Designer Vera Wang wows 

during N.Y. fashion week

After a two-year break, Vera Wang returned to the New York Fashion Week runway on Tuesday with a moody and visually arresting show that featured high-couture lingerie elements, hippie hair, and heels so spiky that some models struggled to stay on their feet.

Camisoles. Bustiers. Garters. Corsets. All of these were on full display in a show that took place in a dark room punctuated by dramatic columns of white light. The show was titled: "Seduction. Layering to Reveal. Done and Undone."

Colors were mainly black, gray, white and metallic — but, typically of Wang, mostly black. Charmeuse, silk, lace and tulle were in abundance.

"California Dreamin"' was on the soundtrack, and that's what was on Wang's mind, too, she said, as she developed her collection, though to others there was a distinct Victorian feel as well.

 

TV network sues Rachel

Maddow for $10 million

A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it "paid Russian propaganda."

One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego.

The small, family-owned network based in San Diego is challenging Fox News for conservative cable and satellite TV viewers and has received favorable tweets from President Donald Trump.

The lawsuit contends that Maddow's comment on her July 22 MSNBC show were retaliation after OAN President Charles Herring accused cable television giant Comcast of censorship. The suit contends that Comcast refused to carry the channel because it "counters the liberal politics of Comcast's own news channel, MSNBC."

 

New film reunites Eddie

Redmayne, Felicity Jones

As soon as Eddie Redmayne read the script for "The Aeronauts," he knew whom his co-star should be: His "Theory of Everything" co-star Felicity Jones.

"I read it with Felicity in mind and the second I finished it, I called her up and I said, `I'll do this if you do,' " the star said. "And we sort of made that very quick decision. It was a spontaneous thing."

Jones, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2014's "The Theory of Everything," said reuniting with Redmayne — who won an Oscar for the movie — "felt really natural."