Kate Middleton Proved Her Mom Skills with This Quick-Thinking Move Today

Royal mom to the rescue!

When Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child in April, came across a young boy who looked sick during a royal outing in Coventry on Tuesday, she immediately sprang into action.

“Princess Kate came over and give him a sickbag, our little Craig,” Carole Flynn, a learning mentor at Corpus Christi primary school, said. “I think he was a little bit overcome.”

Craig Skipper, a 10-year-old student at Corpus Christi, had been waiting for three hours in the cold to see the royal couple’s arrival.

“He went quite pale,” Flynn said. “She came over to speak to him, and noticed he was not very well. She asked if he was okay. She bent down and was concerned.”

Kate then went over to talk to one of her bodyguards and came back with a brown paper bag for him in case he got sick.

“It was lovely of her,” Flynn said. “She really took time with him. You can tell she is a mom, and has got that caring side.”

Fortunately, the bag turned out not to be necessary.

“He is a little bit better now,” Flynn added.

Kate wasn’t the only one putting her parenting reflexes to good use. Prince William expertly calmed down a little girl in the crowd who was crying because she wanted a hot chocolate.

“I have to go down now,” William told her before he had to go into the Coventry Cathedral for his next appointment. But before turning away to leave, he asked her if he should order her a hot chocolate — with marshmallows!

The young girl enthusiastically approved. “With lots of cream,” she said.

William was also given some advice for when the couple welcomes their third child in a few months — get lots of sleep.

Mom of three, Kelly Brown, who was in the crowd with her 2-year-old daughter, told reporters, “I told William ‘I’ve got three kids so get as much sleep as you can,’ and he laughed and said, ‘I’m trying.’ “

With reporting by SIMON PERRY
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The Show/Presentation Divide

MILAN — Does the men’s wear industry need fashion shows?
After trying out the catwalk, several men’s wear brands — from Brioni to Canali — have returned to the presentation format this fashion season just as Pitti Uomo continues to shine, drawing international buyers and press to the exhibition. To be sure, the Florence-based trade show has been growing by inviting young or cutting-edge designers from around the world for runway shows and presentations. But much of its authority and relevance rests on the array of men’s wear brands showing their collections at their stands.
At the same time, Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week is going through a transition phase, as several brands have opted for coed shows and moved to women’s fashion week, from Gucci and Bottega Veneta to Missoni and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Whatever the case, it appears that there is no longer one clear-cut strategy to unveiling a collection and that anything goes. Actually, experimentation is key.
“I think that breaking the patterns is good and nobody knows what will happen next,” said Kean Etro, creative director of men’s wear at the family-owned company. “Entrepreneurs should take risks, and if you do the same old, it’s boring.”
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Sisley Unveils New Hair-care Brand

BRAND NEW: Sisley is launching a new brand — this time, for hair.
“It’s a rather emotional moment for us to introduce a new brand,” said Philippe d’Ornano, president of Sisley, during a party held in Paris on Monday evening. “The last brand we launched was by my mother and father — Sisley.” That was in 1976.
Cut to today, and the luxury beauty company will shortly roll out Hair Rituel by Sisley, whose product collection includes a revitalizing volumizing shampoo, a revitalizing smoothing shampoo, a restructuring conditioner, a regenerating hair mask and a hair-care oil.

A Hair Rituel product 
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“We are really treatment specialists,” said Isabelle d’Ornano, Philippe’s mother, after the screening of a brief film to present the brand. Hair care, after all, is considered the new skin care today.

At the Hair Rituel by Sisley party. 
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Rossignol Men’s Fall 2018

For Rossignol’s Studio collection, Andrea Pompilio showed respect for the history of the brand and said he wished to “telegraph the precision and technicality” of the company’s expertise in the mountains for “daily, performing city pieces.”
The designer highlighted Rossignol’s down jackets, rendering them season-less and ultralight. Pompilio layered the pieces, designed to be combined freely. A standout look comprised a padded corduroy jacket with knitwear intarsia and a removable ecological shearling collar, worn over comfortable and loose pied-de-poule pants.
Functional details, such as snap-hooks and ski-lift badges, became decorative elements for the city, as did mesh pockets, applied on the sleeves of a checkered shirt in vivid and contrasting orange and blue.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kaia Gerber Designs Capsule Collection With Karl Lagerfeld

PARIS — Move over, Gigi — there’s a new “It” girl in town.
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, Kaia Gerber has inked her first big design collaboration, with Karl Lagerfeld, no less. The 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford has worked on a capsule collection that will hit stores in September, WWD has learned exclusively.
Consisting of ready-to-wear and accessories, including footwear, sunglasses and jewelry, the line is described as blending Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and Gerber’s signature West Coast casual style, which has garnered her 2.7 million followers on Instagram.
The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection will launch globally in Karl Lagerfeld stores, online at Karl.com and with select wholesale partners.
Lagerfeld singled out Gerber as a rising talent months before her breakout season in September, which saw her walk the catwalk for 18 brands, including Calvin Klein, Prada, Saint Laurent and Versace.
She ended it with an honor most seasoned models would die for: Opening the Chanel show for Lagerfeld, who in addition to heading his own label is creative director of Chanel and Italian fur specialist Fendi.
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Wrong Woman Is Kidnapped and Killed in Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot: Police

A Florida woman was kidnapped and killed in what police are calling a murder-for-hire plot gone awry.

In a press conference held on Friday night, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson revealed that the plot began after Ishnar Marie Lopez-Ramos, 35, allegedly hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera, 22, and his girlfriend Glorianmarie Quinones-Montes, 22, to murder a woman who was in a relationship with a man that Lopez-Ramos was in love with, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The murder was planned and executed between Jan. 7 and “the early morning hours of the 8th.”

According to police, the suspects were able to track the woman to a store at a shopping center in Osceola County. However, once there, the suspects mistakenly identified Janice Zengotita-Torres, 42, as the “intended target when she left the store.”

PEOPLE’s request for additional comment from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately returned.

Not realizing their mistake, “the suspects followed the victim to her apartment and in the parking lot they forcibly put the victim into the back of her own vehicle and they drove away,” Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson explained.

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The suspects then allegedly drove to a nearby bank where they obtained Zengotita-Torres’ ATM card and pin code.

After Lopez-Ramos allegedly “withdrew money from the victim’s account,” the suspects drove back to the victim’s apartment in Orlando. While Quinones-Montes went into the victim’s apartment, Lopez-Ramos and Ramos-Rivera “realized that they had mistakingly taken the wrong person.”

“However, the suspects continued with their plan of murder and allegedly tied the victim with zip ties and then her head in duct tape and garbage bags,” Gibson continued.

After Ramos-Rivera allegedly “began beating the victim until she was unconscious,” the three suspects drove the victim’s vehicle to Ormond Beach, where they dumped her body. They then allegedly drove back to Orlando before leaving the victim’s vehicle in Orange County.

According to police, the victim died “from suffocation.”

Police said Zengotita-Torres’ husband contacted the sheriff’s office on the morning of Jan. 8 to report her missing.

The body of a woman found at Ormond Beach on Jan. 8 was “positively identified as Janice Zengotita-Torres” two days later, police said.

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Police said the first suspect they apprehended was Lopez-Ramos, who was caught “while she was attempting to use the ATM card of the victim.” After she was brought back to the sheriff’s office, Lopez-Ramos gave “a full confession” and named the two other suspects.

After the police apprehended Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes, they also gave full confessions.

According to police, “all three confirmed that this was a murder-for-hire and the victim was mistakingly targeted and murdered.”

“I get emotional because it touches me so deeply that one of our citizens was killed in such a manner over a mistaken identification and in the end it appears to be a lover’s triangle,” Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson continued at the press conference held on Friday.

According to online jail records, Lopez-Ramos, Ramos-Rivera and Quinones-Montes are currently housed in Osceola County Jail and face charges of premeditated first-degree murder. No attorneys are listed for all three suspects.


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EXCLUSIVE: Simon Spurr Unveils His First Collection for Eidos

MILAN — “Making the brand younger, clean, more modern and elevated, slighter closer to the Isaia brand but distinctively different” is the mission that Simon Spurr said he embraced when, in November, he joined Eidos, the Isaia company’s advanced contemporary firm.
The New York-based, British designer — who has worked in the men’s wear departments of labels including Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren before launching his namesake brand — presented his first Eidos collection exclusively to WWD in the new Isaia headquarters here.
In order to attract “more fashion costumers” but at the same time target a broad audience in terms of age, Spurr designed a versatile collection that, unlike the quintessentially Italian Isaia tailored line, is rooted in an international aesthetic.
In keeping with the British designer’s signature style, the lineup is focused on clean, lean silhouettes infused with a touch of “romanticism and sensitivity,” explained Spurr, who also highlighted the “wearability” of the collection.

A look from the Eidos fall 2018 collection. 
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Featuring more tailoring than in previous seasons, the Eidos fall 2018 effort offers impeccable slim suits, including styles with double-breasted jackets reworked to accommodate six vertical buttons, instead of four. While the overall silhouette of the pants is straight and slim,

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EXCLUSIVE: Maison Margiela to Present First Men’s Collection Under John Galliano

MAN UP: With Paris Men’s Fashion Week set to kick off Tuesday, management at Maison Margiela has confirmed that the house on Friday will present the first men’s collection entirely created and developed under the direction of John Galliano.
The show will take place in the Salle Turenne of the Musée de l’Armée in the Hôtel des Invalides, a complex of buildings in the city’s 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments relating to the military history of France.
Since joining the OTB-owned house in October 2014, Galliano has had no official involvement in the men’s collection, according to Riccardo Bellini, the house’s chief executive officer. It’s been a step-by-step process for the designer.
“Creating a new aesthetic language rooted in the maison’s couture spirit has always been at the core of Mr. Galliano’s creative vision for the future of the house. Rather than curating the past we have chosen to look at the future and John Galliano’s vision represents a forward-thinking view on the maison and its DNA,” he said. “This collection will offer an elevated and powerful new foundation for men’s wear, strongly positioned within the luxury arena.”
For men’s, the brand counts about 60 direct stores and around 400 multibrand and department stores worldwide.

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GCDS Men’s Fall 2018

“Streetwear, sometimes it’s too hard to define, it’s a place where young people want to belong but still it’s a place of creativity for me so I wanted to make it as fun and as colorful as possible,” said Giuliano Calza, who decided to stage a three-act “play” around it, booking out Milan’s Teatro Manzoni and even putting on a toffee apple stand for guests in the build up to the entertainment.
There was no script, instead the Instagrammable garb did the talking, as a series of characters emerged from tent flaps atop a faux hill and sauntered down a faux path to a soundtrack of old school cartoon classics from works including “Sleeping Beauty” and “Dumbo.”
There was a whole load of kawaii-kitsch going down, and lashings of pink, from – for the ladies – the faux bourgeois navy quilted skirt suits studded with bright red dots to candyfloss coats in tacky fabrics recalling baby blankets studded with ritzy plastic gems to – for the lads – nubby teddy bear fleeces and bright tracksuits recalling surf shorts, mixed with girly graphics courtesy of a collaboration with Disney.
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Ariane Labed Named the Face of Chloé’s New Perfume

NEW ROLE: Actress Ariane Labed has been named the face of the upcoming Chloé fragrance, due out in March.
Labed, who was born and raised in Greece, began her film career in “Attenberg” in 2010. She then starred in movies such as “Before Midnight,” “Fidelio,” “L’Odyssée d’Alice,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “The Lobster.”
Her film projects currently in the works include a role in “Mary Magdalene,” opposite Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, and “The Souvenir: Part 1,” starring Robert Pattinson.
Of the new Chloé advertising, Labed said in a statement: “The woman depicted in this new campaign is free-spirited, strong and adventurous. She takes on the world, its beauty and is curious about everything it has to offer. In that sense she is very inspiring to me.”
“Ariane combines different cultures and displays multiple talents,” said Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, chief executive officer of Chloé. “She loves to cross new frontiers and encounter the world.”
The next Chloé fragrance is meant to introduce a new facet of the Chloé woman’s personality, according to Simona Cattaneo, chief marketing officer at Coty Luxury, which is the brand’s fragrance licensee. “Spontaneity, openness to the world and freedom are the values she lives by,” said Cattaneo.

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RHONY Star Jill Zarin’s Husband Bobby Dies After Battle with Cancer

Jill Zarin‘s husband Bobby has died from cancer.

Jill announced the news in a family statement on her official website, revealing that Bobby died on Saturday surrounded by his family.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer,” the family said in a statement. “There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone for all your love, and support during this difficult time.”

His stepdaughter Aly Shapiro remembered him in a touching Instagram post also on Saturday, sharing a gallery of photos of the two over the years.

“We ❤ Bobby…” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me such a wonderful family and being the most incredible step-Dad anyone could ever ask for. I don’t remember a time without you, and you will not be forgotten. Every shot of patron, every time we listen to Hotel California, every vroom of a Ferrari you will be right there with us. You fought with dignity and courage, surrounded by all of us with love and respect till the very end. You can rest In peace now, we love you so much.”

She also provided service details, which will be held Monday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at Riverside Memorial in New York City.

Bobby was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and went on to have his thyroid removed as well as underwent radioactive iodine treatment.

“The radioactive iodine usually kills off whatever undetectable cancer cells are left in your body after surgery,” he previously told PEOPLE. “We thought it was cured – and it usually is in about 93 percent of cases. But I wasn’t able to absorb the radioactive iodine. So it came back.”

The cancer wound up returning and spread to his lungs. In Fall 2016, Jill revealed to PEOPLE that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Although the Real Housewives of New York City alum remained hopeful throughout Bobby’s treatment, she said “his cancer took an unexpected turn” over the summer. In July, Bobby was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he recovered from a procedure.

“He is not going down without a fight,” Jill told PEOPLE exclusively. “We’re hoping for a miracle,” she said about the love of her life.

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After he was admitted to the hospital in July, Jill hadn’t left his side and did everything she could to make him comfortable.

“I’m in shock,” she said. “I’m in physical shock. I’ve lost 8 lbs. already. He was doing well for a very, very long time. Then the cancer came back in his brain last fall and since then, it’s been one thing after another.”

As Bobby’s treatment continued, Jill remained dedicated to raising money for thyroid cancer research for him and others who have the deadly disease through her Annual Luxury Luncheon, which was opened to the public for the first time last year.

Last January, the couple celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. “Happy 16th wedding Anniversary to the most wonderful husband, father and friend in the world. I love you with all my ❤❤❤ we will get thru this and be together forever,” Jill wrote about her husband. 

And in celebration of his birthday last February, Jill posted multiple photos of Bobby on Instagram with loving captions. “I’m so happy and at peace these days with the love of my life living La Vida Boca!” she wrote.

“He is the most loving and caring person I have ever known besides my father. Sometimes life just isn’t fair,” she previously told PEOPLE about Bobby. “But we have such a great love story. He is the love of my life and I will do everything in my power to heal and care for him.”

Bobby ran Zarin Fabrics, which was opened by his father, Harry Zarin, in 1936. The New York native is survived by Jill, his three children — Jonathan, David and Jennifer Zarin — and stepdaughter, Ally.


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Marcelo Burlon County of Milan Fall 2018

A BMX off-road racing bicycle set the tone at the Marcelo Burlon County of Milan coed show. While a stunt biker performed in the background, Burlon’s models wore trucker jackets, sweatshirts, cropped bombers and jogging pants with details and shapes from the sport.  For fall, the designer continued to build the brand on these pillar elements but the collection also had a dark edge, with a dash of Dario Argento inspiration and tarot-card iconography: Images of a pink elephant with a red hat or an octopus under a UFO embellished a beautiful shearling jacket; puffer jackets with poison flies, as well as a skull with a rose or the now-staple Gothic graphics adorned his hoodies. Agonism and mystery were juxtaposed. Cupido, or Cupid, the god of desire and love, was also a recurring theme. One female model wore it drawn over a heart on a T-shirt, with a Mets bomber jacket and shredded denim shorts. Men donned oversized buffalo checked jackets, open over a T-shirt and worn over sports pants. Burlon delivered what his customers want – and then some.

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Vera Wang and Ladurée Collaborate on Desserts

SWEET TOOTH: Vera Wang and Ladurée have teamed up for a dessert collaboration called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The desserts launched this week.
The first of its kind for Vera Wang and Ladurée, the collection features a coconut crème Chantilly macaron as well as a mango and coconut wedding cake. Crafted in Ladurée’s patissiers, the confections were inspired by Wang’s bridal designs and pay homage to her lifelong connection to Paris.
“Among my most memorable and enchanting experiences in Paris has always been Ladurée, whether it was tea sandwiches, shopping with my mother or taking my daughters for lunch in St. Germain, Ladurée has always ben a part of my Parisian experience,” Wang said. She said she was happy to collaborate with Elisabeth Holder, the heir and president of Ladurée U.S., on designing a bespoke wedding cake inspired by one of her gowns.
“A coconut Chantilly macaron and a mango flavored coconut wedding cake were heaven at first bite for me. I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” Wang said.
“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight the Ladurée Wedding Collection. It is the first time that a designer has created a cake

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EXCLUSIVE: Model Christopher Cates Pens Letter Calling for Action Against Harassment

As the uproar continues over sexual harassment in industries stretching from entertainment to media to finance, the fashion world has remained relatively on the sidelines – until now.
On Saturday, The New York Times published a long-rumored story about alleged harassment of male models by the photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino. Both men, via statements their lawyers gave to the Times, vigorously denied the allegations made in the story, although Conde Nast and Conde Nast International both said Saturday that they would be severing ties with the two photographers – at least for now.
The Times’ story comes several months after model Cameron Russell created an Instagram account on which anonymous individuals posted stories about their mistreatment in the industry. Last October, Terry Richardson was dropped by the leading fashion magazine publishers but only after years of allegations surrounding his behavior, while model Jason Boyce filed a lawsuit against Weber in December claiming the photographer harassed him. Weber has denied those claims, as well.
In November, 27-year-old British model Edie Campbell penned an exclusive letter for WWD to the fashion industry in which she said, “We operate within a culture that is too accepting of abuse, in all of its manifestations,” going

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Why Steven Spielberg Rushed to Make The Post in 43 Days in Trump Era: ‘I Believe Truth Tellers Are Heroes’

When Steven Spielberg signed on to direct The Post in March, he planned to kick off production in May and have the retelling of the Washington Post‘s 1971 decision to publish the Pentagon Papers ready in time for a December release.

“We wanted to tell a true story about a time when an administration attempted through the courts to squash the free press, and at the pleasure of the Nixon administration, stopped facts and the truth from being disseminated to the American people to the world,” Spielberg, 71, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

The three-time Oscar winner sees the “scary parallels” between the 1970s events and today’s White House, which has repeatedly attacked the press, deemed outlets and stories “fake news” and endorsed “alternative facts.”

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“The relevance of this story is obvious,” he says. “But our movie shows that sometimes hardship is really the rehearsal for the big show, meaning the Pentagon Papers turned into the Watergate investigation. And yet we survived. If we remember that we are all patriots instead of partisan, we will eventually all come out the other side of this.”

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The Post’s Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) serve as early examples of Americans who risked serious government retaliation (the New York Times had received an injunction from the Nixon administration against printing more of the then-classified Pentagon Papers) in order to give the public the information they thought it deserved.

“Both Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee were patriots because they put their country and the truth first at great personal and professional risks,” Spielberg explains. “I really believe that this day in age, truth tellers are heroes. And look in today’s world where some would have us believe there is no difference between beliefs and facts, I think Kay Graham’s action reminds us the facts are the foundation of truth. That’s sort of why I made the movie.”

As the Me Too movement continues to gain support, Graham — the Washington Post‘s first female publisher and the first Fortune 500 CEO — also offers a look at a woman who triumphed against the odds. “There were a bunch of glass ceilings that have been broken ever since our country was founded,” Spielberg says. “But one of the most significant glass ceilings is what Katharine Graham had to smash through.”

And he insists, “Had this movie been made during the Obama administration or had it been made during the Bush administration or the Clinton administration, I think Katharine Graham would’ve still taken on hero status.”

The Post is in theaters now.


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Canali Family Hires Designer, Stands by Namesake Company

MILAN — The Canali family is standing behind their 84-year-old namesake men’s wear company.
With a view to further expanding its collections, from formal to sportier looks and accessories, Canali has tapped Hyun-Wook Lee as its exclusive in-house designer.
“This is a very important step for us as it’s the first time we single out one designer to oversee all categories, and evolve the offer,” general manager Stefano Canali said Friday at the company’s showroom in Milan, ahead of the brand’s presentation on Saturday. Given Lee’s recent arrival at the company, his first collection for Canali will bow during Milan Men’s Fashion Week in June.
Born in Seoul in 1973, Lee comes to Canali with 17 years of experience in fashion, having worked at Berluti in Paris and contributed to its foray into men’s apparel. He previously worked at Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace and Gianfranco Ferré. Lee graduated in design and fine arts from the University of Chung-Ang in Seoul and has a background in art. He has created sculptures in wood and metal, designed jewelry and painted fabrics. In 2000, he specialized in fashion design at Milan’s Istituto Marangoni.
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Boucheron Opens Vendôrama Show With Evening Event

MINGLING AT THE MINT: Guests at Boucheron’s interactive Vendôrama anniversary exhibit began their journey at the back door of the 18th-century Hôtel de la Monnaie. Who would guess that it would open on to a graffitied tunnel?
The uninitiated might be forgiven for missing the references in the tags: 1858 — that would be the year the house founder Frédéric Boucheron opened his first store — and Quatre for the jewelry line launched in 2004.
Inside a temporary exhibit space sitting in the courtyard, visitors were served up a mix of screens, live actors, and jewelry displays, set amidst rich green foliage including ivy — a traditional inspiration for the house. Even the guidebook was interactive, with pages folding out to reveal details of the jewelry on display.
“There’s a rock ‘n roll feel to it that I like,” said Charlotte Rampling, noting the unexpected presentation style, as the lighting on a collection of Quatre rings suddenly switched off behind her, making them disappear for a spell.
On one wall, guests could snap metal beads onto a giant replica of the asymmetrical Question Mark necklace—and have their photo taken there — while a display of Serpent Bohème necklaces jutted out of a tall, red lacquered

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IMG Releases NYFW: The Shows Roster

IMG has released its preliminary February 2018 schedule for New York Fashion Week: The Shows, taking place Feb. 8-14 at Spring Studios, with additional shows at Industria and elsewhere.
For the first time, Spring will serve as the centralized hub for NYFW: The Shows-related activity, including runway shows and presentations. Several of the IMG-affiliated designers are showing in offsite locations.
Separately, designers who aren’t showing as part of NYFW: The Shows, such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang, continue to show in venues all over the city.
Last season, the main location for NYFW: The Shows was Skylight Clarkson Sq, after Skylight at Moynihan Station was no longer available. Those two venues had been the main venues since fall 2015. The spaces at Spring Studios include Gallery 1, which can seat 650 people and Gallery II, which seats 400 people.  Some 64 designers are presently on the NYFW: The Shows roster.
NYFW: The Shows, which is showing at Spring, Industria and off-site, will feature the collections of designers including:

Adam Selman
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet
Alice McCall
All Comes From Nothing
Anna Sui
Asia Fashion Collection
Badgley Mischka
Bevza
Bibhu Mohapatra
Brock Collection
Chiara Boni La Petite Robe
Chocheng
Christian Cowan
Chromat
Claudia Li
Colovos
Concept Korea
Cushnie

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Marco de Vincenzo Pre-Fall 2018

During a walkthrough at his Milanese showroom, Marco de Vincenzo said that the main goal for pre-fall was to try to find a balance between the necessity to continue developing a signature look and the market’s request for exceptional, standalone pieces.
The mission was actually accomplished. The brand’s signature optical effects, which highlight the designer’s color sense, were rendered through a new botanical print splashed on a pleated midi skirt worn with a Lurex turtleneck. A rainbow palette also gave a charming appeal to a sensual plissé shimmering slip style.
A tonal approach was used for the striped ribbed sweaters and for the silk maxi buttons punctuating the slightly oversized tuxedos, while crystal chains added some sparkle to the tartan pleated skirts.
From the classic tailored coats, revealing silk inserts at the shoulders, to the Lurex tromp-l’oeil frocks, everything was injected with de Vincenzo’s recognizable touch.

