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  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…

  • Salma Hayek leads Saint Laurent menswear finale

    PARIS (AP) — Fashion royalty Salma Hayek — the Academy Award-nominated wife of the luxury heir François-Henri Pinault — led the front row pack at Saint Laurent, the highlight of the Paris menswear shows on…

  • Celebrities gasp at Dior’s hidden orchestra in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — From behind a black curtain in the central catwalk, fashion powerhouse Dior pulled a surprise on its guests in unveiling a concealed orchestra at the start of the Paris menswear show. “Matrix”…

  • Galliano missing at Margiela, with Paris tense after terror

    PARIS (AP) — Friday’s Paris fashion shows seemed less about who attended — like F1 racer Lewis Hamilton at Givenchy or singer Bryan Ferry at Berluti — as who did not attend. John Galliano, fashion’s…

  • Shoe designer Vince Camuto, Nine West co-founder, dies at 78

    Legendary women’s footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded shoe company Nine West Group, has died in Connecticut at age 78. Camuto died Wednesday at his home in Greenwich, said Matthew Murphy, director of the Fred…

  • Kate Moss holds court at Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens bares all

    PARIS (AP) — If fashion had a monarchy, she would be its queen. Kate Moss certainly acted like one from her regally-placed seat in the center of Louis Vuitton’s front row in Paris. The 41-year-old…

  • After terror attacks, the show must go on for Paris fashion

    PARIS (AP) — There was a subdued atmosphere at the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows — which began in earnest following the French capital’s worst terror attacks in decades. The mantra was:…

  • Gucci names insider Alessandro Michele new creative head

    MILAN (AP) — Gucci insider Alessandro Michele was named as the brand’s sole creative director Wednesday, cinching the promotion with a menswear collection this week that Gucci executives said signaled the brand’s “new direction.” Michele,…

  • Flavor Flav pleads not guilty to charges in NY traffic stop

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Wearing his trademark clock necklace, Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop last year while he was driving to his mother’s funeral. “I don’t like…

  • Correction: $2 Million Penny story

    DALLAS (AP) — In a story Jan. 9 about a rare penny sold at auction, The Associated Press, relying on information from Heritage Auctions, reported erroneously that the penny had 13 linking rings on the…

  • AP PHOTOS: Pakistan’s cross-dressing men dance despite fear

    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away…

  • Mick Jagger starts scholarship in honor of L’Wren Scott

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger has established a scholarship in honor of his late girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott. The scholarship will allow one master’s degree student per year over a period of three…

  • Gucci salutes France in first post-Giannini collection

    MILAN (AP) — The fashion curtain call is part of the ritual of the runway show, with each designer’s personality reflected in that final bow. Some, like Miuccia Prada, appear in the doorway for a…

  • Gucci team presents new looks after Giannini’s early exit

    MILAN (AP) — The Gucci style team may have pulled off a fashion record. They designed and produced the menswear runway show for next winter in five days, after outgoing creative director Frida Giannini left…

  • Notes, photos of Jacqueline Onassis auctioned for $28,400

    MIAMI (AP) — A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, along with photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach, sold at a Florida auction Saturday for a total of…