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‘Death Becomes Her’ showcases the fashion of mourning

‘Death Becomes Her’ showcases the fashion of mourning

The Metropolitan Museum of Art traces the wardrobe demands of bereavement in a fascinating exhibit.

Oscar de la Renta’s best quotes through the years

Oscar de la Renta’s best quotes through the years

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.“

In pop culture, Oscar de la Renta was synonymous with class and vision

In pop culture, Oscar de la Renta was synonymous with class and vision

His creations inspired breathless cooing by the likes of Carrie Bradshaw and every would-be fashionista scrutinizing the choices of “Sex and the City” costume designer Patricia Field.

The new sophisticated look for men: Street meets suit

The new sophisticated look for men: Street meets suit

As cities energize, the formerly “urban” aesthetic becomes “urbane,” with young labels leading the way.

John Galliano lands at Maison Martin Margiela

John Galliano lands at Maison Martin Margiela

He was fired from Christian Dior for making an anti-Semitic rant. With the designer’s new role, is all forgiven?

The fashion world’s feminist leaning: Flats are in vogue

The fashion world’s feminist leaning: Flats are in vogue

The spring 2015 collections raised important issues — from celebrity culture to women’s rights.

As Paris Fashion Week ends, in search of more mad scientists

As Paris Fashion Week ends, in search of more mad scientists

Often, the casual observer of these more outré collections will sniff in disgust: Who would ever wear that? But fashion needs its mad scientists, just as the food world needs gastronomic magicians, and Silicon Valley needs entrepreneurs who believe in the impossible.

What does a feminist look like? At Paris fashion week, she’s wearing Chanel.

What does a feminist look like? At Paris fashion week, she’s wearing Chanel.

Karl Lagerfeld gives his audience an eyeful, beyond just the clothes.

At Paris Fashion Week: Comme des Garçons considers death and gives us beauty

Kawakubo’s crimson-colored version of death reminds us that too often, death is messy, bloody and gut-wrenching.

At Paris Fashion Week, a battle over breasts

At Paris Fashion Week, a battle over breasts

There has been a brouhaha over breasts at the spring 2015 shows.

Metta World Peace debuts Panda Friend basketball shoes

They’re half bear, half sneaker, and all fun.

Welcome to Paris Fashion Week, your thong is in the mail

Welcome to Paris Fashion Week, your thong is in the mail

In the fashion capital for rule-breakers, two notable shows get things started.

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Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

Styles by designers including Chanel, Corrie Nielsen, Pascal Millet and Lea Peckre get a turn on the runway.

Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

Your old prohibitions about leather in spring just melted

At the end of New York Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler threw rules of seasonal fabrics out the window.

Marc Jacobs’ show speaks of anxiety, nostalgia, aesthetics and pink houses

Marc Jacobs’ show speaks of anxiety, nostalgia, aesthetics and pink houses

The designer set up a compelling tension on his runway.

Serena Williams follows U.S. Open history-making with a debut at New York Fashion Week

Serena Williams follows U.S. Open history-making with a debut at New York Fashion Week

With Vogue editor Anna Wintour looking on and Caroline Wozniacki donning her wares, Serena Williams launched her first runway show at New York Fashion Week.

Models finally speak: In gestures, monologues and heels

Models finally speak: In gestures, monologues and heels

On stage at fashion week, veteran models share stories from an earlier era.

Fashion in one act: Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill write, Opening Ceremony costumes -- and the audience roars

Fashion in one act: Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill write, Opening Ceremony costumes -- and the audience roars

With honest whimsy, Opening Ceremony presented a crowd-pleasing play, and collection.

Grandpa was right: Plaid shirts and high-waist pants are ‘Duckie’

Grandpa was right: Plaid shirts and high-waist pants are ‘Duckie’

At the Duckie Brown show at New York Fashion Week, everything looked comfortable and easy.