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This Week In Style: French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld Goes To Harper’s Bazaar

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  • Despite having just launched her new magazine last month, Carine Roitfeld has signed on as Global Fashion Director for Harper’s Bazaar. The former Vogue Paris EIC will produce “limited series of fashion stories” for all 26 of the mag’s international editions. Ever more intriguing is Roitfeld’s loaded decision to jump ship to Hearst. We wonder what Anna has to say? [HuffPo]
  • Balenciaga is hosting an interview with Kristen Stewart on October 18 at 3 PM EST on the brand’s website. French Fashion editor Virginie Mouzat will moderate the interview, which will consist of 20 chosen questions. If your question is selected, not only will Kristen answer it live, but you’ll also receive a bottle of Florabotanica, the fragrance she represents. [Oyster]
  • Jennifer Aniston‘s long-famous hair finally scored her a spokesperson deal, and it isn’t just as a pretty face ― Jen has signed on to play a pretty legit-sounding part as shareholder and product creator to Living Proof, a Boston-based haircare brand created by MIT scientists. (Tried and true: their products are awesome.) [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Court Ruling Protects Louboutin’s Fancy Red Soles

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Thanks to Christian Louboutin’s lawsuit, today we all have the chance to read a very serious court ruling in which a judge makes reference to that ubiquitous and kind of terrible fashion term, “pop of color.” It all started last year when Louboutin claimed that a pair of red-soled heels by Yves Saint Laurent infringed on their trademark design. A lower court judge acknowledged the popularity of the Louboutin red sole and its visibility as a status symbol, but ruled that a single color could not be trademarked. Yesterday in a court of appeals, Judge José A. Cabranes handed down a verdict in favor of Louboutin, arguing that it is “the contrast between the sole and the upper that causes the sole to ‘pop’ and to distinguish its creator.” Not sure how this might affect all those DIYers who have been faking their own Loubs with a coat of red paint, but you might want to choose a different color to “pop,” just in case… [NYT] [Photo via Net-A-Porter]

John Galliano Sues The House Of Dior For $18.8 Million

Galliano Caught On Tape
The Dior designer was caught on tape using anti-Semitic slurs. Read More »
Galliano Arrested
The Dior designer was also suspended by the brand. Read More »
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Last year’s anti-Semitism scandal saw John Galliano ousted unceremoniously from both Christian Dior and his own eponymous label, but there are two sides to every story, which may have something to do with why the besmirched former creative director is now suing the fashion house for the grand sum of $18.8 million. Keep reading »

FIT Museum Exhibition To Examine “Queer Style” And Influence In Fashion

If you were ever uncertain about the overwhelming influence of homosexual men in fashion, well, you probably don’t know much about fashion. Some of the most recognizable names ever to reign the industry — Gianni Versace, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, just to name a few — all shared a once-reviled sexual orientation.

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Calling All Aspiring Fashionistas: Get Thyselves To Condé Nast College, Stat

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Every girl with aspirations of high fashion and even higher heels has their sights set on Condé Nast, and why shouldn’t they? It’s the stuff of “The Devil Wears Prada” dreams, a promised land where Wintour rules as supreme overlord and the streets are paved with, well, pavé. In light of the complaints filed by former interns who speak of slave labor and the long-running rumors that the job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be (on the contrary, it will make you crack), it’s getting harder and harder to secure a seat on Vogue‘s Byline Express. The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design may sound like a fever dream I had when I was 16, but come January, such a school will be brick-and-mortar reality in central London. It vows to “establish itself as an important starting point for those who want to be tomorrow’s stars of the fashion industry,” which sounds pretty ambitious to me. Keep reading »

The Cat’s Out Of The Bag! The Choupette Purse, Coming Soon To A Chanel Store Near You

