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  • Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween Oct 14, 2014 12:34 PM
    No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, sexy Ebola patients and faux protective gear. The idea of riffing on the crisis for Halloween “definitely rubs me the wrong way,” said Philadelphia physician's assistant Maria McKenna, who works with post-surgical patients at a hospital.

  • Schaumburg hosts crime prevention fashion show for seniors Oct. 28 Oct 13, 2014 2:11 PM
    The Village of Schaumburg Support Our Seniors Council will hold a Crime Prevention Fashion Show for seniors at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Prairie Center for the Arts. The show will provide seniors with crime prevention information and raise awareness of public and private sector service employees who assist the public.

  • Betty Halbreich talks closets, mirrors in new book Oct 10, 2014 6:00 AM
    Clothes and how to wear them have been a constant in Betty Halbreich’s life for most of her 86 years. Good thing she landed a job at Bergdorf Goodman as a personal shopper nearly four decades ago. She lays out her life in a new book, “I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style with a Twist,” co-written by Rebecca Paley and released in September by Penguin Press.

  • Nina Ricci chooses Guillaume Henry as new designer Oct 8, 2014 6:00 AM
    Parisian fashion house Nina Ricci has announced designer Guillaume Henry as its new creative director, following the departure of Peter Copping last month. Critical darling Henry came to prominence as the Carven house designer, since 2009, and was seen to give the house a new creative edge.

  • Galliano’s back, joining Martin Margiela Oct 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    John Galliano will be designing fashion again, joining Paris house Martin Margiela, three years after leaving the business in disgrace. Galliano, after a long career at Christian Dior, left fashion in 2011 after he was caught on video slurring “I love Hitler.” He was dismissed from Dior, left his namesake label and was convicted by a French court on complaints of anti-Semitic behavior.

  • ‘Uncommon Threads’ fashion-art show returns to St. Charles Oct 5, 2014 5:03 PM
    Tickets are now on sale for "Uncommon Threads," the annual one-of-a-kind wearable art show and luncheon, presented by Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Superlative wearable art is the focus of this event, which brings together phenomenal textiles and accessories created by local and national artists.

  • Britney Spears launches lingerie line, talks new album Sep 25, 2014 8:15 AM
    Britney Spears is branching out. After 16 years in the music business and nearly 100 million record sales under her belt, the 32-year-old singer has added “designer” to her busy resume. The pop star launched her debut collection of lingerie and sleepwear, called “The Intimate Britney Spears,” in London Tuesday night. The line, which Spears describes as “romantic, feminine and subtle,” has been 2½ years in the making.

  • Kerry Washington helps launch ‘Scandal’ collection Sep 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    Kerry Washington wants women to look as powerful and put together as her TV persona. Fashion retailer The Limited has teamed up with the “Scandal” star and the show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, for a collection inspired by the ABC drama, which premieres its fourth season on Thursday. Washington said it is important for clothing to be accessible."This line is created so that everybody can find their own inner gladiator. That every woman can be powerful and sexy, brilliant and smart and gorgeous, fashion-forward," she said.

  • Nearly cooked models start Paris Fashion Week Sep 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Ninety-three shows, nine days, one fashion-crazed city. The world’s traveling circus of fashion editors, buyers and celebrities waved goodbye to the cobbled streets of Milan and cried “Bonjour Paris” on Tuesday, bracing itself for the last, most colorful furlong of spring-summer 2015 ready-to-wear shows. Tuesday’s a day for the up-and-coming fashion designers and stars of tomorrow. And it can pack some surprises.

  • Dolce&Gabbana harness Spanish passion Sep 23, 2014 5:45 AM
    Dolce&Gabbana continue their survey of conquests of their beloved Sicily, rendering into ready-to-wear fashion cultural traces left behind by these sometimes ill-fated adventures. After incorporating Norman traces for winter looks, it was on to Spain’s influence on the oft-conquered Sicily for next summer’s womenswear looks previewed Sunday, the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week.

  • Dwyane Wade says Stern helped with fashion sense Sep 22, 2014 5:57 AM
    David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA — well, at least for Dwyane Wade. The Miami Heat star says while he always was a fan of fine dressing, it wasn’t until the former commissioner of the league instituted a dress code that he started taking more interest in what he would wear off the court. “It was like, ‘OK, now we got to really dress up and we can’t just throw on a sweat suit,’” he said. “Then it became a competition amongst guys."

  • Milan: Georgia May Jagger graces Fendi runway Sep 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    The curve of an arch and the straight lines of a staircase were evoked in Fendi’s womenswear looks for next summer, unveiled during Milan Fashion Week. Georgia May Jagger took a turn on the runway, sporting a dark blue mini dress in an orchid print with a built-in asymmetrical cape that wrapped around one shoulder.

  • Milan fashion: Armani for women’s freedom of dress Sep 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    The Emporio Armani collection previewed Thursday on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next summer and fall was a fashion battle cry as clear as Braveheart’s own. “It is time to reassess, to dress the women who we find around us, not just those who fit the extreme trends,” Giorgio Armani said backstage after the show.

  • 5 spring trends from London Fashion Week Sep 18, 2014 6:00 AM
    They came, they saw, and now they’ve jetted off to Milan for another round of catwalk shows. Fashion insiders got a taste of spring style trends at London Fashion Week. Here’s a round-up of some of the hottest looks, from girly ballerina skirts to sporty sandals.

  • Brooklyn show looks at mystique of ‘killer heels’ Sep 16, 2014 6:00 AM
    It may have just been Fashion Week in Manhattan, but “Killer Heels” have landed in Brooklyn. A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary — and lethal — 8-inch dagger stiletto. “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” opens last week and runs through February 15, after which it will travel around the U.S.

  • Jimmy Choo wants IPO value near $1 billion Sep 14, 2014 7:35 AM
    Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker owned by JAB Holdings, may begin its initial public offering here as soon as this month amid rising demand for designer footwear, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The company has hired Bank of America to manage the sale and is seeking a valuation of about $1 billion.

  • Revisiting key shows at NY Fashion Week Sep 12, 2014 3:50 PM
    Wondering how some of the most prominent fashion designers fared at New York Fashion Week? Here’s a look at the spring collections of some of the best-known names, including Oscar de la Renta's Sumptuous detailed work, Donna Karan's urban chic and Alexander Wang's "inspirational" sneakers.

  • Betsey Johnson celebrates brides, marriage freedom Sep 12, 2014 6:00 AM
    Drag queens and a transgender bride romped down Betsey Johnson’s runway Wednesday with same-sex couples, a few “Real Housewives” and the 72-year-old designer’s TV dance partner in a fashion show that screamed JUST MARRIED! And, of course, Johnson did her traditional cartwheel and splits at the end, this time with one of her two adorable granddaughters.

  • Another Beckham shows designing side Sep 11, 2014 5:45 AM
    As New York Fashion Week began its final two days, celebrities introduced collections and a preteen from Texas made a splash with her first runway show.

  • Miley Cyrus has a new gig as a designer Sep 11, 2014 7:20 AM
    Move over, David Beckham: You’ve been usurped by Miley Cyrus as Fashion Week’s latest celebrity designer. Cyrus debuted her funky jewelry, made of children’s alphabet beads, little toys and lots of other colorful stuff, at designer Jeremy Scott’s show Wednesday in a downtown Manhattan gallery space. The atmosphere was suitably frenetic — even more so than usual at the bad-boy designer’s shows. Beforehand, photographers swarmed Cyrus, dressed in a bright multicolored ensemble of trousers and bra top, along with some of her handmade jewelry.

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