ICYMI: Fashion mourns Karl Lagerfeld, Kim Kardashian exposed, and Burberry gets roped into a mental-health controversy
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1. Social media paid tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld.
The most moving eulogies came, naturally, from those who knew him best. "A part of my youth has gone away with you," fellow designer Valentino Garavani wrote.
2. Diet Prada smelled a rat with Kim Kardashian and Fashion Nova.
Instagram's sassiest whistleblowers produced plenty of evidence suggesting that Kardashian had been loaning/leaking her vintage and designer red carpet looks to fast-fashion retailer Fashion Nova for profit; even more hypocritically, Kardashian recently captioned one of her OOTDs with "P.S. fast fashion brands, can you please wait until I wear this in real life before you knock it off?". Shady at best, illegal at worst.
3. The Met Costume Institute has started teasing its camp-themed 2019 exhibition.
Jury's still out on whether Camp: Notes on Fashion will attract as many people as 2018's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (which enjoyed over 1.4 million visitors), but boy, does it look fun. Expect the hype to build exponentially from here.
4. A Burberry hoodie with a noose-like detail at the end of its hood ties offended the general public.
The verdict was clear: "mental health is no laughing matter."
6. Adwoa Aboah became one of the first celebs — if not the first — to don FW19 off the runway.
Looking splendidly quirky in Simone Rocha. She was quickly joined by Liya Kebede in Moncler 1 Pierpaolo Piccioli — which Kebede co-designed — and Dua Lipa in Christopher Kane.
8. A writer opened our eyes to the issue of mobility access at Fashion Week (and throughout the rag trade in general).
In an op-ed published by The Guardian, Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird pointed out that the tokenistic diversity seen on the runway infrequently translates to real-world situations.