Style Notes: PETA Remembers Carrie Fisher; Millions in Fur Stolen From Dennis Basso Store
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PETA Remembers Carrie Fisher [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Following the news of Carrie Fisher's passing on Tuesday, PETA released a statement in rememberance of the actress. "She may be best remembered for her iconic role as Princess Leia, but we fondly remember her for her devotion to her dog, Gary," wrote PETA senior manager Andrew Bernstein. "An unabashed dog defender and PETA supporter, she called Gary her 'heart' and took him everywhere, including to red carpet events, on her Star Wars: The Force Awakens press tour and on a recent book-signing tour for her memoir, The Princess Diarist. She was outspoken about helping animals in need."
Millions of Dollars Worth of Fur Stolen from Designer Dennis Basso's Madison Ave. Store [Fox New York]
Designer Dennis Basso's Madison Ave. storefront was robbed on Christmas Eve morning; suspects made off with millions worth of furs in what is speculated to be the biggest fur heist in New York City history. The NYPD are still looking for the three suspects, who stole more than 20 sable and chinchilla coats.
Rent the Runway Raises $60 Million [Recode]
Rent the Runway, the e-commerce venture that allows customers to rent designer digs for a fraction of the full retail price, secured a $60 million investment led by Fidelity. The startup, founded in 2009, finally reached profitiability in 2016 (with $100 million in revenue), in part thanks to the new unlimited subscription service for $139/month. The company also recently partnered with Neiman Marcus to bring shop-in-shop experiences to select stores.
Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old Super Fan [Elle]
Taylor Swift surprised a 96-year-old super fan from New Madrid, Missouri, by dropping in on him and his family on Monday for an impromptu performance and plenty of selfies. World War II veteran Cyrus Porter's fandom was the subject of a recent feature on a local cable news network, where he spoke of Swift's showmanship and seeing her concert twice. Porter's grandson posted photos of the event as well as Swift's acoustic rendition of "Shake It Off" on Twitter.
Taking selfies, holding babies, hugging grandpas and leaving lipstick marks. Taylor Swift does it all. Awsome day for my Popo!! pic.twitter.com/SaNwRK4DoL— robert frye (@bert_frye) December 27, 2016