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Fashion in 50 Seconds 9/23 with The Met, Louis Vuitton, and Kirna Zabete

Last night was opening night for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and star Renée Fleming wore Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, and John Galliano. The She even has a fragrance, handed out to concert goers, called La Voce by Renée Fleming which benefits the Met. Populism and opera may be a concept we can get behind.

Alice Temperely has given birth to a son Fox London Temperley von Bennigsen Mackiewicz just five days after her Spring 2009 show. Fox, the first child for Temperley and her husband Lars von Bennigsen, was born in London at 9am on Saturday, September 20.

Louis Vuitton seems to have quite the sense of humour with their "core values" campaign. First it was former Mikhail Gorbachev Russian president now its men who pretend to spy on the Russians. Sean Connery may have just sat for Annie Leibovitz. We suppose Ian Fleming's version of James Bond would be very into nice luggage as an idea. In other strange combinations news Sonic Youth's bassist Kim Gordon is making a line for hip moms. May be kindly suggest they check out Kirna Zabete newly launched ecommerce site? They are the only store to sell Lanvin online!

Coach Inc.’s president and executive creative director Reed Krakoff outearned his boss Lew Frankfort by a two to one margin. Let's here it for well paid creatives. Perry Ellis and C&C California are adding swimwear. Times are tough for weavers, textile manufacturers at Milano Unicaare concerned about the weak dollar.Gap has purchased Athlete for $150 million

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas. A gloomy one.

Macy's is getting behind Rwanda's basket weavers with a partnership to help sell their products with a program called "Path to Peace Baskets". Paul Kagame, the first democratically elected president of Rwanada, in town for UN General Assembly Meetings attended a reception to celebrate the event on Monday.

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