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Karl Lagerfeld to Beef Up US Presence

Karl Lagerfeld

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Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake label is about to have a do-over in America. The designer has signed with G-III Apparel Group Ltd. to help relaunch the brand for the Spring 2016 season. In addition to a flagship, the range will be made readily available in American department stores, with a focus on women’s clothes and handbags as well as men’s outerwear.

“We believe there’s an opportunity for another power brand today, and I can’t think of a better vehicle to fill that void than Karl Lagerfeld,” said G-III President, chairman and CEO Morris Goldfarb. The American version of Lagerfeld’s label is expected to be different than what he sells in Europe and Asia, in that the clothes will be marketed to a “broader audience,” according to Karl Lagerfeld Group President and CEO Pier Paolo Righi. G-III is hoping that Lagerfeld’s built-in notoriety will help boost interest for his brand in the United States. 

This comes at a time of great expansion for the Lagerfeld brand, which plans to open five new shops this year and one shop-in-shop location in the Middle East, with plans to open stores in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore next year.

[via WWD]

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Kate Moss Gets Kicked off Plane, Calls Pilot ‘Basic Bitch’

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This weekend, Kate Moss reportedly got kicked off an EasyJet flight for being “disruptive,” but as she was escorted off the plane, Moss made sure to let her true feelings about the plane’s pilot be known. According to the BBC, airline staff called the police to “assist staff in escorting a passenger from a flight arriving into Luton airport.” Reports say the passenger in question was Kate Moss, though the police did not specify that the model was involved.

A passenger said Moss wasn’t being particularly disruptive on the flight and that the staff was “overreacting” but as Moss was being shown the door, she allegedly called the pilot a “basic bitch,” which we guess was her opportunity to use a new phrase she learned in a sentence. But what we really want to know is what was so basic about this pilot? Was she or he wearing Uggs and watching reruns of Sex and the City while clutching a nameplate necklace and munching on collard greens (the new kale for basics)?

Who knows. Kate Moss recently appeared in an Instagram video with Marc Jacobs in which they create their own version of Lohanthony’s 2012 “basic bitch” leg-twirling video. She might be several years too late, but we think we found Kate Moss’ new favorite phrase. 

[via BBC, Independent]

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5 Things You Missed This Week on theFashionSpot

Kimye: always best-dressed in our eyes and hearts. Image: Getty

Kimye: always best-dressed in our eyes and hearts. Image: Getty

It’s a gloomy, unseasonably chilly Friday here in the Northeast, but that’s no matter, we have the Internet to keep us warm. As per usual, it’s been a knockout week here at theFashionSpot. Check out the five articles you simply must read before you start your weekend. From celebs bucking gender norms in the coolest ways possible to great new options for at-home fitness, we have you covered.

  1. You’d totally work out more if you only had a bit more time — and a killer fitness studio nearby, right? Yeah, same, which is why our latest obsession is streaming workout videos. They bring the top-notch trainers and routines right to you, whether it’s something akin to alone time with Tracy Anderson you crave or just a killer class from the comfort of your own home. We’ve rounded up six great streaming options.
  2. The red carpets of the Grammys and the Oscars are for everyone but the CFDA red carpet is for true fashionistas. Click over to see our exhaustive roundup of all the best looks, from fave celebs (Kimye) to designers (Tom Ford, Donna Karan) and fashion insiders (Miroslava Duma).
  3. Look, people like to poke a bit of fun at Jaden Smith — with mega-celebrity parents, you’d be a little untethered to the real world, too — but we have to give the young star major props for his bold choice of prom attire. The young Smith donned a cool black and white dress while attending prom with Amandla Stenberg of The Hunger Games. A fetching duo indeed.
  4. Heidi Klum said auf wiedersehen to 41 this week and to celebrate, we collected 10 of the weirdest, wackiest moments from the supermodel’s Instagram. Prepare yourself, there’s plenty of zany near-nudity and celeb cameos ahead.
  5. Huge news over at Vogue Italia: Steven Meisel, longtime shutterbug for the mag, has left. Though VI debuted four different non-Meisel covers for its China issue, tFS forum members were not at all impressed. Click on over to read what they had to say.

