ICYMI: Karl Lagerfeld's memorial, Chanel shuts down sale rumours, and Marcelo Burlon vs. Madonna
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1. Fashion icons were mourned, memorialised, and knighted.
The socialite and celebrity denim pioneer Gloria Vanderbilt passed away aged 95, a memorial for Karl Lagerfeld — who explicitly requested no service be held on his death — took place during Paris Men's Fashion Week, and Ralph Lauren received an honorary knighthood.
2. Marcelo Burlon stuck his foot in his mouth.
When Madonna was papped in his County of Milan wares this week, the designer denied — not that anybody asked — seeding the popstar with clothes, going as far as to say that Madge looked like sh*t (or words to that effect). Not cool, dude.
3. Chanel denied it was for sale, while Dover Street Market Singapore kicked off its end-of-season sale.
Following rumours of its sale, Chanel chief financial officer issued a statement, claiming that "Chanel is not for sale, Chanel is not preparing for an IPO, I just want to reconfirm that for the hundredth time this year". So, if you're crestfallen at being denied the opportunity of purchasing a multi-billion dollar company, at least you can drown your sorrows at DSM Singapore.
4. Chinese performer Timmy Xu became Fendi's latest celebrity face.
5. Vestiaire Collective received a boost, in the form of a €40 million cash injection.
The move signalled the increasing importance of the resale market within the luxury industry.
6. Saint Laurent opened its Rive Droite boutique, in a playful inversion of its iconic Rive Gauche line.
The French house is now poised to make bank on both Parisian Banks.
7. Swifties, foot fetishists, and retro-horror buffs found reasons to rejoice.
Taylor Swift and Stella McCartney announced their collab — on an tie-in for Swift's upcoming album — as did Havaianas with Happy Socks and Nike with Stranger Things; deets to follow on the first, head to Havaiana's Bugis Junction boutique for the second, and mosey on down to DSM Singapore for the third.
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