Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.
Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”
The designer receives $100,000 and will compete for an additional $100,000 in the international competition in February.
Designed by creative director Frida Giannini, it includes both ready-to-wear and accessories, all featuring the new Gucci Viaggio label.
The luxury chain and trendy discounter are getting together for a limited-edition holiday collection created by 24 CFDA designers.
In May, the title’s new editor in chief talked up her redesign as a major overhaul, so it was surprising to see the next two covers looking like a confection.
Lead costume designer Bob Mackie shares some of what went on behind the scenes during some of the show’s signature moments.