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July 25 2014

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Janelle Monáe To Perform At AmfAR, Kate Moss For Mango, Lucy Sykes Rellie Joins Rent The Runway, And More…

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Janelle Monáe has been announced as the performer for the New York amfAR gala next month. Sarah Jessica Parker has been confirmed as the evening’s host. [amfAR]

Kate Moss has already shot a video for Mango with Terry Richardson, and today the label released its spring campaign featuring Moss. The images were shot by Richardson and styled by Géraldine Saglio. [Mango]

Yesterday, Macy’s Inc. sued Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. “in a bid to block a licensing deal between the housewares company and J.C. Penney Co.” Reportedly, “Macy’s claims Martha Stewart Living’s deal with J.C. Penney violates the terms of an exclusive pact Macy’s has to sell Martha Stewart Living products at its stores.” [Huff Po]

Rent the Runway has tapped Lucy Sykes Rellie as its new fashion director. Rellie originally started working with the brand six months ago in a consulting capacity, WWD reports. [WWD]

Photo: Michael Buckner / Getty Images

Exclusive: Chanel For Rent

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“For vintage, Chanel is the most glamorous and sought-after accessories and jewelry brand in the market today,” Rent the Runway consulting fashion director Lucy Sykes tells Style.com. “To work with vintage Chanel products on any level is totally inspiring.”

Starting tomorrow, Rent the Runway, a sort of Netflix for fashion that allows users to borrow pieces that retail in the high four and five figures for a rental fee, is adding vintage to its stable of options. Thanks to a partnership with Soho vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around, Rent the Runway is beginning the retail initiative with Chanel, whose vintage pieces are among the most coveted there are. For four or eight days, a $6,160 Coco bag can be yours—for $350.

To show off their new goods, Rent the Runway enlisted the help of Sykes and photographer Sophie Elgort (daughter of the famed lensman Arthur Elgort) to shoot the goods at WGACA. “My inspiration was a little sixties and very dressed up,” Sykes says of the look. “I wanted to have fun with it and throw in some fabulous hot pink Prabal [Gurung] dresses and a totally chic Moschino black dress with a cute peplum.” Style.com has the exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from their shoot (below). Expect to see more vintage labels rolling out on Rent the Runway soon.



Photos: Courtesy of Rent The Runway

Brooks Brothers Caters To Bow-Tied Neo-Dandies

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“My Facebook profile photo is a painting of me in a bow tie when I was four,” says K. Cooper Ray, the relentlessly dapper founder of men’s etiquette guide Socialprimer.com. “I came by this honestly.” The Alabama native was up north last night to launch his line of collaborative bow ties with Brooks Brothers. A look at the crowd suggests four-year-old Ray was on to something. At every corner, bow-curious neo-dandies were knotted up in the Social Primer for Brooks Brothers ties, reversible silk and cotton weaves in BBQ-ready stars, stripes, and polka dots—often, in mash-up combinations, all at once. With the bow tie, propriety is all, which may (or may not) explain the roster of hosts from the upper echelons of the social strata: Euan Rellie (and wife Lucy Sykes Rellie), Boykin Curry (and wife Celerie Kemble), Peter Gregory (and wife Jamee), and Luigi Tadini, plus Amanda Hearst and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler for good measure. “Cooper and I share a feeling for manners,” explains co-host Tadini, navigating a team of waiters toting country club fare, “and for Brooks Brothers.” His boss, Mickey Boardman, agrees: Bow ties are all well and good—provided “you have people to tie them for you.”

The tying’s hard; the interpretation, according to the arbiter, is easy. “I just love a bow tie,” says Ray, who has relocated to Charleston, S.C., to work on a book version of Social Primer. “It just makes people smile. Whether they are smiling at you or with you, I don’t know—I embrace it!”

Social Primer bowties, $59.50, available at select Brooks Brothers locations nationwide, www.brooksbrothers.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Brooks Brothers