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Last night saw the premiere of Gangster Squad in California, and Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling certainly did not fail to impress.
Japanese fashion companies based in Tokyo have largely moved their operations west to Osaka, farther away from the blackouts, limitation of resources and possible nuclear fallout caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit the region last week. The ones that haven’t moved are taking precautionary measures.
Sarah Burton — Alexander McQueen’s trusted friend and design assistant — has been named Creative Director of the London-based fashion house.
Earlier this month, Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta all filed suit against MyPurseWorld.com — one-time purveyor of fake and counterfeit goods. The court agreed and gave the brands a restraining order which would prevent web hosting platforms and internet service providers from doing business with the site — essentially shutting it down. And then came the twist: according to a previous suit in the summer of 2009, Chanel actually owns the site.
The sad death of Alexander McQueen might have left the fashion world mourning a luminary, but fans of the designer and his provocative style can look forward to Gucci Group CEO Francois-Henri Pinault’s decision to continue with the brand. The question is, what would McQueen have wanted?