October 20, 2016
LONDON — A diamond ring that's the ultimate in bling is set to go to auction, with an estimated price of $15 million to $25 million.
Sotheby's auction house says the Cartier ring holds an 8.01 carat blue stone named the Sky Blue Diamond. It recently was displayed in London before a sale Nov.…
October 05, 2016
HARRISON, Ark. — Lauren Colclasure said she had a feeling about Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields a long time ago.
"Whatever the 'it' factor is to be Miss America, she has it," Colclasure said of the new Miss America.
Colclasure, owner of Salon Ellen in Harrison, was with Shields as her hair…
October 04, 2016
NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren, one of the giants of modern American fashion, is working on his autobiography.
Simon & Schuster will release the yet-to-be-titled book in fall 2017, in conjunction with his company's 50th anniversary.
"His style is instantly recognizable to even the most casual…
September 23, 2016
NEW YORK — Buying some suits at Ralph Lauren might mean being offered a chauffeured ride home in a BMW. New clothes from Saks could lead to a Mercedes-Benz van carrying a customized wardrobe pulling up to a home, hotel or office.
With designer goods available online anytime, luxury retailers…
September 16, 2016
NEW YORK — Otherworldly goddesses? Looking-for-some-fun '90s ravers? Your basic acid trip — but a happy one?!
Marc Jacobs had it all at his New York Fashion Week show Thursday, including models who walked in sky-high platform kinky boots beneath hues of purple and blue, with strings of…
September 15, 2016
NEW YORK — Call it "fast fashion," ''runway-to-retail," or "see now-buy now." No matter the term, it's the unmistakable trend in fashion, and Ralph Lauren embraced it fully — presenting his New York Fashion Week collection on the street outside his store, then inviting guests inside to…
September 14, 2016
NEW YORK — It was a toss-up as to who was more excited about Brandon Maxwell's show: his buddy Lady Gaga or his mother.
Or maybe it was his grandmother.
All were on hand at the Russian Tea Room on Tuesday night as his models walked, sitting beneath huge chandeliers amid the red and gold decor…
September 13, 2016
NEW YORK — "She turns her disappointment into triumph. Her grief into joy. Her rejections into approvals. If no one believes in her it does not matter. She believes in herself. Nothing stops her. No one can touch her. She is woman."
So said Serena Williams via loudspeaker Monday as part of a…
September 12, 2016
NEW YORK — Sunday was a day of unusual models and shows that weren't shows at all. Some highlights from New York Fashion Week:
TRACY REESE: FLOWERS, GRASS, BREEZES — AND INCLUSIVE SIZING
The weather gods smiled on Tracy Reese.
The designer had been "freaking out…
September 10, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Many designers like to add some theatrical flair to their runway shows. But taking over a whole New York City pier to stage a carnival? That's something Tommy Hilfiger would do. And he did. Designer Thakoon Panichgul also returned to the fashion week schedule after some time…