Cannes 2015: slit skirts, capes and crop tops among the red carpet trends
Movies may take center stage at the Cannes Film Festival, but the event is also a celebration of glamorous fashion. Once again this year, the celebrities on the Croisette offered up a showcase of the season's haute couture styles. As the 68th edition winds down in the French city, it's time to look back on some of the top trends from the red carpet.
05/22/2015 - 04:18 PM
Relentless work for stylist army behind the scenes at Cannes
An army of stylists, hairdressers and make-up artists work flat-out behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival to ensure not an eyelash is out of place for the big moment on the red carpet. At Cannes, the 'look' is dissected at an incredible speed," said French hair stylist Stephane Bodin, a regular at the world's leading film festival on the French Riviera. This year, he is charged with sculpting the hair-dos of actress Adele Exarchopoulos, who won the Palme d'Or in 2013 for "Blue is the Warmest Colour", as well as models Doutzen Kroes and Lindsay Ellingson.
05/22/2015 - 04:12 PM
Uniqlo and Novak Djokovic launch 'Mickey Plays'
Uniqlo this week launched its new Mickey Plays collection with an event in Paris featuring world no. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic.
05/22/2015 - 03:59 PM
Marques' Almeida wins LVMH Prize
Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of the label Marques' Almeida, founded in 2011, have been awarded the second annual LVMH Prize for young fashion designers.
05/22/2015 - 02:17 PM
A selection from the Balenciaga archives to be sold at auction
On June 10 in Paris, a selection of items from the Spanish couture house's archives will go under the hammer at an auction organized by Millon. After joining Balenciaga in a temporary role, Madame R. was made a permanent employee at the demand of Cristobal Balenciaga himself, and she remained at the fashion house for the rest of her career. The Spanish couturier turned a corner in 1968, when he presented his final haute couture collection before closing the doors of his fashion house, which was located on the Avenue George-V in Paris.
05/22/2015 - 01:54 PM
To heel or not to heel, that is the Cannes question
(This story corrects the translation of Fremaux quote in the third paragraph to say 'tuxedo', not 'smoking') CANNES, France (Reuters) - Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was on Tuesday in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere for failing to wear heels. Social media and the festival gossip circuit lit up after the Screen Daily trade publication reported that a handful of women had been refused entry to Sunday's premiere of Todd Haynes's lesbian romance "Carol" for wearing flats. Festival director Thierry Fremaux tweeted: "For the steps, the rules haven't changed.
05/21/2015 - 01:34 PM
A sneak peek at Lily Allen's new Vero Moda fashion collaboration
Images have been released of Lily Allen's new collaborative project with Danish fashion label Vero Moda.
05/21/2015 - 09:34 AM
'Do It In Paris' comes to London
Chic Parisian lifestyle website Doitinparis.com is crossing the Channel to take on London.
05/20/2015 - 11:22 AM
Cannes denies enforcing high-heel rule on red carpet
Cannes Film Festival organisers were forced Tuesday to deny a report that they were enforcing a strict high-heel rule for women on its legendary red carpet. In what was meant to be women's year at cinema's top showcase, an article in a trade magazine about women allegedly turned away from a premiere for wearing "rhinestone flats" sparked a storm of protest on Twitter. Britain's Screen Daily said that "a handful of women in their 50s were turned away" by Cannes ushers from Sunday night's screening of the lesbian love story "Carol" starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
05/19/2015 - 02:09 PM
Mr Porter unveils new Japanese capsule collections
Mr Porter has joined forces with five Japanese designers to launch a series of exclusive menswear pieces.
05/19/2015 - 01:03 PM
Supermodel Gives Props to Lena Dunhan for Body Positive Movement
Supermodel Chrissy Teigen has flaunted her perceived flaws with Instagram shots of stretch marks and a promise to forgo filters that hide imperfections on her social posts. Upon meeting her husband, she felt insecure about her stomach and lines around her mouth, Teigen told Today Style on Friday. Dunham has bared it all on several episodes of her HBO series Girls.
05/22/2015 - 07:48 PM
Supermodel Breastfeeds on the Cover of Elle Australia
Supermodel Nicole Trunfio is the latest celebrity with hopes of normalizing breastfeeding by gracing the cover of Elle Australia in a beautiful shot of her and her baby boy feeding. "This wasn't a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they ... Read More >
05/22/2015 - 01:49 PM
Dress du Jour, Cannes Edition: Sienna Miller Is Radiant in Ralph Lauren
Shine on, Sienna.
