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  • Ciao Milan, it’s Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week

    PARIS (AP) — Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris! The world’s largest traveling circus of fashion editors, models, buyers and journalists has descended on the French capital, clutching their metro maps and city guides,…

  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) — As the war between Russia-backed separatists and the Ukraine government still raged in eastern Ukraine, another shocking news story involving Russia developed last week: the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on…

  • Correction: BC-EU-Italy-Milan-Fashion-Week-Watch story

    MILAN (AP) — In a story March 2 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the last name of Kiton vice president Maria Giovanna Paone. The correct spelling is Paone, not Paono. A…

  • Armani creates new winter trousers with tulip flair

    MILAN (AP) — The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion. Armani, who celebrates 40 years of his fashion…

  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo’s early Mother’s Day present to…

  • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo’s early Mother’s Day present to…

  • 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.…