Prince Albert’s Toddler Twins Steal the Show at Monaco’s National Day Ceremony

Monaco’s littlest royals, 2-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, joined their parents Prince Albert and Princess Charlene to celebrate National Day on Sunday, appearing twice to the joy of the gathered crowd.

Jacques’ blond head was visible just above the balustrade as the windows opened amid the ceremony. Beside him, his sister Princess Gabriella danced to the military band, occasionally throwing kisses and waving to the crowd.

While Prince Albert took salutes in the palace forecourt below from the carabineri — Monaco’s soldiers, celebrating their 200th anniversary — Princess Charlene doted on Jacques, primping his new haircut.

Princess Charlene was dressed for the occasion in a deep blue coat with a wide-brimmed hat, while her mini-me Gabriella sported a dress decorated in flowers.

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When Prince Albert joined his family in the balcony window, he lifted Gabriella up into his arms while Princess Charlene held Jacques.

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The children then disappeared from the window and the period military cortege passed by.

After the ceremonies ended, the crowd below waved flags and banners and cheered “Hip hip hoorary” to call for the royal family to return for another appearance. Prince Albert and a smiling Princess Charlene returned to wave to the crowd.

When a call went up imploring “les enfants” come back to the window, Albert put his hands to the side of his head in mime, indicating the children had gone for a nap.

The twins will celebrate their third birthday next month, on December 10th.


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Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto and Jessica Gomes Attend Zimmermann Dinner in L.A.

“We like to be wherever our girl is,” said Nicky Zimmermann, cofounder and designer of the label that bears her and her sister Simone’s last name. The designer was in Los Angeles to shoot the brand’s spring ad campaign, so she took the opportunity to celebrate at a dinner hosted by her fellow Australians, editors Laura Brown, Christine Centenera and Jillian Davison. The night before, Zimmermann hosted a VIP shopping party at her store on Melrose Place.
The floral-laden dinner on the pool deck of Sunset Tower attracted actresses Samara Weaving, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Madeline Brewer and Carson Meyer; models Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio; stylists Monica Rose, Sophie Lopez, Annabelle Harron, Tara Swennen Jeanann Williams, Penny Lovell, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, and influencers Amanda Steele and Marianna Hewitt.
Zimmermann and husband Chris Olliver, the company’s chief executive officer, were off next to check out spaces for a store in San Francisco. The company has 26 stores in Australia, one in London, and six in the U.S. “We tend to open in places where our customers travels to,” she said. “It’s not so much about trying to hit a certain number, but it’s more about having fun. Most Australians know

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The Dubai Design and Fashion Council and Vogue Arabia Award Fashion Prizes

DUBAI — The Dubai Design and Fashion Council and Vogue Arabia awarded three designers from the region the Fashion Prize earlier this week, an annual award going to the top talent from the Middle East. The designers represent three different categories: ready-to-wear, fine jewelry and accessories. The winners were chosen by a panel that included designer Reem Acra, Aquazzura creative director Edgardo Osorio, DDFC chief executive officer Jazia Aldanhani and Vogue Arabia editor in chief Manuel Arnaut.
“It’s wonderful to discover such promising new talent in the region,” said Osorio. Accra, who is on the board of the council, said: “The DDFC Vogue Fashion Prize is so important for the region. It empowers the new generation of designers.”
This year’s winners were:
Faissal El-Malak, Ready-to-Wear
Palestinian designer Faissal El-Malak grew up between Montreal and Qatar and studied in Paris before settling in Dubai. His work is rooted in his search for identity. “Both sides of my family are Palestinian refugees,” he said. “My identity was only based on ideas and memories of my grandparents. I didn’t have anything tangible until I discovered traditionally hand embroidered cushions and dresses that my mother had. That was the first time I had something that related to my identity.”
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Victoria Beckham, Nina Garcia and More from the Fashion World Mourn Death of Designer Azzedine Alaïa

Some of fashion’s biggest names paid tribute to Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer Azzedine Alaïa, who died Saturday in a Paris hospital after experiencing a bad fall 10 days prior according to a French media report in Le Point. He was 77.

Dubbed “the King of Cling,” Alaïa made a name for himself for his distinctive takes on classic silhouettes, his garments often moulding the body into remarkable and eye-catching proportions.

“I don’t cut clothes for a board,” Alaïa told PEOPLE in 1982. “The body of a woman is sublime. I follow it.”

Alaïa began his career studying sculpture at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts in Tunis. He entered into fashion as a dress-maker’s assistant — eventually moving to Paris in 1957 and working for Christian Dior. He would go on to work for Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler before he broke out on his own and opened an atelier in the 1970s, dressing Hollywood stars in like Greta Garbo and Marie-Hélène de Rothschild.

 

It wasn’t until 1980 that he produced her first ready-to-wear collection, with couture leather-moulded pieces that would launch his name as a global brand. Over the years he would continue to make a name for himself for refusing to play by fashion’s rules, even eschewing the industry’s traditional seasonal collection calendars, which he retired from in 1992.

Still he was wildly popular with celebrities, including Kim Kardashian who often wore his designs. His last collection (and first since 2011) dropped in July, with Naomi Campbell making a rare catwalk appearance.

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Victoria Beckham, Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and Patrik Sandberg were just some of the names sharing memories of Alaïa on social media Saturday as news of his passing spread.

“A sad day. Rest in peace #azzedinealaia,” Beckham wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of Alaïa. “You were a true master and one of my biggest inspirations.”

“A fashion legend and true original. We will miss this creative genius,” Garcia said, sharing the same photo of Alaïa as Beckham.

Engelbert posted a series of photos of the two to Instagram. “Azzedine Rest in Peace, my N1 favorite,” she wrote in their caption. “My heart is broken, GENIUS #azzedinealaia @azzedinealaiaofficial. He is going to continue to make dresses for goddesses and Angels up in the sky now.”

Added Ines de la Fressange on Twitter of the 5-ft. 2-in. designer: “Small in size but huge in fashion. Farewell Azzedine Alaïa.”


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Nordstrom Taps MoMA Design for Pop-in Gift Shop

Nordstrom begins opening its New York flagship complex with a men’s store next year and the main women’s store the year after. But it appears the Seattle-based retailer is eager to identify with the Big Apple and one of its most famous cultural institutions by opening a holiday gift shop in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art’s MoMA Design Store. It’s a pop-up shop for the The Pop-in@Nordstrom program that’s online and in eight key Nordstrom stores.
On Friday, the MoMA shops opened in Nordstrom’s Bellevue Square, Wash. store; CF Pacific Centre, Vancouver; CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Canada; NorthPark Center, Dallas, and South Coast Plaza, Calif. stores. Prices range from $ 10 for coasters disguised as toast to $ 6,000 for a giant clock made up of 24 smaller, round clocks choreographed to form one digital display. There are also other gifts handpicked by Olivia Kim, vice president of creative projects at Nordstrom, and her buying team. “I’ve always been a huge fan of MoMA Design Store and their ability to thoughtfully consider the most interesting, exclusive and enticing products from around the world,” said Kim.

Pop-in@Nordstrom features gifts from the MoMA Design Store. 
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Fashion World Mourns Death of Azzedine Alaïa

PARIS — Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris of heart failure, his close friend Carla Sozzani told WWD.
The diminutive Tunisian-born designer was known for his structured, exacting tailoring and the way that he worked at his own pace.
He gained international fame in the Eighties because of the success of his evening dresses, snug knits and sculpted leathers, and he was nicknamed The King of Cling because his clothes fit like a second skin.
Alaïa counted Sozzani, founder of 10 Corso Como, and supermodel Naomi Campbell – who called him Papa – among his inner circle. Stars such as Tina Turner, Madonna, Michelle Obama, Grace Jones, Raquel Welch, Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus were among his customers.
Sozzani said Alaïa died peacefully and without suffering. The pair were out and about as recently as Nov. 7, when they attended the opening of an exhibition of Leïla Menchari’s window designs for Hermès at the Grand Palais. Alaïa had known Menchari, a fellow Tunisian, since arriving in Paris in the Fifties.

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Al Franken Accuser Leeann Tweeden Does Not Want Him Driven From Office

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Leeann Tweeden, the woman who spoke out Thursday to accuse Al Franken of kissing and groping her in 2006 without her consent, said Friday morning that she is not asking for the Minnesota Senator to be removed from office.

Tweeden, a TV host and sports broadcaster, sat down with ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday where she revealed to co-anchor Robin Roberts that she only came forward with her story so that other victims would be empowered to share their own experiences with sexual misconduct.

“I didn’t do this to have him step down. I think Al Franken does a lot of good things in the Senate,” Tweeden said when asked if he should resign. “You know, I think that’s for the people of Minnesota to decide. I’m not calling for him to step down. That was never my intention.

“I just wanted him to understand what he did was wrong and how he treated me and how abusers do that under the guise that it’s funny, or that ‘Oh, I can get away with it because I’m a comedian,’ Tweeden continued. “That’s never funny. When you shine a light on it, that’s the culture of it — that’s the chance we need to make.”

Though it’s been over 10 years since the alleged incident, Tweeden said she never let go of the negative feelings about it. “I stayed quiet, but I was angry,” Tweeden said on GMA, adding that she hadn’t spoken out about the alleged incident before because it was “a different time,” and that her now-husband had warned her she would face career consequences and would be “victimized.”

It wasn’t until California Rep. Jackie Speier shared her own account of sexual assault as a young congressional aide that Tweeden felt inspired to come forward.

“That happened to me … that was my sign, Tweeden said. “I think if I don’t speak up now, I’m going to forever hold that and keep it with me forever. That was my moment to speak up.”

She did so — telling her story in a blog post Thursday in which she claimed the Minnesota Democrat touched her breasts as she was sleeping while the two were on a USO Tour to entertain troops in December 2006.

“I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story. #MeToo,” Tweeden tweeted alongside the photo.

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Franken, 66, quickly apologized for the incident in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, saying: “I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it.”

The former Saturday Night Live star later issued a longer statement, also obtained by PEOPLE, in which he apologized again and said “there’s no excuse” for his actions in the photo. “I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter,” he said. “There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself. It isn’t funny. It’s completely inappropriate. It’s obvious how Leeann would feel violated by that picture.”

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He also referenced the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have been leveled against men of power in various industries, and said that it has forced men to think about the impact their actions have on women.

“Over the past few months, all of us — including and especially men who respect women — have been forced to take a good, hard look at our own actions and think (perhaps, shamefully, for the first time) about how those actions have affected women,” Franken said.

President Donald Trump, who has also been accused of sexually harassing numerous women over the years, also tweeted about the controversy Thursday night, writing “The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? ….”

“.And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. Lesley Stahl tape?”

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Tweeden, who also gave a press conference on Thursday in which she said she accepted Franken’s apology and was not calling for him to step down, reiterated to GMA that she has forgiven him.

“The first apology sounded like a staffer. That was very quick yesterday morning when I first talked about it,” Tweeden said. ‘And I was like, ‘Yeah, okay, a two sentence apology. I accepted that as well politicians need to really get ahead of the game. ‘I apologize, that was inappropriate that wasn’t me,’ … ‘Alright.’ ”

“The second apology, I think once things started happening in the media, the second one was definitely heartfelt,” she added. “I do accept it. I think he realized how people felt about it and now it’s a different time. 2006 is not 2017.”

She also said that she had seen Franken over the years with her husband. “I was very cold to him then and he had a chance to apologize and never did,” she said.


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Pitti Uomo Gears Up for 93rd Edition

MILAN — On Thursday, Pitti Immagine presented the complete schedule of Florence-based international men’s wear fair Pitti Uomo, running Jan. 9 to 12 at the Fortezza da Basso venue.
The trade show will boost the number of special projects, shows and events for its 93th edition. According to Pitti Immagine, 1,230 companies will present their fall collections at the fair, 541 of which coming from abroad. Among the exhibitors, 227 are the companies returning or attending the trade show for the first time.
The Karl Lagerfeld and Corneliani brands will return to the event to unveil the men’s fall 2018 collections at the Sala dell’Orologio in the Costruzioni Lorenesi venue and in the Sala delle Grotte space, respectively. Corneliani will also showcase its CC Collection Corneliani lineup in the Sala Ottagonale area.
Other returning brands include Italian footwear label Fratelli Rossetti, Paul & Shark and Pepe Jeans London, which will celebrate its 45th anniversary presenting a new denim treatment. Woolrich will also host an installation and unveil a movie retracing its heritage during the trade show.
As reported, Brooks Brothers will fete its 200th anniversary at Pitti Uomo, staging its first fashion show at the Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio, along with a retrospective of

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The CurvyCon Founders on the State of the Plus-size Market

As the retail market limps toward progress, the CurvyCon founders CeCe Olisa and Chastity Garner have curated a successful annual event centered on the plus-size category.
This past September, “This is Us” actress Chrissy Metz delivered a keynote speech and activations included a runway show and panels led by Fern Mallis. Here, the cofounders examine the state of the curvy market.
WWD: In your opinion, what in the market is necessitating the focus on the plus-size market?
Chastity Garner: Retail is struggling. Brick-and-mortar locations of major retailers are closing. The offerings for straight-sized women are oversaturated. Plus-size women are the majority of the women in the U.S., but have the least clothing options. If you want to stay alive in the retail market, you have to sell more to current customers or find new ones. The plus-size woman is that new customer. 
CeCe Olisa: Social media has been key to expanding the plus-size market. Until recently, any conversations about plus[-size] bodies or fashion was dictated by the media — it was shameful and lackluster. Now consumers are taking the reins. A plus woman who expresses herself through fashion can be interesting, aspirational and accessible, which can translate easily into sales.
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Anna Sui, Norma Kamali Talk Shop With Marie Claire’s Anne Fulenwider at FGI’s ‘Tastemakers’

CHANGE IN SEASONS: Anna Sui and Norma Kamali colorfully recapped their careers Thursday morning at the 21 Club, but they left attendees thinking about the industry’s future more than the past.
Marie Claire’s Anne Fulenwider covered a lot of ground as moderator of the Fashion Group International’s “Tastemakers” event. Her newest Hearst hire, Kate Lanphear, was in the crowd along with Patricia Underwood, Marylou Luther, Nicole Fischelis, Amy Rosi and others.
Sui explained how she got to know Kamali from hanging out in the designer’s 53rd Street store, where her roommate worked. But Sui really bonded when Kamali invited Sui for Christmas dinner, when she was stranded in the city for the holidays. Raised in a family of intellectuals, Sui described her mother’s reaction to her designer dreams as, “You really want to be a dressmaker?” But her parents became avid supporters — front row at every show, with her father, who moonlighted to help pay for her Parsons School of Design tuition, also acting as staff photographer.
Kamali also looked back at her salad days, crediting her Fashion Institute of Technology fashion illustration professor Anna Ishikawa with having the most impact on her life. Other recollections weren’t so rosy. Describing an early

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Watch Prince William’s Tearful Meeting with Teen Who Attempted Suicide: ‘It’s So Personal’

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Prince William took on a therapist-style role as he hosted a moving video with a mother who lost her son, and a teen who contemplated suicide over cyberbullying.

The women, who were the prince’s guests at Kensington Palace, spoke to the royal dad about their deep traumas following the consequences of online abuse.

The film reveals William’s motivation for his taskforce on cyberbullying. Mom Lucy Alexander and teen Chloe Hine both contributed to the taskforce’s investigation over the last 18 months.

After the birth of his son, Prince George, William heard about a young boy “who had killed himself following a vicious campaign of online bullying,” a Kensington Palace statement says. “As he looked into the issue further it was soon clear there were many similar stories from the UK and around the world.”

He was then inspired to set up the ambitious taskforce, which brings together tech and media companies.

Last year, Lucy Alexander shared the story about her son, Felix, who took his own life following online abuse. She started her own campaign to raise awareness of the issues in an effort to ensure no other parents would suffer the heartbreak of losing a child to online bullies. “ read Lucy’s story and asked her to be one of the parents to help the taskforce better understand the impact of cyberbullying,” the statement adds.

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In the video, which ends with William giving both women a compassionate hug, Lucy Alexander says, “I sort of feel that Felix has given me a job to do – and my job is to make sure that we try and help as many other people like him.”

Chloe Hine, who was a member of William’s Taskforce Youth Panel, attempted to take her own life at 13 years old after being attacked online. She explains in the video that it was while writing a goodbye note that she found comfort in the ability to express what she had been unable to say in person. “On social media you can’t escape it, you’re constantly with that bully. People just turned against me because they thought ‘she said this one thing this one time so let’s all hate her for that’, and it just spiraled out of control from there.”

She continues: “It’s written down, so it’s there to look back at, time and time again. And if you’re in a negative space, that’s all you can see. You look for the negativity and you look for the cruel things.”

William brought together some of the world’s most recognizable names in media and tech, such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and online media companies, as well as children’s charities and parents, to work alongside the panel of young people to find ways to tackle cyberbullying.

On Thursday, William is set to unveil the results of his taskforce, which was chaired by tech entrepreneur Brent Hoberman.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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Michelangelo Foundation to Present Cultural Exhibition in Venice

LONDON — The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, a Switzerland-based organization co-founded by Johann Rupert and committed to promoting artisanal practices, is planning a major cultural exhibition that will run from September 14-30 in Venice during Biennale of Architecture. An announcement is expected today.
Titled “Homo Faber,” the show will be held at Venice’s Fondazione Giorgio Cini, an international cultural center on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. It is meant to serve as a celebration of European craftsmanship and the value of the human touch.
“Homo Faber is an expression that was first coined during the Renaissance and it captures and celebrates the infinite creativity of human beings,” said Rupert, chairman of Compagnie Financière Richemont, parent of brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and IWC. “The exhibit will provide a panoramic view of European fine craftsmanship, but it will nevertheless have a singular undercurrent: What human beings can do better than machines.”
Spanning 43,200 square feet, the exhibition will stretch beyond the various gallery spaces at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, to the libraries, cloisters, swimming pool and other areas that aren’t usually open to the public.
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Bottega Veneta Pre-Fall 2018

They say timing is everything and one is inclined to guess that Tomas Maier would agree. He operates on a schedule — the calendar is often the first thing he references during previews of his collections, whether for Bottega Veneta or his own line. At a walk-through of the former’s pre-fall lineup, Maier divvied the clothes up into three deliveries — May, June and July — almost designing three micro-themes within one collection, each based on what he thinks women would want at that exact time of year.
The first part was the next step from his spring collection — light, soft, unadorned derivations of some of the silhouettes shown on the runway. Light pink dresses in airy, washed silk were suited to summer’s early days. Then, for June, “What do I need?” asked Maier. “It’s probably a wedding, a christening. Events come up.” Special occasions warranted special details, such as an easy, robe-like printed cotton coat over a multicolored bronze, blue and white paillette dress in a simple, sporty silhouette. When it finally gets closer to real fall, Maier wanted to tease the season with sophisticated back-to-school/back-to-work shapes, such as graphic plaid skirts, leather jackets and ultralight knit polos with

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Gucci to Open Gucci Garden during Pitti Uomo

IN BLOOM: Gucci is going to unveil its Gucci Garden in Florence on the opening day of Pitti Uomo, which runs from Jan. 9 to 12.
Conceived by the label’s creative director Alessandro Michele, the Gucci Garden will be housed inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, in the city’s central Piazza della Signoria.
A store, carrying an exclusive, limited-edition product selection, available just in this unit, and a restaurant by Italian Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura will be featured in the space, in addition to an exhibition area curated by the critic Maria Luisa Frisa.
The opening of the venue will be celebrated with a private cocktail event on Jan. 9.
The Gucci Garden project further strengthens the relationship between the fashion house and its Florentine roots. This year, Gucci also pledged to donate 2 million euros to restore the Boboli Gardens in the city over three years.
For the occasion, in May the brand staged its cruise 2018 fashion show at the Palatina Gallery at Pitti Palace, which overlooks the Boboli Gardens.

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Adopted Woman Whose Family Thought She Was Dead Reunites with Siblings 60 Years Later: ‘I Feel Whole’

For decades, Sylvia Kewer’s family thought she was dead.

Kewer, who was adopted as a toddler, grew up in Emporia, Virginia, believing she was an only child. All of that changed in August when she learned she has four half-siblings.

“ was saying her whole life she didn’t know what she was. She kept saying, ‘What am I?’ ” Kewer’s daughter, Natalie Graves Tucker, tells PEOPLE.

“Here she is thinking she’s alone all these years and doesn’t know her story … She’s always been a loner and here she has four siblings with children and grandchildren!”

On Nov. 11, Kewer met her half-siblings (and dozens of other family members) at a sweet reunion in Abingdon. Tucker rented a home for the family where they had a cookout and shared old photographs.

“It was a culmination of pictures and conversations and emails that we’ve had with the family over the past few months. It was exciting,” Tucker says. “They just opened their arms with love and so it couldn’t have happened any better. I couldn’t have planned it any better.”

Kewer spent a day and half with her newfound siblings: Billy Ray, 63, Nancy Goode-O’Donnell, 69, Ralph Duff and Curtis Duff, 72.

Tucker says the reunion left her mother feeling loved, she recalls Kewer saying: “I feel whole, reborn, refreshed and stronger than ever.”

A Family Journey

The siblings’ reunion was months in the making, and it all began with a DNA test on Ancestry.com. Tucker and Kewer submitted tests and soon learned that their DNA matched that of several other people — including Ray’s son.

“When I told her that her brother wanted to FaceTime her, she was just like, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ ” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “It’s just so amazing for her. She’s like there’s no longer a question mark. ‘I know who I am and I know what I am.’ ”

Tucker, Ray and Kewer began communicating and, over the next few months, Tucker says she received Facebook messages from cousins, nieces, nephews and more, all eager to attend the cookout Tucker had planned for the family’s reunion.

As the family met and exchanged stories at the rental home from Crooked Cabin Properties, they began to piece together Kewer’s story.

Many of the siblings went their separate ways as children, one was raised by a grandmother, another by their father, and others were adopted. Kewer’s four half-siblings had long known about each other, and reunited at their mother’s funeral in the ’80s.

However, Kewer, born Dorothy Mae Goode, was the mystery.

“Billy found and everybody kept saying, ‘I guess Dorothy was dead,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “My mom only remembers an orphanage and she remembers my grandparents coming to get her.”

A Fresh Start

Now that Kewer has found her family, she never plans to let them go. Tucker says the siblings exchanged phone numbers, noting that Kewer talks to her half-sister Nancy almost every day.

“There is talk about having another get together next year in the spring or the summer,” Tucker tells PEOPLE. “Everybody wants to get together next year.”

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She adds of her mother: “Now that she has everybody’s information, she definitely plans to connect with everybody.”

With the reunion, Tucker says a special bond was formed between Kewer and Nancy.

“Her and her sister just stuck together like glue when they were there,” Tucker tells PEOPLE.


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W Hotels Launches Online Closet Inspired by Joan Smalls

OFF-DUTY LOOKS: W Hotels has revealed the exclusive “Off Duty” Closet, the latest project inspired by Joan Smalls, the brand’s global fashion innovator. W Hotels and creative director Sarah Easley will introduce 25 items inspired by Smalls’ lifestyle.
The Closet is available online starting Thursday until it’s sold out. The “Off Duty” Closet includes pieces from seven designers who have created signature items for the Closet’s limited release. They include a hat, shoes, jackets, shirts, jeans, jewelry and sunglasses, some of which are available in multiple colors and styles. In light of the recent disaster in Puerto Rico and in honor of Smalls’ passion for her heritage, she will dedicate all her royalties from the “Off Duty” Closet to Unidos for Puerto Rico, which will be matched by W Hotels in support of ongoing relief efforts.
“Everyone knows what I wear on the runway, in my shoots or on TV, but when I’m not in front of a camera I still curate my look — I spend so much time traveling, what I wear when I’m off duty shapes a lot of my personal style,” said Smalls.
The selection includes items from Veronica Beard, Yestadt Millinery, K/ller Collection, Kwewe, Rails, Jibs Life and Road Twenty-Two.

