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    Even Marc Jacobs Had to Pull All-Nighters at Design School

    NEW YORK—Fashion students, take heart: Even someone with the natural talent of Marc Jacobs had to pull all-nighters to get through design school. Just before... Read more

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    Ballet Attendance Down, but Tulle Skirts Still Hot as Ever

    Ballet attendance is on the decline, but the “ballerina dream” looks to be alive and well. According to Google’s Spring 2015 Fashion Trends report, the... Read more

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    The Met’s Chinese Fashion Exhibit Neglects 94 Percent of Chinese Fashion

    The Metropolitan Museum’s new gargantuan fashion exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass, has its fair share of glamour-struck gawkers as well as apologists. It’s clear... Read more

  • From left, director Yorgos Lanthimos, poses alongside actors Rachel Weisz, and Colin Farrell as they arrive for the screening of the film The Lobster at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Cannes Trend: It’s All Eyes on Shoulders on Red Carpet

    CANNES—It’s all eyes on shoulders at the Cannes Film Festival, with red-carpet stars ditching the bust in favor of accentuating the upper torso and shoulders—through... Read more

  • A collection of tennis shoes are displayed during an exhibition "Game, Set, and Fashion" at the Tennis museum of the Roland Garros Stadium, in Paris, France, Friday May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    It’s a Winner: When Tennis and Fashion Collide in Paris

    PARIS—Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting... Read more

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II braves blustery conditions at the annual Chelsea Flower show in London, 22 May 2006. The rain held off for the 84th Royal Horticultural Society show in London, but the weather was windy. (Ian Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Scarf Can Mean Many Things – but Above All, Prestige

    When International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde goes to the G8 summit in June, she may well be wearing a scarf – a fashion... Read more

  • A trip to the hardware store's paint department can save you time and money when it comes to dressing and clothes shopping. (leaf/iStockphoto)

    Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe? How Paint Swatches Can Help

    We can all recite the mantra of closet-cleaning by now: Toss unrepairable items, give away or sell wearable items that don’t fit your style, and... Read more

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, April 15, 2015, sales manager Alysa Stefani demonstrates the Memory Mirror at the Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco's Union Square.

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Smart Mirrors Boost Sales

    NEW YORK—Imagine a fitting room with a “smart” mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video... Read more

  • Ibra wa Khayt  is all about female empowerment. The label, whose name means “Needle and Thread” was founded by friends Weeam Hammoudeh and Tamara Reem. - See more at: (photo: Ibra wa Khayt)

    Palestinian Fashion Fights Back

    Living in one of the world’s most oppressed nations is tough. For several decades now, Palestinian land, culture and style have all been under grave... Read more

  • Walk in wardrobe in Australian mansion. (ep_stock/iStock)

    How to Spring Clean Your Wardrobe

    How to Spring Clean Your Wardrobe   A spring clean means a full clean, and as we enter a new season, that means your wardrobe... Read more

  • Head tailor Roberto Silva at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 23, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    There’s No Such Thing as Fair Trade Fashion (Yet)

    On World Fair Trade Day, May 9, plenty of fashion companies are sure to use the hashtags #FairTrade and #WFTDay to promote their business model,... Read more

  • Rihanna arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

    Rihanna in Queen’s Garb Shuts Down Met Gala Carpet

    NEW YORK — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn’t know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a... Read more

  • Alan Laughton of Louisville wears a pink seersucker suit at Churchill Downs before the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday, May 1, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Gary Graves)

    Seersucker Combos: For Men, They Are a Kentucky Derby Must

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Only a confident man would wear a loud blue or pink seersucker suit in public, unfazed about what people may think. But... Read more

  • Farrah Hatfield before the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    At Derby, a Passion for Hats

    The Kentucky Derby is known for women’s fashion, especially the hats. But 48-year-old Jeff Rieg wasn’t going to let the women upstage him. His hat,... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold their newborn daughter as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Pretty in Pink: Princess Is Good for Nation of Shopkeepers

    LONDON—Britain’s retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Will about the birth of a new baby princess. Baby boutiques, clothing stores, and... Read more

  • Designs from Yves Saint Laurent, left, Lawrence Xu, center,  and John Galliano, right, on display during the press preview for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute exhibition "China: Through the Looking Glass,"  Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Met Show Uses Film, Fashion to Explore East-West Interplay

    NEW YORK — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn’t mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from... Read more