Modeling agency owner alleges he lost business after Epstein sex scandal
A modeling agency owner is suing U.S. financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, claiming that Epstein's high-profile legal troubles have unfairly embroiled him and damaged his agency's reputation. Jean-Luc Brunel, the owner of modeling agency MC2, is seeking unspecified damages from Epstein. He says he has known Epstein for years and claims Epstein helped him finance his modeling business. Brunel's lawsuit was filed in January in a Dade County, Florida, court but has received little notice.
03/26/2015 - 05:44 PM
Calvin Klein launches limited edition denim series
#mycalvins blends personal style with sporty details and will feature his and hers tees, jeans, shorts, bags and headgear.
03/26/2015 - 04:15 PM
Sports Direct admits some 15,000 employed on zero hour contracts
Answering questions from a British parliamentary committee over its employment practices and the administration of part of one of its fashion businesses, Sports Direct Chairman Keith Hellawell admitted some 15,000 UK staff were on zero hour deals, which do not specify set working hours or guaranteed income. Sports Direct, whose 4,300 permanent UK staff qualify for lucrative bonus share scheme payouts, had previously refused to confirm how many of its workers were on the contracts. Hellawell told the Scottish Affairs Committee the approach offers flexibility for its largely young workforce, some of whom are university students, and allowed the firm to meet demand. Nearly 700,000 people are on zero-hours contracts in their main job, according the UK's Office for National Statistics, a growing figure that has attracted increased political scrutiny.
03/25/2015 - 07:58 PM
Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips on India's fashion catwalk
By Tony Tharakan NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips.
03/25/2015 - 05:45 PM
Jennifer Lopez takes fashion line to Mexico
US singer, actress and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez took her fashion line outside the United States for the first time on Monday, launching in Mexico.
03/24/2015 - 10:54 AM
Marc Jacobs switches to single label: Women's Wear Daily reports
Marc Jacobs plans to end its separate entry-level Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion line and fold it into its main collection, the designer of the same name told Women's Wear Daily (WWD). The company, controlled by French luxury group LVMH declined to confirm the move, which comes ahead of a possible initial public offering expected as early as next year. LVMH also declined to comment on the article. "In a sense, we're starting at the beginning," WWD quoted Marc Jacobs as saying in reference to the move.
03/23/2015 - 08:12 PM
Pop-star Meghan Trainor partners with FULLBEAUTY Brands
FULLBEAUTY Brands announced Monday that they would be joining forces with Grammy nominated pop star Meghan Trainor.
03/23/2015 - 04:50 PM
Tokyo men stay one step ahead in style
Feminine glamour may turn the most heads at fashion weeks in New York or Paris, but in Tokyo it is the style-conscious men who set the sartorial trends. From sharp futurism to wool-and-denim casuals, the finale of Tokyo Fashion Week put the spotlight largely on menswear, aiming to promote the most dynamic area of Japanese clothes design. "What happens here is probably the future of men's fashion," said Antonio Cristaudo from Pitti Immagine, a collection of fashion industry events in Italy. Such innovation is nowhere more evident than on the streets of Tokyo, from the vintage and skater styles of Ura-Hara to the slick suits of the Marunouchi business district.
03/22/2015 - 07:55 PM
Marc by Marc Jacobs to be discontinued: report
Fashion line Marc by Marc Jacobs will soon be discontinued and absorbed into the designer's principal line, according to reports.
03/20/2015 - 02:52 PM
Massimo Giorgetti to fill Peter Dundas's shoes at Emilio Pucci
Italian designer Massimo Giorgetti has been named the new creative director of fashion house of Emilio Pucci.
03/20/2015 - 12:27 PM
In Her Shoes: A Chat With Jimmy Choo's Creative Director
Sandra Choi shares how the iconic luxury footwear label has become a red carpet must-have and the time she didn't recognize Angelina Jolie.
03/27/2015 - 11:28 PM
Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'
The film will mark the Victoria's Secret Angel's big-screen debut.
03/27/2015 - 04:24 PM
Marc Jacobs Is Now on Instagram
The designer, who previously stated that he was "appalled" by social media, posted his first selfie Monday evening.
03/24/2015 - 04:00 AM
Marc by Marc Jacobs Is Shutting Down
MBMJ will be folded into the Marc Jacobs line.
03/23/2015 - 05:57 PM
Tommy Hilfiger Tapped for Race to Erase MS Honor
The famous fashion designer and philanthropist has a long-running relationship with the charity.
