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Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, left, hold a press conference in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, on the sidelines of Milan Fashion Week. They announced their collaboration on Prada collections from Spring/Summer 2021, going forward indefinitely, the designers announced Sunday. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)
February 23, 2020 - 11:31 am
MILAN (AP) — Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons — two of the fashion world's biggest creative names — will collaborate on Prada collections from Spring/Summer 2021 going forward indefinitely, the designers announced Sunday at a news conference on the sidelines of Milan Fashion Week. Prada, who has been...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, former model and restaurateur B. Smith arrives at the BET Honors red carpet in the Warner Theatre in Washington. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her Long Island, New York, home, after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, according to a family statement on social media. She was 70. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 23, 2020 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family announced in a statement on social media. She was 70. Smith died Saturday evening after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. She and her...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo women's Fall Winter 2020-21 collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
February 22, 2020 - 9:25 am
MILAN (AP) — Runway shows continued apace on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week as the itinerant fashion crowd took an analytical attitude toward the cases of the virus from China clustered not far away in northern Italy. Milan city officials closed offices as a precaution as the number of...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo model Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 in New York. Victoria's Secret's owner, L Brands, said that the private-equity firm Sycamore Brands will buy 55% of Victoria's Secret for about $525 million. Victoria's Secret will become a private company. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2020 - 1:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold, its fortunes diminished as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body types. The company's owner, L Brands,...
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In this 2018 photo provided by Victoria "V.E." Schwab, the author poses for a portrait. Schwab, who writes adult and young adult novels, says she doesn't change her style or vocabulary: The difference is in her mindset. For her “Shades of Magic” series and other books, she inhabits her 17-year-old self, a “pretty angry teenager.” For “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue," an adult story coming in October about a woman who endures and is ignored for centuries, she is closer to the person she is now. ( Jenna Maurice/Victoria “V.E.” Schwab via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults. “I grew up on stories like ‘Dune’ and ‘Harry Potter,’ and ‘Ender’s Game' about people who shoulder burdens...
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February 17, 2020 - 5:46 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. For decades, the Allentown Art Museum...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, George Chakuchin, left, and Mick Chakuchin walk on ice over the Bering Sea in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Motor vehicle offices across the U.S. have experienced high demand as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches for Real IDs, special licenses many will need to board domestic flights and enter military bases and some federal buildings, but in remote parts of the country, like rural Alaska, those ID cards may be harder to get. People in Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska's western coast, rely on small planes to travel off the island. The near DMV office is 115 miles away in Bethel. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 15, 2020 - 7:43 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck. For people who live in rural Alaska's vast patchwork of communities not connected by roads, just getting to a DMV can be a lengthy and pricey ordeal. Motor vehicle offices across the U.S...
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Joseph Diaz walks the runway in a fashion show Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, aimed at shining a light on male body shaming issues and the importance of the male body positivity movement. (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)
February 13, 2020 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over unrealistic body ideals for women is a long-standing one, but the same discussion over expectations for men hasn't reached the same cultural pitch. That was the motivation behind Ryan's Secret, a different kind of show at New York Fashion Week that featured plus size...
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This photo provided by The Museum at FIT shows the “Dying Swan” tutu, head piece, and pointe shoes worn by iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, that are part of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The exhibit features 90 items, including ballet costumes, high fashion and athletic wear, or what we call today “athleisure.” (Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but. Worn by the iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in her most famous role, the Dying Swan,...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 photo provided by Marc Jacobs, pop star Miley Cyrus models pieces from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2020 collection during Fashion Week in New York. (Marc Jacobs via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, he does it almost every time, and designer Marc Jacobs did it yet again: Upped his game, when it came to closing out New York Fashion Week with a jolt of creative energy, vision and sheer panache. On Wednesday night, in a show that drew raves from across the fashion world,...
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