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Escada RTW Pre-Fall 2018

Newly appointed global design director Niall Sloan started in August, though his first imprint on the label won’t be until the fall 2018 collection. In the interim, a design team worked on both mainline and Sport with the goal of taking classic Escada prints and reinterpreting them in new silhouettes. The effect was a less structured, more lightweight offering for the boardroom to dinner. Florals atop florals were an easy path to more youthful dressing, and could pack easily into itself, like a wrinkle-free coatdress that folded into an envelope pouch.
The inspiration was twofold — Peter Lindbergh’s recent photo exhibition in Germany and iznik pottery from Turkey — resulting in a mix of classic men’s wear-inspired suiting with bold prints in red, blue and turquoise. The items that toed the balance best were subtle, as in cardigans and sweatshirts with hand-beaded petals that never felt overdone. There were in fact quite a few embellished looks, from a flirty blue dress that would suit any young starlet to an evening gown that took over 300 hours to hand-bead; though a great deal of work was applied to these, they maintained an unstructured ease. Perhaps that’s the reason customers keep coming back

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Drew Barrymore Opens Pop-up in NYC for Dear Drew

“I really appreciate the modern world, but I’m definitely an old-fashioned girl,” said Drew Barrymore, the actress and entrepreneur who’s behind the new Dear Drew collection, which launched on Amazon Fashion last month. Today, Barrymore will open a pop-up boutique at 14 Crosby Street in New York to showcase Dear Drew apparel, handbags, jewelry, luggage, hair tools and loungewear.
The 2,000-square-foot boutique, which was designed in-house by Barrymore Brands’ design team over the past month, has a nostalgic, timeless feeling, with an oversized mailbox and an inspiration mood board collage in the front window, a sewing machine and vintage typewriter on a writing desk on display. There are three roomy dressing rooms in the back and a cozy living room area, complete with couches upon which to relax and have conversation, while Champagne, water and tea are served. “We really wanted this to be a space you want to hang out in,” said the 42-year-old Barrymore.
She said that generally, she tries on clothing in the privacy of her own home, and she wanted to create that homey atmosphere. “I think trying on clothes can be a raw and horrifying experience,” said Barrymore, who sought to add warmth and old-world charm to

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Texas Prosecutor Fired After Allegedly Berating Uber Driver: ‘Who Are They Going to Believe?’

Dallas County officials have fired a prosecutor after she allegedly berated an Uber driver and accused him of kidnapping her during a Friday ride that was captured on audio.

Jody Warner, 32, allegedly insulted and harassed 26-year-old Shaun Platt as he attempted to drive her home from a bar late that night.

“She actually hit me,” Platt recalled during an interview with ABC News. “It was not how I expected my night to go.”

Platt said Warner began yelling at friends out the window after he picked Warner up at Capitol Pub, the Dallas Morning News reports. He said she became upset when he tried to initiate small talk and grew angrier after she asked him to change directions.

The driver recorded the incident, and in the footage, a woman’s voice is heard calling plat “stupid,” “an idiot” and “a legitimate retard.”

“She kept saying she was the assistant D.A. Said, ‘Who are they gonna believe? You or me?’ ” Platt told ABC. “I said, ‘You know what? You’re kinda right.’ So I took out my phone and I recorded it.”

Platt recounted his story to the Dallas publication, noting that Warner allegedly threatened him by saying he was “Never going to work again,” and “Who are they going to believe? I’m a district attorney.”

In audio of the incident, the woman’s voice was heard saying, “I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually.” However, Platt is heard telling her she is free to leave and even asks her to leave the car.

Platt said he eventually called the police and an officer took Warner away. Dallas police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

Detective Who Berated Uber Driver Has Been Transferred

In a statement to ABC, Warner denied hitting Platt, but expressed regret over the incident.

“I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night,” she said. “The audio doesn’t tell you that I was in a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable.”

On Monday, District Attorney Faith Johnson revealed the firing in a statement, announcing that a “thorough investigation” had been conducted.

“Although criminal charges have not been filed, behavior is contrary to this office’s core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated,” Johnson said.

Platt told ABC that he forgives Warner and wants the public to leave her alone.

“I’m sorry that it cost her her job. That was not my intent,” he said. “But you don’t treat people that way.”


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Gucci Unveils Gift Giving Campaign for Holiday Season

HAPPY NEW GUCCI: Gucci is embracing the holiday season by unveiling its latest Gift Giving product selection and campaign, which will be extensively supported by digital activities.
Spanning many categories – ranging from T-shirts and footwear to handbags, jewelry, children’s wear and even porcelain items – the product selection is at the core of a new art book released by the house in collaboration with Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal.
Monreal designed a series of digitally-created artworks incorporating Gucci products and developing a narrative inspired by the story of the fall of Icarus.
“Icarus fascinates me because of his story, which could be read a bit like a mantra,” said Monreal.
“If you fly too close to the sun, you’re going to get burned. If you fly too low, you’re going to drown in the sea. It feels quite bluntly obvious, but I find it quite timeless, and reassuring. You have to find the middle point to land on the other side,” he continued, pointing at the “tricky human condition.” The artist also defined the mythological character as “very romantic and of course symbolic of everything young and pretty. Very East London.”
Illustrations in the book include belt-bags encircling a classical statue, small leather goods set in a contemporary, Renaissance-inspired

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Roland Mouret Resort 2018

Roland Mouret loosened up for resort, presenting a series of fluid silhouettes in a monochromatic palette of red, black and white. There were flowing midi dresses, airy blouses and loosely draped jumpsuits.
Mouret also experimented with tailoring while staying true to his signature femininity; cropped trousers, pencil skirts and jackets were done in monochromatic tweed fabrics, featuring details such as lace trims and raffia fringing.
The eveningwear offer stood out for its bold floral patterns and delicate fil coupé fabrics, which highlights the designer’s efforts to introduce his take on demi-couture, offering decorative yet wearable pieces “for a new generation of customers.”

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Kim Kardashian Used Healing Crystals to Recover From 2016 Paris Robbery

Kim Kardashian is diving further into the beauty world, launching three eau de parfums at her online beauty destination, kkwfragrance.com, on Nov. 15. The three variations on gardenia, her favorite flower and scent, are first come, first serve fragrances. Once they’re gone, that’s it.
In an exclusive interview with WWD, Kardashian outlined the process of creating and launching her three fragrances, Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus and Crystal Gardenia Oud, including the inspiration behind them.
“Honestly, after my Paris situation [when she was held at gunpoint and robbed], a lot of my friends would come over and bring me healing crystals, and I obviously knew what they were — it’s very L.A. and it’s very popular right now — but for me it meant something so different. I was sitting there and I’d get these collections of them and I started to really dig deeper into what they meant and the meanings behind them and started to go to these crystal warehouses in Culver City and downtown [L.A.],” said Kardashian.
Developing each scent was about “being calm and healing,” which are the two words Kardashian used to describe a newly zen approach she’s taken over the past year. The color variations of each

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Georgina Chapman Steps Out in London a Month After Leaving Husband Harvey Weinstein

Georgina Chapman was spotted for the first time since separating from her husband Harvey Weinstein after dozens of sexual misconduct accusations.

The British fashion designer stepped out in London on Friday dressed in all black with a long coat, ankle length pants and loose sweater. She also kept clear of jewelry and wasn’t wearing her wedding ring after separating from Weinstein shortly after the first wave of accusations surfaced.

Sources previously told PEOPLE that Chapman is laying low as the scandal continues.

“Georgina’s plan is to keep staying low-key,” a source told PEOPLE. “She is focused on her children and her business. She doesn’t have any plans for public appearances.”

And while Chapman, 41, and Weinstein, 65, have been in contact to discuss their two children, the source said there is no hope of reconciliation between the two.

On Oct. 10, Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein. In a statement to PEOPLE, she said, “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered.” She has since met with divorce lawyers.

“She is still shocked about all the women coming forward,” says the source. “She feels terrible. She is disgusted with Harvey and very angry.”

WATCH: Georgina Chapman Returning to ‘Project Runway All Stars’ Following Split From Harvey Weinstein

 

The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving a number of women in detailed articles earlier this month.

A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”


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Takashi Murakami Exhibit in Boston Sparks Sellout Sales

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP: The artist Takashi Murakami is a one-man brand, thanks in part to collaborations with Louis Vuitton and fans like Karl Lagerfeld and Pharrell Williams.
His global reach has helped to fuel sales in the Murakami shop at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston where “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics” is a few weeks into its five-and-a-half month run, completed with the esteemed Japanese art historian Nobuo Tsuji. The duo selected the objects on display with the artist creating paintings and sculpture in direct response to such Japanese masterpieces from the MFA’s collection as Soga Shōhaku’s 35-foot-long “Dragon and Clouds” (1763), and the Heiji Scroll dating back to the second half of the 13th century.
Sales have been so brisk that the opening night party registered among the highest hourly sales that the MFA has ever had, according to a museum spokeswoman. The artist’s limited-edition prints sold out in a flash with one shopper flying in from Atlanta to buy “Korin: Dark Matter.” With a waiting list at 250 and growing, the prints have been reordered and a new shipment from Japan is expected later this year.
Other bestsellers include T-shirts and sweatshirts, tallying about 600 units in sales.

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Exclusive: Elsa Hosk to Unveil Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s Swarovski Look

The 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is set to be an even shinier and more extravagant spectacle than ever before. Not only is the brand jet-setting to Shanghai for the November show, it’s also celebrating the 15-year “Crystal Anniversary” of its partnership with Swarovski, the sole provider of crystal embellishments for the show. One million Swarovski crystals will take the runway, with Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk chosen to strut the special anniversary showpiece.
“This year’s Swarovski outfit is probably our most spectacular. The outfit has an incredible wing that is completely covered in brilliant multicolored stones,” said Monica Mitro, executive vice president, brand communications and events at Victoria’s Secret. “It is one of the heaviest wings we have ever made.” With more than 275,000 crystals, 200 yards of woven ribbon and pavé crystals, hand-beaded jewelry and a crystallized wing harness, the wings weigh in at 14 pounds. “The Swarovski anniversary look will be a major standout. It is an explosion of color,” Mitro continued of Parisian couturier Serkan Cura’s work. And stunning it is, with an astonishing 29 crystal effects and colors, ranging from Citrine Shimmer and Crystal Luminous Green to Fireopals, Topaz and Emeralds. The look includes a fiery-red

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The Met Counts on Vatican for Costume Institute’s Spring Exhibition Pieces

LIKE A PRAYER: Some scholars and pundits contest that religion is the root of most of the conflict in the world, but that hasn’t deterred the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute from taking on “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” as its spring exhibition.
The juxtaposition of fashion and masterworks of religious art will be designed to examine fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism. The Met has arranged to showcase a group of papal robes and accessories from the Vatican, highlighting the enduring influence of liturgical vestments on designers. A battery of designers — Thierry Mugler, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano for the House of Dior, Claire McCardell, Madeleine Vionnet, Isabel Toledo, Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, Elsa Schiaparelli, Raf Simons for his own label and the House of Dior — will have their work on view.
The multilayered exhibition will be held at The Met Fifth Avenue in both the medieval galleries and the Anna Wintour Costume Center. The show will also be housed in the city’s northern regions at The Met Cloisters, creating a trio of distinct gallery locations. When the show opens, Met ticket holders will wander amid 50 ecclesiastical

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The Countdown to 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive Reveal Is On! Today’s Hot Guy: Kumail Nanjiani

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 2017 Sexiest Man Alive will be revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 14! Ahead of the big day, we’re counting down with a handful of hot Hollywood stars who earned spots in the pages of the issue.

Sexiest Husband Kumail Nanjiani, 39, saw his star rise this year with the debut of his film The Big Sick, based on the true story of his relationship with now-wife Emily V. Gordon. But it’s not just her devotion to her — he proposed shortly after she awoke from a medically induced coma just months into their courtship — that makes him sexy, it’s his humor, too.

A tech guy on Silicon Valley, “I did have a tech job for real,” he tells PEOPLE. “For five years in Chicago. I was very bad at it.

“For me, the sexiest part about being a tech guy was leaving the job and not being a tech guy anymore. Even porns don’t have tech guy scenarios: it’s always pizza guys and plumbers. Those are sexy professions. A tech guy would just show up, say, ‘Did you try restarting it?’ and leave before anything really exciting happened. Nobody wants to see that.”

Check out yesterday’s sexy man of the day, 50 Cent. And come back to PEOPLE on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to find out who’s been crowned 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive!


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Victoria Beckham Partners With Reebok, Plans Collaboration for Next Year

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM: With her new deal with Reebok, Victoria Beckham is the latest designer to link up with a major athletic brand.
The British-born designer let her 17.6 million Instagram followers know by posting a video of herself wearing the Club C sneakers outside of the company’s new Boston headquarters. She made the most of her first day on the scene, hosting an all-company meeting, touring the office, checking out the brand’s archives and holding initial design and planning meetings.
The choice of Beckham is meant to further Reebok’s message of women’s empowerment, which includes a roster of internationally known personalities like Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, Aly Raisman and Teyana Taylor. With four children and a multimillion-dollar business, Beckham would appear to have little time for exercise. Whippet-lean as she is, Beckham has spoken publicly about her daily two-hour morning workouts and healthy diet. Reebok executives undoubtedly approve of that regimen. The fact that Beckham’s designs are meant to relay a sense of strength, confidence and power also met their approval.
Beckham said, “I have always championed instilling confidence in women and Reebok is a brand that has been at the forefront of this same message for decades. To have the

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Brantley Gilbert and Wife Amber Welcome Son Barrett Hardy-Clay – See His First Photo!

Brantley Gilbert‘s “Kind of Crazy”? New fatherhood!

The 32-year-old country rocker and his wife Amber welcomed their first child, son Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert, on Saturday, Nov. 11, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 1:37 p.m. after a fairly quick labor at Piedmont Hospital in Athens, Georgia, baby Barrett weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. and measures 20 inches in length.

“Honestly, I’m just speechless,” Gilbert tells PEOPLE of the birth of his first child. “Watching the delivery, I don’t even know what to say. Amber and I are just so thankful and blessed to have this beautiful little boy.”

Due the 17th, Barrett arrived a bit sooner than originally anticipated. “It was really fast. Amber woke up, had a little pain,” the singer-songwriter explains. “And the nurse said, ‘You’re ready.’ It was 30 minutes, and we had Barrett. And I have no words, beyond it’s even more than I could’ve ever imagined.”

When it came to naming their son, the Gilberts looked to a longtime favorite, as well as their family lineage.

“Barrett’s a name we’d had for a very, very long time,” Gilbert tells PEOPLE. “We knew we wanted to have a ‘B’ name, and something we’ve always had and loved.”

The baby’s hyphenated middle name honors both sides of Brantley and Amber’s family — Hardy comes from Amber’s father’s side, while Clay was the country star’s PaPaw’s middle name.

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RELATED VIDEO: Baby (Finally) on the Way for Brantley Gilbert and Wife After Fertility Struggle

Gilbert and his wife revealed they were expecting their first child exclusively to PEOPLE in May, explaining that it was “an answer to a prayer” after trying to conceive for almost two years following their June 2015 wedding.

“We’d been to see a fertility specialist, and two different folks that told me it would be close to a miracle if it happened without IVF,” Gilbert said at the time. “I’m not much of a quitter, but I was really, really frustrated.”

But in February, Amber “handed me a box and there were three pregnancy tests in there and all of them were positive,” he recalled.

“I think I stared at it for at least two minutes without saying anything because I was literally in shock. We’d been told it was just not in the cards, and I’m staring at this answer to many, many, many prayers.”

RELATED: It’ll Be a Boy for Brantley Gilbert and Wife Amber: “There’s Something About the Idea of a Little Guy”

In early June, the then-parents-to-be celebrated their little one with a gender reveal party, where the “Bottoms Up” singer used a rifle to shoot at a target filled with blue dust.

“Everybody was crying. I turned around and I think that’s when it hit me that everybody’s wanted this for us as much as we did for so long,” Gilbert told PEOPLE. “When the blue cloud went up, well, that made it even more real. Now we know it’s a little boy, and he’s gonna have to get ready for a whole lot of love.”

“We got to go to the doctor’s and pick up the envelope with the in it,” Gilbert added. “Then we took it to the guy who was packing the powder. We dropped it off, then waited until the big moment … and man, when we saw that blue cloud of smoke rising?! There are no words.”

FROM PEN: Today‘s Savannah Guthrie Was Very Superstitious About Her Pregnancy: “I Didn’t Want to Jinx It”

RELATED GALLERY: It’s a Country Baby Boom! See All the Nashville Couples Expecting Right Now

“Amber and I thought it was a little boy. I don’t know how or why, but we just did,” he continued. “I’d have been happy with any baby, boy or girl. But there’s something about the idea of a little guy … ”

The new dad is extremely grateful for the couple’s new addition, telling PEOPLE in June how much the support of their loved ones has meant to them along their journey.

“It feels like Amber and I have been trying to have a baby, and now that it’s happening, the world is as happy as we were,” Gilbert explained. “People saw what we were going through, and so many people have these problems, so we’re all in it together.”


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Nicholas Kirkwood Rethinks Retail

TEAM WORK: Nicholas Kirkwood has been rethinking the traditional retail concept and is adding new experiential elements to his Mount Street boutique.
His latest project, “Nicholas Kirkwood Presents” will see the store transformed into a creative space that will feature store takeovers or pop-ups spotlighting collaborations between the footwear maverick and a wide range of other creatives, from jewelry designers, artists, florists and writers.
“I think there has been much discussion around the changing face of retail and for us it was about offering something unique to Mount Street as well as our existing clients, creating an area of discovery for our customers and allowing us to partner with various artists from different disciplines that truly complement the Kirkwood aesthetic,” said the designer, who has also recently worked alongside longtime collaborator Robert Storey to redesign his store and introduce customization services for his signature Beya loafers.
The series began with the installation of a piece by artist Haroon Mirza, called “Orion and the Water Giver,” that was taken from the designer’s personal collection. The second part of the series will include an in-store installation created by Kirkwood and the New York-based fine jewelry designer Eva Fehren, who will be making her first foray

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Gucci Décor Arrives at Maxfield

WELCOME HOME: Gucci Décor has made its way to Maxfield on Melrose Avenue.
The luxury house’s home line will be sold exclusively on the West Coast at Maxfield’s through the holidays.
The two will celebrate the collection’s launch at the retailer Thursday with a private event that includes a performance from James Righton’s Shock Machine.
To see photos from the party, click here.
It’s another notch in the belt of Maxfield, which has been on a tear over the past year with installations and dedicated pop-ups in its main door and space across the way on Melrose Avenue, hosting brands such as ReadyMade most recently, along with Vetements, Celine, Fear of God, Amiri and Enfants Riches Déprimés, among others.
The boutique will carry a mix of Gucci Décor in addition to clothing and accessories from the brand, interspersed with vintage pieces of furniture from the personal collection of Maxfield founder Tommy Perse. The items will be shown throughout Maxfield’s main Melrose Avenue store in addition to the glass Jean Prouvé house adjacent to the store.

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The collection features a unique collection of brightly colored, fanciful pieces including five wallpapers, decorative folding screens, a jacquard vanity seat, wooden chairs and velvet

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Beth Ditto Kicks Off Carnival Christmas at Galeries Lafayette

CARAMEL CARNY: Carnival life at Christmas, how stylish can it get? The answer from Beth Ditto came in the form of a bright silk dress, a huge, round hair bun — jet black — and her crystal-clear voice, strong enough to cut through thumping rock music in Galeries Lafayette.
The Parisian department store’s official theme this season is “Spectacular spectacular,” a chic and sugary rendition of the carny spirit of yesteryear.
First off, the red-carpet window unveiling with the group’s executive chairman Philippe Houzé; his son, the director of image and patronage Guillaume Houzé; and Haussmann flagship director Agnès Vigneron. Crowds jostling for a glimpse of the sparkly-heeled celebrity were also served colorful scenes of rotating toy carousels and ferris wheels in the windows behind the group.
The party quickly moved indoors, away from the brisk temperatures, past policemen in full riot gear — no, their costumes were not part of the show — and just beyond a giant red and white carousel display. Tucked between the horses, the red velvet, fur and studded handbags carry price tags in the 2,000 euro range and labels like Alaïa and Miu Miu.
The performance took place in the heart of the store, on a platform above

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Remo Ruffini Named Italian Entrepreneur of the Year by EY

MILAN — Remo Ruffini, Moncler president and chief executive officer, received on Thursday the EY award for Italian Entrepreneur of the Year.
The consulting firm assigns the award, which is at its 21st edition, to entrepreneurs who managed, through their innovative spirit and strategic vision, to create value contributing to the growth of the Italian economy.
“When I acquired Moncler, I thought it had a unique history and heritage. I was absolutely sure of the fact that he had the potential to become a special brand and, with great coherence, along with my team, we developed this innovative project in the respect of our DNA,” Ruffini said. “Today Moncler is a global brand, which generated revenues of more than 1 billion euros at the end of 2016 and is present in more than 70 countries. I consider this award a signification recognition, highlighting the continues efforts and the passion guiding our daily work aimed at reaching more and more ambitious goals.”
As reported, in the nine months ended Sept. 30, Moncler’s revenues climbed 15 percent to 736.8 million euros, compared with 639.3 million euros in the same period last year, lifted by all distribution channels and geographic markets.
On Oct. 24, Ruffini attended the

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It’s Rugby Day for William and Harry! Royal Brothers Tackle Separate Games

It is rugby day for royal brothers Prince Harry and Prince William. The athletic royals may be over 100 miles apart, but they are both supporting the sport they love.

Harry, 33, was at Twickenham, on the western edge of London, catching England as they took on Argentina on Saturday, while William, 35, headed to Cardiff to catch Wales playing Australia.

During a poignant weekend for the U.K., as those who have died or been injured in wars are being remembered, Harry met volunteers from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC), which is the official match-day charity at the England game. The organization builds and maintains the memorials and preserves records of those who perished in WWI and WWII around the globe. Harry, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, which runs the game in England, also met with those nominated for their contribution to the sport across the country.

Meanwhile, William, who is royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, will spend time with the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, which supports players and their families who have been severely injured while playing rugby in Wales.

And, at half time, William is set to chat with local Coach Core Apprentices, who are learning to be role models and mentors in their communities, under a mentoring program devised by William, Harry and Kate Middleton to create more sports trainers in the 16-24 age group. It is part of the royals’ drive to use sport as a way of bringing about positive change, especially for young people.

RELATED VIDEO: Prince William & Prince Harry’s Sporting Feud: They’re Fans Of Opposing Rugby Teams!

The royal brothers have already marked Remembrance week, with William speaking at a dinner for veterans at the Imperial War Museum, London, and Harry laying a small wooden cross among hundreds of others at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday (when he joked that he “can’t hide” girlfriend Meghan Markle at public events).


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Men’s Wearhouse Creates Video for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Men’s Wearhouse is doing its part to shine a light on U.S. servicemen.
The specialty retailer has created a video for its web site and social media channels featuring a former Navy SEAL, as well as U.S. Army and Marine Corps veterans, fitted them in Awear-Tech suits from Kenneth Cole and asked them to work out while wearing the suits. As part of Operation Tailored Heroes initiative, the company made a donation to the charity of their choice.
Awear-Tech uses 37.5 Technology, a patented process that removes moisture in the vapor stage before liquid sweat can form, and is made from elastic fabrics that help the suit move.
The company brought the veterans to a CrossFit box and filmed them running on a treadmill, doing squats, dead lifts, ropes climbs and other exercises.
Kenneth Cole is also featured in the video detailing how a percentage of all sales from the Awear-Tech line is donated to various veterans organizations including Hire Heroes USA, an organization that helps U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses succeed in the civilian workforce. Cole said that since the line launched, nearly $ 2 million has been donated to the cause.
The line is available exclusively at Men’s Wearhouse stores.

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Christopher Martinez Joins Olivela

Christopher Martinez has joined Olivela as executive creative director.
In his new role, he will have creative oversight across different departments, working to define Olivela’s retail concept.
Olivela has a mission-focused luxury-shopping destination. Launched in June with 12 designer brands, the site – which now has over 30 designer brands – has a mandate to provide 40 percent of the proceeds from purchases to charity to help kids around the world.
Martinez was formerly digital creative director of Barneys New York, where he oversaw the redesign of Barneys.com and TheWindow.Barneys.com. Previous positions include senior art director of T: The New York Times magazine, art director of Esquire, as well as London-based publications Time Out and NME.
Olivela was founded by Stacey Boyd, a former educator who also founded Schoola, which sells gently used merchandise to support schools in need. The company in August named Ariel Foxman as its chief brand officer.
Boyd said of Martinez: “His expertise will guide, focus and distinguish Olivela’s creative identity as it continues to expand and develop in exciting new directions.”

