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    Fashion phenomenon Karl Lagerfeld dies at age 85

    Karl Lagerfeld, a famous fashion designer who was the mastermind behind leading brands like Chloé and Fendi, passed away at the age of 85 this past February. On Feb. 19th, 2019, the fashion industry lost a world-renowned designer and visionary. Known for his platinum white hair and dark shades, Karl stood as an eminent, and partially intimidating, figure in the fashion community. Karl was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1933. Even as a young boy, Karl had a strong affinity for fashion. He would always keep up with the latest designs and collections in fashion magazines, and he spent a good majority of his time sketching out dresses that he…

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    Michael Kors eats up Versace shares in latest buyout

    The Versace Mansion is no longer the only thing American about the legendary Italian fashion house, as famed American designer Michael Kors has recently acquired Versace for $2.1 billion. Founded by the late Gianni Versace in 1978, the Versace company has been run by Gianni’s sister, Donatella Versace, since his infamous murder at the mansion in 1992.   Having previously purchased British fashion house Jimmy Choo, for $1.2 billion, the acquisition of Versace is promising for the expansion of Michael Kors into the high-end market. As reported by The New York Times, the undertaking will end the independence of one of the last prominent stand-alone fashion houses; however, it is…

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    Fashion in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

    The 100-day countdown has already begun for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games that will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. People all across the world are looking forward to the games and the Olympic fashion. The recent trends of sports clothing seen in streetwear have increased the attention towards what Olympic athletes will wear during the winter games. Olympic fashion is making headlines as designers begin to release their Olympic clothing collection. On February 25,, Polo Ralph Lauren released Team USA’s uniform for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The outfit includes navy pants with red stripes, red, white and blue patriotic sweaters, red-laced boots, wool gloves and…