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- Vidal Sassoon, often referred to as the "founder of hairdressing," was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday. Sassoon was 84. His death is attributed to an unspecified illness, but he has reportedly suffered from leukemia and was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2009. [The Huffington Post]
- Chanel announced that it has selected Brad Pitt to be the face of its iconic fragrance Chanel No. 5. Pitt is the first man to be selected for the position. He joins Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Tatou, and Marilyn Monroe on the list of the scent's ambassadors. [Chanel]
- Piperlime is opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York's SoHo neighborhood. A spokesman for the Gap-owned retailer said, "The store will have a women's focus. We will have clothing and we'll be showing our disproportionate love of shoes and accessories." [Racked] Photo: Vidal Sassoon at his induction as a Commander of the British Empire in 2009.