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A look back at NY Fashion Week, from a streaker to a chocolate wall

NEW YORK, N.Y. - There was a wall that oozed chocolate, a streaker on the runway, a gallery turned into a freaky fashion cathedral, an entire armoury outfitted with fake puffy clouds, and so much snow — REAL snow — that even dedicated fashionistas traded in stilettos for boots. (Well, SOME fashionistas.)

Hollywood A-list front row for NYC fashion royalty

Hollywood's A-list stars trooped out in force Wednesday to watch big name US designers unveil their 2014 fall/winter collections on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week. Oscar-winning actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon, and silver screen legend Michael Douglas led the star line-up at the runway shows of Hugo Boss and Michael Kors. Jason Wu, who showed his own collection last week, came back with a sparkling line in his second job as artistic director for womenswear at the German fashion house.

DVF celebrates 40th year of wrap dress with a shower of gold confetti, to live music

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Diane von Furstenberg ended her runway show Sunday with a burst of golden confetti showering down from above, with her models — all dressed in shiny gold — dancing and cheering behind her. It was a suitably celebratory atmosphere, enhanced by live music, for a designer who's enjoying a burst of attention this year because of the use of the wrap dress — a garment for which the word iconic is justified — in the '70s-themed Oscar-nominated film "American Hustle."

Strong appetite for luxury spurs Michael Kors sales

By Aditi Shrivastava (Reuters) - Michael Kors Holdings Ltd <KORS.N> reported a higher-than-expected 40 percent jump in quarterly revenue and said it would open about 100 stores in 2014 as demand for luxury goods such as its trendy handbags and watches shows no sign of fading. The company's shares, which have more than tripled since it went public in 2011, rose more than 6 percent to a life high.

Strong appetite for luxury spurs Michael Kors sales

(Reuters) - Michael Kors Holdings Ltd <KORS.N> reported a better-than- expected 40 percent jump in quarterly revenue, driven by strong demand for its trendy handbags and watches. Signs of economic recovery in the United States and Europe have increased demand for affordable luxury items. Men are also spending more on luxury, encouraging companies to step up investments.

Stars glitter on Emmys red carpet

Television's top stars strutted their stuff on the Emmys red carpet Sunday, showing plenty of skin on a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, with strapless and sleeveless gowns a must. Small-screen siren Christina Hendricks, nominated for best supporting actress in a drama for her work on "Mad Men," wore a low-cut black Christian Siriano gown with lace straps and accents, her red tresses in soft waves. "It reminded me of a Sargent painting," she said during the red carpet pre-show, referring to the American painter John Singer Sargent.

Michael Kors dreams of summer romance in chic new collection

American designer Michael Kors on Wednesday unveiled a sensuous, flirty new look for spring at New York Fashion Week, featuring slashed dresses and slit skirts. Kors sent models down the catwalk to the sounds of Mama Cass's "Dream a Little Dream of Me" on the second-to-last day of the spring-summer 2014 fashion frenzy in the Big Apple. He opened the show with a belted white linen crepe jacket over a gauzy white dance skirt, juxtaposing the sporty with the romantic and sharply tailored pieces with something softer.

‘Project Runway: All Stars' season 3 contenders revealed

By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES ( - "Project Runway All Stars" returns for its third season with several new faces among its judges and mentors, as well as a whole new list of old faces returning to do battle starting October 24 at 9/8c. Alyssa Milano will host the third year, Lifetime has confirmed. She will be the competition's first host who isn't a model ('80s pinup calendars don't count) after Season 1′s Angela Lindvall and last season's Carolyn Murphy.

Michael Kors sues Costco claiming it illegally used images of its purses in ads

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Michael Kors is suing Costco saying that it illegally used pictures of its luxury bags in its ads in order to lure in customers without being authorized to sell the designer's wares. In a federal lawsuit filed in New York, Michael Kors accused Costco of a bait-and-switch scheme. It says Costco advertised the bags as starting at $99, but didn't actually have any to sell. Michael Kors says the ads intentionally exploit the popularity of its bags, which can retail for several hundred dollars, and lure consumers away from authorized retailers.

'Project Runway' season 12 changes: more Tim Gunn, added Fan Interaction

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES ( - Tim Gunn is going to have more time - and power - to make it work on the upcoming season of "Project Runway." The Lifetime reality show has tinkered with its format for its 12th season, which premieres July 18. More screen time for the longstanding "Runway" mentor Gunn is part of the new formula.
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