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Bottega Veneta Weaves a Tale at London’s Chiswick House

PARTYING WITH PALLADIO: “We wanted to bring part of the Veneto region to London for a real celebration,” said Claus Dietrich Lars, chief executive of Bottega Veneta, as he cast his gaze around Chiswick House, the 18th-century Palladian-style villa in west London.
The villa, built by Lord Burlington, was filled with northeastern Italian flavor on Thursday night, from the prosecco tasting stations and Aperol spritz cocktail bar to the Bottega Veneta craftspeople who were busily weaving the brand’s famous intrecciato designs with strips of leatherlike strands of fettuccine as guests walked among the rooms.
There were areas dedicated to all of the brand’s products, from leather goods to fragrance to jewelry, while downstairs in the garden, guests were offered Venetian-inspired food made by Giorgio Locatelli.

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In the fragrance room, the entire Parco Palladiano collection was on display, with each juice meant to evoke a single moment in the day, including the smell of the air in the garden at dawn to high noon under the orange tree.
It was the biggest event that Bottega had ever done in London, with guests including Sabine Getty, Poppy Delevingne, Amber Le Bon, Lady Kitty Spencer, Arizona Muse, Marc Quinn, François-Henri Pinault and a host

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The Countdown to 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive Reveal Is On! Today’s Hot Guy: 50 Cent

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 2017 Sexiest Man Alive will be revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 14! Ahead of the big day, we’re counting down with a handful of hot Hollywood stars who earned spots in the pages of the issue.

PEOPLE’s Sexiest Triple Threat, rapper/actor/producer 50 Cent, defines sexy as having confidence.

“I think a lot of a man’s confidence is connected to his accomplishments,” the 42-year-old Power star tells PEOPLE. “I don’t think men are as sexy as women are until we’re successful and it’s publicly noted. But if you can have the confidence to just be yourself … you’ll say things that make women laugh, know they like having you around because your energy is just good. It’s you being you versus you trying to be something.”

What also gives him confidence is being a father to his son, 5-year-old Sire.

“He’s the most important person in my life,” the rapper, né Curtis Jackson, explains. “He’s my motivation.”

Check out yesterday’s sexy man of the day, Kofi Siriboe. And come back to PEOPLE on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to find out who’s been crowned 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive!


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Porsche Design Opening New Concept Store in South Coast Plaza

A new Porsche Design concept store — the company’s first in the U.S. — will open at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Nov. 15. The unit replaces a store that first opened in the Southern California mall in 1988.
The new store is nearly 1,600 square feet and located in the Carousel Court in the center of the plaza. It is a collaboration with Porsche Cars North America and will feature a rotating collection of Porsche cars that will serve as the centerpiece of the floor. There will also be a 16-x-9-foot video wall.
In addition, the store will offer men’s apparel, timepieces, electronics, luggage, writing tools, fragrances, smoking accessories, leather goods, eyewear and home accessories.
The only other store featuring this concept is in Milan and it opened in February.
“F.A. Porsche founded Porsche Design in 1972, with the design of a racing-inspired chronograph made for Porsche race car drivers,” said Dr. Jan Becker, chief executive officer of The Porsche Design Group. “Now, nearly 30 years after opening the original store, shifting gears and taking our retail concept to the next level with Porsche cars is a logical progression for us.”

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Dodo to Celebrate DodoTags Charms With Party

SAY IT WITH A TAG — Italian jewelry label Dodo will celebrate its DodoTags charms with a party on Friday night in Milan.
Held at the central Teatro Vetra location, the event will focus on the “Be Yourself. Or Not” claim, launched with the brand’s latest advertising campaign. With the jewelry line and ad concept, the brand invites customers to reverse stereotypes and exceed expectations imposed by others, picking their own defining words.
Made of rose gold, the irregular-shaped charms feature engraved enameled wording, which include definitions as “rebel,” “brave” and “dreamer,” among others. Available at Dodo stores and official e-commerce, the charms retail at 75 euros, while two luxurious versions with mounted black-and-white diamonds are priced at 225 euros and 335 euros, respectively.
In addition, the DodoTags jewelry family includes bracelets and rings, bearing the same messages. Rose gold bracelets are available at 190 euros while the rings range from 180 euros to 400 euros for the option with white diamonds.
To boost the engagement with the audience, Dodo also launched a dedicated hashtag #DodoTags to invite customers to share their own definitions. The hashtag will also serve to increase traffic on social media during the event, which will feature video mapping technology projecting

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Kristen Stewart Talks Directing Debut

Kristen Stewart’s short “Come Swim” marks the actress’s directorial debut, turning a vision she had in her head for some time into a film now available for streaming globally.
Stewart was on hand Thursday evening briefly speaking about the film’s creation and the thinking behind it following a private screening at the Westside Pavilion. “Come Swim” tracks a day in the life of a man grappling with a broken heart, delving inside his personal thoughts and emotions that become so crippling before he eventually comes to and realizes he will be fine.
“It was like when you are so in your own head,” Stewart explained to those in attendance at the screening. “You have things, feelings that, in a really cliché way, are feelings you just think nobody could possibly relate to. Yet, they’re the most standard. There’s not, like, a thought or a feeling you’re going to have that nobody’s had before you, but somehow when you’re in that, you’re so alone. I wanted to be able to really step inside someone’s head and externalize that and then be able to take a step back afterwards and be like from the outside we see you so clearly.”
Water plays a symbolic role

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WATCH: Kim Zolciak-Biermann Breaks Down Recounting Son’s Terrifying Dog Bite: ‘I Was Literally Shaking’

“I was literally shaking.”

That’s how Kim Zolciak-Biermann describes the moment she learned about the frightening dog bite that nearly blinded her son.

The 39-year-old mother of six documents the aftermaths of Kash’s bite on Friday’s episode of her Bravo reality series Don’t Be Tardy, and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look.

Kim retells the story of what happened as she and husband Kroy Biermann drive Kash to one of his follow-up doctor appointments, just days after the April 22 attack.

“Before you know it, we’re walking to the ,” Kim says, breaking down in tears. “I knew the severity of it when my husband had tears streaming down his face. And I was like, ‘Kroy, just tell me.’ And he was like, ‘It’s going to be fine. It’s just going to be fine.’ And then they said, ‘He’s got to go to surgery right now.’ ”

Kroy was equally emotional, crying when he recalled what it was like while Kash was in surgery.

“I sat there not knowing whether my son was going to be able to see for probably about seven hours,” he says of Kash, who was ultimately in the hospital for four days, the scratch a millimeter away from his eye, and has now nearly fully recovered. “So, that news came — that was a very uplifting moment. To know that no matter what, he’s still going to have the same quality of life that he had before he got bit.”

“He’s got the best daddy ever,” Kim gushes of Kroy. “He woke up and the first thing he did was reach for his daddy’s hand.

RELATED: Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Son Kash’s Dog Attack Drama: A Timeline

On Wednesday, Kim and Kroy revealed exclusively to PEOPLE the details of Kash’s bite — including the fact that their dog Sinn was the one who bit Kash. The two were playing outside alongside the Biermanns’ other son KJ, 6, when Kroy was using a leaf blower to clean the yard and a nervous Sinn nipped at Kash.

Looking back on it to PEOPLE, Kroy says he’s still coming to terms with what happened. “It’s a process every day,” Kroy explains. “Being right there, it was just wrong place, wrong time, wrong circumstances. The perfect storm. Had one thing been different, it wouldn’t have happened. You try to say, ‘What would I have done differently?’ And there are a lot of things. now, but you can’t change any of it. You just have to learn from it and grow from it.”

RELATED VIDEO: Inside Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann’s Tough Decision to Keep the Dog Who Bit Their Son

The decision to keep Sinn didn’t come easy. The Biermanns had rescued Sinn, husky-boxer mix, as a puppy three years earlier.

“I hated Sinn,” Kroy said. “I genuinely felt a deep rage for what he had done to my son. … I love my dog, and nothing like this had ever happened to me before. But it’s my son. I don’t love anything more than my flesh and blood. I thought, ‘I don’t want to see the dog — he doesn’t get a second chance.”

But it was Kash’s “incredible bond” with Sinn and a hope to prevent him from having phobias that led to their final decision to keep him.  “If Kash ever looked at me and said that he didn’t want to be around Sinn or showed any hesitation, then he wouldn’t be here,” Kim stressed. “We love Sinn, he’s part of our family, but our children will always come first without a doubt.”

For more on Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Kroy Biermann, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. 

Now back in the home with a new routine — including a locked crate, private fenced in dog run, and constant supervision — the Biermanns are sharing their story in the hopes that dog owners know the signs to look out for if their pets are being aggressive.

“We’ve taught our kids, no matter how nice dogs are, they are capable of anything and cannot communicate to us in another way than through action — be it barking, growling, biting, scratching, or running away,” Kroy says. “A child sees flurry, fluffy, fun, slobbery … they don’t see danger. And we didn’t either, as adults who had always owned dogs but never gone through something like this. But you have to understand those triggers. Whether it’s loud noise, their tail being pulled, whatever it is, it should be on the forefront of everybody’s mind. Not as fear, but just awareness.”

Don’t Be Tardy airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.


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Trend Union’s Li Edelkoort: Goddesses Are Emerging Female Archetypes in Fashion

DRAPED CRUSADERS: As the social message of women’s empowerment continues to gain ground, goddess-like strength and traits are turning up in fashion.
Goddesses of all different heritages and persuasions were the focus of Li Edelkoort’s spring 2019 presentation for Trend Union at The New School in New York. The way she sees it, they are at the root of the emerging female fashion archetype for the industry with individuals determining their own goddess based on individual tastes. Predicting a revolution sparked partially from draping, folding and cuts, Edelkort expects normcore and streetwear basics to dissolve. That shift calls for “designers, not influencers,” she said.
With a myriad of colorful images that drew from art history, fashion, portraiture and nature, the trend forecaster offered a crash course in goddesses. Students and industry types learned of Aphrodite, Demeter, Hestia, Gaia, Flora & Fauna, Nike and others. Edelkoort also pointed to the increasing importance of the sack dress, regal colors and majestic fabrics. She also spoke of “this child woman” who is very dominant in society, accumulating jobs as if she is accumulating pairs of shoes. “She lives her life like a ribbon, like a bracelet — there is not a clear direction. She is

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Jacquemus Plays by His Own Rules

PARIS — Simon Porte Jacquemus is no stranger to taking a gamble.
He kick-started his career by staging a happening in front of a Dior show during Paris Fashion Week, complete with models brandishing “Jacquemus on Strike” signs. Vogue Paris editor in chief Emmanuelle Alt stopped to see what the fuss was about, and a year later, his work was featured in the magazine.
Since then, Jacquemus has gained a reputation as one of the most talented young designers on the Paris scene, whose name is regularly put forward in the ongoing game of designer musical chairs at major houses. Yet the 27-year-old self-described “son of farmers” continues to play by his own rules.
When Dior decided this season to move forward its show to the first day of Paris Fashion Week, which also featured Saint Laurent, Jacquemus was faced with the prospect of being sandwiched between two powerhouses.
He decided to go double or nothing and stage his display the night before, on the closing day of Milan Fashion Week, when many fashion editors are traditionally in transit — or simply not in the mood for an evening show.
The gamble paid off, as it usually does for the plucky designer, who launched his

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Inside Naturi Naughton’s Mint-Green Nursery for Daughter Zuri: ‘I Wanted It to Feel Like Serenity’

Naturi Naughton‘s daughter Zuri is only 3 months old, but she’s already set up in (serene) style.

The Power star, 33, gave PEOPLE an exclusive glimpse inside her baby girl’s mint-green nursery, created in collaboration with interior designer Nicole Gibbons and Pottery Barn Kids.

“I was thinking of something that felt really peaceful, very feminine, but not overly drowned in pink. I wanted it to feel like serenity,” Naughton tells PEOPLE of her inspiration behind the space’s look. “My whole theme was getting away: You can fly, you can go wherever you want to go in life.”

She adds, “I just wanted to feel inspired every time she looked around, with the maps and the birds, the-world-is-your-oyster kind of vibe, and nothing is impossible.”

“The space is bright and airy with a soft, feminine color palette and includes subtle influences of her Caribbean heritage throughout,” says Gibbons. “The nursery is sweet yet sophisticated so that it can easily transition as baby Zuri grows.”

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RELATED VIDEO: Naturi Naughton is Pregnant! See the Power Star Shows off Her Bump

The color theme throughout the space was actually Naughton’s boyfriend Ben‘s brainchild. “My boyfriend chose the green, that mint green,” says the actress. “He chose that color and first I was like ‘Green? We can’t do green. That’s not girly.’ But I realized he was like, ‘Let’s do something unique and different.’ ”

Zuri’s nursery includes a number of sweet elements from Pottery Barn Kids, including the Blythe Spindle Crib ($ 699), Elephant Side Table ($ 349), Eva Floral Medallion Rug ($ 149 to $ 699), Elsie Cloud Dresser ($ 799) and Naughton’s favorite piece: the Modern Wingback Glider & Recliner Rocker ($ 1,119 to $ 2,199).

“ is amazing because I’m also breastfeeding,” says the new mom. “That is a chance to feel like me and my baby girl get a chance to connect, because she’s looking up at me, I’m looking down at her, I’m feeding her, I’m rocking, I put her to sleep in that chair. We love it.”

RELATED: Naturi Naughton Shares Maternity Portraits Ahead of Daughter’s Arrival: “I’m Looking Forward to This Next Level of Life”

As far as the décor goes, one of the elements close to Naughton’s heart is the inspiring framed wall art above her daughter’s crib, flanked by a few feathered baubles.

“I love how the doves go across the wall with the sign that says ‘Oh the places you’ll go,’ “ shares the actress. “When I see those doves, every time that I walk in, I just feel like I want to fly away.”

Other sweet pieces featured in the adventure-encouraging nursery are Pottery Barn Kids’ Lamb Plush Collection ($ 19 to $ 49), Metallic Wool Storage bins ($ 59 to $ 79), Ombre Geo Lumbar Decorative Pillows ($ 24) and a wooden toy train ($ 39).

FROM PEN: Katherine Heigl Introduces Baby Joshua

RELATED: Go Inside Naturi Naughton’s “Afro-Centric” Shower – and Find Out the Sex of Her First Baby!

Zuri — who “only wakes up once at night” and whose name means “beautiful” in Swahili, according to Naughton — has experienced a variety of parenting styles between both her mom and dad.

“We’re different on typical man-woman stuff. He picks her up and plays with her, and I’m like, ‘Be careful!’ ” Naughton says. “I’m a lot more sensitive. I’m such a girl and I’m like, ‘Just don’t do anything because I don’t want anything to happen.’ I think we’re pretty good, though. We’ve found a balance.”

And her favorite part of motherhood so far? “Learning more about my daughter every day,” says the actress. “That’s one of the best parts: just learning and exploring her, and just enjoying the process of figuring out every stage.”


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Todd Snyder Opens City Gym 2.0 Pop-up in Flatiron District

NEW YORK — The Todd Snyder brand has grown quite a bit since the first City Gym opened in collaboration with Champion Sportswear in NoLIta in 2013.
Not only has the label been sold to American Eagle Outfitters, but the designer has operated his own eponymous store in the Madison Park district for the last year. He has also kept busy working on collaborations with brands as varied as Timex and New Era.
But Snyder still found the time to whip up the second iteration of his original retail concept, a pop-up called City Gym 2.0 that opens today at 108 Fifth Ave. at 16th Street.
“The first one did so well, it was open for 1 and a half years,” he said during a walk-through of the store on Thursday. “We had an opportunity to take over this space, so we decided to open City Gym 2.0, a more modern take on what we did downtown.”
The original pop-up had more of a locker room aesthetic, but this has “more of a heritage vibe,” he said.
The store, located across from the Google pop-up, formerly housed North Sails. As a result, Snyder said the location didn’t require a lot of heavy lifting to convert

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Alberta Ferretti Teams With Luisa Via Roma on Holiday Sweater

MILAN — Say it with a sweater.
In keeping with the success of her Rainbow Week knits — the range of sweaters with the days of the week which made their debut on the brand’s pre-fall catwalk in January — Alberta Ferretti has developed a special style for the holiday season.
A red cashmere crewneck sweater showing the wording “Merry Christmas” in ivory-white will be sold in exclusive at luxury online fashion shopping destination luisaviaroma.com starting from Nov. 17 at noon.
The sweater, which will be available for women, men and children, will retail at 295 euros for the children’s version and at 440 euros for the adult option.
In the last few months, the Alberta Ferretti brand developed special editions of the Rainbow Week sweater, including a style celebrating fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni’s 30th birthday anniversary last May and the one created for Milanese retailer La Rinascente introduced last September during Milan Fashion Week.
 

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Retail Lab Recipients for 2018 Revealed as Prabal Gurung Store Opens

Title of Work, Dannijo, Rosetta Getty and Rachel Zoe are the next group of designers who have been chosen for the Retail Lab program from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Cadillac.
The class of 2018 will join Timo Weiland, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Tanya Taylor, Pamela Love and Prabal Gurung who each took over the ground floor rotating retail space at Cadillac House at 330 Hudson Street in TriBeCa this year.
Gurung is the final designer to open a store this year and it will remain in operation through the holiday season.
Gurung’s store offers the designer’s latest collection in addition to skin-care products created in partnership with Belif and hand-crafted artisanal products from his home in Nepal. Prominently featured in the store are his statement T-shirts and a range of exclusive sweatshirts from the fall collection that were created in response to the current political climate and to bring attention to women’s rights.
The store also offers pieces from his Stronger in Colour spring line and heart Ts that are exclusive to the Retail Lab and his own e-commerce site. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of those products, which are intended to raise awareness of racial and gender

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Jason Momoa Details His Incredible Love Story with ‘Queen’ Lisa Bonet

 

Everyone remembers pining over their first celebrity crush — but when you’re Jason Momoa, you actually marry yours.

During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday, the Justice League star opened up about his relationship with his longtime love, Lisa Bonet.

Last month, Momoa, 38, and Bonet, 49, wed in an intimate celebration. Although it was assumed that the couple, who share daughter Lola, 10, and son Nakoa-Wolf, 8, married in 2007, they officially tied the knot just weeks ago, a source confirmed to PEOPLE.

“Finally, man,” Momoa said with a laugh, showing off his ring and wedding present — a necklace that took four years to carve — to host James Corden.

“Ever since I was like, 8 years old and I saw her on the TV, I was like, ‘Mommy, I want that one,’ ” he said. “I’m like, ‘I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I’m going to get you.’ ”

“I’m a full-fledged stalker,” he joked. “I didn’t tell her that until we had two babies, otherwise, I’d be creepy and weird. But yeah, just always wanted to meet her. She was a queen, always.”

Momoa and Bonet met in 2005 at a jazz club in New York City through mutual friends.

“We just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I actually had dreaded my hair for her. I had dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around and I see her and she goes, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I turned around to my friend and I . I had f—ing fireworks going off inside, man. I convinced her to take me home, because I was living in a hotel.”

The two shared a meal at Cafe 101 that night.

“We sat down, she ordered a Guinness, and that was it,” he said. “I beyond love Guinness. We had Guinness and grits, and the rest is history.”

Momoa is also stepdad to Bonet’s daughter, Zoë Kravitz, whom the insider told PEOPLE attended the recent nuptials.

On Thursday, Kravitz, 28, shared an adorable photo of her and Momoa.

“Love you papabear,” she captioned the shot.


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Fosun Buys Majority Stake in Caruso, Umberto Angeloni Leaves Helm

MILAN – Caruso is receiving an injection of funds from Fosun, its Chinese partner since 2013. At the same time, Umberto Angeloni, chairman and chief executive officer of the Italian men’s wear company Raffaele Caruso SpA, is leaving his role this month.
He is succeeded by his eldest son Marco Angeloni, chief operating officer of the label, who first joined the company in 2010. Marco Angeloni has an MBA from French business school Insead, and previously worked at Bain & Co.
While financial details were not disclosed, sources say Fosun has increased its stake from 35 percent to the majority in Aplomb Srl, Umberto Angeloni’s and Ruggero Mangoni’s holding company. This will allow to further expand business globally. The two partners will continue to hold a minority share in Caruso.
Umberto Angeloni, who spearheaded Brioni’s growth from 1990 until 2007 and turned it into a luxury lifestyle brand, bought the 35 percent stake in Caruso through Aplomb in 2008. Caruso at the time was a public company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Angeloni was also instrumental in building the label, setting in motion a retail plan that included the opening of important flagships in New York and Milan, and conceiving a communication and

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Melania Trump Plans Return to the White House After Nonstop, Stylish State Visit Throughout Asia

BEHIND THE SEAMS: On the road since Sunday, First Lady Melania Trump will be heading back to the Beltway after numerous official stops in Asia that has highlighted her international style and original brand of diplomacy.
Following what is expected to be a morning arrival at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, the First Lady plans to participate in a Month of Military celebration. Afterwards, she is expected to return to Washington, D.C., while the President continues his trip to Vietnam and the Philippines in keeping with their plans. Nearly 10 months into the Trump administration, the First Lady has proved to be a goodwill ambassador of sorts especially overseas.
Knowing the inevitable who-is-she-wearing question would punctuate every photo-op, the First Lady gave a lot of thought to each of the 18 pieces she wore with the help of designer and stylist Hervé Pierre. Although he designed the leather pencil skirt she paired with a boldly striped and belted Fendi coat when Air Force One touched down in Tokyo, Pierre pulled together an assortment of designer labels. The former creative director at Carolina Herrera has become a confidante of Trump’s.
Starting the journey off with a blue Pucci coat for the First Couple’s

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Alexander McQueen Resort 2018

Inspired by English country gardens, Alexander McQueen’s resort outing was brimming with romance: Flowers were printed and embroidered on delicate chiffon mididresses, while knitwear and corseted gowns were designed to evoke caging. Juxtaposing the softer elements were slim suits done in a handwoven tweed, structured monochromatic blazers thrown over dresses and oversized trenchcoats. Embellishment was another key element. With the idea of family heirlooms in mind, Sarah Burton added heavy crystal embellishments in the shape of flowers on everything from gowns to knitwear, while suits were matched with statement necklaces.

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Carlo Alberto Beretta Said Exiting Kering

Carlo Alberto Beretta, chief client and marketing officer at Kering, is leaving the French group, WWD has learned.
It is understood Beretta is exiting the role for personal reasons. He took up the post, a new one, in September 2016, when Claus Dietrich Lahrs succeeded him as chief executive officer of Bottega Veneta.
Beretta, who was also on group’s executive committee, was charged with monitoring the equity of the brands in the group’s portfolio; establishing “a comprehensive, measurable and profitable customer culture” for each of them; and speeding the development of the group’s omnichannel capabilities.
Kering’s portfolio includes Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Boucheron, Brioni and Puma.
Beretta started his career in 1993 at the Italian department store La Rinascente as senior buyer. He spent over seven years there, winding up as merchandising manager for men’s wear. He was then appointed men’s wear brand manager at Valentino. In 2003 he joined the Ermenegildo Zegna group, working 11 years, eventually rising to retail development director. He was appointed ceo of Bottega Veneta in January 2015.

