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Could Apple Destroy Publishing Once and For All? (Business of Fashion)
In March, Apple bought an app called Texture. Touted as the Netflix of magazine, Texture lets subscribers pay a flat monthly fee for unlimited access to about 200 magazines. Now, the tech giant is looking to relaunch the app as part of Apple News, and it is hoping to get newspapers on board. The problem? Money. There is understandable concern from publishers that subscribers could switch over to Texture, which would cause a massive decrease in revenue. With advertisers paying less, and magazine closures increasing, an app that devalues media brands any more could mean irreparable damage for the industry.
Suzy Menkes Responds to Backlash Following Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Review (WWD)
Journalist Suzy Menkes has issued a statement on Instagram after receiving heat online for her Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda review in which she dismissed the recent controversy surrounding the brand’s canceled show in China and the racist statements of designer Stefano Gabbana. “As a journalist, my job is to follow as many fashion designers as possible and report what I see,” she has since written on Instagram. “I am deeply sorry if words I have written have been interpreted in any way as a support for racism, which I deplore.”
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Marilyn Monroe’s Belonging Fetch $1.6 Million at Auction (Page Six)
Marilyn Monroe still has adoring fans, even decades after her death. An auction of the star’s memorabilia on Tuesday fetched more than $1.6 million. A touring version of her white dress from The Seven Year Itch earned $120,000 alone. Some stars never fade.
H&M and Eytys Collaborate on Genderless Shoe Collection (British Vogue)
H&M has collaborated with the Swedish brand Eytys on a gender-neutral collection. The collab features t-shirts, accessories, and a bevy of chunky sneakers. The pieces will be available in-stores and online January 4.
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Netflix Releases Trailer for 7 Days Out, Featuring Chanel (Youtube)
A trailer for the highly anticipated docu-series 7 Days Out — which covers the final seven days of preparation before major world events — has finally been released. Fashion fans should be excited, as one of the episodes focuses on Chanel’s Spring 2018 haute couture show. It appears the documentarians not only had access to the Chanel ateliers, but also spoke to some big names — including Robin Givhan. The series debuts December 21. See the trailer, below:
Tracy Anderson’s First Husband, Eric, Dies at 48 (Page Six)
Tracy Anderson’s first husband, Eric, has passed away. Sources say the death was related to pneumonia. He was 48 years old. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Eric Anderson,” a representative for The Tracy Anderson Method told Page Six. “Eric was a true friend to Tracy, a loving and incredibly dedicated father to their son Sam, and always willing to lend a helping hand to many of us at Tracy Anderson throughout the years. Our hearts are grieving with Tracy and her family during this difficult time.”