Which iconic French brand is liquidating?
Bad news for Sonia Rykiel — the brand has been forced to liquidate operations immediately. As reported by Business of Fashion, its owner, First Heritage Brands, was unable to find a buyer for the label, and a commercial court judge “rejected the lone remaining bidder for the company.” It’s archives, intellectual property, and its six stores across France and Monaco will all be sold.
Forever 21 garnered criticism this week. Why?
Forever 21 is in hot water for mailing diet bars with online orders. Jezebel reported that customers opened their packages to find an Atkins lemon bar sample. Naturally the bar — which is associated with the popular fad diet — sparked outrage, especially among customers who ordered plus-sized items. The fast fashion retailer has since issued an apology. It admits to sending out the diet bars, but claims it was not targeting customers by size.
How long have Tiffany & Co. and Costco been locked in a court battle?
Back in 2013, Tiffany filed suit against Costco after learning that it had been selling rings marketed as being associated with “Tiffany.” Customers were lead to believe that the rings were associated with the luxury jewelry label. This past January Costco was ordered to pay Tiffany $25 million in damages. However the big box retailer is appealing the decision. The two companies are battling it out in New York’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals — six years after the initial lawsuit.
Which American fashion designer will be the subject of a new HBO documentary?
Ralph Lauren will speak candidly about his 50-year-long career in the new HBO film, Very Ralph. The film will offer a glimpse into the designer’s archives and feature interviews with major names, including Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley, Hillary Clinton, Robin Givhan, Naomi Campbell, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Jessica Chastain, and Vanessa Friedman, among others. The late Karl Lagerfeld is said to make an appearance in the movie as well. Very Ralph, which is directed and produced by Susan Lacy and is executive produced by Graydon Carter, will debut November 12.
What is the subject of the Costume Institute's next exhibit?
Sandy Schreier’s personal fashion collection will go on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this November. Schreier, a fashion historian, is thought to have one of the world’s largest private collections of couture. “I always saw myself as a fashion savior,” she told Vogue. “My passion for fashion as an art form drove me to search for the most innovative, creative, and breathtaking objects by well-known and lesser-known talents. I am elated that these pieces will now live on as my legacy at The Met, where they can be conserved and shared with the public, designers, and scholars for eternity.”
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