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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Hairspray and high heels: Retro fashion, cars and art on display at inaugural Retro Revelry in Post Falls

Car collectors and pinup enthusiasts celebrated 1950s nostalgia with retro cars, fashion, art and rockabilly music at the inaugural Retro Revelry event in Post Falls Saturday.

A hijab and real students: A round of applause for Gap’s beautiful, inclusive back-to-school ads

The images we encounter – in advertisements and entertainment, on billboards and buses, on screens and glossy pages – reflect what we hold dear. It only makes sense that all …

Review: The ‘Nelson Mandela of couture’ finally gets his due in this admiring new documentary

Talley, it turns out, merits admiration not only for his intellect, work ethic and ability to contextualize fashion within history, literature, visual art and music, but for the exacting eye …

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Melania Trump dons ‘I really don’t care, do u?’ jacket

Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baffling counter-message. The first lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from Zara …

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Officials: Designer Kate Spade found dead in apartment

Law enforcement officials say New York fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her apartment in an apparent suicide.

Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own

Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black “warrior princess” catsuit, no less.

Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says ‘both’

Some University of Idaho educators hope their new line of scarves will become an invasive trend, just like the noxious weeds they feature.

Rapper, fashion star Lil Peep dies; drug overdose suspected

Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional, downtrodden lyrics gained a cult following online, died of a suspected drug overdose Wednesday night. He was 21.

Animal rights groups demand action against Iowa fur farm

Federal inspectors have repeatedly ordered a southeast Iowa fur farm to improve the grim living conditions for ferrets, foxes, raccoons and skunks it sells to government laboratories and pet stores.

‘Project Runway’ fashion designer Mychael Knight dies

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show “Project Runway,” died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside Atlanta surrounded by family and …

100 years ago in Spokane: Home for unwed mothers attacks immodest dress, including ‘daring low-necks’

The board of the Florence Crittenden Home (for unwed mothers) went on the attack against “immodest dress.”

French fashion giants agree to ban size 0 models

Two of the world’s biggest luxury goods conglomerates announced a joint charter Wednesday which they said aims to protect the health of fashion models by making those who are unhealthily …

Michael Kors takes over shoemaker Jimmy Choo

American fashion brand Michael Kors has bought luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billion.

UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 9:32 a.m.

Harrop: Remember, the flag is not a rag

Many patriotic Americans incensed at flag burning unwittingly run afoul of the Flag Code by using flags for advertising purposes or printing them on boxes.

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

Carla Fendi, one of the five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long …

The bride wore … black? Black accents, all-over beading, shoes are the rage on runways this season

Black accents were plentiful and jewelry seemed to be mostly about the neck. Formal gloves were back and statement shoes went on the rise.

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Dirty jeans, not dirt cheap

Perhaps you should hold off washing your dirty jeans this weekend. That grubby look is in, according to the style wizards at Nordstrom and other fashion houses.

Ralph Lauren is latest fashion victim in new era for retailers

Beset by a decline in sales, Ralph Lauren Corp. announced Tuesday it would close the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York as part of a $370 million shakeup. …

Celebrity Focus: How Hollywood’s top stylist got Sarah Paulson out of sweats

Fresh off her SAG, Golden Globe and Emmy Award wins for playing Marcia Clark in “American Crime Story,” Sarah Paulson is celebrating the woman who put together all those red …

Some brides say yes to selling their wedding dress online

Dalia Rhodes’ wedding dress went down the aisle twice: Once at her wedding in 2015, and again a year later after she sold her gown to a stranger online. “I …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

How long does it take to get ready for a night out? When that night is the Oscars, count on a month

That’s why it takes about a month and a team of specialists to get an A-list actress red-carpet ready – and the resulting photos can propel a thousand brands.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Dresses that tell a story: Princess Diana’s life in fashion

It’s been 20 years since Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash at the age of 36, but the public’s fascination with her life – and her clothes – …

Get your home red-carpet-ready with Badgley Mischka

The designers describe their first-ever Badgley Mischka Home Collection, which launched last week, as “couture furniture” infused with old Hollywood glamour.

Joy Villa’s ‘Great Again’ dress boosts album sales

The use of President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan on the dress she wore Sunday drew a strong reaction from Trump supporters and critics on social media.

Melania Trump says White House could mean millions for brand

First lady Melania Trump has said little about what she intends to do with her prominent position. But in new court documents, her lawyers say that the “multi-year term” during …

Estee Lauder to buy makeup brand Too Faced for $1.45 billion

Estee Lauder Cos., making the biggest acquisition in its history, agreed to buy cosmetics company Too Faced for about $1.45 billion, scooping up a makeup brand that’s popular with millennials

Kenneth Cole brick-and-mortar stores going away

Kenneth Cole Productions, a fashion house and shoe company founded more than three decades ago, is closing almost all its stores, effectively ending its run as a U.S. brick-and-mortar chain.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 4:29 p.m.

Women defend wearing yoga pants in peaceful parade

Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday afternoon as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire …

Yoga pants parade to protest man’s comments on women’s wear

Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.

The artist formerly known as Kate Spade is back – with a new line of sophisticated shoes

If Kate Spade (the company) began with handbags, then Frances Valentine begins with shoes. There are round-toed flats, slingbacks with feathery pom-poms and ankle boots in leopard print with golf …