The Washington Post

Clare Waight Keller will likely bring a sunnier style to the legacy house after several buzz-chasing years.

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 02, 2017 shows British designer Clare Waight Keller acknowledges the audience after the presentation of creations by Chloe during the women's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris. Givenchy announced on March 16, 2017 the appointment of Clare Waight Keller from Chloé as artistic director to succeed Riccardo Tisci. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

Clare Waight Keller will likely bring a sunnier style to the legacy house after several buzz-chasing years.

The message from Paris: It's time to look polished again, and show a little effort.

Liftoff! Karl Lagerfeld launched a delightful spaceship of a fall 2017 collection.

Fashion wires

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Western brands respond to report on Bangladesh tanneries

Leather made with child labor and under dangerous, polluted conditions in Bangladesh went to factories that produced goods for major U.S. and European shoe and handbag brands and companies, according to a report released Friday by New York-based nonprofit Transparentem. Those named in the report generally said they were concerned about the conditions at the tanneries, but that leather used in their particular products was made elsewhere.

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

This time, it's a metaphor for harnessing the power of women.

At Balenciaga and Valentino, efforts to make the brands less stuffy are paying off.

Exaggerated, almost obese silhouettes -- rendered in body casts and packing blankets.

Uma Wang conjures the magic of your great-grandmother's attic.

Virgil Abloh has hit his technical stride. But the aesthetic voice is lacking in his womenswear.

Grunge with Serengeti accents for a bedazzled and very loud road trip.

On a Paris runway, a meditation on social codes and formal ceremonies.

A fashion risk worth taking, on the runway in Paris.

Too many dresses cut too short, with awkward angles — but at least one sparkly head-turner.

He buttoned his jacket. The women dressed for a magazine spread. What did the optics tell us?

Ruth Negga, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer among the standouts on a more inclusive red carpet

The burning question in New York. Marc Jacobs found an answer in vintage hip-hop — but Ralph Lauren faltered.

Fanciful notions crafted from the most traditional, classic materials.

Stripping away the melodrama and the hype, he allowed his clothes to speak.

In the pre-Internet era, Fashion Week was just about the clothes.

In the pre-Internet era, Fashion Week was just about the clothes.

He didn't appear at the conclusion of Yeezy Season 5 at New York Fashion Week, adding to the mystery of what exactly is going on with the designer and musician.

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