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McQueen, suicide and the dark side of the celebrity fairy tale

Los Angeles - When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn't fathom the tragedy of two people who seemed to have it all.

Kylie Jenner, 20, on cusp of billionaire status: Forbes

New York - Aged just 20 and the youngest member of the extended reality-TV Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner is on track to become America's youngest "self-made" billionaire, Forbes revealed Wednesday.

Gaultier joins bra wars with 'Free the nipple' fashion slogan

Paris - French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier opened up a new front in the battle over bras Wednesday with "Free the nipple" slogans in his Paris haute couture show.

US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

New York - Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion known especially for her sleek handbags, was found dead Tuesday in her New York apartment. She was 55.

Leading Muslim fashion designer jailed in Indonesia fraud

Jakarta - An Indonesian fashion designer who shot to global fame with her Muslim-themed collection was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for a multi-million dollar fraud and money-laundering.

Ivory Coast fights stigma with beauty pageant for disabled

Abidjan - Cheered on by the audience, a young woman walks onstage in a glittering gown, beaming as she addresses the jury. But this is no ordinary beauty contest -- all 10 contestants are disabled.

Fashion priestesses get holy at New York Met Gala

New York - Madonna and Rihanna stunned as fashion high priestesses on the red carpet at New York's Met Gala on Monday, headlining the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe.

Freak out: Telling a fashion life, Gaultier taps Nile Rodgers

Westport - Deciding how to tell his story as one of fashion's edgiest designers, Jean Paul Gaultier knew there had to be music. And he knew it had to come from Nile Rodgers.

Brazilian prisoners get fashionable in couture project

S - Never mind running away -- these Brazilian prisoners prefer the fashion runway.

Fashion giants in rights drive after Bangladesh factory tragedy

Paris - Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions in developing more socially responsible practices.

Afghan artisans pit their talents against Chinese imports

Kabul - Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan's north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics -- but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture....

Saudi Arabia hosts its first Arab Fashion Week

Apo - Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia -- headlining the kingdom's first ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened Tuesday to equal parts excitement and controversy.

Ancient paper influences smart clothing

Smart and connected clothing is receiving considerable investment, even if the take-up from the public remains muted. An example of a new design in fabrics is where variations of origami have provided inspiration.

Barcelona's Senegalese street vendors present own clothing line

Barcelona - Senegalese street vendors staged a fashion show Friday in Barcelona to present their own clothing line of "legal clothes made by illegal immigrants", the slogan of their new campaign to get off the streets.

Ex-Saint Laurent designer wins huge payout in contract dispute

Paris - Star designer Hedi Slimane has won an 9.3 million euro ($11.5 million) settlement from the luxury group Kering in a court judgement which lifts the lid on how much fashion's big names are paid.

Interview: Nicky Hilton discusses her Tolani fashion line Special

Businesswoman, socialite, model and fashion designer Nicky Hilton chatted with Digital Journal about her partnership with Tolani.

No plan to boycott Russia World Cup over spy poisoning: Adidas

Frankfurt Am Main - The chief executive of German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday it stood by its sponsorship of this year's football World Cup in Russia, as tensions mount between Moscow and London over the poisoning of an ex-spy on British soil.

Hepburn and Givenchy, the friendship that changed fashion

Paris - Theirs was one of the most beautiful friendships in fashion history -- yet the life-long partnership between the film star Audrey Hepburn and the fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy almost never happened.

'Little black dress' designer Givenchy dies aged 91

Paris - Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday.

The five big trends from Paris fashion week

Paris - Balaclavas, headscarves, feisty feminism and the warming glow of yellow and burnished gold... We pick out the biggest trends in the autumn-winter 2018-2019 collections as Paris fashion week finishes late Tuesday.

Czech schoolboy maps his life from disabled to designer

Cernosice - The toy cars, double-deckers, stuffed toys and pillows on his bed are meticulously ordered into neat rows, but Matej Hosek still inspects his room with a frown, looking for shortcomings.

London Fashion Week embraces technology Special

London - At London Fashion Week Festival it's seemingly time to forget pseudo work-out clothing, since sofa sweaters have apparently had their day. Instead it's time to embrace 'cyber sports', which reflects new technologies, as this season's fashion trend.

Bailey out, balloons on top: London Fashion Week wraps up

London - Christopher Bailey's goodbye as the head of Burberry, Christopher Kane's prints of women having orgasms and flamboyant balloon headdresses were among the highlights of London Fashion Week, which wrapped up on Tuesday.

Britain's Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

London - Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week.

Rainbows and retro pieces: Bailey bows out at Burberry

London - From classic check baseball caps to shell suits, Christopher Bailey raided the Burberry archive for his final collection at London Fashion Week on Saturday, while looking to the future with the rainbow flag.

How fashion, shoes and accessories enable the disabled

New York - Fashion photographer Jerris Madison thought his titanium rod leg spelled the end of his glamor days when doctors amputated his leg four years ago in a battle with bone cancer.

A-list gets in the popcorn at Calvin Klein

New York - A-list stars Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong'o and Margot Robbie flocked to Calvin Klein on Tuesday, wading through popcorn to watch Raf Simons's latest meditation on Americana, where firefighter meets prairie.

Paris Grand Palais to get half-billion-euro facelift

Paris - France unveiled a spectacular near half-billion-euro ($613-million-dollar) overhaul of one of its beloved buildings Monday, driving a new pedestrian boulevard through the Grand Palais in Paris to link the Champs Elysees with the River Seine.

Model Kate Upton accuses Guess exec of sexual harassment

Washington - Supermodel Kate Upton has accused fashion giant Guess's co-founder Paul Marciano of sexually harassing women.Upton, 25, did not cite a specific incident in her criticism Wednesday of Guess co-founder and creative director Marciano, who is 65.

Brits Galliano and Waight Keller wow Paris haute couture

Paris - British designers kicked up a storm Wednesday at Paris haute couture week with highly-praised shows from Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller and John Galliano at Maison Margiela.
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