Brands Can Now Pay To Be On Vogue Runway, YSL’s Emotional Farewell

by Aria Darcella
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Brands Can Now Pay to be On Vogue Runway (Business of Fashion)
Vogue Runway has been allowing some brands to pay their way on to the site’s fashion week database. The cost? $20,000 to have collection images uploaded twice annually. Of course it is not as easy as simply handing over the cash — editor approval is still needed. Additionally, the deal does not include any written content, including a review.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Final Show Was Deeply Emotional (WWD)
To promote the upcoming auction of her personal Yves Saint Laurent archive at Christie’s in Paris, Catherine Deneuve participated in a talk about her relationship with the designer. One memory she holds dear is of Saint Laurent at his final show. “It was an extremely difficult moment for everyone involved,” she said. “At the end of the show, I got up from my seat with Laetitia Casta and we sang a song together. Yves had no idea this was going to happen. He was already very emotional, but I could tell he was really shaken. A lot of models were crying.” Deneuve also said that Saint Laurent seemed “a bit lost” after the show, but that she was able to distract him by talking about dinner.


Model Who Appeared in Dolce & Gabbana Ads Says It Ruined Her Career (South China Morning Post)
Zuo Ye, the model who appeared in the Dolce & Gabbana ads that sparked a massive backlash last November, says that the ads ruined her career. In the campaign, which was used to promote the brand’s then-upcoming show in China, Ye was shown using chopsticks to eat oversized Italian food. The ads were criticized for promoting stereotypes, as well as being condescending. Ye says she was not given a detailed brief of what the ads would look prior to shooting, said she felt awkward during the shoot, and pointed out that models do not have final say over the production of ads. “Personally I would never show any disrespect to my motherland,” she wrote in an apology. “I love my country and feel proud to be able to represent China on the catwalk. I will draw a lesson from this and show the Chinese in a better light.”


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Pat McGrath Labs Launches at Bergdorf Goodman
On February 1 Pat McGrath Labs will launch a shop-in-shop at Bergdorf Goodman, featuring the entire cosmetics collection, including the recently launched FetishEyes mascara. “Bergdorf Goodman is the quintessential retailer and a global icon, and I am thrilled to have Pat McGrath Labs featured here in such a major way,” said McGrath. “This retail experience really gives us a chance to bring the brand story and my vision to life.” McGrath herself will make a personal appearence at Bergdorf’s on February 9 from 5-7pm.

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Pat McGrath (Patrick McMullan, Ryan McCune)

The Stars of I Am the Night Fete Its Premiere
Last night the Cinema Society held a screening for the premiere of the new TNT drama I Am the Night. Series director and executive producer Patty Jenkins was on hand to toast the show. Later at the afterparty, she celebrated with star Chris Pine, as well as Zachary Quinto, Michael Shannon, Molly Ringwald, and Pedro Pascal, among others.

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