Fashion News: Lady Gaga’s fragrance will be the first black perfume

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Haus Laboratories has posted a short video clip on the making of Lady Gaga’s soon-to-be-released fragrance, Fame. In it we learn that Fame is the first ever black perfume -- ‘Black like the soul of fame’ -- and that it takes a lot of industrial equipment and some shirtless men to make it. [The Cut]

Nelson Mandela’s fashion line -- you read that right -- made its North American debut in New York City on Wednesday, which was also International Nelson Mandela Day and his 94th birthday. The collection of women’s clothing and accessories is called 466/64, for his prisoner number and year in which he was sent to prison in South Africa. The brand is meant to boost South Africa’s economy. [Styleite]

Stella McCartney announced she will fund a scholarship for exceptional fashion students studying at Central St. Martin’s. [Telegraph]

Opening Ceremony opened a pop-up shop in London’s Covent Gardens on Thursday, just in time for the Summer Olympics. [The Cut]


And Max Factor makeup artist Caroline Barnes unveiled the ‘official beauty look’ that is to be worn by female athletes and presenter escorts during Olympics awards ceremonies. [Stylist UK]

Barney’s New York is making its warehouse sale (Aug. 23-Sept. 3) available online -- so even if you live in one of the other 49 states, you can shop. [Fashionista]


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