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Fashion news: Armani, 'Great Gatsby' and Cannes Film Festival

May 24, 2012 |  9:28 am


Giorgio Armani contemplates his legacy in a profile in the upcoming WSJ magazine: Gabriella Forte, a consultant for Dolce & Gabbana and a former executive at Armani, tells writer Alessandra Galloni that "his brand isn't only about fashion; it's bigger than that." Galloni adds: "Armani, who turns 78 in July, looms so large over his company that it's hard to imagine a future without him." [WSJ]

In the meantime, Armani has seen its profits climb 23%. [WWD] (subscription required)

Lots of chatter about the release of a trailer for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," and that includes lots of commentary about the clothes. New York magazine weighs in: "In typical Luhrmann fashion, they're far more fantastical, sparkly, and circuslike than, say, historically accurate for 1922. Gauging by the first trailer ... we can probably expect the wardrobe to look like some combination of the film's 1974 adaptation and a Beyoncé concert in Vegas." [Cut]

Where are the best indie shops in Los Angeles? Racked has compiled a list of 38 stores, including "Eastside indie style mecca Mohawk General Store."

The Cannes Film Festival continues, as does the parade of starlets on various red carpets. Who's the fairest of them all? Naomi Watts, Kirsten Dunst and Diane Kruger, among others. [People]

Not to be outdone by his fashionista peers, Brad Pitt walked the red carpet in Cannes, sporting a pricey pair of shades. How pricey? The Sama Eyewear sunglasses are $1,250. [Us]

-- Alice Short


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Photo" A scene from "The Great Gatsby." Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures