What’s in Maureen McDonnell’s Louis Vuitton handbag? Status, insecurity and maybe jail time.

What’s in Maureen McDonnell’s Louis Vuitton handbag? Status, insecurity and maybe jail time.

The former first lady of Virginia’s taste is laid bare as evidence a corruption trial.

From high hair to status handbags, Africa’s first ladies use fashion to talk about the past and the future

From high hair to status handbags, Africa’s first ladies use fashion to talk about the past and the future

Dressed to impress -- but not in too formal a way -- at the White House’s summit dinner.

Spanx stretches into new territory with jeans, but the promised magic is elusive

Spanx stretches into new territory with jeans, but the promised magic is elusive

The company that made its founder a billionaire tries to branch out.

Model Andreja Pejic comes out as trans

Model Andreja Pejic comes out as trans

Androgynous model Andreja Pejic used to be known as Andrej Pejic. She came out as trans Thursday night.

Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star?

Why hasn’t ‘Project Runway’ launched a real fashion star?

The reality show promised to find new fashion talent and instead has shown hard truths about the industry.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim celebrates 10 years.

A swimsuit that defies burger-belly bulge

A swimsuit that defies burger-belly bulge

A little cross-pollination between a swimwear designer and a graphic artist has resulted in a sporty-sexy suit by designer Karla Colletto that will debut at the Miami swim show later this week.

Fuzzy feminism: Same old girl power, but without the glamour or the fantasy

Fuzzy feminism: Same old girl power, but without the glamour or the fantasy

What an Always ad campaign has in common with Gisele Bundchen for Balenciaga.

Julian Assange, model? Some classic lookbooks from newsmakers

Julian Assange, model? Some classic lookbooks from newsmakers

You can get the look, too. But it’ll cost you.

First ladies are regal, maternal and patriotic. Should they be sexy, too?

First ladies are regal, maternal and patriotic. Should they be sexy, too?

Mexico’s first lady flaunts her sex appeal on a new Marie Claire cover -- a far cry from how her U.S. counterparts behave.

Want to dress like Olivia Pope? It’s handled.

Want to dress like Olivia Pope? It’s handled.

It’s not Dior or Armani, but a new collection by the Limited will feature looks inspired by Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” character.

So many sex, financial allegations involving American Apparel’s Dov Charney that company couldn’t afford the insurance

So many sex, financial allegations involving American Apparel’s Dov Charney that company couldn’t afford the insurance

Board: Resign and become a $1 million-per-year consultant, or we’ll fire you.

Are the two most notorious men in fashion finally getting their comeuppance?

This hasn’t been a good week for Terry Richardson or Dov Charney. Finally, the fashion industry may be turning on two of its juggernauts.

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Ralph Lauren’s fashion legacy

Ralph Lauren’s fashion legacy

The iconic designer has helped define American sportswear since he began his career designing neckties in 1967.

Let’s cut the ‘short suit’ trend off at the knees

We finally got men to move away from the atrocity that was Casual Fridays. Let’s not backslide, fellas.

Why no one would make an Oscar dress for Melissa McCarthy, despite her ‘Bridesmaids’ success

Why no one would make an Oscar dress for Melissa McCarthy, despite her ‘Bridesmaids’ success

When Melissa McCarthy needed an Oscar gown two years ago, she struggled to find one. Now she’s got a clothing line of her own.

See the sparkly, naked dress Rihanna wore to the CFDA Awards — well, what we can show you, anyway

See the sparkly, naked dress Rihanna wore to the CFDA Awards — well, what we can show you, anyway

Of all the naked dresses, this one might be the most naked ever.

Rihanna embodies fashion icon

The pop star wore a nearly nude, crystal embellished dress to accepted the CFDA award.

Reflecting on 50 years of Marimekko’s Unikko pattern

Reflecting on 50 years of Marimekko’s Unikko pattern

Unikko, the friendly poppy fabric, is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year.