Catch-up Mondays: December 28


TUNE OF THE WEEK: HANDS TO MYSELF/SORRY MEDLEY BY TROYE SIVAN
GIGI TURNS DESIGNER

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Not content with conquering the catwalk, Gigi Hadid has turned her talents to fashion design, collaborating on a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger. READ MORE.

THE FRENCH REACT TO THEIR NEW “SKINNY MODEL” LAW

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A French health-reform bill that has been colloquially termed a “skinny-model ban” was introduced at the National Assembly in March and was passed into law on Friday. The new law calls for models who want to work in France to present a doctor’s note attesting to their overall health and proving a BMI of 18 or over. READ MORE.

J.K. ROWLING DEFENDS CASTING BLACK ACTRESS AS HERMIONE IN HARRY POTTER PLAY

The just-announced news of the casting of grown-up versions of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley for the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child contained one surprise: Hermione would be played by a black actress, Noma Dumezweni. READ MORE.

WORLD’S FIRST CHANEL SPA TO OPEN AT THE RITZ HOTEL IN PARIS

“The story linking Chanel and the Ritz Paris would not be complete without the opening of a new Coco Chanel suite inspired by the one she originally occupied and by the decor she loved so much,” read a statement from Chanel, reports WWD. READ MORE.

PAPER MAG ROUNDS UP THE BEST/WORST CELEBRITY CHRISTMAS CARDS OF 2015

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‘Tis finally the season for terrible Christmas cards and cheesy, animated e-vites to flood your mail/inboxes! Stuck on how to put a fresh spin on the classic mall portrait and ugly sweater combo this year, though? Well, look no further than these 10 celebrity inspirations, who have taken their Christmas calling cards to the next level through the use of scary knits, sex appeal and everything in between. READ MORE.

OLD SLICE OF FRUITCAKE FROM PRINCESS DIANA’S WEDDING SELLS FOR $1,375

Though Los Angeles-based auction house Nate D. Sanders had estimated $4,000 for the sale of the 34-year-old cake, it ended up going to a buyer for $1,375. What a fabulous deal. READ MORE.

STAZ LINDES AND BROTHER ARE THE NEW FACES OF SAINT LAURENT

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Friends of Hedi Slimane, Staz Lindes and her brother Misha are the latest musical faces to front a Saint Laurent campaign. Hedi took to Twitter to introduce latest choices, explaining that Misha is the lead singer of LA band, Sad Girls and that Staz is the lead guitarist for The Paranoyds. READ MORE.

KENDALL JENNER AND GIGI HADID CHARGE UP TO $300,000 FOR AN INSTAGRAM POST

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According to CR Fashion Book, a single Instagram post can earn the likes of Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid more than the average human does in five years. READ MORE.

BUSINESS X FASHION TREND WATCH: LUXURY SMALL ITEMS MEAN BIG BUSINESS

More than just stocking fillers, designer novelty items are becoming a significant category for luxury brands, from Burberry to Fendi, with high margins and long waiting lists. READ MORE.

“SEX AND THE CITY” COSTUME DESIGNER PATRICIA FIELD CLOSES SHOP

“I know that my clients are going to be sad, because they come in and tell me that there’s no store like this in the world,” the 74-year-old fashion icon told the Daily News. “But I’ve gotta watch out for my health and myself.” READ MORE.

RIVER ISLAND IS LAUNCHING ITS FIRST EVER PLUS SIZE FASHION RANGE

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High street store River Island has just announced they will be launching their first ever RI plus range with 75 pieces from sizes 18 to 24, launching next March. READ MORE.

ANNA EWERS IS 2015’S MODEL OF THE YEAR

Models.com released its annual Model of the Year Awards, in which over 250 industry insiders (like Katie Grand, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, and Bethann Hardison) and MDC readers cast their votes to determine the top faces of 2015. READ MORE.

KIM KARDASHIAN’S OWN EMOJI SET INCLUDES THE VERY-NECESSARY TURTLEDOV YEEZY 350S

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Just when you thought we had it made with the addition of taco and the middle finger, the smart device world is now blessed with… Kimoji? READ MORE.

RIHANNA TEASES ANTI ALBUM WITH MYSTERIOUS CLIP

Rihanna‘s still hot on the campaign trail for her upcoming album Anti. The singer unveiled a sixth clip from her ANTIdiaRy — in partnership with Samsung — that shows the pop star/fashion muse coming face-to-face with herself. READ MORE.

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