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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned an emerald silk gown with a provocative corset top and Kerry Washington went for sparkly tuxedo pants on Emmys carpet.


Emma Randolph, beloved member of Spokane art community, dies at 96

“She just approached everything with the idea that she was going to be as good as she possibly could be, and she stuck with it until she was,” said Leslie …


Fashion designers exploring, rediscovering hemp

Hemp fabric is antimicrobial, antibacterial, hypo-allergenic, thermo-regulating, naturally pest-resistant and UV-resistant.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s …


Rihanna feels the pressure as she makes fashion history

Rihanna may have looked cool and collected next to the debut collection for her new fashion label, Fenty, donning a brilliant white tuxedo dress and a 1,000-watt smile. But on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Barbie joins prestigious ranks of fashion council honorees

The Council of Fashion Designers of America to grant Barbie its Board of Directors’ Tribute Award.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

Jennifer Lopez was fierce in warrior silver and Lady Gaga brought the bling: Highlights from the Oscar red carpet.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold on Oscars red carpet

Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of sparkle and a long train, while Constance Wu in …


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 – …