Armani fetes 40 years in fashion with VIP gala, new museum

Special fashion ambassador for Milan's Expo 2015 Italian designer Giorgio Armani poses during a photo call before his fashion show to celebrate the 40th anniversary
01 May 2015
Italy's Giorgio Armani celebrated 40 years in fashion with a star-studded gala and opening of a museum dedicated to his designer business. The 80-year old designer, known for his clean cut and elegant collections, was joined by...

'Granny hair' vogue: women embrace trend by going many shades of gray

Lady Gaga At 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
30 Apr 2015
 While many people try to hide their gray hair, spending hours eradicating the signs of advancing age, going gray may no longer mean reaching out for the dye bottle as "granny hair" is in vogue. Fashion designers such as...

In fashion first, Google shows what's hot and not

28 Apr 2015
Tulle skirts are in. Jogger pants are hot. But high-waisted shorts? You don't want to go there. In its first fashion trends report, Google analyzed billions of searches dating back to 2009 to provide a detailed analysis of what's...

Lawmakers Seek FDA Review of Ingredients Used in Cosmetics

Cosmetics are seen at the backstage of a New York Fashion Week show September 7, 2007.
22 Apr 2015
Two US senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.   The...

Model Gisele Bundchen takes last strut on Sao Paulo catwalk

Gisele Bundchen, the world's highest paid model
17 Apr 2015
Gisele Bundchen, the world's highest paid model, has taken her last strut down the catwalk at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, retiring from the runway after 20 years in the fashion industry. To loud cheers from the audience, the 34-year old...

France bans designers from using super skinny models

04 Apr 2015
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.   The move by France, with its fashion and luxury...

For fashion bloggers, the real show isn't on the catwalk

08 Mar 2015
The catwalk parades at Paris Fashion Week and similar events might steal the global media limelight, but street style on the sidelines is the real star for a group of increasingly influential fashionista bloggers. These amateur snappers...

Fashion school scouts talent in orphanages

05 Feb 2015
 It's in the refugee camps and orphanages of Lebanon that Creative Space Beirut, a fashion school, looks for emerging talent for its three-year program taught by top Lebanese and international designers. Sarah Hermez, 28, founder...

The future is men's fashion, says Italian talent Pompilio

18 Jan 2015
He's wowing fashionistas at Milan Men's Fashion Week, and rising star designer Andrea Pompilio says this is just the beginning, with a host of young labels like his ready to revitalise the menswear industry. Italian-born Pompilio,...

South Africans keep Mandela's memory alive with tattoos

 AFP/File / by Stephanie Findlay | Tattoo artist Tiplo Tsotetsi puts the final touch to a tattoo representing Nelson Mandela and a bridge, on the upper back of Mpumelelo Masinga, at the Black and White Tattoo studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 27, 2014
04 Dec 2014
Mpumelelo Masinga takes a deep drag from his cigarette, his hand trembling with apprehension. Masinga is preparing to spend three hours at Black and White Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg getting Nelson Mandela's face tattooed on the...