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Louis Vuitton Merchandise Stolen; Dolce & Gabbana to Appear in Court for Alleged Tax Evasion

Dolce & Gabbana.

For the second time this month, Marc Jacobs has had pieces from one of his collections stolen at an airport.  Earlier in November, samples of the spring 2012 collection of his namesake brand were stolen en route to London.  This time, five masked thieves broken into the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, took down five employees, and got away with around 10 pallets of Louis Vuitton merchandise (  French news agency AFP estimates that the stolen merchandise is worth between £257,000-300,000, which is around $343,600-401,100 USD.

In April this year,  an Italian judge decided that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana would not have to appear in court under allegations of the company setting up a holdings company in Luxembourg to avoid high Italian taxes.  However, that decision has been reversed and the company will have to appear in court due to an appeal made by Milan prosecutor Laura Pedio.  No court date has been released.

The fate of the designers is unclear.  The judge could find that there is insufficient evidence and dismiss the case; the company could settle outside of court and pay a fine; the trial could be short with few witnesses; or the trial could become large in scale, take several years to come to a decision, and the designers could face up to $1 billion in charges. (

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Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’12 Collection Stolen!

On its way from Paris to London for today’s press day, the Spring 2012 Marc Jacobs collection was stolen.  In a statement, the Marc Jacobs PR team said, “Dear all, The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is canceled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris.” predicts that the company will be scouring eBay for any sign of the collection.  “And if you see anyone walking around in fringed plastic before February, well, you’ve spotted a thief,” the article said.

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John Galliano Found Guilty in Anti-Semitism Case

British fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty today in Paris for making racist and anti-Semitic remarks. The court fined him 6,000 euros for “casting public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” ( Galliano had faced potential jail time of up to six months, but escaped with just the fine.

The 50-year-old was fired from his chief fashion designer position at Dior back in February after reports of his racist slurs first came to light. Galliano blamed the anti-Semantic tirades on his alcohol and drug addictions, and later entered rehab. He apologized and claimed that he did not agree with the racist comments he made while under the influence. Galliano was not in court to hear the guilty verdict.

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John Galliano Suspended From Dior

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The longtime creative director of Dior has been suspended from the line as of this morning, reported Daily Front Row. It was reported that while at a Parisian restaurant John Galliano was arrested for alleged assault and anti-semitic comments toward a couple. Eye witnesses have told officials that Galliano was under the influence when the incident took place.

Dior’s CEO Sidney Toledano said in a statement that “Dior affirms with the utmost conviction its policy of zero tolerance towards any antisemitic or racist words or behavior.’ Toledano also mentioned that “pending the results of the inquiry, Christian Dior has suspended John Galliano from his responsibilities.” As of now, the Paris police are investigating the case before they hand it over to the Paris public prosecutor’s office.

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Weekly Obsession – February 24


One of the most significant themes from New York and ParisFashion Weeks is the gorgeous paradox that comes from femenine silhouettes crossed with neutral palettes. The outcome is an elegant and timeless piece. Because the color helps blend into one’s skin tone, the shape of the figure is emphasized. Preen, $1,325.

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Emmanuelle Alt Named Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue

Long-time editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld’s departure from Vogue Paris was announced in late December, and just as Condé Nast promised, the new editor of Vogue Paris has been announced early in the new year.  Emmanuelle Alt, former right-hand woman of Roitfeld, was appointed editor-in-chief of the French fashion publication, according to Daily Front Row.

Alt is a renowed stylist and previously worked at 20 Ans, a magazine geared toward young French women, alongside Roitfeld, and joined Vogue in 2000.

Xavier Romatet, president of Condé Nast, said in a press conference on Friday, “Emmanuelle has all of the professional and personal qualities needed to continue to makeVogue Paris the leading monthly fashion magazine.”  Alt will officially begin her new position on February 1.

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Susan Posen Steps Down At Zac Posen

Daily Front Row released today that Susan Posen, acting CEO and mother of Zac Posen, will be leaving the company as a result of the company hiring a new CEO.  Susan Davidson, also CEO of Scoop NYC, was appointed the position last month, though this is a recent decision by Mrs. Posen to leave the company.

“The company is now poised for a new phase of growth, and I have decided it is time to step aside from my current role as acting CEO and pursue other interests,” Mrs. Posen said in an email to WWD.  She continued, “I’m pleased to welcome Susan Davidson who has joined us as CEO.  I look forward to their growth and success.”  Mrs. Posen will, however, become the chair of the board for Zac Posen.

In other news about the young designer, speculations have been made that he will return to New York to host his Fall 2011 show as a result of mediocre reviews of his Spring 2011 collection that he controversially hosted in Paris in the Westin ballroom, where Yves Saint Laurent historically presented his couture collections.

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