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Jean Paul Gaultier Diet Coke Bottles, Alice Temperley Cider

Jean Paul Gaultier's Diet Coke Cans, and the Demise of Fashion Television


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  • Jean Paul Gaultier is the new creative director of Diet Coke in Europe. His first order of business? Decorating the iconic bottles with corsets to make them look more like his signature torso-shaped perfume bottles. [The Cut]

  • Fashion blogger Bryan Boy is taking some flak for tweeting about the Miss Universe Canada pageant's decision to allow a transgender woman to participate in the competition. "I'm very much pro-tranny but i don't want them to take part in miss universe," he wrote, much to the dismay of The Cut's Alex Rees, who replied, "and some trannys are probably pro-bryanboy but they don't need you passing judgement." [Stylelist]

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley joined Twitter today with the handle @RHW. "Hello!" her first tweet read. "Finally joining Twitter and looking forward to sharing some exciting and fun things with you all very soon...so stay tuned. R x" At the time of this posting she had already amassed over 2,000 followers. [The Daily Telegraph]

  • Jeanne Beker's Fashion Television, the Canadian-based TV show that ran for 27 years, stopped production this week. Representatives from Bell Media, which owns Fashion Television, say Beker will stay with the company to work on "the development of new projects." The half-hour show aired weekly in over 130 countries. [The Fashion Spot]

  • Alice Temperley is lobbying against a proposed British law that would raise the price of cider made in Great Britain — like the kind her parents produce for a living. "It is a crippling tax that would make local cider bought from local farms like my parents' three times more expensive, so ruining the livelihood I grew up with and England's beautiful orchards," she said. [Vogue UK]
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