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Rag & Bone’s DIY Ads; RIP Charles Nolan

Rag & Bone DIY Sasha by SashaFor Rag & Bone‘s first ad campaign, the New York City based brand bypassed a fashion photographer, choosing to have models take their own pictures instead. Top models Sasha Pivovarova, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Edita Vilkeviciute, and Lily Aldridge each received a digital camera and instructions to photograph themselves wearing clothing from Rag & Bone’s Spring 2011 collection. The campaign features a couple of treats (including a shot of Abbey Lee shaving her legs) but a lot of misses. Click through to check it out for yourself. [GraziaDaily]

American designer Charles Nolan passed away yesterday after a long struggle with head and neck cancer. He was 53 years old. In addition to establishing his own label (a favorite of the political set), Nolan worked for Bill Blass, Christian Dior, Ellen Tracy, and Anne Klein. Nolan left his position as head designer at Anne Klein to volunteer for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. [NYTimes]

Even though Black Swan didn’t get an Oscar nod for its costume design, the pre-nomination buzz featured a lot of indignation about the Rodarte sisters’ disqualification from Academy Awards consideration. Because the Mulleavy sisters weren’t credited as the film’s head designers, any Oscar recognition would have gone to costume designer Amy Wescott. Without a nomination, the scandal is moot, but Wescott is finally commenting on the story. Wescott claims that the Rodarte sisters’ work on the film was negligible: previous reports have stated that the Rodarte sisters designed all forty featured ballet costumes, Wescott says they only designed seven. [The Cut]

The Hearst Corporation purchased Elle magazine from Lagardère for $885.6 million dollars. The Hearst family of magazines includes Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan. [Fashionologie]