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Karl's Cat Has Maids
Karl Lagerfeld's Siamese cat Choupette has two personal maids. Read More »
Herr Karl
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I used to think I was the craziest cat lover alive, but Karl Lagerfeld is giving me a serious run for my money. The Chanel designer, exalted for his stern, stubborn approach to fashion, diet, not getting massages, and basically everything else ever, has been a bit more subdued since he acquired the famously beautiful Choupette this past Christmas. As anyone who has ever loved a cat will understand, he’s head over heels for his Siamese lady, even going so far as to assure her well-being in his absence with two personal maids and an ongoing diary of her daily activities. (I also presume she can read, but only in French.) If Karl hasn’t broadcasted his affection sufficiently enough, rest assured — as reported by Cathy Horyn of the New York Times, the Choupette handbag is on the horizon. The longtime fashion critic tweeted live yesterday from Chanel’s Paris headquarters, describing the purse as “knitted” and “soft.” I don’t expect to be getting my paws on the bag (or the cat, for that matter) any time soon, but you know when that thing comes out in stores I will be petting it on the shelf. Prrrrr. Choupette. [Refinery29]

I Want To Go To There: Louis Vuitton’s Custom Train

Louis Vuitton Locomotive
Marc Jacobs sits first class with this incredible stunt. Read More »
Marc Jacobs' Polo Dress
He looks way better than we would in this dress. Read More »

Remember the custom-built, $8 million train that rolled into the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter show at Paris Fashion Week a few months ago? It isn’t being put in storage just yet–in fact, it’s been reconstructed in a New York studio to serve as the backdrop for the collection’s ad campaign. Steven Meisel shot the ads, starring 10 female models decked out in uber glamorous travel wear, assisted by four male porters. Says designer Marc Jacobs: “We wanted to continue the journey we started with the fashion show,” including “the glamour of travel and the romance of going somewhere.” Wherever that train’s going, we’d love to catch a ride. [Elle]

Karl Lagerfeld Announces A Collaborative Makeup Line With Japanese Brand Shu Uemura

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Chanel's Bedazzled Brows
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I know, I talk about Karl Lagerfeld all day long, but it’s so hard not to when he can’t stop, won’t stop saying and doing things that baffle, offend, and inspire, often all at once. It’s safe to say that you can file this next Karl update under something that’s legitimately newsworthy, and not just me being like, “look, everybody, he wore a mankini one time!” (though I maintain that said mankini-wearing is also legitimately newsworthy). Karl has long specified that rather than sketch out his illustrious designs in pen or a freshly sharpened No. 2, like any mere mortal might, he prefers to use eyeshadows and liners by Shu Uemura because of their myriad colors. Given the very personal connection that Lagerfeld has with the brand, a natural (still, terribly exciting) extension has come of their relationship: the Chanel designer has created and curated a one-off holiday cosmetics collection, eponymously dubbed Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura. The 17-piece line will be available internationally online (the Japanese beauty manufacturer devastatingly ceased U.S. brick and mortar-based retail a few years back) beginning in November, at which time I will already have ordered all of the limited-edition products en masse. Sorry, guys. [Fashionista]

Muhammad Ali Is The Latest Face Of Louis Vuitton’s “Core Values” Campaign

Angelina Sans Fards
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Louis Locomotive
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Most ads for luxury goods star one of many generically beautiful it girls of the moment, but Louis Vuitton’s Core Values campaign steers in a less likely direction by featuring exceptional celebrities recognized for much more than aesthetics. For the latest installment in the series, the French high-fashion house tapped legendary heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. When one thinks “Louis Vuitton,” boxing is far from the first thing that springs to mind, but considering past stars of the campaign include Bono, Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Connery, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the brand certainly doesn’t restrict itself to a certain type of image. Ali’s ad, which shows his grandson alongside him in boxing gloves, will appear in magazines beginning June 15. [Vogue UK]

Meet The New Face Of Maybelline, Pink-Haired Fashion Favorite Charlotte Free

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To all those who have hopped on the pink hair fad with a high-fashion wink, it’s quite possible that you have Charlotte Free to thank for that. The model best recognized for her rose-hued tresses appeared on the scene last summer after being discovered by a photographer at a local arcade, and she’s become pretty damn close to ubiquitous since then. Charlotte is an interesting case — in an industry of models who are stunning in their beauty but lacking in a sense of individuality, something to separate them from the pack, she’s an unapologetic neon renegade. Designers like Richard Chai, Jeremy Scott, and Chanel took note and cast Free, pink hair, abbreviated height, and all. Despite being only five foot seven (and just eighteen) it’s undeniable that the modeling world has work itself into a tizzy over the California native. I like Charlotte best editorially: her unique face and hipster leanings, not to mention her impossible-to-ignore hair, translate better to print than to the catwalk, where the emphasis is almost always on homogeneity. Keep reading »

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