All the Rage
Musings on the culture of keeping up appearances
'Rebel noble' Duchess of Alba dies

Spain's Duchess of Alba, known as the "rebel noble," has died at age 88. The wealthiest woman in Spain, she was also a bohemian, famous for her eccentric style and for flouting convention in numerous ways. (Her second husband was a defrocked priest; her third, a decades-younger civil servant.) She hosted Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn on visits to Spain, and in 1959 turned her palace in Madrid over to Yves Saint Laurent for a Dior runway show. She died Thursday after a bout with pneumonia. [Los Angeles Times]

We've heard frustrated shoppers and friends say it, and now so does the Wall Street Journal: Forever 21's gigantic stores may be too big. [WSJ]

Opening Ceremony collaborated with tech accessory company Mophie on a varsity jacket with a built-in cellphone charger. The jacket ($465) was made in a limited edition of 100. [The Cut]

Burberry chief Christopher Bailey dropped by Los Angeles to pick up the label's new Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award and to open a new store.  [Los...

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E-fashion innovator Burberry gets Rodeo Drive Walk of Style award

The British came to Beverly Hills on Wednesday, when Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer Christopher Bailey accepted the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award on behalf of his brand.

“I’ve been with this company 16 years, and humanly they are an amazing company,” said famed photographer Mario Testino during his introduction of Bailey. (Testino, who has a home in Los Angeles, has been photographing Burberry's ad campaigns for years.) “When I first joined the company, to define the brand they looked to the past. And since the day that Christopher arrived, this company has been looking to the future.”

Indeed, Burberry, which is nearly 160 years old, has been on the forefront of digital innovation in particular. It was the first brand to live-stream a fashion show and the first to offer online ordering straight from the runway.

The ceremony honoring Burberry was attended by local business owners and City Council members, as well as guests including stylist Rachel Zoe, her husband...

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Chris Hemsworth is named sexiest man alive; Ryan Gosling doesn't care

People this week named Australian actor Chris Hemsworth ("Thor," "The Avengers," "Snow White and the Huntsman") the sexiest man alive. Leading the Wrap to ponder, why hasn't Ryan Gosling ever been crowned? Because Gosling doesn't want it, sources say. So there! [The Wrap]

The trailer for Disney's live-action "Cinderella" movie is out, and in it fairy godmother Helena Bonham Carter confides to Lily James' Cinderella that glass slippers are "really comfortable." The movie is due in theaters in March. [YouTube]

Kendall Jenner, who nabbed a contract to be the face of Estee Lauder, also signed to star in the spring ad campaign for the Karl Lagerfeld Collection. [WWD]

George Kotsiopoulos of E!'s "Fashion Police" is launching a women's clothing line for QVC next year. [WWD]

Topshop plans to auction off five gowns worn to this year's Met Gala to raise money for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. The gowns were worn by Kendall Jenner, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Toni Garrn and Zoe Kravitz. The eBay...

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Taylor Swift to headline Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier have been booked to entertain during the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which is scheduled for early December in London and is to be broadcast on CBS Dec. 9. Swift was the headliner last year too. [Los Angeles Times]

Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour knew that putting Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the magazine cover this year would be controversial. "I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us. It’s very important that people do talk about us," she said in a talk Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She also applauded Estée Lauder’s decision to hire Kardashian's half-sister, 19-year-old model Kendall Jenner, to appear in ad campaigns. "What a fantastic decision that was! They have a wonderful brand that’s very traditionally American, and they decided they want to shake it up and reach a...

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Fourth annual designer pop-up to aid Dress for Success

Who thinks shopping is a selfish enterprise?

At the Fourth Annual Shop for Success pop-up this week, customers can shop more than 125 designer brands at up to 70% off retail, with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit career development and employment programs operated by

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Matthew McConaughey gets a star on the Walk of Fame

Actor Matthew McConaughey unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday at a ceremony attended by his wife, model Camila Alves, and their three children. Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Mackenzie Foy, who are among his co-stars in the new film "Interstellar," were there too. [Just Jared]

If you think they all look rather summery for November, well, that's California for you. We think Chastain looks especially fresh in her dress from Diane von Furstenberg's spring-summer 2015 collection.

Opening Ceremony's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have designed a wearable tech bracelet for Intel that will be sold during the holidays at Barneys New York and Opening Ceremony.  The bracelet is feminine with embedded jewels and is priced at $495. [The Cut]

It turns out that Solange Knowles, who wed video director Alan Ferguson on Sunday in New Orleans and biked to the ceremony wearing a Stephane Rollande jumpsuit and cape, changed for the ceremony. She wore a sweeping gown by Kenzo, the...

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