Fashion - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Fashion Ralph Lauren posts quarterly loss a day after naming new CEO NEW YORK (AP) — Preppy clothing retailer Ralph Lauren Corp. reported a quarterly loss and another drop in revenue on Thursday, a day after announcing a new chief executive. The latest report from the company known for its polo shirts and pony logo underscores the challenges that Patrice Louvet, who was a Procter & Gamble beauty executive, faces when he start the CEO job in J... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:01:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:01:00Z Secrets about the Chinese Theatre's famous cement footprints LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film fans have been sizing themselves up against the stars in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theatre for decades, but its world-famous collection of celebrity footprints in cement began by chance. Silent film star Norma Talmadge was visiting her friend Sid Grauman in 1927 at the new theater he was building on Hollywood Boulevard when she ... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:17:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:17:00Z Ralph Lauren names Procter & Gamble executive as CEO NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Lauren Corp. has tapped Procter & Gamble beauty executive Patrice Louvet as its next CEO as the preppy fashion brand seeks to turn its business around. The company known for its polo shirts and pony logo said Wednesday that Louvet will start in July. He will replace Stefan Larsson, who announced in February that he... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:51:00 GMT 2017-05-17T23:51:00Z The Latest: Manning has attire discretion under Army status KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a Kansas military prison (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Army says newly freed Pvt. Chelsea Manning will be on a special, unpaid off-duty status that will allow the transgender soldier to wear her preferred civilian clothing, including women's attire. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:25:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:25:00Z Plane with New York CEO, 3 others, missing in Bahamas MIAMI (AP) — Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children. The U.S. Coast Guard said the twin-engine MU-2B was east of the island of Eleuthera on Monday when air traffic control in Miami lost radar and radio contact with the plane. It was en ... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-16T21:54:00Z Ashley Graham is a woman with curves but don't say plus-size NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Graham may have curves, but she hates the term plus-size. "Does any woman really just come in and say, 'I'm a plus-size woman'? Maybe as a defense mechanism or maybe as a way to kind of cope with fitting into society but ... I just think it's divisive. I think labeling and putting a name on women in certain categories because (of) a (size) number insid... Sat, 13 May 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-05-13T00:31:00Z Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson collaborate on workout clothes BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato went from working out at the gym together to working on a fashion-line collaboration. Hudson, who co-founded activewear brand Fabletics in 2013, says she instantly hit it off with the "Confident" singer when the two ran into each other at the gym. They were celebrating together Wednesday at the Demi Lovato for Fabletic... Thu, 11 May 2017 17:45:00 GMT 2017-05-11T17:45:00Z Dior lands in LA with beachfront bash ahead of runway show LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freida Pinto is loyal to Dior, a company that took a chance on her before she was famous. During a beachside party hosted by the French fashion house Wednesday, Pinto recalled how Dior was one of the first brands to dress her while promoting her Academy Award-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008. She was relatively u... Thu, 11 May 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-05-11T16:30:00Z In the bag: Coach buying Kate Spade for $2.4 billion NEW YORK (AP) — Coach will spend $2.4 billion for Kate Spade, tying together two premier brands in the luxury goods sector that have fought to snare younger shoppers. Noting that crucial demographic, Coach Inc. CEO Victor Luis said in a statement Monday that Kate Spade has a "strong awareness among consumers, especially millennials." Coach executives say that 60 percent of K... Mon, 08 May 2017 20:12:00 GMT 2017-05-08T20:12:00Z Bridal trendspotting: black accents, all-over beading, shoes NEW YORK (AP) — The recent round of spring 2018 bridal shows pointed to a turn back to tradition, sometimes with modern twists, along with plenty of options in silhouettes. Black accents were plentiful and jewelry seemed to be mostly about the neck. Formal gloves were back and statement shoes went on the rise. Some highlights: ... Mon, 08 May 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-05-08T16:11:00Z Met Gala: Inside, it's hard not to step on someone's dress NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Noah, and marveling... Tue, 02 May 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-05-02T22:12:00Z The Met Gala: Rihanna encased in petals, Zendaya in parrots NEW YORK (AP) — The color red made a dramatic show Monday night in the grand parade of fashion at the Met Gala, including co-chair Katy Perry's look, as did glittery gold and blue feathers on the back of Blake Lively. But many of the evening's highlights were courtesy of luminaries who channeled honoree Rei Kawakubo, including Rihanna encased in fluttery petal-like pieces by... Tue, 02 May 2017 01:59:00 GMT 2017-05-02T01:59:00Z Rei Kawakubo, visionary of fashion, honored at new Met show NEW YORK (AP) — If you're someone who likes a lot of guidance and explanation at the museum, you might want to dramatically recalibrate your expectations before heading into "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between," the lavishly presented new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Arriving in a brilliant white space con... Mon, 01 May 2017 21:33:00 GMT 2017-05-01T21:33:00Z HSN CEO to step down to take top job at Weight Watchers NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of a heavyweight of home shopping on TV is leaving that job to take the top spot at Weight Watchers International Inc. The companies said separately Wednesday that Mindy Grossman is leaving HSN Inc. on May 24 and assuming the role of president and CEO of Weight Watchers in July. She had been HSN's CEO since 2008. ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:52:00 GMT 2017-04-26T21:52:00Z Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business SHANGHAI (AP) — Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and the company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. The commercial engine of the first daughter's brand is stronger than ever even as she builds a new political career from her West Win... