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Emilio Pucci Designed Rita Ora's Concert Costumes

Pucci's Radioactive Costumes, H&M's Design Award Winner, and the New Vogue


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  • The costumes Emilio Pucci created for Rita Ora's upcoming Radioactive Tour feature key themes from the brand's Spring 2013 collection. [Fashionologie Inbox]

  • Did Anna Wintour lose the ambassadorship because of her boyfriend's taxes? [Telegraph]

  • Ten individuals were arrested in Bucharest for stealing about $2.7 million of Giorgio Armani merchandise in December. [WWD]

  • Vogue Thailand hit newsstands last week — and almost immediately sold out. The publication's Editor-in-Cheif, Kullawit Laosuksri, is the first male EIC of any Vogue edition. [The Nation]

  • Steven Alan is teaming up with Beauty & Youth United Arrows to open three stores in Japan this April. "They're very much a company similar to us," Steven Alan said of United Arrows. "They've promoted great designers and really understand the Japanese market." [WWD]

  • It turns out women owe the existence of high-heels to the men of the Persian military. The soldiers of the 16th century originated the heels as a way to hook themselves into their stirrups while riding into battle. [Jezebel]

  • Meanwhile, Dr. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT, says that we can attribute the ever-growing height of heels in the 21st century to an "acceptance of hypersexual shoe design as part of fashion." [Style.com]

  • The upcoming exhibition Mannequin- le corps de la mode at Paris's Cité de la Mode et du Design charts the evolution of modeling from the 19th century to the present day. [New York Daily News]

  • South Korean designer Minju Kim is the winner of this year's H&M design award. [Vogue UK]

  • Hedi Slimane designed more than just the clothes in Saint Laurent's latest boutique in Bal Harbour — he was also the building's architect. [Fashionologie Inbox]

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