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Stella McCartney Does Holiday Capsule With Net-a-porter

HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Stella McCartney is getting into the holiday spirit with an exclusive capsule to be sold on Net-a-porter.
McCartney has put the focus on polished silhouettes and girly accents for the 10-piece range that consists of outerwear, a belted double satin jumpsuit with high leg slits, a black-and-gold fil coupé floor-sweeping dress and a satin mini dress.
Separates include a crop top with bow details and a silk-draped midi skirt and silk wide-leg trousers. There is also a fur-free cropped jacket. In line with her focus on the environment, the lineup has been created with sustainable viscose and organic cotton.
“The collection is basically looking at women’s needs in this day and age; taking an incredibly luxurious, sustainable look at fashion and looking at a woman’s wardrobe from day to evening. Celebrating the holiday season, being able to take pieces and mix and match and just always complimenting who you are through what you’re wearing, and having conversation in a really subtle and chic manner with beautiful, classic pieces that have also a point of view and a little bit of attitude; having a bit of sassiness and sexiness in a really confident and natural way. But at the same time being

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Ronan’s Right (Again): Thank You, David Remnick

Ronan Farrow is grateful to David Remnick. He shouldn’t be alone. All who believe that traditional journalism must continue in its role as society’s guardian, holding the powerful accountable, should share Farrow’s gratitude to The New Yorker editor in chief.
This is not to downplay Farrow’s remarkable fortitude, guts and journalistic audacity in sticking to, and finding an outlet for, his brilliantly reported, real-life Harvey Weinstein horror story after it was passed on by NBC. (On Tuesday, Farrow got at least one write-in vote at the polls, for Manhattan district attorney, from yours truly, galled at the notion of Cyrus Vance Jr.’s unopposed candidacy. In his initial piece, Farrow reported that Vance could have charged Weinstein and didn’t, to the chagrin of some NYPD types.)
That Farrow jumped into the story and refused to let it die testifies to his belief in his profession and his own mettle. “To not run this story would be a dereliction of my ethical duties,” he told CNN in one of his many television appearances since his original story broke. That, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, he addressed the reality — that he couldn’t have done it alone — speaks to his professional character.

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Woman Who Sabotaged Fiancé’s Kayak Sentenced to 4 Years — But Could Be Released Next Month

Angelika Graswald, the New York woman who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the drowning death of her fiancé as they kayaked on the Hudson River in 2015, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months to four years in state prison, her attorney confirms to PEOPLE.

Graswald had faced murder charges in the death of Vincent Viafore, 46, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in July. 

Graswald’s attorney, Richard Portale, previously told PEOPLE he expects her to be home as early as next month due to time served since her arrest in April of 2015.

At the sentencing, Viafore’s sister, Laura Rice, told Judge Robert Freehill that she thinks of her brother’s “last moments alive…and I visualize him trying to survive hypothermia in the freezing cold river, confused and not understanding why the woman who said she loved him and wanted to marry him did nothing to help him,” reports the Poughkeepsie Journal

Viafore drowned on April 19, 2015 in the Hudson River after his kayak capsized in rough seas and windy conditions. He and Graswald were kayaking back to the mainland from an afternoon on Bannerman Island, an island in the Hudson River in Dutchess County. 

Ten days later, Graswald was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after police said she told them she removed a plug from the kayak to destabilize it and had taken a connector off the paddle. 

Once Viafore was in the river, prosecutors said Graswald pulled Viafore’s paddle away from him as he fought for his life, then waited until he had drowned before calling 911.

The motive was $ 250,000 in life insurance policies, prosecutors said.

In her plea deal to the reduced charges, Graswald admitted she knew that the locking clip to Viaforte’s kayak paddle was missing, that he was not wearing a life vest or a wet suit, and that the waters in the Hudson River were dangerously cold and rough at the time.

But it was Graswald’s lack of urgency in seeking help for Viafore after he entered the freezing April waters that Judge Freehill said led to Viafore’s death.

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“It was the immediate act of your being in your kayak and Vincent floundering in the water, and you taking no action to help him,” Freehill said, according to the Times-Herald Record.

Graswald has long maintained her innocence regarding the murder charges. In a statement her attorney released after the sentencing hearing, Graswald said: “I am not a murderer. I’ve said that from the beginning. If I could do anything to bring Vince back, I would.”

Graswald is a native of Latvia, and Viafore’s family wants Graswald deported after she finishes her sentence — a sentence they feel is far too short, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.

In an interview with reporters after the hearing, Viafore’s mother, Mary Ann Viafore, told reporters that “justice was not served for my son. Four years for taking someone’s life? No way.”


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Nicola Glass to Succeed Deborah Lloyd at Kate Spade

Nicola Glass has been named creative director of Kate Spade. She succeeds Deborah Lloyd, the brand’s current president and chief creative officer, who, in the wake of Tapestry Inc.’s acquisition of Kate Spade, made the decision to exit the brand.
Reports of Lloyd’s departure from Kate Spade was first reported in WWD last month. She follows on the heels of Craig Leavitt, chief executive officer, who left the company in August.
Glass is currently with Michael Kors as senior vice president of accessories design overseeing all design and development of Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors. Earlier she worked at Gucci as an accessories designer.
Glass is expected to join the company early next year, and will ultimately report to the brand president and chief executive of Kate Spade, a role currently held by Tapestry’s chief executive officer, Victor Luis, on an interim basis.
Glass will be responsible for leading all creative aspects of the Kate Spade brand, including all product design, brand imagery and store environments.

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EXCLUSIVE: Edie Campbell Pens Open Letter on Model Abuse

LONDON — “We have a problem: We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations. This can be the ritual humiliation of models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits. We have come to see this as simply a part of the job.”
So says Edie Campbell, one of Britain’s best-known models and a vocal member of Cameron Russell’s online campaign to raise awareness around the harassment of models at the hands of photographers and members of the fashion industry.
In an open letter to the fashion industry penned for WWD, the 27-year-old admonishes mainstream media for their silence of the sexual abuse suffered by male models, which she describes as “more complex.”
To her point, a 2016 post on Facebook by male model Cory Bond represents a rare admission: “Inside the modeling business, I have been the victim of inappropriate touching, sexual assault and was drugged once in the course of my 19-year career. I haven’t spoken much about it out of fear of not working and doing the job that I love. You just want it to go away. But trust me, some men in power think that they can do whatever they want

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William H. Macy on Shameless Son’s Arrest for Alleged DUI: ‘Hollywood Is Tough on Kids’

 

William H. Macy is a concerned father — on- and off-screen.

The Shameless actor recently spoke out about his TV son Ethan Cutkosky’s arrest for an alleged DUI, acknowledging that growing up in the spotlight can be challenging for young actors.

“I love those guys,” he told TMZ of the Showtime series’ Gallagher brood, who struggle to raise themselves and deal with their alcoholic father, played by Macy.

“I worry about them,” he added. “A young person growing up as an actor — Hollywood is tough on kids.”

Of 18-year-old Cutkosky, who plays Carl Gallagher, Macy, 67, said he’s a “great guy.”

Cutkosky was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles for allegedly driving under the influence, according to multiple reports.

Burbank police pulled Cutkosky’s vehicle over after it was allegedly spotted straddling traffic lines, the Associated Press reported. He was later arrested, with blood-alcohol test still pending.

Cutkosky, who was reportedly driving an orange BMW, was given a field sobriety test during the pull-over, TMZ reported. Sources told the outlet that Cutkosky allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana that night.

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According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records obtained by PEOPLE, Cutkosky was released on a $ 5,000 bail by Thursday morning. He was charged with a misdemeanor but no further information on his charges was available.

Reps for Cutkosky did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and the Los Angeles Police Department would not comment further.


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Jimmy Choo Disco Dances With Cara Delevingne

A TOUCH OF DISCO: Jimmy Choo is ready to party ahead of the holidays.
The British footwear brand has released its latest campaign, as well as an accompanying film and editorial shoot called “Shimmer in the Dark,” featuring Cara Delevingne in full party gear.
Shot by Australian filmmaker Lorin Askill, the film follows the young model and actress as she walks on the streets of New York on her way to a night out, dressed in a red sequined slipdress and glitter Jimmy Choo ankle boots.

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The accompanying shoot spotlights the brand’s latest festive cruise 2018 range, where creative director Sandra Choi designed a series of “dancing Choos,” inspired by disco, sparkle and the idea of dressing up for a special night out.
Key pieces include embellished strappy sandals, metallic pumps, mesh ankle boots and fur-trimmed brogues.
“This season isn’t about one look, it’s about the many ways a woman might dress up for a night on the city — but always with a playful allure. The shoot and film both perfectly capture the sense of anticipation and infectious energy that a night out can bring. It’s important for us to show the fun side of the brand,

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Dion Lee Named the 2017 Australian Fashion Laureate

SYDNEY – Dion Lee has been named the Australian Fashion Laureate for 2017.
The New York-based Australian was presented with the award at a gala dinner for 300 at Sydney’s Barangaroo Cutaway venue on Thursday evening.
At 32, Lee is the youngest-ever recipient of the Laureate, which is now in its 10th year and recognizes outstanding industry achievement.
Previous recipients include designers Akira Isogawa, Toni Maticevksi and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia founder Simon Lock.
The Laureate is the latest in a string of accolades for Lee, who launched his business in 2008, after graduating from Sydney’s Fashion Design Studio and quickly garnering a following for his deconstructed tailoring and signature dresses with complex surface treatments.
The 2013 sale of a strategic stake in the business to the Sydney-based Cue Clothing Co enabled the designer’s rapid retail expansion in Australia, where he operates eight standalone stores, in addition to e-commerce and concessions within the David Jones department store chain.
“It [the Laureate] is a bit of a landmark moment for me – knowing that it is voted by your peers,” said Lee, who is now a New York Fashion Week runway regular and boasts over 70 global wholesale stockists.
“It has been a really surreal journey and not

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Idina Menzel Talks Newly Married Life to Aaron Lohr: ‘He’s My Guy’

Idina Menzel is loving married life.

The Broadway star opened up to PEOPLE about newlywed life with actor Aaron Lohr at the Disney/Pixar premiere of Coco in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

“He’s my guy,” she said.

Menzel, 46, and Lohr, 41, tied the knot in September in an intimate backyard ceremony.

And while the actress said she’s loves being able to call Lohr her “husband,” the word family has also taken on a new meaning since their special day.

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“Family, to me, means being able to be yourself, sit back on the couch and relax, and watch a movie with the people that know you better than anyone else in the world,” she said.

Menzel, who attended the premiere solo, said Lohr has developed a close bond with her eight-year-old son Walker.

“They’re very close,” she said. “They’re probably watching a film, or they run around play dodgeball with a sock, they make a ball out of socks and they hit each other.”

Menzel voices Frozen‘s Elsa in the Disney short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, which will screen ahead of Coco.

Coco hits theaters Nov. 22.


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Karl Lagerfeld to Deck the Halls at Claridge’s in London

KRISTMAS KARL: Karl Lagerfeld is the latest creative type to design the Claridge’s Christmas tree, which will be unveiled in the hotel lobby on the morning of Nov. 22.
“Christmas trees are the strongest ‘souvenir’ of my happy childhood,” said Lagerfeld who was born in Hamburg, Germany.
This is the eighth year that Claridge’s has invited a designer to re-interpret the tree in their distinctive style, with past collaborators coming from a variety of creative industries.
Last year, Apple’s chief design officer Sir John Ive and Marc Newson — a designer who works across multiple disciplines, from furniture to aircraft and yachts — were tapped for the occasion.
The Claridge’s Christmas tree has become a holiday landmark in London, drawing large numbers of visitors.
In the past, tree designers have also included Alber Elbaz, John Galliano and Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, who adorned his tree with metallic umbrellas from top to bottom.

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Fendi, Rimowa Team on Suitcase

MILAN — Fendi has teamed with Rimowa to create a suitcase that blends the expertise of the companies, both under the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton umbrella.
The sleek aluminum multiwheel suitcase includes luxurious Fendi details such as the Cuoio Romano leather. Available as a cabin case, it features the double F logo with a brushed effect, which changes depending on the light. Fendi’s touch is also seen in the black Cuoio Romano leather handles on the top and side, along with the web belt that runs across the case in tones of yellow and a touch of black with the FF logo. A modern Neoprene black lining with a black-on-black embossed FF logo characterizes the interior of the case. The Flex-Divider system is individually adjustable, making the item exceptionally functional. The suitcase will be available in selected Fendi and Rimowa boutiques and on Fendi.com as of December 2017.
“At Rimowa, we stand for design, durability and craftsmanship,” said the German company’s chief executive officer Alexandre Arnault. “A large part of our clients come from the fashion industry. Therefore, we wanted to get closer to a fashion brand in order to mix our worlds perfectly. Fendi seemed like the perfect partner, given their

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Omarosa Manigault Gave Her 39-Person Bridal Party a Tour of the White House Before Her Wedding: Report

Omarosa Manigault, an assistant to president Donald Trump and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, brought her 39-person bridal party to the White House for an extended wedding photo shoot, Politico reported Tuesday.

The 43-year-old former Apprentice star married husband John Allen Newman on April 8 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

Four unnamed White House officials told Politico that prior to her nuptials, Manigualt staged an “extended wedding photo shoot” at the White House in her bridal attire — something that caught “fellow senior aids and some security officials” by surprise as “some lawyers and other senior aides were not briefed in advance.”

Her visitors were said to have “loudly wandered around” the Rose Garden and West Wing, sources told Politico.

Manigault was banned from posting the pictures online, Politico reports, with White House officials citing security and ethical concerns. It’s unclear whether she received formal permission for the photo shoot ahead of time.

Reps for Manigault did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Sources told Politico that Manigault has been seen as “a particular problem” in the Office of Public Liaison, citing a heated appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans in August. Politico reported that Manigault also stoked a mini-controversy in June by signing invitations for Congressional Black Caucus members to meet Trump as the “Honorable Omarosa Manigault,” which aides told the site became “a punch line in the White House.”

Politico also reported that Trump “continues to like Manigault.”

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As fans know, Manigualt rose to fame in 2004 as a contestant on Trump’s reality TV show. Though he ultimately fired her, the two remained on good terms — with Manigault returning for a Celebrity Apprentice season. She later served as a prominent Trump surrogate and his director of African-American outreach during his presidential campaign.

Before her wedding, Manigualt celebrated a bridal going away party with her White House co-workers, including Kellyanne Conway.


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Kenzo Taps Three Young Filmmakers for Season Zero Campaign

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Kenzo’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are known for their experimental approach to campaign films.
This season, for the launch of their Kenzo Season Zero collection, the design duo embarked on an adventure with three young filmmakers – Mati Diop, Baptist Penetticobra and Eduardo Williams – whose work they felt encapsulates the theme of the season: “a singular relationship with the world.” Their brief: “How do we inhabit Earth today in 2017?”
Described in a press release from the house as “mixed, expatriated, nomads,” Williams hails from Argentina, Diop is French and Penetticobra is French but L.A.-based.
Williams’ work, “Tzzd,” follows the dream of an elf who nods off in the metro in Buenos Aires, winding through three countries and two continents and moving from cool to warm colors, with locations ranging from a Buenos Aires fruit and vegetable shop to a dark cave.
Diop’s film, “Olympus,” captures her brother, model Gard Diop, bicycling through Paris in moonlight, and Penetticobra’s “Untitled (Juice),” presented in a vertical format, stars Karmesha Clark playing a modern-day, black Mona Lisa rapping about orange juice.
The films can be viewed on international streaming platform lecinemaclub.com, ending Nov. 9.
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De Grisogono Marks Madison Avenue Flagship

De Grisogono is raising the curtain on its partnership with DLK founders and former Leviev executives Lisa and David Klein.
The two entities look to match De Grisogono’s flair for color and unconventional designs with the Klein’s expertise in important gemstones, which they honed at Leviev. As such, the two parties have worked together on new designs to be sold internationally. Additionally, the Kleins have spearheaded a new De Grisogono store at 700 Madison Avenue from which they will direct the jeweler’s U.S. business. The boutique officially opened its doors on Monday.
David is to fulfill the role of De Grisogono’s U.S. president, and Lisa its vice president. De Grisogono’s international operations will continue to be run out of Geneva, Switzerland.
In February WWD announced the partnership, which has seen the Kleins’ Leviev business cease operations in order to focus on De Grisogono’s U.S. business development. They have also been hard at work to lend their expertise in stones to De Grisogono creative director Fawaz Gruosi’s designs, which have been known to skew brash and over the top, often through a use of semiprecious stones instead of remarkable gems.
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Lanvin’s New CEO Wants to Bolster Ties With Art

ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Lanvin’s new chief wants to strengthen its ties with the art world.
In a private presentation on Monday at its men’s flagship in Paris, Nicolas Druz, chief executive officer of Lanvin, displayed a sculpture attributed to Constantin Brâncuși, which he said dated from 1905 and was the earliest known example of the artist’s series of The Kiss sculptures.
“It’s a return to the DNA of Jeanne Lanvin,” Druz, who returned to the brand over the summer as part of a management reshuffle, told WWD. “We need to link Lanvin with art. We are developing a street art project as well.”
The executive believes the Brâncuși sculpture, whose authenticity has been contested, is one of the founding works of contemporary art. Among the guests was Thierry Rayer, a researcher who has delved into the sculpture’s meaning from the point of view of science, mathematics, Egyptology and Freemasonry, among others.
Druz said the brand would be producing a book of photographs of the sculpture and other works drawn from Rayer’s private collection. It also plans to design numbered T-shirts featuring the art work that will be auctioned off to benefit Secours Populaire, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty in France.
Explaining the vision behind the

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Gerard Darel to Open U.S. Boutiques in New York, Los Angeles

Paris-based contemporary fashion brand Gerard Darel will expand into the U.S. with the opening of freestanding boutiques in New York and Los Angeles beginning this month. The New York flagship will open at 145 Spring Street in SoHo on Nov. 8 and the Los Angeles location, in Westfield Century City, will open Dec. 17. The outdoor shopping center recently underwent a $ 1 billion renovation.
The stores will showcase Gerard Darel’s Parisian aesthetic with vintage furnishings fused with modern elements unique to the New York and Los Angeles locales. Both boutiques will carry the full range of women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and accessories.
The brand, which was founded in 1971 by Danielle and Gerard Darel, made its entry into the U.S. market via Bloomingdale’s shop-in-shops at 20 locations. Today it is sold in more than 50 countries, in more than 500 boutiques and shop-in-shops worldwide.
The label has amassed a celebrity following including Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Halle Berry. It has also tapped Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington Burns and Robin Wright for past campaigns. Peter Lindbergh shot Wright at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Gerard Darel’s current spokeswoman is French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
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5 Gorgeous Boots That Are Up to 50 Percent Off at Nordstrom Right Now

Step into fall in major style for less with Nordstrom. Right now, during Nordstrom’s Fall Sale Event tons of shoes are on sale for up to 50 percent off, including a large selection of stylish boots and booties that are on trend for this fall season. Some of our favorites include metallic booties, embroidered block-heel booties and slimming over the knee boots. Hurry and get shopping because these styles aren’t sticking around for long!

Scroll down to shop our favorites and more before the sale ends on November 12th.

Metallic Booties

Statement booties have been a strong shoe trend for the past few seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down. Try rocking this metallic black heel style with a denim skirt and tie front top.

Buy It! Topshop Hobbs Banana Heel Bootie, $ 89.98 (orig. $ 150); nordstrom.com

Embroidered Booties

Sock style booties with gorgeous floral embroidery make these the ultimate statement-making booties.

Buy It! MIA Monique Embroidered Sock Booties, $ 50 (orig. $ 68.95); nordstrom.com

Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are slimming and sexy. Pair these with an a-line leather mini skirt and cozy sweater for a cute fall look.

Buy It! Stuart Weitzman Alljen Over the Knee Boots, $ 470.98 (orig. $ 785); nordstrom.com

Leopard Print Booties

Leopard print is one of the coolest prints of the season. Try rocking these block heel booties with a pleated midi skirt or kick flare jeans.

Buy It! Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Boots, $ 59.96 (orig. $ 119.95); nordstrom.com

 

Floral Combat Boot

With lace up detail and floral print, these combat boots are a chic and edgy style to rock this fall. Wear them with your favorite distressed jeans or with a dress and fishnet tights for a night out!

Buy It! BP. Lex Lace-Up Combat Boot, $ 71.96 (orig. $ 119.95); nordstrom.com

Which boot styles are you scoring on sale at Nordstrom? Comment below and let us know!


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5 Gorgeous Boots That Are Up to 50 Percent Off at Nordstrom Right Now

Step into fall in major style for less with Nordstrom. Right now, during Nordstrom’s Fall Sale Event tons of shoes are on sale for up to 50 percent off, including a large selection of stylish boots and booties that are on trend for this fall season. Some of our favorites include metallic booties, embroidered block-heel booties and slimming over the knee boots. Hurry and get shopping because these styles aren’t sticking around for long!

Scroll down to shop our favorites and more before the sale ends on November 12th.

Metallic Booties

Statement booties have been a strong shoe trend for the past few seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down. Try rocking this metallic black heel style with a denim skirt and tie front top.

Buy It! Topshop Hobbs Banana Heel Bootie, $ 89.98 (orig. $ 150); nordstrom.com

Embroidered Booties

Sock style booties with gorgeous floral embroidery make these the ultimate statement-making booties.

Buy It! MIA Monique Embroidered Sock Booties, $ 50 (orig. $ 68.95); nordstrom.com

Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are slimming and sexy. Pair these with an a-line leather mini skirt and cozy sweater for a cute fall look.

Buy It! Stuart Weitzman Alljen Over the Knee Boots, $ 470.98 (orig. $ 785); nordstrom.com

Leopard Print Booties

Leopard print is one of the coolest prints of the season. Try rocking these block heel booties with a pleated midi skirt or kick flare jeans.

Buy It! Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Boots, $ 59.96 (orig. $ 119.95); nordstrom.com

 

Floral Combat Boot

With lace up detail and floral print, these combat boots are a chic and edgy style to rock this fall. Wear them with your favorite distressed jeans or with a dress and fishnet tights for a night out!

Buy It! BP. Lex Lace-Up Combat Boot, $ 71.96 (orig. $ 119.95); nordstrom.com

Which boot styles are you scoring on sale at Nordstrom? Comment below and let us know!


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Fashion Deals Update:

5 Gorgeous Boots That Are Up to 50 Percent Off at Nordstrom Right Now

Step into fall in major style for less with Nordstrom. Right now, during Nordstrom’s Fall Sale Event tons of shoes are on sale for up to 50 percent off, including a large selection of stylish boots and booties that are on trend for this fall season. Some of our favorites include metallic booties, embroidered block-heel booties and slimming over the knee boots. Hurry and get shopping because these styles aren’t sticking around for long!

Scroll down to shop our favorites and more before the sale ends on November 12th.

Metallic Booties

Statement booties have been a strong shoe trend for the past few seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down. Try rocking this metallic black heel style with a denim skirt and tie front top.

Buy It! Topshop Hobbs Banana Heel Bootie, $ 89.98 (orig. $ 150); nordstrom.com

Embroidered Booties

Sock style booties with gorgeous floral embroidery make these the ultimate statement-making booties.

Buy It! MIA Monique Embroidered Sock Booties, $ 50 (orig. $ 68.95); nordstrom.com

Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots are slimming and sexy. Pair these with an a-line leather mini skirt and cozy sweater for a cute fall look.

Buy It! Stuart Weitzman Alljen Over the Knee Boots, $ 470.98 (orig. $ 785); nordstrom.com

Leopard Print Booties

Leopard print is one of the coolest prints of the season. Try rocking these block heel booties with a pleated midi skirt or kick flare jeans.

Buy It! Treasure & Bond Easton Chelsea Boots, $ 59.96 (orig. $ 119.95); nordstrom.com

 

Floral Combat Boot

With lace up detail and floral print, these combat boots are a chic and edgy style to rock this fall. Wear them with your favorite distressed jeans or with a dress and fishnet tights for a night out!

Buy It! BP. Lex Lace-Up Combat Boot, $ 71.96 (orig. $ 119.95); nordstrom.com

Which boot styles are you scoring on sale at Nordstrom? Comment below and let us know!


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Sharen Turney Joins DK Retail

TURNEY’S NEW GIG: Sharen Jester Turney has resurfaced — joining Lisbon-based DK Retail Consulting as a special adviser — her first post since leaving as chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret in February 2016.
“I greatly look forward to working with DK Retail Consulting as the retail space is in a state of disruptive change with hopefully undiscovered opportunities,” said Turney, who led Victoria’s Secret for 10 years.
DK Retail, in conjunction with Japonica Partners, has a mandate to find investments in the retail sector, including in the fashion and luxury spaces. Investments could include minority stakes in start-ups to stakes in multinational corporations.
Daniela Homero, managing director of DK Retail, lauded Turney and said she has “the potential to significantly create value with DK Retail’s investments and our projects.”

