Fashion design

The latest fashion from Naeem Khan is modeled during Fashion Week Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 12, 2019 - 11:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naeem Khan brought 1970s glam back to New York Fashion Week with the help of a few models of the era. The Halston icons Pat Cleveland, Karen Bjornson and Alva Chinn closed Khan's show Tuesday in silver sequined evening gowns, joined by the veteran designer on the runway for his bow...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Gucci, which designed this face warmer, reminiscent of blackface prompted an instant backlash from the public and forced the company to apologize publicly on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and "that of the people who...
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February 12, 2019 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber looked positively pop-tastic on the New York Fashion Week runway of Anna Sui's 1960s-inspired show where short, teased wigs in groovy hues of blue, purple and pink took center stage. The spiky hair was the perfect complement to Sui's Motown soundtrack and...
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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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