• Designer Chado Ralph Rucci will be presented with the André Leon Talley lifetime achievement award at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual fashion show.
In addition to the award, Rucci’s work will also be featured in an exhibit at the College’s gallery bearing Talley’s namesake. Previous winners included Diane von Furstenberg, Manolo Blahnik, Tom Ford, and Oscar de la Renta— otherwise known as several of Talley’s friends and colleagues. (WWD)
• Racked talked to legendary model Beverly Johnson about her upcoming hair care line for women of color– a project that was conceived a mere 18 months ago. She plans to release a bath and body line, and already has a skincare range for her brand in the works. She also plans to have a home wares brand. She’s really doing it up! And Ms. Johnson already has the face of her new line in mind: “Jessica White. I like her a lot. And Joan Smalls. She has been called a young Beverly Johnson.” Well, that would make sense. Who would you like to see front Johnson’s new line? (Racked)
• Vena Cava fans, rejoice. The label rumored to be folding this year has been saved by LF USA, the same company that owns brands like Ellen Tracy, Rachel Zoe, and Keds Apparel. Designers Lisa Maycock and Sophie Buhai will helm the creative branch of Vena Cava, while the folks at LF will handle the business side of the brand. (The Cut)