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Miuccia Prada Is Being Investigated

Miuccia Prada

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Miuccia Prada is in the hot seat. According to WWD, the designer and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, are being investigated by Italian authorities for unethical tax practices, including possibly setting up subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Luxembourg in order to secure a more favorable tax rate.

The news first made headlines in December 2013 when Prada announced the completion of a voluntary disclosure procedure that “completely satisfied the claims of the Italian Tax Authority.” That basically entailed forking over approximately $643.9 million in back taxes. One month later, the company denied being under investigation, but it looks like the tide has turned.

Currently, Italy is working on a law to promote voluntary disclosures that would result in fines rather than penal consequences, which are hanging over companies like Dolce & Gabbana

[via WWD]

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Are Officially Married (Pictures)

Image: KIKA/WENN.com

Image: KIKA/WENN.com

Ladies, it’s time to find a new imaginary boo. George Clooney, the guy we thought would be a bachelor for life, tied the knot this weekend with Amal Amaluddin, a wedding that’s been the talk of the tabs all weekend. The couple invited family and a smattering of famous friends to witness the nuptials, which went down in Venice. Four days of partying ended today in a civil ceremony, making Clooney and Alamluddin officially husband and wife. 

Saturday night, the pair had a small ceremony at the Aman hotel with their 100-strong guest list, which included Bono, Bill Murray, Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. During the toast, Clooney was in high spirits, making a crack about one of his guests:

Yesterday, the new couple got some friends together for two meals: lunch at Cipriani and dinner at the Granaries of the Venetian Republic room – where apparently everyone got really wasted. 

For today’s civil ceremony, Amal wore an ivory pantsuit and matching wide-brimmed hat for the occasion. Simple, chic perfection.

Check out these images from the  Clooney-Alamuddin wedding below. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.! (more…)

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Rose Byrne Works Bronze-on-Bronze for Broadway Debut

Rose Byrne

Photo: Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Rose Byrne made her broadway debut last night, September 28, in the George Kaufman and Moss Hart 1936 comedy You Can’t Take it With You. The Aussie actress celebrated her leap into theatre in a bronze-on-bronze getup, at the Brasserie 8.5 restaurant after-party in New York.

Rose rocked a deep metallic-brown Dsquared² midi dress, featuring a weave-look bodice with diamond chest cut-outs plus thin halter straps. The fine pleating from the waist to ankles kept the look ladylike, as well as the bronze pointed-toe Casadei pumps.

Normally we wouldn’t suggest wearing accessories in the same colour as your statement piece, but, as usual, Rose has pulled it off. Maybe she just really loves the shoes, because she rocked the same ones back in June with an LBD.

 

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Link Buzz: Tom Ford to Show Fall Collection in LA, French Authorities Don’t Care About Kim Kardashian Attack

Image: SIPA/WENN.com

Image: SIPA/WENN.com

  • Hussein Chalayan showed a few burka print dresses this season. [The Cut]
  • Wait, what? Tom Ford will show his Fall 2015 collection in Los Angeles on the day London Fashion Week starts. How terribly convenient for fashion editors and buyers that will be attending. [Fashionista]
  • Find out what a fashion consultant’s job really entails. [New York Observer]
  • Harvard Business School is publishing a *VERY IMPORTANT* study on Beyoncé‘s last album release. [Harvard Gazette]
  • Demi Lovato is the new face of N.Y.C. Color. [WWD]
  • Apparently, Thursday’s attack on Kim Kardashian is too much of a “minimal” situation to compel the French authorities to get involved. [Perez Hilton]
  • The shade is real: André Leon Talley talks getting blurred out of the Kardashian wedding special. Might this be a little revenge for Vogue cutting Kim out of that Met Gala slideshow last year? [Us]
  • A few simple rules on how to write the best fashion trend piece EVER. [BuzzFeed]
  • Britney Spears would just love it if Duchess Kate Middleton wore some of her lingerie. [People]
  • Someone designed a pair of high heels to actually be comfortable. [WWD]
  • Louis Vuitton is releasing a biannual magazine. [WWD]

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Michael Kors Unveils Resort and Holiday Campaigns

Fall is finally here and you know what that means — time to start thinking about the next seasons! Holiday and resort are nearly upon us, and that means we can expect a slew of new campaigns to trickle out in the coming weeks. Michael Kors has already released the images from its resort and holiday ads, which are expected to hit the glossies next month.

Image: Courtesy Michael Kors

Image: Courtesy of Michael Kors

For his eponymous resort line, Kors regulars Karmen Pedaru and Benjamin Eidem pose in a grove of wisteria, clad in pastel-hued outfits complementing their flowery surroundings. The Mario Testino images are supposed to depict a fabulous getaway in Provence. For the holiday MICHAEL Michael Kors campaign, the gorgeous modeling duo are joined by Tian Yi, Conrad Bromfield, Cindy Bruna and Mark Cox for a lively evening of drinking and dancing in a plush-looking lounge. 

Image: Courtesy MICHAEL Michael Kors

Image: Courtesy of MICHAEL Michael Kors

Oh, to live and party in Michael Kors’ world — must be nice!

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Charlotte Olympia’s Pocahontas Shoe Is a Little Questionable

Charlotte Olympia revealed another playful range of accessories for Spring 2015 today, for which the designer drew inspiration from the Wild West. There are high-heeled slingbacks flourished with cowboy spurs, a purse modeled after an old timey cowgirl magazine, even a pump with a heel molded to look like a howling coyote. All seemed pretty inoffensive and fun. So, we happily scrolled through a few images from the collection, and then we saw this. 

Alexandra Jacobs, fashion critic for The New York Times, spied this gem among Olympia’s latest; a T-strap pump adorned with a beaded rendering of a Native American woman. And it seems she had the sneaking suspicion that people would be a little unsettled by the shoe.

Yeah, it’s pretty suspect, alright. Native Americans (and Mexicans) were a huge part of the Wild West culture. Sure, there are caricatures of white people in Olympia’s collection, but the reason that this particular shoe doesn’t sit well is because fashion has a history of reducing the cultural iconography, bodies and basic humanity of people of color to accessories or “trends.” Something that can be worn and taken off. And in these cases, all too often the people of color are not acknowledged or completely erased from the conversation. PurseBlog’s Amanda Mull tweeted, “What is the thought process behind, ‘Minorities are adorable, let’s adorn an expensive shoe with a beaded cartoon of one.’”

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