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Fashion News: Maison Martin Margiela confirms H&M collaboration

 

Maison Martin Margiela confirmed its rumored holiday collaboration with H&M by posting a short video on YouTube and announcing the collection will go on sale Nov. 15.

Madonna is in control. So much so that she didn't have a "wardrobe malfunction" during a performance in Istanbul, Turkey, last week. Nope. She purposely stripped off her white button-down shirt and pulled down her bra, with a smirk. [Styleite]

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has been immortalized in a lifelike wax sculpture on display at a wax museum in Hamburg, Germany. [Fashionista]

J.C. Penney's attempts to modernize, to glam up a bit even, are not making all customers happy. Donna Jones, 46, of Mikado, Mich., says of chief executive Ron Johnson,  "He’s working hard to 'de-frump' the store without considering that many if not most of its customers might have shopped there precisely because they like the more conservative frumpy look." [Huffington Post]

Christian Louboutin's attempts to be the only shoe designer in the world to market red soles are faring badly. He's currently appealing in a trademark case against Yves Saint Laurent that he lost last year in New York, and a French judge ruled against Louboutin and for Zara in a similar case last week. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Regarding a whole different kind of footwear, a news release tells me that Friday is National Flip-Flop Day.

Olympic skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi is planning a line of activewear under the Tsuya label. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

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