Fashion and Beauty

Gucci goes fur free in move praised as a game changer

MILAN— Gucci has become the latest fashion house to eliminate animal fur from its collections, starting with the spring-summer 2018 season. The Humane Society, which supports the fur free alliance among fashion houses, said Gucci’s announcement Wednesday was a “game-changer,” involving “perhaps the biggest fur-free retailer announcement worldwide to date.” Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri said the brand would no …

Chanel’s Lagerfeld goes chasing waterfalls at Paris show

PARIS— Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has outdone himself at Paris Fashion Week, creating a lush indoor canyon complete with six spectacular waterfalls all for a 20-minute Chanel catwalk show. Guests including actress Monica Bellucci and movie director Baz Luhrmann breathed in the fresh, moist air from their seats at Tuesday’s show. Elsewhere, Moncler and Miu Miu also showcased their …

Plus size for men: Sites offer trendy looks for bigger guys

NEW YORK — Chris Cyr doesn’t like much about the big and tall clothes he finds in stores: They’re “not very adventurous,” he says, and the fit can be too baggy. And then there’s the array of odd prints: “A lot of Hawaiian shirts with sailboats and golf balls tend to pop in.” But the …

Amazonian colour, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways

PARIS — Amazonian colour and exaggerated silhouettes reigned at Paris Fashion Week shows, as actresses Abbie Cornish and Emily Robinson joined it-girl Olivia Palermo on the coveted front row seats. Here are the highlights of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collections on Saturday. ELIE SAAB’S AMAZON FEVER Elie Saab always adds a little bite to his …

Top actresses marvel at Givenchy’s new chapter in Paris

PARIS — Some of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses flew into Paris for a glimpse of the new chapter of the storied fashion house of Givenchy. The debut show by designer Clare Waight Keller, one of the hottest tickets at Paris Fashion Week this season, drew Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Julianne Moore. All marveled at its seductive …

Jean Reno talks seduction at Lanvin designer’s Paris debut

PARIS — It was debuts and fresh faces at Paris Fashion Week Wednesday as Lanvin’s new designer unveiled his first collection and Lacoste returned to the French capital. Here are the highlights of the 2018 spring-summer ready-to-wear shows. LANVIN’S PLAY-IT-SAFE DEBUT The son of famed French designer Ted Lapidus, Olivier Lapidus had a lot to prove for …

Milan fashion meets global crises with lightness

MILAN — The Milan fashion world is responding to global crises with transparency and lightness. Designers are choosing diaphanous textiles to create airy looks, often layering sheer trench coats and anoraks over form-fitting knit dresses or jumpsuits for contrast. It’s about comfort, being nimble and joyous in times of uncertainty. Milan Fashion Week womenswear previews …

Anne Curtis launches own cosmetic brand

Who wouldn’t say yes to uncomplicated beauty with these cosmetics? “It’s Showtime” host, actress, and a brand endorser Anne Curtis opened the door of her own makeup brand, BLK Cosmetics, to the public on Wednesday. The BLK Cosmetics is promoted as “long-wearing, cruelty-free makeup”. On its Instagram account, BLK Cosmetics named Anne as the creative …

Metallics and feathers galore on Emmys red carpet

A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. And what’s a dress without hair and makeup? The winners in beauty trends Sunday night in Los Angeles included precisely executed …

London Fashion Week: Burberry brings back vintage check

LONDON — Unfazed by the London subway attack, celebrities, models and fashion editors flocked to London Fashion Week on Saturday to celebrate all things stylish. Designers showcasing their latest visions included luxury heritage brand Burberry, fashion week veteran Jasper Conran and rising star Simone Rocha. BURBERRY BRINGS BACK THE CHECK Remember the Burberry check, so …

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