“I don’t think there’s one person who really works in the fashion industry who gives a flying f___ about Kanye West,” said Kelly Cutrone in a recent interview. “Have Kim and Kanye had an impact on pop culture? Absolutely. Do I think that Hamish Bowles wakes up in the morning, calls Andre Leon Talley and says ‘Did you see those pants that Kanye was rocking on ‘SNL’?’ No.” Cutrone goes on to say that though the pair does wear designer labels, those watching mostly can’t afford it and that the labels, namely Givenchy, are established brands that have been popular for a while. What do you think? (NY Daily News)
Oscar de la Renta’s latest exhibit has opened in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Featuring 64 mannequins, the “Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style” exhibit spotlights the designer’s evening wear made from 1967 to the present and has a handful of day looks. On exhibit through October 5th, the exhibit features gowns worn by former first ladies Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan. (WWD)
Brian Lichtenberg, the designer of designer parodies tees that sport logos like HOMIES and FELINE, has won a round in a $100 million federal court case against his brother Christopher. Having sued his brother’s company Alex & Chloe for ripping off the BALLIN design that Brian allegedly made in 2013, a federal judge has enforced a restraining order that Brian applied for that restricts his brother from manufacturing the design until the court case is ruled upon. (StyleBlazer)
With Fashion Month only weeks away, the focus is currently on the modeling agencies. New York Model Management has sued rival Muse Model Management, alleging that former New York Models booking agent Jackie Sanchez breached her contract when she left the agency and went to Muse (many agents sign a no compete clause) and then tried to recruit “at least three models” to go with her. The suit is asking for more than $500,00 in damages. (Page Six)
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Paper Magazine is undergoing a redesign and has an “Original Gangastas” themed September issue. Featuring Brooke Candy (as a future OG) and Courtney Love on the two cover options, the issue profiles real OGs like Dolly Parton, Patti Smith, Cindy Sherman, Rei Kawakubo and Rick Owens. This comes in addition to 70 ad pages which counts new advertisers like DKNY, Lanvin, Tom Ford and Burberry as a part of the cohort. (WWD)
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