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10 Influential Women Designers in Fashion History

From creating clothes with comfort in mind to employing thousands, these designers liberated women in so many ways.

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Alva Chinn (seated R) with models in Dior's party dresses at the Christian Dior Atelier, Paris, 1977.

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Dressing Up: Greatest Party Looks From the Fairchild Archives

The holidays have long set the stage for glamour, and while being all dressed up with nowhere to go may not carry the same allure, there’s still much to celebrate about seasonal style — whether it’s inspiration for ringing in the New Year over Zoom or a flash forward to a freer future where dressing […]

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Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Grace Hartzel backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 runway show in dreadlock wigs, which Jacobs apologized for after the show.

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How Cultural Appropriation Became a Hot-button Issue for Fashion

While the early days of trade opened the door to cultural exchange, it simultaneously made way for cultural appropriation.

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Designer Carolina Herrera and staff in fall fitting with model Gisele Bundchen.

Designer and Luxury

12 of Fashion’s Most Influential Latinx Designers

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, WWD here takes a look back at some of the most iconic designers from Latin America and Spain.

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Fashion Features

A Look at Tennis‘ Lasting Influence on Fashion

Victorian-era players wore long-sleeved corseted dresses, whereas current competitors have the freedom of movement.

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Designer Patrick Kelly with Model Jamie Foster in a look from his debut Made to Order Collection for Fall 1988.

Designer and Luxury

Equal Measure: Moving the Conversation Forward

Greater diversity in the fashion industry is now being demanded, but it has been a focus since the Seventies — with little progress.

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Calvin Klein’s short and long tank dresses. Spring 1991.

Fashion Features

Comfort Is King in Fashion and Has Been for a Long Time

Many of the comfort-driven styles being worn during the shutdown have been part of fashion’s history for a while.

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Now Is a Good Time to Launch a Fashion Business

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