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Daphne Guinness Clothing Auction Raises $740K

Lady Gaga's Daphne Guinness Buy, Chanel's Couture Invite, and Yohji Yamamoto's For Sale Sign


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Daphne Guinness's clothing auction at Christie's raised over $740,000 for the Isabella Blow Foundation, a healthy portion of which came from Lady Gaga. The singer spent an estimated record-breaking $132,000 on an Alexander McQueen dress from Guinness's collection. Guinness later tweeted "THANK YOU my friend Lady Gaga. You are a real person. and a great one!" [The Cut]

  • The invitation to Chanel's Fall 2012 Couture show features a Karl Lagerfeld drawing of Coco Chanel and the text "New Vintage." Do we smell a theme? [Fashionologie Inbox]

  • Yohji Yamamoto took a bow at his menswear show in Milan on Thursday wearing a blazer embroidered with the words "For Sale." Whether that referred to the garment or Yamamoto's company could not be determined — a spokeswoman said the designer wasn't available for interviews after the show. [WWD]

  • Peter Copping will introduce a new handbag inspired by the streets of Paris for Nina Ricci in September. The bag, called La Rue, will be advertised with black-and-white photos decorated with artist Jo Ratcliffe's illustrated flowers. [Vogue UK]

  • Apron pockets, ombre pastel suits, and prints inspired by beer cans are among the eclectic new trends from Men's Fashion Week in Milan. [BuzzFeed Shift]

  • Charlotte Ronson says fashion is in her genes, largely because of her mother, Annabelle Dexter-Jones. " She would show up at parent-teacher meetings late, wearing a leather skirt, and getting dirty looks from the other parents, or for sure the other mothers. We were proud of having a stylish, hot mother." [The Aesthete]

  • Remember the pink shoes Lena Dunham paired with the forest green Wes Gordon dress she wore to the Met Gala? Hamish Bowles picked them out for her. [Racked]

  • Chris Burch defended himself against accusations that his brand C Wonder plagiarizes the work of his ex-wife Tory Burch. "It certainly doesn’t look like Tory’s brand," he said. "It's the association of the name that gives some people that indication. . . We’re more about happy, fun, whimsical . . . Tory is serious, serious fashion." [Styleite]
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