03/23/2015 - 04:00 AM
Zoe Saldana Dismisses Dolce & Gabbana Boycott: "That Would Be the Stupidest Thing"
The designers have been in hot water after referring to IVF babies as "synthetic."
03/22/2015 - 04:00 AM
Wheelchair on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week
A Japanese designer is challenging accepted ideals of beauty at Tokyo Fashion Week, with an easy-to-wear collection unveiled on the catwalk by models who are blind, wear prosthetic limbs or use a wheelchair. In his unorthodox show for the "tenbo" brand, Takafumi Tsuruta chose a mix of disabled and able-bodied models to showcase his quirky designs, with several of them donning bright yellow wigs. He is the latest designer to celebrate disability at a major fashion week, after an actress with Down's Syndrome and a male amputee model graced runways this year in New York and Milan. Ami Sano, who was born with a rare disorder that left her without limbs except a left foot, said backstage before performing that she "really didn't dream" she would end up modelling at fashion week.
03/20/2015 - 11:05 AM
Marc by Marc Jacobs Will Be Shuttered (Report)
The 14-year-old label will reportedly be absorbed into Jacobs' primary luxury line.
03/20/2015 - 02:00 AM
Correction: Hollywood Stylists-Dolce & Gabbana story
In a story March 18 about Hollywood stylists, The Associated Press misidentified one of the stylists quoted. It was Tara Swennen, not Samantha McMillen. A corrected version of the story is below: Hollywood's ...
03/20/2015 - 12:16 AM
Madonna weighs in on Dolce & Gabbana IVF controversy
Madonna added her voice to the controversy surrounding fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, telling them to "think before you speak" after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic." The performer joined other celebrities who criticized the Italian duo when she posted a message on Instagram along with a photograph of herself and a baby from Dolce & Gabbana's 2010/2011 winter collection campaign. There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy?" said Madonna, who released her 13th studio album, "Rebel Heart," earlier this month. Pop star Elton John, who with his partner and husband David Furnish is the father of two children conceived through fertility treatment, slammed the designers for the comments and called for a boycott of the fashion brand.
03/19/2015 - 03:46 PM
Madonna Blasts Dolce & Gabbana
Madonna has joined the ranks of Elton John, Ricky Martin, Martina Navratilova, Andy Cohen and Courtney Love in taking a stand against Dolce & Gabbana. God has his hand in everything even technology! We are arrogant to think Man does anything on his own," Madonna captioned a shot of herself holding a baby in an ad from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2010 collection on Instagram. "As above so below! Think before you speak," Madonna continued in the post.
03/19/2015 - 01:53 PM
Madonna Speaks Out About IVF Amid Dolce & Gabbana Controversy
"Think before you speak," she wrote on Instagram.
03/19/2015 - 04:00 AM
Pharrell Williams chosen as fashion icon of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell Williams, fond of high hats and fabulous shoes, will be honored as a fashion icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
03/18/2015 - 10:09 PM
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen to quit runway in April
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who has reigned supreme on runways for two decades, is retiring from the catwalk to spend more time with her NFL star quarterback husband and their children. The 34-year-old blonde beauty -- the world's highest-paid model who has strutted her stuff for many of the top labels in the business -- will make her final sashay down the catwalk in Sao Paulo next month. "Gisele will focus on special projects and also spending more time on her number one priority: her family," her sister and representative Patricia Bundchen said in a statement. Speculation about Bundchen's future had been rife since media reports emerged last week indicating she would make her final runway appearance at the April 13-17 Sao Paulo event (SPFW), where she has been a fixture throughout her career.
03/18/2015 - 08:43 PM
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen quitting catwalk: spokeswoman
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, the world's highest-earning model for the past eight years, is retiring from the catwalk at age 34, 20 years after her debut, her spokeswoman said Wednesday. "Gisele will focus on special projects and also spending more time on her number one priority: her family," said her sister and representative Patricia Bundchen in a statement. Speculation on Bundchen's future had been rife since media reports emerged last Friday indicating she would make her final runway bow at the April 13-17 Sao Paulo fashion show and then turn her talents to advertising campaigns. The slender blonde, married to New England Patriots star Tom Brady, with whom she has two children, has notably been the face of Chanel and also worked with the likes of Valentino, Victoria's Secret, Versace and Louis Vuitton.
03/18/2015 - 04:15 PM
Supermodel Jourdan Dunn to launch clothing collection
Model Jourdan Dunn has partnered with British licensing agency Fluid World to release her own fashion line. The deal, confirmed by the model's London agency, Storm Model Management and reported on by Vogue UK, will see Dunn create a clothing range for children and young adults. The line, which is expected to be comprised of at least two collections, will reportedly include jeans, jackets, basic t-shirts, leggings, and fashion accessories designed by the 24-year-old British model, who is also a mom, and targeted at the general public with price tags to match.
