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July 22 2014

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Lagerfeld And Weinstein Collaborate In Cannes, And More Of Today’s Top Stories

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How would you like to star in a film produced by Harvey Weinstein and directed by Karl Lagerfeld? That dream could become a reality if you are ready to shell out the big bucks. The designer and movie mogul have dreamed up the prize for the highest bidder at the upcoming amfAR AIDS gala in Cannes. [Page Six]

After this weekend, Mark Zuckerberg is going to have to change his status. The Facebook founder, who celebrated his 28th birthday and the launch of the social networking site’s IPO last week, married his longtime girlfriend of nine years (the couple met at Harvard), Priscilla Chan, in the backyard of his house. Chan wore a $4,700 Claire Pettibone dress and Zuck did not wear a hoodie—he wore a suit! [Grazia]

The British Fashion Council is bringing the industry yet another fashion week. Today, officials announced that they are filling the gap between February and September fashion weeks with a new event called the London Collections: Women. Much like the three-day London Collections: Men, this showcase will highlight growing designers selling mainline or Resort collections during this time. [Telegraph]

RIP Robin Gibb. The Bee Gees co-founder, who defined the disco era, died at age 62 on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. [Washington Post]

Michael Kors is set to take Taiwan by storm. Following Wednesday’s announcement of a rapid, five-year expansion in the region, the American designer opened his first store in the booming city of Taipei on Friday. To celebrate the 2,800-square-foot outpost, Kors held a runway show on a specially built runway inside a skywalk bridge with local models showing off looks from the Fall 2012 collection. [WWD]

 

 

 

Photo: Mike Marsland / Getty IMages

 

It’s A Good Day To Friend Mark Zuckerberg, And More of the Day’s Top Stories

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It’s probably been a pretty happy birthday for Mark Zuckerberg (pictured), Facebook’s baby-faced CEO, who turned 28 this week: The company’s initial public offering today is targeted to raise $16.4 billion and be the third largest in financial history. (The initial share price is $38.) Could a trade-up from his much-maligned hoodies be next? [WWD]

Zuckerberg isn’t the only guy smiling: U2 front man Bono is reaping the rewards of Facebook’s IPO as well. Through his private equity firm, Elevation Partners, Bono owns 2.3 percent of Facebook. This morning’s offering will earn a reported $1.5 billion and make the man the world’s richest rocker—a title he takes over from Sir Paul McCartney. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is getting a shot of street culture thanks to KAWS, who has been tapped to create his own balloon. The artist (a.k.a. Brian Donnelly) plans to inflate his Companion character, who originally made his debut last summer when he was positioned at the entrance of the Standard hotel in New York. [NYT]

Sixties fashion icon Peggy Moffitt is still rocking her signature look—five-point haircut included—and she shows it off in a Phil Pinto-directed film shot at her Los Angeles home. The model and muse, who worked closely with designer Rudi Gernreich and photographer William Claxton (her husband), reminisces about her favorite fashion memories. [NOWNESS]

 

 

 

Photo: James Devaney / Getty Images

 

Asprey’s New Accessorizer; ODLR Live And Online; The New Designer Sweatshirt?; And More…

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Asprey named Bruce Hoeksema, founder and designer of the Rome-based VBH accessories line, as its new creative director. [WWD]

Consider your lunch break spoken for: Oscar de la Renta live-streams his new Resort collection today at 1 p.m. EST. [Oscar de la Renta]

And in slightly lower-tier (but no less exclusive) fashion: A company-only Facebook hooded sweatshirt (as seen on CEO Mark Zuckerberg) is currently listed on eBay, drawing RTW-level bids from techie die-hards. Current price: $4,050. Sorta makes the designer gray-sweatshirt trend seem more cost-effective, no? [eBay via Racked]

The cashmere buck stops here. Marcia Patmos and Tina Lutz, founders and designers of Lutz & Patmos, are disbanding their namesake label. Patmos will debut her own line, M. Patmos, for pre-spring and take over creative direction of the duo’s sportswear collection, Leroy & Perry; Lutz will focus on design and brand consulting. [WWD]

Unconfirmed (but intriguing): another mass fashion collab in the works for Viktor & Rolf? [Fashionologie]

Photo: Alex J. Berliner / BEImages