Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Thursday.

Prince found dead at his estate

Legendary musician Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minneapolis on Thursday. The Carver County Sheriff's Office began investigations on Thursday morning, and the death was confirmed by Prince's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure. May he rest in peace. {Associated Press}

Amazon to close down its flash-sale website

On Thursday, Amazon announced that it would close down Myhabit.com, the flash-sale member-based website that Amazon founded back in 2011. The e-tailer, which launched seven in-house labels back in February, said: "As we continue to increase our breadth of selection and improve the customer experience on Amazon.com, we have decided to simplify our offering and will be closing MyHabit at the end of May." Amazon will assist its employees in finding internal job opportunities. {WWD}

Karl Lagerfeld's entire photographic work to go on display

On the heels of "Karl Lagerfeld: A Visual Journey," which ran from Oct 16 to March 20, Lagerfeld's photographic works will be on display yet again — this time, at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence as part of Pitti Immagine Uomo 90. Titled "KARL LAGERFELD_Visions of Fashion," the exhibition will cover Lagerfeld's photographic career and will be edited by Eric Pfrunder and Gerhard Steidl, according to Suzy Menkes. "Visions of Fashion" will open to the public on June 15. {Fashionista inbox}

Pat and Anna Cleveland on modeling

Mother and daughter, Pat and Anna Cleveland, talk about modeling (duh), racism, Pat's advice for Anna, and how the fashion industry has changed since Pat's day. "I think it's the types of designers and the way they carry themselves. They're more streetwise, they aim to please the public more. They're companies. It's a business more than couture," said Pat. {Business of Fashion}

Christian Siriano casts Danielle Brooks in Lane Bryant ads

Danielle Brooks of "Orange Is the New Black" stars in ads for Christian Siriano's collection with Lane Bryant. "We took a lot of inspiration from 1950s ice cream parlors. I wanted there to be a lot of prints and stripes and textures, but still feel modern, with a little vintage feeling as well," said Siriano. The collection, ranging in sizes 14 to 28, will feature dresses, skirts, gowns and more. {People StyleWatch}

Most expensive sneakers on the resell market in the first quarter of 2016
Highsnobiety partnered with StockX to figure out the most valuable sneakers on the resell market. The three most expensive sneakers in the resell market were Air Jordan 2 Just Don "Beach," Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost Pirate Black 2.0 and Adidas Ultra Boost Solebox "Uncaged." As for total dollars spent, Air Jordan 12 "The Master" came out on top. {Highsnobiety}

Former CEO of Gucci not headed to Dolce & Gabbana

According to market sources, Patrizio di Marco (the former CEO of Gucci) has not reached an agreement with Dolce & Gabbana. Di Marco was expected to head over to Dolce & Gabbana following his one-year non-compete agreement. {WWD}



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