Fashion and Beauty

Vogue’s Anna Wintour made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON — Britain’s monarch has met a queen of the fashion world, as Vogue editor Anna Wintour was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. Wintour was made a dame — female equivalent of a knight — for services to fashion and journalism in a Buckingham Palace ceremony on Friday. …

Greek drama: Chanel recreates Parthenon for Paris show

PARIS — Karl Lagerfeld climbed Mount Olympus for inspiration in creating Chanel’s latest resort collection, presenting a spectacular Grecian-themed show to a celebrity audience in Paris on Wednesday. While Gucci will go to Florence, Louis Vuitton to Kyoto, and Dior to Los Angeles to show off their cruise fashions— Lagerfeld chose to host the normally …

Met Gala: Inside, it’s hard not to step on someone’s dress

NEW YORK — A thunderous drumbeat echoed through the cocktail reception at the Met Gala. Either an earthquake was hitting the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or the glittering assembly of guests was being called in to dinner. Hasan Minhaj, a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” was standing with the show’s host, Trevor …

73 year old Lauren Hutton stars in Calvin Klein underwear ad

NEW YORK — Calvin Klein has enlisted 73-year-old model and actress Lauren Hutton to star in its latest underwear campaign. Hutton appears in the campaign wearing an open blouse and a bra. In a video , she relates a lighthearted story about quickly walking across a courtyard to avoid advances from men. She says she …

British Vogue gets new chief editor after 25 years

LONDON—British Vogue’s search for a new leader has come to an end with the naming of Edward Enninful as the magazine’s new chief editor. He will be the first male editor of British Vogue when he takes over on Aug. 1. Enninful, who had been the creative and fashion director at W magazine, has been …

Benetton announces leadership changes as CEO quits

MILAN—The Benetton fashion company says its CEO, Marco Airoldi, has resigned and that it has hired a new chief operating officer. Airoldi took the post of CEO in 2014, launching a plan to refocus the brand on targeted markets and overseeing a redesign of the brand’s stores. No successor was named. The company on Wednesday …

Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren Corp. said Tuesday that it is shuttering its high-profile Polo store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, less than three years after opening it. The closure, which will happen later this month, is part of the New York fashion company’s plan to save $140 million annually. The company said it will …

American style icon Iris Apfel to be honoured at Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

TORONTO—Celebrated style icon Iris Apfel will receive a special honour at the upcoming Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. The 96-year-old American fashion and interior designer will be honoured with the inaugural International Style Icon Award. The New York-based Apfel was the focus of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which centred …

Zara owner Inditex reports 10 pct rise in full year profit

MADRID—Zara fashion brand owner Inditex says strong sales and expansion of new stores boosted net profit in the past fiscal year by a 10 per cent. The world’s largest clothes retailer said Wednesday that net profit for the 12 months ending Jan. 31 rose to 3.16 billion euros ($3.35 billion) from 2.88 billion euros ($3.06 …

Montreal’s McCord Museum resurrects forgotten fashion moments of Expo 67

MONTREAL — Fifty years after Montreal hosted a world’s fair to mark Canada’s centennial, Expo 67 is generally remembered for art, architecture and infrastructure rather than miniskirts. But that’s something Montreal’s McCord Museum is trying to change with “Fashioning Expo 67,” an exhibit that seeks to resurrect what its curator calls a “forgotten moment” in …