In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei and Missoni focus on transformation

MILAN — Milan Fashion Week’s third day, mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer, was all about transformation. Sometimes inner transformation, like at Gucci, or brand transformation, like at Missoni. And sometimes it was about upgrading the style game, like at Sunnei. Here are some highlights from Friday’s shows. GUCCI’S ‘TWINSBURG’ Gucci’s creative director … Read more

NBC’s Melissa Stark back on sideline, 1st time in 20 years

The last time Melissa Stark was regularly on the sides, Tom Brady was a one-time Super Bowl champion, and Matthew Stafford was a freshman at high school. As Stark returns to sideline duty for the first time since 2002 after starting a family, Brady is still in the league and has added six more rings … Read more

Review: Mohsin Hamid’s 5th novel is a fever dream of a story

“The Last White Man” by Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead) Anders wakes up to find he’s no longer white. After confiding in his friend, Oona, the two discover this is not an isolated case; all over town and beyond, white people are finding their skin suddenly turning dark. “The Last White Man,” Mohsin Hamid’s fifth novel, follows … Read more

Review: High couture dreams in ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’

Paul Gallico’s 1958 novel “Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris,’ about a British cleaning lady with high couture dreams, wouldn’t seem to have even a stitch of contemporary relevance. Yet Anthony Fabian’s charming adaptation, snuggly tailored to star Lesley Manville, proves the durability of a good fairy tale and a smashing dress. The film, which is … Read more

Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

NEW YORK — It’s not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama. “We have art in order not to die of the truth,” the German philosopher once said, a line that Jacobs chose to highlight in … Read more

Paris Fashion Week blurs line between runway and performance

PARIS — Blurring the line between fashion and performance, the Japanese house of Issey Miyake for Homme Plisse used a troupe of acrobats who contorted, danced and seemingly courted death for a spectacular Paris Fashion Week men’s show. Here are some highlights of Thursday’s spring-summer 2023 shows in Paris. DEATH-DEFYING FASHION In eye-popping hues inspired … Read more

Givenchy models walk on water in Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — For the first major collection of Paris Fashion Week’s menswear season, Givenchy’s models walked on water. A giant font filled with milky-white water and frothing mist in the courtyard of the Ecole Militaire served as a fluid runway where models, often bare-chested and in waterproof footwear, stomped and splashed toward a blinding set … Read more

Gucci unveils ‘HaHaHa’ collaboration with Harry Styles

MILAN — By Monday’s fourth and final day of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer, designers seemed to have understood the assignment. Looks appeared more weather appropriate than on the weekend, as soaring temperatures provided a reminder that warm-weather dressing can mean covered, but in a relaxed way that accommodates elegance … Read more

Olympian Marcell Jacobs takes fashion break with Dsquared2

MILAN — Caught between the pandemic and war in Europe, Milan luxury fashion designers on Friday open four days of mostly menswear previews for next spring and summer in a challenging economic climate. Runway shows have mostly returned to live format with pre-pandemic tight seating, but a longed-for return to normal has once again been … Read more

Russian sanctions hurting small Italian fashion producers | Entertainment News

MILAN (AP) — Fine Italian knitwear packed in boxes addressed to retailers in Moscow, St. Louis. Petersburg and Kursk sit stacked in a Lombardy warehouse awaiting dispatch. Although not subject to sanctions to punish Russia for invading Ukraine, the garments are not likely to ship any time soon. Missing payments from the Russian retailers who … Read more