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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Tie the Knot
After a whirlwind courtship, pop singer Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra have officially tied the knot. In a weekend-long celebration that fused wedding traditions from East and West, the two wed in extravagant fashion at the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India. Two ceremonies were held back to back, the first occurred on Saturday during which both the bride and groom wore Ralph Lauren, and the second happened on Sunday with both donning outfits and celebrating with rituals that are traditional to India. For the traditional Hindo portion of the ceremony, Chopra wore an intricate, crimson sari by Sabyasachi whose embroidery took 110 embroiders working for 3720 hours to complete.
Ariana Grande Serves Rom-Com Mash-Up Music Video
Ariana Grande’s new music video for her single “Thank U, Next” was the talk of the internet this week due to its faithful homage to rom-com classics like Mean Girls and 13 Going on 30. In the music video, Grande thanks her exes for the lessons in love that she learned along the way, while styled exactly like Regina George from Mean Girls, Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, and Torrance Shipman from Bring It On.
There were plenty of meaningful cameos in the music video, too, but our favorite by far was the appearance of momager Kris Jenner, who clinched our Best Supporting Actress nomination with her hilarious stage mom antics.
Ted Baker CEO Faces Accusations of Sexual Harassment
After recently investigating just how many #MeToo stories in the fashion industry get swept under the rug, it comes as little surprise to hear of a new breaking story that accuses Ray Kelvin – CEO of Ted Baker – of sexual harassment. Many employees at the European fashion retailer have disclosed that Kelvin implemented a policy of forced hugs and encouraged a workplace environment that “left harassment unchallenged”.
The petition, created by a group of Ted Baker employees, alleged that Kelvin “tries to massage people around the office, insists on long hugs with staff members, touches them inappropriately, and openly asks his staff for sex”.
Chanel Is the Subject of a New Netflix Docuseries
If you’ve ever wondered how the seemingly indefatigable Karl Lagerfeld pulls off his enormous fashion shows for Chanel at the age of 85, you’ll now be able to catch a glimpse of the maison’s inner workings from the comfort of your home. Thanks to 7 Days Out, a new docuseries by Netflix, fans of the brand will be granted an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at operations as Chanel geared up for its Spring 2018 Couture show. The docuseries will also focus on a week in the life of other teams in fashion, entertainment, sports, space, and food as well.
Gucci Is Set to Unveil a High-Jewelry Collection
The Gucci brand continues to expand, first with the announcement of a new beauty line only a few months ago, and now with the impending launch of a new high-end jewelry collection. This debut collection of 200 pieces will be made in Italy and launch in Summer 2019.
Dior Unveils Exclusive Pop-Up at Sole DXB
Sole DXB is one of four pop-up locations worldwide where Kim Jones has chosen to debut his Dior Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 and ‘The Capsule Boy’ collections by Baby Dior. This rare capsule collection will be on display during the event, from December 7th to 8th, and feature the maison’s original icon – the bee – which has been interpreted by New York-based artist KAWS in a cool new graphic design. Furthermore, 12-meter high bees designed by KAWS will decorate the interior of Dior’s exclusive pop-up shop at Sole DXB. The brand will also offer a new dimension to its shopping experience with the addition of a printing atelier that can create bespoke designs on site.