CONFIRMED: Kate Spade New York Launching Lower-Priced Line, 'Saturday'

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This summer, we brought you the news that Kate Spade New York was about to launch a new brand called Saturday—a line "more casual than anything [Kate Spade] has done before," according to then-secret sources. Well, today we can confirm that Kate Spade is, indeed, launching a new label called Saturday—and that it will hit stores this spring and, also, will be awesome.According to a statement released by the company just after midnight this morning, the new lifestyle brand will include clothing...Read Full Story

New Collab Alert! Kirna Zabete Teams Up With Nine West for a Six Month Partnership

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(Getty) Kirna Zabete's Sarah Easley and Beth BucciniRemember when Kirna Zabete—one of New York's coolest luxury multi-label concept stores—launched its collaboration with Target last month? Yeah, that was pretty awesome.If you're a fan of Kirna Zabete's cool and quirky style, you'll be excited to hear that the boutique will be entering a six-month-long collaboration with Nine West—slated to hit stores starting this coming spring!According to a report in WWD, Kirna Zabete owners Sarah Easley...Read Full Story

Check Out This Tory Burch Mini-Documentary on 'Rock Center With Brian Williams'

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(Getty) Brian Williams and Tory BurchDesigner Tory Burch has, over the past ten years, built an all-American luxury brand that women everywhere love and can identify with. But she's no Karl Lagerfeld (or Rei Kawakubo, or Yohji Yamamoto, or Tom Ford, for that matter) and, to that end, perhaps because she seems down-to-earth and super-approachable (designers, they're just like us!), Burch herself hasn't often been the focus of intense fashion media speculation and cult-of-personality obsession...Read Full Story

'The Mentalist' Lands a Givenchy Campaign

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(ImaxTree; Getty) Givenchy fall 2012 collection; Simon BakerQuick: Think of all the guy celebs you know who could front a Givenchy men's fragrance campaign! Maybe someone with dark hair, an intense stare—a star who's cultivated an aura of sexy mystery, someone who often spotted out in black leather, maybe even black leather pants?If that's the image you've conjured up in your minds, you'll be as surprised as we were to hear that Givenchy has tapped CBS' The Mentalist, Simon Baker, to front...Read Full Story

Prabal Gurung for Target Collaboration Announced for Spring 2013

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(Getty) Prabal Gurung and Bullseye, the Target dogJust announced: the latest Target high-low designer collaboration partner will be up-and-coming New York-based designer Prabal Gurung."I am so thrilled to be working with Target on a collection that brings my designs to a wider audience," Gurung said in a statement. "The collection was inspired by love and if Target's guests and even feel a little bit of the love that I felt while I was designing this collection, then I will consider it a job...Read Full Story

Azealia Banks Is Boycotting Dolce & Gabbana's 'Corny, Racist' Spring Collection

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(Getty and Imaxtree)Dolce & Gabbana's spring 2013 collection was controversial the moment it hit the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week in September, thanks to the designers' repeated use of Blackamoor-inspired and imperialist imagery. While many D&G devotees are willing to overlook to the problematic racial implications of the collection, there's at least one celebrity who has taken a stand against cultural appropriation and exploitation: Up-and-coming rapper Azealia Banks.For those not in the...Read Full Story

'Versailles 73,' Documentary About the Most Epic Walk-Off of All Time, Opens in New Cities!

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Earlier this fall, an amazing documentary called Versailles '73 opened in theaters in New York. It chronicled a historic fashion event hosted at Versailles, outside of Paris, in 1973, where five great American designers—Halston, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Stephen Burrows—were pitted agained five great French designers—Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro, Hubert de Givenchy, and Christian Dior—in what was the biggest (and possibly most historically important...Read Full Story

Karl Lagerfeld Calls President of France an Idiot

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(Getty) French President Francois Hollande, left, and Karl Lagerfeld.Another day, another Karl Lagerfeld no-filter moment.The Chanel Creative Director is quoted in the latest issue of Spanish Marie Claire calling Francois Hollande, the President of France, an "idiot." Yes, an idiot. "This idiot will be as disastrous as Zapatero was," Lagerfeld was quoted saying. "It's a disaster. He wants to punish [the rich] and of course they leave and no one invests. Foreigners don't want to invest in...Read Full Story

New Season of 'Mad Men'—at Banana Republic—Will Launch Next Spring

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(Courtesy AMC) Peggy Olsen and Don Draper in Mad Men season 5Mad Men isn't just a success on the boob tube and at the Emmys—it's also a runaway hit on the selling floor. Remember Banana Republic's Mad Men-inspired collections from fall 2011 and spring 2012? Well, turns out they were so popular that the clothing chain has decided to bring the theme back for a third installment, which is set to launch in spring 2013."With a new era of fashion inspiration, the design process was exciting for us...Read Full Story

Which Legendary Fashion House is Relaunching This Fall—And Will John Galliano Lead it?

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(Getty) Judy Davis as Elsa Schiaparelli at the Costume Institute's "Impossible Conversations" exhibition this yearThis fall will see the relaunch of Schiaparelli—a subject the most recent Costume Institute exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and one of the most legendary fashion houses of all time. And, while no official announcement has yet been made, rumors are swirling that disgraced fashion designer, former Dior artistic director John Galliano will take the reins—though that...Read Full Story