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Valentino Confirms Chiuri’s Departure [Business of Fashion]
Valentino officially confirmed that Maria Grazia Chiuri will leave her post as co-creative director, making Pierpaolo Piccioli the sole creative director.
Wall Street Exec Trashes $20 Million Hamptons Home [Page Six]
Hedge funder Brett Barna hosted more than 1,000 guests at his Wolf of Wall Street-style #Sprayathon pool party on Sunday in the Hamptons and allegedly trashed a $20 million mansion, which he rented through Airbnb for $27K. He claimed he was hosting a fundraiser for an animal charity for 50.
Taylor Swift’s July 4 Party Boosts Swimsuit Searches 365% [Harper’s Bazaar UK]
The now famous Instagram pic posted by Taylor Swift showing her, Gigi Hadid, and Cara Delevingne wearing Solid & Striped suits boosted online searches for the merch by a whopping 365%, according to Lyst.
Getting to Know “The Cosmo Woman” [The New York Times]
Cosmo EIC Joanna Coles opens up to NYT about her start in the biz, her early political aspirations, the mag she created and mailed to Queen Elizabeth, and the future of the Hearst-owned glossy.
Alexa Chung Aims to Help Emerging British Designers [Vogue UK]
The mod and British Fashion Council ambassador is expanding her community focused shopping app Villoid—which was named Best New App in over 100 countries by Apple last year–to promote emerging British designers, with Villoid Emerge.