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Sharen Turney Joins DK Retail

TURNEY’S NEW GIG: Sharen Jester Turney has resurfaced — joining Lisbon-based DK Retail Consulting as a special adviser — her first post since leaving as chief executive officer of Victoria’s Secret in February 2016.
“I greatly look forward to working with DK Retail Consulting as the retail space is in a state of disruptive change with hopefully undiscovered opportunities,” said Turney, who led Victoria’s Secret for 10 years.
DK Retail, in conjunction with Japonica Partners, has a mandate to find investments in the retail sector, including in the fashion and luxury spaces. Investments could include minority stakes in start-ups to stakes in multinational corporations.
Daniela Homero, managing director of DK Retail, lauded Turney and said she has “the potential to significantly create value with DK Retail’s investments and our projects.”

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Indochino Partners With Canadian Media Company

Indochino, the Vancouver-based made-to-measure men’s brand, has a new partner.
The company has created what it is calling “a strategic partnership” with Postmedia, a Canadian media company representing more than 200 newspaper brands across Canada.
Under the terms of the deal, Postmedia has committed to invest more than 40 million Canadian dollars of media money in the brand over the next five years.
Postmedia will help Indochino grow its market share in Canada by promoting the company through print, digital and native advertising to its 13.4 million monthly unique digital visitors and 8.3 million weekly print readers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and other emerging markets in Canada where Indochino has less of presence.
“We’re proud to be symbiotically aligned with Canada’s largest newspaper company, which provides credible sources of news via its digital and print network to two in three adults,” said Drew Green, Indochino’s chief executive officer.
“As part of our 2016-2020 plan, we’ve boldly sought out strategic alliances to help us achieve our business goals and this mutually beneficial partnership will no doubt have a profound impact on our growth in Canada.”
Green said the deal will serve to boost the brand’s marketing activities while lowering one of its largest expenses.
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Telfar Clemens of Telfar Wins 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Telfar Clemens of Telfar won this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The runners-up were Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem Eyewear and Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat. The winners were announced at a gala dinner at The Weylin in Brooklyn following a conversation between Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Telfar Clemens of Telfar Wins 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Telfar Clemens of Telfar won this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The runners-up were Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem Eyewear and Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat. The winners were announced at a gala dinner at The Weylin in Brooklyn following a conversation between Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Telfar Clemens of Telfar Wins 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Telfar Clemens of Telfar won this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The runners-up were Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem Eyewear and Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat. The winners were announced at a gala dinner at The Weylin in Brooklyn following a conversation between Vogue’s Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Collections: Fashion Met Emotion at the Most Theatrical Antonio Marras Show

“It was the longest week of my life,” Antonio Marras says, referring to the days before his runway show in September during Milan Fashion Week — a complex production that yielded a powerful emotional charge. As Marras’ wife Patrizia Sardo ironically put it, welcoming WWD at the show: “We always like simple things!”
The complexity stemmed from the fact that the event took place inside Milan’s Teatro Lirico, which is being gutted and restored after being closed for 25 years.
“As soon as I got into the theater, it was love at the first sight. It left me breathless,” says Marras, who was originally asked by the [artistic and cultural] Gianfranco Dioguardi Fondazione to present a project to decorate the façade. Shortly after, the designer was asked if it would be possible for him to hold the show at the theater. “I said ‘Everything is possible.’ So we started.”

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The designer’s show actually inaugurated Gianfranco Dioguardi Fondazione’s “Cantiere-Evento [Construction-Event]” project aimed at bringing life to locations that are being restored in order to involve the public in the process.
“Three days before the show, we were still forced to wear helmets to stay inside the theater and we

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Texas Church Shooting 911 Caller Describes How 8-Year-Old Girl Emerged Alive from the Rampage

Soon after Kathleen Curnow called 911 on Sunday morning to report the sound of gunfire at the church across from her house in Sutherland Springs, Texas, her husband went over to investigate amid the gathering first responders.

“I kept waiting for people to come out but no one was coming out. … My husband went to the doors of the church. He’s a strong man, but he said, ‘What I saw I was not prepared for,’ ” she tells PEOPLE.

And then from inside the First Baptist Church — the site of what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas history — came an 8-year-old girl, brought out by authorities.

Curnow, 43, says the child was “covered in blood and human flesh,” with “a bruise on her forehead.” Curnow tended to her as the details of the rampage became more apparent.

“We kept her on the porch because she was nodding her head and I didn’t want to take her inside and not be able to get her out,” Curnow says.

She continued: “She lost everybody but her stepfather. He came out and he was very stunned and dazed. He saw her and there was a sigh of relief. Her aunt was one of the ones coming late to church. We were able to get them together. I told them to stay as long as they want.

“After that, there were not a lot of people walking out. I was very thankful to learn that many of the people actually escaped from the side or the back. They got to safety at a convenience store close by. If they had stayed, I guarantee they wouldn’t have made it.”

As authorities later detailed, a gunman in all-black tactical gear and armed with an assault rifle began shooting on First Baptist from outside, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday during a worship service, before walking into the church and continuing to fire.

At least 26 people were killed and 20 more injured.

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The shooter, identified as 26-year-old former Air Force member Devin Kelley, fled the scene after exchanging gunfire with a local resident outside the church. He died from a gunshot in a neighboring county, though it’s unclear how he received his wound.

No victims’ names have been confirmed or released as authorities continue to work the crime scene, Wilson County, Texas, Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt said during a Sunday afternoon news conference.

Children were among the victims, who ranged in ages from 5 to 72, according to authorities.

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That morning, as Curnow was with the young girl on her porch before her relatives also re-emerged, she says she offered her aid and comfort.

“We were in the shade, I got her apple juice, I was trying to clean her up,” Curnow says. “I asked her, ‘Sweetie what’s your name? Where do you go to school? Do you have brothers and sisters? Do you live close to here? Do you remember any phone numbers?’

“I told her, ‘You’re very very brave.’ “


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Belstaff Teams With the Bloodhound Project on Jacket and Sunglasses

NEED FOR SPEED: Belstaff has teamed with The Bloodhound Project on a limited-edition jacket and sunglasses.
The Bloodhound Project is aimed at building a car that can set a new World Land Speed record of 1,000 miles an hour. The Bloodhound SSC, in development since 2008, is a supersonic machine comprised of a Formula One car, jet and spaceship. It has been designed with a jet engine and a rocket.
It is set to make its first run in public at Cornwall Airport Newquay in England on Thursday and will be driven by Andy Green, the current land speed record holder, who set a world record in October 1997 where he and his Thrust SSC team traveled at 763.035 mph.
“Andy and the team are exposed to extreme conditions including sun, heat and sand,” said Belstaff’s creative director Delphine Ninous. “We had to look to create a UV-protective material that is breathable and durable, with low flammability. The fabric is a double-sided stretch cotton ensuring ease of movement. The sunglasses we developed with Imatta to ensure they are protective for the extreme desert conditions, with technologically advanced lenses.”
The four-pocket jacket features a stand-up collar, reflective detailing and a hidden orange hood. There is also a

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Alice McCall Sets International Expansion Plans

NEW IN: Alice McCall, the Australian label known for its ultrafeminine dresses and playsuits, is looking to put itself on the international map.
McCall, a former stylist who founded the label in 2004, said partnering with Net-a-porter was the most obvious step in spearheading her brand’s expansion strategy.
McCall has also been working on creating a pricing structure and addressing seasonality requirements, with a particular focus on the U.K.
Net’s buying team said it was drawn to the femininity of the brand, and bought heavily into dresses, particularly occasionwear such as silk-organza gowns and floral dresses.
Prices vary from 220 pounds to 620 pounds, an accessible price point that’s aligned with Net’s strategy to introduce more contemporary labels to the mix.
The retailer also said it’s working with McCall on an exclusive capsule, set to launch in April.
In addition to the Net tie-in, McCall said she will continue to look for the right global partners to further expand the brand’s distribution. She said she’s currently in talks with a number of department stores and in the long term will also look to expand the brand’s international retail footprint with London being a key location.
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Collections: Thom Browne’s New World

“Look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat? Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m a girl, a girl who has everything?”
Hearing the sweet, familiar melodic voice of Disney princess Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” as the opening soundtrack to Thom Browne’s spring show did more than trigger a wave of smiles through his audience at Paris’ Hôtel de Ville; it evoked a metaphor: After many seasons of raising the theatrical and design bar on his women’s fashion shows until he had assumed the post of chief showman of New York Fashion Week, Browne, like Ariel, wanted more — to be part of the fantastical new-for-him world of Paris women’s fashion week. He’s presented his men’s collection’s there for years, and with this season, Browne moved his women’s show to the City of Light. There was nothing nonchalant about it. He came to play in fashion’s big league. He came to stay. As he said, “I wasn’t going just to try it out.”
The show was a triumph of technical mastery, spectacle and spirit. For Browne, Paris was not just a matter of location, it was an excuse — no, a motivation — to do something extraordinary, specifically celebrating the

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Liam Hemsworth Supports Miley Cyrus On Saturday Night Live — See His Surprise Appearance

Come on down, Liam Hemsworth — to studio 8H!

The Aussie actor made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend to support fiancée Miley Cyrus, who was the musical guest alongside host Larry David.

During a Price Is Right sketch, Cyrus played an audience member paired with celebrity contestant Chris Hemsworth, portrayed by castmember Alex Moffat.

Cyrus told the faux-elder sibling of her beau, “You’re really cute.”

“Yeah, sorry love, I’m married,” replied Moffat, in character as the actor.

Asked Cyrus in return, “Do you have a brother?”

Later, Hemsworth joined Cyrus and Moffat onstage after the latter said he “phoned a friend.” Together, the trio bid “150 crocodile teeth” to try to make it to the wheel.

The actor also stood alongside Cyrus during the closing bows on the SNL stage.

Both were spotted heading to the sketch series’ afterparty in the early hours of Sunday morning in New York City.

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Just last week, the happy could inspired marriage rumors after they were photographed wearing matching bands on their ring fingers.

The longtime loves have yet to tie the knot though — and they’ve been wearing these bands for a while now. Back in August, TMZ reported that Hemsworth, 27, was seen wearing a gold band while spending time with Cyrus’ mother, Tish, in Kentucky. And Cyrus has been spotted wearing a sparkly band on her ring finger since July 2016.


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Untuckit Expanding Reach With Retail Stores, Other Apparel Categories

NEW YORK — Untuckit is an old-fashioned feel-good American success story.
Two business school buddies with not a stitch of fashion industry experience started a company in 2011 to provide a solution to a problem they saw in the men’s apparel market: button-down shirts that looked and fit properly when worn untucked.
The business launched as strictly an online play with just the one signature product and financed with $ 150,000 raised from friends and family. They came up with a signature sail insignia for the tail of the shirts and it was off to the races.
By last June, Untuckit had attracted the attention of California venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, which invested $ 30 million to fund the company’s growth.
Since its founding, Chris Riccobono, executive chairman, and his partner Aaron Sanandres, chief executive officer, have expanded into a range of men’s categories including polos, sweaters, sweatshirts, shorts and even sport coats as well as women’s wear and shoes. And Untuckit also operates 18 stores around the country.
Today, the brand will introduce its children’s collection, followed by men’s pants on Nov. 14. And by the first week in December, the company will increase its owned store count to 25, including three more units in

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Bibhu Mohapatra Teams Up With HSN for ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

HSN and 20th Century Fox tapped designer Bibhu Mohapatra to create a capsule collection tied to the release of “Murder on the Orient Express,” the remake of the classic Agatha Christie novel premiering this week with a star-studded cast, including the film’s director Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley. Mohapatra will make his debut on a smaller screen tonight, to sell the capsule called Celeste by Bibhu he designed for the film tie-up at 9 p.m. on HSN.
Mohapatra was contacted several months ago about the project. “They came with a whole research package and said, ‘This is your project, and we want you to do it,’ because they followed my work,” said Mohapatra, who is based in New York but was born in India, and launched his eveningwear-based collection in 2009. “They thought that, given the story and the time it’s set in, I would be a good person to come up with the capsule collection inspired by the movie and its characters. It’s beautifully cast and beautifully done. And the best part is they shared their entire research for the film and costume and art direction.”
The limited-edition collection includes a faux-fur cape and stoles,

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Toga RTW Spring 2018

Thanks to support from Amazon Fashion via its At Tokyo program, Yasuko Furuta presented her first show in Tokyo in 12 years, and it just so happened to coincide with her brand’s 20th anniversary. The designer said she views it as her job to always be creating new things, and therefore, she didn’t want to pull styles from her archives but wanted to create a collection that was as representative of her brand as possible. Her models descended via escalator to a curved runway set up on the ground floor of the National Art Center Tokyo. She added feminine detailing such as cinched waists and cropped lengths to men’s wear, while masculine shapes and tailoring was mixed into her women’s offering. Pleated skirts had a hole in the front for one leg to pass through, dresses had high slits or a single long sleeve, and trousers had wide legs and high waists. A series of subtly deconstructed suiting included jackets that were turned inside out or had cutout backs or lopped off sleeves. Furuta incorporated a variety of eye-catching textures, from clear vinyl and sheer mesh to plastic-y crinkle fabrics and a ruched metallic plaid.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Presents Newest Crop of ‘Trend-Proof’ Goop Label Pieces in NYC

While Gwyneth Paltrow is a year into designing clothes for her brand, Goop Label, she maintains that the mix of chunky cashmere sweaters, pique blouses and tweed shift dresses isn’t at all fashion.
“It’s really the opposite of fashion,” said Paltrow at her first preview of the line in New York on Thursday. “We’re not trying to move the needle.”
Wearing a navy velvet pantsuit of her own design and white sneakers, Paltrow walked WWD through the newest pieces, which start at $ 195 and go up to $ 1,395. New looks include dark-rinse wide-leg jeans, a cargo parka with a fake fur hood and a camel coat made from Loro Piana cashmere.
“Everything we make at Goop comes out of a white space; it’s like that with our skin care,” said Paltrow. “I love designer fashion, I’m a fan, but it’s so incredibly expensive. My point was, is there an under $ 600 version of that blazer that’s made in the same factory in Italy? It turns out, yeah. The idea of it is, how do you respect the modern woman and make beautiful designer clothing that’s trend-proof?”
From Paltrow’s “white space” came a black silk mock turtleneck jumpsuit that would be a no-brainer for an office holiday party,

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Pack on the PDA at Kendall Jenner’s Birthday Party

Kendall Jenner‘s 22nd birthday party Thursday night wasn’t just a time for the supermodel’s family and friends to celebrate her. It also proved to be the perfect spot for Jenner’s sister Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West to get cuddly in the photo booth.

The couple —  who are expecting a baby girl (their third child) via surrogate early next year — cuddled up in a series of black and white shots taken at “Kenny’s 22nd” and shared to Kim’s Instagram Stories Friday night.

In one shot, Kim had her left arm around Kanye and her right hand on his chest, her head leaning into his.

She got more affectionate in another photo, wrapping both of her arms around Kanye and kissing him on the cheek.

Of course, they weren’t alone in the booth. They were later joined by a male friend, who found his way in between the couple.

Earlier, Kanye stepped out all together as Kim posed with the birthday girl herself.

The only downside to the fun photoshoot is it didn’t get give the Keeping Up with the Kardashians stars a chance to show off their outfits.

Luckily, all were photographed as they walked inside the event — Kim, 37, wearing a blue bra top, high-waisted gray skin-tight skirt with ankle-strap sandals and West, 40, in a quintessential Yeezy get-up: a baggy brown shirt, dark sweatpants, shearling coat and sneakers worn with extra high socks. Both sported jewelry from his collaboration with Jacob the Jeweler.

Kendall, meanwhile, celebrated her big day in a cropped ribbed tank and baggy ripped jeans, plus some massive sparkling hoops. To dress the look up a bit, she slipped on her $ 10,000 crystal-embroidered Saint Laurent knee-high boots — already a celebrity favorite, worn by Céline DionKim Zolciak-Biermann and Rihanna.

Inside the private dinner affair, which took place at Petit Taqueria restaurant in Los Angeles, Kendall was joined by a guest list of about 50 people, according to a source. Guests included mom Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble, dad Caitlyn Jenner, sister Kourtney Kardashian, BFF Hailey Baldwin and Kendall’s new beau Blake Griffin.

The venue was decorated with a Dia De Los Muertos theme and accented with candlelit lighting, gold and black balloons.

Baldwin also gave a special speech in honor of her bestie, and according to the source, after everybody sang happy birthday to Jenner, the birthday girl ended the night with hitting and breaking open a piñata that was filled with candy.

And even though both Kris and Caitlyn have a complicated history, a source said there was no drama. “Kris and Caitlyn only had a brief interaction to say hello, but everyone seemed fine. They were all focused on making it a special birthday for Kendall.”

“Kendall was in a great mood,” the source continued. “Everyone had fun.”

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The source also added that Griffin and Kendall were all smiles throughout the night, enjoying themselves and dancing to the music with the rest of the party’s guests.

Their courtship has been heating up in recent weeks. In October, the stars stepped out for a special double date with Jenner’s sister, Kylie Jenner, and her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. She was also seen cheering him on at a Clippers/Lakers game Oct. 19, and hanging with him at a Halloween party earlier this week.

“She thinks he’s dorky and funny, but also cool and sexy — he has a certain attractive ‘swagger,’ ” an insider said of the pair. “They are seeing each other more, and Blake is doing everything in his power to make Kendall his girlfriend.”

“She’s always working and traveling and knows a full-blown relationship isn’t necessarily the best idea, but things are heating up,” the source added. “She is for sure enjoying dating him.”


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Oak Ridge Boys Team With Hart Schaffner Marx on New Suit Offering

The Oak Ridge Boys are doing their part to promote American-made manufacturing and have tapped Hart Schaffner Marx to create a new line of suits under their American Made Collection moniker.
The country music group joined Liberty Legends USA, a program created in 2015 by American businesses to promote products created in the U.S. The program started with the Gatlin Brothers USA Collection of Western jackets and dress jeans made by The Sewell Cos.
Both lines are available on the Mill Town Mercantile web site. Mill Town Mercantile is the fulfillment arm of the Mill Town Music Hall, West Georgia’s largest concert and entertainment venue that opened in 2012 in Bremen, Ga.
The American Made Collection consists of two fits: the Chicago cut, a traditional two-button silhouette in worsted wool with flat or pleated pants, and the trimmer New York cut, a trimmer two-button silhouette. Both retail for $ 795 and made-to-measure is also offered as an option for both suits and sport coats. American Made was the title of one of the group’s biggest hits from 1983 and the members are nearly always seen dressed in suits.
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Sarah Jessica Parker to Open New York Pop-up Shop

Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker brand will open a New York pop-up for the holiday season.
To be located at 640 Fifth Avenue with an entrance at 52nd Street, the 1,600-square-foot shop will sell an assortment of shoes — including styles reissued from the brand’s 2014 launch collection.
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker’s line of little black dresses and handbags will also be on sale.
The shop is to be open on Black Friday, Nov. 24, and remain open through Dec. 3. Parker is expected to periodically drop into the store to greet shoppers.
“Having a home in New York for our SJP Collection has been only a seeming fantasy since we launched our brand almost four years ago.​ So it is with unbridled excitement that we share the news that we have indeed found that home, right off Fifth Avenue, in the heart of Midtown,” Parker said.
The actress, producer and designer’s business partner, George Malkemus, added: ”The very idea of the ultimate New York girl opening a pop-up and, on top of it, one opposite the famous 21 Club, has me pinching myself again and again. I couldn’t be happier for my dear, dear friend and partner, Sarah Jessica Parker.”

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J Brand RTW Spring 2018

Staged in a sun-filled studio set with loads of green plants and wicker chairs on which the models lounged, it was easy to infer an organic, clean California aesthetic from J Brand’s spring collection. The collection’s jeans — many cropped with high waists, wide or straight legs in powdery pink, natural off-white and traditional blue indigo — will pair well with the pottery-loving, gluten- and dairy-free cool girl’s lifestyle. From jean jackets to white Ts to a black leather miniskirt, the shapes were mostly clean and classic with little to no whiskering and the only distressing a raw hem or two. For the first time, men’s was included in the presentation, with the guys playing perfect counterpart to the girls in skinny jeans and relaxed jackets in shades of white, gray and faded blue.

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Vera Wang Celebrates Chinese Heritage and American Upbringing at China Institute’s Blue Cloud Gala

BIG IN CHINA: Vera Wang and Ron Perelman were among the honorees at the China Institute’s annual Blue Cloud gala Thursday night.
The gathering at Cipriani’s lower Broadway location in the Cunard Building was meant to center on the Institute’s commitment to advancing understanding and deepening trust between China and the U.S. Ning Yuan, chairman and president of China Construction America, and Robert Hong Xiao, chief executive officer of Perfect World Co. Ltd. were also honored, as well as New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, who wasn’t able to attend the black tie dinner.
Beforehand, China Institute chairman Chien Chung Pei, better known as “Didi,” said of the honorees, “They share the spirit and mission of China Institute to shape positive and strong U.S.-China relations through education, culture and business.”
Derek Lam also turned up to support Wang. She later told the crowd how growing up in the U.S., her parents Cheng Ching and Florence Wang encouraged her to embrace American culture, never allowing her to forget her Chinese heritage. That delicate balance was what provided her and her brother “with such a unique view of the world and a sincere appreciation for both cultures,” she said.
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Judi Dench Admits to Feeling Torn by Hollywood Sexual Harassment Scandal

Dame Judi Dench has admitted to feeling torn in two directions by the sexual misconduct allegations rocking Hollywood.

Speaking to Sky News at the London premiere of The Murder on the Orient Express on Thursday, the Oscar-winner said, “It’s very hard when a lot of people concerned are great friends of yours.”

“I feel loyal to them and at the same time I feel appalled by what has happened to a lot of young actresses who had no way of getting out.”

Dench — who plays Princess Dragomiroff in the revamped murder-mystery alongside Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and Hamilton‘s Leslie Odom Jr. — added that the only way powerful Hollywood figures could be stopped from harassing people in the future, was simply for them to “behave better”.

 

Dench has long credited Harvey Weinstein for her start in Hollywood. She starred in the 1997 movie Mrs. Brown, which was produced by Weinstein’s former studio, Miramax. Once as a practical joke, the actress had a fake tattoo of the producer’s name applied to her bum. Dench told Charlie Rose she revealed the faux ink at the Four Seasons over lunch with Weinstein. “Ive never seen a man more embarrassed,” recalled the Oscar winner.

RELATED: Ashley Judd Meets Fellow Harvey Weinstein Accuser Mimi Haleyi at Women’s Media Center Awards

 

She also won an Academy Award for her performance in Shakespeare in Love — another Miramax film. Their most recent collaborations include 2013’s Philomena and 2016’s period drama Tulip Fever.

 

Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving a number of women in detailed articles earlier this month.

