A duchess dress redux and a tea time for John Galliano

John Galliano to present 'Artisanal Haute Couture collection for Maison Martin Margiela in London

The Duchess of Cambridge caused heads to turn and tongues to wag for stepping out to a New York City charity event wearing the same blue Jenny Packham gown she's worn not once but twice before. [The Cut]

In other Windsor wardrobe news, J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons was reportedly excited about the fact that the royal fashion plate was clad in a pair of J. Crew jeans to sit courtside at the Barclays Center where they took in their first live NBA game and rubbed elbows with America's reigning royal couple Beyonce and Jay Z. [Vanity Fair] 

The John Galliano redemption tour continues, and one of the biggest of the upcoming stops will be London Fashion Week according to an announcement this morning from Maison Martin Margiela, which reads, in part: 

The appointment of John Galliano as Creative Director of Maison Margiela marks a new era in the history of our house, as well as the return to fashion of a uniquely talented designer.

John Galliano's first ‘Artisanal’ Haute-Couture collection for Maison Margiela will be exceptionally presented in London on January 12, 2015 around Tea Time.

It's shaping up to be a big week in London come January, as Coach is preparing to premiere its men's collection there, reports WWD, and men's e-tailer Mr. Porter will be debuting its exclusive Arianne Phillips designed menswear label created in partnership with Matthew Vaughn's Savile Row meets spies film "Kingsman: The Secret Service," which is set to hit theaters in February.

Struggling apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch issued a statement Tuesday that longtime CEO Mike Jeffries was retiring "effective immediately." Our Business section colleague Shan Li has all the details. [L.A. Times] 

Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore contributed to this report. 

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