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We get it. We can barely keep up with the onslaught of information ourselves. That being said, it’s our mission to keep readers in the know, which is why we’ve combed through it all, distilled it to its essence, and dispensed it into easily digestible tidbits. Want to be the most knowledgeable culture savant in your group of friends? Then check back every Sunday for what you’ve missed in the world of celebrities and fashion.

1

Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer Are Arrested

We recently reported on a group of women and their elevator confrontation of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake in a last-ditch attempt at provoking an FBI investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against judge Brett Kavanaugh. During the week-long investigation, people began gathering outside of the White House in Washington D.C. to protest his nomination to the Supreme Court. Among them were celebrities Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski, who fervently lifted their voices against the Judiciary Committee’s haste to push through the candidate.

Schumer and Ratajkowski were detained and arrested during the protests, with the latter tweeting, “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.” The two were later released, but despite the American public’s loud call for civic justice, Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote on Saturday afternoon.

 

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2

The Kate Moss Legacy Lives On

Move over Kaia Gerber. Lila Moss, daughter of legendary supermodel Kate Moss, is the new face you’re about to see everywhere. At the age of 16, Lila is starting her modeling career off strong as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. As a long-time friend of her mother, Marc Jacobs has known the younger Moss since she was six years old, citing their long relationship and her spirited personality as the reasons he tapped her for the campaign. “Lila’s beauty, composure, patience, and kindness made this project even more special than I could have imagined,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.

 

3

A Rare Banksy Painting Self-Destructs

“We’ve just been Banksy’ed,” uttered Alex Branczik, Senior Director and Head of Contemporary Art, Europe London at Sothebymoments after Banksy’s famous Girl with a Balloon sold for a record $1.4 million at auction. The reason for his exclamation? The painting began shredding through an internal mechanism the second it was sold.

Experts believe the process was remotely triggered by someone on the premises. Outside of the auction, security scuffled with a figure clad in black, wearing sunglasses and a hat, who is suspected to have aided in the painting’s shocking destruction.

Banksy painting shredded
Photo: Courtesy of @Banksy
4

Drew Barrymore Addresses Bizarre Interview

In one of the stranger stories we’ve read in recent times, Drew Barrymore has publicly denied involvement with an extremely bizarre interview published in EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine. The ultra-judgy article begins with this eyebrow-raising line: “Despite being unstable in her relationships most of her life, despite the several unsuccessful marriages, and despite the busy life of stardom that dominated her life for several years; the beautiful American Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has recently decided to temporary [sic] take an unlimited vacation to play her most crucial role as a mother.”

The article continued to criticize Barrymore, while the quotes that were supposedly supplied by the actress are straight-up weird. Furthermore, Barrymore has not given up acting, and is in fact the star of Santa Clarita DietAdding another layer of WTF-ness is the fact that the article was written by Aida Takla O’Reilly, former President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who stood by her piece. “This doesn’t negate the fact that the interview with Drew Barrimoor [sic] which took place in New York is genuine & far from fake. As far as Drew we interviewed her several times I saw her grow up before my eyes she is charming and talented,” she said. Based on her spelling of Drew’s last name and the stitched-together quotes in the article, is O’Reilly is telling us the whole story?

5

Hedi Slimane Responds to Critics

After hosting the most polarizing presentation at Paris Fashion Week, Hedi Slimane has been hit with both criticism and praise for his debut show as the new Creative Director of Celine. Instead of keeping the label’s distinct aesthetic alive, he swapped it out with his signature skinny silhouettes and rock ‘n’ roll style – and people were rueful of him casually erasing a very vital female perspective in fashion. It felt out of steps with the times, said some critics, while others argued that he did what he was brought in to do. Regardless of where you stand in the debate, Celine’s show proved to be a conversation starter. Adding to the dialogue was Slimane himself, who famously claps back with public statements whenever he is criticized.

“It’s always very jarring and I always feel like people are talking about someone else. Besides, the spirit of the show was light and joyful, but lightness and insouciance are being called into question these days. I’ve already been through this at Saint Laurent,” Slimane said in an e-mailed statement to journalist Loïc Prigent. “You’re dealing with politics, conflicts of interest, cliques, a predictable attitude, but also staggering exaggerations of conservatism and puritanism. Violence is a reflection of our time, the rabble-rousing spirit of social networks, despite the fact that they are a formidable community tool. There are no longer any limits; hatred is amplified and takes over.”

Photo: Courtesy of Celine
6

René Caovilla Collaborates with Mawaheb

Renowned Italian luxury shoemaker René Caovilla has collaborated with Dubai-based art studio Mawaheb from Beautiful People in order to create four limited-edition sets of shoe boxes and dust bags featuring artwork from its students. Conceived by Aarti Shah, a member of René Caovilla’s marketing team in Dubai, the project brought together adults with special needs and artistic expression in a heartwarming way.

Each whimsical and colorful design was created by a talented artist who brought their own unique vision to the process. Each set in the ‘Mawaheb x René Caovilla’ collaboration is priced at AED 150 and available for purchase at the René Caovilla boutique in The Dubai Mall, with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards supporting operations at Mahaweb’s art studio.

Photo: Courtesy of Rene Caovilla
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