FFD's Weekly Reading Round Up

This week has seen us gasping over Karl Lagerfeld's words (again), rethinking our spending habits and gagging over Gucci.

Karl Lagerfeld Called Meryl Streep “Cheap” "'A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?' These eviscerating words, attributed to Karl Lagerfeld in Women’s Wear Daily, are directed at none other than Meryl Streep, beloved American actress of stage and screen. And thusly, a feud between the king of fashion and the queen of cinema was born."

Fashion Blogger Daisy finds the perfect street style formula "I have a theory, should you choose to believe it, that you can rise to the upper echelons of street style stardom through the skilful deployment of a few simple, albeit incredibly sassy, items. Namely: a statement coat (the bigger, the better) and a stellar pair of sunnies (the kookier, the better)."

Susie Bubble finally talks about that Vogue x Bloggers Feud "‘Pathetic’, ‘Desperate’, ‘Note to bloggers who change head-to-toe, paid-to-wear outfits every hour: please stop. Find another business. You are heralding the death of style.’ These were some of the choice words that were flung about by four American Vogue.com editors back in September last year in an online article which was meant to be a discussion about the shows in Milan. They weren’t words that were directed at me per se. And yet, as a seasoned fashion blogger looking back at 10 years of this to-and-fro uneasy relationship between the print and digital worlds, something snapped."

BOF investigates Nordstroms price strategy "While the chain’s discount offering, Nordstrom Rack, reported a strong rise in sales to $4.5 billion, up 11 percent from the previous year, full-price sales declined by 2.7 percent to $9.7 billion, with sales at physical stores down 6.4 percent. Of course, these numbers are no surprise, given the wider trends seen in the retail industry of declining footfall, rising competition from online retailers and changes in consumer behaviour towards value-driven offerings."

ELLE UK talks all things GUCCI "Alessandro, if you've forgotten, is one of fashion's great new disruptors. Two years into his role as creative director of Gucci he's put the label back at the top of the food chain, revived its sales and shaken up the fashion industry. But critics had also begun to ask, 'What next?' of the man who had spent five seasons establishing his unbeatable take on maximalism. How many tiger embellished coats and gold slippers can one make? But with today's show, the first ever combined men's and women's collection for the brand, Michele made clear that the age of change is suiting him just fine. His show notes described the clothes as a 'transformative whirl that reassembles fragments, codes and stories that are projected onto a fresh horizon of sense.'"

Céline Confirms New CEO "CELINE has confirmed the appointment of Séverine Merle as its new CEO, making her the third female CEO in the LVMH stable of brands. She replaces Marco Gobbetti, who left the house last year to take up the same position at Burberry."

Has anything really changed since #OscarsSoWhite? "Last year, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy cast a shadow over the Academy Awards - it was the second year in a row when the acting nominees were all white. This year, things are different - on the surface at least."

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