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Omigod Hedi Slimane, Stop Talking!

Responding to Cathy Horyn's negative review of his PR table manners (the fashion critic wasn't invited to his runway show) and first Saint Laurent collection, Hedi Slimane decided that instead of taking the high road, he would take the lowest road possible. Following in Oscar De La Renta's footsteps (because it worked out so well?) […]

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Marion Cotillard Covers Dior Magazine’s Debut Issue (Forum Buzz)

Though Christian Dior CEO Sidney Toledano stresses that Dior Magazine is “another way to communicate luxury” and “is not a catalogue,” it’s surely more catalogue than traditional magazine. As Melancholybaby wrote, “Contrary to Toldeno’s statement, it looks like this is just going to be a fancy catalogue available in [Dior] boutiques.” However you want to categorize […]

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France Withdraws John Galliano’s Legion of Honor

John Galliano is the great designer and not-so-great human being who was sacked from his position as head designer of Dior last year, after he was filmed making anti-Semitic and racist remarks. The disgraced designer has recently reemerged in Paris after a stint in rehab. He's been spotted dining with Anna Wintour and flâneur-ing around […]

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What Did Anna Wintour Really Think of Raf Simons’ Dior Debut?

Everyone with an ISP, social media account, and passing interest in fashion has already weighed in on Raf Simons' Dior debut at Paris Couture Week. Like every conversation on the Internet, the responses ranged from "eeeee!" to "hmmm…" to "meh" to "ngwioganbnjgbanrkjgjk!?!?!" Reactions did lean toward the favorable, especially from establishment industry types, but there […]

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Raf Simons Does Away With Limbs for His Fall 2012 Campaign

If I were appointed head designer of Dior, one of the oldest and most beloved couture houses in the world, after a highly-publicized yearlong search for a successor to the extremely talented and deeply disturbed John Galliano, whose scandalous dismissal from the brand polarized the fashion industry, I would probably put all my other responsibilities […]

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Stefano Pilati to Armani?

I'm really, really sorry to have to do this to you. Yesterday I got to share the happy news that Raf Simons was headed to Dior, that the French label's 13-month designer drama had come to an end, that it would likely be a long time before we had to deal with a whole new […]

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Confirmed! Raf Simons is Headed to Dior

This is not a rumor: Cathy Horyn for The New York Times has just confirmed that Raf Simons is headed to Dior. The legendary French fashion house has been out of a head designer for thirteen months, ever since former creative director John Galliano was fired on charges of racism and anti-Semitism in France. The […]

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It Looks Like H&M Won’t Be Launching a Luxury Brand

Because the traditional fashion industry does a lot of patronizing head-shaking where gossipy new media (blogs, Twitters, forums, all of us) are concerned, it always feels like something of a holiday when a WWD-born rumors proves false. Fashion bible or no, WWD is a little overeager where hearsay is concerned: recent speculation that Raf Simons […]

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John Galliano Continues to Exist

The sporadically anti-Semitic John Galliano may no longer be the head designer at Dior, but he apparently continues to exist and even sometimes hang out with the same crowd and at the same kinds of places he frequented in his glory days. He was last spotted a few days ago in the Soho area of […]

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