A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”


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Street Signs: ‘Friendly’ Sneakersnstuff Rolls Out Welcome Mat in New York

Erik Fagerlind, who cofounded the specialty sneaker chain Sneakersnstuff with Peter Jansson in 1999, says 80 percent of its business now comes from e-commerce sales — up from 50 percent five years ago. But physical retail remains a significant part of its growth strategy outside of home country of Sweden, having planted shops in London, Paris, Berlin and now New York.
“In a world where everything is available and accessible, you have to provide a little bit more than product,” Fagerlind said. “You have to provide the service to be relevant with your consumer.”
Sneakersnstuff will bring its popular concept to New York in early December. The 3,500-square-foot shop will be located in the Meatpacking District, designed by Jenny Askenfors of Bofink Design Studio and feature a basement bar. Wil Whitney, who has deep roots in the New York skate and streetwear scene — he was a former manager at Stüssy, helped start Nom de Guerre, a men’s wear brand and Brooklyn shop that closed in 2010, and most recently worked for Noah — will manage the boutique. There are plans to open a Los Angeles flagship in 2018.
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Charlize Theron, Brie Larson Attend Porter’s Incredible Women Gala 2017

Porter, Net-a-porter’s print magazine, on Wednesday held its second annual Incredible Women Gala at NeueHouse West Hollywood, in association with Estée Lauder. Hosted by editor in chief Lucy Yeomans and Universal chairman Donna Langley, the event drew Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Mary J. Blige, Melanie Griffith, Raquel Welch, Kate Bosworth and more.
The Incredible Women list, now in its third year, grew out of a cover line on Porter’s first issue. It has since spawned a talk series that began with Christy Turlington Burns in 2014 and has included American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, film director Sofia Coppola and Serpentine chief executive officer Yana Peel. The first gala was held last year in London at the V&A Museum.
Partnering with Langley, who was profiled in the magazine in the past, made sense since this year’s list of 50 women was focused on the entertainment industry. The timing of this year’s gala comes when women in the industry have banded together in support of speaking out against sexual harassment. The magazine commissioned women including Copeland, Larson and the organizers of the Women’s March, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland, to write open letters touching upon crucial issues facing women in

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Hyke RTW Spring 2018

Elegant, modern and minimalist, Yukiko Ode and Hideaki Yoshihara’s spring collection showed a polish and professionalism that can only be gained through experience. They showed largely monotone looks in neutral shades of khaki, brown, black and white, with some snakeskin print thrown in for contrast. Long, pleated organza skirts were worn over slim pants with slits at the back of the ankles, and jackets were layered over calf-length dresses. A collaboration with The North Face produced outdoorsy anorak jackets in extralong or ultracropped lengths, providing the perfect contrast to the contemporary urban aesthetic of the other pieces.

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Current/Elliott Hires Natalie Ratabesi as Senior Vice President of Design

Natalie Ratabesi has been tapped as senior vice president of design at Current/Elliott, a division of The Collected Group, whose portfolio includes Joie and Equipment, WWD has learned.
Ratabesi will work closely with The Collected Group’s chief brand officer, Sarah Rutson, to oversee design direction of the denim lifestyle brand’s women’s wear and men’s wear collections, beginning with the fall 2018 season. In addition to her new role, Ratabesi will continue to design and operate her own line, TRE by Natalie Ratabesi, a designer collection that will be shipped to stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-porter, Forward and Harvey Nichols this month.
Ratabesi takes over the women’s design responsibilities from Michele Manz, who was vice president of design for Current/Elliott women’s. The men’s wear designer remains Kirk Von Heifner.
Rutson, former vice president of global buying at Net-a-porter.com, joined The Collected Group in July and was charged with identifying potential acquisitions to help build the group’s portfolio beyond the contemporary labels currently in its portfolio. The game plan is for The Collected Group to assemble a broader offering across designer, beauty and lifestyle categories.
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DWTS’s Victoria Arlen Thought She Wouldn’t Make It to Her 16th Birthday After She Was Paralyzed By a Rare Condition

 

Victoria Arlen didn’t think she’d live to see age 16.

As she lay paralyzed in a hospital bed due to the effects of a rare autoimmune disease that left her bedridden for four years, the teen mentally prepared to die.

“You know when you’re fading away, and I just knew,” the ESPN host and Dancing with the Stars contestant says in the current issue of PEOPLE. “I couldn’t communicate, but in my own way I had to say goodbye to my family.”

But just three months after turning 15, Arlen woke up to find she’d regained control of her eyes.

“From there it was miracle after miracle,” she says of regaining feeling in the upper half of her body.

(Dr. Michael Levy, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins who has treated Arlen, says only a third of patients recover from transverse myelitis like Alren has. Dr. Levy says Arlen’s age and overall good health prior to her transverse myelitis episode was a major factor in her ability to recover.)

For more from Alren — including how she survived two years conscious but unable to move — pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Ready to make up for lost time, Arlen set lofty goals for herself: first winning gold as a swimmer at the 2012 Paralympic games in London and then defying her doctors’ expectations by learning to walk again.

The latter goal wouldn’t be achieved until November 2015 after months of intense physical therapy, but that triumph allowed Arlen to set her sights on fulfilling her childhood dream of competing on Dancing with the Stars.

“This is the first year that I’m not fighting to get back what was taken away from me,” says Arlen, who spent her 23rd birthday dancing a rumba with Valentin Chmerkovskiy on the Sept. 26 episode of the ABC reality dance competition. “This is the first year that I can finally just live — and I’m going to make it a full life.”


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STREET SIGNS: The Making of a Celebrity Sneaker Deal

Reebok spent a year courting Future.
The relationship began in 2015 when the company started seeding the artist, whose real name is Nayvadius Wilburn, with shoes to wear. Then the team began attending his shows, inviting him to Reebok’s headquarters in Massachusetts and detailing how both parties could help each other.
“They made an effort to connect with him,” said Ebonie Ward, Future’s brand manager. “It wasn’t about sending e-mails. They told him they didn’t want to take advantage of him as an artist and use his fan base. They wanted to build a partnership with him. That’s what sealed the deal with Future. It wasn’t about him throwing on a pair of shoes and thinking people are going to just buy them.”
Athletic companies tapping celebrities, specifically hip-hop artists, isn’t a new concept. In fact, 14 years ago, Reebok offered Jay-Z a deal — the first of its kind — that led to the commercially successful S. Carter sneakers, which, when released, were one of the brand’s best-selling products. But the structure of today’s deals, and the climate around them, has evolved and Future’s relationship with Reebok reflects how the market has shifted.
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Balenciaga to Launch Logocentric Men’s Capsule

GO LOGO: After the unveiling by creative director Demna Gvasalia of the revisited house logo at the women’s spring ready-to-wear show in late September, Balenciaga is to launch a spring 2018 capsule collection of men’s clothing and accessories based on a continuation of the logocentric Balenciaga and Kering-branded contingent of the house’s main fall 2017 line.
Housing 47 clothing items and 14 bags and small leather goods offerings, the line will sport all-over logos and embroidered and printed versions of signature graphics like the brand’s characteristically subversive Sinners logo. The Balenciaga Race sneaker will also be revisited in an exclusive new color range, the house said in a statement.
The capsule will hit the brand’s stores and web site as well as a selection of distributors from Nov. 3 and will be available for early deliveries.
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Phoebe Philo’s resort 2018 collection includes lingerie dressing, big furs and lots of beige.

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Exclusive: Indian Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee Is Going Global

HONG KONG — Much like the Indian weddings he often designs for, an outfit by Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a mélange of colors, intricate patterns and delight. Over the course of 16 years since he started his namesake couture label, the Kolkata native has become feted not just for his design sensibilities, but also for utilizing near forgotten arts-and-crafts traditions from around India.
On Nov. 2, Lane Crawford department store launched an exclusive collection of 29 ready-to-wear pieces from Mukherjee, a chance to get his aesthetic but in a more pared-down silhouette, accompanied by a display of 39 of his couture pieces. It is the first proper foray into East Asia for the designer, who is starting to make more noise globally.
Last month, he debuted a spikes-meets-sari collaboration of men’s and women’s shoes designed together with his friend Christian Louboutin. This most recent collaboration with Lane Crawford, however, was inspired by a visit to China Club, the members-only social establishment set up by the late David Tang.
“This is ready-to-wear with a sense of couture, all the finishings and labor-intensive [work] that couture requires, but in much simpler silhouettes,” Mukherjee told WWD, while visiting Hong Kong.
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Olivia Munn and Multiple Women Accuse Film Producer Brett Ratner of Sexual Misconduct

Movie producer Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct or harassment — including by actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

In an article published by the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, six women spoke out against the longtime Hollywood power player, 48, who directed the Rush Hour series and produced movies including Horrible Bosses and The Revenant.

In a statement to the L.A. Times, Ratner’s attorney Martin Singer vehemently disputed the specific allegations and said “no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Furthermore, no woman has ever requested or received any financial settlement from my client.”

Munn claims that while visiting the set of the 2004 Ratner-directed film After the Sunset, he masturbated in front of her.

“He walked out … with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other,” Munn said. “And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.”

Munn said she let out a “startled scream” and raced out of the trailer. She said she immediately told the man who told her to go into the trailer. “It wasn’t a shock. It wasn’t surprise,” Munn recalled the man saying. “It was just, ‘Ugh, sorry about that.’ ”

Munn said she told her sister, Sara Potts, about the incident, who urged her to speak with a lawyer. Potts confirmed Munn’s account to the L.A. Times.

The actress said the attorney dissuaded her from going up against a powerful director.

“That did leave an impact on me,” Munn said. “How broken do women have to be before people listen?”

The actress wrote about the alleged incident in her 2010 collection of essays without naming Ratner. Later in 2010, Munn claims she saw Ratner at a party, where he reportedly bragged about ejaculating on magazine covers featuring her image.

“I’ve made specific, conscientious choices not to work with Brett Ratner,” Munn told The Times.

“It feels as if I keep going up against the same bully at school who just won’t quit,” she said. “You just hope that enough people believe the truth and for enough time to pass so that you can’t be connected to him anymore.”

Ratner “vehemently disputes” Munn’s claims, Singer told The Times.

Actress and model Natasha Henstridge claims that when she was 19, she was forced to perform oral sex on Ratner in his New York apartment after watching a movie with a group of friends. Henstridge alleges Ratner blocked the doorway when she tried to leave and began touching himself.

“He strong-armed me in a real way,” she said. “He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”

Singer disputed the allegation to the L.A. Times, saying Ratner spent time with Henstridge but claiming the actress was “upset after learning my client had a girlfriend who he would not leave” for her.

Actresses Jaime Ray Newman and Katharine Towne claim Ratner made unwanted, aggressive advances to them on a plane and at a party, respectively. Singer disputed both accounts. 

Four people involved on the film Rush Hour 2 also came forward to describe a “sexually charged” work environment, and two background actresses said Ratner pursued them and offered them speaking roles. Singer disputed the claims, and James M. Freitag, an assistant director on the set, told The Times in a statement that “any complaints of any kind including sexual harassment would be immediately directed to my attention. There were no complaints reported to me whatsoever.”

Ratner, whose next project as a director is a Hugh Hefner biography starring Jared Leto, has been romantically linked in the past to stars including Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan.


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J. Press Returns to Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK — Nearly four years after closing its store in Midtown Manhattan, J. Press is back.
The men’s specialty retailer that has its roots in classic Ivy League style has soft-opened a 2,800-square-foot store at 49-51 East 44th Street, between Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues, on the ground floor of the Yale Club. A grand-opening party is scheduled for Thursday night.
The location is not accidental: J. Press was founded in 1902 when Jacobi Press opened a store on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. The company has been owned by Japan’s Onward Kashiyama since 1986.
“We’ve always had such a close relationship with Yale,” said James Fitzgerald, vice president of retail for J. Press and a 31-year veteran of the company. J. Press still operates a store in New Haven, blocks from the Yale campus, as well as units in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Mass. In Japan, there are some 160 in-store shops.
Fitzgerald, who also manages the New Haven location, said a customer contacted him and said he’d found the perfect spot for J. Press to reenter New York City. The company was able to secure the spot, which is across the street from Grand Central Terminal. It brings

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Ralph Lauren Unveils 2018 Olympic Closing Ceremony Uniforms

It’s almost another Olympic year, if you can believe it. Today marks the 100-day countdown to the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018. As such the United States Olympic Committee is unveiling Team USA’s closing ceremony uniforms, designed by Polo Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the sixth Olympic Games running.

Polo Ralph Lauren’s Team USA Closing Ceremony Uniforms for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. 

The uniforms worn for the closing ceremony parade are done in patriotic red, white and blue, and include a white water-repellent down jacket; navy double-fleece pants with red stripe detailing, and a vintage ski-inspired sweater in a bold red, white and blue block stripe. To accessorize, there are wool gloves with a winter-inspired intarsia pattern and a matching ski hat; a graphic bandanna featuring the American flag, and brown suede mountaineering boots with red laces.
The Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA Collection will be available beginning in December in select Ralph Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren retail stores and on ralphlauren.com and teamusashop.com.

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Viviano Sue RTW Spring 2018

Both the show notes and the runway, with its garden-like installation at the end, made Sue’s inspiration for spring clear: flowers and nature. He used a literal interpretation, turning out loose chiffon dresses, ruffled blouses and oversized shirts in a variety of botanical prints. He mixed these with black satin bomber jackets and trousers that snapped down the side like track pants. A series of monotone ensembles in dusty rose felt out of place, and the show closed with a grouping of tulle dresses with long trains and lots of gathering. In all black or all white, some of these were reminiscent of wedding dresses, and also distracted from the rest of the collection.

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British Designers Turn Out for Browns East Halloween Store Launch

SPOOKY SPACE: “I’m not a big fan of Halloween I must say, but I have to be for my daughter,” said Roksanda Ilincic at the Browns East launch in London on Tuesday evening. “We were carving pumpkins in the office and also with my daughter. So there were a lot of pumpkins going on.”
Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, Christopher de Vos, Sandra Choi, Molly Goddard and Nicholas Kirkwood were among the guests who turned out to mark the launch of the retailer’s concept store in Shoreditch.
In October, Browns opened the 4,000-square-feet unit on the corner of Club Row and Redchurch Street in east London. It is the first iteration of the Browns Nomad project that will see the retailer move its multi-brand shop from venue to venue, or city to city, around the world.
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Just one block from the concept store and around the corner from Shoreditch House, the retailer hosted a Halloween-themed party. The warehouse venue was transformed into a spooky space that was darkly lit and smoky.
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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Battle with Lupus and Feeling ‘Guilty’ About Her Fame

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Selena Gomez is looking at her battle with lupus and resulting kidney transplant as a “beautiful thing.”

In part two of her interview on Today with friend and kidney donor Francia Raisa, the 25-year-old singer said she doesn’t want anyone to feel bad for her.

“I don’t want people to think it’s a sad thing that I went through this with Francia or with anything in my life,” she told Savannah Guthrie. “Because at the end of the day, I think all the stuff that I went to made me and defined everything that I am right now. I think it’s a really beautiful thing, and I have to remind myself that it’s not a negative experience.”

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Gomez said that she often pushed herself too hard despite her diagnosis in 2015.

“I don’t think I made the right decisions, because I didn’t accept it. It was extremely selfish and at the same time really, really just unnecessary,” she said. “I’m not really proud of that.”

When Guthrie suggested Gomez was being hard on herself, the former Disney Channel star replied, “That would be easier if I just accepted it, but I am definitely the hardest person on myself, for sure.”

Gomez took some time off last year to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression triggered by the autoimmune disease that affected her entire body from arthritis to low energy.

“I went away to a facility. I took some time off. I needed to get my mind right, be healthy,” she said. “I removed myself from everyone in my life.”

“We went six months without speaking,” Raisa, 29, said. “It was a huge lesson of friendship for me, and trust. Because it’s easy to feel offended or want to be there. It’s just, they need to go through their own thing.”

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“I don’t think I ever accepted the position I had,” Gomez said. “It was me almost feeling guilty about fame, because people could see anyone in my position and say, ‘Wow, they’ve got it all figured out. They’ve got everything. They get to live this cool life.’”

However, the “Wolves” singer explained a lot of pressure comes with being in the spotlight.

“You’re isolated. You’re being looked at. You’re being judged. I’m always trying to be nice,” she said. “I want to be great. That’s genuinely who I am, deep down. But it just seemed pointless.”

RELATED VIDEO: Selena Gomez & Friend Francia Raisa Open Up About 2nd Emergency Surgery After Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Last month PEOPLE spoke with a doctor who specializes in transplants for people with immune diseases including lupus, Robert Montgomery, MD, director of the Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Montgomery told PEOPLE that it’s common for lupus to damage kidneys to the point where one or both need to be replaced. “Not every patient who gets lupus ends up with kidney failure, but some do,” he said.

When lupus patients need organ donations they are often added to a waiting list to be matched with a deceased donor, and they may have to go on dialysis for kidney failure while they wait months or even years. In Gomez’s case, she had Raisa to serve as her live donor, which Dr. Montgomery said is a “great advantage” because “live donor transplants last twice as long, on average, as deceased donor kidneys.”

Raisa said the experience brought them even closer. “I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process,” she said.


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Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo on the Future of Luxury Streetwear

As much as Jerry Lorenzo operates outside of the fashion industry — he doesn’t hold shows, doesn’t present in line with the seasonal calendar and has no formal training as a designer — he’s managed to infiltrate the system by producing special product he believes is missing from the market.
He’s also managed to create and profit from an aesthetic that works in luxury settings and more mass environments — see the merchandise he designed with Justin Bieber and his collaborations with PacSun and Vans.
In a conversation with WWD style director Alex Badia, Lorenzo spoke about why he thinks his line has been able to break through and what he thinks the future holds for the luxury streetwear category. Here, excerpts from the conversation.
WWD: How did you start your business?
Jerry Lorenzo: I was living in Los Angeles. We have a Garment District downtown and you can make anything you want, whether it’s a couch or a long T-shirt. I was trying to find solutions for my own wardrobe because there were things I couldn’t find on the shelves and I figured why don’t I go downtown and make what I want. Before that I worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers and I

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Fortuna Tokyo RTW Spring 2018

Akiko Koba aims to support Japanese craftsmanship by using traditional woven silk fabrics in her collections. For her first presentation during Tokyo Fashion Week, she showed tailored suits and preppy cuffed shorts and polo shirts for men, and short suits, tweed jackets, and swing dresses for women. While the silhouettes have been seen countless times before, the textiles were beautiful.

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EXCLUSIVE: N.E.R.D Comeback Rumors Fueled With New Fashion Collaboration

Rumblings of N.E.R.D’s impending album release will intensify with news that the experimental rock band — which includes Pharrell Williams, Shae Haley and Chad Hugo — is to release a new fashion collaboration.
The trio — largely dormant for the last decade — has collaborated with Illesteva on limited-edition sunglasses. They have designed oversize frames in four colorways. Each pair of glasses is embedded with a USB drive that houses exclusive short films directed by Christian Padron.
The glasses will launch at ComplexCon on Nov. 4, where the trio is scheduled to give their first live performance in three years.

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N.E.R.D, founded in 1999, last released an album in 2010. Williams has since gone on to achieve a successful mainstream solo career — releasing the inescapable schoolyard song, “Happy,” in 2013 as part of the film soundtrack for “Despicable Me 2.” He has also concentrated on fashion, teaming with Chanel and G-Star Raw on assorted projects.
N.E.R.D’s Illesteva collaboration and ComplexCon performance no doubt add to evidence that the group is readying a musical return. Williams has repeatedly confirmed that the group is preparing a new album, though he’s declined to reveal a release date.
New N.E.R.D-centric marketing materials were plastered

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Ashley Judd Shares Tips on How to Combat Sexual Harassment in Powerful PSA Video: ‘Feeling Safe Is Everything’

Ashley Judd wants to teach girls how to stand up to harassers.

In the wake of ongoing allegations of sexual misconduct against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Judd has teamed up with Teen Vogue in a new video to help give tips on how to combat unwanted sexual advances.

“Inappropriate and unwelcome is probably my most favorite way of disrupting harassment as it’s happening,” she opened the video, explaining how the phrase can be used against street hecklers.

In another scenario, the actress demonstrated a more physical expression of “no.” She placed her hand in front of her chest, with her palm facing the camera, looking sternly at the camera as she declared, “STOP.”

Judd was one of the first actresses to come forward and publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct — helping inspire over 50 women to do the same.

In the video, the Kiss the Girls star also recounted her own experience with the movie mogul, in which he allegedly asked her to watch him shower during a meeting in his hotel room, admitting that she was surprised in her own strength in that moment.

“I don’t know how I had the moxie to say no, no, ugh…no…no,” she said.

Judd stressed that everyone’s reaction to sexual harassment will be different — and that’s perfectly fine.

“Our bargaining strategies and things we do in these moments are normal. Anything we do in these situations is really OK,” she said. “Feeling safe is everything. That’s essentially what is taken from us when we experience sexual harassment and micro-aggressions.”

Judd also shared a series of verbal responses to uncomfortable behavior, explaining that women should trust their gut when a situation might feel off.

“You are ineffably powerful,” she said. “If it feels wrong, it is wrong. It’s really OK to say, ‘that’s wrong.’”

RELATED: Ashley Judd Meets Fellow Harvey Weinstein Accuser Mimi Haleyi at Women’s Media Center Awards

 

Judd has been outspoken about her alleged experience with Weinstein since coming forward in a New York Times article earlier this month. On Friday, the actress accepted the Truth and Power award at the Women’s Media Center Awards in New York City.

“We’ve been able to talk about how perpetrators are shameless and they put their toxic shame onto their victims and we internalize it and take it around with us,” she said during her acceptance speech. “Until we say wait a minute, that was never my shame in the first place I’m going to put it back where it belongs which is on the sexual predator.”

In response to the lengthy allegations made against Weinstein, a spokesperson for the producer said, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”


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Corneliani’s Sets New Direction With Blessing From Investcorp

NEW YORK — There’s a new Corneliani in the offing.
Last June, the luxury Italian men’s brand sold a majority stake to Investcorp, the Bahrain-based investment group, in a deal estimated at around $ 100 million. Corneliani, founded in 1958 and still based in the northern town of Mantua, reported sales of more than 110 million euros in 2015.
Since the sale in mid-2016, the new owners have put together a whole new team — many of whom were poached from competitors — and the results are starting to become evident.
There’s a new creative director, head of North America and marketing chief, all of whom joined the brand over the past few months from Ermenegildo Zegna. In addition to a more-modern aesthetic in its collection, the re-branding campaign will include a new logo, packaging, the launch of an e-commerce site, a new retail concept and the return to the Pitti Uomo show after a decade.
“This is year zero,” said Stefano Gaudioso Tramonte, general merchandising manager and style director. “The challenges have been hard and heavy, but the idea is to make some enhancements to the brand and blow away the dust that has collected over the last 10 years.”
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Porter Magazine Brings Incredible Women Series to U.S.

Porter magazine is bringing its Incredible Women List of 50 entries, which was published last month in its winter issue, to life with two events in the U.S. Tonight editor in chief Lucy Yeomans will host a question-and-answer with Misty Copeland, who was featured on the list, in New York and on Nov. 1 the magazine’s second annual Incredible Woman Gala will take place in Los Angeles at NeueHouse, hosted by Yeomans and Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures. Both events are done in partnership with Estée Lauder.
The talk with Copeland is the fourth in Porter’s series, which previously featured Serpentine chief executive officer Yana Peel, conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton, and film director Sofia Coppola. Last year’s gala was held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and instead of staging a typical awards show, Yeomans enlisted a company called Letter’s Live to create a performance element in which Natalia Vodianova, Christiane Amanpour and Florence Welch read letters Patti Smith, Martha Gellhorn and Tina Fey. This year’s gala will feature a similar performance aspect. “We look to celebrate women who in the past year have done something to affect positive change for women either in their field, industry or the

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Mikio Sakabe RTW Spring 2018

Mikio Sakabe has long been one of Japan’s favorite avant-garde brands, and the spring offering was no exception. Now designed by the founder and his wife, Shueh Jen-Fang, its latest collection featured quirky takes on colorful Eighties power suits. V-neck buttoned dresses were layered over ruffled blouses, and skirts and jacket sleeves were voluminous to the max. The looks were complemented by extreme platform shoes, causing the models to step gingerly down the runway. The show closed with a coat and suit jacket in a dainty floral print, each with padded, three-dimensional protrusions in the shape of hearts or stars.

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Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson Launch ‘Yaaas Queen’ Wildfang Collection

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson are adding two more titles to their already multihyphenate careers: comedy tour headliner and designer.
Glazer, best known as a co-creator and costar with Abbi Jacobson of the TV show “Broad City,” and Robinson, a comedian and writer who founded and cohosts with Jessica Williams the podcast “2 Dope Queens,” have created a limited collection of apparel with Wildfang, a women’s brand inspired by men’s wear with a feminist bent.
The mini collection — made up mainly of T-shirts, a tote, a hat and a bomber jacket that will be sold through Wildfang’s web site — features images of Glazer and Robinson, along with “Yaaas Queen Yaaas,” the long title for their upcoming and already sold-out YQY Comedy Tour.
The phrase is arguably one of the breakout moments of “Broad City” — memes, gifs and hashtags have all been made in its honor since the first network season of the show aired in early 2014 on Comedy Central. But Glazer and Robinson are quick to debunk any perception that they coined the term.
“As far as I know, the phrase ‘yaaas queen’ originates from queer people of color in the Eighties — drag ball culture and that vogue-ing tip,” Glazer said.

