Fashion & Beauty

“Project Runway” is back for its 18th season on Thursday -- without host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn. They’re replaced by Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano, respectively.

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It’s been ten years since RuPaul sashayed into America’s living room with RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

Early 90s LA streetwear label ‘Cross Colours’ is back

The late ‘80s and early ‘90s were tough on African-Americans in the inner city.

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A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

How to slow down fast fashion

A constant turnover of on-trend clothes, knockoffs of runway styles, all at knockdown prices.

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Banana Republic is the latest fashion retailer to sell hijabs.

Is Banana Republic making a political statement by selling stylish hijabs?

Banana Republic is the latest fashion retailer to sell hijabs.

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When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

Guo Pei’s fabulous fashion

When Guo Pei started studying design in 1982, shortly after China opened up to the world, she has said no one knew that clothes were supposed to be designed.

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Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed the CROWN Act, which stands for “creating a respectful and open workplace for natural hair.”

Afros, braids, cornrows: CROWN Act bans hair discrimination

Governor Gavin Newsom last week signed the CROWN Act, which stands for “creating a respectful and open workplace for natural hair.”

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So-called Granny panties aren’t just a joke anymore. Some people say they’re a sign of the times.

The return of full-coverage undergarments empowers women

So-called Granny panties aren’t just a joke anymore. Some people say they’re a sign of the times.

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In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

The rise and fall of disco-era fashion king Halston

In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

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Rihanna’s Fenty is the first luxury brand headed by a black woman. Its highly anticipated collection was released on Wednesday. Rihanna has been a trailblazer in fashion and beauty.

Rihanna's Fenty brand is open to all sizes and colors, if you can afford it

Rihanna’s Fenty is the first luxury brand headed by a black woman. Its highly anticipated collection was released on Wednesday. Rihanna has been a trailblazer in fashion and beauty.

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Rudi Gernreich redefined how the world saw swimsuits. The avant-garde darling of 1960s and 1970s fashion challenged conventional standards of beauty, gender, and identity.

The idiosyncratic style of fashion designer Rudi Gernreich

Rudi Gernreich redefined how the world saw swimsuits. The avant-garde darling of 1960s and 1970s fashion challenged conventional standards of beauty, gender, and identity.

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Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

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In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.

Fearless fashion designer Rudi Gernreich gets his due

In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.

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On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain died of an apparent suicide. The singer and guitarist of the mega-rock band Nirvana was just 27 years old.

Kurt Cobain, accidental fashion icon

On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain died of an apparent suicide. The singer and guitarist of the mega-rock band Nirvana was just 27 years old.

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3D printed crowns are up against bejeweled crowns. Men will steal the limelight on the red carpet.

Dressing up, on and off screen

3D printed crowns are up against bejeweled crowns. Men will steal the limelight on the red carpet.

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The lead-up to the 2019 Oscars has had more drama than some movies.

Lights, camera, action -- make-up!

The lead-up to the 2019 Oscars has had more drama than some movies.

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Karl Lagerfeld died today. He was 85. His career spanned seven decades, and he’s credited with turning Chanel from a struggling brand into a fashion powerhouse.

Remembering fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld died today. He was 85. His career spanned seven decades, and he’s credited with turning Chanel from a struggling brand into a fashion powerhouse.

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