05/21/2015 - 10:54 PM
Style Notes: Cindy Crawford Flips Homes; Kate Spade to Sell iPhone-Charging Bags
Fashion stories to get your holiday weekend countdown started.
05/21/2015 - 04:00 AM
Alexander McQueen's Face May Be on British Money
He's in the running to grace the UK's next 20 pound note.
05/21/2015 - 04:00 AM
Even Marc Jacobs had to pull all-nighters at design school
NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion students, take heart: Even someone with the natural talent of Marc Jacobs had to pull all-nighters to get through design school.
05/20/2015 - 05:22 PM
Style Notes: Jane Fonda Covers W; Marc Jacobs Honored at Parsons
More fashion, more fun.
05/20/2015 - 04:00 AM
Top notes: Yves Saint Laurent and Jimmy Choo win over the Fragrance Foundation Awards
The most phenomenal perfumes in the business were honored at the 23rd annual Fragrance Foundation Awards in London this week.
05/15/2015 - 04:13 PM
Big designers mix with local talent at Singapore Fashion Week
Dresses took center stage at the start of Singapore Fashion Week as Diane von Furstenberg kicked off the five-day event that mixes top international designers and local emerging names. "Singapore is such a dynamic city ... and it has so much excitement," she said backstage on Wednesday night. Singapore Fashion Week, previously known as the Audi Fashion Festival Singapore, promises a star-studded line-up including Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett and singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham, who will close the event. "We're at the center of Asia, we're sort of the gateway between East and West," Singapore Fashion Week creator Tjin Lee said.
05/14/2015 - 12:20 PM
Ralph Lauren Corp suffers setback in U.S. trademark fight
Ralph Lauren Corp lost some ground on Wednesday in its long-running trademark fight with the United States Polo Association over the use of its logo depicting a horse-mounted polo player swinging a mallet. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the Polo Association cannot be held in contempt for selling sunglasses with a logo similar to the one emblazoned with the horseman, which is featured on clothing and accessories sold under the Polo Ralph Lauren brand trademark around the globe. Wednesday's ruling, written by 2nd Circuit Judge Ralph Winter, said the injunction barred the Polo Association from using the double-horseman mark and the word "polo" on its fragrances and beauty products, among other merchandise. "USPA (United States Polo Association) argues that the underlying injunction did not enjoin all uses of the mark.
05/13/2015 - 08:46 PM
Ralph Lauren tops Street 4Q forecasts
On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of $1.41. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...
05/13/2015 - 12:13 PM
Adriana Lima to be the face of new Marc Jacobs perfume Decadence
Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima will represent Decadence, the upcoming perfume from renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
05/07/2015 - 04:40 PM
Kate Spade reports 1Q loss
On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had a loss of 43 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and asset impairment costs, came to 3 cents per share. The results beat Wall ...
05/07/2015 - 11:30 AM
Denmark's Fashion Industry Implements New Model Health Regulations
Several modeling agencies, magazines and trade associations have signed the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter in the hopes of promoting a healthier industry culture.
05/07/2015 - 04:00 AM
Met Gala: John Galliano and Dolce & Gabbana Score Major Red-Carpet Wins
Despite what's happened in recent times, previously scorned designers were embraced as seen Amal Clooney, Spike Lee and Adrien Brody, among others, wore their extravagant pieces at Monday's fashion version of the Oscars.
05/06/2015 - 04:00 AM
Destination wedding dress: formal or footloose?
Getting married on a beach, mountaintop, remote villa or rustic rural setting is a romantic ideal for many brides.
05/05/2015 - 01:03 PM
Aisles become in-flight runways with high fashion designer collaborations
New York fashion darling Zac Posen has become the latest designer-to-the-stars to be tapped by a major airline for an image upgrade. In the same tradition of enlisting Michelin-starred chefs to design in-flight menus, airlines have been turning to the runways of high fashion for decades when it comes to seeking sartorial inspiration. In the latest collaboration, flight attendants at Delta Air Lines will be sashaying down the aisles wearing threads designed by the 34-year-old designer, whose celebrity clientele includes First Lady Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. “Excited to announce my partnership with Delta Airlines for the redesign of the uniforms #ZacPosenxDelta,” he posted on Facebook last week.
05/04/2015 - 10:12 AM
Tommy Hilfiger opens biggest store in China
Tommy Hilfiger is opening its largest Chinese store yet in Beijing this month. The two-story retail space at the In88 shopping centre in China's capital spans over 500 square meters (5,400 square feet) and reflects the brand's "classic American cool" identity. It will showcase women's sportswear, the Hilfiger Collection and accessories, as well as the Tommy Hilfiger Tailored and men's sportswear collections. The new store will mark the first time the Hilfiger Collection, which comprises the womenswear designs that debut during New York Fashion Week, has been shown in China.
