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Kate Young Named Most Powerful Stylist

Kate Young Named Most Powerful Stylist, Lucy Yeomans Leaves Harper's Bazaar UK, Ralph Rucci Adds Sportswear

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  • Kate Young's styling work for Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams has earned her the title as most powerful stylist of 2012. Young tops the list of The Hollywood Reporter's 25 power stylists, trailed closely by Petra Flannery (spot three) and Christina Hastings (spot 10). L'Wren Scott, Brad Goreski, and Arianne Phillips also make appearances on the list. [The Hollywood Reporter]

  • On the same day that Barneys fashion director Amanda Brooks announced that she was leaving the company and moving to London, Harper's Bazaar UK editor Lucy Yeomans announced that she's leaving to direct the editorial efforts at Net-a-Porter. Jenny Dickinson, who used to work as an editor at Elle UK, will take over for Yeomans starting next month. [Daily Front Row]
  • Ralph Rucci, designer of the couture-level clothing brand Chado Ralph Rucci, announced today that he would be adding a secondary line, a line of sportswear, and possibly a fragrance to his product assortment. Rucci said he "realized that not everyone can afford a double-faced cashmere suit," and wants "to make other garments that more women can afford." [Fashion ETC]
  • When Simon Doonan talks, fashion listens. In his most recent column for Slate, Doonan proclaims that Queen Elizabeth II is the most fashionable woman in the world. "In an era when the fashion landscape has fragmented into an infinite archipelago of conflicting trends and incomprehensible ideas, the only thing that really matters is to have your own signature look. Who has accomplished this if not QE2?" Who, indeed? [Slate]
  • Time is bringing back its twice-yearly Style & Design supplement, and actress Emily Blunt is on the cover. She's also featured in the pages of the magazine wearing everyone from Rick Owens to Chanel to Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent. The comeback issue was delivered to half a million select Time subscribers today, and the next issue will come out during New York Fashion Week in September. [TIME]
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