Aretha Franklin: The Genesis of an Icon, and More

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Balmain On the biz side of things, here’s the real story behind Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid‘s now-infamous hair swap. Turns out, the #BalmainArmy isn’t just limited to garments.

Franklin, Aretha Everyone seemed to be at Rihanna’s concert on Sunday, but there’s another diva who’s getting her due this morning: Aretha Franklin, whose legacy is reassessed by David Remnick in the New Yorker; he even managed a cameo by President Barack Obama as a secondary source.

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