Beauty and fashion

A model wears a creation for the Kenzo Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
September 30, 2020 - 8:30 am
PARIS (AP) — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities. Here are some highlights: KENZO GETS ALL THE BUZZ Kenzo’s show was a fairy story in nature. Guests smiled as they breathed in the...
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An activist displays a banner during Dior's Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection presented Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 during the Paris fashion week. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 29, 2020 - 1:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The show headlined the first full day of a hybrid-style Paris Fashion Week. A giant “DIOR”-emblazoned white annex in the...
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Fashion student Nora Bourelly shows her creation outside Valentino women's Spring-Summer 2021 fashion show location, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
September 27, 2020 - 3:09 pm
MILAN (AP) — It’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week. The hybrid live-virtual formula meant anyone from their homes could watch delightful videos like Moschino’s marionette fashion show, created with the help of Jim Henson Studios, and featuring models wearing tiny Moschino creations...
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Model Maria Carla Boscono wears a creation as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the fashion week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 26, 2020 - 3:45 pm
MILAN (AP) — To show or not to show: Each Milan fashion house had to make a difficult decision how to reach the fashion public this season under the safety constraints imposed by the coronavirus. Italy's fashion capital — one of the top four runway cities in the world — has worked hard to maintain...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Max Mara 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 24, 2020 - 12:49 pm
Milan designers skirted the line between the virtual and the physical Thursday, taking lessons learned in lockdown to create new collections that are relevant in a reshaped world. The most anticipated event of the week was Prada’s virtual unveiling of the Miuccia Prada-Raf Simons collaboration...
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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh poses for a photograph in front of his creations, exhibited ahead of his London Fashion Week show in London, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
September 18, 2020 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at glittering catwalk shows before sipping champagne at late-night parties. This is no typical year, though, and...
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The Christian Siriano collection is modeled at Christian's home as part of New York Fashion Week, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Westport, Conn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
September 17, 2020 - 4:34 pm
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, John Boyega arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 15, 2020 - 7:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Black actor John Boyega has stepped down from his role as a global ambassador for perfume brand Jo Malone after the company decided to hire a Chinese actor to replace him in an ad he created. The “Star Wars” star wrote on Twitter Tuesday that the brand’s decision to “replace my...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, John Boyega arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 13, 2020 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — British perfume brand Jo Malone has apologized to Black actor John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame after cutting him out of the Chinese version of a cologne commercial he helped create. Jo Malone London said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that the ad designed for Chinese...
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FILE - The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 6, 2020. With no celebs in the front row, no paparazzi chasing models down the streets, no stiletto-heeled crowds and no live shows at all, is there even a point to doing Fashion Week in 2020? Well, yes, say organizers: It’s about business. And jobs. And survival. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 11, 2020 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — No celebs packing the front rows. No paparazzi chasing models down the streets. No stiletto-heeled crowds. No crowds at all, actually. Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? Well, yes, say organizers: It’s about economic survival. “Ultimately fashion is a...
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