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A Group of Refugees Are Bringing a Tapestry of Culinary Delights to New Yorkers: ‘This Is a Way to Connect’

A company based in New York City is recruiting a group of refugees from around the world to help bring their own culinary delights to the Big Apple and beyond.

When Lebanon native Manal Kahi joined her brother, Wissam Kahi, in New York City in 2013 to earn her master’s degree at Columbia University, she soon found herself missing her grandmother’s hummus. Store-bought American hummus couldn’t hold a candle to the homemade stuff from home, so to quell her homesickness, Manal pulled out her grandmother’s recipe and began making it herself.

“I had high standards when it comes to hummus, and I was a bit disappointed with the variety that I found here in grocery stores, I practically called up my grandmother and asked her how to make her hummus,” Manal, 32, tells PEOPLE. “I started making that recipe at home. And everyone around me started raving about it!”

Manal saw that there was a market for this homemade brand of hummus amongst her friends, and it gave her an idea that she mentioned to her brother—they should find a way to sell it.

As the siblings started to think about the idea in 2013, there was a refugee crisis occurring in Lebanon. A quarter of the country’s population was made up of Syrian refugees, totaling some 1.3 million people in a country of just over 4 million.

“You can only imagine the type of issues and hostility that these refugees were facing, amongst many other issues,” Manal says. “There was a little bit of guilt that we felt by not being able to do anything about it. But then there was this opportunity to do something here in the United States.”

The siblings realized that the people who could make hummus that tasted like the one from home were people who had actually come from home.

“That was really it,” Manal says. “We wanted to bring great hummus made by Syrian refugees here.”

With that inspiration, Manal and Wissam, 43, founded Eat Offbeat, a catering company that provides culinary jobs to refugees from Africa, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Nepal and around the world. The company is for-profit, meaning employees pay taxes and “bring something of value to the local economy,” the siblings explain. These refugees-turned-chefs are also introducing New Yorkers to foods they might not easily find, even in such an expansive city.

“We knew there were so many other dishes that, just like hummus, were so much better when they were homemade, when they were made based on a grandmother’s recipe versus an industrial recipe,” Manal says.

Eat Offbeat operated out of spaces provided by WeWork—a company that provides shared office space for startups and entrepreneurs. With the help of the International Rescue Committee—who helps the company identify home cooks who want to be in the food industry—Eat Offbeat has hired about 30 people, with chefs stemming from about 17 different countries. Once a chef is brought on, they have complete freedom to do any dish they choose, and in this freedom, they help to expose new sets of people to dishes from their home countries with a dash of their own spin on it.

“The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive so far. Most of our customers actually come to us, so they hear about either through the media or someone recommends us,” Manal says. “Usually, they come to us because of the mission. They are intrigued by what we do or by the entire story.”

Eat Offbeat is up for a $ 1 million grand prize at WeWork’s Creator Awards Global Finals on Jan. 17. “The Creator Awards is a global initiative that recognizes and rewards companies and individuals across all industries and stages of growth,” Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, tells PEOPLE. “From Austin to Berlin to Tel Aviv, over 10,000 people attended seven events around the world and WeWork helped support over 150 entrepreneurs making a difference in their communities.”

If they win, Manal says they would use the money to move their kitchen in Long Island City to a storefront in another part of the city so their chefs are more accessible to the public.

“Now, the challenge is to bring it beyond New York, and maybe, even to other countries,” Manal explains. “It’s going to help us invest a little more in tech and make sure we turn into a company that sustains itself even better… and find a new home and keep growing.”

Expanding the business and continuing their mission to give jobs to refugees will hopefully show the country, and the world, the value of displaced peoples.

“This is a way to give people an insight into the culture and the families, and really to connect with people,” Manal says. “Not to necessarily learn about that country and that culture through the eyes of that person, but through their hands and the dish of that person.”


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The Pulse of Men’s Industry Strong at Pitti Uomo

FLORENCE — The energy at the Pitti Uomo show was electric as the industry continued to bask in a solid end to 2017 and was eagerly anticipating further gains this year.
But at the same time, some familiar faces were either late in arriving at the show or dressed in some new duds, since many attendees who started their international journey at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport arrived in Florence without their luggage. The so-called “bombogenesis” snowstorm on Jan. 4 resulted in thousands of canceled flights and even more lost bags, many of which were still sitting on a runway at the airport this week.
But while they may have had to snip the price tags off their spanking new outfits, Pitti attendees made the best of the situation — and helped the local retail economy at the same time before turning to the business at hand, which was to peruse the typical wide variety of fall merchandise ranging from accessories and footwear to luxury sportswear.
Roopal Patel, senior vice president of fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue, said she was “very energized” by her first visit to Pitti Uomo. “I feel like this is the nucleus of men’s wear on a

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Marchesa Unveils First Collection Since Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Will Marchesa survive?
That is just one of many interwoven sidebars to the huge, ongoing story of how the exposure of widespread workplace-related sexual misconduct will change the culture.
In the big picture a small sidebar, yet one of major significance to Marchesa principals Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. As everyone knows, Chapman is the soon-to-be ex-wife of Harvey Weinstein, whose then-incredible Hollywood clout helped launch the brand and catapult it to red-carpet prominence.
Whether the company will ultimately survive the horror of Weinstein’s transgressions remains to be seen. In October, shortly after the news broke, WWD posed the question to a number of retailers. While several bridal stores expressed support for the brand and its principals, among major retailers, only Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo would go on the record. She noted that Bergdorf’s was the first store to commit to the brand in 2004, and that “We have been avid supporters of Georgina and Keren’s work ever since and hope to continue supporting the brand in the future.” Also in October, Berkshire Hathaway-owned Helzberg Diamonds put on hold the launch of a collection of Marchesa engagement rings.
Since then, there’s been little concrete news to report on Marchesa until now. With the pre-fall season 2018 season winding down,

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Dior Pre-Fall 2018

Gender differences are so last century.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, who keeps close tabs on Millennial attitudes through her daughter and muse Rachele Regini, has been touting a feminist agenda since taking over design duties at Dior in 2016 — all the while, paying homage to highly specific facets of the French fashion house’s 70-year heritage.
In her pre-fall collection, she found a point of convergence between the two. The lineup, which mixed graphic men’s tailoring with her signature diaphanous evening gowns, was inspired by Surrealist artist Claude Cahun, best known for her photographic self-portraits in which she adopted a variety of guises.
Chiuri decided to explore this period after seeing the Dior retrospective at Les Arts Décoratifs, which wrapped last week after a record-breaking run. It included a room devoted to the couturier’s early career as a gallerist, and his friendships with Surrealists including Jean Cocteau and André Breton.
With her gender-ambiguous pseudonym and fondness for role-playing, Cahun makes an ideal muse for a generation craving new ways of defining themselves.
“At that time, in Paris, the modern woman was born,” said Chiuri, pointing at a mood board filled with images of the shaven-headed artist. “In a way, it’s very close to the idea that

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Leandro Erlich Troubles the Senses With Le Bon Marché Exhibit

NOW YOU SEE IT: Le Bon Marché is tying itself in knots over its new art exhibition.
The Paris department store has invited Leandro Erlich, the Argentine artist famed for employing optical illusions in his work, to create several installations, the most striking of which makes its famed escalator look as twisted as a pretzel.
Erlich has paid homage to the City of Light’s changing skies by filling its windows with wispy cloudlike shapes. Surreal cloud formations will be projected on a giant screen erected under the store’s glass roof. Meanwhile, a bank of fake elevators promises to further scramble visitors’ perception.
“I am mainly interested in transforming elements that you believe can’t be transformed, can’t be different. It’s about the utopia of presenting the possibility of transforming what exists into something else, and this action invites us to imagine reality in a different way,” the artist told WWD.

Leandro Erlich’s installation at Le Bon Marché. 
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The site-specific installation was inspired by the “iconic” quality of the central escalator, designed by Andrée Putman in 1990, which Erlich – who used to live in Paris – considers as recognizable as the Eiffel Tower, albeit on a smaller scale.
Scheduled to run from Jan. 12

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Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Drops ‘Dixie’ From Name, Citing ‘Changing Attitudes’

Dolly Parton‘s dinner show attractions are getting a name makeover.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede — which currently has performances in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri — are dropping the “Dixie” from their brand name to avoid negative connotations with the antebellum South ahead of the 2018 season. “Dixie” is a nickname for the 11 Confederate states that seceded from the country during the Civil War era.

“Our shows currently are identified by where they are located,” the country singer said in a statement through World Choice Investments, LLC, the attraction’s parent company. “Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede. We also recognize that attitudes change and feel that by streamlining the names of our shows, it will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows and will help our efforts to expand into new cities.”

The show’s official website and sign on the Knoxville location have already been changed to reflect the new name, Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

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An August 2017 Slate article criticized the performance as “a lily-white kitsch extravaganza that play-acts the Civil War but never once mentions slavery.” However, some say the change was a bend to political correctness.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett told Knox News, “Well, like everybody else, I love Dolly, and I love all that she’s done for our community, which is her community, and I’m disappointed that they’re yielding to political correctness. What’s next? Are we going to change the name of Dixie cups and the Dixie sugar company? You know, I just hope they don’t change their Christmas program.”

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Many Twitter users joined Burchett in their disappointment of the name change.

“Don’t let the libs do this to your heritage!!! Don’t let them shame the heart of Dixie!” one wrote.

Another added, “Are y’all taking the nativity out of the show too? Screw all of you that had a part to play in changing the name and removing.”


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Street Style Photographers at Pitti Uomo

Name: Scott Schuman
Magazines/web sites you shoot for: The Sartorialist @thesartorialist
What you like about Pitti: It’s a meeting place for some of the best-dressed men, from all around the world. It encompasses a broad range of styles and celebrates everything from streetwear to tailoring at its best.
What you don’t want to see anymore at Pitti: Poorly executed dandyism. To be a dandy can be a beautiful style when done with the right attitude but it’s much trickier than it seems. Because of its loudness, its mistakes attract the eye like a roadside accident.
Favorite street style moment at Pitti: I love shooting the January edition of Pitti Uomo, because the low sun makes perfect light for shooting all day.
 Your favorite street style icons: What draws me to Pitti every year is the new crop of gentleman that inspire me. But I am also very proud that I discovered some of today’s street style stars like Alessandro Squarzi, Domenico Gianfrate, Lino Ieluzzi.
What you expect to trend at Pitti this January in terms of street style: I never look for trends; I’m looking to create images that inspire.

Left: Scott Schuman, Right: A street style look by Scott Schuman. 

 
Name: Lee Oliveira
Magazines/web sites you shoot for:  The New York

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Brooke Shields to Develop Apparel and Accessories Collection for QVC

BROOKE’S TAKE ON FASHION: Brooke Shields has created an apparel and accessories line exclusively for QVC called Brooke Shields Timeless. The contemporary collection will be unveiled on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. EST with the full collection launching March 14 at 11 p.m. EST.
The 52-year-old actress and model has been closely associated with the fashion industry throughout her career, having modeled for Calvin Klein Jeans as a 15-year-old. More recently, Raf Simons, chief creative officer of Calvin Klein Inc., etched Shields’ image onto its jeans, and Shields modeled Calvin Klein Underwear in a sexy cover photo shoot for Social Life Magazine’s July 4 issue. Having acted both on stage and TV, written several books and developed an Icon collection for MAC, Shields currently appears in a major recurring role in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
This is her first apparel collection.
“After years of being dressed by professionals, I walked into my closet one day and realized I had lost sight of my own personal style,” said Shields. “I am incredibly passionate about this collection because I have created pieces that are not only chic, but that take the guesswork out of getting ready each morning. I can’t wait to share

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Les Benjamins Men’s Fall 2018

The antique atmosphere of Florence’s Teatro Niccolini, the city’s oldest theater, created an interesting clash with the contemporary, quintessentially metropolitan look of Bunyamin Aydin’s fall collection. The Turkish designer mainly focused on a signature silhouette, combining cropped, straight pants with layered, more voluminous tops. These included oversize printed hoodies, featuring images inspired by antique monuments, such as the Egyptian pyramids, as well as quilted bombers, leather jackets, parkas and a range of anorak styles worked in velvet and fleece.
The brand also unveiled several women’s looks. While some of them were linked to the men’s lineup showing skinny pants, T-shirts and hoodies, others were infused with a clearly feminine attitude, such as tulle skirts, Eastern-inspired silk tunics with cutout details at the sleeves and sequined robe coats.

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Victoria Beckham Gears Up for 10-Year Anniversary, Plans London Show

LONDON — Victoria Beckham plans to mark her decade in business with a series of events, including a 10th anniversary fashion show during London Fashion Week in September.
The big year will start with a change to the way Beckham shows her collections. The company said fall will be showcased via “intimate presentations” at the James Burden Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, recalling the early appointments Beckham held in New York for the then-fledgling business.
The show will take place during London Fashion Week in September, which runs from the 14th to the 18th of the month. The company said it plans to mark the anniversary with other initiatives throughout the year, including special pieces and activations.
The 10-year anniversary comes just months after Victoria Beckham Ltd. brought in NEO Investment Partners, a private investment firm based in London, as a new shareholder.
The 30 million pound investment from NEO has been earmarked to enhance the brand’s digital and physical retail presence, drive growth in core categories and launch into new categories and collaborations. The company also plans to move to new west London premises in the spring.
The brand produces the main line Victoria Beckham, a sister line called Victoria Victoria Beckham, accessories, footwear

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PEOPLE Explains: Texas Mom Murdered Husband and 2 Sons Before Killing Herself at Luxury Resort

On Monday morning, an unthinkable crime occurred in Galveston, Texas.

According to police, a 37-year-old mother fatally shot her husband and their two sons before killing herself. The violence transpired inside a room at the San Luis Hotel on Galveston Island — an upscale spa and resort on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

The tragedy remains under investigation, as many unanswered questions remain. Here are five things you need to know about the case.

1. The Family Checked Into the Resort Hours Before the Killings

The suspected killer, Flor De Maria Pineda Canas, along with her 39-year-old husband, Mauricio Canas, and their two boys, 10-year-old Mauricio Jr. and 5-year-old David, had checked into the San Luis Hotel mere hours before other guests called 911 after hearing a quick succession of gunshots, according to a statement from the Galveston Police Department.

Responding officers arrived and were directed to the eighth floor. They found the room’s door dead-bolted, and could could hear “faint moaning coming from inside the suspected room and began to make entry,” the statement explains.

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After breaching the room, police found the husband and two boys “lying in bed, all with gunshot wounds.” Investigators believe they were killed as they slept, and that moments later, Flor took her own life. Police found a handgun next to her lifeless body.

2. The Killer Was Religious, May Have Suffered From Depression

Those who knew her claim that Flor Canas was earnestly religious and had been a member of Iglesia Cristo Viene in their hometown of Baytown, Texas, for more than seven years. The family, ABC 13 reports, attended mass together the Sunday morning before their deaths.

Most of the members are in shock because this is a person that was always looking for ways to help the community,” Leonila Olivares, an ordained minister, told ABC 13. “She had a servant heart.”

Talk amongst the congregation, Olivares explained, is that Flor was not suffering from emotional distress. “They’re thinking that it was because of her depression,” she said.

3. One Boy in Kindergarten, the Other in 5th Grade

According to reports, the two boys were both students at the Victoria Walker Elementary School in Baytown, a suburb of Houston. Mauricio Jr. was in the fifth grade, and David was in kindergarten.

A spokeswoman for the school, Beth Dombrowa, issued a statement to the Houston Chronicle on Monday.

“The tragic circumstances surrounding these students’ deaths are almost too much to bear,” it reads. “A student death can have a ripple effect on a school community and, because of this and out of concern for the students’ classmates and the campus faculty, we will have additional counseling services at the school. We are grieving for the loss of young life and its infinite possibilities and we pray for the family, friends and students most affected by this tragedy.”

4. Motive For The Killings Still Unclear

Detectives still do not know what drove Canas to kill her family at around 4:30 a.m., but they’re positive she was the killer.

“Forensic data collected at the scene indicates that the female is believed to be the shooter at this time, and is believed to have killed her two children and her husband before apparently taking her own life with a 9mm handgun found adjacent to her body,” the statement from Galveston Police explains.

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Canas and one of her children “were unresponsive but still appeared to be alive” when officers arrived. All four were transported to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead.

5. Murder-Suicide Was Second Fatal Shooting Incident at Resort in Recent Months

Back in April, a security guard working at the San Luis Hotel was shot to death.

Phillip Molis, 23, was in the resort’s rear parking lot on April 9 when he noticed three suspicious men. According to ABC 13, Molis approached the men, who opened fire, hitting him several times.

Molis underwent complicated surgeries, but died a week later from his wounds, the station reports. Brandon Ledford, 19, has been charged with his murder and was detained in October.

Ledford has not entered a plea to the charge against him, and remains in police custody without bail. Information about whether he has retained an attorney was not immediately available.


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How Meghan Markle Bent the Royal Fashion Rules With Her First Official Outfit of 2018

Meghan MarkleIf Meghan Markle’s outfits set the yearly trends, 2018 is shaping up to be quite cozy.
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The Soloist Eschews Streetwear Label

Takahiro Miyashita doesn’t like labels.
While his collections for TakahiroMiyashita The Soloist have often been called streetwear, Miyashita is not a fan of this nomenclature.
“I don’t think of what I do as a street brand. I think of it as clothes,” he said. “I don’t want to be labeled as any particular category. I don’t say those things myself and I don’t really like it when other people say them about me either.”
Statements like these hint at Miyashita’s self-confidence, which shines through despite a very shy and humble demeanor. Soft spoken and pensive, he rarely makes eye contact from behind his tinted lenses and he chooses his words carefully before speaking.
With no formal fashion training, Miyashita could easily have been at a disadvantage when he launched his first line, Number (N)ine, in 1996. Yet he received wide critical acclaim when he began showing in Paris in 2003, and his current brand, started in 2010, has generated just as much buzz, if not more. He says one advantage to his not attending fashion school is that he can sometimes see things in a way that other trained designers cannot.
“I think that’s the good thing, but if we’re talking about the bad thing,

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Uniqlo Collaborates with Marimekko

TOKYO—Uniqlo will launch a special collection designed in collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko, the Japanese fast-fashion retailer said Wednesday.
The offering includes nine styles for women in a variety of bold prints.  The t-shirts, sleeveless blouses, wide cropped pants, dresses, sneakers and bags will hit stores on March 29. All of the prints, including one entirely new one, are designed by Marimekko’s Maija Louekari and are inspired by nature and urban lifestyle.
Prices in Japan will range from 1,500 yen, or $ 13.50 at current exchange, for T-shirts to 3,990 yen, or $ 36, for sleeveless dresses and cropped pants. Uniqlo said the collection embodies the shared commitment of the two companies to enhance customers’ daily lives.

“For Marimekko, this is via its mission of empowering people to be happy as they are, and in bringing joy to their everyday lives through bold prints and colors,” the company said. “LifeWear is the Uniqlo commitment to creating high quality clothing that is functional and reasonably priced, to suit everyone’s daily lifestyles.”

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Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2018

Natasa Cagalj worked up a collection packed with easy silhouettes meant to be transformed depending on the time of day or the wearer’s mood: A long black velvet dress morphed into glam eveningwear thanks to a little bejeweled harness, while coats in olive wool or baby camel transformed into sharply tailored pieces with the quick addition of a long, scarf-like lapel.
The designer also worked statement details into the simplest styles, giving them a glamorous edge: Fat round rings for the belt of a lightweight trench; slashes at the sides and elbows of a long wool dress; long, swooshing fringes on the bottom of a dark chenille velvet dress and white cotton poplin shirts with collars in the shape of lightning bolts.

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Shepard Fairey’s Obey Label Joins Forces With Wildfang to Create the Rise + Riot Capsule Collection

RISING TIDES: Not about to be left behind during this time of great resistance, Obey, an art-infused socially conscious brand, has joined forces with the feminist label Wildfang to create a capsule collection.
The Rise + Riot collection is geared for those who want to fight the system and band together against oppression. In one of the more unexpected descriptions of a collaboration, the line was made as a sign of togetherness and getting angry. Apparently such ire can be found in three graphic T-shirts – cropped, long-sleeved and oversized; a hooded coat; trousers, and a “Dad” hat. Designed to speak for themselves, the garments are imprinted with such self-explanatory hand gestures as shaka, the peace sign, a middle finger, a heart shape and fist. The line launches on Wildfang’s site today and Obey’s on Jan. 15. Obey’s Instagram-driven sales account for 10 percent of the brand’s business.
This marks the first time Obey has collaborated with a women’s brand and executives sought out one with an authentic voice. The timing of the launch was scheduled to coincide with the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March. Wild Fang’s creative director Taralyn Thuot said, “We wanted to represent the

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Who Is Brad Falchuk? 5 Things to Know About Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fiancé

With Gwyneth Paltrow confirming that she’s engaged to Brad Falchuk after three years of dating, many are curious to know more about the 46-year-old writer-producer.

The couple went public with their romance in April 2015 at Robert Downey Jr.’s 50th birthday bash, after a year of flying under the radar with their relationship. And they’ve been equally shy about their engagement: ET reported that Falchuk popped the question a year ago.

A rep for Paltrow has not commented yet, but a source close to the actress previously told PEOPLE, “She’s crazy about Brad.” Though the source said that she’s “cautious about marriage” and “very happy with how things are,” it wasn’t “out of the question” for the couple to walk down the aisle in the future.

Here are 5 things to know about Falchuk.

1. He’s worked with Ryan Murphy for years 

Falchuk began his television career as a writer, working on a few short-lived series before joining the season 1 writing staff of Murphy’s FX series Nip/Tuck in 2003. From there, the two formed a strong bond — teaming up to create Glee (2009), Scream Queens (2015) and the upcoming Connie Britton/Angela Bassett-led 9-1-1 for Fox, as well as the horror anthology series American Horror Story (2011) for FX. He and Murphy also serve as executive producers on the true crime anthology series FX’s American Crime Story, which premiered in 2016 with a season devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial and will open 2018 with a season devoted to the Gianni Versace murder.

2. He met Paltrow on the set of Glee

It was on Glee where Falchuk and Paltrow would meet, as she joined the show in 2010 for a season 2 guest spot to play lackadaisical substitute teacher Holly Holliday. The appearance went so well that Paltrow would reprise her role as Holliday three more times, including the show’s 100th episode in 2014. All in all, she cover 10 tracks on the show — from Joan Jett’s “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)” and Prince’s “Kiss” to Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and her most popular cover, Cee-Lo Green’s “Forget You,” which she later performed life with Green in the 2011 Grammy Awards.

3. He’s a father of two 

Falchuk has two children, Brody and Isabella, from his 10-year marriage to Suzanne Bukinik, which ended in a divorce filing in March 2013. He often shares photos of the two on social media — and has taken Isabella with him as his date to the Emmys in the past.

So far there haven’t been any shots of Brody and Isabella with Paltrow’s two kids with the rocker — daughter Apple, 13, and son Moses, 11 — whom she shares with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

4. He gushes about Paltrow on Instagram

Speaking of sharing about loved ones on social media, Falchuk sure hasn’t shied away from expressing his love for Paltrow on Instagram.

“This is the most beautiful woman of all time and today is her birthday,” he wrote in September on Paltrow’s 44th birthday, captioning a photo of her eating pizza, drinking red wine and flashing what he described as “that f—— perfect smile.”  He continued: “We are all so lucky that she came into the world (but no one is luckier than me). Happy Birthday, Love.”

Other photos of Paltrow on his site come from his “getting ready” series, which often features Paltrow in various stages of preparation. “#LegsForDays” Falchuk hashtagged one shot of his fiancée.

5. He’s priming a groundbreaking new television project

Falchuk’s newest project, the pilot of which is currently filming in New York City, is the upcoming FX show Pose. Set in the Big Apple in the ’80s, the show focuses on a “the collusion of various worlds including the elite rich and the downtown ball culture,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

That’s not what makes it unique, of course. No, Pose will break through as the show with the most transgender series regulars of any show in American television history. A first look image of trans cast members Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Angelica Ross, and M.J. Rodriguez dropped earlier this month.

Pose also features Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, and Tatiana Maslany in major roles. Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) is also set to appear.


