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Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2015

Michael Kors has gone girly — sort of. For transeason (he rejects the “pre-fall” handle), he said he riffed “on what I would call clichéd feminine things that I would never touch, like bows and pearls, but looking at them in a very graphic way.” And in a very Kors-ian way, which is to say he extracted all the froth out of the material and melded it into his platform of chic sportif. He did so with nods to the glam muses of today and yore. Were this collection a law firm, the designer suggested, it would be called Holzer, Ryder and Swift — as in, for the record, Jane, Winona and Taylor.

Kors delivered his unfussy femininity via crisp lines in structured fabrics from denim to duchesse. He kept silhouettes neatly relaxed, whether in full-ish skirts worn with lean tops or his must-have take on side-striped track pants, cut extra long in double crepe and slit at the ankles over divine slip-on “tuxedo sneakers” bedecked with precise bows. That flourish was part of Kors’ graphic girliness, …

See by Chloé Pre-Fall 2015

Pre-fall marks a fresh start for See by Chloé; the brand’s production has been fully brought in-house to its Paris headquarters. As a result, average price points have dipped (from $595 to $395) and the design team has embarked on a bit of rebranding, evidenced by a new heart and lip motif logo.

Clare Waight Keller explored an equestrian theme in her whimsical lineup, with galloping horse prints on silk and knitwear separates, while more subtle influences included copper-tinted hardware, fringe detailing and denim looks with braided pockets. She also worked feminine touches such as floral lace, eyelet embroidery and pointillistic prints on boyish silhouettes, and her outerwear — particularly a reversible quilted coat with checked lining and panels of bouclé tweed ­— was a highlight.

More than 150 arrested in California during police killing protests

More than 150 protesters were arrested in California overnight after shutting down a major freeway in another outbreak of nationwide demonstrations against police use of deadly force on minorities.

Across the other side of the country late on Monday, basketball stars in New York including Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James joined the protests by wearing shirts emblazoned with "I can't breathe" -- the last words of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a police chokehold.

Large crowds have demonstrated daily in several U.S. cities since a grand jury decided last week not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer over the death of Garner, an unarmed father of six, in July.

The death of Garner and the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri in August, have highlighted strained relations between police and black Americans and rekindled a national debate over race relations.

Several hundred people stormed onto Inte…

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding with 11 Never-Before-Seen Photos

Nearly three months ago, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin (now Clooney) tied the knot at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy, in front of a star-studded group of family and friends. The duo’s wedding weekend included guests like Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso, Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Richard Kind, and Ellen Barkin, but George and Amal were undoubtedly the main attraction.

Newly released photos from the pair’s Sept. 27 nuptials show the couple celebrating with their friends and family at the event, giving us a more in-depth look at the Clooneys’ big day. Along with some stunning shots of the pair (and numerous images of the bride’s stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding gown and reception dress), this set of never-before-seen snaps includes pictures of the newlyweds during their first dance, Amal enjoying time with her bridesmaids before walking down the aisle, George goofing off with his pals, and more candid mo…

Julia Roberts Looks Better Than Ever in Givenchy’s Striking Spring Campaign

There’s only one word to describe the new Givenchy campaign starring Julia Roberts: stunning! Riccardo Tisci cast the iconic actress for the brand’s spring/summer 2015 ad campaign, and the 47-year-old looks like a total supermodel.

Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the black-and-white shots feature Roberts in a series of toned down looks, including an oversized blazer, a sheer lace top, and more. While the star wears little makeup and has minimally tousled hair in the ads, for Roberts, less glamorous certainly doesn’t mean less beautiful. The simple styling highlights her well-known features, although she doesn’t reveal her famous megawatt smile in the snaps.

While this was the star’s first time working with Tisci, Roberts is no stranger to Givenchy—she wore a gorgeous look by the fashion house to the 2014 Oscars and subsequently wowed us all. Look for the full Givenchy campaign when it drops in March 2015.