Fashion design

Designer Michael Kors, center, is joined by model Patti Hansen and Barry Manilow on stage after his collection was modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 13, 2019 - 10:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors threw a fashion show worthy of Studio 54 with Barry Manilow belting "Copacabana" on a glittery stage and rock muse Patti Hansen walking the runway Wednesday. His crowd, seated inside a Wall Street ballroom, went wild for both on the closing day of New York Fashion Week...
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Christy Turlington Burns walks the runway in Marc Jacobs collection during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
February 13, 2019 - 10:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Jacobs didn't waste a second before starting his runway show on Wednesday. Literally. The designer, whose high-profile show traditionally closes out Fashion Week, was clearly determined to make amends for a September show that began 90 minutes late, leaving fashion editors...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Aug. 31, 2018, director Spike Lee, left, wearing a Gucci outfit, and Tonya Lee Lewis pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Star Is Born' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Director Spike Lee said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers, ‘’To Be In Da Room When It Happen" following a pair of blackface fashion fails. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 13, 2019 - 3:14 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said Wednesday it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world. Two Americans, artist Theaster Gates and film director Ava DuVernay...
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The Christian Cowan collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 13, 2019 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place. The British designer, at 23 already a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and rapper Cardi B, presented a new collection that harked back to...
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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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