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Retailers Seek Best-in-Class Brands at Pitti Uomo

Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus
What specifically are you looking for at Pitti?
Literally everything. Absolutely anything can catch my eye if it is well conceived and crafted, unique in presentation, best of class and, therefore, perfect for our very discerning customer. The great thing about Pitti Uomo is that there is such a vast variety of compelling clothing, sportswear, accessories, leather goods, knitwear that it is incredibly inspiring season after season. It’s a show meant for discovery. The fall edition is especially rich, with beautiful, luxe outerwear and sweaters.
Which brands are you most excited to see?
I always love to see the Brunello Cucinelli collection. It’s beautifully presented and merchandised and walk-throughs with the team — always impeccably turned out in the new collection — and Mr. Cucinelli are inspiring and thoughtful. The Classico Italia section is always compelling and filled with Made in Italy product that is beautifully crafted and presented. I also just really enjoy walking each of the exhibition buildings, scouting booths and looking for anything that may be eye-catching to me and, consequently, our customer. I am always inspired by the special guest designer runway shows and presentations produced during Pitti where they make

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EXCLUSIVE: Stella McCartney Takes the Plunge Into Men’s Swimwear

STAR OF THE SEA: Stella McCartney is plunging into men’s swimwear with a debut collection that launches Tuesday in partnership ISA SpA, the Italian textile manufacturer, WWD has learned.
Animal and tropical prints — including a jaunty parrot one — from the ready-to-wear collection, star embroidery and a geometric pattern have been cast onto boxers, briefs, rash guards, cover-ups, towels and sustainable beach totes made in Kenya. The color palette includes lavender, yellow, blush pink and bottle green for the organic cotton and recycled nylon fabrics.
McCartney said because she designs swimwear for women, it was only right that she should do the same for men, and that launching the collection felt like a natural progression.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden the men’s collection. I wanted to explore an area of a man’s wardrobe that is important and is perhaps slightly under-designed at times. And I wanted to bring the personality of the man into swimwear, so the relationship of the man and the woman on the beach has consistency.”
The collection will drop at the designer’s boutiques and on her web site and will also be stocked at stores including Harrods, Matchesfashion.com and Mr Porter. Prices range from 155 pounds to 255 pounds for

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Per Götesson Men’s Fall 2018

Per Götesson wanted to create his ideal men’s wardrobe for fall.
“I always like to explore notions of new masculinity and modern masculinity,” said Götesson. “There is something soft maybe, and then juxtaposed with typical men’s wear cuts and [embroidery] and a bit of accessories.”
The Sweden-born designer staged his first stand-alone presentation at Machine-A in Soho after showing as a part of the Topman-sponsored Man collective.
Götesson described his man as erotic, sensitive, but not afraid as well — serious yet sincere. He focused on separates rather than complete looks and aimed to fill a man’s wardrobe with outerwear, denim and shirting — making everything interchangeable.
He continued to explore denim and proportion and made silhouettes of jeans drapey or tighter cropped. He simplified an oversize coat, which came across pared back as he removed the epaulettes and belt.
He looked at utility and men’s wear items like technical Army vests. Taking details from utility garments, he created Army green thermal leggings which featured cargo pockets. He paired this with a denim zip-up anorak parka with a fleece collar.

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Pronovias Appoints Amandine Ohayon as Chief Executive Officer

READY FOR WEDDING MARCH: Pronovias has lined up Amandine Ohayon as chief executive officer.
She will officially take on the role March 1, following a transitional period with the outgoing ceo Andres Tejero.
Ohayon brings with her a great deal of experience in the luxury sector, having handled a multitude of responsibilities for such L’Oréal brands as Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Shu Uemura, Biotherm, Armani and YSL. Most recently she served as managing director for L’Oréal Luxe, U.K. and Ireland, with a focus on multichannel, retail excellence, digital communication and human resources. In that capacity, she has led product launches, international brand development, store expansion, advertising, sponsorship, events and digital marketing/social media.
In her new post, Ohayon’s chief responsibility will be global development of Pronovias’ bridal brands and building on its strong heritage. As the global leader in the bridal market, the company has catered to brides across 90 countries for more than 50 years. She also will be tasked with accelerating growth in the North American market. Her appointment comes on the heels of a major investment in the Barcelona-based company.
Last year the private equity firm BC Partners agreed to purchase a majority stake – 90 percent – in the Barcelona-based bridal wear company. Pronovias

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College Football Reporter Vanishes After Telling Friend She Was Being Followed

Update: Houston police posted a statement on Twitter saying that Courtney Roland was found in the Galleria area and “appears unharmed.” 

According to the statement, she will be taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. Authorities are not releasing the location where she was found. 

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A college football reporter has been reported missing after she texted her roommate that a suspicious man had been following her, according to authorities.

Courtney Roland, 29, was last seen at 4 p.m. local time on Saturday afternoon after covering a Texas A&M football camp in Houston, Texas. Later that evening, she apparently went out in her Jeep Cherokee. At 12:30 A.M. early Sunday morning, she texted a roommate saying that she had been followed by a suspicious man in a blue truck, the Houston Police Department told PEOPLE.

According to her texts, the man followed her all the way home, but allegedly drove off when she got out.

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Roland’s roommate told local outlet Click 2 Houston that she and Roland were supposed to meet up on Sunday, but that she never heard from Roland again.

Police found Roland’s Jeep late Sunday. Her phone, purse, iPad, computer and credit cards were also found.

Roland’s mother told Click 2 Houston that she received a text from Roland’s phone saying, “Hello the owner of this phone Courtney. I am buying an iPad.”

Houston Police confirmed to PEOPLE that they are continuing to investigate the case, and will release more information as it emerges.

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Roland was last seen wearing an orange Remington hat and a camouflage fleece sweater. She drives a 2015 white Jeep Cherokee with the license plate number HZC7778.

Anyone with information on Roland’s whereabouts is urged to call Houston Police Department’s Missing Persons hotline at 832-394-1840.


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Craig Green Collaborates With Grenson on Footwear Range, Plans to Expand Into Accessories

LONDON — Craig Green has teamed with the British footwear brand Grenson on a capsule range as he prepares to stride fully into the accessories space later this year.
“The basis of the new collection is molding and creating volume and excess within garments,” Green said. The designer’s theme of molding also informed his footwear design as he aimed to create shoes from metal.
“When we started working on the shoes with Grenson, it was almost the idea of attempting to make the shoes look like toy soldier shoes,” Green said.
Green wasn’t given a brief and had creative freedom to design. He said he enjoyed adding his own twist to the brand’s classic style.
“It was as if you took them out of a mold and you are left with the central ridge on the toe-line — that kind of idea,” Green said. He said he added excess fold flaps to cover the laces, which resulted in a protective and workwear aesthetic that suited the brand’s ethos. Most of his collections are based around, uniform, workwear and functionality.
Green had dabbled in shoe design in the past. As a student, he created an eight-style range for Bally of Switzerland and he also collaborated with

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Jason Wu, John Varvatos, Isabel and Ruben Toledo to Salute FGI’s Rising Stars

NEW YORK — Designer John Varvatos is to deliver the keynote address at the Fashion Group International’s 21st Annual Rising Star Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 25.
The on-the-rise contenders also will get some words of wisdom from previous winners Jason Wu and the husband-and-wife team Isabel and Ruben Toledo. In addition to the eight categories, this year’s Hilldun Business Innovation Award will also be presented at the luncheon. Gary Wassner will do the honors for the factoring and finance company, which along with Hearst Magazines and Saks Fifth Avenue is among the sponsors of this year’s Rising Star Awards.
Having known what it’s like to be a winner (and once served as the event’s keynote speaker), Wu will give the Womenswear award. The competitive field includes Asher Levine, Chris Gelinas, Jeffrey Dodd, Romeo Hunte, Cristina Ottaviano, J. Dosi’s Jenna Marie Piantedosi and Tabula Rasa’s Emily Diamandis.
Todd Snyder will hand the Menswear award to one of three candidates: Dyne’s Christopher Bevans, Krammer & Stoudt’s Mike Rubin or Private Policy’s Haoran Li and Siying Qu.
Bergdorf Goodman’s Kelley Miller Doherty will award the Fine Jewelry prize to one of the following finalists: 64 Facets’ Gourav Soni, Anna Karlin Fine Jewelry’s Anna Karlin,

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Craig Green Men’s Fall 2018

Craig Green channeled all of his little kid energy into this collection where clothes doubled as nomad’s tents, models wore makeshift flying machines and sweaters were patched together from colorful bits of fabric and knitwear.
The designer, who also worked with Grenson on a pair of chunky lace-up shoes inspired by toy soldiers, said he was interested in improvisations and imperfect shapes, clothes that looked as if they’d popped out of a mold, “with bits of other things still stuck inside them.”
Green, who won British men’s designer of the year for the second time at last month’s Fashion Awards in London, is the rare designer who can balance the conceptual with the commercial. Since last year he’s been selling a selection of signature core pieces alongside the runway ones, which has given him the freedom to play – and he certainly delivered.
He knows that for every man who favors a shirt or a coat with exaggerated pleating here and there, or heavy denim trousers, there’s another who doesn’t mind sweeping into dinner dressed in a geometric patchwork robe like Joseph’s Technicolor dream coat, or a sweater with cutouts and a knitted corset resembling a doily.
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J JS Lee Mounts Installation and Unveils Men’s Wear

MOUNTING MENSWEAR: J JS Lee designer Jackie Lee debuted her men’s wear range as an installation during London Fashion Week Men’s on Sunday.
“I love Savile Row,” Lee enthused. “I love men’s tailoring, especially English and American tailoring. And I thought, how can I put a little bit of the humor in it and put a twist in it? It still looks tailored but in a young and a different way. That was the aim.”
Lee’s ensembles were suspended from the ceiling at her presentation held at the Discovery Lab at The Store Studios. “With women’s wear there is so many things to do and men’s there are so many challenges to do,” she mused.
Lee employed wools from British mills and used shades of cream, navy, black and sand. She created a range of separates that included outerwear, tailored jackets, trousers and shirting. Versatile jumpsuits came with detachable pieces while suspenders appeared as decorative elements on suits and jackets.

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Selena Gomez Visits Childhood Home and Wonders If It ‘Could Have Been Better Than My Life Today’

Selena Gomez spent part of the weekend reflecting on her past — and taking a literal trip down memory lane.

The 25-year-old singer shared a photo of herself perched on the doorstep of the Texas home where she spent her youth, on Saturday, writing on Instagram, “The home I grew up in, from birth to 13… (no one was home when I knocked this time lol).”

“I visit this place every chance I get,” Gomez said. “In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I’m grateful for a voice that can enable change today. Even when I don’t know how to do it well or actually want it. I love you Grand Prairie. Thank you.”

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There have recently been strains between Gomez and her mom Mandy Teefey, noticed by fans after the duo unfollowed each other on Instagram. But their recent estrangement wasn’t sparked solely by pop star’s newly rekindled relationship with Justin Bieber.

“It’s more complicated than just fighting over a guy,” a source close to the family previously told PEOPLE. “Mandy and Selena have had their ups and down before. This isn’t the first time.”

Though the mother and daughter weren’t on speaking terms toward the end of last year, Gomez “also wants to give her mom some space,” added the insider. “When they fight, they fight hard. But when they love, they also love hard.”

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Multiple sources previously told PEOPLE Gomez’s family was concerned about the on-again romance and that Bieber was determined to show her loved ones he had matured.

An insider also confirmed that Teefey, 41, had voluntarily sought treatment at a hospital in Los Angeles in December but dismissed a report that it was because of an argument with her daughter over Bieber. “It’s been a stressful time for Mandy and she made the decision herself to go to the hospital and make sure everything was okay,” said the source.

After ringing in the new year together in Mexico, Bieber and Gomez headed to a private gym session in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

A source previously told PEOPLE that they welcomed 2018 in Cabo with friends, adding that the pair are “doing great.”


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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Ones to Watch

John Alexander Skelton
Born and raised in York, John Alexander Skelton received his master’s in fashion men’s wear at Central Saint Martins and took on internships at E. Tautz and Patrik Ervell before launching his label last year. Selected by Giles Deacon, Skelton is a recipient of the Sarabande scholarship, an initiative from The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation that aids young designers. He is working out of a studio at Sarabande in east London.
Sustainability is a key theme for Skelton, who incorporates repurposed materials into his ranges and takes a DIY approach to his work. He has a loom in his studio and many of his fabrics are handwoven, as is much of his knitwear. “Everything I dye is also done by hand using natural dye. The handcrafted element is my signature, in a way,” said the designer.
For fall 2018, Skelton has been working with mills in Ireland, mixing British wool and Irish linen.
“I have been doing a lot of hand weaving, as well, on the loom. I have also done a few natural dyes this time, one using an ancient European dye, the European version of indigo, called woad,” he said.
Skelton’s main focus has always been on the process and

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EXCLUSIVE: Kenzo Taps Karen O to Record Original Song

HEAR MY SONG: First film, now music. Having commissioned leading filmmakers including Gregg Araki and Sean Baker to create short films, Kenzo has tapped singer-songwriter Karen O to record an original song, and writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour to direct the accompanying film.
Titled “Yo! My Saint,” the track will be released on Jan. 12 across more than 50 streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer and Google Play Music. A companion limited-edition vinyl is to go on sale on Jan. 22 in Kenzo stores and online.
While championing female talent is nothing new for Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the project marks the first time the label has released an original song. Others brands which have produced music include Burberry, which supports British artists via its Burberry Acoustic initiative, and Kitsuné, which has its own record label.

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Best known as the frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, O — whose full name is Karen Lee Orzolek — frequently works with director Spike Jonze, another member of Kenzo’s extended tribe of creative collaborators. The two were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “The Moon Song,” which appeared on the soundtrack of Jonze’s movie “Her.”
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Cottweiler Men’s Fall 2018

Still high from nabbing the latest International Woolmark Prize for men’s wear, Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty took a luxurious turn for this rich, textured and colorful collection inspired by their exploration of Slovenia’s celebrated Krizna Jama cave network.
To set the mood, they staged the show in the darkly-lit mineralogy rooms at London’s Natural History Museum, where models walked a long and narrow runway meant to recall the cave tunnels, and showed off printed silk trousers, delicate fuzzy wool sweaters and a distressed, flocked nylon tracksuit that looked as if it was made from bits of shiny black rock.
“We wanted a softer touch and a more formal approach to sportswear,” said Cottrell, adding that the aim was also to create “texture, layering and a lot more luxury to the fabrics.”
Textural effects came through with accessories and styling, too: Models carried spelunking equipment and wore chunky clips around their waists, while their arms and legs were streaked with a waxy goo as if they’d just emerged from the center of the earth. Trainers and leather bags, the latter courtesy of Mulberry, looked as if they were dripping with hardened wax.
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Jonathan Anderson Joins Forces Again With Alasdair McLellan

TAKE TWO: Jonathan Anderson packed photographer Alasdair McLellan off to Northern Ireland for their second collaboration on the designer’s Workshops line, a series of monthly collaborations between Anderson and a line-up of fellow creatives that he calls “kindred spirits,” the fruits of which are available at a retail space next to the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London.
“I love doing [these collaborations] because it’s my micro-project and more about accessibility and the idea of trying to bring a newness of the time in a way that is actually personal to me,” Anderson told WWD. “This shop is an experiment for me, it was always meant to be, we are now embarking on a new year of working with different ceramist, poets, artists, photographers and archives.”
Within this McLellan collaboration are items including T-shirts, key rings, mugs, stickers, puzzles, badges and posters featuring exclusive photographs by him of models and Northern Irish landscapes.

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“Alasdair went to Northern Ireland, where I come from, and he shot all the different landmarks that I knew as a kid. The Mourne Mountains, the Giant’s Causeway, the Falls Road…” said Anderson, adding that this was far from McLellan’s first foray into Ireland.
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All About Angelina Jolie’s Connection to Cambodia That Led to Her Golden Globe Nominated Film

Angelina Jolie has a strong connection to Cambodia, the country that inspired her to make her Golden Globe nominated movie, First They Killed My Father.

Based on Cambodia human rights activist Luong Ung’s memoirFirst They Killed My Father documents her experience as a young girl under the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge.

The actress’ history with the country began in 2000 when she filmed the hit Tomb Raider on location and later returned two years later to adopt her first child, Maddox. 17 years later, Jolie, 41, has introduced the rest of her brood to the South Asian country nestled between Vietnam and Thailand through her Netflix passion project, which is up for the best foreign language film award at Sunday’s Golden Globe.

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“We’ve been coming back and forth for 17 years, it feels like a second home to me,” Jolie told reporters at a press conference the day before the film’s Cambodia premiere where she stepped out with the whole family. “The children have close ties to the children here, many of them are their best friends. Maddox is happy to be back in his country.”

Jolie fell in love with Cambodia while filming her role as Lara Croft role in Tomb Raider. She found the poverty-stricken country still recovering from the genocide inflicted by the Khmer Rouge regime, which led to the deaths of nearly a quarter of the population from 1975 to 1979. The group was active until 1999, and the war tribunals started in 2009 are ongoing.

Despite the terror endured by average Cambodians, Jolie recently told Vanity Fair of her first visit, “I found a people who were so kind and warm and open, and, yes, very complex. You drive around here you can see a lot of people with many things, but not often expressing happiness. You go there, and you see the families come out with their blanket and their picnic to watch a sunset.”

The Netflix movie, directed by Jolie, was shot on location with Maddox, 15, and Pax, 13, working on the production and their siblings — Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — joining the family during filming.

It was an especially personal shoot for Maddox as he helped research the devastation inflicted on Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge communist party in the 1970s that killed nearly 2 million people in a population of 7 million. “He was the one who just called it and said he was ready and that he wanted to work on it, which he did,” Jolie recently told The Guardian of Maddox’s role in the film. “He read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings.”

Shortly before its release the actress expressed hope that by shedding light on the genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge communist party’s regime, the Cambodian people will take pride in what they survived instead of feeling hatred or resentment for what the country endured in the late 1970s.

“I hope this doesn’t bring up hatred. I hope this doesn’t bring up blame,” Jolie told the BBC in a behind-the-scenes special produced by the British TV network about the genocide and the making of her film that aired on Sunday. “I hope the people of this country are proud when they see it, because they see what they’ve survived.”

The 2018 Golden Globes are set to air Sunday, January 7, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PST. First They Killed My Father is available to watch on Netflix.


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What to Watch: How Emerging Streetwear Brands Are Navigating 2018

What’s next for streetwear? Critics of the category say the frenzy — see ComplexCon or the crowds that form around Supreme every week — is unsustainable and unhealthy for the market. Newer brands, meanwhile, believe it’s an ideal time to expand their businesses. Here, three young streetwear brands detail how they will approach the year and what they believe is in the pipeline for the category.
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Del the Funky Homosapien in 424. 

Guillermo Andrade opened his Los Angeles concept store, FourTwoFour, which is located on Fairfax, in 2010. He sold pieces from Fear of God along with more established firms such as Rick Owens and Thom Browne. By 2014, Andrade started his own line, 424, that’s been picked up by retailers including Barneys New York and SSENSE.
WWD: What do you think about the current state of streetwear?
Guillermo Andrade: It seems to me that it is very positive. The amount of opportunity out there for a young brand like mine is exponential.
WWD: How do you plan on navigating the industry in 2018?
G.A.: Amongst the sea of hype and all the noise around hot brands, there is one thing that cannot be forgotten and that is product is king. I will continue to focus

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London College of Fashion Spotlights MA Men’s Wear Collections

FRESH TALENT: London College of Fashion’s graduating MA men’s wear students showcased their collections on Friday with a runway show ahead of London Fashion Week Men’s.
Ten students from the fashion design technology men’s wear course presented their ranges at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster, in the show styled by Adele Cany. The strongest lineups came from Hanni Yang, Ying Yi Lu, Hengmin Lu, Sohyeon Park and Xu Bo.
Yang, who has worked with Teatum Jones and Céline, explored pattern-cutting and worked scarves onto the garments. She sent out a range of tailored-yet-relaxed looks and draped burgundy and cream silk scarves over a white men’s wear shirt and burgundy trousers.
Ying Yi Lu looked to young boys of the Victorian era and focused on tailoring, as in a cropped blue pinstripe suit. Lu topped off the looks with sailor style hats done in collaboration with Atelier Millinery.
Hengmin Lu — who has worked with Ports 1961 — was inspired by the architecture of the Chairman Mao era. Lu explored functionality and pattern cutting as seen on a long brown coat, worn over a white shirt with a mandarin collar and white knee-length shorts. The student teamed with JKJY Handcraft Fashion Ltd. Shanghai on

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John Lawrence Sullivan Men’s Fall 2018

There was a sharp, sinister edge to this collection by the boxer-turned-designer Arashi Yanagawa, who is based in Tokyo and who’s been showing in London for the past three seasons. He said he wanted to show “two sides to one person,” with inspirations from films such as “Twin Peaks,” “Taxi Driver” and “Natural Born Killers” — to mixed results.
The strongest looks were the more formal, tailored ones: A sharply-cut olive topcoat, a brown one with contrasting green lapels and a long plaid topper with extra-wide shoulders. Another terrific coat with a leopard pattern looked as if it had been yanked straight from the closet of Grace Jones, circa 1986.
A fuzzy purple sweater with one gray arm and dark green leather biker pants added a jolt of brightness – and humor – to this lineup which often traveled to the dark side – unsuccessfully – in the form of long black coats or vests done in black leather, and split-personality jeans with one denim leg and another in dark leather.

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Moncler Launches Charity Project with UNICEF

WARM HEART: Moncler has partnered with UNICEF – the United Nations international children’s emergency fund, – to launch a charity project. Named “Warmly Moncler For UNICEF,” the initiative aims to provide clothes and survival kits to children and families in need who live in areas around the world with harsh winter weather conditions.
In particular, the outerwear specialist and the charity association – which operates in 192 countries, – will provide thermal blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, socks and shoes, in addition to fuel to warm up homes and schools. Clean water, food and medicines will be also included in the survival kits.
Previously, Moncler supported children in need by funding the Child Priority Foundation. For the occasion, the brand launched the “Moncler Toy” initiative, which combined art and fashion.
A quirky version of the brand’s iconic cartoonish duck that imparts washing instructions inside all of Moncler’s jackets was molded from glass resin with a three-dimensional effect. The statue was then handed over to British artist Stuart Semple, who manually reproduced a mountain scene onto the duck in black and white, and auctioned it off.
Established in Grenoble, France, in 1952, Moncler was acquired by Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini in 2003 and is publicly listed

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard on Munchausen-by-Proxy Mom She Murdered: ‘She Physically Chained Me to the Bed’

The Missouri woman convicted of killing her mom — who abused her by portraying her as wheelchair-bound and terminally ill — says in a new interview that when she once tried to run away, her mom “physically chained me to the bed.”

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, now serving 10 years in prison for second degree murder in her mother’s 2015 stabbing death, tells ABC News correspondent Amy Robach on 20/20 that she never considered walking out of her wheelchair in public to expose the fraud perpetuated by her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who concocted the lie to draw attention to herself.

“I honestly didn’t think about that,” Blanchard says in an exclusive clip from the 20/20 interview, shown above. “I was always so afraid of her — afraid of the consequences after.” (The 20/20 interview airs Friday  at 10 p.m. ET.)

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Before Dee Dee, 48,  was found in a pool of blood in the pair’s Springfield, Missouri, home, the community had accepted what she told others about her daughter: that Gypsy Rose was a terminally ill teen with the mind of a 7-year-old who suffered from muscular dystrophy, leukemia and other ailments.

The two became well-known locally after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina and moving to Springfield, where Dee Dee’s con led to public appearances for her daughter, visits with celebrities, a Make-a-Wish trip to Disney World, and a new house provided to the pair by Habitat for Humanity.

But after Dee Dee was found dead and Gypsy Rose went missing, authorities went looking for the teen — and a day later found her 600 miles away in Wisconsin. They also discovered she was then a 23-year-old adult able to walk on her own who allegedly had enlisted her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, then 26, to help plot her mother’s murder.

Experts say Gypsy Rose was the victim of Munchausen by proxy, a rare form of abuse in which a guardian exaggerates or induces illness in a child to gain attention and sympathy for his or herself.

