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Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dead At 55 In Suicide

The New York Daily News reports: Kate Spade, a world famous clothing designer, was found dead Tuesday in her Upper East Side home. A housekeeper found the 55-year-old designer in her home on Park Ave. near E. 77th St. at about 10:20 a.m. Spade had hung herself, police sources said. Kate Spade New York has more than 140 retail shops ...

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Fashion Legend Hubert De Givenchy Dies At Age 91

The Guardian reports: Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer whose understated style represented a golden age of elegance, has died aged 91. Givenchy dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and is famous for the “little black dress”. He died at the Renaissance chateau near Paris that he shared with his partner and fellow designer Philippe Venet. At 6ft ...

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Ralph Lauren Unveils US Olympic Uniforms [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening ceremony and white for the closing parade of athletes in ...

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Stone: Trump’s Mismatched Suit Is An Abomination

Roger Stone thinks it’s an “abomination” that Trump wore black pants with a blue jacket for a photo op with Sen. Tim Scott, who visited the White House for an alleged discussion about racism. Via Mediaite: Shortly after the meeting, the White House released an image of Scott and Trump in the Oval Office with Trump listening intently as Scott ...

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Hundreds March Past Gay Man’s House After He Pens “Humorous” Letter Criticizing Yoga Pants [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous. Alan Sorrentino said the response to his letter to the editor, printed in The Barrington Times on Wednesday, has been “vicious” and that ...

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Nike Readies Launch Of Self-Lacing Shoes

I’ll be there in a couple hours, my shoes are charging. And technically, the laces are only for show: Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to The Future II. According to a tweet from the company’s Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be ...

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Beehive Hairstyle Creator Dies At Age 98

From the Associated Press: Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, has died at age 98. Ahlgrim Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst said Monday that Heldt died Friday at a senior living community. The beehive — a tall, conical woman’s hairstyle — became a cultural phenomenon during ...

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Slate: Hillary Dresses Like A Lesbian

A Slate piece today aims to “decode” Hillary Clinton’s fashion sense. Vanessa Urguhart writes: Hillary Clinton’s sense of style has been criticized for as long as she has been on the national political scene. One of the uglier forms this mockery has taken, most often in barbed private jokes and comments but occasionally openly by anti-gay activists, has been the ...

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NYC Installs Stiletto-Friendly Subway Grates

Mashable mocks: New York city’s MTA (Mass Transit Authority) fields complaints ranging from subway cleanliness, vermin infestation, train frequency and safety, among other demands. But the city’s leader in public transportation has decided to tackle the really serious stuff: broken shoes. Answering the prayers of stiletto-wearers everywhere, the MTA announced plans Tuesday to install “high-heel friendly” grates on some sidewalks. ...

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TRAILER: Zoolander 2

Rolling Stone recaps: In the new trailer, Stiller and Wilson, now older and struggling to come to grips with a fashion world that has passed them by, are recruited by Interpol agent Penelope Cruz to help discover who is trying to kill the world’s most beautiful people. “She’s hot,” Wilson says of Cruz. “I trust her.” Among the beautiful people ...

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100 Years Of Men’s Hairstyles [VIDEO]

Somehow I avoided all of these looks during the era in which I had hair.

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Lady Gaga – I Want Your Love

With an assist from Nile Rodgers, Lady Gaga has covered the 1979 Chic classic as a promotion of Tom Ford’s latest line. Rolling Stone reports: In the Nick Knight-directed video to accompany the Chic cover, models dance down the runway like it was a Soul Train dance line, with Gaga herself showing up to showcase some of Ford’s skimpier designs. ...

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CANADA: Gay Talk Show Host Christopher Hyndman Found Dead In Toronto Alley

CBC News reports: The body of Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the afternoon talk show Steven & Chris on CBC-TV, was found in an alleyway in Toronto’s east end Monday night, police confirm. “It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died,” said the public broadcaster in a memo distributed to staff Tuesday afternoon. “We extend our ...

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TEASER: Zoolander 2

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Calvin Klein Campaign Gets Homo Sexty

Via WWD: Calvin Klein is betting on sexting and Tinder to help fuel the next iteration of its #mycalvins campaign. The predominantly digital program will span 27 markets that will include nontraditional outdoor media, such as large-format static LED screens and street furniture in key global cities like Bangkok, Thailand and São Paulo. The lead image – a same-sex embrace ...

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100 Years Of Fashion In Three Minutes

(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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INDIA: Fashion Ad Stars Lesbian Couple

Ad Week reports: An Indian clothing company is out with an ad that news reports are billing as the socially conservative country’s first to feature a lesbian couple. Anouk and Ogilvy & Mather Bangalore created the spot, in which the couple get ready to meet—and, the ad suggests, come out to—the parents of one of the women. Three and a ...

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Converse Joins The Pride Parade

Yesterday it was Adidas and today it’s Converse that steps out with a pride-related shoe line. The Converse Pride Collection is honored to join the LGBT movement. Any crusade that hits the streets as loud and passionate as this one definitely needs sneakers to fit the occasion. We happily abide. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Pride hi-tops are adorned ...

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AFA Cheers Newly “Family Friendly” A&F

Via press release from the AFA: Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) has been well known for using highly sexualized marketing techniques to lure young people into its stores…but that’s all changed now that the company has ousted former CEO Michael Jefferies. After 13 years of AFA’s campaigning against A&F’s trashy catalogs, shirtless models and pornographic ads, the company has shed the ...

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Iran Bans “Homosexual Hairstyles”

Via the Guardian: “Homosexual” and “devil worshipping” hairstyles have been banned in Iran, alongside tattoos, sunbed treatments and plucked eyebrows for men, which are all deemed un-Islamic. The move – aimed at spiky cuts – follows a trend where, each summer, Iranian authorities get tough on men and women sporting clothing or hairdos seen as imitations of western lifestyles. In ...

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