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Chinese Model from D&G Ad Campaign Says It Almost Ruined Her Career

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Chinese Model from D&G Ad Campaign Says It Almost Ruined Her Career
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1. Chiara Ferragni and Aimee Song join the LVMH Prize committee.

Fashion influencers Chiara Ferragni and Aimee Song joined the panel of experts heading the LVMH Prize committee to find the next big thing in fashion. Chiara, who succeeded Bella Hadid as the ambassador of the LVMH Prize Showroom, is joined by fashion greats, including British Vogue EIC Edward Enninful, supermodel Naomi Campbell, co-founder and CEO of Ssense.com Rami Atallah, co-founder and CEO of Hypebeast Kevin Ma, and Aimee Song of fashion blog Song of Style. There are 62 experts in total.

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2. Net-a-Porter releases a childrenswear line.

Your mini-mes just got a new shopping destination online: net-a-porter.com. The online designer retailer now has a "tight edit of brands which have all created exclusive capsule collections for the website," British Vogue reports.

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3. Virgil Abloh launches a jewelry brand.

Virgil Abloh has officially taken on jewelry design and, in true Virgil fashion, he turned the humble office paper clips into a stylish must-have. He told WWD that the line, which includes earrings and other accessories, is hinged on his idea of making "high jewelry for all." He added, "It’s a crash–it’s a paper clip, but it’s also pavé diamonds made in a very specific way."

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4. Chinese model from the Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign claims it almost ruined her career. 

Model Zuo Ye finally speaks out amidst the racism controversy surrounding Dolce & Gabbana's cancelled The Great Show in Shanghai. Zuo Ye appeared in the trio of the luxury brand's campaign videos, which were uploaded days leading up to the runway show. According to the Chinese model, the incident almost ruined her career and that "she received threats, online attacks, and harassment following the outcry," CNN reports.

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On her Weibo account, the model also apologized for her role in the controversial ads. She said, "I never and would never bear anything disrespectful to my home country. I'm deeply in love with my country and proud to be a Chinese [being sent] on international runways."

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5. Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture collection turns into memes.

Viktor & Rolf's Instagram-inspired collection goes viral for its one-liners inspired by Instagram captions and souvenir shirts. The brand's big couture tulle gowns breathe new meaning to fashion statements and netizens were quick to mine the meme opportunity. Instagram user Saint Hoax was one of the firsts to jump into the bandwagon, followed by other users like Manrepeller's Leandra Cohen.

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