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Chanel’s Embroiderers Weep; Fashion Film is the New Music Video

Maurizio Galante RedMaurizio Galante isn’t the only Paris couture designer to decorate his models with a bloody dose of red (left). At Christian Dior, John Galliano also let a shock of scarlet creep its way into the beauty looks, painting a bold fire-engine arch above the models’ eyebrows. I’m betting that we’re seeing the influence of Black Swan. Fair warning: elevated gore looks great in ballet thrillers and on the runways, but you probably don’t need me to tell you to tone it down a bit before trying it at home. [FabSugar UK]

At Chanel, the couture embroiderers were so moved by the collection that they wept during the runway show. Considering the emotional display, Karl Lagerfeld thought it was "touching, no?" Very touching, Kaiser – but also a little ridiculous, no? [The Cut]

Anglophiles have a reason to be happy this week: one of Kate Middleton‘s favorite stores, the UK chain Accessorize, just set up shop in New York City’s Union Square. Items start at $8, but don’t expect to find one of Kate’s famous hats. [BettyConfidential]

The first in Miu Miu‘s series of short films, The Powder Room by Zoe Cassavetes, is now available at (and below). It’s official: the fashion film is the new music video.