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Ten best-dressed stars at the Emmysupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 10:31:00

This year, the Emmy Awards come on the heels of New York Fashion Week. How does the red carpet measure up to the runway?

Iconic J. Crew brand hot againupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 08:50:00

CNN's Alina Cho looks at the unique style of J. Crew boss Mickey Drexler, who has made the iconic brand hot once again.

Tom Ford talks fashionupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 10:22:00

Fashion designer Tom Ford talks about starting his own label and his strained relationship with Yves Saint Laurent. Sarah Burton: Designing Secret Wedding Dress 'Experience of a Lifetime'updated: Sat Apr 30 2011 08:28:00

The designer thanks the bride for her patronage, and wishes the newlywed couple the best

Royal wedding dress speculationupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 11:28:00

CNN's Mark Saunders on speculation that fashion house Alexander McQueen may design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

Designer Galliano apologizes, says anti-Semitism has 'no place'updated: Wed Mar 02 2011 23:13:00

Fashion designer John Galliano could face up to six months in jail if convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks.

Dior moves to fire Galliano after Hitler commentsupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 05:13:00

Christian Dior has started proceedings to fire designer John Galliano after he was filmed making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris restaurant, the fashion giant said Tuesday.

Designer's words crash against Dior's imageupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 05:13:00

CNN's Colleen McEdwards talks to corporate consultant Jeremy Robinson-Leon on Dior's firing of its star designer. John Galliano Fired from Diorupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 16:10:00

The layoff is underway immediately following his "particularly odious nature of the behavior and words"

Dior suspends designer John Galliano after arrestupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 04:37:00

Days before the fashion catwalk known as the Oscars' red carpet and right before Paris Fashion Week, Christian Dior on Friday suspended designer John Galliano for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks. John Galliano Suspended by Dior After Alleged Café Spatupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 15:52:00

The fashion house says it has a zero-tolerance policy regarding racial slurs

Red carpet fashion, flair at Globesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 11:19:00

Stars hit Hollywood's red carpet as they arrive at the Golden Globe awards.

Who will design Kate Middleton's wedding dress?updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 06:41:00

Now that Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially engaged, the fashion world is abuzz with speculation as to who will get to design the future princess's dress. Will Middleton's favorite designer, Daniella Issa Helayel, have a shot at creating the gown? Project Runway Picks a Winner!updated: Fri Oct 29 2010 12:54:00

Gretchen, Mondo and Andy show their collections at New York Fashion Week

Chinese models hit runways around the globeupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 01:19:00

When the willowy Liu Wen stepped onto the runway at New York Fashion Week this season, she finally began to see a parade of models who looked increasingly like her: This fall, major design houses featured a number of Chinese models in fashion weeks as part of a bid by the firms to boost their sales in China.

Why the Devil doesn't buy Prada onlineupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 00:02:00

The Devil might wear Prada, but until recently he would have had a devil of a time buying it direct from the fashion company's website.

Fortune: Michael Kors: Retail's next billion-dollar manupdated: Sat Sep 18 2010 21:03:00

When the fashion elite gathered this spring at the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards -- the Oscars of the rag trade -- the crowd at Lincoln Center sat transfixed as they watched Vogue editor Anna Wintour present the lifetime achievement award. Only this year, the distinction went not to a legend of European couture, like Yves Saint Laurent or Christian Dior, nor to an American icon like Ralph Lauren (though those design kings have all won in the past). It went instead to Michael Kors, at 50 the youngest recipient ever.

A house that you can wear? When fashion meets architectureupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 08:15:00

A dress made out of recycled waste; a collection of clothes composed of fresh flowers; a synthetic outfit that looks like wave of water around the body.

Hussein Chalayan, the hi-tech haute couturierupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:42:00

In one of his first fashion shows, designer Hussein Chalayan sent models down the runway in decomposed silk dresses that he had buried and dug up again.

InStyle's 10 best Oscar gowns everupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 06:48:00

Inspired by this year's Academy Awards, with its new 10 best picture nominees, we picked an equal number of unforgettable gowns from years past. Here are our 10 all-time favorites, with behind-the-seams stories from the designers who created them.

