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Marvel Studios brings ‘Black Panther’ to NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK — Afrofuturism is now at New York Fashion Week. Marvel Studios sponsored a small Black Panther-inspired presentation, “Welcome to Wakanda,” on Monday featuring designs by LaQuan Smith, Chromat, Wale Oyejide of the brand Ikire Jones, Fear of God and others, including the jewelry of Douriean Fletcher in a capsule collection. Fletcher, based in …

Philipp Plein takes NY Fashion Week on snowy spaceship ride

NEW YORK — Provocateur Philipp Plein descended on New York Fashion Week with a giant spaceship that delivered model Irina Shayk to a giant transformer. The German designer is known for splashy shows and splashy clothes. He filled a huge industrial space in Brooklyn on Saturday with fake snow. There was a wall of silvery …

A Me Too moment at NY Fashion Week thanks to French designer

NEW YORK — French designer Myriam Chalek, creative director of the brand American Wardrobe, didn’t want to put on just another show at New York Fashion Week, so she gathered a small group of sexual misconduct survivors, sent them down her runway and let them share their stories Friday. The eight women first walked in …

Italy’s Bottega Veneta comes to New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK — The Italian brand Bottega Veneta has made its debut at New York Fashion Week with the help of Gigi Hadid on the runway and Salma Hayek on the front row. The company skipped the traditional finale for models lounging on a set designed as a swanky apartment as it showed fall-winter collections …

Siriano celebrates 10 years, Wang goes heavy leather

NEW YORK — Christian Siriano marked 10 years in business with a luxe and sparkly collection fit for a royal dinner. Inspired by late 18th-century British art that hangs in the Queen’s Gallery in London, Siriano hosted Cardi B, Meg Ryan and Whoopi Goldberg on his front row at his New York Fashion Week show …

Metallic undies: Tom Ford debuts men’s underwear collection

NEW YORK— Tom Ford’s first-ever underwear collection has arrived. An army of male models walked down his elegant runway Tuesday night at New York Fashion Week. The men were wearing nothing but Ford’s new boxers and briefs in metallic prints that included zebra stripes. Ford’s name is on the waistbands, but the designer says he’s …

Justin Timberlake Super Bowl bash upsets some Prince fans

NEW YORK — At least one Prince superfan hopes the late superstar’s Paisley Park jacked up the price to rent out his former home and studio outside Minneapolis for a Justin Timberlake party ahead of the Super Bowl. “That’s probably what Prince would have done with Justin being there,” laughed Jeremiah Freed, known as Dr. …

Grammy Awards serve up white roses and more subdued fashion

NEW YORK—The fashion accessory of the Grammy Awards: A single white rose, either pinned or conveniently left with a long stem for red carpet vamping. The message, of course, is a serious one as the music industry looked to follow up the anti-sexual misconduct show of black looks at the Golden Globes. This time, stars …

White roses top fashion statement on Grammys red carpet

NEW YORK — Stars turned out on the Grammys red carpet Sunday displaying white roses in solidarity with the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against sexual misconduct ahead of music’s biggest night and what is usually the wildest display of fashion during awards season. Rapper K. Flay, in a black tuxedo jacket, chose a Time’s …

A look back at Grammy fashion through the decades

On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York simultaneously for the very first Grammy Awards. “As I recall, no one objected to dressing black-tie back then, though like so much else, that would change …