Fashion design

Katy Perry arrives at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2019 - 11:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips. In a statement released...
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Fashion from the Proenza Schouler collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 11, 2019 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In seasons past, you could count on Proenza Schouler's designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, to come up with the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies to create new fabrics for their creations. Now, the designing duo, in their second Fashion Week back in New York...
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Ashley Graham, from left, Karlie Kloss and Nicky Hilton Rothschild attend the NYFW Fall/Winter 2019 Brandon Maxwell fashion show at Hotel Pennsylvania on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tears flowed at the New York Fashion Week show of Brandon Maxwell when his mom accompanied him on the runway for his bow. Pam Woolley has had a rough go of it lately. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after her son's show last season. This time around, he dedicated the show to...
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Fashion from the Zimmermann Fall 2019 show is modeled during Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 11, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps in another life, Nicky Zimmermann would have been a spy, an extremely chic one. The Australian designer had espionage on her mind for fall Monday at the New York Fashion Week show of her Zimmerman label. In luxe trench coats made of buttery leather, hooded anoraks and bomber...
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February 11, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week show, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was the label's spring show. It was the company's fall show. A corrected version of the story is below: Badgley Mischka sizzles with sparkle, stretch Veteran...
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Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that...
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FILE -In this Jan. 18, 1987, photo, Atlanta city councilman, Rev. Hosea Williams, in overalls, leads a march against efforts to keep Forsyth County in Georgia all white past counter-protesters near Cumming, Ga., as a crowd waves Confederate flags and jeer the marchers. Racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere in the chaotic 1980s when future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe)
February 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents...
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The Longchamp Paris collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
February 10, 2019 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Models Kendall Jenner and Liu Wen took a break from the catwalk to sit front row for Longchamp's second appearance at New York Fashion Week, and creative director Sophie Delafontaine couldn't have been happier. Delafontaine told The Associated Press she was moved by New York City's...
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The Palm Angels collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Friday Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
February 09, 2019 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a strobe light show worthy of a seizure warning and classic statuary in clear boxes, Milan streetwear cool guy Francesco Ragazzi brought his celeb-popular Palm Angels brand to New York Fashion Week on Friday for the first time. And the reason? His explanation wasn't nearly as...
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The latest fashion creation from Christian Siriano is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
February 09, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If there were a best-view award at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano would win it. The sights outside the designer's runway show atop Rockefeller Center were hard to beat: The Empire State building, the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks, just as the sun began to...
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