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Fashion News: Red Ribbon Week observed

October 25, 2011 |  8:24 am

If you notice more people than usual wearing red -- especially near schools -- it may be because it is Red Ribbon Week, the nation's oldest drug abuse prevention program. Aimed mostly at children and teens, the program encourages the wearing of red ribbons or other red articles to raise consciousness about the dangers of illegal drugs. The week dates from the Reagan Administration and was inspired by the murder in 1985 of drug enforcement agent Enriqué Camarena. [DEA]

What good is sitting alone in your room to watch "The Rachel Zoe Project" when you can go to Bloomingdale's for a viewing party? The show's Jeremiah Brent is hosting the event Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bloomies in Santa Monica, 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 985-6400. [PopSugar LA]

Coco ChanelWhy are there so many books out about Coco Chanel? Three this year alone, on top of at least 25 in the past, and two movies in the last year. Vanessa Friedman at FT has a theory: it's the narrative. After all, Chanel's story includes sex, jewels, aristocrats, politics, rags, riches and even Nazis. [FT] 

Giorgio Armani designed the costumes for the London production of "Death and the Maiden," starring Thandie Newton, that opened Monday night. [Telegraph]

Tiffany & Co. has filed a legal brief in support of Christian Louboutin's appeal of a court decision that said the shoemaker can't hold the exclusive right to red soles. Not so, says Tiffany. It has a trademark on its signature robin's-egg blue box. [WWD]

Hudson Kroenig is only 3, but he's already the subject of an inside-the-closet profile on the Coveteur website. Why? Because he has already walked in a Chanel runway show, holding the hand of his model dad Brad, graced the pages of German Vogue and posed as the face of Fendi, also alongside his father. [Coveteur]

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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Coco Chanel, the subject of many a book and biopic. Credit: Associated Press

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