Godejohn, who has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and is awaiting trial, tells 20/20 that Gypsy Rose was the mastermind behind the killing, after Dee Dee ordered her daughter to stay away from him.

Gypsy Rose says that her mother was “very protective.”

“You think she protected you?” Robach asks.

“No, not in — in certain ways, yes, in other ways, no,” Gypsy Rose says. “I think that she was very sick in her mind. For a long time I believed, like, we were best friends, and when I was younger she was my best friend. … other than my stuffed animals. And so I thought that she was a great mother. No complaints, we got along so perfect. I saw her as an angel that can do no wrong.”

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Their relationship turned confrontational as Gypsy Rose grew older and started to think about life outside their home.

When Dee Dee became upset with her, the pair would get “into an argument that would last a couple of days,” Gypsy Rose says. “Or it could be something where she wouldn’t feed me for two days or so.”

In 2011, those arguments turned physical, with Dee Dee using a coat hangar to strike her, she says. Gypsy Rose once ran away but Dee Dee found her hours later.

“She physically chained me to the bed, and put bells on the doors, and told anybody that I probably would have trusted that I was going through a phase, and to tell her if I was doing anything behind her back.”

Gypsy Rose was sentenced in July 2015, to a prison term that she has said she believes is too harsh, given the conditions she was made to endure under Dee Dee’s control..

The 20/20 interview airs Friday  at 10 p.m. ET.


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What to Watch: Sneaker Chains Constrict

While the demand for sneakers continues to increase, it’s no longer enough to sell them in a run-of-the-mill retail environment.
Larger chains including Foot Locker, which closed 24 U.S. stores in 2017, and Shiekh Shoes, a West Coast retailer with 120 stores that filed for bankruptcy in November, must adapt to a changing consumer who wants to buy special product in a thoughtful space and is inundated with alternative ways to purchase shoes — whether that’s an e-commerce site, specialty boutique, resale app, or a festival and marketplace like ComplexCon or Sneaker Con.
“Today I think we have a few too many sneaker stores in the U.S.,” said Yu-Ming Wu, the cofounder of Sneaker Con. “There is an incredible demand for rare sneakers but when it comes to the general release sneakers like Air Jordans, the supply doesn’t meet the demand. Some of these guys have relied on the old model that every Saturday an Air Jordan is going to sell out, but that’s not always going to hold true today.”
Shiekh Shoes owes $ 16 million to Nike, and the store’s founder, Shiekh Ellahi, attributes his troubles to the shrinking demand for bricks-and-mortar retailers as well as suppliers’ desire to sell their products

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Maverick Apparel Threatens Lawsuit Against Vlogger Logan Paul

An attorney for New York firm Maverick Apparel LLC has sent a cease-and-desist letter to vlogger Logan Paul for, among other things, trademark infringement.
Paul, who operates his own YouTube channel, has been the target of outrage the past several days after he posted a video of himself in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, a place that’s seen a high rate of suicides. Paul’s YouTube video, which has since been removed, includes footage of himself reacting to what appears to be a victim of suicide. Paul, who commands a subscriber base of 15.4 million through the video-sharing platform, has since publicly apologized for his actions.
Paul’s behavior and use of Maverick is now the subject of a demand letter sent Thursday by Maverick Apparel LLC, which has no affiliation to Maverick by Logan Paul merchandise.
Maverick Apparel, founded in 2005, sells juniors and children’s apparel in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company alleges in its letter that its business has taken a hit from confusion in the market by some who believe the two businesses are related.
The letter was sent to Paul and his counsel along with Maverick Media of Beverly Hills. YouTube chief executive officer Susan Wojcicki was also included in the list

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Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2018

Trina Turk is fully embracing a seasonless, buy-now-wear-now approach to design. She lives in Los Angeles, where it’ll be hot when pre-fall delivers in July, and her customers expect travel escapist fashion that’s lively and lightweight.
The theme for her latest collection was “Found in Translation,” culled from “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” exhibitions around Southern California celebrating the cross-pollination of Los Angeles and Latin American fashion. Vibrant splashes of red, pink and blue derived from architecture by Luis Barragán were found on graphic Azulejo Especial (special tile) and Flor de Jalisco floral prints cut into breezy georgette tops, cloth pants and faille dresses. The tile print was cut comfortably into a chic matching tunic and pant set easily imagined on a woman lounging poolside or exploring a bustling city. A punchy floral wrap dress could also transition day-to-night. Most playful were chenille-embroidered sweatshirts and tees that read “Hola LA.” A similar spirit of ease was seen in men’s tunics, two-tone shirting, printed pants and popular jumpsuits, cut this season with a bomber jacket collar. There was plenty of festive flair through textural play and embroidery while maintaining a signature element of lighthearted fun.

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London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2018: Inspirations

From skiing to winning the lottery, London men’s wear designers looked to a wide range of subjects for inspiration for their fall collections. Here, some of the topics that sparked their creativity ahead of the shows, which begin on Saturday.
“This season we celebrate the 70th  anniversary of the Trialmaster jacket, which gave me an opportunity to revisit our British roots and present our Made in U.K. collection. Looking through our Trialmaster history led me to explore English youth subcultures and how our jackets have been adopted and customized since the Fifties. The iconic silhouettes from this era including the field, parka and biker jackets have been updated this season with added functionality and modern fabrications. The hero piece of the collection is the anniversary Trialmaster, which is entirely manufactured in the U.K., in a new tumbled coated cotton and reflective tape with badges, celebrating our heritage.” — Delphine Ninous, creative director, Belstaff
“A deep dive into the big blue. The collection stands as a creative call to arms and focuses on responsible design and sourcing to protect both planet and wearer.” — Christopher Raeburn
“It’s about escaping life, going to Noel’s house party and the adventures of kids’ coloring books.” — Liam Hodges
“This season’s collection explores

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Colo. Mom Arrested After Dead Baby Found in Backyard With Umbilical Cord Still Attached

A 23-year-old woman is behind bars in Colorado where authorities have accused her of killing her newborn child, PEOPLE confirms.

A statement from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office alleges a lifeless infant was found Tuesday evening in the backyard of her residence.

“Dispatch received reports of what a citizen believed to be a lifeless infant left in her back yard” in Highlands Ranch, the statement alleges.

According to police, the umbilical cord was still attached to the baby.

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Detectives were summoned to the scene, and, “through investigative leads,” they identified Camille Wasinger-Konrad as “a suspect” in the baby’s murder.

The statement does not indicate what led investigators to Wasinger-Konrad.

Deputies arrested Wasinger-Konrad on suspicion of murdering her newborn baby.

She remains in custody at the Douglas County Detention Center on a no-bond hold.

The cause and manner of death has yet to be determined, but an autopsy is being performed by the Douglas County Coroner’s Office.

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“This is an open and active investigation,” the statement reads, noting all of the evidence authorities have amassed against Wasinger-Konrad has been turned over to prosecutors. “We’ve asked that the charge of murder in the first degree be filed against Wasinger-Konrad.”

Wasinger-Konrad has not entered a plea. It was unclear Thursday if she has retained legal counsel who could comment on her behalf.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s statement ends with a reminder that the Colorado Safe Haven Law allows a parent to hand over an infant, up to 72 hours old, to an employee at any fire station or hospital with no questions asked.

As long as the baby is unharmed, the parent will not be prosecuted for abandonment.


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Chrissy Teigen’s Second Pregnancy Style: Her Glam Maternity Looks

John Legend, Chrissy TeigenChrissy Teigen’s maternity wardrobe is what expectant mamas’ dreams are made of.
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Aaron Levant Retires From the Trade Show Business

Aaron Levant is ready for a new challenge. Levant, who founded the Agenda trade show when he was 19, is retiring from the business.
“There wasn’t an exit plan. It wasn’t something that I’ve contemplated for a long time. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for the past two or three months,” said Levant as he was arriving at the final Agenda Long Beach trade show that he will manage in California. “For me, it’s all about continuing to learn new stuff and take on new challenges, and as far as events and trade shows, I’ve learned everything that I can.”
Levant started Agenda, which is dedicated to the skate, surf and streetwear categories, in the back of a Thai restaurant in Long Beach in 2003. In 2013, Reed Exhibitions acquired the show for an undisclosed sum and Levant stayed on to help grow Agenda, oversee other shows and launch new ones.
For the past few years, Levant, who has said he believes the trade show category is dead, has transitioned Agenda from a business-to-business show to a more consumer-facing event. He introduced Agenda Festival last year, which included a two-day trade show followed by a one-day festival that was open to the

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Cate Blanchett to Preside over 71st Cannes Film Festival

WOMAN’S HOUR: Call it the Harvey Weinstein effect. Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is to be president of the jury at the 71st edition of the Cannes International Film Festival, making her the 12th woman to fill the role in the festival’s history. Spanish director Pedro Almodovar occupied the seat last year.
The festival will be held from May 8 to May 19 – the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding – and this year will open on a Tuesday and end on a Saturday.
The 48-year-old Australian actress, who has been vocal in her support of the women who have come forward in the Weinstein affair after a series of sexual assault statements were made against the producer, is also one of 300 female Hollywood actors, directors, producers, agents, writers and executives backing the recently launched Time’s Up initiative to help fight sexual harassment in the workplace.
Declaring she was “humbled by the privilege and responsibility” of the role, Blanchett in a statement on Thursday shared some of her own achievements as a festival regular. Most recently, in 2015, she attended the event for “Carol” by Todd Haynes, a film that she co-produced with the Weinstein Co. and

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Tibi Pre-Fall 2018

Three days into 2018, Amy Smilovic declared Tibi’s yearlong focus: “This is going to be the year of shoes, bags and China,” she said during a walk-through of the pre-fall collection. The lineup made clear her commitment to her first point with a tight but vibrant assortment of shoes in vivid colors and novelty styles including knee-high burgundy boots with Western details, purple pumps and strappy pink sandals all done in heel heights that were manageable without being mumsy. Smilovic reported exceptional growth in Tibi’s shoe business, crediting a tight offer true to her vision. “We did the same number of stockkeeping units. We don’t have to have a heel height for everyone under the sun,” she said.
As for the clothes, she mostly dashed up the label’s best-selling silhouettes — wide-leg suits; high-waisted pants; modest, midlength dresses with novel back details — with subtle Western references. An ivory dress with an open back tied with a fringed scarf was embroidered with colorful paisley patches. A chicly roomy suit came in mismatched tartan with a quirky Western belt. And if you thought the sweatshirt had reached peak ubiquity, Smilovic managed to make it look new as sophisticated, nylon blend dresses, cardigans

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Andrea Crews to Stage Fashion Show Process As Performance

PERFORMANCE: Andrea Crews founder Maroussia Rebecq is taking the concept of backstage access to new heights. The Paris-based designer, who launched her label in 2002 as an art project geared around upcycling vintage garments, plans to stage the preparations for her fall 2018 co-ed show as a performance, titled “How to Make a Great Fashion Show.”
From today through Jan. 17, Rebecq, along with the members of her collective, will hold castings and fittings, shoot the brand’s look book and hold the final hair and makeup tests in the Le Cœur gallery in Paris’ Marais district. The actual show will be held on Jan. 20 during Paris Men’s Collections, with the location yet to be confirmed.
“This period, from now through to the show, is a very intense period where we’re building the story of our collection. This year we wanted to make an event out of it,” said Rebecq. “It will also allow for some distance from what I do. Preparing for a show can be both a highly stressful and beautiful experience, and for me gathering everyone together in a performance will make it more of a joyful, playful event.”
The designer, who is 40 but sees herself “very much as a Millennial,”

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Sam Smith Reveals He Used to ‘Weigh Himself Every Day’

Sam Smith used to have an unhealthy relationship with his weight.

In the new issue of V magazine, during an interview with his friend and long-time fan Sarah Jessica Parker, the 25-year-old singer revealed that at the start of his music career, he spent a lot of time obsessing over his body.

“When I was shooting my first music videos, I just wasn’t happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved,” Smith said. “I got a bit obsessive. I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day.”

But the Brit added that these days he’d “gotten to a place where I really love my stretch marks and I just enjoy my body.”

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The “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer went on to say that even though he’s embraced body positivity, sometimes he still gets sick of himself.

“My job is very self-indulgent: I have to listen to my voice daily, I make decisions on what tour posters or album covers look like, I look at my face while sitting in the makeup chair. I get kind of sick of myself, so I trust my team,” Smith continued.

But no matter how much he’s learned to love himself, Smith feels like “my body image is always going to be an issue.”

“I need to constantly train myself to watch the right sort of films, to not look at certain ads and think that’s how my stomach should look. It’s something that I’m fighting every day,” he said, adding that he thinks body image struggles are something “men should talk about” more frequently.


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Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd to Headline Coachella 2018

Making good on her promise from last year, Beyoncé will headline the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival along with Eminem and The Weeknd. The first of two weekends kicks off on April 13 to 15, and ends the following weekend April 22.
Additional performers include SZA; Haim; Odesza; Tyler, the Creator; Portugal. The Man, and Kygo. Tickets go on sale Friday at 12 p.m. P.T. on Coachella.com. The attraction of the desert festival is not only the music, but the slew of celebrities and parties thrown by brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Levi’s Revolve, Pop Sugar and Bumble.
The complete list of performers is below, in alphabetical order.
6LACK
A Perfect Circle
AC Slater
Alan Walker
Alina Baraz
Alison Wonderland
alt-J
Alvvays
Aminé
Angel Olsen
AURORA
Avalon Emerson
B Boys
Bane’s World
Barclay Crenshaw
Bedouin
Belly
Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Clementine
Beyoncé
Big Thief
Black Coffee
blackbear
Bleachers
Boogarins
BØRNS
BROCKHAMPTON
Buscabulla
Busy P
Cardi B
Carpenter Brut
Cash Cash
Cherry Glazerr
Chic ft. Nile Rodgers
Chloe x Halle
Chris Liebing
Chromeo
Cuco
Daniel Caesar
David Byrne
Declan McKenna
DeJ Loaf
Deorro
Detroit Love (Carl Craig, Kyle Hall, Moodymann)
Django Django
Dreams
Ekali
Elohim
Eminem
Fazerdaze
FIDLAR
First Aid Kit
Flatbush Zombies
Fleet Foxes
French Montana
Giraffage
Greta Van Fleet
HAIM
Hannah Wants
Hayley Kiyoko
Helado Negro
Highly Suspect
HITO
Hundred Waters
Ibeyi
Illenium
Jackmaster
Jacob Banks
Jamie Jones
Jamiroquai
Japanese Breakfast
Jason Bentley
Jean-Michel Jarre
Jessie Ware
Jidenna
John Maus
Jorja Smith
Joseph Capriati
Jungle
Justin Martin
Kali Uchis
Kamaiyah
Kamasi Washington
Kelela
King Krule
KITTENS
Knox Fortune
Kölsch
Kygo
LANY
LÉON
LION BABE
Los Ángeles Azules
Louis the Child
LP
Maceo Plex
MAGIC GIANT
Marian Hill
MHD
Michael Mayer
Migos
Miguel
Mild High Club

Moon Boots
Moses Sumney
Motor City Drum Ensemble
Noname
Nothing But Thieves
ODESZA
Oh Sees
Omar-S
Otoboke Beaver
Pachanga Boys
Party Favor
Peggy Gou
Perfume Genius
Petit Biscuit
Portugal. The Man
Post Malone
Priests
Princess Nokia
PVRIS
REZZ
Rolling

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Brock Collection Pre-Fall 2018

Fabrics were the starting point for Laura Vassar and Kris Brock’s pre-fall collection. The couple has a taste for the traditional, some might say old-fashioned even, tending toward taffeta, lace and an intense jacquard based on an old wallpaper dug up in the fabric library of one of their mills. Yet they balance their old-world romance with an eye for the now. Their signature corsetry was done with raw edges and undone cuts, cut in separates that could be worn with a skirt or layered over one of their fine knit ruffled dresses, or jeans. Working in ultralight cotton voile took the preciousness out of corseted gowns, giving them a sense of comfort and ease that one doesn’t typically associate with corsetry. They also upped their evening offering in silhouettes that felt more edgy and sophisticated compared to some of their flirtier work — a black long-sleeved embroidered slim tulle gown with an elaborate peplum and a similar silhouette in white lace that could easily wonder into bridal territory, a category that’s on the designers’ minds but not in their business plan yet.

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The Once-Polarizing Scrunchie Makes Its Way Back to Fashion

What comes around goes around, even for the objects that adorn the tops of our heads. With that, fashion followers have extended a warm “welcome back” to one of the Eighties’ most polarizing accessories: The Scrunchie.
For the last decade, scrunchies have led a dual life: Decried as a faux pas by the fashion mainstream while also playing the role of hipster tiara for American Apparel employees and Silver Lake, Los Angeles’ larger population.

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Recently, however, scrunchies have begun attracting wider appreciation — perhaps a runoff effect of the Eighties’ renaissance trend. By some indications, scrunchies are on the cusp of a full revival — popping up at each echelon of the pricing spectrum.
Urban Outfitters has display racks dedicated to the scrunchie — offered in materials spanning from velvet to satin. The hair ties are a cute marketing gimmick for the Instagram-famous label Maison Cléo; the brand — based in Lille, France and known for its diaphanous, trendy blouses — sends shoppers a free scrunchie with each order.
To accompany its resort 2018 collection, Balenciaga cinched models’ hair with scrunchies — or chouchou, as they are known in French — theirs made of

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YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes for Sharing Video of Apparent Suicide Victim

YouTube personality Logan Paul is apologizing after facing outrage over a controversial video shared to his page that appeared to show the body of an alleged suicide victim in Japan.

The 22-year-old social media star — who boasts 15 million followers on YouTube, has endorsement deals with HBO and Pepsi, and appeared on a recent episode of Top Chef — came under fire Sunday for posting a graphic video filmed in Aokigahara, a forest at Mount Fuji’s base that is often referred to as “suicide forest” due to the high number of suicides that occur there.

Titled “We found a dead boy in the Japanese Suicide Forest,” the since-deleted 15-minute clip reportedly began with an intro from Paul boasting about the disturbing content before showing footage of what appeared to be a dead body with its face blurred out.

“This is not clickbait. This is the most real vlog I’ve ever posted to this channel,” Paul said, New York Magazine reported. “I think this definitely marks a moment in YouTube history because I’m pretty sure this has never hopefully happened to anyone on YouTube ever. Now with that said: Buckle the f— up, because you’re never gonna see a video like this again!”

While Paul later made reference to the seriousness of suicide, depression and mental illness in his video — even linking to the American Society for Suicide Prevention in the clip’s description — criticism from his audience, who are mostly teens, came swiftly, many asking YouTube to suspend his account.

“Suicide is not a joke. Suicide is not a way to gain views. Suicide is not to be taken lightly. What Logan Paul did is not acceptable,” one user wrote. “If you’re struggling, please take your health seriously and please seek help. Your life is worth so much. You are worth so much.”

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Celebrities like Aaron Paul and Sophie Turner also spoke out, as did Paul’s fellow YouTubers.

“You disgust me,” Breaking Bad star Paul said. “I can’t believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad. Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell.”

“You’re an idiot,” added Turner, of Game of Thrones fame. “You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. I can’t believe how self-praising your “apology” is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have. I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.”

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Paul issued an apology to his 3.9 million Twitter followers on Monday, claiming the intention of his video was to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

“Let’s start with this — I’m sorry,” he wrote. “This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.”

“I didn’t do it for views. I get views. I did it because I thought I could make a positive ripple on the Internet, not cause a monsoon of negativity. That’s never the intention,” he continued. “I intended to raise awareness for suicide and suicide prevention and while I thought ‘if this video saves just ONE life, it’ll be worth it,’ I was misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed in the video. I still am.”

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He ended his apology by asking his fans to understand his mistake, and assuring them it wouldn’t happen again.

“I do this s— every day. I’ve made a 15 minute TV show EVERY SINGLE DAY for the past 460+ days. One may understand that it’s easy to get caught up in the moment without fully weighing the possible ramifications,” he said.

The statement concluded: “I’m often reminded of how big of a reach I truly have and with great power comes great responsibility… for the first time in my life I’m regretful to say I handled that power incorrectly. It won’t happen again. I love everyone. I believe in people. I’m out here. Peace.”

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This isn’t the first time a member of the Paul family has fallen under controversy. Logan’s younger brother Jake Paul made headlines over the summer when his neighbors began complaining about the noise and dangers created by him and his team of digital creators, all of whom shared his home in West Hollywood.

In the wake of the drama, the former Vine star turned musician was let go from his Disney Channel show, Bizaardvark. 

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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Li Edelkoort to Open Paris Gallery to Spotlight Artists, New Voices

WATCH THIS SPACE: Having first opened a private art salon in Paris more than three decades ago, Trend Union founder Li Edelkoort will soon take her career full circle by unveiling a public design gallery in her company’s headquarters.
Set to open its doors Jan. 18 at 30 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, the space will showcase design and arts and crafts — “what deserves to be shown collected and cherished at this moment in time,” according to the trend forecaster. To that end, a Heartwear pop-up shop will be among the planned events.
Created in 1993 by Edelkoort and some of her fashion designer friends, Heartwear is a nonprofit that collaborates with artisans by helping them scale up their creations without compromising their design integrity, culture or environment that they live and work in. With the assistance of department stores and magazines, Heartwear develops high-level goods with broader distribution. The nonprofit’s aim is to create a lasting connection with a collective or region. Khadi cotton from India and indigo-colored textiles from Benin are two of the projects that have been executed. To try to help the specific regions become self sustainable, profits are reinvested in those where the artists are based.
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Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2018

A cooler, younger vibe permeated Reem Acra’s mind for pre-fall. Her social media followers are mostly young women, and lately the strategy has been speaking to both them and loyal, more mature, consumers without alienating either. The answer here was injecting evening attire with both attitude and a laid-back sensibility.
She proposed unconventional elements for dressing up, paving the way for comfort and lightness to enter her library. The best examples came in the form of sheer dresses, like a great airy blush number with ribbon straps and a sheer overlay gown connected to a cropped red top. They were edgy, more casual takes on evening, and maintained intricate embroidery for which Acra is known. A striking strapless gown balanced Art Deco with modernity. And embroidered or not, gowns were cut with featherweight fabrics, shorter hemlines, and fell away from body. “This is the trend, lightness,” Acra said at a preview. “They don’t want to be bothered with heaviness. They want to be able to walk and feel cool.” She ensured a thread of youth with offbeat color combinations, separates that transition day-to-evening, and tasteful sheer moments that can resonate with women of any age looking for elegance with whimsy.

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Roberto Cavalli to Host One-Shot Coed Show in February

MILAN — Roberto Cavalli is going coed — but for one season only.
The Florentine fashion house will present its men’s and women’s fall 2018 collections together with a runway show to be held during the next Milan Women’s Fashion Week, running Feb. 21-27.
The show will mark the men’s wear debut of Paul Surridge as creative director of the label, which he joined in May 2017. The British designer hosted his first Roberto Cavalli women’s show last September.

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Reached by phone on Thursday, a company’s spokesperson said that, starting from the spring 2019 season, the brand will return to unveiling its men’s collections during the Milan fashion weeks, taking place twice a year, in January and June.
In February, Roberto Cavalli will join a significant number of brands hosting coed shows during Milan Women’s Fashion Week. The list includes Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Etro, Missoni, Jil Sander and Salvatore Ferragamo.

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Bye Bye, Brit: Inside the Final Show of Britney Spears’ 4-Year Las Vegas Residency

After four years as one of the top acts on one of the world’s most famous streets, Britney Spears has wrapped her residency show on the legendary Las Vegas Strip.

“It’s bittersweet,” she said on Instagram before the last performance.

The pop star initially launched her “Britney: Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood in December 2013. Originally slated for a two-year run, the pop extravaganza was extended for two more years after the show sold out time and time again.

In capping off her final show on New Year’s Eve, Spears did what she’s done for four years: She delivered her hits. For about 100 minutes, Spears was nonstop, dancing around the stage seductively when she wasn’t backstage for one of her many costume changes.

“It’s almost f—ing New Years! Who’s going to get naughty tonight,” she asked the audience full of diehard fans at 11 p.m., many of whom wore shirts bearing her face.

The “Womanizer” singer came out to “Work Bitch” in knee-high boots and a cleavage-baring black lingerie bodysuit. Later, in one of the highlights of the night, she showed off her midriff while riding an oversized guitar like a mechanical bull. As Spears has done since day one, she brought out a guest from the audience during “Freak Show.” She dressed the man, named Casey, in S&M gear and playfully forced him crawl on the ground while she lightly spanked him with a whip.

“Four years, who knew,” Spears said as she left the stage for the last time. However, there is a real possibility that Spears could be returning to the desert again. As her final show grew near, chatter in entertainment circles suggested that Spears would eventually sign on for another Las Vegas residency in the near future.

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Spears’ show helped usher in a new era for Las Vegas in regards to residency acts. The city was once known as a place for older artists to live out their glory years. Thanks in part to Spears, Vegas reinvented itself as a place to see top younger artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Bruno Mars, all of whom currently have residency shows. Lady Gaga announced that she, too, will begin a Vegas residency in late 2018.


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Designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Husband and Brand Cofounder Divorcing

It looks like the married owners of cult favorite boutique and brand Maryam Nassir Zadeh are headed for a split.
Eponymous founder Maryam Nassir Zadeh and her husband and business partner Uday Kak, who is also a photographer, made a contested divorce filing in a local Brooklyn court late last week. Documents in the case are sealed, but a contested filing generally means there is either a dispute over child custody, assets or both.
The now-former couple shares two daughters and public profiles list Zadeh and Kak as partners in the boutique, which has a storefront in New York’s Lower East Side, along with a popular e-commerce business. There is also a Maryam Nassir Zadeh line of shoes and bags, priced roughly between $ 400 and $ 900, as well as design-forward apparel, which Zadeh designs and has expanded over the last year.
Zadeh held her second fashion show in September at the East River Track in New York, with seating on bleachers and a surprise performance by Solange Knowles. She’s been producing seasonal collections since spring 2015.

The boutique carries a number of luxury designers, from the established to the new, like Marni, Rochas, Isabel Marant, Jacquemus, Lemaire, Jesse Kamm and Dumitrascu, and offers an

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Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Pre-Fall 2018

Founded in 2000, Italy’s Golden Goose Deluxe Brand has more recently been growing within the U.S. For pre-fall 2018, the brand designed a ready-to-wear and shoe collection around a fictitious woman who fantasized about stories of her grandfather, should she have ever met him. Notes from the designers claimed the collection, “is an ode to real imagination and imagined realities.” Vintage references ran throughout; there was Forties-inspired suiting, like a lilac set or striped trouser, along with multiple trenchcoats with full gun flap and box pleats. Men’s wear references and the reemergence of the brand’s original cowboy boots were also strong throughout. A mismatch of graphics — celestial, collegiate, tropical scenes, logos and floral prints — could have been pared down to make the whole idea more concise.

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Smith Optics Introduce Smart Ski Goggles Through Rental Program

SMITH SKIS SMART: Snowboarders and skiers bound for Ski amadé resorts can measure their speed and check the latest slope conditions thanks to new smart ski goggles from Smith Optics.
With the help of Evolaris, an app has been developed to help winter enthusiasts navigate the 760 trails at what is Austria’s largest skiing resource. Ski amadé has five ski resorts stretching across 25 villages which visitors traverse with the help of 270 lifts. By activating the smart ski goggles, athletes will see live data in the lower right-hand corner of their goggles that can direct them to their preferred mountain lodges, lifts, fun parks or restaurants. They can also keep an eye on speed, trail conditions and weather forecasts.
Visitors can rent the Smith I/O Recon at all 25 Intersport shops in Ski amadé for 19 euros a day. The goggles also indicate the distance and directions to destinations at the various resorts. There are plans to allow visitors to test the technologically advanced eyewear at demo events in the months ahead.
The mini-computer with the integrated WLAN connection and Recon-developed GPS can be integrated into various makes of ski goggles. The data from the “Ski amadé Guide” app is displayed on

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Kourtney Kardashian Jokes About Pregnant Kylie Jenner’s Absence in New Family Christmas Picture

Even the family is in on it now!

Kourtney Kardashian gave fans a look at the reality TV family dressed up for mom Kris Jenner‘s annual Christmas Eve party last week on Instagram, Saturday. Alongside the image, the oldest Kardashian seemingly poked fun at the fact that sister Kylie Jenner has been missing from family photos more frequently since news broke in September that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott.

“When you can’t find the rest of the family for the photo …” Kourtney, 38, captioned the shot in which she posed with Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Kris and pregnant Khloé Kardashian, who showed off her baby bump. Kim’s 4-year-old daughter North West also joined the photo, as well as Kourtney’s daughter Penelope Disick, 5.

Though Kylie’s absence was the most obvious, other members of the KarJenner crew missed out on the photo, including Rob Kardashian, and Kim and Kourtney’s other children.

Kylie, 20, only appeared in two photos that were publicly shared from the Christmas bash, posing with her fellow expectant sister Khloé. Earlier this week, Khloé shared photo booth shots of her and Kylie, who covered up in a leather jacket.

Of the party, a source told PEOPLE, “Kylie looked great but didn’t really draw any attention to her baby bump. She still acts like she wants to keep her pregnancy private.”

The cosmetics mogul also appeared on Khloé’s Snapchat on Christmas day where she told her sister’s followers that she had been at the party — just away from the cameras.

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Kylie has yet to confirm her pregnancy publicly. The Kylie Cosmetics owner has kept out of the public eye by sticking close to her house in Calabasas. As a source told PEOPLE in October, “Kylie wants to keep a low profile.”

“She feels good, but her body is changing,” the source continued. “She doesn’t want to be photographed. At the moment, she wants more privacy. She has family and friends come to her house instead so she has company. She’s very excited about the baby, though. She talks about the baby nonstop.”

Another insider told PEOPLE last month that Kylie is “only trusting her closest friends and her sisters right now.”


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Gal Gadot, Halle Berry Tapped as Golden Globes 2018 Presenters

Gal Gadot and Halle Berry are among the stars who have been tapped to present at the Golden Globes 2018 awards show on Jan. 7. Among the other marquee names revealed in the first wave of presenters are five-time Golden Globe winner and 17-time nominee Carol Burnett, Penélope Cruz, Chris Hemsworth, Sharon Stone, Darren Criss, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant and Neil Patrick Harris.
Also in the mix are Greta Gerwig, whose directorial debut “Lady Bird” was recognized with a Best Leading Actress nod for star Saoirse Ronan; “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks; last year’s Best Leading Actress winner Isabelle Huppert, and screen legend Shirley MacLaine, who ties Burnett with five Golden Globes and who last year received the Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient.
Singers Kelly Clarkson and Ricky Martin also will appear on the show, as will fan favorites Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen and Kerry Washington. Unlike the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which take place on Jan. 21, the 75th annual Golden Globes, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have tapped male presenters as well instead of only female ones. But the recent sexual harassment scandals and the #MeToo movement will be felt at the

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Naeem Khan Pre-Fall 2018

Pre-fall delivers in the summer when Naeem Khan’s customers are looking for pieces to wear to a wedding in the Hamptons, a trip to the South of France, or simply something new to carry into fall. Given his evening propensity, there was a lot of glitz, but there was an equal focus on youthful cuts and a sense of lightness as well.
For anyone looking for traditional cocktail glamour, Khan showed an array of silhouettes ranging from a floor-length navy gown with hologram sequins he punched out himself, to gowns with raffia embroidery and flattering cinched waists. Flirty dresses with explosions of firework beading and swishy fringe mixed with lace exuded personality. There was an ease with the embellishments to wit; even though dresses were heavy on beading, they weren’t weighted down. A similar weightlessness was seen in an unlined coat and sweater with hand-sewn chenille; Khan’s older clientele will appreciate the coverup over dresses while younger girls will dress them down with separates. In fact, a focus on more youthful silhouettes resulted in a range of fluid evening pants, jumpsuits embellished with organic materials, and little black dresses mixed with subdued gold. “The young girl, she wants to combine,” Khan

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George Kotsiopoulos to Host Wedding Makeover Series on TLC

Stylist, fashion editor and on-air personality George Kotsiopoulos has been tapped as host of a new TLC wedding makeover series, “Say Yes: Wedding SOS.” The reality show premieres on the cable network Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. and is part of a Saturday night block of programming built around TLC’s wedding franchise “Say Yes to the Dress.”
Each hour-long episode will focus on transforming couples who may have gotten too comfortable in their old clothes. Kotsiopoulos will work with the bride and groom on everything from wardrobe and hair to veneers and tattoo removal in the days prior to the wedding. Viewers will go along for the ride as the couples go through custom suit and gown fittings, liposuction, corrective eye surgery, micro-blading and laser hair removal, among other improvements.
“I love this show because it’s sweet and 100 percent positive, particularly in these times when there is so much negativity out there,” said Kotsiopoulos, who previously was a host on E Network’s “Fashion Police.” “People love makeover shows in general because they provide hope and, when done well, enough realistic takeaways for them to apply to their own lives. This was my main goal while shooting the show by sharing tips

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Anna Faris Officiates Unqualified Co-Host Sim Sarna’s Wedding — in Ugg Boots!

Anna Faris could be the first celebrity wedding officiant to wear Ugg boots for the job.

The actress, 41, was front and center at the wedding of her Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast co-host’s wedding Friday at the Thomas George Estates in Healdsburg, California, and wore the hottest boots of 2007 to marry Sim Sarna and his new wife, Amy.

“Congrats Sim & Amy!!!!!” Faris wrote on Instagram, along with, “@simsarna @amy_and_stausi.”

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In photos taken by Melissa Atle for Weddings by Sunnyside, Faris wore a light pink dress with her hair in a bun as she smiled at the camera alongside her friends.

Several people loved Faris’ boots, complimenting her in the comments.

“In Uggs. Love,” one user wrote, while another wrote, “Nice Ugg boots. Cute warm toes!”

Someone else commented, “Ugh just when I thought I couldn’t love @annafaris anymore she wears Ugg’s while I’m sure being by far the best officiant ever. Congrats @simsarna and @amy_and_stausi all the happiness to you both.”

On Thanksgiving, Faris hinted her the couple’s wedding and her role in it while sharing an animated video of her officiating the ceremony and Sarna explaining how the two met.

Faris split with Chris Pratt in August, with the Jurassic World star filing for divorce earlier this month.

The actress, who is starring in a remake of Overboard, has been seen with rumored boyfriend Michael Barrett.

The cinematographer is the first man Faris has been publicly seen with since she announced her separation from Pratt after eight years of marriage. Faris and Barrett were seen on several dinner dates in October, stepping out twice in the span of two days at Modo Mio, an upscale Italian restaurant in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.


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Alexandra Shulman, Richard James Named in Queen’s New Year Honors List

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Queen Elizabeth II has unveiled her annual New Year Honors list, with members from the fashion and entertainment industries set to receive royal recognition in 2018.
Alexandra Shulman; Savile Row tailor Richard James; Nicholas Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts; Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb, and The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr are among the 1,123 names on the list.
Shulman, the former British Vogue editor-in-chief who stepped down from her role earlier this year, will receive a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, for her services to the industry.
Shulman was the longest-serving editor of the magazine, working at the publication for 25 years. She was given an OBE, or Order of the British Empire honor, 13 years ago.
James will be awarded an Order of the British Empire, or OBE, for his contribution to fashion. He celebrated the label’s 25th anniversary this year. The brand, which was sold last year to Charles S. Cohen, will in February open its first U.S. standalone store on Park Avenue in New York.
Wheeler, who launched a multi-channel retail business specializing in men’s shirting and apparel, will receive an Order of the British Empire for his service to retail.
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Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2018

Emilio Pucci is definitely associated with glamorous cocktail parties, luxury escapes to posh winter resorts and chic vacations on the Mediterranean islands.
This idea of jet-set lifestyle continues to play a relevant role in the development of the label, but a new sense of urban reality is actually what the Emilio Pucci creative team targeted for pre-fall.
The colorful and chic collection was strong on versatile pieces, still injected with high-end sophistication yet infused with metropolitan dynamism.
Printed leggings, which are iconic staples of the brand’s heritage, were matched with color-blocked sweaters, and a pair of satin five-pocket pants was worn with a diagonally striped tweed peacoat trimmed with fringes.
An impeccable sartorial Prince of Wales suit was showed in a charming pink tone and a pajama set was crafted from plush velvet.
New patterns were introduced, including a bold floral motif, as well as a Pop print, which paid a tribute to Andy Warhol’s muse Edie Sedgwick. This was splashed on a jersey column dress and was re-created with sequins on a covetable short tunic frock.
From a chubby marabou coat with a contrasting wool collar to a printed satin denim-inspired truck jacket and a maxi black dress embellished on the back with a printed maxi

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Alber Elbaz, Apple Not Joining Forces

Alber Elbaz and Apple are not joining forces, despite tepid rumors to the contrary.
Sources told WWD that there is no collaboration or business partnership between the well-known designer and the tech powerhouse after speculation appeared in a small European media outlet.
A representative for Apple declined to comment, citing a policy on “rumors.” Reached by phone, Elbaz also declined to comment. While attending the Valentino show in October, WWD asked Elbaz what he was up to lately, but he demurred, saying, “You know, silence is a beautiful thing.”
Elbaz did discuss a bit about Apple and fashion during a 2016 talk with students at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, recounting his experience at the launch party for the Apple Watch and concluding then that the future of fashion was “mixing technology and the humanity and beauty of fashion.”
Elbaz has been keeping busy with various design projects and plenty of speaking engagements since his abrupt and acrimonious 2015 dismissal from Lanvin, where he served as creative director for 14 years and revived the 129-year-old French fashion house. But he seems to be shying away from apparel.
He’s designed a Converse sneaker, released a limited-edition makeup line with Lancôme, created a fragrance with French perfumer Frédéric

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Princess Diana’s Wedding Dress Designer Is Launching a Very ’80s New Label

One of the designers behind Princess Diana’s wedding dress has a lot to be excited about in 2018.

Elizabeth Emanuel, who, with her then-husband David Emanuel, designed Diana’s 1981 gown, is set to launch a new fashion label. And she tells PEOPLE that the upcoming line, Emanuel Mayfair, will capture the energy of the 1980s and offer a dynamic twist on current trends.

Emanuel Mayfair is set to kick off in February after Emanuel received a new round of financial backing. She’s going to move into new, larger studios and is currently hiring a young and creative team, and recently appointed a CEO.

Elizabeth, whose most recent fashion label was been called Art of Being, says the new line will have the same “spirit” as her previous collections, but with a modern touch.

“It will have the spirit of Emanuel from the days when we made dresses some of the most of the most iconic women of the time like Elizabeth Taylor, Carolina Herrera and Joan Collins, but is taking it into the present,” she tells PEOPLE. “That whole period of time was wonderful but this will capture that but will also look contemporary and edgy. I’m bringing back the spirit in a new form after all these years. We will concentrate on bridal wear and evening wear – things to get dressed up in, pieces that are handcrafted and made to order.”

Emanuel, who spoke about her unique part in the life of the princess for PEOPLE’s The Story of Diana adds: “Our new studio is beautiful and is being renovated now for us to be ready in about a month.”

‘This is exciting. It shows that you if you never give up, good things happen. It is going to be a positive year.”

She hopes the first collection will emerge in July or September.


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Eclectic to Bring Its French Sensibility to New York City

Franck Malègue has had a long-standing love affair with New York City, so it’s no surprise that he chose Manhattan as the location for his first store outside of Paris.
The owner and designer of Eclectic, a men’s outerwear brand, will open a 1,600-square-foot store at 27 Greene Street, next to The Webster, early next year. It will join his two shops in Paris, in Le Marais and off the Avenue Montaigne, and a concession shop at Le Bon Marché.
The Paris-born Malègue started Eclectic in 2011 after spending several years in brand development for cosmetics, accessories and ready-to-wear companies. The tight collection of coats and jackets blends traditional designs with high-tech materials in a line he describes as “active tailoring,” or “tailored urbanwear” that “bridges together durability, functionality and elegance.”
Eclectic offers just 18 styles and each piece uses a canvas interlining in the front panels and lapels to give the garments shape and employs technical fibers and fabrics such as Cordura, Airnet, bi-stretch cotton and microfibers to provide wind- and water-repellency, stretch and other properties for today’s active man. One example is a sport coat in a 3-D mesh that Nike uses for its shoes.
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Forever 21 Releases Details of Security Breach

Forever 21 said Thursday it is tightening security efforts at its store cash wraps following its disclosure last month of a breach at some of its U.S. stores.
Details of the security breach, which was first disclosed publicly by the company in November, did not include how many stores within the U.S. were impacted or in what states. The retailer said it is continuing to look at whether any of its overseas stores were impacted since those doors run off of point-of-sale systems different from its domestic locations.
Forever 21 does business in 57 countries via a fleet of more than 815 stores.
The company said encryption technology at some cash registers had been turned off in certain cases and malware installed by criminals looking to mine the system for customer payment data. Forever 21 confirmed the malware was able to access cardholder names in some instances but in most cases was only able to obtain card numbers, expirations and verification codes.
The vulnerability in the system occurred between April 3 and Nov. 18 of this year with each store impacted by the breach subject to varying lengths of exposure ranging from days to the entire April-November period, Forever 21 said. The company’s investigation

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Emporio Armani Pre-Fall 2018

Sporty accents injected a dynamic vibe into the Emporio Armani pre-fall collection.
The brand developed a versatile city wardrobe featuring the label’s signature combination of masculine and feminine details.
Effortless chic suits, including one in a wool fabric with a denim-like appearance, were cut with elongated blazers and generous pleated pants. More fitted and cropped jackets were worked in multicolor jacquards inspired by digital graphic art, while the Emporio Armani eagle logo was splashed on a casual quilted bomber matched with dark indigo boyfriend jeans.
An athletic feel was injected in a pair of boxing-inspired shorts worn with a jersey parka. A casual padded hooded jacket paired with matching wide-leg pants was crafted from a printed shiny fabric with a vinyl effect.
Quintessential feminine looks included a sequined mini frock with a polka dot tulle insert and a silk dress with an inlaid belt exuding Eighties’ sensuality.

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Spring 2018 Fashion Trend: Casual Satin

Designers worked light-catching satin into casual silhouettes for day.

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Firefighter Adopts Baby Girl He Delivered on the Job After Saving Her Life: ‘Grace Is Our Miracle’

Firefighter Marc Hadden had saved dozens of life with the department in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but on Nov. 14, 2011, he found himself delivering a baby for the very first time after a woman called 911 complaining of abdominal pain.

“She struggled from the minute she was put in my hands,” recalls Marc, 48, who just seconds after her birth, administered emergency oxygen to help get the 6-lb. 2-oz. infant breathing on her own. “It was amazing to hear her cry.”

At the time, Hadden never imagined that just 48 hours later he would bringing the baby girl — whom they named Rebecca Grace — home as her father.

‘Winning The Lottery’

Marc and his wife, Beth, who already had two young boys (Will, now 15 and Parker, now 13) had always wanted a third child but because of complications with their first two pregnancies — they were forced to take the long and expensive route of adoption.

So just hours later at the hospital, when the birth mother made it clear she couldn’t care for her daughter, Marc was the first to raise his hand to take her in as his own.

Beth says she remembers getting a phone call from Marc that day where he told her “I delivered a baby.”

Jokingly she replied, “Can we keep her?”

Well, he responded, “I think she might be going up for adoption.”

When Beth heard that the birth mother was a single mom already struggling to raise a teenage son, she felt compelled to go visit her the next day at the hospital.

“My heart just went out to this woman,” says Beth, 39, who works as an instructional coach at the local elementary school. “I brought her a little prayer book and asked I could get anything for her.”

As the two women talked, a doctor walked in to let the mother know that they were ready to move forward with the adoption. It was then that she said to Beth, ‘I can’t give my baby to someone I’ve never met.’

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“Suddenly the opportunity was there for me to say that Marc and I had been praying about adoption for years,” she recalls. “And she looked over at me and said, ‘I want you to adopt my baby.’ She had the nurse bring her in and I was able to hold Gracie for the first time. I called Marc and said, ‘I think we just had a baby.’”

By the end of that day, the couple had signed temporary-custody papers, and just 48 hours after her birth, they brought her home.

“She is what we prayed for,” says Beth. “It felt like winning the lottery.”

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While Gracie has been a part of the family ever since the day she was brought home six years ago, her parents have always made sure she that remembers where she came from.

“We told her pretty much from day one,” says Marc. “I’ve taken her to the back of the ambulance where she was born, so she knows — no doubt about it.”

She even tells people how “my daddy delivered me in the back of an ambulance helped me take my first breath.

Always wearing bows, tutus and practicing gymnastics, Beth says she’s still a “tough little joker because she has two big brothers who have trained her right.”

Every day Marc and Beth pinch themselves over how lucky they are to have Gracie in their lives.

“I’ve always wanted a daughter, and this is just amazing,” says Marc.

Adds Beth: “Sometimes the best things in life happen in the blink of an eye — and you can’t let them pass you by.”

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Billy Reid Reflects on 20 Years in Fashion

NEW YORK — Billy Reid could be a case study in resilience.
Since he created the first William Reid collection in March 1998, the soft-spoken Southern designer has experienced more than his share of ups and downs.
The ups: He has built his Southern-flavored Americana designer collection into a successful wholesale business at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom and 13 of his own Billy Reid stores. He’s also won four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.
The downs: His initial foray into fashion, William Reid, failed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, driving the designer and his family from New York back to his home state of Alabama.
But despite the roller coaster that has defined his career, Reid is happy to be at the helm of a $ 25 million brand as he prepares to celebrate his 20th anniversary next year.
“Failure? I’ve been there,” Reid said, sitting on a chair in his showroom on Bond Street here. “Losing everything overnight was so humbling, but it makes you realize what’s important to you and that you can recover.”
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U.K. Shoppers Shun Brick-and-Mortar Retailers on Boxing Day

LONDON — Selfridges and Harrods may have seen record numbers of shoppers gathering outside their stores ahead of the annual Boxing Day sales on Dec. 26, but many British brick-and-mortar retailers suffered on the first day of the post-Christmas sales season, due partly to the impact of Black Friday.
According to Springboard, which gathers footfall and consumer data, Britain’s High Street retailers witnessed “challenging trading” conditions on Dec. 26, with footfall decreasing 4.5 percent year-over-year. “This was one of the most challenging Boxing Days that brick-and-mortar stores have seen since Springboard first published Boxing Day activity in 2012,” the company said.
“This undoubtedly reflects the extent of discounting that has already occurred, particularly over Black Friday, and also the growth in online trade this year,” said Diane Wehrle, Insights Director at Springboard.
“In addition to this, Black Friday now rivals Boxing Day in terms of the volume of footfall generated and so its influence as a key trading day in the retail calendar has been diluted. The extent of discounting, together with the fact that stores still account for around 80 percent of total spend, and that activity in brick-and-mortar stores declined, suggests that sales will be lower this year on what was traditionally

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Giorgio Armani Pre-Fall 2018

“Seductive sobriety” was the expression which Giorgio Armani used to describe his pre-fall collection.
In a way, this season, Armani, who was born outside Milan in Piacenza, went back to his roots and he recalled that thick fog which used to surround the city during the long winters of his youth.
The designer translated his memories into the collection through the use of soft tones and plush fabrics wrapping the body with warm coziness.
Different tones of gray defined a range of pieces, including a little jacket worked in an Art Deco-inspired chevron motif and embellished with printed leather lapels punctuated by hand-painted maxi buttons. A lighter gray hue gave a chic attitude to a collarless coat worn over silk Bermuda pants and a chevron top, while gray was combined with pink, white and black on a leather blazer splashed with an abstract interpretation of a floral pattern.
Flowers, recalling Henri Matisse’s paintings, also peppered a silk romper trimmed with Kidassia fur, which was layered under a maxi Mongolian fur coat.
A more sporty and casual attitude informed another group of pieces, such as a graphic chevron bomber showing an asymmetric zipper, a jersey sweatshirt embroidered with the Giorgio Armani logo, as well as an oversize

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The Paris Vintage Shoe Store That’s a Resource for Top Designers

PARIS — Situated among orthopedic shoe stores, natural wine bars and bobo restaurants, La Petite Fripe sells vintage footwear to fashion designers and their Parisian muses.
The pocket-sized boutique, located in the 11th arrondissement’s trendier zone, exclusively sells unworn, dead stock vintage shoes. While only open since September, the store has quickly culled a fan base including girl-about-town Clara Cornet, model Louise Follain and actress Pauline Jacquard. It has also become a sourcing ground of inspiration for footwear designers at some of Paris’ leading fashion houses, with designers accounting for half the shop’s sales.
Founded by antique and vintage dealer Lhassan Oubakrim, La Petite Fripe’s shelves have recently housed an assortment of Eighties metallic mule pumps, dandy loafers and embroidered mukluk boots. Shoes are typically priced around 80 euros, with boots hitting the highest price point at about 280 euros.
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Lhassan Oubakrim: I have been a bargain hunter and an antique dealer for years. I love unexpected discoveries and the feeling of finding one amazing piece amongst a mountain of s–t. It is both my work and my passion.
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Mark Hamill Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher One Year After Her Death: ‘No One’s Ever Really Gone’

Mark Hamill is remembering his late Star Wars costar one year after her death.

The actor, 66, posted a sweet tribute to Twitter early Wednesday honoring Carrie Fisher on the anniversary of her death at age 60.

“No one’s ever really gone..” the actor wrote, adding the hashtags “#AlwaysWithUs” and “#CarrieOnForever.” Hamill uploaded a picture of the two from their original Star Wars days, in addition to one of them from the latest movie The Last Jedi and a hilarious photo of Fisher drawn as a Goddess holding her beloved dog Gary with one hand and flashing her middle finger on the other.

Hamill and Fisher became close after meeting on the first Star Wars in 1977 when they were both rising stars. In PEOPLE’s new special issue Star Wars: The Ultimate Guide to The Last Jedi (on newsstands today) and an exclusive PeopleTV specialHamill opened up about Fisher’s final performance and the warmth and wit she brought to set.

“I’m selfishly mad that she’s not here to make me laugh. But I’m also grateful for all that she was able to give us while she was here. It has not been easy,” said Hamill.

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The onscreen siblings finally reunited in the latest movie where Fisher had several poignant moments with the whole cast, including her daughter Billie Lourd. The young actress has been appearing in more projects since making her acting debut in the 2015 Star Wars movie The Force Awakens alongside her mom.

Lourd, 25, posted a tribute to Fisher the day The Last Jedi came out earlier this month, marking Fisher’s last onscreen appearance.

Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23 last year when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She died in the hospital four days later.


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Gildo Zegna on the Growth of Asia, Being CEO

NEW DELHI — This has been another milestone year for Gildo Zegna, since he is marking two decades as Ermenegildo Zegna’s chief executive officer.
In addition, 2017 represents 10 years since the Italian men’s wear brand entered the Indian market, which Zegna described on a visit here as of “key strategic importance” while surveying the country’s changing retail landscape and speaking to students at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, about the challenges of a family-owned business.
The ceo has begun to institute a new brand strategy over the last year; changed design direction under creative director Alessandro Sartori, who joined in June 2016; is excited about innovations like tech-merino and pelle tesuto, and has a continued focus on bringing in Millennials to the brand.
This year, close to 50 percent of the Zegna group’s turnover will come from the Asian market.
In an exclusive interview with WWD, Zegna talked about the allure of Asian markets while adding both prophecy and insight to his 20 years at the helm.
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Gildo Zegna: I have lasted long. Usually a chief executive officer lasts

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Influence Peddler: Yang Mi

Yang Mi, the 31-year-old actress and global ambassador for Michael Kors, is an unusual presence on social media. Her Sino Weibo microblogging account, with an astounding 77.5 million followers, is updated sporadically with cat pictures, brand partner posts and selfies in which the actress famously shows only half her face.
Her demeanor is serious and she rarely smiles, which makes Mi an unusual female celebrity presence in China — and also Asia more broadly — where cute and kitschy personas have traditionally been popular with young fan girls. But in giving very little away, Mi has managed to make the masses want ever more.
Mi’s style, and her penchant for mixing high and low, couture and street, is also a major draw for young followers in China who are seeking a fashion path more nuanced than the homogenous top-to-toe looks that were popular with previous generations of Chinese consumers, who focused purely on labels to convey style status. “[Yang Mi] very much puts her own imprint on what she wears, she could wear a boy’s suit and it would still feel feminine and elegant,” said Michael Kors, during a recent trip to Shanghai. “When we work with actresses and celebrities, I like

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Dundas Pre-Fall 2018

“Happy clothes for happy times.” That’s how Peter Dundas described his “Dundas 2” collection, the second effort under his new namesake label, developed in partnership with his boyfriend Evangelo Bousis.
Unveiled during the pre-fall season, the collection is actually a seasonless wardrobe specifically designed to meet the glamorous and nomadic lifestyle of the crew of beautiful and fun “Peter’s Girls,” including Bianca Brandolini, Georgia May Jagger, Giovanna Battaglia and Poppy Delevingne. “They actually tried some of the clothes while they were still being made and they gave me smart suggestions,” said the designer, who highlighted that most of the pieces are easy to pack and they can be worn for a wide range of occasions.
The lineup, which Dundas developed to be more affordable than the Dundas 1 collection presented during the latest Paris Haute Couture fashion week, was a celebration of the designer’s signature aesthetic.
There were impeccably tailored suits, shown in embroidered velvet, sequined zebra patterns but also in off-white, and his iconic sensual dresses, such as the languid gowns featuring seductive Ziggy Stardust-inspired lighting bolts details running down the side.
Cherries were printed on silk fil coupé fluid frocks, and flowers blossomed on a cotton sun dress. Dundas’ beloved Bohemian feel ran

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New York Cares and The Fashion Foundation Help New Yorkers in Need

‘TIS THE SEASON: More than halfway to its goal of collecting 125,000 donated coats, this year’s annual New York Cares Coat Drive has less than a week to go.
New Yorkers can drop off coats at multiple locations including the group’s West 31st Street warehouse, any New York Police Department precinct, all Queens library branches and Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station through Dec. 31. Those who don’t have jackets to give can text “coat” to 41444 to donate money that will be used by the nonprofit to buy and deliver coats. The city has at least 1.7 million people living below the poverty line including 60,000 who are without permanent housing, according to a New York Cares spokeswoman.
The group has collected and donated 1.8 million coats to New Yorkers in need over the past 29 years. This year’s requests from shelters, social service agencies and schools is an increase compared to last year’s tally of 109,000 coats.
Another local group, The Fashion Foundation, recently wrapped up another charitable initiative. Founder Amanda Munz helped to brighten the holidays for 100 students in three different Brooklyn schools by arranging for each of them to receive a complementary gift-laden backpack. Rebecca Minkoff and Calvin

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Pregnant Kylie Jenner Covers Love Magazine in a Photo Taken by Kendall Jenner

Kylie Jenner has been keeping out of the spotlight the last few months, but she’s closing out the year with one final magazine cover.

The 20-year-old pregnant star, who’s having her first child, a girl, with boyfriend Travis Scott next year, has been suspiciously absent from social media, recent episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and even the famous KarJenner family Christmas card this year. But Instead of addressing her pregnancy like older sister Khloé Kardashian finally did last week, Jenner unveiled her new cover of Love Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2018 issue on Christmas Day.

Jenner remained covered up in the close up cover photo — which was shot by model sister and budding photographer Kendall Jenner — wearing a cozy red turtleneck sweater and a matching bright red lip (perhaps the Mary Jo K lip kit from Kylie Cosmetics?).

In the issue, which celebrates powerful women of 2018, Jenner talks to her mom Kris Jenner about her growing empire.

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“I was just trying to keep up with myself. All businesses, every company, makes little mistakes here and there. Growing it in front of so many people all of a sudden was kind of hard,” Jenner said.

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The makeup mogul’s proud mom shared the cover on Instagram too saying, “Kendall!!! I’m blown away you shot this gorgeous picture of your sister for Love Magazine!!! You look stunning Kylie!!!! So proud of you both ❤.”

While the rest of the KarJenner family shared plenty of videos and photos from their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations, Jenner kept a much lower profile and only appeared briefly on Khloé’s Snapchat on Christmas morning before sharing her magazine cover.

“Merry Christmas! People think you weren’t there last night,” pregnant Khloé said to Kylie (referring to the family’s annual Christmas Eve bash) in one video as the younger sister replied: “I was.”

“She’s a secret little bunny,” Khloé added.

A source previously explained to PEOPLE in October that Kylie wants to keep a low profile throughout her pregnancy.

“She doesn’t want to be photographed. At the moment, she wants more privacy,” the source said. “She has family and friends come to her house instead so she has company. She’s very excited about the baby, though. She talks about the baby nonstop.”

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Amazon’s Employees Strike in Italy’s Logistics Hub

MILAN — Amazon Italia has faced a new wave of strikes just ahead of the busy Christmas period.
The company’s employees in the distribution and logistics plant in Castel San Giovanni, Lombardy, protested on Wednesday against long working hours and low salaries, in the wake of Amazon’s skipping round table meeting with the trade unions scheduled on the morning of Dec. 20.
Fist-Cisl general secretary Pierangelo Ranieri described Amazon’s behavior as “deplorable” on the Cisl web site. “It’s necessary for Amazon to take on social responsibility and open to negotiations with the trade union’s representatives,” he said.
Following the first strike on Nov. 24, the Fist-Cisl trade union announced a second round yesterday, set to affect the last two working hours of each shift. The strike was announced at the logistics plant on Wednesday afternoon during a workers’ assembly.
Ninety percent of the employees who attended the assembly decided to strike, totaling 210 for each of the first two shifts. Francesca Benedetti, general secretary of Fisascat-Cisl Piacenza, provided no details on the overall engagement of the strike.
Amazon, which met that trade union’s representatives on Dec. 11, has since then refused to come to an agreement, according to Benedetti. Reached by phone, the trade union’s spokeswoman

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-Fall 2018

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi are taking it easy for fall, with a lineup of loose, draped, smocked and off-the-shoulder dresses that were all about comfort — and grace. “She’s grown up, and she loves luxury — but she probably still dances to The Jesus and Mary Chain,” said the designers.
This feminine collection had a deliciously dark edge to it, too. Flowing, silk dresses came with pussy bows, single ruffles and uneven hemlines, although prints tended toward the sinister — snakeskin and flowers, or olive and black camou. Other dresses had black lace insets or bits of devoré velvet.
For evening, there were sequins galore, as in one slinky red dress or a sparkling camou one, or a silver off-the-shoulder number. For more subtle types there were ribbed knit dresses with working buttons running down the arms, while other dresses were done in crinkly sweeps of silk that had a sleeve flopping seductively off one shoulder.
The designers added a punk edge in the form of long plaid skirts with uneven hems, roughly patchworked knits in argyle and tartan and a fun, fat lumberjack check for a sweeping silk dress.

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Joules to Release ‘Peter Rabbit’ Movie Children’s Capsule Collection

JOULES HOPS ON IT: Joules, the British lifestyle brand, will launch a “Peter Rabbit” children’s capsule collection that ties in with the movie that will be in theaters Feb. 9.
The capsule includes jersey denim jackets, tops, raincoats, rain boots and bags featuring the mischievous bunny and his friends, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Squirrel Nutkin.
Beginning in mid-January, the collection will be sold on JoulesUSA.com, as well as in select Dillard’s stores and specialty children’s boutiques across the U.S.
The collection wholesales from $ 9 to $ 30.
“To celebrate the release of ‘Peter Rabbit,’ we’re delighted to have collaborated on a new collection that’s bursting with character and mischief,” said Tom Joule, founder and chief brand officer. He said as a lifestyle brand they value time with family and being outdoors, so they were happy to work with iconic characters that embody those traits.
In the “Peter Rabbit” movie, James Corden voices the character of Peter. Others actors include Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, respectively.
The clothing range is under license from Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House U.K. and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc.
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Natasha Zinko Pre-Fall 2018

Natasha Zinko has brought back the high-shine, high-energy mood of the Eighties with her latest outing — a dynamic, upbeat lineup filled with bright colors, textures and plenty of attitude.
Inspired by Ali MacGraw in “Love Story,” and by the glamour and freedom that followed in the next decade, Zinko’s muse of the season was a woman in love, strong and confident.
She wore loosely tailored suits that came in lavender or camel, shiny nylon tracksuits or bright printed dresses that recalled “Dynasty,” Joan Collins and “The Yuppie Handbook.”
Zinko maintained a sense of romance and nostalgia throughout the collection with feminine floral midi dresses and the words “fallen in love” printed all over denim, blouses and dresses in Russian script.
At the same time, the androgyny that the designer has come to be known for was also prevalent, as in paillette dresses layered under boyish oversized parkas, delicately ruffled leather corsets paired with wide-leg cargo pants and large pockets on cool, low-rise denim.
Outerwear played a key role too, with a lamé check bomber and a layered shearling and denim jacket among the standouts.

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Les Arts Décoratifs to Adopt MAD Banner

THE NAME GAME: There’s never a dull moment at Les Arts Décoratifs. On Jan. 8 — the day after the closing of its largest fashion exhibition to date, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve” (“Christian Dior, Dream Couturier”), which so far has attracted a record 610,000 visitors — it will unveil a new banner and logo: MAD.
The banner, with its fresh, contemporary design, will serve as an umbrella for all of the cultural and educational sites that fall under Les Arts Décoratifs, as an institution that groups the Les Arts Décoratifs museum and library; the Nissim-de-Camondo museum; the Ateliers du Carrousel, and the Camondo design school. It comes with the tagline “Le musée fou d’objets” (“The museum that’s crazy about objects.”)
Looking to reinvent its image — faced with stiff competition from international cultural institutions — and cement its identity as the reference for French art de vivre, the historic institution tasked French communications agency BETC with conceiving the logo, according to a statement from Les Arts Décoratifs. MAD stands for both Mode, Arts, Design (Fashion, Arts, Design in English) and Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
BETC’s other clients include Air France, Evian, Louis Vuitton, Lacoste and cultural institutions like the Philharmonie de Paris.
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Meghan Markle Joins Royal Family Christmas Celebrations

NEW TRADITIONS: Meghan Markle is spending her first Christmas with the British royals after she became engaged to Prince Harry in November.
Markle joined members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Sandringham, the Queen’s country home in Norfolk.
The family attended the traditional Christmas Day church service on the estate and chatted with members of the public who also attended.
As per tradition on the evening before, the family gathered for afternoon tea, followed by a black-tie dinner and the opening of presents.
On Monday, Markle arrived on Prince Harry’s arm wearing by the Canadian label Sentaler. She paired it with a velvet dress, tan suede boots by Stuart Weitzman, a Chloe ‘Pixie’ bag and a hat in the same shade. She was joined by the Duchess, who wore a black fur hat and a plaid coat by Miu Miu.
British media reports also pointed out that Prince Harry is once again breaking with tradition, as in the past royal partners had to wait until they were married before joining the family’s Christmas celebrations.
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Pregnant Khloé Kardashian Shows Off ‘Special Gift’ Honoring Her Baby from BFFs Malika and Khadijah

Baby bling!

Mom-to-be Khloé Kardashian is already being showered with lots of love, only days after confirming she is pregnant and expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to Snapchat on Saturday night to show off a sweet present honoring the major milestone in her life from her best friends.

“Malika and Khadijah got me the most special gift,” she wrote over a photo of her ‘Mommy’ bracelet, adding a series of heart-eyed emojis.

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In a second snap, Kardashian received a big bouquet of white roses that spelled out the word ‘Baby.’

Although PEOPLE confirmed the news that the couple are expecting a baby back in September, Kardashian didn’t officially announce the news until Wednesday when she shared a photo of her NBA boyfriend placing his hands over her belly.

“My greatest dream realized. We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient,” she captioned the black-and-white photo.

Continued Kardashian, “I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!”

The following day, proud mom Kris Jenner took to Instagram to share in the excitement.

“God is so good!! I am beyond excited! What a blessing!!!!!!” she wrote, reposting the same photo her daughter had posted the previous day.

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Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE in October that Kardashian is expecting a baby boy. But her little one on the way isn’t the only upcoming addition to the family: Kardashian’s sisters Kim and Kylie Jenner are both expecting.

Kim and husband Kanye West are expecting their third child, a daughter, via surrogate while Jenner is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Travis Scott.


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Jet-a-porter Puts the Focus on Dressing for Holiday, Adventures

HOLIDAY READY: Net-a-porter is putting more focus on holiday wear as it looks to answer to the needs of an increasingly global and mobile consumer who is big on experiences, travel and her social media image.
The e-tailer has launched a new category, Jet-a-porter, offering a curated selection of resort, swimwear and ski clothing. According to the company, skiwear has increased by more than half since last year. Given its significant growth trajectory, it made up almost three-quarters of Net’s Cruise 2017 buy.
“We’ve seen major growth year-on-year since launching the sports category, Net-a-sporter, in 2014 and we don’t see this slowing down any time soon,” said Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net’s global buying director.
She said that among the best-selling brands were Fendi, Perfect Moment, best known for their onesies, Moncler Grenoble and the knitwear label Chinti and Parker, which recently created an exclusive capsule for the retailer.

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She also noted a shift in consumer behavior and the increased importance of experiences as drivers of the new trend.
“As experiences have become increasingly important in consumers’ lives, so has travel and adventure. Being up in the mountains in the snow isn’t just for skiers, but for people looking for

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Emilia Wickstead Pre-Fall 2018

Emilia Wickstead immersed herself into the world of Edith Bouvier Beale, known as Little Edie, producing a collection that was as elegant, vibrant and multifaceted as the American socialite and model herself.
Wickstead drew inspiration from every facet of Edie’s life, from the playful outfits of her aristocratic youth and the bright colors and patterns of her house to the more somber choices of her later years when she lost much of her wealth and was unsuccessful in her dream of becoming an actress.
There were bright floral minidresses and splashes of snake print reminiscent of the model’s high times, as well as more grown-up cotton shirts, check twinsets and embellished midi dresses as the designer aimed at bringing together “the old and the new, the decrepit and the fresh.”
Dresses continue to be the strongest components of Wickstead’s collection, and this season she updated her best-selling midi styles in bold reds or elegant jade greens inspired by imagery of Little Edie’s house.
As she establishes her signatures, Wickstead has also been looking to develop the line’s separates and to offer her customer a full wardrobe.
In line with the label’s romantic, feminine aesthetic, separates took the form of elegant printed blouses, midi skirts and

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Dressember Puts Dresses to Work Against Sex Trafficking

Many people go through rotations of dresses every December for countless holiday and New Year’s parties, but for those participating in Dressember, getting dolled up comes with a dose of do-gooding.
“Dressember is an annual campaign where people wear dresses every day during the month of December as a way to raise awareness and money for anti-trafficking organizations,” the organization’s co-founder and chief executive officer Blythe Hill explains. “We focus specifically on sex trafficking, but there are all forms of trafficking as well that go into it. “
Hill got the idea for the dress-a-day style challenge in college, and later connected it with her passion for eradicating sex trafficking.
“There are more people alive today in slavery than ever before in history – the numbers are upwards of 36 million people. It’s a $ 150 billion industry and the vast majority of people trapped in trafficking are women and girls. It’s one of the fastest growing criminal industries,” she says. “When I started hearing about it I was in college and I just felt this immediate urgency to do something about it. At the time, I was an English major and didn’t know [what to do]. I was like, ‘ok, should

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Adam Driver Had No Problem with That Shirtless Scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: ‘He Knew He Looked Good’

Warning: SPOILERS ahead for those who have NOT yet seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Proceed with caution!

After 40 years of Star Wars films, the franchise’s loyal fanbase have come to expect and rely on seeing certain elements in each new film. Things like: lightsaber battles, The Force, cute creatures, Droids, etc.

One of the scenes that fans did not expect to see in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is what writer/director Rian Johnson calls its “beefcake” moment. i.e. when, during one of their surprisingly intimate, Force-enhanced, mind-over-matter-time-and-space conversations, Adam Driver‘s Kylo Ren surprises Daisy Ridley‘s Rey by appearing shirtless.

Rey’s startled reaction — a request that he cover himself with a towel or something — is as appropriate as it is hilarious, for the characters and the audience. But how did we get here, exactly? PEOPLE recently caught up with Johnson to ask him how that scene came to be and whether or not Driver was shy about that “beefcake” moment.

 

“It’s all about those Force connection scenes,” Johnson says. “The keyword being intimacy. And the idea that this was a way to just, why not step that up? The idea that, what’s even more uncomfortable having a conversation face to face with a person you don’t want to, is if they’re half-naked during it, while you’re having to do it. And so it was just another way of kind of disrobing Kylo literally and figuratively a little bit more, and pushing that sense of these conversations becoming increasingly more intimate.”

Not to mention the fact that by this point during filming, Driver’s physique was particularly photogenic.

“Adam looks so damn good because he’d been training hardcore for the past six months for those fight scenes. I’m like, ‘Eh. He looks so good. We should put him up there.’ ”

And how did Driver feel about his beefcake moment? Was he shy about it?

“No, no, he’s good. He’s great,” assures Johnson. “He knew he looked good.”

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Indochino Cuts Delivery Time, Sets Showroom Expansion

Indochino, the Canada men’s made-to-measure clothing brand, is raising the ante.
The company is now committing to deliver all orders within three weeks, down from the current four weeks. The company is working closely with its strategic partner, China’s Dayang Group, one of the largest suit manufacturers in the world, to cut down on production time. Indochino has also partnered with a new shipping and logistics provider, which has further reduced delivery time.
“Indochino’s goal is to make great fitting, personalized clothing the de facto choice for men across North America and achieving a three-week delivery timeframe marks a major milestone in this bold endeavor,” said chief executive officer Drew Green. “This is the result of months of hard work from my team and our partners across the world and is just the beginning of our plans to reduce the delivery time as we continuously strive to find innovative new ways to provide our customers with a world-class experience, from start to finish.”
Additionally, the company said it plans to open as many as 18 new showrooms in 2018 where customers can visit and place orders in retail settings. On Dec. 14, Indochino will open its 19th showroom at Mall of America in Bloomington,

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Prada’s Milan Store Robbed

MILAN — Prada’s store in Milan’s tony Via della Spiga was robbed overnight between Wednesday and Thursday.
According to Italian media reports, two unidentified thieves broke one of the store’s five windows to steal bags and accessories for an estimated worth of more than 100,000 euros.
Reached for a comment, the company confirmed the theft but didn’t provide further details on the economic damage, both in terms of structure and stolen goods.
According to media reports, Italian authorities have started investigations analyzing the images from the security cameras in the area, which show two people with faces covered by balaclavas and wearing gloves.
This is not the first time Milan’s luxury fashion district has been a target for thieves during this holiday season as reports indicate that two Tom Ford employees and a doorman working for both the American designer brand and for Céline have been accused of stealing branded merchandise.

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Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2018

Fran Stringer is sharpening her focus at Pringle of Scotland, staying true to the label’s heritage and to what it does best: knitwear. Stringer said she wanted to offer a modern take on the idea of colorful winter dressing and her bright, upbeat lineup was filled with loose, chunky knits in a palette of sorbet shades such as lavender, turquoise and heather.
Stringer said she was inspired by the richness of the pastel colors found in French Cubist artist Francois Villon’s work and by archival brand imagery from the Seventies and Eighties, which led to an array of cool, chunky-knit dresses, loose ponchos and cardigans layered over each other. A charming lilac twinset — a standout in the collection — featured a knitted A–line skirt and cardigan in the same shade. “It’s our interpretation of the modern twinset,” said the designer.
Outerwear played a key role with plenty of loosely tailored wrap coats and ponchos done in wool or seam-sealed cotton gabardine.
As she continues to develop her handwriting, Stringer also felt more confident to revisit the brand’s signature argyle pattern, which she previously treated with caution in order to avoid associations with golfing. Argyle patterns were patched onto cardigans, dialed up and hand-knitted

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Superdry to Supply the U.K. Delegation at the 2018 Invictus Games

GAME CHANGER: Superdry has been selected as the official clothing supplier for the U.K. delegation to the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia from Oct. 20-27.
Founded by Prince Harry in 2014 in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion for wounded, injured and sick veterans, the multi-sport games started in London and traveled to Orlando in 2016 and Toronto in 2017.
The fourth edition of the games will involve 10 different adaptive sports including archery, paratriathlon, and paralympic swimming, with more than 500 competitors from 17 nations.
Superdry Sports will design full technical training and competition wear for the U.K. competitors, tailored to their specific requirements, as well as training and leisure clothing for competitors, their family and friends, staff and guests.
Chief executive officer of the SuperGroup plc, Euan Sutherland said the collaboration will help to build the brand’s credibility in terms of its technical expertise and design credentials.

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Petition Demands Matt Damon’s Removal From Ocean’s 8 After Controversial Sexual Harassment Comments

Matt Damon’s recent controversial comments on Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal has prompted a petition for his cameo to be removed from Ocean’s 8.

At the time of publication, the online petition had nearly 18,500 signatures calling for his removal.

Citing Damon’s alleged involvement in an attempt to kill a 2004 story about Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual misconduct, the petition claims the actor’s inclusion in Ocean’s 8 would “trivialize the serious nature” of the allegations.

“Damon’s inclusion would trivialize the serious nature of the charges against sexual abusers like Weinstein — a show massive disrespect for the brave women speaking out,” read the petition.

Amid the mounting revelations of sexual harassment or abuse against Weinstein, The Wrap founder Sharon Waxman previously claimed Damon and Russell Crowe meddled in a 2004 story she was writing for the New York Times about behavior by Weinstein and the the-head of Miramax Italy, Fabrizio Lombardo. Waxman claimed Damon and Crowe called her “directly” to vouch for Lombardo. Her story was ultimately killed by the NYT.

Damon confirmed the call with Waxman to Deadline, but said Weinstein only told him that Waxman was writing a negative story about Lombardo and asked him to vouch for Lombardo professionally.

The all-female reboot, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway Mindy Kaling and more, is “supposed to be an empowering film for women,” the petition says.

Damon “not only ignored but enabled his friend Harvey Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior,” the petition continues.

The actor has received criticism for his recent comments on the #MeToo movement. Late last week, Damon came under fire for suggesting that claims of sexual harassment should be viewed differently from allegations of sexual assault in an interview with ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers.

“There’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” Damon said in the interview. “Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated, without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

The petition calls on Ocean’s 8 producers George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh to leave Damon’s cameo “on the cutting room floor.”


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Copdate Aims to Make Sneaker Releases More Democratic

Andrew Raisman, who used to own the Montreal-based Fidel Clothing, wanted to merge his love of sneakers with his app development experience, so he launched Copdate, an app that allows customers to reserve a digital spot in line for sneaker releases instead of camping out on the street.
“We wanted to address issues in the sneaker world from the consumer and retail side,” said Raisman. “Sneaker releases are presenting pain points for the entire industry.”
The Copdate app works like this: customers download the app, follow participating retailers on the app — Copdate partners with mostly specialty sneaker retailers including Extra Butter, Proper, Packer and Burn Rubber — and users will receive a notification when reservations for releases become available. The user can then cop the item and if they win, they will be notified with a reservation number, which they use to pick up the sneakers in the store. Raisman said using Copdate does not guarantee that the customer will obtain the shoes, but it can make the pool of interested buyers smaller by limiting the raffle to certain geographic locations.
“The cycle of a sneaker release is something like this: the shoe is leaked, then it’s seeded to celebrities,” said Raisman.

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Rodarte Skipping the Runway for Fall

Rodarte will show its fall collection via private appointments in Paris the week of Jan. 22 instead of doing a runway show as they did during couture last July. Their next runway show will be for spring 2018 in Paris in July.

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No. 21 Pre-Fall 2018

“This time it was more about conveying an attitude rather than focusing on the single pieces,” said Alessandro Dell’Acqua, revealing the process behind the creation of his No. 21 pre-fall collection.
The designer this season delivered looks with an intense, empowered femininity, always sensual yet dynamic.
Dell’Acqua mixed and matched his signature codes — including the charming balance between masculine and feminine elements, as well as the sense of lightness injected in his pieces and the innocent seduction always defining his lineups — in a beautiful, appealing collection.
There was something of the Fifties and Sixties in the body-conscious dresses unconventionally crafted from outerwear nylon and the high-waisted pencil skirts matched with boxy bowling shirts, including one completely covered with sparkling sequins.
The retro feel was enhanced by the images of Californian diners and motels printed on skirts, re-created on jacquard knitted pieces and popping up on the labels of dark indigo denim pants.
In a contrast between different forces, masculine utility zippered shirts were trimmed with micro crystals and sweatshirts were elevated with fringes.
With its street-ready appeal, this collection perfectly reflected Dell’Acqua’s signature approach to fashion, definitely creative and personal yet smart and commercially savvy.

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Lanvin Voices ‘Astonishment’ at Press Reports

Trying to quell the swell of press reports swirling about the future of Lanvin, the house on Friday afternoon released a statement from “general management” reserving the right to “act in defense of its interests,” while acknowledging that it is “going through a difficult time but has no debts.”
“The Lanvin House reports its astonishment about the relentlessness of some of the media against her, and this for months,” it said. “Today, articles have been published in which one reports, all too often, on the basis of noises and not of certain facts. This deeply hurts the company as well as its employees.
“The House…has always paid its employees and suppliers, and is working actively and optimistically on its future,” it said.
One story on Friday by Reuters quoted Lanvin’s managing director Nicolas Druz saying alternative “sustained financial and industrial solutions that do not involve capital increases will be found by the end of March.”
A Lanvin spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment.
WWD reported earlier this week that there has not yet been any cash injection that was pledged by Lanvin’s owner, Taiwanese media magnate Shaw-Lan Wang. Last month, the executive said she would inject funds into the beleaguered company to “support

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Mario Batali Spotted in New York City for the First Time After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Mario Batali was spotted in public for the first time since five women came forward to accuse the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct.

The 57-year-old headed out for lunch in New York City on Wednesday, wearing his signature look of fleece vest and shorts. However, he swapped out his signature Crocs for a pair of grey-and-orange Yeezys. Batali covered up in a baseball cap, sunglasses and a black scarf.

The chef has withdrawn from his businesses and been fired from ABC’s The Chew after four women accused him of “inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades” in an Eater story published earlier this month. Another woman, actress Siobhan Thompson, also came forward to claim Batali “inappropriately touched her breasts” while she worked as a hostess at one of his restaurants.

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Batali came under fire again last Friday when he apologized for his bad behavior in a newsletter to fans that included a recipe for pizza dough cinnamon rolls.

“As many of you know, this week there has been some news coverage about some of my past behavior,” Batali wrote on Friday. “I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team. My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility.”

“Sharing the joys of Italian food, tradition and hospitality with all of you, each week, is an honor and privilege. Without the support of all of you — my fans — I would never have a forum in which to expound on this. I will work every day to regain your respect and trust,” he continued, signing the letter “mb.”

He then added a post script: “In case you’re searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite.” A photo of the dessert and a link to the recipe followed.

RELATED: Tom Colicchio and Anthony Bourdain Speak Out About Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘No One Should Be Surprised’

In a statement to Eater about the original accusations, Batali said, “I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family.”

“I know my actions have disappointed many people,” he continued. “The successes I have enjoyed are owned by everyone on my team. The failures are mine alone. To the people who have been at my side during this time — my family, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans — I am grateful for your support and hopeful that I can regain your respect and trust. I will spend the next period of time trying to do that.”


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Breaking Down Khloe Kardashian’s Understated (and Affordable!) Pregnancy Reveal Look

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Cremieux Opens Second U.S. Store, Creates New Label for Dillard’s

Cremieux has embarked on a dual-pronged growth strategy as it works to increase sales.
The French brand, which got its start in Saint-Tropez in 1976, has opened its second store in the U.S. and has also created a new contemporary men’s brand for Dillard’s, its longtime American retail partner.
On Dec. 1, Cremieux opened an 800-square-foot boutique at the Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach, Fla. This joins the company’s SoHo store on Mercer Street that opened nearly four years ago.
A Florida store has long been on the wish list for Stephane Cremieux, chief executive officer of Cremieux and son of founder Daniel Cremieux. “Ever since the brand was founded, we wanted to open a store in Florida,” he said. “So when this opportunity came up, we took it.”
He said the recently renovated Royal Poinciana center is “a special place” with a curated assortment of luxury brands. “You can’t call it a mall. It’s like being in a summer house with fountains, lots of green and palm trees.” The center is home to 30 stores including Cynthia Rowley, Hermès, Magasin, Orlebar Brown and Serenella.
The design of the Cremieux store is very reminiscent of Saint-Tropez, he said, with photos of the French Riviera and

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Why Lynn Ban Is Obsessed With the Nineties

For Lynn Ban, the Nineties was a highly inspired decade in fashion: glamorous, irreverent and sexy. The jewelry designer and fashion archivist started collecting during this time, buying everything from Gucci by Tom Ford and Dior by John Galliano to heaps of Versace.
Though Ban’s vintage archive now spans Sixties, Seventies and Eighties fashion, her Nineties wardrobe is her most precious. “It was fashion the first time around for me,” she says. “I love the craftsmanship and the history.” And in case you were wondering, yes, she still wears all the pieces.
Ban spoke with WWD about her archive, her Nineties fashion heroes and her favorite cultural moments from the decade:
WWD: If you had to sum up the Nineties in one word, what would it be?
Lynn Ban: Fierce.
WWD: Who are some of your fashion heroes from that time?
L.B.: Definitely Gianni Versace. Versace was glamorous, it was flashy, it was fun, it was rock ‘n’ roll and it was sexy. From the beginning, I was a Versace girl.
WWD: You recently shared a couple of Versace tributes on Instagram.
L.B.: In particular the Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean dress — that was from spring 1991. That dress was so iconic, it was Pop Art, it was

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Roksanda Pre-Fall 2018

Roksanda Ilincic said she wanted her woman to feel sheltered, protected and confident, which is why there was a softness — and strength — to this charming collection.
“We are all living in an uncertain times, when things we thought wouldn’t happen are happening,” Ilincic said. “It is really important to give my woman that extra confidence. She is strong and dressing for herself. She is interested in many different aspects of culture, and I think that curiosity is very important.”
She injected abstract embellishments here and there, including swirls of embroidered arty scribbles for a tea-length dress or raw threads and knots on shirts to symbolize craftsmanship.
Cocooning coats came in navy, green or khaki, with some featuring a sporty ribbed jersey back panel or a ruffle trim.
In a nod to classic men’s wear, there was a pinstripe pattern on soft, silky blouses and on long dresses with the designer’s signature bell sleeve.
Her more embellished pieces included long organza dresses with hand-cut and hand-sewn three-dimensional flowers, which added texture and movement.
Separates included voluminous trousers, and short, billowy blouses.
Colors were meant to transmit a sense of calm and happiness and included nougat, porcelain, bordeaux, acid green, lavender, sapphire and scarlet.

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Why Jeremy Scott Is Obsessed With the Eighties

For Jeremy Scott, the Eighties isn’t a cyclical trend to be recalled every few years. The decade shaped his colorful, flamboyant aesthetic beginning in elementary school, while breaking down gender and social mores in a way that he says is especially relevant today. For the designer, being “obsessed” means living the dream: “My fashion sketches as a kid were always of pop stars wearing the designers I was excited about. Lo and behold, that’s still where I am today.” Here, he talks about the decade that keeps on giving:
WWD: Who were your biggest Eighties idols?
Jeremy Scott: My icons were Lisa Bonet and what she was wearing on “The Cosby Show.” I still think she is the most beautiful girl in the world. Another one to whom I attribute a lot of my persona and how I wanted to look was Cyndi Lauper. The fact she was using thrift store clothes in such a brash, fun and unapologetic way really opened my mind at such a young age.
WWD: In what ways did the pop stars of the Eighties influence you?
J.S.: They mixed gender stereotypes in a way that was mainstream. You had Boy George looking like a woman, Annie Lennox dressing

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10 of the Most Festive Holiday Scenes in Non-Holiday Movies

Want to work a little holiday cheer into your binge-watching rotation without going full-blown festive? We’ve got you covered. The following 10 scenes don’t come courtesy of your traditional holiday movies. Rather, they represent merely a snapshot of yuletide festivity in decidedly non-Christmas features.

You’ve Got Mail

Warning: This one will bring on some serious feels. Watching Kathleen Kelly celebrate her last Christmas in her mother’s bookstore is pretty heart-breaking. Luckily, we are comforted by the knowledge that come spring, she’ll be in Tom Hanks’ arms.

Mean Girls

Thanks to Tina Fey (and the Plastics), “Jingle Bell Rock” was never the same.

Sex and the City

We’ve all been in Miranda’s (metaphorical) shoes: Celebrating New Year’s Eve while being single AF. Let us never forget that for every single Miranda there is an equally unattached Carrie, willing to lend a hug and some much-needed love.

Catch Me If You Can

Quite possibly the saddest of all Christmas scenes is Leonardo DiCaprio’s Frank Abagnale, Jr. calling Tom Hanks’ Carl Hanratty — because the FBI agent is the only person he can call during the holidays.

When Harry Met Sally

Finally, a happy ending. This memorable moment leaves us wistful that one New Year’s Eve, our best friend might just become a little bit more.

Toy Story

The toys are in full surveillance mode for the biggest day of their year: Christmas.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Is there any place more magical than Hogwarts during Christmas? No. No, there is not.

Serendipity

So this one flirts with being a Christmas movie, but counts because how could this meet-cute be overlooked?

How to Be Single

Is hooking up at a holiday party cliché? Totes. But is the annual fête still a sweet way to meet your future boyfriend? Definitely.

American Psycho

This might be your typical office holiday party, but we really hope this isn’t your typical office holiday party guest.


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Southern Tide Signs Neckwear License With Harry Bachrach

Southern Tide, a Greenville, S.C.-based sportswear brand best known for its Skipjack Polo shirt, is expanding into neckwear.
The brand, now a division of Oxford Industries, has signed a multiyear licensing deal with Harry Bachrach, a weaving and design company, to create neckwear and pocket squares. The first product will be available for the spring 2018 season.

“Harry Bachrach understands our aesthetic and color sense, offers quality product and knows what the market needs,” said Christopher Heyn, chief executive officer of Southern Tide. “The market is ready to have fun with neckwear again.”

The neckwear collection will complement the brand’s other products and will offer a variety of prints and patterns in colorful designs in both long ties and bow ties. The collection will be sold by Harry Bachrach’s line of independent sales representatives and targeted to specialty stores around the country.

“Harry Bachrach is honored to be working with such a great brand as Southern Tide,” said Michael Mone, ceo of Harry Bachrach. “We take a lot of pride in our work and when a brand like Southern Tide taps our company to be its manufacturing partner, we take our role very seriously. Harry Bachrach sources the finest fabrics globally and designs some of

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Entrepreneur Lindsay Jang to Launch Missbish Apparel

HONG KONG–If Alexander Wang and Glossier had a baby, you would end up with Missbish. At least that’s what co-founder Lindsay Jang, hopes. The serial entrepreneur who has launched buzzy Japanese restaurants Yardbird and Ronin is now turning her attention to the fashion world, gearing up to launch her first apparel line on Jan. 23rd.
The Canadian but Hong Kong-based business woman first founded Missbish three years ago with two friends, purely as an editorial platform, drawing inspiration by the success of Emily Weiss’ venture in cosmetics with Into the Gloss.
The site, which describes itself as a women’s fashion, fitness and lifestyle magazine, carries a street sensibility and regularly runs updates on the latest sneakers, leading to comparisons with Hypebae, the female arm ofHypebeast. Coincidentally, the Hypebeast founding team also happens to be Canadian and Hong Kong-based, but Jang says the comparisons really end there.

“Our target muse is someone who is independent, really into building community and being open to doing good things and feeling good about themselves,” Jang said. “Ultimately, looking good but that being a result of the other positive things she’s doing in her life.”
Jang, whose own personal experiences were shaped by the skate world, shirks away from

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Norma Kamali Pre-Fall 2018

“No one is allowed to say “summer, pre-fall or fall,” exclaimed Normal Kamali of her brand philosophy during her latest collection walk-through. “It’s month to month…if you go out on the street and ask people what’s April/May they’ll say it’s spring; they’re right, we have to stop doing this crazy talk.” For her latest offerings, which will drop during traditional pre-fall drops, Kamali designed a variety of versatile and lively clothes meant to be worn anywhere and everywhere.
The all machine-washable collection was shot, for a third season, on Kamali’s iPhone. This time around, the designer also shot a mix of look book and interview videos between Kamali and three models — Alewya Demmisse of Women, Frances Coombe of Muse and Tian Yi of Fusion — which was inspired by Kamali’s  involvement with Stop Objectification. Whether having a conversation about Citi Bike while wearing tiered, gauze ruffle pants and dresses or talking in-depth about the definition of love while moving around in a great silver lamé long coat and sheer top, the girls brought strong personality and a new light to the clothes. From striped or polka-dotted bright green and black suit sets and fringe dresses to vintage inspired swim and

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Colette Bids Au Revoir

SINGING THE BLUES: “I must admit, I didn’t get much shut-eye last night,” confessed Sarah Andelman, who was on duty first thing Wednesday, helping prepare for Colette‘s final day. Her uniform: an Au Revoir Colette hooded sweatshirt, Noir Kei Ninomiya skirt and printed Moncler puffer jacket.
A gaggle of young hipsters formed an orderly queue at around 10.30 a.m., half an hour before opening time, as staff ferried boxes of stock and window dressers put the final touches on the store’s last ever window display — a quiet and enchanting affair featuring 25 species of butterfly fluttering in a mesh cage. The installation nods to the store’s first ever window display 20 years ago, which featured blue butterflies.

A butterfly from the store’s window display. 
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Colette will cease operations at 7 p.m. tonight, while the e-shop will shutter at 11:59 p.m., although a lot of the online stock has sold out. The retailer on Dec. 19 sent out a final newsletter, titled Au Revoir. It thanked customers and partners, and invited people to share messages on the site from midnight Wednesday. Colette also plans to upload video messages filmed by Hugues Lawson-Body for a documentary he is making about the store.
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Doctor Carries Elderly Patient Through the Snow for Eye Treatment: Now She ‘Can See the Magic of Christmas’

A Michigan doctor went above and beyond when the snow kept one of his patients from making it to his office for treatment.

In a moving Facebook post, Marie Havenga recounted moment when Dr. Yosef Gindzin, an ophthalmologist in Walker, Michigan, carried her mother, Lillian Havenga, through a snow-filled parking lot on Sunday when she couldn’t make it through in her wheelchair.

“My mom was in the hospital the last three days and had to miss her crucial every-four-weeks eye injections to treat wet macular degeneration,” Havenga wrote, referring to the chronic eye disease that causes blurred vision or blind spots.

Havenga wrote that if her mother goes without her injections for over four weeks, “her eye can bleed and she can permanently lose her vision.”

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During a recent visit to Gindzin’s office, Havenga wrote, her mother’s wheelchair would not function in the unplowed parking lot.

“Dr. Gindzin carried her. What an amazing and compassionate man,” she added.”Because of him, my mom will be able to see the magic of Christmas.”

She tells PEOPLE that Gindzin was scheduled to go to a wedding that day, but instead stayed behind to give Lillian her injections.

In a photo of the touching moment, Lillian is seen with her arm wrapped around the doctor’s shoulder and snow on her shoes. The shot has amassed more than 24,000 “likes” on Facebook and has been shared more than 1,600 times.

“ completely awe-inspiring,” Havenga says, noting that Gindzin has treated Lillian for the past 15 years.

This isn’t the first time Gindzin has gone above and beyond his duty as a doctor, according to Havenga. She wrote in the post that the doctor often opens his office on Saturdays just so the elderly woman can receive her injections.


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Bombay Shirt Co. to Open First U.S. Store

Bombay Shirt Co., an Indian online custom shirt brand, will open its first American store in New York’s SoHo on Wednesday.
The unit, at 223 Mott Street, will offer a variety of men’s custom shirts that will sell for $ 59 and up, with most selling for less than $ 200. Both casual and dress shirts will be offered and fabric choices include Egyptian cottons, linens, denims, flannels and others from India, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Turkey.
The design of the store is minimalistic and contemporary and the unit will have a fit specialist as well as stylists on hand to help walk customers through the process.
“New York City has always been on our radar and was an obvious choice expanding outside India,” said Akshay Narvekar, founder and creative director.
Bombay Shirt Co. was founded in 2012 and operates six stores in India and one in Dubai.

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Judges Revealed for International Woolmark Prize Global Final

MILAN — The International Woolmark Prize Tuesday revealed its judges for the global final, taking place Jan. 9 in Florence during the men’s wear international trade show Pitti Uomo.
The jury will include designers Phillip Lim and Manish Malhotra; Fashion Tech Lab founder and chief executive officer Miroslava Duma; Eco-Age founder Livia Firth; Stuart McCullough, managing director of The Woolmark Company; Emanuele Farneti and Nonita Kalra, editors-in-chief of Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar India, respectively; model and actress Amber Valletta; Vogue.com’s chief critic Sarah Mower; Pitti Immagine tutorship director Riccardo Vannetti; Elizabeth Von Guttman, founder of System Magazine and Ever Manifesto; and Julie Davies, general manager processing innovation and education extension at Australian Wool Innovation.
The final will combine men’s wear and women’s wear categories with two winners who will receive 200,000 Australian dollars, or $ 153,400, to invest in the development of their businesses and gain the opportunity to have their collections distributed by prominent retailers, such as Harvey Nichols in the U.K, L’Eclaireur in Paris and Boon the Shop in South Korea.
The finalists in the men’s wear category are Sixlee from Asia; Blairarchibald from Australia and New Zealand; Matthew Miller from Great Britain; L’Homme Rouge from Europe; Antar Agni from India and

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Milly Pre-Fall 2018

Moved by the strong and beautiful women speaking out against men who have abused them, Michelle Smith designed her latest Milly collection to empower and embody them. “It has been consuming my mind, these beautiful and strong women….I see them in my mind as bullfighters. I perceive their fear of coming out and speaking out…” Smith said. She drew a visual comparison between these women and actual bullfighters, with all the fear and violence, and created a collection to honor them.
The allegory was instantly evident through the strictly white, black and red color palette. Smith focused on super high-waisted pants, skirt and shorts silhouettes, inspired by the matador’s pant, and paired them with hand-embroidered poplin blouses, polka-dot off the shoulder tops and cropped taffeta tops that tied around the neck. A leather bra and shrug, along with super fun sequin dresses, added a great dramatic flare to the collection. Smith described each piece as emotional; overall, these were fun clothes with the power.