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-04-19T05:02:00Z Vogue Arabia appoints new editor after abrupt 2-issue exit DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The local publisher of Vogue Arabia announced Manuel Arnaut as its new editor-in-chief on Friday, a day after the surprise exit of its former editor. Arnaut is currently the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest Middle East, which like Vogue Arabia is a publication of Conde Nast International. Dubai-... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-04-14T15:18:00Z Conde Nast expected to announce new editor for Vogue Arabia DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi princess at the helm of the newly launched Vogue Arabia has apparently left her post as editor-in-chief after just two print issues of the luxury fashion magazine. When asked about the reported departure Thursday by The Associated Press, publisher Condé Nast International said: "We will ensure you receive the a... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:43:00 GMT 2017-04-13T17:43:00Z Correction: People-Kendall Jenner story NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 4 about Kendall Jenner, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Ieshia Evans' name. A corrected version of the story is below: Kendall Jenner's protest Pepsi spot prompts online backlash Model and Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner stars in a new Pepsi commercial t... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:45:00 GMT 2017-04-05T13:45:00Z Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store NEW YORK (AP) — 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 close other stores, cut jobs and shut some corporate office... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:00:00 GMT 2017-04-04T22:00:00Z Talent agency Wilhelmina signs rapper Nicki Minaj NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilhelmina talent and modeling agency has signed Nicki Minaj to its celebrity division. The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it will work to further the six-time American Music Award winner's influence in fashion and beauty. "She is a style pioneer and an icon," Wilhelmina CEO Bill Wackermann said. Minaj sai... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-03-29T17:46:00Z Actress, producer-writer of 'Orange Is The New Black' marry PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An actress and producer-writer from "Orange Is The New Black" have married. Actress Samira Wiley, who plays the character Poussey Washington on the Netflix show, and Lauren Morelli wedded Saturday in Palm Springs, where they were engaged. Publicist Scott Boute says both women wore gowns designed by Christian Siriano. ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:12:00 GMT 2017-03-26T23:12:00Z Target is counting on Victoria Beckham to spice up sales NEW YORK (AP) — Target is counting on Victoria Beckham to spice up sales. The pop-star-turned designer and Target teased looks Wednesday from a limited-time collaboration that go on sale next month, highlighting hot-pink pants suits and whimsical black-and-white dresses. The 200 items priced from $6 to $70 also include tops, trousers and rompers for women, as well as some ma... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:19:00 GMT 2017-03-16T19:19:00Z Vogue launches in the Arab world with bold mission and style DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vogue launched its newest international edition this month, targeting a niche audience in the Middle East that is fashion conscious, style-driven and wealthy. If its debut is anything to go by, the magazine promises to be bold, representative and deferential. The 22nd international edition of Vogue featured on its cover ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-03-16T00:00:00Z The Latest: Poland's women show the government red cards PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on International Women's Day events (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Thousands of women in Warsaw showed Poland's conservative government red cards and made noise with kitchenware to demand full birth control rights, respect and higher pay. The protest Wednesday was part of global Women's Da... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:02:00 GMT 2017-03-08T20:02:00Z Some brides say yes to selling their wedding dress online NEW YORK (AP) — Dalia Rhodes' wedding dress went down the aisle twice: Once at her wedding in 2015, and again a year later after she sold her gown to a stranger online. "I just wanted someone else to enjoy a pretty dress," says Rhodes, who used the website Once Wed to sell it for $800, about half of what she originally paid. Instead of ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-03-08T18:46:00Z Tips for selling or buying a used wedding dress online Used wedding gowns are getting a second life, thanks to websites such as Still White, and Once Wed that make it easier to sell a worn gown online. For those looking to part with their wedding dress, selling it can help them recoup some of the costs of a pricey ceremony. And for brides-to-be, the sites can help them buy a used designer gown at a dis... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:42:00 GMT 2017-03-08T18:42:00Z McCartney hits high, pays tribute to George Michael in Paris PARIS (AP) — The rocking soundtrack blasting out the lyrics "Stella's On" had guests including Pamela Anderson and Salma Hayek tapping their feet at the gilded Opera Garnier venue in Paris. It was a knockout, energy-filled show for Stella McCartney — who headlined Monday's installment of Paris Fashion Week and ended with a bittersweet tribute to the late George Michael. ... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-03-06T22:01:00Z Moroccan designer's embroidery school revives fading art SALE, Morocco (AP) — It is a school of last chances, both for its students and for the fading art that they are learning, stitch by stitch. Each of the 13 young Moroccans now studying under fashion designer Fadila El Gadi had dropped out of school, whether through boredom or academic troubles. But now they willingly spend nine hours a day in this free program, learning the t... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:47:00 GMT 2017-03-03T14:47:00Z The Latest: Zinke sworn in as interior secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee) has been sworn in as interior secretary, giving him oversight of 400 million acres of public land, most of it in the West. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office on Wednesday, hours after the Se... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:27:00 GMT 2017-03-01T23:27:00Z The Oscars red carpet led by Ruth Negga and Emma Stone And the red carpet goes to ... the women in red, for one, with equal accolades for shiny and shimmery gold worthy of the Oscars, this and all years. Long sleeves and belts played major roles Sunday in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre, along with a beautiful Janelle Monae, transformed in Elie Saab Haute Couture into a busy but fabulous fashion city of black tulle, birds, lace... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:56:00 GMT 2017-02-27T05:56:00Z