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  • Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week

    MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan. Designers are incorporating more masculine tailoring, while giving a contemporary edge to normally girly touches like bows, ruffles, lace and, yes, polka dots. Among the…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday…

  • Osbourne exiting ‘Fashion Police’ after Zendaya hair flap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne is exiting “Fashion Police,” days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic’s comments on Zendaya’s dreadlocks. E! Entertainment said Friday that Osbourne is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Osbourne’s publicist…

  • Don’t tell Madonna: the cape is making a comeback

    MILAN (AP) — The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season — even though Madonna may have something to say about that. The pop singer took a spectacular fall when her Armani cape…

  • Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87

    NEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women’s Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed.…

  • Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara

    MILAN (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada. Some…

  • Nigel Barker explores the influence of models on fashion, society

    Fashion is more than a brand or a look. Like other forms of art, it’s a reflection of society. And the men and women responsible for taking fashion from a designer’s drawings to magazine covers and retail racks are more than models — they’re influencers.

  • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars reported stolen

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars doesn’t surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert…

  • New Gucci designer debuts as Milan celebrates youth

    MILAN (AP) — Fashion is always about renewal, but in this round of Milan Fashion Week it’s not just the collections that are getting a fresher-upper but, it seems, much of the Italian fashion system.…

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  • Alessandro Michele makes Gucci debut at Milan Fashion Week

    MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele strove for discontinuity in his Gucci debut, relaunching the brand with romantic flourishes against a hardened, urban background. Michele was an unknown to much of the fashion world when he…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    AP Exclusive: Officials try to predict if inmates will commit new crimes, with uneven results LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — States are trying to reduce prison populations with secretive, new psychological assessments to predict which…

  • Burberry hosts starry show at London Fashion Week

    LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week rolled out the big guns Monday, with British design powerhouse Burberry hosting the glitziest catwalk show of the season. Hunter, the maker of the classic Wellington boots, evoked wild…

  • Suede, fringes, ponchos: Burberry goes bohemian in London

    LONDON (AP) — Fashion is notoriously fickle but there’s two things sure to be everywhere this fall: Suede and fringing — lots of it. Reinforcing fashion’s fling with all things retro, luxury British brand Burberry…

  • Lupita’s pearls, Margot’s plunge earn red carpet raves

    On this Oscars red carpet, the statement necklaces went home with multiple trophies. “The necklaces, in some ways, overshadowed the gowns,” said fashion insider Hal Rubenstein. Other observers agreed (Cate Blanchett wore chunky turquoise), but…