Dries, Demna, Rihanna, Virgil, Vogue, and More: Forces of Fashion

On Thursday, Vogue held its inaugural Forces of Fashion event in New York, which the magazine describes as “a series of intimate and informative dialogues between some of today's most talented designers‍‍‍‍‍‍ and the editors of Vogue.” Industry insiders, like Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Victoria Beckham, and Virgil Abloh (who may have debuted a collaboration with Louis Vuitton) engaged in “no holds barred conversations” with the likes of Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom and Rihanna about everything from “what it means to be designing and working in 2017” to the impact of social media.

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Gucci is Going Fur-Free Because ... "It's Not Modern."

Gucci may have sent a $19,000 statement powder pink fur coat down the runway for Fall/Winter 2016 and a $41,000 snake embroidered one for Resort, but those days are gone, according to the brand's CEO Marco Bizzarri, who was on hand at the 2017 Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion. On Wednesday, Bizzarri announced that the Italian brand is going fur-free, beginning with creative director Alessandro Michele's Spring 2018 collection for the house, which went down the runway in Milan last month.

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Who Are Fashion Critics' Reviews Actually Meant for?

Chanel’s offerings were decidedly lackluster this season, as set forth by those bold enough to write honest reviews, at least. One of fashion’s most trusted critics, Cathy Horyn took on the collection in a single paragraph for The Cut, which told a reader everything he/she needed to know, sans any of the fluffy language employed by reviewers aiming to remain on Uncle Karl’s good list and keep the Chanel massive advertising checks coming in the mail.

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Nicolas Ghesquière: "Today Women Dress for Themselves. That’s Changed a Lot."

Document Journal recently sat down with Louis Vuittion womenswear creative director Nicolas Ghesquière ahead of his Spring/Summer 2018 show for the Paris-based brand. Ghesquière – who first rose to fame at the helm of Balenciaga from 1997 to 2012 – spoke with Document’s editor-in-chief, Nick Vogelson, to debate the question that is on everyone’s mind given the current political climate: where are we headed?

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20 Years After her Death, Off-White Looks to Princess Diana for Inspiration

Even before the Spring/Summer 2018 show invitations hit the post, there was talk that Princess Diana might be the inspiration of choice for the latest round of seasonal runway shows. Twenty years after her death, the trend-setting princess - who went from "Shy Di" to the highly-watched "People's Princess" in only a matter of time - seemed an apt point of reference, especially given her penchant for fashion and the industry's fondness of her

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What Really Went into the Theyskens, Saint Laurent Scheduling Snafu?

The opening of Luke Leitch’s review of Olivier Theyskens Spring/Summer 2018 show for Vogue was interesting. It reads as follows: “For Saint Laurent to decree that the doors of its Eiffel Tower–backdrop spectacular show would close just 45 minutes after Olivier Theyskens’s much more modest offering was due to begin—30 minutes-ish across town at the tail end of rush hour—it was, of course, at liberty to do. Yet the act lacked fraternity. Because forced to choose between the two labels—one huge, one not—many editors regretfully bent to inequality."

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