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Link Buzz: Miss USA Wants Caitlyn Jenner, Could a Victoria Beckham High Street Collaboration Be Coming Soon?

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  • Miss USA reportedly wants Caitlyn Jenner to judge the annual pageant. [Page Six]
  • The Outnet is launching a vacation-themed collection for its customers of leisure. [WWD]
  • These cartoons imagine what it would be like if Beyoncé was a regular Jane like the rest of us. [USA Today]
  • This 4-year-old’s makeup tutorial is probably the cutest thing we’ve seen all week. [People]
  • This Wet Seal T-shirt implies that some women are too pretty for an education. [Cosmopolitan]
  • J.Crew’s sweater game struggle. [BOF
  • Sounds like Zoe Saldana is loving her post-baby body as much as we are. [Just Jared]
  • Victoria Beckham says she would love to team with a high street retailer on a collection. You know who else would love that? The rest of us who can’t afford any of her amazing clothes. [Vogue UK]

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Jennifer Hudson’s New Music Video Focuses on Marriage Equality

This month is Pride month and W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign is teaming up to spread awareness about marriage equality with their Turn It Up for Change initiative. To help promote the cause, they tapped none other than singer Jennifer Hudson to film a music video for her single “I Still Love You,” for which W Hotels had a screening last night. The premise of the music video follows a young gay man about to get married who isn’t sure if his father, with whom he appears to have a strained relationship, will attend the nuptials. Bravo’s own Andy Cohen was on hand to help lead a panel discussion about the video which included transgender model Claudia Charriez, Human Rights Campaign’s Fred Sainz, W Hotels’ Anthony Ingham and video directors Tabitha Denholm and Molly Schiot. 

Of course, the topic of Caitlyn Jenner’s big unveiling came up, a question which Charriez swiftly answered. Like many members of the transgender community, she expressed that while she is happy that Caitlyn is living her truth, we must not forget the struggle of transgender men and women who might not be as rich or famous as Jenner, those people who don’t have access to pay for facial feminization surgery or those who prefer not to conform to cisgender standards of attractiveness.

“I am very thankful that this has opened up a dialog and we’re conversing about it and talking about it,” she said. “On a personal note, I don’t want the conversation to begin and end there. There are many issues that the transgender community is facing and I really think we need to address that before we glorify anyone else. There are kids on the street, selling their bodies.”

Though Caitlyn’s story is an important one to tell, Charriez thinks it’s important to not lose sight of the issues of young people growing up transgender in communities that don’t support them. “I don’t want to take away from anything that Caitlyn is aspiring to be, but we need to keep the conversation going and we need to address our youth. We need to address the families that are so quick to abandon their children. We need to help them.” While it’s obvious that what Jenner has done is groundbreaking, Charriez says we must remember those people who came before us who have paved the way even for Jenner herself to have the bravery to come out in the first place. “Many of us, including myself, struggled and have risen from the ashes, from the gutters to stake our own claim in society,” she explained. “To pretend or act like this is a new thing because of Bruce Jenner’s accolades or Olympian days, we’re forgetting a whole history. We’re forgetting our youth, we’re forgetting the youth that are now adults that have inspired me. The Octavia Saint Laurents that are no longer here to be part of this. The Freddie Mercurys who gave a voice for us to sing along to. This is our time to give them retribution.”

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10 Prince Memes and Gifs You Can Use to Celebrate His Birthday

He is 5’2″, celebrating his 57th birthday (though he doesn’t look a day over 40) and still one of the sexiest men alive. Throughout his career, Prince has blessed us with some of the most soulful, sensual music mankind’s ears have ever heard and though he might be a little reformed from his younger days, he still somehow oozes sexuality and all-around badassness.

But we can’t discount Prince’s other contributions, like his antics that have launched some hilarious Internet memes and gifs, perfect for expressing yourself for an assortment of occasions. Here, we round up some of the best of Prince on the Internet.

When you see someone wearing an outfit you want and you know you’re the same size:

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When the original Le Petit Prince just isn’t purple enough:

Prince bday

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When your hairdo is too on fleek to actually touch:

Prince bday

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When you’re feeling artistic:

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When you’re planning a summer barbecue and you want your guy friend to bring all his cute bros:

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