intenso. 

10/18/2014 - 12:27 AM


A flat stock market debut for Jimmy Choo
LONDON (AP) — Jimmy Choo didn't look too sexy to the City.
10/17/2014 - 11:56 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: a niche for edgy young designers

Tokyo Fashion Week: a niche for edgy young designersWhile it may not boast the big names that draw the international press to Milan, Paris, New York and London, Tokyo Fashion Week has long enjoyed a reputation as a springboard for up-and-coming young designers.

10/17/2014 - 07:47 PM


Jimmy Choo steps out on London stock market

Luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo has become a global luxury brand with 120 shops and annual sales of £282 millionLondon (AFP) - Shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo stepped out Friday on the London stock market in a float valuing the business at £545.6 million ($877 million, 685 million euros).

10/17/2014 - 06:43 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: more highlights from day four

In-Process by Hall OharaSome of the world's most exciting talents are showing at Tokyo Fashion Week. Here's a selection of some of the day's best action. 

10/17/2014 - 12:47 AM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day four

Quirk factor at Alice AuaaTokyo Fashion Week is cracking on at a rocking pace, with some exciting shows in the Japanese capital. 

10/17/2014 - 12:10 AM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day three

Floral texture at Johan Ku1960s influences, folky accents and prints galore: here's the latest action from the runway in the Japanese capital. 

10/16/2014 - 12:37 AM


Fashion films of the week: Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana

YouTube - DiorMetallicBehind the scenes of the new Chanel ad, a closeup on Dior's new sunglasses set to become a cult item and Dolce & Gabbana shows off the cosmetics of the season: this week's fashion films span new content from three of the biggest names in the industry.

10/15/2014 - 11:27 PM


Dolce & Gabbana return to deck Claridge's Christmas tree

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will once again decorate the Christmas tree at Claridge's this year.For the second consecutive year, the prestigious London hotel has invited the Sicilian designers to decorate its holiday tree. What do they have in store for this latest seasonal display?

10/15/2014 - 11:10 PM


Blue Farrier out at Issa London

A Spring/Summer 2015 collection look from IssaThe designer has left her role as creative director at the London-based fashion house famed for dressing celebrities including Kate Middleton and Nicole Richie. 

10/15/2014 - 07:10 PM


Gisele's Supermodel Sparkle

Gisele Bundchen arrives for the Chanel dinner celebrating the debut screening of ' Nº5 THE FILM ' by Baz Luhrmann in New York on October 13, 2014 -- Getty Images   

10/15/2014 - 01:57 AM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day two

Ritsuko ShirahamaDay two at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Japanese capital brought soft folding, spring metallics and transparency. Here's our pick of the highlights.

10/14/2014 - 11:22 PM


Tokyo Fashion Week: highlights from day one

SomartaThe shows kicked off in Japan Monday at Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Tokyo. Here's our pick of the action.

10/14/2014 - 03:23 AM


V&A to present expanded version of 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit

Raquel Zimmermann models a tulle and lace dress worn with a veil and antlers during the presentation of the Widows of Culloden collection.First presented in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the exhibition devoted to the British designer will be modified slightly for its highly anticipated London show.

10/10/2014 - 09:33 PM


Expert tips on choosing a wedding dress

Expert tips on choosing a wedding dressFinding the perfect wedding dress is a notoriously difficult task, and future brides are often unsure where to start. Which style of dress to choose? Which materials? On the occasion of New York Bridal Week, wedding dress designer Rime Arodaky agreed to answer some of the main questions facing brides-to-be.

10/10/2014 - 05:19 PM


20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

A woman sits in a chair on the beach in the Rockaways section of the Queens borough of New YorkBy Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a “healthy tan” may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track with diminishing swimsuit coverage since the early 20th century. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer and the primary cause of death from all skin diseases in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Just under 10,000 Americans die from melanoma every year. ...

10/09/2014 - 12:24 AM


Jimmy Choo IPO books covered within price range: source

A model presents a creation from Jimmy Choo during its London Collections: Men show in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Luxury shoe retailer Jimmy Choo's initial public share offering has attracted enough investors to take all the amount on offer, including the over-allotment option, within its price range, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The company is hoping to raise up to 175 million pounds ($281 million) in a London stock market listing, valuing the firm at up to $1.1 billion. (Reporting by Freya Berry; editing by Simon Jessop and Jane Baird)

10/08/2014 - 02:42 PM



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