September 3 2014

styledotcom 39 New York designers share the inspiration behind their Spring collections:

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Chelsea Switches It Up (Maybe),
Russian Vogue Fills A Slot, And More…


Clinton wedding shakeup shocker: Chelsea to wear Vera Wang, not Oscar de la Renta, as previously reported?! WWD has its crack investigative team on the case. [WWD]

In less controversial news, Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating his label’s 25th anniversary with a retrospective scrapbook, chronicling his personal and professional life over the past two-plus decades. It will go on sale in Hilfiger stores next month—for a whopping $550. OK, maybe a little controversial, then. [WWD]

After yesterday’s surprise resignation from Vogue Russia editor in chief Aliona Doletskaya, her successor is already in place: former Tatler Russia editor in chief Victoria Davydova (left). Muscovites, as you were. [Daily Front Row]

Accessory designer Jérôme Dreyfuss has unveiled the first art installation in his recently opened Soho shop: a canopy of masking-tape flora and fauna created by artist Julien Gardair and inspired by Palm Springs (which also inspired Dreyfuss’ collection). [Coutorture via Racked]

And back to the controversy: Essence magazine, which caters to a largely African-American audience and celebrates black beauty and design, has hired a white fashion director, Elliana Placas. As you might imagine, some editors—including former Essence fashion director Michaela Angela Davis, who took to Facebook to air her grievances—are not pleased. [NY Post]

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