03/18/2015 - 03:31 PM
Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week
Tokyo Fashion Week has long been a platform for edgy Japanese designers -- but perhaps more remarkable is just how few Japanese models grace its catwalks. "It’s kind of odd," said 24-year-old Rika Tatsuno, one of the few Japanese models appearing on the Tokyo catwalks, where she reckons she is in an Asian minority of about 10 to 15 percent. "Definitely we would like to see more Japanese models." A lack of racially diverse catwalks is by no means unique to Tokyo, which is vying to compete on the global fashion stage. In Japan, fashion is divided into "wafuku", or traditional Japanese clothing, and "yofuku", which literally means "Western-style clothing" and is now everyday wear.
03/18/2015 - 02:48 PM
Inside THR and Jimmy Choo's 2015 Power Stylists Luncheon
When you've got the likes of Gwen Stefani, Amy Adams, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Munn gathering for an afternoon celebration in honor of their stylists, you know everyone's part of the best-dressed list.
03/18/2015 - 04:00 AM
Pharrell Williams to Receive CFDA Fashion Icon Award
Looks like he's got a lot to be happy about.
03/18/2015 - 04:00 AM
Dolce&Gabbana, Elton John hashtags do battle over gay rights
MILAN (AP) — On Twitter, it's a playing out as battle of the hashtags: #boycottdolcegabbana vs. #boycotteltonjohn.
03/17/2015 - 06:54 PM
Dolce & Gabbana Executive Resigns
The editorial director of Swide, D&G's magazine, has stepped down following the designers' controversial remarks about same-sex parenting.
03/17/2015 - 05:26 PM
Stars join Elton John's call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott
From the Oscars red carpet to the TV smash "Empire," Dolce & Gabbana is everywhere in Hollywood. But might that soon change? Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by ...
03/17/2015 - 12:45 PM
Fashion duo Dolce and Gabbana attacked for 'synthetic' babies comment
By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Outraged celebrities tore into Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Monday after Dolce described children born to gay couples through fertility treatment as "synthetic". Victoria Beckham, a former Dolce and Gabbana ambassador, offered John sympathy on Monday, sending a "message of love" to the singer, his husband partner David Furnish and their two sons Zachary and Elijah, and to "all the beautiful IVF babies".
03/16/2015 - 05:17 PM
Jimmy Choo Co-Founder Tamara Mellon Says She's Engaged to Michael Ovitz
"In December, he surprised me with a beautiful ring," Mellon says of her boyfriend of four years.
03/16/2015 - 04:56 PM
Tokyo Fashion Week opens with petal-strewn labyrinth runway
Tokyo Fashion Week opened Monday on a floral, fairy tale-inspired note, as a popular brand from Thailand turned the catwalk into a labyrinth strewn with petals. Organisers of the line-up chose Thai label Sretsis -- "sisters" written backwards -- for the opening display in the trendy Shibuya district, in a bid to underline Tokyo's leading position in the Asian fashion scene. With whimsical chiffon dresses, a fox-shaped hoodie-shawl and hand-crocheted fruit earrings, creative director Pim Sukhahuta told reporters after the show that she wanted to create "treasurable, not trendy, but timeless pieces".
03/16/2015 - 08:58 AM
Ryan Murphy Rips Dolce & Gabbana Over "Ugly" IVF Comments, Urges Hollywood Boycott
The 'American Horror Story' and 'Glee' producer says he is throwing the designers' clothes "in the trash" in response to controversial comments about same-sex adoption and "synthetic" babies.
03/16/2015 - 04:00 AM
Elton John urges Dolce and Gabbana boycott over 'synthetic' babies
British pop legend Elton John called for a boycott of Dolce and Gabbana after one of the designers behind the Italian fashion label condemned IVF babies as "synthetic". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who has two young sons with husband David Furnish born via a surrogacy arrangement, attacked Domenico Dolce for his "archaic thinking". "How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'," John said in a posting on Instagram. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.
03/16/2015 - 12:58 AM
Dolce&Gabbana say comments about family not meant to judge
MILAN (AP) — Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana drew applause for sending a pregnant model down the runway as part of their tribute to mothers, but their endorsement of traditional families in a recent interview unleashed harsh criticism and calls to boycott their label.
03/15/2015 - 07:24 PM
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