Fashion News: Donna Summer’s disco style lives on

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Donna Summer, who perhaps did more than anyone to popularize disco, died Thursday at age 63. Not just her music but her costumes inspired a generation. And with the resurgence of 1970s style we’ve seen on runways and sidewalks the last couple of years, you can tell her fashion legacy lives on. Leopard print, anyone? [Los Angeles Times]

It’s good to know that even a world-renowned designer can make a fashion faux pas. Jean Paul Gaultier confessed on the ‘Today’ show on Thursday that he was twice denied entrance to the Cannes Film Festival -- once for wearing a tuxedo with shorts and one for wearing a kilt. [The Cut]


Sales of home hair-coloring products are up, thanks probably to the recession (though also more people seem inclined to experiment with color nowadays). As a result, companies that make DIY kits are trying to make them easier to use. [Wall Street Journal]

Putting singer Adele on the cover of British Vogue seemed like a no-brainer at the time. But it turned out to be one of the worst-selling issues of the magazine in history, editor Alexandra Shulman says. Adele shouldn’t be unduly offended. In general, ‘music stars haven’t sold at all well,’ she says. [Vogue UK]

‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950″ opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. [Styleite]


Fashion News: Isla Fisher prefers a cleanshaven Sacha Baron Cohen

Fashion news: New Web series helps figure out ‘What to Wear, Where’

Fashion News: Lady Gaga’s sexy costumes cause Indonesian concert cancellation

-- Susan Denley