Taylor Swift rocked a sparkly blue mini dress by Muhair Zurad, with cutouts across her shoulder blades, when she accepted eight awards, including artist of the year, at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday. She also wore Jimmy Choo “Suki” platform sandals, according to a news release.
Giant European retailer H&M has signed a pledge to improve worker conditions in Bangladesh, even though it has not been linked to the factory collapse in that country in April. Following H&M’s lead, Carrefour, Marks & Spencer and Zara parent Inditex also said they will sign the pledge. So far, U.S. retailers Wal-Mart and Gap have not signed. [New York Times]
Thieves early Friday morning stole about $1 million in Chopard jewelry at the Cannes Film Festival. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Fashion illustrator J. Hyde Crawford, who designed Bonwit Teller’s violet logo in the 1960s, died May 11 at age 82 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. [New York Times]