Fashion and Beauty

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 …

Slow fashion: Tired of ill fitting clothes, woman makes ‘head to toe’ wardrobe

HALIFAX—Erica Penton’s goal is to never buy clothes again — not even her bras. The self-taught seamstress is on a quest to fill her closet entirely with clothes she made herself. Penton started making her own clothes several years ago, but got serious about replacing her entire wardrobe with self-made garments last August. She said …

Acid victims redefine beauty in Bangladesh fashion show

DHAKA, Bangladesh—Teen model Shonali Khatun strutted the catwalk as the audience cheered at a fashion show in Bangladesh’s capital. But Shonali is no ordinary model, and this was no ordinary show. She and the 14 other models are survivors of acid attacks, common in this South Asian country, where spurned lovers or disgruntled family members …

YSL ad triggers sexism outcry as Chanel rockets to space

PARIS — Chanel rocketed into space Tuesday at Paris Fashion Week in an interstellar-themed show spectacular that saw designer Karl Lagerfeld reach for the stars — and a star-filled front row. Singer-turned-fashion designer Rihanna stunned crowds in a standout citrus lime coat at her Fenty X Puma collection that channeled school-girl-gone-bad. And Paris saw protest …

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