THE COSTUME INSTITUTE'S FALL EXHIBIT WILL SHOWCASE ITS GREATEST FASHION HITS ACQUIRED IN THE LAST DECADE

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A scene from "The First Monday in May." Screengrab: YouTube
A scene from "The First Monday in May." Screengrab: YouTube

Some of the most fascinating moments in "The First Monday in May" — the documentary released this year about the 2015 Met Gala and "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibit — were the behind-the-scenes glimpses at how theMetropolitan Museum's Costume Institute staff unboxes and prepares its priceless, unwieldily and extremely delicate collection pieces for display. Now, almost 10 years after its last acquisitions-focused exhibit (2007's "Blog.mode: Addressing Fashion"), the Institute is once again shining a light on its giant archive of more than 35,000 costumes and accessories for its fall exhibit: “Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion." 

Organized by assistant curator Jessica Regan, the exhibit will include 60 of the Costume Institute's most significant acquisitions made over the past decade, including a 2015 John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress, a 1980s Halston gown and a 2010 Viktor & Rolf ball gown. According to WWD, the exhibit will also include a black embroidered dress designed by Karl Lagerfeldfor his first ever Chanel collection, remade by the designer on the occasion ofHarold Koda's retirement from the museum in Jan. 2016. In fact, a whole gallery in the exhibit will be dedicated to the many pieces donated to the Institute to honor Koda's departure. 

Ball Gown, Viktor & Rolf (Dutch, founded 1993), spring/summer 2010; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2011 (2011.8). Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Anna-Marie Kellen
Ball Gown, Viktor & Rolf (Dutch, founded 1993), spring/summer 2010; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2011 (2011.8). Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Anna-Marie Kellen

Much in the way the Institute's current exhibit "Manus x Machina" (closing Sept. 5) breaks down how couture pieces were produced, the upcoming exhibit will shed light on the Institute's acquisition strategy. Each object "will be accompanied by an in-depth explanation of its significance within the canon of fashion history," said the museum in a statement. Newer acquisitions will be paired with older ones to show the continuity of influences and silhouettes. And ensembles will be displayed on packing crates and palettes to underscore their recent arrival to the museum. 

"Our mission is to present fashion as a living art that interprets history, becomes part of the historical process and inspires subsequent art," said chief curator Andrew Bolton in a statement. "Over the seven decades since The Costume Institute became part of The Met in 1946, our collecting strategy has shifted from creating a collection of Western high fashion that is encyclopedic in breadth to one focused on acquiring a body of masterworks."

“Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion" will be on view in the Anna WintourCostume Center from Nov. 8 to Feb. 5 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. 

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BURBERRY SUES RAPPER AND PRODUCER BURBERRY PERRY FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT [UPDATED]

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Burberry's signature cashmere scarf in its trademarked check print. Photo: Burberry
Burberry's signature cashmere scarf in its trademarked check print.

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Burberry filed a lawsuit on Tuesday with the Southern District of New York against rapper and producer Burberry Perry for trademark infringement and dilution. Official court documents state his real name is Perry Moise; he chose "Burberry" as part of his stage name and used the label's signature check print and equestrian logo to promote his self-titled EP, which was digitally released in May and includes a track featuring Kylie Jenner that online outletsimmediately publicized as her singing debut.

Burberry reached out to the hip-hop artist upon the release of his debut album with a cease and desist, only to receive no response from Moise or his team. The attempts continued through June and July with multiple emails, follow-up letters and phone calls. Representatives for Burberry have provided Fashionista with the following statement:

As a global luxury brand, Burberry considers the protection of its intellectual property vital for the health of its business and to safeguard its customers. As such, Burberry goes to great lengths to protect its creative designs and will take all necessary action against the abuse of Burberry trademarks.

Burberry, the brand, is seeking "immediate injunctive relief," which means that instead of providing any monetary damages — such as the February casewith JCPenney's alleged knockoffs — Moise should simply remove any and all association with the company, including a new stage name. The request is also somewhat timely as Moise has plans to release new music in August, drop a mixtape in September and go on a multi-city tour throughout the U.S. and Canada during those months. And as the go-to producer for rapper (andYeezy model) Lil Yachty, we have a feeling he'll be tagging alongside hisheadlining tour in August, too.

Screenshot from official court documents showcasing evidence of infringing use.
Screenshot from official court documents showcasing evidence of infringing use.

One of the main reasons why Burberry is taking action against Moise is because music is heavily associated with the brand. In 2010, the company founded Burberry Acoustic, a digital platform that commissions and celebrates emerging artists with exclusive performances. In September of last year, Burberry was also the first fashion brand to get its own channel on Apple Music. Concerns from the legal team include the possibility of consumer confusion during instances when "Burberry" is searched on music streaming outlets like Apple Music or Spotify.

On another note, this could also explain why Gucci hasn't started any legal beef with rapper Gucci Mane. Aside from dressing musical acts like Florence Welch and Beyoncé, the brand has little involvement in the music industry. In February, creative director Alessandro Michele teamed up with street artist Gucci Ghost, who regularly uses the Italian brand's double-G logo in his work, for Gucci's fall collection.