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Are Halloween Goals as Music Icons Madonna and Michael Jackson

Forget couples costumes — sisters make the best Halloween partners.

Kim Kardashian West teamed up with sister Kourtney Kardashian for Saturday’s pre-holiday festivities, dressing as Madonna and Michael Jackson to recreate the famous looks of the King and Queen of Pop at the 1991 Academy Awards.

The 37-year-old reality star was almost unrecognizable in a sequined white gown and fur shawl, with platinum blonde hair and a red lip to channel the “Like a Virgin” singer. Kourtney, 38, also went all out, wearing her hair in tight curls and donning black gloves and a white blazer to emulate the late Jackson.

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The Madonna ensemble was Kim’s third Halloween look this year. Earlier in the day, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star gave fans a peek at her costume as Aaliyah.

She sported elaborate eye makeup and straight locks to play the late singer, completing her costume with a jeweled choker and coordinating top that flaunted her stomach. The look matched the ensemble Aaliyah wore in her “Try Again” music video.

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On Saturday, the mom of two revealed on Twitter that the inspiration for all her costumes this year came from her favorite musical figures.

“My Halloween theme this year is ICONS! Musical legends!!!” she wrote. “Paying homage to some of my faves!”

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Earlier in the weekend, Kim kicked Halloween off by proving once again that she was a dead ringer for Cher, dressing up for Casamigos’ annual Halloween bash on Friday night in a custom-made Alexandrine outfit that replicated the 71-year-old music icon’s exact look from the 1973 Academy Awards.

“Cher definitely has a better body,” Kim said on Periscope. “Her stomach… I don’t think anyone could compare.”

RELATED VIDEO: A Brief History of Heidi Klum’s Halloween Costumes

Kim’s best friend, Jonathan Cheban, transformed into Cher’s husband, Sonny Bono, wearing a purple suit by Stello, a wig and mustache in order to complement Kim’s outfit to the Casamigos Halloween Party on Friday night.

The star said of Cheban’s costume, “We got an exact suit made.”


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Kent & Curwen Moves Into a Victorian School for Boys in Covent Garden

LONDON — Barring the giant black-and-white image of David Beckham wearing a coat from the fall 2017 collection, the new Kent & Curwen store in Covent Garden is all subtle nods to Englishmen, their love of sport and rough-around-the-edges charm.
The 1,200-square-foot store is located on the ground floor of the Victorian-era Adelphi School for Boys, but that’s only part of its old-world charm.

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Clothing racks, drawers and the paneling in the changing rooms are made from scratched and scarred reclaimed wood, while dark-stained oak panels have been laid on the floors and shiny white and mint green butchers’ tiles cover some of the walls.
There are leaded windows, raw brickwork, steel and brass fixtures and details, while the few bits of mid-century modern furniture — chairs and stools — have been covered in brown wool Fox Brothers fabric, similar to the suits and coats hanging in the store.
“We didn’t want the nods to London and to Britain to be too profound or too pastiche. It’s the clothes that needed to be prominent,” said Daniel Kearns, creative director of the brand, during a walk-through. “And we didn’t want it to be an intimidating place.”

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Clandestina Becomes First Cuban Sportswear Label to Sell E-commerce

While political relations between the U.S. and Cuba might be chilly, the Havana-based Clandestina drove into the U.S. market by launching e-commerce.
Despite the barely month-old travel warning for American citizens and allegations of sonic attacks on staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Clandestina founder Idania del Río is trying to cozy up to the American market. Started in 2015 with Leire Fernández, the company is now the first Cuban fashion brand to sell online. While importing goods from Cuba remains challenging and costly due to U.S. legislation, independent designers in Cuba can provide their design services to American customers. Del Río and her team design all of the six styles that are offered online in the company’s studio. They are then digitally uploaded to American manufacturers that print, produce and ship the finished product to consumers in the U.S. and abroad.
Unreliable Internet and phone service, limited resources and distance from global markets are some of the factors that have deterred Cuba-based entrepreneurs from going global. To that point, a phone interview with Del Rio required numerous attempts due to the spotty phone connection “Sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse. In the rain, it’s even more terrible,” she said.
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Nerd Unit RTW Spring 2018

Overt military references permeated Ronald Chew’s latest streetwear offering. A large portion of the collection was turned out in a geometric camouflage print in either green or gray, and some looks were accessorized with a flag, combat helmet or police hat. A workman-style jumpsuit for men and a women’s ensemble consisting of a black velour T-shirt and wide-leg pants provided a small dose of variety, but overall the cargo pants and parkas felt repetitive.

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Layoffs to Hit St. John Knits

St. John Knits Inc. plans to cut 72 positions in December.
A company spokeswoman confirmed the layoffs, which were first reported to the California Employment Development Department. The cuts are effective Dec. 11 and follow a June round of cuts totaling 130 manufacturing positions.
The company said in June it had adjusted its manufacturing process, and work previously done by sewers, cutters and knitting machine operators in the company’s Irvine, Calif., factories was being moved overseas to its Mexico facility in addition to contractors in Asia and Los Angeles.
St. John at the time said the “change strategically situates the company to meet the future needs of our consumers.”
The company’s spokeswoman confirmed the December round of cuts are in line with the same strategy that prompted the June layoffs.
Fosun International, of China, gained a minority stake in the St. John business in 2013. A good read on the company’s business has been hard to come by. The privately held business doesn’t disclose revenue and much of its communication in more recent years has focused on telling a design story keen on breathing new life into the brand, while retaining a firm grip on its heritage in luxury knitwear.
In September, it was revealed that

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Why Everything Negative You Think About Pit Bulls Is Wrong

On National Pit Bull Awareness Day, it’s important that people know the negative stereotypes surrounding this breed are wrong.

Aggressive. Dangerous. Angry.

People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of the sweetest, most loyal, special, amazing dogs.”

While some people breed pit bulls specifically to use as fighting dogs, the truth, Dr. Antin says, is that “99.999 percent of the pit bulls you see in the rescues and shelters are super sweet.” In fact, Chihuahuas are actually more aggressive as a breed than pit bulls — they just don’t have that extra strength that comes with being a big dog.

If you’re at a shelter and considering a pit bull, there are simple ways to tell if he or she might be overly aggressive. Hear more on that from Dr. Antin in the clip above.


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M1992 to Guest as Special Project at Pitti Uomo

MILAN — Italian designer Dorian Stefano Tarantini is changing the name of his brand Malibu 1992 into M1992. The new moniker will make its debut during the upcoming edition of Pitti Uomo, running Jan. 9 to 12 in Florence.
“It’s not such a radical change,” said Tarantini, addressing his will to “polish, simplify the name and have a more neutral [starting point]” for his creative process.
“Malibu [1992] tied me too much to the city of Malibu and California, which will remain part of my [inspirations], but I preferred to shorten the name also because M is the initial of Malibu but also of Milan, which is my city,” he added. The designer further stressed the importance of having a “code name, which opens to more possibilities” and of “characterizing the brand with my products and collections,” rather than with a name.
Launched almost four years ago as an artistic, 30-minute video project, Malibu 1992 evolved into a fashion brand combining Tarantini’s tornado of inspirations, ranging from music to neoclassicism, from punk to Californian luxury.
After two seasons of runway shows in Milan, the brand will unveil its new name and fashion course in Florence, as it has been selected as a special project

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Selfridges Opens K-Fashion Pop-up

NEW ARRIVALS: As Seoul Fashion Week drew to a close, 10 of its most promising designer names made their way to London to launch K-Fashion, a new pop-up at Selfridges aimed at spotlighting the best of South Korean design.
The designers created exclusive capsules for the pop-up, which is housed in the women’s designer galleries, on the store’s second floor.
Among the labels on show are Moohong and D-Antidote, which embrace a streetwear sensibility; Nohke, which stands out for its tailored outerwear, Munn, Push Button, Bourie, D.Gnak, Blindness and Resurrection.
Kuho Jung, Seoul Fashion Week’s executive director, said the group of designers, called “10 Soul,” was chosen by a committee that included international and local professionals.
Jung has been spearheading a number of initiatives in order to expose Seoul’s designers to an international audience and has hosted similar events in Milan and Paris.
He said he was drawn to London and to Selfridges, given their international appeal and the opportunity to have direct contact with customers through the pop-up space.
As Korean pop culture gains momentum internationally, Jung’s vision is to create as much interest in Korean design as there is in the country’s beauty industry and music. During the most recent Seoul Fashion Week, he drew

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Naoshi Sawayanagi formerly ran his own eponymous label, but now he has teamed with Hikari, niece of Japanese fashion designer Junko Koshino, on this new brand. It showed a mix of ath-leisure and preppy looks, nearly all in stark white, that would all have looked right at home in a country club. But the cropped racer-back tanks, tennis dresses, jogger pants, sports shorts and blazers quickly became repetitive and failed to provide excitement.

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Original Penguin Taps Band AJR for Spring 2018 Campaign

Men’s wear brand Original Penguin has tapped New York-based indie band AJR for its spring campaign, to be released in February of next year. Brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met were in Los Angeles this week to shoot the campaign as well as the music video for their single “Come Hang Out,” off their new album “The Click,” a version of which will also serve as the video campaign for OP’s spring collection.

Adam, Jack and Ryan Met of AJR. 
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“The shoot is some performance and some facial expressions, sort of like acting,” said Jack Met, explaining the concept of the video. “We are at a crazy party, but we are so busy performing that we don’t really notice the party going on around us,” he said.
Adam Met explained that it’s their first time linking with a fashion brand. “Original Penguin has great style, great simplicity and a throwback vibe that mirrors our style as a band. I also like the juxtapositions in the line, like a Seventies print shirt with Nineties pants. It’s sort of our like our music, a post-modern mix.”
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Kailyn Lowry & Ex Javi Marroquin Feud over ‘Infidelity’ Allegations: ‘I Feel Smothered By Your Insecurities’

 

Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin are finally tackling some of their biggest issues.

In an exclusive clip of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, the exes play a therapeutic game where large balls are tossed within the circles they stand in. The balls represent marital problems that couples often go through, some of which the two reality stars could not overcome.

“Insecurity,” Lowry says, tossing the ball into Marroquin’s circle. “I feel smothered by your insecurities. You make something out of nothing and then you never let it go. Ever.”

Marroquin immediately responds, “I came here hoping maybe there was a small chance we could figure it out and we could get back together.”

He then tosses a different ball, saying, “Infidelity. When you have to sleep with your phone under your pillow because you’re scared of what I’m going to see. I don’t agree with that.”

On MBCRS, Marroquin accused Lowry of cheating on him, but she said she had served him with divorce papers before his deployment when the alleged infidelity took place. The couple announced they were separating in 2016 after nearly three years of marriage

“This stems from your insecurity, what you fear is what you create,” Lowry tells Marroquin, referencing his accusations of cheating.

Lowry adds that money was also a factor in their separation, saying, “Every time there is a fight you say, ‘I get 50 percent of your money in this divorce.’ ”

“Well, f— you,” she continues, throwing the ball Marroquin’s way. “You are threatening the money I have now, as a single parent. You want to take me for child support … this is your ball. You’ve created this problem.”

At the end of the clip, Lowry accumulates more balls than Marroquin, and addresses why she was taking responsibility for most of their issues.

“I literally will take all the balls just to shut him the f— up,” she tells Dr. Ish Major.

“Does that resolve the issue?” he questions.

“Yes! I get away from him,” Lowry fires back.

Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WE tv.


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Helbers Suspends Collection Due to Production Woes

LONDON — Paul Helbers has put his eponymous men’s wear collection on ice due to production problems and confirmed Friday that the fall 2017 collection had not been delivered to clients.
The Dutch designer cited “a considerable controversy with our production coordination platform in Italy” and said “further development of the Helbers wardrobe will be put on hold for the moment.” He indicated that there were some quality issues. “The affordable high quality of the line is what we believe part of our initial success and requires a rigorous manufacturing standard.”
Helbers said that although the brand will be unavailable on the market, “I will continue to consult on collections, style, interior decoration, photography and visual communication.”
He said his signature brand would remain loyal to the ateliers with which it has been working, and that he is currently studying “alternative set-ups for the coordination of our production and logistics. The deliberate small scale of our company is to be able to work with specialized ateliers who can craft with skill and innovation.”
Helbers launched his first 20-piece collection in January 2016 in Paris, and became known for his laid-back tailoring, rich colors and fabrics. Before going solo, he did a five-year stint as

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Clandestina Becomes First Cuban Sportswear Label to Sell E-commerce

While political relations between the U.S. and Cuba might be chilly, the Havana-based Clandestina drove into the U.S. market by launching e-commerce.
Despite the barely month-old travel warning for American citizens and allegations of sonic attacks on staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Clandestina founder Idania del Río is trying to cozy up to the American market. Started in 2015 with Leire Fernández, the company is now the first Cuban fashion brand to sell online. While importing goods from Cuba remains challenging and costly due to U.S. legislation, independent designers in Cuba can provide their design services to American customers. Del Río and her team design all of the six styles that are offered online in the company’s studio. They are then digitally uploaded to American manufacturers that print, produce and ship the finished product to consumers in the U.S. and abroad.
Unreliable Internet and phone service, limited resources and distance from global markets are some of the factors that have deterred Cuba-based entrepreneurs from going global. To that point, a phone interview with Del Rio required numerous attempts due to the spotty phone connection “Sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse. In the rain, it’s even more terrible,” she said.
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Discovered Men’s Spring 2018

Tatsuya Kimura and Sanae Yoshida went grungy for spring, layering hooded sweatshirts, coats and loose-fitting pants in mixed plaids, denim, tie-dye and patchwork. Interspersed were a few more elegant looks of tailored black pants and jackets with flame motifs embroidered above the hems. And — likely due to the brand winning last season’s DHL Designer Award — there were also DHL branded T-shirts and bandages worn over nose bridges, which felt forced and over the top.

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Sogo Department Store Unveils APAC’s Largest Screen

HONG KONG – Department store Sogo has unveiled what it says is Asia Pacific’s largest LED outdoor screen, installed on the facade of its flagship store in Causeway Bay.
Facing Hennessy Road, the screen, called Cvision, began operating on Oct. 27. It measures approximately 19 meters by 72 meters (62 feet by 236 feet)—covering a surface area of more than five full-sized tennis courts. 
“Since its inception in 1985, Sogo Hong Kong, the city’s largest department store, has become an important cultural landmark in Causeway Bay and a must-go retail destination for tourists and citizens alike,” said Alfred Cheng, head of sales & marketing for the company. “The launch of Cvision further cements Hong Kong’s status as a world-class metropolis and demonstrates our relentless push to innovate and adapt in the digital age.” 
Powered by Mitsubishi Electric, the screen produces exceptionally vivid colors with a 50 percent deeper contrast than that of conventional LED screens, parent company Lifestyle International said. Eave-like louvers allow for an 80-degree vertical viewing angle, nearly double that of conventional screens, to maximize street-level visibility.

The Sogo department store screen under construction. 
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The screen’s operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, extended for an extra hour

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Carson Daly Pays Tribute to Dad as He Returns to Today After Parents’ Back-to-Back Deaths

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Carson Daly made an emotional return to the Today show on Thursday, paying tribute to his stepfather Richard Caruso, who died on Tuesday after a battle with bone cancer – just five weeks after the his mother Pattie Daly Caruso died of a heart attack.

“It’s been a rough month for my family,” Daly, 44, explained while sitting with co-anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah GuthrieAl Roker and Hoda Kotb on the NBC morning show.

“Last time I was here I was talking about my mom, who had unexpectedly passed away. She’d been the primary caregiver of my stepfather, who passed away on Tuesday now. His health was in peril, we know that was a foregone conclusion. Mom had been taking care of Dad. Mom was the one that went so quickly, and then we lost my Dad on Tuesday. It’s just been a crazy month. It’s just been really really hard.”

Daly explained that his biological father died when he was 5, and his mother Pattie married Richard  — whom he affectionately called “Pops” — three years later.

“He took us in,” Daly said. “He’s my role model, my mentor. Incredible guy. Old school — grew up in the depression. One of those guys who knew that life was going to be hard. Led by example, not by words. My mom had all the sayings and isms — you know, ‘You can shoot for the stars!’ And my dad woke up early, went to work, had a great deep personal faith that I later in life would gravitate towards. Again, led by example.”

“Family-first — we always had dinner in high school. He was like, ‘Hey, I don’t care what you do after, but we’re all going to have family dinner at 6 p.m. and then you can run off and go to the movies.’ That was dad,” Daly continued. “Drank Cutty Sark, worked hard, loved golf. Golf would be the sport that brought our relationship together. He taught me so much about life and really the man that I am. I’m grateful that I had 85 years with him. He was an incredible person.”

RELATED VIDEO: Carson Daly’s ‘Hero’ Stepfather Passes Away Five Weeks After the Death of His Mother: ‘He’s Reunited with Mom Now’

When Lauer told Daly that his parents must have been proud of him, the former TLR host got emotional.

“It’s hard to grasp that considering they were both healthy in June,” Daly said. “The enormity of this, the totality of a loss so soon, is still a struggle. But you’re absolutely right, we’re so blessed to have them both. They were incredible.”

“I realize the more pain that I feel losing my parents is testament to how much of an impact they made in my life,” he added. “They clearly equipped me with the tools to be able to handle it, and that’s because they were incredible parents.”

Before the end of the segment, Daly went on to express gratitude to his Today show family. “Thanks again to everybody here,” he said. “You guys are my family, and I love you guys.”

Earlier this month, Daly returned to Today to pay tribute to his mother, who died Sept. 17.

“When she walked in this room, she lit the place up,” Kotb told Daly on the Oct. 4 episode. “There was something special and unique.”

“She also stole everything!” said Daly with a laugh. “I’m telling you, going through her things, it’s an example of how much she loved life. She literally was a kleptomaniac. If it wasn’t nailed down, she took it. I’m talking about wine corks she would write on, ash trays, menus from around the world, rundowns from the Today show. She died at 73, but she lived a life that was passionately twice as much, so she really died at 146.”

“By the way, you guys gave my mom the greatest gift ever by employing me on the Today show, so she could watch me every single morning in her kitchen, and I know that she did,” he added. “There’s no place she’d rather have me be than right back here.”

Today airs weekdays beginning at 7 a.m. on NBC.


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Tailored Brands Expands Revolving Credit Facility

Tailored Brands, Inc. has amended its asset-based revolving credit facility to $ 550 million from $ 500 million and extended its maturity to October 2022 from June 2019.
In an early morning disclosure Thursday, Jack Calandra, chief financial officer of the former Men’s Wearhouse, said, “Our amended credit agreement provides Tailored Brands an additional $ 50 million of financial flexibility at a lower cost and better maturity profile.”
The agreement includes a $ 100 million expansion feature and has an improved fee structure. It matures in October of 2022 and is subject to a springing maturity provision relative to the company’s other outstanding debt.
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank was the lead arranger and administrative agent, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Capital Finance as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners, the company said.
Tailored Brands operates over 1,400 stores in the U.S. and Canada under the Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph Abboud, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G banners.

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Sotheby’s Taps Caroline Issa for Next ‘Contemporary Curated’ Sale

COLLECTING FANTASIES: Caroline Issa has channeled her fantasies in the artworks she has curated for the upcoming Sotheby’s “Contemporary Curated” sale in London.
The fashion director and chief executive officer of Tank magazine is joining the likes of Erdem Moralioglu, Anya Hindmarch and Michael Clark, who have all participated as guest curators in the ongoing initiative by Sotheby’s.
Issa said the collaboration with Sotheby’s “has been a mixture of education and rediscovery, finding things that catch one’s eye, seeking out unusual or rare finds, and looking up the artists or historical pieces that were new to me,” said Issa, who has always dabbled in art.
Tank magazine has had art as one of its key subjects, while her aunt Rose Issa is known as one of the first curators of contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern art.
“Art, just as much as fashion, often inspires an entire issue of the magazine, a photo shoot we conceive and can be a springboard for a brand campaign or a look. It can also confuse, madden and induce euphoria,” she said.
The pieces Issa chose for the auction are a mix of photography, watercolor paintings, sculpture and other mixed media pieces.
“Some of the works spoke to me because they

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Murral RTW Spring 2018

Many of the textiles selected by Ayumi Sekiguchi and Yusuke Muramatsu for their spring collection seemed to come from interior design elements, including curtains, upholstery and cushion covers. There was lots of lace, ruffles and scalloped trim on girly dresses and long skirts, while a bathrobe so closely resembled curtains that it even had a rope belt with tasseled ends. The designers also used botanical motifs, with floral accents embroidered onto the sleeves of jackets or the fronts of blouses.

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Selfridges Sees Sales Surge 16% in Fiscal 2016-17

LONDON – Selfridges saw sales surge 16 percent in fiscal 2016-17 to 1.6 billion pounds, boosted by an expanded accessories hall and by Selfridges.com, which the retailer said exceeded expectations in the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017.
The privately held Selfridges said that operating profit climbed 18 percent to 180 million pounds year-on-year.
Paul Kelly, managing director of Selfridges Group, said the results came from the “success of our long-term planning, and implementation of an ambitious program of capital expenditure across all channels and stores.”
As reported, Selfridges is three years into a 300 million pound capital expenditure program, which has seen investment in the e-commerce site and the opening of phase one of its new accessories hall, with the second phase set to open at the end of November.
The full job will be completed in summer 2018, and Selfridges said the refurbished, expanded halls will become the largest destination for luxury accessories in the world.
The company said that more than 200 million pounds of additional sales were generated in 2016-17 from the e-commerce site, from newly refurbished spaces at the Birmingham and Manchester stores and from the bigger London store.
Anne Pitcher, Selfridges’ managing director, said there was growth across all product

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From the Grassy Knoll to Ted Cruz’s Dad: The Biggest JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theories and How They’ve Been (Mostly) Debunked

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding through the streets of Dallas in an open-topped motorcade. With wife Jackie Kennedy by his side, the 46-year-old president was struck by two bullets — one in the head and one in the neck. Former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the murder, and a presidential commission later found that the gunman had acted alone.

But that conclusion has hardly satisfied the public, with JFK’s assassination fueling conspiracy theories for decades to come.

On Thursday, nearly 54 years later, the government is expected to release thousands of long-blocked and classified documents about JFK’s assassination, in a move that could further inflame existing conspiracy theories — or spawn new ones.

Here are three of the top conspiracy theories about JFK’s murder — so far:

1. The grassy knoll

Some say the trajectory of the bullets that struck JFK didn’t align with Oswald’s position on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, spurring theories that a second gunman — perhaps on the grassy knoll of Dallas’ Dealey Plaza — participated in the shooting.

That theory was given a boost by none other than the U.S. House of Representatives, which voted in 1976 — in the wake of the Watergate scandal — to establish a Select Committee on Assassinations to reinvestigate JFK’s killing.

The House found no evidence of Soviet, Cuban or CIA involvement in Kennedy’s assassination, but did conclude that there was “probably” a conspiracy involving a second gunman on the “grassy knoll,” The Washington Post reported, while pointing out that the theory has since been discredited multiple times.

In 2008, a team of experts used high-tech tools including 3-D computer simulations, artificial human body surrogates and modern blood splatter analysis to determine that Oswald’s perch is the likely origin point of the bullet that killed Kennedy, NBC News reported.

2. LBJ or the CIA

According to other widespread conspiracy theories, JFK’s assassination was plotted by the CIA and/or then-Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was sworn in as president hours after Kennedy was shot.

Some speculate that LBJ plotted Kennedy’s assassination because the vice president feared being dropped from the Democratic ticket in the upcoming 1964 election.

Kennedy’s personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, said in her 1968 memoir that Kennedy had in fact planned to replace Johnson as vice president, and that he told Lincoln as much just three days before he was killed.

However, historians and scholars have scoffed at the theory that LBJ orchestrated his boss’s death. Larry Sabato, author of The Kennedy Half-Century, told the Daily Beast the theory has no “hard evidence” and is “ridiculous.”

