Dior reimagines feminist fashion in history in Paris show

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Models wear creations as part of the Dior Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 fashion collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Paris, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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Dior’s affirmed feminist designer Maria Grazia Chiuri used the male gaze, as reflected in female oil portraits across the centuries, to make a fashion statement on female empowerment and subjugation.

But Tuesday’s feisty ready-to-wear display in Paris, set in the splendid Tuileries Gardens, was also just a beautifully conceived collection — one of the Italian designer’s finest — which served to start Paris Fashion Week on strong creative footing.

As editors busily filed past myriad masterpieces, some expressed relief that the French government ruled the face mask to no longer be obligatory at shows.

Yet despite the glamor and optimistic moments, the conflict in Ukraine was not far from fashion insiders’ minds

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Black in Fashion Council and IMG Launch Directory of Black Professionals, The Rise of Perfume Collaborations

Plus, Giorgio Armani on his long career and legacy.

Designer Adreain Guillory of Ajovang at the Black In Fashion Council Discovery Showrooms at New York Fashion Week Spring 2022. <p>Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images</p>
Designer Adreain Guillory of Ajovang at the Black In Fashion Council Discovery Showrooms at New York Fashion Week Spring 2022.

Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Black in Fashion Council and IMG launch directory of Black fashion professionals
Color of Change and IMG‘s #ChangeFashion, along with the Black in Fashion Council, have launched a directory aimed at solving fashion’s exclusivity problem with a road map and resources for racial equity. The first-of-its-kind guide contains profiles and resumes of more than 300 Black industry professionals — from photographers to makeup artists, set designers and more — worldwide. The directory is only available to companies that have signed on to the #ChangeFashion Roadmap. {WWD}

Perfume brands tap into the potential of collaborations
“As the perfume market grows and collaborations become de

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Sustainable designers talk vegan leathers, upcycling and slow fashion

Veganuary is over, but that doesn’t mean your sustainable fashion journey has to be.

The Veganuary challenge was created by a UK nonprofit of the same name to educate people about veganism during the month of January. While in 2014 it started off as a sign-up program to help participants follow plant-based diets, it has since grown into a movement, with people in every field — particularly fashion and beauty — embracing it.

Over the past several years, the interest in vegan and sustainable fashion has risen rapidly, according to The Vegan Society, not only among young designers who are conscious about the health of the planet, but also among consumers who are learning about the benefits of leaving behind fast fashion.

“Good Morning America” spoke with a group of sustainable designers about how they developed their businesses, why they decided to take the vegan route and what can

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Thierry Mugler, French fashion icon, dies at 73

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

He died Sunday, his official Instagram account said. “May his soul Rest In Peace,” it said in a post that was all black with no image. It did not give a cause of death.

Thierry Mugler
French fashion designer Thierry Mugler with two models after the presentation of his 1998-99 fall-winter ready-to-wear collection in Paris on March 15, 1998. 

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Mugler, who launched his brand in 1973, became known for his architectural style, defined by broad shoulders and a tiny waist. The use of plastic-like futuristic fabric in his sculpted clothing became a trademark.

He defined haute couture over several decades, dressing up Diana Ross and Beyoncé at galas, on red carpets and runways.

His designs weren’t shy about being outlandish,

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