We reached out to Moise's management for comment but did not hear back by press time. Though Moise's Burberry Perry stage name still remains, imagery related to the British brand have since been removed from the artist's Soundcloud page and social media accounts, where you can kind of get the idea of what he thinks about this whole infringement thing anyway.

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WORK OUT IN STYLE WITH SUPERDRY’S NEW SPORT COLLECTION

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Superdry Gym Duo Strap Bra Electric Palm Print
Superdry Gym Duo Strap Bra Electric Palm Print

Superdry has unveiled an all new Sport collection for the spring-summer 2017 season. With sleek designs ideal for just about any workout, it is easy to get inspired to hit the gym. Whether looking for neutral hues or feminine floral prints, Superdry creates a diverse range of pieces.l neck hoodies and stirrup leggings, these looks are fashionable yet functional.

So whether you are getting ready to go on your next five mile run or hitting the gym, these looks are ready for any challenge ahead.


Superdry Gym Tech Cowl Hood in Neon Pink
Superdry Gym Tech Cowl Hood in Neon Pink
Superdry Sport Hi-Collar Swimsuit
Superdry Sport Hi-Collar Swimsuit
Superdry Sport Mesh Insert Jacket with Electric Palm
Superdry Sport Mesh Insert Jacket with Electric Palm

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DKNY EXPLORES THE CITY FOR FALL 2016 CAMPAIGN

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Selena Forrest stars in DKNY's fall-winter 2016 campaign
Selena Forrest stars in DKNY’s fall-winter 2016 campaign

DKNY releases its fall-winter 2016 campaign, captured in New York City. ModelsStella Lucia, Selena Forrest and Alice Metza pose in the designs of Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Photographer Colin Dodgson captures the trio around the city in a mix of plaid, oversized sweaters and eyewear. The advertisements were made with art direction by Christopher Simmonds with a chill and laid-back vibe. The campaign also includes a video, featuring the models exploring NYC in a car or standing in the street.


Stella Lucia wears DKNY lingerie in the brand's fall 2016 campaign
Stella Lucia wears DKNY lingerie in the brand’s fall 2016 campaign
Stella Lucia appears in DKNY's fall-winter 2016 campaign
Stella Lucia appears in DKNY’s fall-winter 2016 campaign
DKNY handbag fall-winter 2016 campaign
DKNY handbag fall-winter 2016 campaign
Geek chic: DKNY eyewear fall-winter 2016 advertising campaign
Geek chic: DKNY eyewear fall-winter 2016 advertising campaign
Selena Forrest and Stella Lucia star in DKNY's fall-winter 2016 campaign
Selena Forrest and Stella Lucia star in DKNY’s fall-winter 2016 campaign
DKNY Underwear fall-winter 2016 campaign
DKNY Underwear fall-winter 2016 campaign

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JITROIS’ FALL 2016 CAMPAIGN IS UP IN THE AIR

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Jitrois releases fall-winter 2016 campaign
Jitrois releases fall-winter 2016 campaign

French brand Jitrois and British photographer Rankin are taking the label’s fall-winter 2016 campaign to new heights—literally. Starring models Camilla Christensen andHarry Goodwins, the models are suspended midair in looks from the fall collection. Known for its leatherwork, Jitrois’ new season focuses on pantsuits, thigh-high boots and suede dresses. In addition to the photographs, Rankin also created a film called ‘Look Once, Look Twice’ where Camilla moves gracefully in the new season’s pieces.


Rankin photographs Jitrois' fall-winter 2016 campaign
Rankin photographs Jitrois’ fall-winter 2016 campaign
Camilla Christensen floats in the air for Jitrois' fall 2016 campaign
Camilla Christensen floats in the air for Jitrois’ fall 2016 campaign
Camilla Christensen and Harry Goodwins appear in Jitrois' fall 2016 campaign
Camilla Christensen and Harry Goodwins appear in Jitrois’ fall 2016 campaign
Camilla Christensen poses in Jitrois' fall-winter 2016 campaign
Camilla Christensen poses in Jitrois’ fall-winter 2016 campaign

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AZLIN NICOLETTE HEATS UP MIAMI IN ALLSISTERS’ SUMMER 2016 CAMPAIGN

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Azlin Nicolette stars in AllSisters' summer 2016 campaign
Azlin Nicolette stars in allSisters’ summer 2016 campaign

After taking a look at allSisters’ summer 2016 campaign earlier this year, the Barcelona-based swimsuit label has released additional images for the high summer. Photographed by Hunter & Gatti, model Azlin Nicolette poses in Miami wearing a mix of minimal silhouettes made with eco-friendly materials. The brunette stunner flaunts her toned figure in halter neck swimsuit tops, one-shoulder bikinis and more.Paco Garrigues worked on hair with makeup by Frank Garret.


Azlin Nicolette poses for Hunter & Gatti in AllSisters' summer 2016 campaign
Azlin Nicolette poses for Hunter & Gatti in allSisters’ summer 2016 campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
AllSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign
allSisters summer 2016 swimsuit campaign

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