Others believe the CIA had Kennedy killed because the agency opposed some of the president’s positions on Cuba and Communism, particularly his refusal to offer air support for the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, a CIA mission to overthrow Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, Business Insider reported.

The new documents are expected to shed light on the CIA’s response to the assassination — and could finally put this conspiracy to rest.

Although this theory has been the hardest to disprove, Mark Fenster, author of Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture, told the Daily Beast he’s deeply skeptical of it because “I’m not convinced that the CIA of that era has shown itself as an organization to be exceptionally competent at doing anything but ruining other countries and people’s lives in openly secretive ways. Pulling off a JFK hit and keeping it secret this long would be the mark of an incredibly competent plot.”

3. Ted Cruz’s dad

A theory resurfaced by President Donald Trump on the campaign trail claims that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, was somehow involved in JFK’s killing and had been spotted with Oswald before the shooting.

Taking aim at his 2016 rival’s father, Trump told Fox News in a telephone interview last year, “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being, you know, shot. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this? Right? Prior to his being shot. And nobody even brings it up. I mean, they don’t even talk about that — that was reported. And nobody talks about it.”

This theory has also been widely discredited, with FactCheck.org pointing out that Trump was citing a National Enquirer articleThe piece quotes a photo expert who said an unidentified man spotted handing out Fidel Castro leaflets with Oswald has “more similarity than dissimilarity” to the elder Cruz.

RELATED VIDEO: Story Behind the Story: Jackie Kennedy and JFK’s Legacy

Speculation over JFK’s assassination is so popular that the majority of Americans have actually bought into the theories. A 2013 Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 62 percent of Americans believe Kennedy’s murder was part of a broader plot.

Meanwhile, Jackie Kennedy’s former Secret Service agent, Clint Hill, told PEOPLE this week that he believes the former first lady would support the release of the long-secret documents in the name of transparency.

“It was my understanding that she wanted all the information released,” he said. “She wanted people to have as much information about what actually happened as possible.”


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Supra Founder Launches Path Projects

According to Scott Bailey, there are 50 million people in the U.S. who run — and the market is still underserved.
“I hated the running apparel that was out there,” said Bailey. “I believe if you focus on one thing and do it well, there’s a consumer that’s going to buy it.”
Bailey is very comfortable with building brands. He cofounded One Distribution, which owned Supra, the sneaker brand, and KR3W, a skate apparel brand. K-Swiss bought the company in 2015.
Since then, Bailey’s been assessing the retail landscape, which he describes as the Wild West, and serving as a member on Zumiez’s board of directors. He’s used his learnings to start Path Projects, a direct-to-consumer running brand that targets men ages 20 to 60.
“The customer today doesn’t want to wear a big logo,” said Bailey. “They care about good product, traveling and getting the most bang for their buck.”
The Path Projects assortment takes all of these things into consideration. It includes subtly branded running shorts and baselines, or liners, which come in three different lengths, running shirts and hats with SPF protection. The shorts are made from a Toray flex fabric, liners are constructed with an antimicrobial, quick-drying performance mesh, and running

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Catherine Zeta-Jones to Host Walpole Awards

CALLING ON CATHERINE: Having just returned from Cannes where she was promoting her latest TV film “Cocaine Godmother,” Catherine Zeta-Jones is poised to add some pizzazz to the annual Walpole luxury industry awards in London next month.
Walpole, the association of British luxury brands, has tapped the actress to host its annual luxury awards, which will be held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Nov. 20. “Nobody does luxury better than the Brits,” said Zeta-Jones. “British luxury is desired the world over.” Walpole’s chief executive officer Helen Brocklebank called Zeta-Jones “one of our country’s greatest exports.”
Born and raised in Swansea, the Welsh actress has starred in “The Mask of Zorro,” “Entrapment” “Chicago” and “The Terminal,” and has also performed onstage in musicals including “42nd Street” and “Bugsy Malone.”
Cartier, Estée Lauder, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren are competing for the international luxury brand of the year award while David Collins Studio, Farfetch, Harrods and Matchesfashion.com have been shortlisted for the brand of the year award.
Johnstons of Elgin, Mulberry and Private White V.C. have been nominated for commitment to British manufacturing and Charlotte Tilbury, Farfetch and Yoox Net-a-porter Group are vying for the digital award. Jimmy Choo and Ettinger are up for the

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Memuse RTW Spring 2018

For her debut collection, Risa Aizawa drew inspiration from the neighborhood of Akihabara in Tokyo, which is known as a center of anime, manga and video game culture. She showed both innocent, Lolita-like looks, such as a quilted white dress with flounce sleeves and a bloomers-and-bib combo with a chiffon cape over the top, and darker, edgier pieces like skin-baring black HotPants and crop tops and body-con dresses covered in attached teddy bears. There was even a maid’s outfit, a nod to the fetishized “maid cafes” that are famous in Akihabara.

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Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh Reinvents an American Original

Everyone has a Levi’s story and Chip Bergh is no exception.
The president and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co. related that after graduating from college he joined the Army, and on a break, he traveled to Germany on a Eurorail pass. He spent the night in a youth hostel and like most young people, washed his Levi’s jeans by wearing them in the shower. He took his wallet out of his pocket and laid it on the windowsill and hung his jeans up to dry before heading off to bed.
Bergh woke with a start, realizing that he’d left his wallet in the shower and raced back into the bathroom. “The wallet was there, but the Levi’s were gone,” he said. “Levi’s were as good as cash back then,” and the older they were, the more valuable they became.
The brand traces its roots to 1853 when Levi Strauss, a Bavarian immigrant, traveled west during the Gold Rush and quickly realized that the miners and railroad laborers needed pants that could stand up to the rigors of their work. So he created the patented, riveted blue jean. “It was America’s original start-up,” Bergh said.
The brand spent decades in a growth

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Jennifer Lopez Steps Out in New York, Plus Blake Lively’s Birthday Message to Hubby Ryan Reynolds Has Twitter Cracking Up!

Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato Have an Epic Reunion at the InStyle Awards 2017

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Undercover, Takahiromiyashita The Soloist Named Guest Designer Brands at Pitti Uomo

MILAN — Japan is set to steal the spotlight at Pitti Uomo in January.
Undercover and Takahiromiyashita The Soloist will be the guest designer brands at the international men’s wear trade show, running Jan. 9-12 in Florence.
Longtime friends Jun Takahashi, founder and creative director of Undercover, and designer Takahiro Miyashita will both unveil their fall 2018 men’s collections with back-to-back runway shows on Jan. 11.

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The event will mark the return of Takahashi at Pitti Uomo, where he showed his men’s collection on the catwalk in 2009, while Miyashita will host his first Takahiromiyashita The Soloist show outside Japan.
As reported, a day earlier, on Jan. 10, Brooks Brothers will stage its first runway show in the sumptuous Salone dei Cinquecento inside Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, which will also house a brand retrospective open to the public from Jan. 11 to 14.

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Pitti Uomo’s collaboration with both established and upcoming international labels is part of the trade show’s strategy aimed at imposing itself as the leading player in the men’s wear industry. Last June, the trade show teamed up with Virgil Abloh, founder and creative director of Off-White, and J. W. Anderson, with both showing their

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Woolmark Co. Joins Forces With the Fashion Tech Lab for Innovation Award

WOOLMARK POWERS UP: As the bonds between fashion and technology get stronger, the Woolmark Co. has partnered with the Fashion Tech Lab for a new prize.
Twelve finalists that will be chosen for the Innovation Award powered by Fashion Tech Lab, which will be given to the collection with the most innovative and creative wool fabrication, process or development. The honor is tied to the Woolmark Co.’s International Woolmark Prize. The winner will also exemplify the most exciting approach to help reduce its social and environmental footprint.
Woolmark partnered with Fashion Tech Lab to try to bridge the gap between new technologies, sustainable innovations and luxury fashion and to educate and empower finalists through a dedicated mentorship program. The Woolmark Co.’s managing director Stuart McCullough said, “The ultimate aim of this exciting partnership is to give these 12 finalists — our future ambassadors — the best opportunity to enhance their business through innovation and sustainable processes, so they can meet the discerning needs of tomorrow’s customer. As the award continues to evolve, our aim is to encourage designers to think beyond today and embrace future technologies, which will ultimately provide a positive impact for tomorrow.”
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Tory Sport RTW Spring 2018

Tory Burch’s Sport line is not for the girl who wants to blend in with the legions of fitness fiends clad in black leggings, black sports bras and black tanks with a white swoop here or there. Her line goes big with happy color, for spring, inspired by David Hicks, as was her main line. Burch brought Hick’s florals and bold, graphic color into sport with printed navy and scarlet bomber, an orange and blue sports bra and leggings, and a floral-printed Neoprene zip-up one-piece swimsuit.
It wasn’t just cute. Burch takes the performance aspect of the collection seriously, pushing her staff to infuse technical development into everything, whether it’s Coolmax cashmere sweatpants, a ruffled tennis sweater or golf vest. “I said, ‘Let’s make functionality a given, not a design detail,’” said Burch during a preview. In addition to working with fabrics with wicking, cooling and anti-microbial properties, golf skirts come with under-shorts and pockets big enough for scorecards and a yellow and navy jacket is fully reversible to a waterproof rain slicker. As for the Little Grumps frowny-faced tennis balls that have become a charming brand logo and graced a fresh white oversize sweater, pastel sweatshirts and Ts, well, that

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Karl Lagerfeld: In Their Own Words

What’s Karl Lagerfeld’s greatest contribution to fashion? An array of industry figures weigh in:
 
“Karl Lagerfeld has set a unique design path ever since his first collections and collaborations with major luxury houses such as Fendi. Never has anyone deployed such inventiveness and coherence in fashion over such a long period. If I had to pinpoint the source of his talent, I would seek it in drawing: Karl sketches admirably well, he has an artist’s eye and a craftsman’s hand. He is a rare combination of a deep European culture, a keen sense of line and silhouette, and a continuously renewed passion for the tradition of artisanal professions whose know-how he invigorates with each collection. I am infinitely grateful to him for his friendship and his loyalty. He knows how deeply I respect and admire him.” — Bernard Arnault
 
“I doubt that Karl Lagerfeld has ever been bored in his life. He takes his inspiration from so many places and so many things. He took on the codes of Coco Chanel’s iconic brand and injected it with a spirit and creativity that has kept it modern and relevant to women of all ages. He has such energy and such incredible influence, not

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Sam Smith Opens Up on Gender-Fluid Identity: ‘I Feel Just as Much a Woman as I Am a Man’

Sam Smith doesn’t need labels.

In a candid interview with The Sunday Times, the English singer opened up his gender identity, saying he doesn’t consider himself a cisgender man.

“I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man,” he elaborated.

Smith explained that he likes dressing in drag, revealing that he hits up the Australian drag shop House of Priscilla whenever he’s in Sydney, Australia.

“Oh, my god, I just buy everything — heels, dresses,” he said. “We have a great time.”

And this habit is nothing new. The 25-year-old crooner said he used to head to school in women’s clothing as a teen.

“There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really,” he said. “I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr. Martens and huge fur coats, for 2 ½ years.”

RELATED VIDEO: Sam Smith on His Dramatic Weight Loss: ‘I Went to Bed Dreaming of Tuna Melts’

Smith also opened up about coming out as gay, saying, “Looking back on it, it was the fear of saying the wrong thing and offending … And I was 19 when I started writing the first album. I’d just moved to London from a village — I was literally the only gay in the village. I didn’t know what I wanted to say.”

The singer also teased fans with a hint of what his new album Thrill of It All, dropping on Nov. 3, holds.

“I think they show my growth, my confidence. I feel like they show me,” he said. “They show the gay guy I’ve become.”

Earlier this month, Smith attended a performance of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen — and rumored new boyfriend Brandon Flynn was also there.

His theater outing comes after he was pictured kissing and holding hands with the 13 Reasons Why star while out in Greenwich Village earlier in the day.


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Charlotte Tilbury Heads to Asia Via Lane Crawford

BEAUTY BOOM: British beauty brand Charlotte Tilbury is looking to Asia after making its first move to expand internationally in the Middle East.
On Monday, it announced a partnership with Lane Crawford that will begin next summer.
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“Starting in Hong Kong, at Lane Crawford, Charlotte plans to take her makeup revolution far and wide across Asia, with further plans to be announced in the coming months,” the company said. The brand’s web site will also begin shipping to Asia in early 2018.
Charlotte Tilbury opened its largest-ever store in Kuwait in September, a two-story, 2,600 square feet location in The Avenues mall. Stores in Qatar’s Doha Festival City and in Dubai Mall are set to open later this month and in January, respectively.
In April, Charlotte Tilbury secured a fresh round of funding from Sequoia Capital kick-starting its global expansion. The company said, at the time, that its cosmetics are carried in more than 70 doors globally, and its fragrances in more than 100 stores internationally.
RELATED: Charlotte Tilbury Gets Fresh Investment from Sequoia Capital >> 

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Black Eye Patch RTW Spring 2018

This brand, designed anonymously, put on a presentation that was part fashion show and part street performance, all set in an old Noh theater. Bikers popped wheelies in branded satin parkas, and skateboarders did laps in hooded sweatshirts, baggy shorts and oversize coats. Athletic influences were seen in track skirts and sweatpants, but the most common denominator were the logos, which were printed prominently on nearly every piece.

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Gucci, Loewe and Dior Named Fashion Awards Nominees

INTERNATIONAL DASH: Gucci, Loewe and Dior have all been named as potential winners of The Fashion Awards 2017, which will take place at Royal Albert Hall in London on Dec. 4.
Formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, it is run in partnership with Swarovski, as previously reported.
During an event in London’s Soho House on Monday morning, the British Fashion Council announced the nominees for the nine categories, including business leader, urban luxe brand and designer of the year.
Alessandro Michele for Gucci, J.W. Anderson for Loewe, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, Phoebe Philo for Céline and Raf Simons for Calvin Klein were shortlisted in the designer of the year category. Meanwhile, Christopher Kane, Erdem, J.W. Anderson, Roksanda and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen will vie for the women’s wear award.
Burberry, Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner, J.W. Anderson and Martine Rose have been nominated for British designer of the year in men’s wear, while Faustine Steinmetz, Matty Bovan, Rejina Pyo and Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E. are up for the British emerging talent in women’s wear prize.
Cottweiler, Charles Jeffrey, Henry Holland, Phoebe English Man and A-Cold-Wall will compete for the British emerging talent in men’s wear prize.
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Boy Oh Boy! Jane the Virgin Star Justin Baldoni and Wife Emily Welcome Son Maxwell Roland-Samuel

It’s a Baldoni baby boy!

Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni and his wife Emily are parents for a second time — to a son named Maxwell Roland-Samuel Baldoni, PEOPLE confirms exclusively. Born on Wednesday, Oct. 18, little Maxwell measured 21½ inches in length and weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz.

“Our little Maxwell Roland-Samuel Baldoni came into this world on Wednesday and showed us that it was possible for our hearts to double in size … again,” the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively. (They are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Maiya.)

“Maiya is so excited to have a baby brother and is already helping change his diapers and giving him tons of kisses,” add the new parents of two. “We want to thank everyone for all the love and prayers. We are so grateful.”

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The 33-year-old actor announced in May that the couple would be adding to their brood, sharing a touching video featuring Maiya telling friends and family that she’s going to be a big sister.

“Surprise!! With insane amounts of joy, gratitude (and yes, lets be real, a tiny bit of fear) … Emily, Maiya and I are thrilled to announce that our little family is GROWING!!! WHOHOOOO!!!!!!!” he wrote on Instagram.

“Baby Baldoni #2 is currently cooking in the most beautiful, thoughtful, kind, and compassionate oven on the planet @emilybaldoni,” Justin added. “With so much darkness in the world, there’s nothing like the announcement of brand new, pure and innocent life to bring joy to the hearts of the people we love so much.”

RELATED: Justin Baldoni Writes Emotional Letter to His Unborn Son in Sweet Gender Reveal

The spouses of four years shared exclusive photos from their son’s nursery with PEOPLE in early October, with Justin telling PEOPLE at the time, “The chaos of raising a family is filled with highs and lows and ups and downs, and it’s all about Emily and me coming together as a couple and as a family unit and figuring out how to do this.”

“Raising a child is a big responsibility — but it’s also awesome,” he explained.

FROM PEN: Milo Ventimiglia Reveals The Three Times He Almost Quit Acting

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And while Maiya is, according to her dad, “going to become an amazing big sister who is so nurturing and caring,” he and Emily told PEOPLE earlier this month that there are “some fears” about their shifting family dynamic.

“One is like, ‘How am I ever going to be able to love this little child as much as I love Maiya?’ ” Emily explained. “I know it’s a common fear and it’s very, very real.”

RELATED: See All the Photos from Justin and Emily Baldoni’s “Bright” Nursery for Their Son: “Light Equals Happiness”

“As most parents say, your heart just expands and your love is there and you fall in love all over again,” she continued, “but before you experience that, there’s a fear of, ‘Oh my gosh, how am I going to fall in love with this little creature like I have with Maiya?’ ”

Added Justin of the challenges, “I think it’s important to talk about because, generally, you read articles like this and it’s really cute — ‘Oh, we love our nursery’ and, ‘Oh, we’re really happy’ and, ‘Oh, life is beautiful‘ — but in reality, all of us are scared out of our minds, we’re stressed, things are crazy. We’re figuring this out like everybody else.”

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In the Spotlight: Thomas Finney’s Modern Take on Made-to-Measure

Designer: Thomas Finney
Backstory: The Michigan native initially thought his career path would lead to the film industry. But once he got immersed in the Savannah College of Art and Design, he switched gears to fashion design, with a focus on men’s wear. He scored an internship with Thom Browne and so impressed the designer that he was hired to be a full-time men’s designer for the label after graduation. He stayed at his “dream job” for four years, working on both the commercial and runway collections, before leaving for a short stint working with Aaron Levine at Club Monaco. “I went from high concept to high street,” he said. About 18 months ago, he took the plunge and launched his own eponymous label, zeroing in on tailored clothing and furnishings.
Aesthetic: Finney admits to a love for Americana and based his silhouette off of a Forties golfing jacket. His ability to combine old-school tailoring techniques with new technology results in a slim, modern cut that is comfortable and easy to wear. In addition to suits, Finney has also created an entire day-to-night wardrobe ranging from denim with a suede crotch — “Yes, I went there.”— to leather jackets and knitwear.
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The Outnet Toasts Campaign With Amber Valletta in L.A.

The Outnet’s executive vice president Andres Sosa welcomed Amber Valletta to the family at a dinner at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills on Thursday night. The supermodel appears as the first “face” for the online retailer, part of the Yoox Net-a-porter Group, in its fall digital campaign alongside pal Missy Rayder.
“We’ve never pictured a personality in any of our campaigns before, and we thought Amber was the perfect person to bring it to life,” Sosa said. The small gathering included some of Valletta’s oldest friends, Jaime King, Crystal Lourd, Rosetta Getty, Ross Cassidy, Jennifer Meyer, Shiva Rose and Cameron Silver. Also in the mix were Erica Pelosini, Carlos Lopez, Brigette Romanek, Elsa Dahan and Shea Marie.
Valletta wore a Saint Laurent sequin sheath and smoking jacket, part of The Outnet’s discounted high-fashion offerings. Some guests found it hard to believe that she’s a mother of a 17-year-old son. “It was his birthday yesterday, and we went car shopping,” Valletta said. She agreed to let him get a pickup truck, she said, “because it’s sturdy and safe.”
“Teenagers can be a handful” said Getty, who has two. “I’m trying to negotiate with my daughter right now, because she’s trying to stay out past her curfew.

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Yukihero Pro-Wrestling RTW Spring 2018

Cowabunga, dudes! Yukihiro Teshima said he wanted to realize one of his childhood dreams with his spring show, and so he got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to join in the fun. Cheerleaders jumped around shaking gold pom-poms and threw each other into the air, creating a fun, festivallike atmosphere. The clothes were less exciting, with lots of simple shapes like work-inspired shirts, pants and coveralls, as well as outdoorsy shorts and rain ponchos. Teshima did his best to spice things up with color and quirky prints, including turtles, tiles, pizza and tie-dye.

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Andreja Pejic to Be Represented by Ford Models

FORD MODELS TAPS PEJIC: Andreja Pejic has joined Ford Models as the agency’s first openly transgender  model.
Raised in Australia as a war refugee from former Yugoslavia, the 26-year-old Pejic is the first transgender model to have been profiled in Vogue, to appear on a GQ cover and to front an ad campaign, for Make Up For Ever.
She was the first model to make a successful career in women’s wear and men’s wear and to be featured on both boards of her modeling agency. Before coming out as a trans woman in late 2013, Pejic was known as the first completely androgynous model. She will be represented by Ford Models women’s board.
Pejic was discovered in 2007 while working at McDonald’s and gained recognition after her 2010 Paris Vogue feature styled by Carine Roitfeld, where she was dressed in women’s wear and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. She went on to walk in top runway shows such as John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, Paul Smith and Jean Paul Gaultier, where she opened the show in women’s haute couture and closed the show in a man’s suit. During London Fashion Week in February 2015, Pejic made her first runway appearance as

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All Grown Up! Angelina Jolie Walks Hand-in-Hand with Older Daughters Shiloh and Zahara on the Red Carpet

Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet Friday night with two special ladies by her side: daughters Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt.

The mother-daughter trio looked close as can be as they smiled and posed for photographers at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres where The Breadwinner, the upcoming animated film about a headstrong young girl in Afghanistan who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family, was having its Los Angeles premiere. (Jolie served as a producer on the film.)

Jolie, 42, wore a white Ulyana Sergeenko demi-couture crêpe dress with three-quarter length sleeves. The Oscar winner accessorized the look with a diamond ribbon brooch and cream pumps.

Shiloh, 11, wore an all-black ensemble  — which included a long-sleeve button-down collared shirt, vest, and slacks. The short-haired pre-teen carried a black backpack on her shoulders, and wore a two necklaces over her shirt.

Zahara also wore an all-black outfit. Her look was a flowing sheer asymmetrical gown which she wore over a black mini slip dress. The 12-year-old paired the frock with ankle-length lace-up boots.

RELATED: Angelina Jolie Goes Glam for First They Killed My Father Premiere in NYC with All Six Children

Much has changed over the last year in Jolie’s life, but her dedication to her children has remained constant. After filing for divorce from Brad Pitt on Sept. 19, 2016, Jolie retreated from the spotlight to focus on her family as they worked to heal from the traumatic split.

“I have had my ups and downs. I guess I am a little bit stronger,” the actress, director and philanthropist told PEOPLE in September. “We all have our difficult times, but as a mother you also have a responsibility first and foremost towards the kids. They are going through their formative years and everything else comes second to that.”

RELATED VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Opens Up to PEOPLE About Her ‘Difficult’ Year: ‘I Am a Little Bit Stronger’

And while Jolie plans on taking on more acting roles in the future, including Maleficent 2, she said her priority remains her children (aside from Zahara and Shiloh, Jolie is also mother to Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Vivienne and Knox, 9).

“Everything will be around the children,” she said. “I haven’t worked for over a year now because they needed me home. Everything was just stopped. I’m really sitting and talking with them because everything affects them. Every location, every type of project, I’m going to have to adjust it to however much they can handle.”

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David Donahue Pops Up at Rothmans

The David Donahue pop-up at Rothmans. 

David Donahue is tired of keeping a low profile.
The men’s wear brand has been around since 1973 and is carried in such high-end retailers as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and more than 200 specialty stores. But siblings Rob and Suzy Donohue, who now run the company started by their father, are hoping to heighten the brand’s visibility.
The company started as a men’s accessories manufacturer but over the years has expanded into all categories including suits, sweaters, jeans and outerwear.
The first move to get its name better known came in 2016 when the brand started dressing the NBC Sports football commentators. That relationship will expand into David Donahue dressing the sportscasters at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year as well, Rob Donohue revealed.
On Thursday night, the brand took another step forward by opening its first pop-up shop inside of the Rothmans men’s store on Union Square in Manhattan.
Rothmans’ president Ken Giddon said this is the first time in the history of the store’s rotating pop-up program that the inventory was sparse before the party. “It started selling since we put it in,” he said. “This is a great opportunity to showcase a

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