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Cindy Crawford Straddles Pile of Men for InStyle Cover [InStyle]
Oprah Winfrey isn’t the only icon on the cover of InStyle’s March issue. Cindy Crawford landed her own March cover (photographed by Carter Smith) in which she’s seen straddling a pile of shirtless male models. Clad in pieces from Donatella Versace’s recent tribute to the work of her late brother, Gianni Versace, Crawford opened up about walking the Versace runway show in 1991 after also appearing in the brand’s campaign. “With the generation [of models] before us, there were show girls, and there were print girls, and very few did both. Gianni was the first to say, ‘I want the women in my campaign to also be on the runway.’ It was palpable that something had shifted.”
B Akerlund Collaborated With IKEA [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Powerhouse fashion stylist B Akerlund, who has worked with starry singers Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, has an unlikely collaboration with…IKEA. (Well, she is, like IKEA, Swedish, so not that unlikely, perhaps.) Set to drop mid-February, her Omedelbar collection includes both furniture (a chair and ottoman) and other houseware items like 3D printed hands, lip-shaped pillows and a glass top hat that will add a touch of gothic glam to any space. Prices range from $2 for Akerlund’s take on the classic IKEA shopping bag to $250 for an armchair.
H&M to Open Off-Price Store in Sweden After Record Sales Drop [Business Insider]
H&M’s already low prices are about to get even lower. The fast-fashion behemoth will open a new off-price store in Sweden called Afound later this year to clear some of the excess inventory from H&M as well as sister brands & Other Stories and COS. The store also will sell non-H&M-owned brands. The timing comes after the brand reported its biggest sales drop on record during the last quarter of 2017. No word on whether the store will find its way to the U.S., but executives note that Afound would likely expand to other countries in Europe first, specifically the U.K.
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Donatella Versace Answers 73 Questions in Hazy Vogue Video [Vogue]
Donatella Versace is the latest famous person to answer 73 questions in Vogue’s viral video series of the same name. The designer — whose tribute collection to her late brother Gianni Versace has already earned two coveted March covers, for InStyle (see above) and British Vogue — opens up about her favorite film (The Shape of Water), the best photographer who ever lived (Steven Meisel) and why she’ll never write an autobiography (“All the mistakes [I’ve made] in my life, I like to keep them private”). Noticeably, the video has a bit of a hazy filter on it, almost like an homage to a vintage VHS. Huh.
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