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September 2 2014

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Katharine K. Zarrella

Katharine K. Zarrella is the associate news editor at Style.com.

Pitti W Taps Barbara Casasola

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Brazilian born, London-based designer Barbara Casasola has been chosen as Pitti W’s Fall ’14 guest designer. The 29-year old talent, who showed on the official London Fashion Week calendar for the first time in September, will present her collection in Florence at the Italian fair this coming January. Previous guest designers have included Damir Doma, […]

Jil Sander Exits Jil Sander

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Following her third comeback last year, designer Jil Sander is leaving her namesake brand. Her final collection for the house (which was helmed by Raf Simons from 2005 through 2012) was for Spring ’14. The Jil Sander Group announced today that the Fall ’14 collection will be designed by an in-house team. No word yet […]

Jason Schwartzman Teaches Us How Not To Be Socially Awkward

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Is it proper etiquette to greet a friend with one kiss, or two, or six? What’s the least awkward way to present yourself when you don’t know anyone at the party? Is there an appropriate way to check your breath in a social setting? All this and more is answered in the latest collaboration between […]

Thanks To Ralph Lauren, New York Is In The Money

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It’s not just rescue puppies and Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts that have fallen into Ralph Lauren’s good graces of late. Today, WWD reports that the designer’s company has donated $500,000 to the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative, which, launched last month by the CFDA, Theory CEO Andrew Rosen, and the New York City Economic Development Corp., aims […]

Protect Underage Models—Now It’s the Law

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It’s official: The New York Times reports that, following the passing of new labor legislation in June, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a state law declaring that models under age 18 are child performers. Long story short, the law is meant to protect underage models (like controversial teenage superstar Ondria Hardin—left) from mistreatment […]