Beauty and fashion

Models wear creations for the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 fashion collection presented Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 21, 2020 - 4:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown shrubs and flowers, and white sheets drying on a line met Pharrell Williams and other curious guests at the Chanel show inside the Grand Palais. The set recreated the landscape house founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel viewed as a child after her mother...
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A model wears a creation for Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 fashion collection presented Monday Jan.20, 2020 in Paris (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 20, 2020 - 6:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount Olympus were among themes to grace Paris Couture Week on its drama-filled first day. Here are some highlights of Monday's spring-summer 2020 couture shows. ___ DIOR:...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a forum broadcast on radio in a New Hampshire Public Radio station, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 19, 2020 - 9:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as they sought to balance support for women against concerns of a political blowback. After his wife went public with her own experience of sexual...
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Creative director Bruno Sialelli walks on the stage after the presentation of Lanvin Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 19, 2020 - 11:47 am
PARIS (AP) — On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme. London designer Craig Green decamped to Paris for his first major show outside of his homeland and British fashion icon Paul Smith showcased...
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A model presents a creation for the Hermes Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris, Saturday Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 19, 2020 - 3:06 am
PARIS (AP) — Fluidity graced the menswear catwalks in Paris as fall-winter crescendoed through the weekend, with shows from houses such as Jacquemus and Hermes on Saturday. Here are some highlights of the day's fall-winter 2020-2021 menswear shows in the French capital. JACQUEMUS GOES FLUID Simon...
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Models wear creations for the Dior Homme Mens Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 17, 2020 - 6:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload celebrities, including David Beckham and Robert Pattinson, at an industrious pace. Mayhem such as this...
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This image from video released courtesy of The Root and G/O Media shows Rep. Ayanna Pressley in a video posted Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, announcing that she has gone bald due to alopecia. The freshman Massachusetts' Democrat made a touching video for The Root, the African American-focused online magazine, in which she revealed her bald head. (Courtesy of The Root and G/O Media via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 7:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday that she has gone bald due to the auto immune condition alopecia. The freshman Massachusetts Democrat made a touching video for The...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Gucci men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 14, 2020 - 2:35 pm
MILAN (AP) — If any one designer can take credit for revolutionizing menswear, it is Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, who made his runway debut as creative director five years ago with a menswear collection that challenged masculine codes. This week’s menswear previews for Fall/Winter 2020/21 confirmed...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Prada men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 12, 2020 - 3:48 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers were taking a step back as they consider the import of presenting their first collections of the 2020s. The last decade marked a blurring in gender roles and also the rise of high-end streetwear. Anyone looking back at past decades will see how they softly blur...
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Italian Fashion Chamber President Carlo Capasa poses at the end of the Associated Press interview in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The Italian Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a move that comes a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism and backlashes for designs and remarks viewed as culturally and racially insensitive. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 12, 2020 - 7:48 am
MILAN (AP) — The Italian National Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism for designs and remarks seen as culturally and racially insensitive. Its manifesto backed by major Italian fashion brands...
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