04/30/2015 - 03:52 PM
15 Questions With Fashion Icon Iris Apfel
The 93-year-old talks about her documentary and kills one of our "dopey" questions. Classic.
04/29/2015 - 04:00 AM
Summer 2015 makeup: the dazzling and flamboyant colors of Dolce & Gabbana
As they did for spring, the Italian fashion house is once again playing up the intensity factor with its 2015 makeup collection. Dolce & Gabbana's newest palette is inspired by the Mediterranean, the blue flowers painted on the white ceramic tiles that decorate Capri and the nude of the bronzed skin on display, but also by the color of one of the designer's summer fragrances, Light Blue. Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent have chosen to draw inspiration from the Riviera and Morocco, respectively, while Dolce & Gabbana sails us to Capri and its painted ceramics. Dolce & Gabbana's Summer Shine collection was created to provide women with bold yet elegant colors and a look of sun-kissed skin.
04/28/2015 - 01:29 PM
London Fashion Week lands a new venue
London Fashion Week is moving into the Brewer Street Car Park venue in London's Soho, drawing an end to its six-year run at the Somerset House, the British Fashion Council announced on Monday. Effective as of September, the new base for Fashion Week will take over two floors of the iconic art deco Brewer Street Car Park for everything from runway shows and designer showrooms to registration and press, buyer and sponsor spaces. The British Fashion Council, which will keep its headquarters at the Somerset House, and British Council also used it last season to exhibit over 110 emerging fashion designers from nearly 30 countries as part of Fashion Week's open-to-the-public International Fashion Showcase.
04/27/2015 - 12:02 PM
Style Notes: London Fashion Week Has a New Home; John Galliano to Speak at Synagogue
It's just another manic Monday — so let these four fashion stories make it better.
04/27/2015 - 04:00 AM
Tommy Hilfiger Honored at Race to Erase MS Gala
The star-studded benefit featured performances from Rita Ora and Ne-Yo.
04/25/2015 - 04:00 AM
The Day AIDS Hit the Fashion Industry
In the 1960s and 70s, the fashion designer Chester Weinberg was a household name, usually mentioned in the same breath as Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene, and Oscar de la Renta. With his daring yet elegant clothes and outsize personality, Weinberg was the undisputed darling of the fashion press, and he was equally beloved by the industry, winning a Coty Award in 1970—the fashion equivalent of an Oscar. He worked with a who’s-who of models, photographers, and editors, and dressed socialites and celebrities including Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, and Nancy Reagan. As an instructor at Parsons School of Design, he mentored the likes of Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, and Marc Jacobs.
04/24/2015 - 05:32 PM
Taryn Manning's Alleged Stalker Sued by Yves Saint Laurent for Parody Tees
Looks like the 'Orange Is the New Black' actress isn't the only one to file a claim against Jeanine Heller.
04/24/2015 - 04:00 AM
Tommy Hilfiger: 'My favorite style icons include Steve McQueen, Grace Kelly, James Dean'
As his namesake brand celebrates its 30th anniversary, American designer Tommy Hilfiger agreed to an interview on his three decades of success, design and growth. What can we expect from your brand for the next 30 years?
04/17/2015 - 03:06 PM
Supermodel Liya Kebede Is First Black Woman on Vogue Paris’ Cover Since 2010
The French publication joins its British sister magazine in ending a long run of covers with zero diversity.
04/17/2015 - 04:00 AM
Supermodel Gisele takes her last stroll down the catwalk
Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk Wednesday night, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo that she said will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has ...
04/16/2015 - 12:43 PM
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen makes teary last catwalk turn
There were tears, hugs, and a standing ovation as supermodel Gisele Bundchen strode the catwalk one last time on her home turf in Brazil on Wednesday. Bundchen, the world's top-earning model, made her final sashay down the runway at Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW), the same event where she made her debut 20 years ago. She opened and closed the show for Brazilian label Colcci, bringing full circle a runway career that launched her to stardom. In the first row were family and friends she invited including her parents and American football star husband Tom Brady.
04/16/2015 - 07:33 AM
Supermodel Gisele to retire from runway at Sao Paulo show
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gisele Bundchen, the Brazilian supermodel who has lit up catwalks around the world for 20 years, is retiring from the runway.
04/15/2015 - 05:23 PM
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