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Lanvin Employees Protest Alber Elbaz’s Alleged Firing

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News of Alber Elbaz’s departure shook the fashion world yesterday but it seems Lanvin’s employees are the most devastated group of all. The 330-person staff is reportedly protesting the designer’s alleged firing, demanding meetings with majority owner Shaw-Lan Wang, chanting “Alber, Alber, Alber!” and threatening to take legal action at Paris’ commercial court.

Original reports claimed that Alber’s exit was a mutual decision but The New York Times‘ Vanessa Friedman revealed he was ousted by Wang, which better explains the employee reaction and pushback. Alber Elbaz served as creative director at Lanvin for 14 years, reviving the brand as one of Paris’ top fashion houses. Elbaz alluded to disagreements with the fashion house’s owners in a formal statement, writing, “I hope that [Lanvin] finds the business vision it needs to engage in the right way forward.”

His is the second high profile departure of late as Raf Simons stepped down at Dior last week. It’s unlikely that Elbaz, who is rumored to be a contender for Simons’ former position, will ever return to Lanvin.

[via WWD and The New York Times]

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Gigi Hadid Had the Most Adorable Reaction Ever to Booking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

 

We love surprises…and we just gave a BIG one to @GigiHadid at today’s #VSFashionShow castings See you on the runway, Gigi

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Another angel gets her wings! Gigi Hadid just booked the gig of a lifetime walking in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and her reaction was so priceless it made it to Instagram. Victoria’s Secret posted a video of Gigi’s audition where the model impresses casting directors with her killer catwalk (you can hear cries of “gorgeous” in the background).

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The next thing you hear is, “What are you doing on November 9th and 10th?” to which Gigi answers, “I don’t know,” while erupting in giggles. “Why don’t you come join us?” follows, prompting the top model to squeal and fall to her knees with excitement. And we’re pretty sure that’s a tear forming in the corner of her right eye.

This moment definitely eclipses Gigi’s South Park cameo as the “most iconic five seconds of her existence.” Congrats, Gigi! And P.S. how great does she look in a bra and panties? Take that, body shamers.

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Would You Pay $30,000 for Jewellery Designed by Nicole Trunfio?

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Right now we can think of at least a dozen things that $30,000 could go towards instead of a new piece of jewellery. A new car, the long overdue renovations needed on our houses, groceries for a whole year, or, well, anything really.

But this way of thinking has’t stopped renowned Australian model Nicole Trunfio, who has put her high status to good use by creating a 92-piece jewellery collection that pretty much no one can afford. However, she insists it’s worth so much more than what it’s retailed for. (more…)

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Poppy Delevingne Dresses As Margot Robbie’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Character for Halloween

Poppy Delevingne dresses as Harley Quinn for Halloween

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With so much Suicide Squad press circling in the lead up to Halloween, it makes sense for people to dress up as one of the characters for the scary holiday. 

Poppy Delevingne opted for Margot Robbie‘s character, Harley Quinn, for Unicef’s Halloween Ball in London on Thursday night, which is an interesting role to choose considering her sister, Cara Delevingne, plays Enchantress in the upcoming film. (more…)

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Why Scott Tweedie Keeps His Relationship with Model Girlfriend Georgia Berg Private

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TV presenter and all-round babe Scott Tweedie has been with his girlfriend, model Georgia Berg, for over two years after meeting through a mutual friend, but the high-profile pair have kept their relationship pretty private up until this point.

Although they regularly hit up events together, like Marquee’s Yelloween this Saturday night, Scott tells theFashionSpot that they avoid using social media when they’re together. “We just like to maximise our time together with each other,” he explains.

Plus, unlike most of the population, they don’t necessarily think they need to prove anything or over-share like others. “We don’t feel the need to let the world know how much we love each other or how much fun with have together,” he says. “That’s for us to enjoy.” (more…)

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Taylor Swift Sues Radio Host for Alleged Groping to Stand Up For Assault Victims

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The “Bad Blood” between Taylor Swift and radio host David Mueller has gotten even thicker. After Mueller sued Swift for alleging that he “grabbed her bottom” during a meet-and-greet, claims which saw him fired from station KYGO, ABC reports that she has sued him right back by filing a legal counterclaim.

The incident in question is believed to have taken place at a Swift backstage meet-and-greet before her Denver Arena concert in June 2013, where Mueller was on official work business for radio station KYGO, according to reports by CNN. He had his picture taken with Swift, as you do at a meet-and-greet, but the pop star claims Mueller lifted her “skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom.”  

Mueller denied any such incident took place but was fired after a string of calls between Swift’s management and the station, which resulted in him filing a lawsuit seeking to recuperate his lost income, which was reportedly $150,000 a year at the time he was fired. He also claimed that Swift’s bodyguards and staff “verbally abused” him after accusations were made. (more…)