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11 Aug

Karl Lagerfeld Opens Up About His Ex-Boyfriend In Candid Interview

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Karl Lagerfeld rarely talks about his former or current loves, but he's opened up about his ex-boyfriend, Jacques de Bascher, in a new book. Marie Ottavi's new tome, Jacques de Bascher, dandy de l'ombre ("Jacques de Bascher, shadow dandy") is a portrait of the cultivated, aristocratic Frenchman, who was known for his elegance, debauched parties and sharp tongue. However, in an extract published by WWD, Lagerfeld says that—despite being together for 18 years during the '70s and '80s—the two never had sex. "I infinitely loved that boy but I had no physical contact with him. Of course, I was seduced by his physical charm," he said. The Chanel creative director remained loyal to his boyfriend (despite his well-known affair with Yves Saint Laurent) until he died of...
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9 Aug

The Met Gala’s 2018 Theme May Be Its Most Controversial Yet

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Katy Perry attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)

Though its opening next May is nearly a year away, the theme for The Met's 2018 Costume Institute exhibition has reportedly been revealed.

Rihanna at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons themed Met Gala in 2017.
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Rihanna at the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons themed Met Gala in 2017. / Getty Images
As WWD reports, 'Fashion and Religion' will be the focus of next year's exhibit and gala, according to multiple sources. The museum has not officially confirmed the news yet, but the idea for the project reportedly came about well before the current exhibit, "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between" opened. Many designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Jeremy Scott have referenced religion in their collections over the years, which means there's a vast array of religious-inspired looks to potentially be curated. According to WWD's sources, the exhibition is still in the early...
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26 Jul

Michael kors Buys Jimmy Choo For $1.2 Billion

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The all-American brand poaches the British footwear label.

Michael Kors is buying Jimmy Choo for 896 million pounds ($1.2 billion), both brands announced on Tuesday. Under the deal, each shareholder of the high-end footwear label will receive 2.30 ($3) pounds per share in cash, WWD reports.
The acquisition is a response to the decrease in sales for upscale brands, as mall shopping has "declined sharply," reports The New York Times. Though e-commerce sites, fast-fashion brands, and even luxury labels like Gucci continue to thrive, brands in the "accessible luxury market," such as Kors, are struggling. The Jimmy Choo deal comes two months after Coach made a similar move by buying Kate Spade for $2.4 billion.

Princess Diana wears Jimmy Choo heels in 1997.
Princess Diana wears Jimmy Choo heels in 1997.
Jimmy Choo makes for an interesting pair with Kors,...
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17 Jul

Olivier Rousteing Shoots His First Balmain Campaign

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At just 24 years old, Olivier Rousteing became Balmain's youngest-ever creative director and the youngest in Paris since Yves Saint Laurent himself. Since his appointment in 2011, Rousteing has been credited with bringing a new era of social media savviness to the historic French fashion house. Now, the young designer is taking his eye for photography beyond the scope of Instagram. For the first time ever, Rousteing stepped behind the lens to photograph Balmain's Fall 2017 ad campaign. Dedicated to the city of Paris, the series of black-and-white photos were shot all over the French capital and feature Balmain Army members, such as Natasha Poly, Lara Stone, Presley Gerber, Ton Heukels, Jon Kortagarena, Marlon Teixeira, Grace Bol, Aleyna Fitzgerald, Alexina Graham,...
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14 Jul

Erdem Is This Year’s H&M Designer Collaboration

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Erdem is officially the latest brand to team up with H&M. London-based designer Erdem Moralıoğlu is bringing his romantic silhouettes and prints to the fast-fashion retailer with new women's apparel and his first-ever menswear collection. The capsule will "reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections," according to a press release. "I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale, including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time," the designer said in a release. Erdem is the newest addition to the slew of brands tapped by H&M, following...
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13 Jul

Colette To Close After 20 Years

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Famed Parisian boutique Colette will close after 20 years. Its founder, Colette Roussaux, wants to leave and the store "can't exist" without her.
"As all good things must come to an end, after 20 wonderful years, Colette should be closing its doors on December 20 of this year," the company said in a statement, as reported by the Business of Fashion. "Colette Roussaux has reached the time when she would like to take her time; and Colette cannot exist without Colette."
Over the past few years, the shop has been run by Roussaux's daughter, Sarah Andelman.

Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin. Après vingt années exceptionnelles, colette devrait définitivement fermer ses portes le 20 décembre prochain. Colette Roussaux arrive à l'âge où il est temps de...
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12 Jul

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Dropping Customizable Yeezys For Kids

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Last night, Kim Kardashian announced that a new collection of her and Kanye's children's line, Kids Supply, is arriving on Monday, July 17. According to the reality star, the collection will include customizable pairs of the rapper's famed Yeezy sneakers.
These kicks include kid-friendly doodles designed by a 10-year-old artist named Harlow, Kim explained on Snapchat. North and Saint West already have their monogrammed pairs, as shown on the Kids Supply official Instagram.

KIDS SUPPLY(@thekidssupply)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 7월 11 오전 8:54 PDT

KIDS SUPPLY(@thekidssupply)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 7월 11 오전 8:53 PDT

The talented tot's designs also appear on graphic tees, swim shorts, hats, and denim jackets.

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KIDS SUPPLY(@thekidssupply)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 7월 11 오전 8:55 PDT

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12 Jul

Lanvin Appoints New Artistic Director Four Days After Bouchra Jarrar’s Exit

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Olivier Lapidus is the new artistic director of Lanvin. The French designer takes the place of Bouchra Jarrar, who stepped down last week after previously helming the fashion house for 16 months following Alber Elbaz's exit.
Lapidus' new role is effective immediately, and Business of Fashion reports he already started on Monday. Before his new role under the French fashion house, he was creative director for Balmain Homme in 1985-1986, joined Maison Lapidus until it closed in 2000, and designed décor for the Hotel Felicien in Paris. Recently, he launched Creation Olivier Lapidus, which he calls the world's first web-based couture house.

Behind the scenes #OlivierLapidus #creationolivierlapidus #new #couture #fashion #frenchdesigner #couturier #model #online #instamode #instafashion #paris #madeinfrance #luxury #black #ecouture #knowhow Création Olivier Lapidus(@olivierlapidus)님의 공유 게시물님,...
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11 Jul

Clare Waight Keller’s First Givenchy Ads Are Here

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Back in March, Clare Waight Keller was announced as Riccardo Tisci's successor at Givenchy—becoming the first female designer to ever hold the creative director title at the fashion house. Now, just months ahead of her runway debut for the brand, a first look at the new Givenchy is here.
The fashion house unveiled its fall campaign, titled "TRANSFORMATION SEDUCTION," under the creative direction of Waight Keller on Instagram today. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the black and white images feature models Saffron Vadher and Elias Bouremah—a swift departure from Tisci's oft star-studded campaigns for the house.

TRANSFORMATION SEDUCTION, @ClareWaightKeller's first #Givenchy campaign, shot by #StevenMeisel #TransformationSeduction
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While the former Chloé designer may be known for her romantic and...
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