Pakistan's high fashionupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:16:00

Pakistan fashion leaders parade in Lahore to show freedom of expression. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan's fashionistas: We aren't revolutionariesupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:16:00

Bare backs, plunging necklines and high-cut hems. Western media recently reported that the bold statements made by Pakistan's fashionistas at Lahore Fashion Week demonstrated how designers were rejecting conservative dress in the South Asian nation. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell Among Alexander McQueen's Mournersupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 16:49:00

Though for family only, the funeral attracted designers and models

Fashion Week: The consumer is kingupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 16:09:00

New York Fashion Week began on a somber note as the first day of shows was marred by news of the tragic death of beloved British designer Alexander McQueen. Inside Victoria Beckham's Exclusive Fashion Week Dinnerupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 15:27:00

Find out what the fashionista ate after her presentation - and Kim Kardashian's snack of choice at Bryant Park Coroner: Alexander McQueen Died from Asphyxiation, Hangingupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 14:27:00

Lady Gaga also thanked the late fashion designer at Tuesday's Brit Awards

Fashion Week shows off for Haitiupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:58:00

New York Fashion Week kicked off in a literal and figurative storm late last week, as a blizzard rolled through town and designer Alexander McQueen's death shocked participants.

Fashion for Reliefupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:58:00

Naomi Campbell and friends talk about Fashion for Relief to aid Haiti. Andrea Mineo reports.

McQueen death leaves brand in turmoilupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 09:44:00

The fashion world was Friday mourning the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen as questions were raised over the future of his multi-million dollar luxury clothing brand.

Death of a fashion iconupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 16:34:00

CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at the death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Fashion world reacts to McQueen's passingupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 19:21:00

The death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has drawn a veil of sadness over the first day of New York City Fashion Week. Kate Moss Devastated over Alexander McQueen's Deathupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 16:30:00

The supermodel is shocked by the "tragic loss of her dear friend" Twitter Flooded with Tributes to McQueenupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 16:30:00

Dita Von Teese, Kirstie Alley, and Rachel Zoe are among the tweeting musicans, reality stars and fashionistas Alexander McQueen Found Deadupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 15:32:00

"We are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief," his company tells PEOPLE

Heidi Klum: 'Models have a sell-by date'updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 16:30:00

Heidi Klum knows that modeling is a young woman's game. In the latest issue of InStyle magazine, the supermodel claims that models, like food, spoil after a certain age.

Karl Lagerfeld talks fashionupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 20:41:00

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative force behind fashion house Chanel, tells Talk Asia why he's still thriving on new ideas.

Behind the dark glasses: The world of Karl Lagerfeldupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 20:41:00

He is perhaps the most recognizable man in fashion, almost never seen without his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves.

CNNMoney: Detroit swap: Auto plants for fashion showroomsupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 12:09:00

Detroit's auto industry trained generations of workers in design and manufacturing. As that business fades and its jobs disappear, city planners are hoping to redeploy the city's creative minds and craftsmen toward a new and growing field: fashion.

Biopic breathes new life into Coco Chanel storyupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 06:57:00

For "Coco Avant Chanel" director Anne Fontaine, there was only one actress who could play Coco Chanel in her biopic about the legendary couturier -- French actress Audrey Tautou.

'Coco Avant Chanel'updated: Mon Jun 08 2009 06:57:00

The Screening Room talks to "Coco Avant Chanel" star Audrey Tatou about about portraying a fashion icon.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 09:29:00

In Focus -- Israeli Real Estate

Creating iconsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 00:20:00

She helped create the supermodels of the 1980s, but now Donatella Versace is taking on the challenges of China.

Donatella Versace: Fashion's Prima Donnaupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 00:20:00

As recognizable as the brand itself, Donatella Versace is adamant about one thing in fashion: "Fashion is not frivolous," she told CNN.

Back to basics for fashion?updated: Mon Mar 02 2009 04:39:00

British designer Paul Smith says the fashion industry must change to suit the economic times.

Fashion feels the pinch in London and Milanupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 04:39:00

The economic crisis cast a long shadow over London Fashion Week, with designers holding their catwalk shows in smaller venues or skipping the catwalk in favor of low key presentations.

Roberto Cavalli's Florence part 1updated: Thu Feb 26 2009 06:48:00

Fashion designer to the stars shows us around Florence, the world's most cultured city.

Interview: Roberto Cavalliupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 06:48:00

Never one to follow the crowd, fashion designer Roberto Cavalli's clothes are bright, sexy and fearless. His innovative techniques, especially with leather and silk, and his love of adornment -- embroidery, applique, patchwork and diamante -- have made him the A-list's red-carpet darling.

Yves Saint Laurent diesupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 06:21:00

CNN's Hala Gorani reports on the death of famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent at the age of 71.

Fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent dead at 71updated: Tue Feb 24 2009 06:21:00

A funeral will be held Thursday for international fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, who died Sunday night at his home in Paris, his longtime friend and business associate Pierre Berge told CNN Monday.

Fortune: Liz Claiborne's high fashion stumbleupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 18:30:00

From the get-go it was one of the odder pairings in the fashion world. One is a high-end designer famous for making Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress. The other is a mainstream apparel manufacturer that sells sportswear and career clothes. Now after just 16 months, Fortune has learned, Narciso Rodriguez and Liz Claiborne are taking steps to end their partnership. Project Runway Shines At Fashion Weekupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 12:00:00

Last season's Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano, showed his debut collection Thursday at Fashion Week

Models still too skinny?updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 18:23:00

Is thin still in? CNN's Alina Cho reports as New York Fashion Week gets under way.

Fashion Week designer barred from U.S.updated: Thu Sep 11 2008 09:06:00

Young fashion designer Ali Khan made his debut at New York Fashion Week with male models strutting down the runway in his avant-garde menswear designs.

Fortune: Prada goes shopping - for moneyupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 11:59:00

When the world's top fashionistas make their biannual pilgrimage to the Milan shows, Miuccia Prada, the house's oracle-like designer, is the one they come to see above all others. Known for her minimalist designs - embodied by her iconic black nylon bags - Miuccia, or Mrs. Prada, as her staff calls her, sets the pace of fashion. Designer Yves Saint Laurent Has Diedupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 13:38:00

The 71-year-old fashion powerhouse passed after a long illness in Paris Appreciation: Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)updated: Sun Jun 01 2008 20:00:00

Arguably the most influential and copied fashion designer of his generation, he always knew how to reflect the moment, to capture the spirit of the present Ashley and Mary-Kate Becoming Authorsupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 16:06:00

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen can now add author to their growing list of professions. Lindsay Lohan – In Clothes! – Arrives in Milanupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 16:25:00

She's been making headlines lately for what she hasn't been wearing. But on Thursday, Lindsay Lohan turned heads in a Dolce & Gabbana dress at the fashion house's runway show in Italy. There as part of Milan Fashion Week, Lohan posed up a storm for photographers. Of course, the actress has been dabbling in high-fashion lately, especially after a recent New York magazine nude pictorial spread which recreated Marilyn Monroe's famous 1962 shoot.

Fortune: Gucci Group: The ice cream man comethupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 10:32:00

Three months after Robert Polet took over as chief executive of Gucci Group in July 2004, he gave his new colleagues a glimpse of the self-confidence and single-mindedness that landed him the job in the first place - and that have contributed to the company's stellar performance ever since. Lagerfeld: Valentino Should Not Retireupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 12:25:00

Karl Lagerfeld lamented the decision by Valentino to retire next year, saying Wednesday that he feared the 75-year-old Italian would find life after fashion a bore The Furor Over an Anorexia Adupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 12:50:00

The eternal enfant terrible of fashion photography, Oliviero Toscani, has roiled the fashion world with a revealing ad

Insider's guide: Fashion Weekupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 08:45:00

It's Fashion Week season. Last week was New York Fashion Week, and this coming week it's London's turn, before the traveling bandwagon of models, designers and celebrities visit Milan and Paris.

Fortune: Managing Marc Jacobsupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 02:39:00

In February 2007, Robert Duffy sensed something was wrong with his longtime business partner, the fashion designer Marc Jacobs. "Something was going on in his personal life, but I wasn't 100% sure he was back on drugs," says Duffy, who was overwhelmed with work at the time and hoped his intuition was off. Replacing Valentinoupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 13:00:00

Alessandra Facchinetti, a former designer of Gucci, will replace the legendary couturier as creative director of the Valentino women's collections A Standing O for Lacroixupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 14:00:00

Haute couturiers get a lot of mileage out of wedding dresses, especially Christian Lacroix. The designer celebrated his 20th year in business Tuesday with a concise and painterly collection that included a patchworked bridal dress that harkened back to Lacroix's rustic Southern roots and a short embroidered coat inspired by Watteau. Although the palette was predominantly black, Lacroix wowed the crowd with some pretty amazing color combinations -- the kind that only he can get away with in an haute couture collection. My favorite was a long draped chiffon dress shaded in plum, praline, and lime and topped off by violet fur sleeves. Another Lacroix signature -- the mixing of rough and fine materials -- appeared early on in the show in the form of an oxblood red dyed fox and goatskin coat worn over a slinky black cocktail dress. He definitely deserved the standing ovation.Feathers seem to have replaced fur on most couture runways here this week. At a press conference this morning, Giorgio Armani explained t Dreamy Couture in Parisupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 09:35:00

The soggy weather at the fall 2007 haute couture collections hasn't dampened fashion inspiration

CNNMoney: Designer Liz Claiborne dies at 78updated: Wed Jun 27 2007 06:36:00

Apparel designer Liz Claiborne, who founded a namesake sportswear label for women that grew into a multibillion-dollar global empire, has died at age 78, the company said Wednesday.

