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Survivor found 17 days after Bangladesh garment factory collapse

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Workers clearing rubble from the scene of the multistory garment factory that collapsed in Bangladesh killing more than 1,000 workers at last count and injuring around 2,000 more found a woman alive and rescued her Friday, 17 days after the tragedy. The Associated Press reported she was found on the second floor; the New York Times said she was found in a Muslim prayer room in the basement of the building, which afforded her oxygen and enough space to stand up. In any event, she was uninjured, an official on the scene said, but taken to a hospital to be examined. [AP via Los Angeles Times]  [NYT]

There was another tragedy in a Bangladesh garment factory Wednesday night, a fire that reportedly killed eight people, including a senior police official. [The Cut]

In the last six months, there have been four tragedies involving Bangladesh garment factories, with a combined death toll of 1,076, WWD reports. There are increasing calls for reforms of an industry that provides low-priced clothing to consumers in the U.S. and Europe and subsistence wages to impoverished workers toiling in poorly regulated conditions. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Wet Seal reportedly has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that managers were told to get rid of African American workers and to hire and promote white workers instead. [WWD]

John Galliano, attempting to slowly rebuild his career after a series of incidents in which he was caught making anti-Semitic statements led to his firing by Christian Dior, has given an exclusive interview to Vanity Fair -- his first extensive interview since the scandal began. The interview is scheduled to be published in the July issue of the magazine. [WWD]

Gwyneth Paltrow says the much ballyhooed Met Gala on Monday night that kicked off the Costume Institute's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition was "unfun,"  too crowded and too hot. USA Today quotes her: "I'm never going again." [USA Today]

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