Beauty and fashion

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, ice and snow blanket a restaurant close to the start of the courses of the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 03, 2019 - 4:09 am
Alexandra Coletti, a veteran of more than 200 World Cup races, once came dangerously close to losing the big toe on her right foot to frostbite. Ivica Kostelic burned skin off of his face while hurtling down the frigid downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta, at minus-35 degrees Celsius (minus-30...
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January 23, 2019 - 7:48 am
PARIS (AP) — In a story Jan. 22 about Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press misidentified the singer of the arias played at the Givenchy show as Maria Callas. The singer was Montserrat Caballe. A corrected version of the story is below: Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel...
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Models wear creations for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
January 22, 2019 - 9:58 am
PARIS (AP) — Chanel's octogenarian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has looked increasingly frail in recent seasons, did not come out to take a bow at the house's couture show in Paris, something the company attributed to him being tired. It is the first time in recent memory that Lagerfeld, who has...
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January 21, 2019 - 9:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A court in Tokyo on Tuesday rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, made more than two months after his arrest. The decision by the Tokyo District Court came a day after Ghosn promised to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport...
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A model wears a creation for the Dior Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 21, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats. The theme seemed to well serve designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has struggled to fly in...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Carlos Ghosn, the Chairman and CEO of both Nissan and Renault, speaks at the New York International Auto Show in New York. Ghosn asked for his release on bail Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from a two-month detention in Japan, promising he will report to prosecutors daily and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 20, 2019 - 11:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail. Ghosn, 64, has been in custody since his arrest on Nov. 19. He was due...
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A model wears a creation for the Celine men's Fall/Winter 2019/20 fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday Jan.19, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
January 20, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Passers-by gathered outside the giant glass windows of Celine's traffic-stopping show venue Sunday night: erected in Paris' sparkling Place de la Concorde, which is also used as a traffic circle. Designer Hedi Slimane's debut menswear effort for Celine — the most highly anticipated...
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A model wears a creation for the Balmain men's Fall/Winter 2019/20 fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday Jan.18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
January 19, 2019 - 12:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — Thom Browne provided the biggest spectacle on a relatively quiet day at Paris Fashion Week as some fashion houses decided to switch presentation dates or showing times to avoid Saturday's yellow vest protesters who took to the streets in the French capital and beyond. Here are some...
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January 17, 2019 - 6:44 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time in as many years, but this time the children's clothing retailer will begin winding down operations for good. The San Francisco company said late Wednesday that it will close all of its Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores...
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Models wear creations as part of the Emporio Armani men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan.14, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 14, 2019 - 1:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers are sending clear signals for next fall and winter: Feminine touches are not only acceptable, they are necessary. During three days of Milan Fashion Week previews focused on menswear, collections featured shiny and sheer textiles, sequined garments, lace and...
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