Calvin for macy's

Francisco Costa will launch a limited edition collection for Macy's next month, signifying a first- and extensive - foray onto the high street by the American fashion giant.
With price points from $135 (£84.40), to $180 (£112.60), the range will mark the start of the US chain's new spring project - a celebration of all things Brazilian, in a bid to raise money for the Amazon Rainforest. Costa, who was born in Guarani, Brazil, says that the pairing is a perfect fit.
"This fresh, youthful line of dresses reflects both my roots and the modern, yet timeless spirit of Calvin Klein," said Costa.

"Chanel copy"

The "Chanel" suit, worn by Jacqueline Kennedyon the day that President Kennedy was assassinated was a fake  so says Chanel designerKarl Lagerfeld. The bright pink, bouclé skirt suit, which she wore with a pillbox hat, was assumed by all to be by her favourite label  Chanel  but was actually created by American dressmaker Oleg Cassini.
"The first Chanel jacket that I saw - that I knew was Chanel - was on TV," Carine Roitfeldsaid in an interview with the new print edition ofSTYLE.COM, alongside Karl Lagerfeld. "It was on Mrs Kennedy - the pink one."
"In 1963," Lagerfeld clarified, before revealing, "It was a fake, a line-by-line copy by Cassini. She did have real Chanels, her sister ordered them. We have all the proof."

Fashion's battle

  Franca Sozzani has outlined how she plans to use her position to help women battle anorexia. Last year, the Vogue Italia editor launched a petition to close pro-ana websites, online blogs and social network sites that promote anorexia, which has, to-date, attracted 12,000 signatures.
"I will soon launch a provocation to stop such sites," Sozzani said at a talk at Harvard University yesterday. "I will ask for the help of the users themselves. We will set up a chain 'against', since the law is unable to close such sites. Taking the blame is a necessary deed and finding a solution is even more important."
Sozzani, who received France's prestigious Knight of the Legion of Honour earlier this month, also spoke about society's need to fight against obesity - demanding that the food industry take responsibility for its involvement in the issue. Back on the subject of anorexia, she called for the public to make a stand against the promotion of extreme thinness, as well as pro-ana websites.

Creative education

Anya Hindmarch and NET-A-PORTER.COM founder Natalie Massenet are pledging their support for rising entrepreneurs by partnering with the School for Creative Startups - a new project aiding and educating promising businesspeople in the creative industries. Labelled an "MBA for creatives", workshops and surgeries on the year-long courses will be run in a range of fields including fashion, design, performing arts and digital industries.
"I'm supporting the School for Creative Startups because the project's ambition - to boost innovation and the culture of entrepreneurship is something I feel strongly about," said Natalie Massenet. Towards the end of 2010, Hindmarch was enlisted by David Cameron along with Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon  as British Business ambassadors, to offer their contacts and advice to smaller British businesses to help advance their promotion abroad.

Designer brides

Today sees the launch of London-based designer Sophia Kokosalaki's debut bridal collection on Net-A-Porter, and the site's buying team is anticipating a huge reaction from brides-to-be.

Prada Olympics

 Prada will sponsor the Italian national sailing team at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Italian label will supply the athlete's uniforms, as well as the uniforms for the team's technical staff, and its logo will appear on the hulls and sails of all competing boats and team support vessels.

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