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Australian Fashion Foundation Reveals 2017/2018 Winners

SYDNEY — Lucy Dickinson and Mikala Tavener Hanks have been named as the winners of the Australian Fashion Foundation scholarships for 2017/2018.
Announced at a function at Sydney’s Pier One hotel on Tuesday evening, the graduates of Melbourne’s RMIT and the University of Technology Sydney, respectively, will each receive a financial grant of 20,000 Australian dollars or $ 15,324 at current exchange and a six month internship with an international fashion house.
The judging panel was comprised of Australian Fashion Foundation co-founder and Carfrae Consulting founder Malcolm Carfrae, Australian designers Dion Lee and Nicky Zimmermann, Harpers Bazaar Australia and 10 Magazine Australia editors-in-chief Kellie Hush and Alison Veness-McGourty, publicist Kara Hurry and fashion consultant Nancy Pilcher.
Tavener Hanks’ winning collection reinterpreted classic wardrobe staples such as the trench coat, V-neck and cable jumpers in merino wool, cotton and needle-felted silk organza, while Dickinson riffed on subculture customization techniques for her punk-infused sportswear collection with bold graphics.
Zimmermann said she had been impressed by the maturity of Tavener Hanks’s collection and Dickinson’s bold point of view.
“I felt that it was very, very creative, very strong, very powerful” she added, of Dickinson. “I could see where it would sell and who would wear it and I think

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Stefano Pilati to Unveil Exhibition at Pitti Uomo in June

MILAN – Stefano Pilati will unveil an exhibition at the 94th edition of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo in June.
Titled “Evolution – Involution – Revolution. Three decades of men’s fashion as seen by Stefano Pilati,” the exhibit at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti is to highlight the tight links between fashion and the constantly changing world surrounding it.
The show, which will be inaugurated during Pitti Uomo and remain open to the public until Oct. 21, represents the third chapter of the three-year program promoted by the Florentine Center for Italian fashion, Galleria degli Uffizi and Pitti Immagine. The Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Italian trade agency ICE will also support the project with a financial contribution.
“For this project focused on men’s fashion, a theme which has been neglected for too long on the Italian and international cultural scenes, we chose Stefano Pilati because he is one of its main protagonists,” said Pitti Discovery Foundation general secretary Lapo Cinchi. “But most of all, we got fascinated by his personal vision of the fashion system: eccentric, dissonant, almost cynical. He has a precise point of view, which reflects the obsessions and considerations of a collector, who is also a designer and someone

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Moncler to Hold Coed Show in Milan on Feb. 20

A NEW BEGINNING: Moncler will hold a show combining men’s and women’s wear on the evening of February 20 in Milan, kicking off Women’s Fashion Week, scheduled to run Feb. 21-27. The evening event will unveil what the company dubbed the Moncler Genius Building, “a material and symbolic hub representative of the new course of the brand,” to reach out directly to the public in a unique and creative way. Further details were not available at press time. The event is organized in collaboration with Italy’s fashion association Camera Nazionale della Moda.
As reported, Moncler chiarman and chief executive officer Remo Ruffini is masterminding a new strategy to present the brand’s collections, ending the Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge lines.
The last Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge collections, designed by Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli, respectively, were presented for the spring 2018 season.
“Every company must innovate and it’s a choice shared 100 percent with the designers,” Ruffini told WWD in November.  “I need to create a new project that will bring new energy to Moncler. It was a very difficult decision, stemming from the need to evolve, to create a solution that would naturally create a new and alternative project to one

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Warm Pre-Fall 2018

While thinking about Warm’s pre-fall collection, Winnie Beattie realized that, at that time of year — summer — thinking about what to wear is the last thing she wants to do. Therein was the thesis of the collection. “There’s no big inspiration,” Beattie said. “In June, July and August, I’m chilling out, relaxing, trying to find things I can wear then and carry into fall.” That meant lots of printed dresses in relaxed, comfortable proportions that are easily filed under the “bohemian” catchall, though Beattie and her partner Tracy Feith continue to elevate their fabrics, silhouettes and finishings above the average beach dress. For example, long silk jacquard dresses with kimono sleeves and fringed belts had the attitude and luxurious hand of a vintage Asian silk robe. “You can toss it on and your only decision is your accessories,” Beattie said. There were printed cotton voile dresses and tops cropped perfectly to pair with high-waisted pants. Within that silhouette was something that felt quite new and fresh for Warm: a button-down cotton shirt, cropped and tied for you, in a black and gold floral print that, when worn with high-waisted white pants, took on a summery vintage Versace flair.

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Happy Socks Opens New York Flagship

Happy Socks is embarking on its largest retail push in North America.
In September, the Swedish sock brand, which was launched in 2008, revealed that it ended its license deal with United Legwear and starting in January it would operate in the U.S. market directly — under the United Legwear deal, they opened a store in SoHo in 2013.
This space, which is located at 448 West Broadway, a couple shops away from its original store, has served as a pop-up for Hysteria, Happy Sock’s recently launched women’s line, but now it will act as a permanent flagship.
The 518-square-foot store will sell Hysteria along with Happy Socks’ entire assortment including Dressed, its line of men’s dress socks, and the Happy Socks branded collection including collaborative product.
“This is our chance to get close to our customers and give them the full Happy Socks experience where our experiential values come to life in the shop. Interacting with our products, mixing and matching the styles and meeting our amazing store staff is key,” said My Johansson, retail operations manager at Happy Socks. “Our concept store is a great way to spread the brand knowledge and connect with other colorful enjoyers of life. We are also

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Joanna Gaines Reveals the Cover of Her First Cookbook Filled with Her ‘Favorite Family Recipes’

If you’ve been dying to know more about Joanna Gaines‘ forthcoming debut cookbook, today is your lucky day. 

The Fixer Upper star, who previously announced she is releasing a collection of her favorite recipes and personal anecdotes early next year, is revealing the cookbook cover exclusively to PEOPLE to give fans a sneak peek at what’s to come.

Magnolia Table will feature 125 recipes from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks and desserts, inspired by Gaines’ personal life with her husband and co-star Chip and their four kids. The book will also feature recipes that stem from her Korean and Lebanese heritage, baked goods from the Silos Baking Co., and dishes from the couple’s new Waco restaurant Magnolia Table, opening in 2018.

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“Chip has always wanted to open a restaurant. And now that it’s finally underway, we wrote this cookbook as a way to share some of our favorite family recipes, including a few that we’ll be serving at the restaurant,” says Gaines, who announced in September that the current season of their HGTV show will be their last.

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Gaines’ love for gardening and being environmentally conscious will also shine throughout the pages. Home cooks will find recipes for dishes like chicken pot pie, brussels sprouts with crispy bacon, toasted pecans and balsamic reduction, and asparagus fontina quiche.

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“For me, this cookbook is a celebration of bringing people together because I think there’s nothing better than gathering around the table with family and friends to share a good meal,” she says. 

Magnolia Table will be on sale April 28.


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Streetwear Brands Cash In

When Supreme opened its Brooklyn store in early October, WWD asked Angelo Baque, the streetwear company’s former brand director who still oversees its art direction, if the business had changed since it collaborated with Louis Vuitton earlier in the year. His response? Everything was business as usual.
But the next day, WWD broke news that The Carlyle Group could be close to a deal to invest in the company. WWD later learned that the investment, which involved the private equity giant paying $ 500 million for a 50 percent stake in the business, had happened in July and the collaborative collection with Vuitton, which was unveiled at the brand’s men’s wear show in Paris in June, helped seal the deal.
The transaction gave Supreme an enterprise value of $ 1.1 billion, including $ 1 billion in equity and $ 100 million in debt. That translates into just under 10-times the company’s projected earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of about $ 100 million, sources said.
Supreme declined to comment, but the deal has raised questions about the future of the cool kid brand — and streetwear in general. It immediately turned what was already fashion’s hottest sector into an even hotter one.
Keith Tran, the co-owner of Black Market,

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Maison Alaïa to Continue With Collections, Exhibitions

SECOND LIFE: An Azzedine Alaïa retrospective slated to open at London’s Design Museum in May figures among the ongoing homages to the recently departed couturier. But for anyone pondering the fate of the house, the show will go on.
Its next ready-to-wear and accessories collections will be presented in January and March, according to a statement released by Maison Alaïa on Monday. However, no information was provided on who will design them.
Caroline Fabre Bazin is Maison Alaïa’s studio director.
The house and its know-how is also set to live on through a series of exhibitions and events, working with various collaborators from the Alaïa “family” and kicking off with an exhibition timed for Paris couture week in January curated by Olivier Saillard, who was behind a major Alaïa retrospective that marked the reopening of Paris’ Musée Galliera in 2013. The new exhibition will be held at the house’s headquarters in the Marais district, at the Galerie Alaïa, on Rue de la Verrerie.
Timed with the London Alaïa retrospective, meanwhile, will be the opening of the Compagnie Financière Richemont-owned brand’s first London flagship, located at 139 New Bond Street. The iconic designer, who died of heart failure last month, had helped to curate the

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Jill Stuart Pre-Fall 2018

Due to demand from her buyers and showroom, Jill Stuart decided to debut her pre-fall collection for 2018. For her, it felt like a breath of fresh air to design for the in-between. “I was inspired by boyish tailoring, using classic men’s wear fabrics and making them more feminine by mixing in the bold, floral prints,” Stuart explained. From a red, black and cream check pant and matching blazer to a dark check blazer paired with blue tonal floral jacquard dress with ruffles, the overall look was great. Stuart also incorporated a few new dresses to the lineup: one with bold florals held a looser shape with shoulders off to the side and pouffed, while another in a creamy check had loose ties that could be worn around the neck to mimic a handkerchief. Heavier coats and leather offerings also nicely offset the feminine prints and ruffle details.

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Adidas Y-3 Store Returns to Los Angeles

Y-3 is back in Los Angeles, planting a flag this time on La Brea Avenue.
Los Angeles marks the fourth Y-3 unit in the U.S. with stores globally now totaling 104.
“As a brand, the U.S. market is extremely important, with Los Angeles being a key city,” said Torben Schumacher, Adidas Originals general manager. “We saw such success and excitement among our customers when we opened the previous pop-up shops, and we felt it was time to re-establish a presence and continue to build momentum in the city.”
The brand had been in the market in the past with temporary shops, one in 2007 on Sunset Boulevard and another between 2008 and 2009 on Melrose Avenue. The permanent door aims to serve a customer base already in the market with an appetite for the brand, which is a partnership between the sportswear firm and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamato. The label was originally created to focus on the merging of fashion and streetwear, a convergence that’s clearly taken hold more broadly across industries the past few years.
“There is an existing audience in Los Angeles that we want to explore further and give a chance to interact with the brand on a more tangible level,”

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Oprah and Katy Perry’s Homes Threatened as Thomas Fire Grows to Third Largest in State History

Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry are the latest among the thousands of Californians to be affected as the Thomas Fire rages on, becoming the third-largest wildfire in the state’s history.

Winfrey, who has a home in the coastal city of Montecito, said in a tweet on Saturday that while her house was “so far still standing,” the situation is not getting any easier for those on the scene.

“Still praying for our little town,” the 63-year-old host wrote. “Winds picked up this morning creating a perfect storm of bad for firefighters.”

Perry, 33, shared on her social media pages that her parents had to evacuate their home in Santa Barbara County on her mother’s birthday.

“Woke up to wish my mom a happy 70th birthday today to find my brother evacuating them from the insane #ThomasFire in Santa Barbara County that has kicked up once again… praying for the firefighters & first responders that are fighting it back as best they can,” she said, adding a broken heart emoji. “Love you SB.”

The singer later added a message thanking firefighters and first responders who continue to battle the blaze.

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Several celebrities have left their homes due to the fire threat since the fire started near Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula (its namesake) on Dec. 4. Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi shared last week that they had evacuated their six pets from their home near Santa Barbara, while former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof announced her family’s evacuation on Twitter.

Chelsea HandlerLionel RichieParis Hilton and Lea Michele also had to leave their homes for safer ground.

The massive Thomas Fire covered at least 267,500 acres as of Saturday evening, according to CNN, making it the third-largest wildfire in California’s history. The 2003 Cedar Fire was the largest, which burned 273,246 acres in San Diego County.

Firefighters have fought strong winds to contain 40 percent of the blaze. Forecasters predict winds should ease late Sunday night, allowing for additional containment, the outlet reports.

Collectively, the blazes cover an area larger than New York City and Boston combinedCNN reports. Officials also announced at a news conference that more than 1,000 structures have been destroyed.

RELATED VIDEO: Man Rescues Rabbit From California Wildfire

Two deaths have been linked to the recent fires in southern California. On Dec. 5 a 70-year-old woman was found dead and it is believed she crashed while trying to evacuate the Thomas Fire.

Cory Iverson, a 32-year-old fire-engine strike team member of Cal Fire’s San Diego unit, was killed as he fought a blaze near Ventura County on Thursday. Iverson’s wife Ashley is currently pregnant with their second child. The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter, Evie. A GoFundMe page has been created by Ashley’s friend to help with expenses following the tragedy.


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Street Signs: Inside the Restless Mind of Kith’s Ronnie Fieg

NEW YORK — It’s easy to imagine loving shoes, but imagine loving shoes so much that, at 13, you’d rather spend time with them in a stockroom than hang out with friends. Now imagine, 10 or so years later, partnering with Nike, Asics, Adidas and others to rework the designs you used to study in that stockroom. And then imagine finally selling those shoes and wearing those shoes, but, to your surprise, they don’t quite fit. This is how Ronnie Fieg, creative director and chief executive officer of Kith, feels at the moment.
“Where I am right now is like walking around in a pair of shoes and they look fly and you love them, but they are too small. Well, actually, they are too big now. It’s not too big. I don’t want to say that, but the business is a lot bigger than I imagined,” Fieg said in an interview at Kith’s brand new SoHo office in Manhattan, which is a stone’s throw away from its recently opened store on Lafayette Street and a couple of floors above Kering’s New York headquarters. “I’m always uncomfortable because I’ve never been here before. There is no formula. There is no guideline.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s Caroline Lebar on the Art of Tarts

QUEEN OF TARTS: The ever-disciplined Karl Lagerfeld may not be partial to pastry himself, but the designer on Thursday threw open the doors of the Saint-German flagship of his namesake brand for the launch of the second volume of tart recipes by his longtime communications director Caroline Lebar.
Fans including Nicole and Jean-Jacques Picart got in line to have copies of the book signed as Lebar’s son Louis Cussec — aka DJ Kuss — manned a set of decks at the store’s entrance.

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Lagerfeld, who was on a shoot, could not attend the book signing in person but lent his support by phone, even if pies are not his thing.
“I’ve never had him try one. Besides, I only make them when I’m in the country,” said an upbeat Lebar, who confessed that she’s relatively new to the baking game. She first dabbled in pastry after buying a country house four years ago.

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“Before that I had never made a tart in my life, but we had fruit in the garden and I didn’t want to see it going to waste. I would buy ready-made pastry from the local store and started posting tarts on my Instagram account for

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Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2018

With new merchandise across categories dropping every month, designer Marcus Wainwright is focusing on perfecting the Rag & Bone icons. For pre-fall in women’s, “men’s wear for women” was key, like an Army green skirt with a zipper down the front or military-inspired jacket. Easygoing dresses with buttons running down the sides — offered in light purple or black-and-white houndstooth — added a more feminine touch to the looks. Denim was also strong in the collection, a standout being a long workwear robe.
The men’s wear was also a compilation of the brand’s greatest hits. T-shirts, chinos, tracksuits, jeans and outerwear with military and workwear influences were all tweaked for the season. Among the highlights was a waxed cotton field jacket, a coach’s jacket in a black-and-white gingham pattern, a color-blocked hoodie, and a patchwork oxford shirt that Wainwright said was a personal favorite. “I had one when I was 15 so I had to do it,” he said.
He said the brand’s mission is to “double down” on what it believes to be the “perfect” chinos, jeans, shirts, etc. “That’s at the core of what we do,” Wainwright said. For pre-fall, a new twill chino has entered the mix, and features a

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Kitson Returns to Robertson — Sort Of

YOUR MOVE NEXT: Kitson has made a comeback of sorts on Robertson Boulevard in a move some might say could be fanning the flames with founder Fraser Ross’ aim to reclaim the name.
Ross late Wednesday had the Kitson sign, which he salvaged at the time of the chain’s closing two years ago this month, placed atop his storefront on Robertson Boulevard. Ross had been operating a new concept there called Kitross, which he launched in the spring of last year. The renamed store is now Kitson Kitross.
“It’s what’s rightfully mine that was taken away in circumstances that should never have been allowed,” Ross said of the decision to add Kitson to the store name.
Ross alleged in a lawsuit filed last summer the company was taken fraudulently from him by the retailer’s former chief executive officer Chris Lee, an accusation an attorney for Lee has denied in court. The chain was liquidated in 2015 and sent into general assignment with Kitson’s global trademark acquired by an entity called Kitson Co. Ltd. in late 2016. Ross has since added Kitson lenders Salus Capital and an affiliate of giftables retailer Spencer Spirit to his lawsuit alleging the financial firms pumped the stores with

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Star Wars: Gwendoline Christie on Going ‘Deeper’ with Captain Phasma in The Last Jedi

Captain Phasma may finally get to show why she’s the shiniest of Stormtroopers in The Last Jedi.

The character is back with a vengeance in Episode VIII and literally ready to fight. Phasma’s signature armor “was redesigned and made for movement,” says Gwendoline Christie, the 6-foot-3 Game of Thrones knight who has a gift for playing towering fighters. “It has been completely made-to-measure for me, and every part of my body, to make it as flexible as possible.”

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That change is already clear in The Last Jedi scenes of Phasma’s rematch with her nemesis Finn (John Boyega), who forced her to shut down the shields to Starkiller Base near the end of The Force Awakens. Phasma moves fast and fierce.

But this time, Christie hints that the audience will see more of what’s under all that chrome in a “deeper” side of Phasma (could the character simply be a misunderstood phantom menace?).

“The dark side has very little humanity and empathy, so I’m looking forward to seeing the human ,” she says.

Will we see the actual human in Phasma, with Christie unmasked on screen? That’s difficult to see since always in motion the future is.

But for more clues to Episode VIII, pick up PEOPLE’s new special issue Star Wars: The Ultimate Guide to The Last Jedi (on newsstands now) and watch the exclusive PeopleTV special.

The Last Jedi is now in theaters.


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#Heineken100 Capsule With BAPE Balances Accessibility With Exclusivity

The #Heineken100 project, an annual campaign that aligns the beer company with fashion brands such as Public School and Union Los Angeles, is taking a different approach this year.
The label has partnered with streetwear brand A Bathing Ape (known as BAPE) to produce a small capsule collection, but for the first time the product will be made available to the public. Coltrane Curtis, founder and managing partner of Team Epiphany, which produces the campaign, said this shift is an attempt to open the initiative up to more people while maintaining some mystique.
“The challenge for this year’s #Heineken100 partnership is maintaining exclusivity and staying connected to the culture, while at the same time increasing the program visibility,” said Curtis. “Today’s luxury brands like Fear of God and Off-White are doing a great job at finding a balance between mass and exclusivity, and we believe this year’s program does that as well.”
The co-branded collection, which retails from $ 112 to $ 413, includes a half-zip pullover shark hoodie, a camo coach jacket, a T-shirt and a six-pack bottle carrier. Instead of being sold at A Bathing Ape locations, it will be made available today to customers over 21 at a pop-up shop at Izakaya

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Sarah Jessica Parker to Narrate Bill Cunningham Documentary

Sarah Jessica Parker has been tapped to narrate “The Times of Bill,” a feature-length documentary about the late New York Times photographer and fashion historian. In addition, artist and illustrator Ruben Toledo has created the animations for the film while legendary model Pat Cleveland’s sole recorded song, “Tonight, Josephine” serves as the film’s theme song.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Bill Cunningham 

The film is written and directed by Mark Bozek and produced by Bozek and Live Rocket cofounder Russell Nuce. Live Rocket, a New York-based entertainment and commerce company, just completed its first global collaboration with Apple to promote “The Times of Bill,” the company’s first project. The tour, part of Apple’s “Today at Apple” retail programming initiatives, included curated events in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Tokyo and Singapore.

“The Times of Bill” poster by Ruben Toledo. 

On the day Cunningham died 18 months ago, Bozek went into his basement and retrieved a 25-year-old interview he did with the photographer. The interview, which Bozek conducted when he was 27 years old and producing a fashion segment for television, was supposed to last “just 10 minutes.” Hours later, Cunningham was still talking — passionately and unabashedly — about his unprecedented focus on what

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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-Fall 2018

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi are taking it easy for fall, with a lineup of loose, draped, smocked and off-the-shoulder dresses that were all about comfort — and grace. “She’s grown up, and she loves luxury — but she probably still dances to The Jesus and Mary Chain,” said the designers.
This feminine collection had a deliciously dark edge to it, too. Flowing, silk dresses came with pussy bows, single ruffles and uneven hemlines, although prints tended toward the sinister — snakeskin and flowers, or olive and black camou. Other dresses had black lace insets or bits of devoré velvet.
For evening, there were sequins galore, as in one slinky red dress or a sparkling camou one, or a silver off-the-shoulder number. For more subtle types there were ribbed knit dresses with working buttons running down the arms, while other dresses were done in crinkly sweeps of silk that had a sleeve flopping seductively off one shoulder.
The designers added a punk edge in the form of long plaid skirts with uneven hems, roughly patchworked knits in argyle and tartan and a fun, fat lumberjack check for a sweeping silk dress.

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Chanel Makes New Year’s Resolutions

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: “Call things by their name.” “Take things in hand.” “Makeup your weaknesses (never your emotions).” So read some of the resolutions outlined by Chanel’s new year’s fragrance and beauty campaign, titled “En 2018 Osez” (or “In 2018 Dare”), which is set to run in the Paris metro system between Dec. 19 and 25.
Each written message is paired with a product: “Stop at red,” features a photo of a Rouge Allure lipstick, for instance. “Make a statement with the most care” is shown with a jar of Sublimage cream, and “Long live love and water” is pictured with the No.5 L’Eau fragrance.
The institutional advertisements are meant to suggest that true independence, freedom and success come only after taking full control of one’s own life, as Gabrielle Chanel did, according to Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, director of creative resources at Chanel Perfumes Beauty and Watches Jewelry.
Chanel, who famously loved to be where she was unexpected, no doubt would have given the nod to the campaign’s lofty-yet-underground nature.

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5 Years Later, Newtown Victim’s Sisters Put Letters in Her Stocking for Santa to Take to Heaven

The Christmas season — a time of giving and joy, of twinkling lights and family celebrations — is still hard for Alissa Parker, five years after her daughter Emilie, then 6, was killed along with 25 others in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“The truth is, every year when I open up those box of decorations and ornaments, it is really tough,” Parker tells PEOPLE in an interview to mark the anniversary of the shooting that cracked open the community of Newtown, Connecticut.

Each holiday she is surrounded by memories of the Dec. 14, 2012, attack — as well as of new Christmas traditions that her family focuses on, keeping Emilie in their hearts.

“This was what the moment frozen in time was like and these were the things that were out. I have to train myself to balance that with the fond memories and the new memories we are creating,” Parker says. “I don’t feel like I should try to forget the hard ones, but I do want to make sure I balance that by focusing on good things.”

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In their countdown to Christmas each year, Emilie would keep track of the family’s Advent calendar.

“We have these little boxes that have a piece of the Nativity scene and every day you open up, and Emilie had written the numbers down on the pieces of paper that we used to wrap the boxes,” Parker says.

“It stopped the day she died. I still have it exactly the way it is.”

Emilie’s stocking is hung again this holiday season — it’s where her younger sisters, 3 and 4 years old when she died, and her parents leave their letters for her in heaven.

“Every year, the girls write a letter to Emilie about their year and we write a letter to Emilie about her year and we put it in her stocking, and the idea is that Santa will take it and deliver it to Emilie,” her mom says. “The idea is to take a moment to reflect: How has my year been and what would I tell you?”

“It’s pretty emotional for me. It’s pretty tough,” she says. “But I find it pretty therapeutic to let that out and so I keep them and I created this book that I keep the letters in.”

On Christmas morning, Parker says, inside Emilie’s stocking “is always a gift that Emilie would want you to enjoy.”

“One year we put art supplies in there for the girls and another year we put in picture flip books of the day they were born. … One year we put in a necklace with a picture of them with Emilie,” Parker says. “We try and keep that tradition alive where it’s a way to make her a part of the event.”

Parker’s family moved to the Pacific Northwest following the Newtown shooting, a change that “really normalized again and it made us blend in a little more.”

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“That has been a large contributor to our being able to process things and being here again has lifted our spirits, because I don’t have all the triggers that I did when I was living there,” she says.

At the same time, the family doesn’t work to keep their thoughts away from the child they lost.

“We are very faith-driven, and we try to be organic about the way we approach Emilie and her story so that when questions come up or memories come up, we welcome them and don’t run away from them,” Parker says. “But at the same time we try to be conscious about balancing it with our kids and what they are experiencing right now and making sure all of it is very natural and organic.

“For us that has worked,” she continues. “I didn’t want her name to feel taboo.”

Quickly bonded in her grief to another Sandy Hook mom, Michele Gay, whose daughter Josephine was also killed, Parker cofounded the nonprofit Safe and Sound Schools as well as the Emilie Art Connection, which, she says, “allows us to remember Emilie in a fun way that captures her personality.”

Of her work with Gay on SaSS, which provides “highly specific” information and security preparation tips to communities nationwide, Parker says, “We focus on the positive and the beautiful things. It’s not that we ignore the hard things, but it’s just not in our nature and I think Safe and Sound Schools is a reflection of that.

“Our tactics are not to use fear or to scare you into school safety but to inspire you and give you tools and make you feel empowered to do it.”

“We are a unifying force,” Parker says, “just like our girls were.”


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