Edun boosts percentage of clothes made in Africa

AP Photo/Leanne Italie NEW YORK (AP) — The Africa-focused clothing line founded by rocker Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, has a fan in Chelsea Clinton. Clinton, who works with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, chatted with the label’s two...

DVF celebrates anniversary with shower of confetti

NEW YORK (AP) — Diane von Furstenberg ended her runway show Sunday with a burst of golden confetti showering down from above, with her models – all dressed in shiny gold – dancing and cheering behind her. It was a suitably celebratory atmosphere, enhanced by...

Donna Karan turns to real people for her DKNY show

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever watched a fashion show and said to yourself, “Those aren’t real people out there on the runway,” Donna Karan has an answer for that. For her DKNY runway show Sunday, Karan presented – along...

Wang lures fashionistas to Brooklyn Navy Yard

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow NEW YORK (AP) — There are hip fashion shows. And then there are fashion shows that seek nothing less than to redefine just how hip a fashion show can be. How else to describe a designer who can get crowds of the most discerning fashion to leave...

Hamilton takes his skating analysis personally

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow It should surprise no one who hears his commentary that NBC’s Scott Hamilton takes it personally when he sees empty seats at an arena for an ice skating event or a lackluster launch to an inaugural Olympics team competition. Hamilton is at his seventh...

Conservatives push agenda at Japan’s public TV

AP Photo/ TOKYO (AP) — Minutes of a recent governing board meeting of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK seem to back up suspicions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, despite his denials, is trying to use Japan’s news giant to promote his nationalist agenda. The...

Valentino apologizes for Amy Adams bag-gate

NEW YORK (AP) — The fashion house Valentino has apologized for touting in an email blast to journalists that one of their pricey bags was carried by Amy Adams as she stepped from a car at the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Much was made of the promotional email sent...

Prabal Gurung show disrupted by G-string streaker

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — There were opulent gongs, mood music and richly colored coats on Prabal Gurung’s Himalayas-inspired runway Saturday at New York Fashion Week. Oh, and a streaker in an animal-print G-string, crown and bright red socks! The vibe was...

The heroin mill next door: NYC dealers blend in

AP Photo NEW YORK (AP) — A little-noticed drug bust a week before actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose shed more light on the well-oiled distribution network for the drug. Authorities say the network packages heroin supplied by Mexican cartels at...

Spain princess testifies in historic fraud probe

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Princess Cristina headed into court Saturday to testify in a historic judicial hearing aimed at helping determine whether she and her husband illegally used company funds for personal expenses, including...