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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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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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28 Jul

Narciso Rodriguez Is The Lastest Designer Taking a Break From NYFW

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The slew of changes hitting New York Fashion Week aren't slowing down anytime soon. Following venue shifts and some brands leaving the New York calendar altogether, Narciso Rodriguez is the latest designer bowing out of a traditional NYFW runway show this season. According to WWD, the brand is skipping a formal show this September and instead hosting private showroom appointments on the first official day of the NYFW calendar (September 6). Rodriguez's usual time slot on the calendar conflicts with Ralph Lauren's plan to stage his show in Bedford, New York this season—though that reportedly has nothing to do with the designer's cancellation. There's still over a month until the Spring 2018 shows unfold in New York, but the Fashion Week calendar is already in the midst of...
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27 Jul

If You’ve Ever Wondered What Couture McDonald’s Merch Would Look Like, Here You Go

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Hot off of KFC's millennial-friendly fashion line, McDonald's is the next fast food line to create a fashion moment. Meet the "McDCouture" collection, which is exactly what it sounds like: couture fashioned from all things McDonald's.

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Those wrapper capes! Carton vests! It's all very dramatic and red and yellow (naturally). Lest you think McDonald's is formally making a move toward becoming a fashion house, which wouldn't even be the weirdest story of the year, let alone the day, the collection was put on by students at Miami International...
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26 Jul

Off-White And Warby Parker Team Up For a Sunglasses Collaboration

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Off-White's Virgil Abloh has a penchant for designing instantly cool accessories (case in point: these boots made "for walking"), but has yet to tap into the eyewear market—until now. The streetwear designer joined forces with eyewear brand Warby Parker for a capsule collection of sunglasses, dropping online and in stores today.

The surprisingly affordable range of sunglasses features three different styles aptly named "Small Sunglasses," "Medium Sunglasses," and "Large Sunglasses. Coming in at under $100, each pair retails for $95, making for one of Off-White's most affordable pieces yet.

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Off-White x Warby Parker sunglasses / Courtesy Warby Parker
"Both Off-White and Warby Parker were born from the idea that good products shouldn’t be limited to a small community. It only feels natural to collaborate on a frame that’s...
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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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25 Jul

These Off-White Boots Were Literally Made For Walking

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Off-White's Virgil Abloh is known for his tongue-in-cheek designs, but a pair of boots from the brand's Fall 2017 collection may just be his cheekiest yet.
The pointed knee-high boots are emblazoned with the words "FOR WALKING" in all caps up the leg, paying homage to Nancy Sinatra's iconic 1966 song ("These Boots Were Made For Walkin'," if you couldn't guess).

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Offered in both black and blue color ways, the pun-ny boots are exclusive to Net-A-Porter and will be available to shop starting July 28th. While it's unclear how much the boots will retail for, there's no doubt they'll...
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19 Jul

Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s Men’s Fashion Week In 2 Minutes

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As an editor of tech and fashion, I'm always on the hunt for the next big thing—and right now menswear, a category that will grow faster than womenswear in the next three years, is it. Earlier this month, Edited released a report stating that menswear is set to be worth $460 billion dollars by 2020 with new arrivals up by 38% in the last four years alone. Stats like that are always a pretty good indicator of good things to come, but if the numbers don't always speak loud enough, the runway always will. Last week I hit the Spring 2018 shows to see what was really up in the scene, and it was straight-up amazing. The shows were chockablock with colorful, well-tailored...
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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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