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July 10 2014

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Haute Gucci On The Horizon, The Prince Of Wools, And More…

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Tantalizing rumor of the day: Gucci’s Frida Giannini is working on a couture collection. (It won’t show in Paris, but by private appointment to VIPs.) Setting age-old ateliers to work crafting ultra-luxe rocker and scuba chic? Yes, please. [WWD]

Giorgio Armani’s New York watering hole, Armani/Ristorante, has introduced a new, lower-priced bar menu. We still wouldn’t advise you to be late for your reservations, though, because as we all now know, Mr. Armani is a bit of a stickler about timing. [NY Mag]

Prince Charles convened a group of industry execs today—including representatives from Burberry, Aquascutum, Pringle of Scotland, and Topshop—to kick off his Wool Project, promoting the use of the fiber as an eco- and fashion initiative. The location: a cold barn in Cambridgeshire. We’re guessing the low temperatures drove the point home. [Vogue U.K.]

You can take the guy’s name, but you can’t keep him down. Alessandro Dell’Acqua—who had a much-publicized split with the company that produced his eponymous collection—is set to show the first collection of his new label, No. 21, in Milan this season. As for this moniker, it’s close to his heart, too: It’s for his birthday, December 21. [WWD]

Blog-to-book deals get most of the press, but here’s the rarer blog-to-back deal: A Continuous Lean‘s Michael Williams has worked with Steven Alan on two oxford shirts. [The Moment]

Photo: Brian Zak / Sipa Press / AP Photo

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