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Azealia Banks to Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana's Boycott, Olivier Theyskens's Design Theory, and Victoria Beckham's Shoot


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Azealia Banks, who's been called on to perform for everyone from Chanel to H&M, has declared she'll be boycotting Dolce & Gabbana because of the earrings in its Spring 2013 collection, which some have called racially insensitive. Banks said whoever designed them "deserves a swift kick in the mouth." [The Cut]

  • Victoria Beckham's cover and photo shoot with French Elle is out — and in the coordinating interview, the designer says, "It's been a long time since I cared what other people think of me." [Jezebel]

  • Olivier Theyskens says the key to his success has been realizing when things need to change. "A designer's first collection may have a lot of success because it's all about prints, but the person must have the courage, if prints are not really what he or she wants to do their entire design life, to find a way to get rid of it, to discover how to develop other things," he said. [Refinery29]
  • The Portland-based band Chromatics used backstage footage they shot during Chanel's Spring 2013 show to create the music video for their song "Looking for Love." [Pitchfork]

  • Actress Joanna Lumley, who brought the fashion-obsessed Patsy Stone to life in Absolutely Fabulous, is auctioning off pieces of her wardrobe from the show. Lots including a blazer from Dolce & Gabbana and an Alexander McQueen vest will benefit The Princes Trust, a British charity that helps young people finish school and find work. [Daily Front Row]

Photo via French Elle

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