FFD Fashion News Roundup 19.11.17

This week we've been talking about the death of Azzedine Alaïa, we've been exploring the wonderful world of K-Pop, and we've discussed why more of us should be getting on board with fashion rental . But what have we been reading about? Here are the top five fashion news headlines from around the web!

Serena Williams Weds In Alexander McQueen Ball Gown

  • Serena WIlliams and Alexis Ohanian wed at a star-studded, French-ball style ceremony in New Orleans this week, with the bride opting for a custom Alexander McQueen ball gown to wear for her nuptials.


  • Puma accused of defacing 17th century Indian buildings

  • Puma has been accused of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi’s old quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes. Large colourful murals were spray-painted on to the facades of several buildings in Old Delhi for the shoe campaign, which the global sportswear company says “captures the grit of Indian streets”.


  • Amazon launches exclusive deal with Calvin Klein

  • Calvin Klein is for the first time selling new underwear only on Amazon.com this holiday season, bypassing the department stores that typically have first dibs on its latest styles


  • Karl Lagerfeld sparks outrage over migrant Holocaust comments

  • Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening Germany’s borders to migrants. One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place. I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days said The greatest thing Germany invented was the Holocaust- the 80-year-old Chanel designer told a French television show this week.


  • John Lewis's Christmas Advert Accused Of Plagiarism

  • An author had accused John Lewis of plagiarising his work, pointing out the similarities between Moz, the monster in the advert, and a character from his work. Chris Riddell tweeted his own version of the ad with the caption: John Lewis helps themselves to my picture book. John Lewis responded to the accusation by saying: The story of a big hairy monster under the bed which keeps a child from sleeping is a universal tale which has been told many times over many years.


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