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Gloria Vanderbilt Has Passed Away (CNN)
Fashion designer, heiress, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt passed away this morning at the age of 95. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” her son, Anderson Cooper, said in a statement. “She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend… she was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you: She was the youngest person they knew — the coolest and most modern.”
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Chanel Surpasses $11 Billion in Sales (Business of Fashion)
Chanel generated $11.1 billion in global sales in 2018, up 10.5 percent year-over-year. For the first time sales in the Asia-Pacific region — which reached $4.7 billion, a 20 percent rise — were higher than those in Europe, which were nearly $4.3 billion. With all this positive financial news, Philippe Blondiaux, Chanel’s global CFO, took a moment to put rumors that the brand is for sale to rest. “Chanel is not for sale, Chanel is not preparing for an IPO, I just want to reconfirm that for the hundredth time this year,” he told BoF. “The numbers we’ve shared show that our strategy is exactly the opposite of a company preparing for a sale or an IPO. We’ve increased our level of investments… to prepare for the long term.”
i-D Names a New Global Fashion Director
Vice Media has named Carlos Nazario the new global fashion director of i-D. Nazario will lead the publication’s fashion team, commissioning stories and features across print, digital, and video. “i-D is such a huge part of the reason I work in fashion today,” he said. “I have always been inspired by the ethos of the brand and its commitment to documenting the most exciting, heartfelt, relevant and colorful stories happening in our global culture. i-D’s ability to grow and evolve with the world we live in is uncanny. It is an honor and privilege to help continue that long legacy of progress and evolution with Alastair and the team”
UK’s Advertising Standards Authority Bans Gender Stereotypes (New York Times)
Consumers in England will no longer see gender stereotypes in ads. Bans set by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority last December have officially gone into effect. Additionally banned are ads that assign stereotypically gendered personality traits to children, and ads that “connect physical features with success in the romantic or social spheres.”
Fashion Frauds Pretending to be George Clooney Were Arrested (Harper’s Bazaar UK)
Francesco Galdelli and Vanja Goffi — two Italian fraudsters who once posed as George Clooney to promote a fake fashion business — have been arrested in Thailand. The duo fled Italy to avoid arrest, and for the past two years have been selling fake Rolex watches online.
Allen Schwartz Celebrates Its New LA Pop-Up
Last week over 100 guests helped Allen Schwartz celebrate its new LA pop-up — it’s first brick-and-mortar space. Hosted by Natalie and Dylana Suarez, the night offered a sneak peek of the brand’s Holiday and Resort collections.
Celebrities Light Up Beverly Hills for Saint to Benefit St. Jude
Last week at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills Saint launched its new collection of modern prayer candles. Ashlee Simpson, Hillary Duff, Scott Eastwood, Ashley Green, Evan Ross, Smokey Robinson, and more attended the event, which benefitted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Frescobol Carioca Opens Doors on Bleecker Street
Summer Cabana, the brand’s first-ever independent US pop-up shop has come to the West Village through mid-August. Launched in 2013, the Brazilian lifestyle brand celebrates the Carioca lifestyle.