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With magnetic closures and savvy pockets, the fashion industry is addressing the needs of people with disabilities from arthritis to Parkinson's and ADHD. Read on - my column this week.
More inventors and designers, including Tommy Hilfiger, are creating clothing that are easier for the elderly and those with disabilities to put on and take off.
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Oh, those pesky white fashionable sneakers. Scuffs ruin the look.
Designer white sneakers are all the rage, but versions that cost $500 to $2,000 face the same challenge as cheaper ones: scuff marks.
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The Mastermind behind Gucci ’s -Chic Moment. My column on Marco Bizzarri
Marco Bizzarri has set the stage for the label’s rebound, making speedy decisions and urging his new designer to take creative risks.
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Who me? Couldn't be. So who Wears a $3,074 Bra? My column on La Perla's haute lingerie. 
La Perla’s new haute couture lingerie is a sign of the world’s appetite for ultraluxury goods.
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Suites, champagne, and clothes - luxury shopping for VIPs ... and you. My column this week. Join me!
Luxury labels create elaborate dressing rooms to woo big spenders and keep them shopping longer
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Hollywood Tames the Runway - And how Patricia Arquette got that gorgeous Vivienne Westwood gown. My column:
The dresses celebrities wear on the red carpet often bear little resemblance to the designers’ signature styles.
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It's endless! Forever on sale, fashion's new pricing regime. My column.
As retailers keep extending sales past their ‘final hours,’ shoppers adjust to perpetual promotions
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Inside Chanel’s chateau, where the business is wine. My visit to Saint Emilion.
Secretive Wertheimer family aims to raise the visibility of its Chateau Canon wines with invitation-only stays at its chateau.
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Prada's new Inside bag is about to be everywhere. Here's why:
Prada is aiming for style magic. Its hopes its strategy will make its new Inside handbag into a best seller.
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You know you want it. Go ahead. Nude Hose Make a Comeback
After many years in fashion’s backwaters, nude hose are making a comeback.
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Is mutton the shape of sleeves to come? Why a few designers are able to dictate the trends. My column:

Designer Nicolas Ghesquière introduced a ‘mutton’ sleeve shape at Louis Vuitton’s fall runway show that could be influential.
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Why do so many dresses leave us bare-armed in the frigid winter? Funny you should ask. Here's why:
Why don't winter work dresses have sleeves? WSJ's Christina Binkley discusses why designers shy away from sleeves. Photo: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal
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    I'm the Wall Street Journal's fashion columnist. I also write about the arts and culture in general, and even the periodic travel and Hollywood piece.
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Olivier Theyskens must have gone and done a cleanse. His collection for the slightly rebranded Theory -- formerly Theysken’s Theory -- was s

The man behind the YSL Tribute shoe debuts a new line in Paris
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At Paris Fashion Week, and after stints at Sergio Rossi and YSL, Francesco Russo launches his own line of heels

The power suit is back. Strong jackets, made iconic in the 1980s, return...
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Strong jackets, made iconic in the 1980s, returned to fall 2013 runways. Today's looks, though, have slimmer, more flattering lines and lack

What's chic, luxe, and has all the allure of an orthopedic shoe? The lat...
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In one of the stranger recent high-fashion trends, designers are showing flat, wide-strapped sandals for summer and fall.

Fashion Blogger Overcomes Muscular Dystrophy With Style
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If the fashion industry has an award for heroes, Henrik Silvius should get a nomination. Muscular dystrophy may confine the 22-year-old Dane

Paris Haute Couture Shows: The Best and Worst
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The fall 2013 haute couture fashion shows closed in Paris Thursday, and nude was the big trend -- in color, that is.

Peggy Sue Got Trendy: Fashion's New '50s Crush
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For coming seasons, designers are channeling the sort of clothes that Peggy Sue got engaged in: roomy skirts with volume to flounce and flat

WSJ Editors' Picks -- Plus-Sized Shoppers Wall Street Journal Editors' P...
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Fashion Columnist Christina Binkley tells WSJ's Toriono Gandy why the fashion industry is now trying to win over plus-size shoppers.

On the Plus Side: New Fashion Choices for Size 18
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Impatience is growing with the dearth of plus-size fashion options, and some small companies are stepping in to fill the gap.

Dress Ace Roland Mouret Tries Handbags
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The designer, known for his draped dresses, introduced shoes and sunglasses last year and aims to expand. Handbags will begin arriving in st

What Designer Rachel Roy Keeps in Her Bag
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The fashion designer reveals what she carries around town.

Every Scarf Has a Story
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Hermès scarves are designed by a far-flung array of freelance artists.

More Brands Want You to Model Their Clothes
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Retailers from Coach to Lululemon are searching social-media sites such as Instagram for photos of their products and embracing the use of s

James Turrell Brings Light to Lacma
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Within the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, crews have been erecting what will be the most comprehensive James Turrell light-sculpture retr

How a New Scent Is Born
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When Kate Spade's creative team gathered last year to plan a new fragrance, they began with what would really sell it: a name and bottle.

Jackie Collins and Her Custom Jackets
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Hundreds of custom jackets in Jackie Collins's closet await their turn in the limelight. Most were created for a specific appearance and may

The Man Behind LACMA
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Michael Govan is the quiet powerhouse putting Los Angeles County Museum of Art on the map. With a new proposal for expansion, he hopes to ra

What Joshua Bell Has In His Bag
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Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell reveals what he always carries along with that 300-year-old Stradivarius.

Prada's 'Gatsby' Fashion Moment
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To create a modern feel, fashion designer Miuccia Prada based 41 costumes on recent looks from her own Prada and Miu Miu lines.

Viktor & Rolf on Why Fashion is Extreme
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Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren—better known by their label's name, Viktor & Rolf—sat down for an interview, discussing run