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3 posts tagged "“You Can’t Fake Fashion”"

Can’t Beat the Real Thing


Despite last night’s spontaneous blizzard, designers and fashion fixtures headed to Finale NYC to fête the launch of eBay and the CFDA’s 2013 You Can’t Fake Fashion tote collection. Marking the pair’s third collaborative effort to fight counterfeits and support authentic design, the new range features 90 one-of-a-kind canvas tote bags that have been customized by designers like Prabal Gurung (above, center), Pamela Love, Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg (above, right), and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy (above, left). The designer-embellished bags are available for purchase via eBay auction through March 25 for a starting price of $100. The initiative is also offering a new standard tote for a “buy it now” price of $50. Proceeds will go toward combating fakes.

“As artists, we work so hard to create something, and then it gets knocked off,” said Rebecca Minkoff. “This is a great platform to ensure authenticity.” Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs concurs, and suggested that there’s security in knowing her and her design partner Michelle Ochs’ work is protected. “The CFDA has a voice that brings everyone together to preserve design integrity,” she said.

In addition to the likes of CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, Jeffrey Costello, Robert Tagliapietra, and Rebecca Taylor, Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais turned up to rally for the cause. And, according to Morais, they have a particularly special relationship with eBay. “We’re always using the site as a reference point. Right now it’s all about the 1920s and the hunt for the perfect embroidered dress.” We’re sensing a Jazz Age vibe for the team’s Spring ’14.

Photo: Courtesy of You Can’t Fake Fashion

Lily Safra’s Jewelry Collection To Be Auctioned, Israel Cracks Down On Overly Thin Models, And More…


Socialite and philanthropist Lily Safra (pictured) is set to put her jewelry collection, which includes 18 JAR jewels that were custom-made for her, on auction at Christie’s Geneva in May. Of the collection, international head of Christie’s jewelry department François Curiel says, “Rare…comprising the very best in all styles, periods, and makers, from the late eighteenth century all the way to modern times. It includes also the largest group of creations by JAR ever to be offered at auction.” [WWD]

Israel has imposed a new law banning extremely thin models from appearing in local ad campaigns in an effort to stop the spread of eating disorders. The law, which was passed yesterday, also mandates that publications say when an altered image is being used. [Huff Po]

The CFDA and eBay’s latest collection of custom “You Can’t Fake Fashion” totes by the likes of Tory Burch and Rachel Roy went up for sale on eBay this morning. In addition to the 76 designer totes, there are four standard styles for sale as well. [Racked]

Jason Wu has revealed that he learned English through reading fashion magazines. Wu, who moved from Taiwan to Canada when he was a kid, tells British Vogue, “I liked the pretty pictures. I just wanted to read more about what I was seeing.” [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Pascal Guyot / Getty Images

Stop Faking It


Following the CFDA and eBay’s first collaboration on one-of-a-kind designer tote bags promoting anti-counterfeiting, the two have partnered up once more for another “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign. After the first round of bags, designed by labels including Rodarte, The Row, and Rebecca Minkoff, sold out within hours, over 75 designers signed on to create a bag this time around. For good reason—it’s a cause very close to the designers’ hearts.

“Authenticity is a big part of what we do,” Billy Reid, who is on the roster of participating designers along with Maria Cornejo, Thom Browne, Tory Burch, and Prabal Gurung, tells “We strive to make the best-quality goods that we can and we take a lot of pride in our work, so we are 100 percent behind supporting the CFDA and our fellow designers through You Can’t Fake Fashion.”

The bags ($200 for the customized totes, $45 for the standard) go on sale exclusively on eBay March 20, with all proceeds going to the CFDA. Above, an exclusive first look at one of the new bags from Milly. We suggest you order fast.

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