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Rihanna Teases, and Then Deletes, Fenty Beauty on Instagram

Happy birthday, Rihanna? Plus, Anthony Vaccarello and Olivier Theyskens, designers one season on.


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Gaga, Lady Merch so good it belongs on a runway.

Gucci The Alessandro Michele-helmed brand became the first luxury house to join the Italian nonprofit Parks, which assists businesses in supporting more diverse faces both behind and in front of the camera, when it comes to fashion — particularly in gender expression and sexual orientation.

Herl, Lex The breakout star of New York Fashion Week made her debut at Calvin Klein and ended the week with a roster that included Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler. And it all started at a Cheap Trick concert.

Lauren, Ralph There’s a new Polo Bar in town: Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, which opened in the London Ralph Lauren flagship just in time for London Fashion Week. If you’ve had a tough time nabbing that coveted booth at Polo Bar, perhaps London might yield better odds.

Moss, Pyer How one writer found romance at Kerby Jean-Raymond’s Fall 2017 show after a Valentine’s Day — and a relationship — bottomed out.

Rihanna Created, and then deleted, an Instagram handle for her upcoming Fenty Beauty line. Happy birthday, Queen Rih? What is she up to?

Saunders, George With his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, out now, writer George Saunders reflects on his culture diet and the time he spent on the campaign trail last year — and how he learned to communicate with Trump supporters in the process.

Theyskens, Olivier For Olivier Theyskens, it still all goes back to Madonna’s VH1 Fashion Awards. The former creative director of Theory, who suspended his eponymous label in 2002 in order to focus on other design pursuits (creative director at Rochas, designer at Nina Ricci), discusses resuscitating his brand 15 years on and how social media has changed the landscape of retail and fashion.

Vaccarello, Anthony It’s been a season since Anthony Vaccarello made his debut at Saint Laurent, succeeding Hedi Slimane as the brand’s creative director. It was an extremely historically savvy collection — many critics joked that it put the “Y” back in Yves Saint Laurent — which pastiched YSL collections of the past. Now, with that challenging debut under his belt, Vaccarello faces the challenge of balancing both the critical and the commercial, at the helm of a billion-dollar business.

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