While the hippies rejected the Establishment, civil rights protesters dressed to be accepted.

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While the hippies rejected the Establishment, civil rights protesters dressed to be accepted.

The Italian kings of fashion — and Melania superfans — double down on their mission to delight the super-ultra wealthy.

The dress was neither red-carpet statement nor Disney-princess fantasy. It was fabulously in service to the bride herself.

Fashion wires

Canceled Trump-Kim summit tests Moon’s middleman role

Just a month ago, South Korean President Moon Jae-in was smiling with pride as he grasped the hands of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, a young and brash leader with a nuclear arsenal, as they announced aspirations for a nuclear-free peninsula and permanent peace.

$28.6 million in cash seized in ex-Malaysia PM’s graft probe

Malaysian police said Friday the cash stashed in bags at an apartment linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak and seized in a money-laundering investigation amounted to 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million).

Gucci moves next show to Paris in one-off homage

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele will pay homage to France by showing his next spring-summer collection in Paris, instead of its usual home in Milan.

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Luxurious papal vestments are on loan from the Vatican for the Costume Institute exhibition.

They were odd and brilliant, and helped establish the writer as our white-coated social anthropologist.

This isn't fashion. It's outrageous entertainment in celebration of it. So of course Rihanna won.

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The first lady’s Chanel haute couture gown at the state dinner couldn’t compete with the chapeau.

After filling runways with models in protest t-shirts, designers go back to basics: bringing the wearer joy.

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Michelle Dean explores the lives and words of several trenchant female voices.

The human rights attorney deftly uses glamour to call attention to her work. Who is she really? None of your business.

Facebook's boy wonder had his moment of reckoning on Capitol Hill. There's no going back to hoodies now.

Before Vera Wang, weddings as fashion shows or "Say Yes to the Dress," Amsale Aberra changed the game for bridalwear.

Louis Vuitton has appointed Virgil Abloh artistic director of its menswear — a move that speaks to fashion's changing customers more than it does aesthetics.

Speaking before an unusually intimate audience, she shared the lessons of learning to become first lady.

The late designer left an enduring legacy epitomized by a frock donned by Audrey Hepburn.

In Paris, the fall 2018 runways offered looks with power shoulders or cuddly tweeds -- and very little skin or sizzle.

Thom Browne and Comme des Garcons are looking ahead -- and also trying to keep the present day from getting boring.

No riddles, no high concepts. Just jaw-droppingly gorgeous in a way that was timeless and universal.

With quirky colors, bold silhouettes and a love of the banal, a designer moves fashion forward.

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Amid months of activism, stars show a different type of solidarity — through their actions and attitude — on the red carpet.

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