A talk with the woman who designed Michelle Obama's portrait dress

Feb 16, 2018
The gown, with its graphic print, shows the former first lady's "intelligence, her realness," says Michelle Smith.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, left, and artist Amy Sherald unveil Obama's portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Monday.
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Is the runway still important at New York's Fashion Week?

Feb 14, 2017
How social media is changing the business of fashion and why some big brands are struggling to keep up.
The runways do matter, Kate Betts says, but there is probably more going on behind the scenes.
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Creative burnout hitting the fashion industry hard

Nov 6, 2015
Designers are under increasing pressure from the internet and fast fashion.