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  • Twitter is debating if Michael Kors is 'tacky' or 'luxury'

    Someone sparked the heated clash by posting photos of a Michael Kors purse, sold under its cheaper line, MICHAEL.

  • Why do people blame sexual harassment on women's outfits?

    Women’s wardrobes are often cited as the cause of harassment. However, as one expert says, "clothing just doesn't matter."

  • Angela Lansbury to sexual abuse victims: 'We must sometimes take blame, women. I really do think that.'

    On Tuesday, the actress's remarks sparked debate on social media, where people called her anti-feminist and “canceled.”

  • Donna Karan Regrets Harvey Weinstein Comments

    In her first interview following the backlash from her comments on Harvey Weinstein, Karan opens up to WWD's Bridget Foley.

  • People Are Boycotting Donna Karan's Line Following Weinstein Remarks

    Since stepping down from her namesake label in 2015, designer Donna Karan has been hard at work vamping up her Urban Zen line, a brand that focuses on wellness and artisanal goods. At Sunday's 4th Annual Ciné Fashion Film Awards in Los Angeles, Karan responded to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, blaming women and their fashion that “asks for trouble.” Despite issuing an official statement the next day claiming her "statements were taken out of context," backlash against her and her namesake brand unsurprisingly ensued: As initially reported by WWD, the stocks of G-III Apparel Group, the parent company that owns Donna Karan and DKNY, have declined by 4.11 percent, closing at $26.61. G-III Apparel Group, which also owns Ivanka Trump’s eponymous clothing and accessories empire, acquired Donna Karan International from LVMH in December 2016 for $650 million.

  • Donna Karan's 'horrible' Harvey Weinstein defense harms humankind, according to experts

    What Karan “gets wrong” in her remarks is her notion that what women wear and adorn themselves with speaks for them. "Only our words speak for us," says social psychologist Laura Niemi.

  • Barbara Walters Bestows Amy Schumer, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper With “Most Fascinating” 2015 Title

    Amy Schumer, Tracy Morgan and ballerina Misty Copeland are on Barbara Walters’ list of the most fascinating people of the year.

  • Hal Rubenstein’s New Book Is a Delicious Read for Pop Culture Fiends & Hopeless Romantics

    If you’re a fashion and pop culture junkie, or a cinematic daydreamer who often relates real life experiences to those witnessed on film, you’ll love this dreamy new tome by fashion industry icon Hal Rubenstein. The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance, is like VH1′s Pop Up Video in book form, providing little known details and the author’s first hand insights behind everything from Courtney Love’s initial wardrobe choices (she handmade all of those baby doll dresses, btw) to Dior’s elaborate haute couture shows in Paris to how to replicate that iconic gray off-the-shoulder sweatshirt worn by Jennifer Beale in Flashdance.  “I don’t think the idea was never not with me,” Rubenstein tells Yahoo Style upon explaining the impetus behind the book. “I have always been fascinated by how powerfully certain pop-cultural images insinuate themselves into our emotional behavior.” Enlisting pals such as Calvin Klein, Debra Messing, John Galliano, and Michael Kors to chime into the conversation, Rubenstein offers a enlightening and gossipy read, a touchstone for anyone who lived through these moments (or wishes that they had).  As for his favorite moments? “I won’t ever forget the hysteria of John Galliano freaking everyone out at Versailles with his Amazonian warrior collection for Dior inspired by The Matrix,” he says. “I had the pleasure of introducing my friend Versace to South Beach.

  • Donna Karan: “Nobody Realizes How Hard It Is to Be in Fashion”

    I wanted to sing like Barbra Streisand, which I couldn’t. I wanted to dance like Martha Graham, which I couldn’t,” designer Donna Karan tells Joe Zee. “So I found myself designing clothes instead.” In this episode of Fashion Bites, Karan, who recently stepped down as head designer of her eponymous brand and “passed the baton” to Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chao for DKNY, reminisces on her legacy as one of America’s most beloved designers. She’s dressed such women as Hillary Clinton and Jennifer Lopez, designed two wedding dresses for Barbra Streisand, and still swears that feeling good on the inside trumps any outfit.