The sartorial theme of this year's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala was "camp"— not summer camp, but the aesthetic of camp and its influence on fashion, as explored in the museum's new exhibit, "Camp: Notes on Fashion."
Instructions for guests were to dress with "studied triviality."
While the results varied hugely — from Katy Perry dressing as an elaborate candlelit chandelier (and later, a cheeseburger) to Kanye West wearing a simple black jacket that cost about $40 — there were indeed some slam-dunk "camp" moments.
As summit frenzy grips Hanoi a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump are set to meet in the Vietnamese capital, hairdresser Le Tuan Duong has joined in, offering free Trump or Kim hairstyles.
The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fashion Week runway. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday's show when a model hired to walk (but not wear the outfit) complained both before the show and on Instagram, saying the noose not only evoked lynchings but also suicide.
Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two." Immediately after models had paraded through the aisles, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a shopping cart, and Keira Knightley looked on amazed. "Luxury should be worn like you're going to the supermarket. It's the pop art of the 21st century," Lagerfeld said, his eyes barely visible behind his enigmatic shades. The show was the type of presentation that came to define much of Lagerfeld's six-decade career at the top of fashion.
Highlights of Monday's spring-summer 2019 couture collections in Paris: Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris; Schiaparelli is whimsical; Ralph and Russo go full red carpet; Felicity Jones has an opinion on acrobats, and more.
The little more than three days of previews for next fall and winter that launched at the Milan menswear Fashion Week on Friday evening include 52 collections in 27 runway shows and 25 presentations. Eleven brands are showing mixed men's and women's collections during the less hectic week dedicated to male apparel. Here is a look at some of the fall-winter designs shown by Dolce&Gabbana, Versace, M1992, Ermenegildo Zegna and Billionaire.
Badger Sportswear, a U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with t-shirts and other team apparel, cut its ties Wednesday with a Chinese company that drew workers from an internment camp holding targeted members of ethnic minority groups.