Skinny models banned from catwalkupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 09:38:00

The world's first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.

A DIY 'Project Runway' tourupdated: Thu Jul 27 2006 11:01:00

We're not the only ones excited that Bravo's Emmy-nominated "Project Runway" is back for its third season. On the widely popular reality TV show, 15 up-and-coming designers compete in weekly challenges for the chance to show their collections at New York's Fall Fashion Week.

Q & A: Giorgio Armaniupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 07:03:00

The Scene catches up with the godfather of Italian style, Giorgio Armani, in Milan and hears about his lifetime in fashion.

Giorgio Armaniupdated: Wed May 31 2006 05:44:00

Synonymous with Italian style, Giorgio Armani is one of the most successful and influential designers of all time, and a dominating presence in the fashion industry for the best part of three decades.

Fall fashion struts its stuff in New Yorkupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 11:22:00

As New York winds down its bi-annual turn as the world's fashion capital, fashion designers, magazine editors, apparel industry insiders and, of course, celebrities, depart from the billowing white tents in Manhattan's Bryant Park with a look ahead to the fashion trends for fall.

Old and new shine at Fashion Weekupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 10:43:00

Like most London fashion weeks, British veteran designer Julien Macdonald stood out on the catwalk this year, but he also shared the limelight with rising star and compatriot Giles Deacon.

Chairman of LVMH, Bernard Arnault TalkAsia Interview Transcriptupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 04:55:00

Airdate: February 12th, 2005

Gucci shakes up design team againupdated: Thu Mar 10 2005 06:58:00

Italian fashion house Gucci has shaken up its design team again, just two seasons after star designer Tom Ford left, handing the brand-building womenswear pen to its accessories stylist Frida Giannini.

Armani still in the spotlight at 70updated: Mon Jan 31 2005 10:28:00

It's been described as a dying art, but the biggest name in fashion has just given haute couture his vote of confidence at the Paris Fashion Show.

Putting fresh color into menswearupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 11:02:00

They've been making suits on London's famous Savile Row since the 18th century.

Fortune: Recession Chicupdated: Mon Sep 29 2003 00:01:00

On the night before Louis Vuitton opened its new boutique in Tokyo this month, chairman Yves Carcelle guided visitors on a giddy tour. Past customers already queuing at the front door, past the dan...

Fortune: Prada Steps Out To fuel a bold expansion plan, the Italian fashion house is going public. Can Prada pull it updated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

'Am I volatile?" Patrizio Bertelli asks, getting up from a table at Prada's Milan headquarters to adjust the air conditioning and bawl out construction workers drilling in the office next door. Sit...

Fortune: Put a Little War In Your Wardrobeupdated: Mon May 14 2001 00:01:00

Like some sort of dark daffodil, camouflage is popping up all over. But even when coming from a chichi fashion house--and many have surrendered to the trend--it gives off a welcome whiff of insurge...

Fortune: Prada Goes Shopping Patrizio Bertelli transformed Prada from a stuffy family company into a fashion poweupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

If you want to impress the CEO of a European fashion house, tell him (and they are mostly hims) that you're going to meet Patrizio Bertelli, the CEO of Prada. Eyebrows climb skyward, eyes widen, mo...

Fortune: Vuitton's Hot Market: The U.S. A CURE FOR THE ASIAN FLUupdated: Mon May 11 1998 00:01:00

Asia's economic troubles have caused the world's biggest market for luxury goods to all but fall off the map. American and European makers of expensive liqueurs, haute couture, and other pricey ite...


It's hard to resist the temptation to buy when you see the fancy fakes sidewalk vendors display. But pick the wrong thing, and you will look like a phony--or a fool--to those who know the genuine a...

Fortune: HIGH-FASHION NAMES KNOCK THEMSELVES OFF Career women seem to be eschewing mouseburger uniforms for name-designer lines at less tupdated: Mon Jun 10 1985 00:01:00

TOP FASHION DESIGNERS are discovering it's tough to live off the carriage trade in the automobile age. In order to grow they have had to reach down to the many who aspire to haute couture but don't...

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