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Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard

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Chanel Pays Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, Names Virginie Viard as Successor

Quashing speculation about Lagerfeld’s succession, Chanel said his longtime right-hand woman would take over as creative director.

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Karl Lagerfeld and Hudson Kroenig on the catwalk at the Chanel Metiers d'Art show in Hamburg

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Fashion Personalities Pay Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion world reacted with shock and sadness to the death of one its most prolific and brilliant designers.

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Karl Lagerfeld.

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies in Paris

Chanel said it has appointed studio director Virginie Viard to perpetuate the legendary designer’s work.

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Elite

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Elite World to Launch Fashion Brand

Called E.1972, the “model-off-duty” lifestyle brand will launch in May and will be designed by Julia Haart.

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Gucci

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Gucci Launches Initiatives to Foster Cultural Diversity and Awareness

Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri has met with Dapper Dan and community leaders in Harlem, N.Y., and the company is set to hire new diverse candidates, set up multicultural scholarships, and launch awareness and exchange programs.

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Gabriela Hearst RTW Fall 2019

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New York Fashion Week’s Minimalism 2.0 Finds Favor Among Retailers

Looks were pared down, but not severe, and there was interest sparked by bold and unusual colors.

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Char DeFrancesco and Marc Jacobs

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Marc Heading to the ‘Burbs

At a preview of his show, Marc Jacobs revealed he has bought a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Rye, N.Y.

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A look from Maison Atia's fall campaign.

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Maison Atia Emphasizes Personal Touch in Faux-Fur Collection

With select distribution, pop-up stores, casual celebrity product placement and direct-to-consumer sales, Maison Atia takes an offbeat approach to business.

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Miuccia Prada

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Prada Taps Theaster Gates, Ava DuVernay to Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

“In addition to amplifying voices of color within the industry we will help ensure that the fashion world is reflective of the world in which we live,” said Miuccia Prada.

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TJ Walker, Founder of Cross Colours, Ruth Carter, 2019 Academy Award nominated Costume Designer for ÒBlack PantherÓ, Angela Dean, Fashion Designer and FIDM Alumna and Kevan Hall, FIDM Alumnus and Fashion Designer at the 27th Annual "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" exhibition, FIDM Museum, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. The exhibition is free to the public, Tuesday, February 5, through Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

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Black Design Collective Established to Help Designers Navigate Industry

The organization is headed by Angela Dean, Kevan Hall, TJ Walker and Ruth Carter.

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Details at Gucci RTW Fall 2018

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EXCLUSIVE: Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri on Learning Amid Blackface Accusations

Gucci’s ceo talks exclusively to WWD as Alessandro Michele also broke his silence in a letter to the brand’s employees.

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Etudes x Karl Kani

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Études Collaborates With Karl Kani

The Paris-based brand offered an updated take on Karl Kani signatures.

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A Natural Skin look for fall.

Designer and Luxury

The Skinny on Skin: The Company Expands Into Lifestyle Brand

Skin has expanded into swimwear and launched Natural Skin, a second-tier collection.

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Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia with a model in a look form their fall collection.

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: To Paris We Must Go

Monse is again skipping a show for fall — but the brand has to take its collection to Paris since fewer international retailers are coming to New York.

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Palm Angels Joins New York Fashion Week

Four years after the launch of the brand, Francesco Ragazzi is gearing up to do “a second debut” on the international fashion scene.

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