Under a new law passed Friday, France will ban excessively thin fashion models, exposing agents and fashion houses that hire them to fines and even jail. Alissa Rubin of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan from Paris via Skype. Continue reading
The French National Assembly has passed two measures that would outlaw hiring underweight catwalk models and promoting unhealthy behavior to lose weight. Continue reading
Tweed, once a staple of the British landed gentry, is taking off on the path of rebirth and reinvention. It graces runways in Paris and New York. It adorns Hollywood A-listers from Benedict Cumberbatch to Miss Piggy. It’s the reason cyclists gather for “Tweed Rides” around the world, and now it’s even available imbued with the fragrance of whisky. Continue reading
Designer Oscar de la Renta, who designed gowns for public women of all ages, died Monday at the age of 82. Known for elegant cuts and bright colors, de la Renta defined American style for more than a quarter of a century. Continue reading
Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at his home in Kent, Connecticut, was known for his sleek women’s suits as well as his lavish eveningwear designs that were favored by both red carpet celebrities and a number of the nation’s first ladies.
In January, France’s national legislature will vote whether to ban childhood beauty pageants. Critics contend that the pageants send the wrong message to young girls and only add to what they argue is an already over-sexualized environment for children today. William Brangham of NewsHour Weekend reports. Continue reading
A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute In New York shows off the visionary and romantic work of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who took his own life last year. Continue reading
In the big tents in Bryant Park this past week, some of the biggest fashion designers in the world were getting their New York minute, so to speak, including Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte. But the Mulleavys were also the focus of another kind of show — a new exhibit called “Quicktake: Rodarte” at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.