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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.

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The Maurizio Gucci Murder Is Being Made into a Movie

One of the most scandalous moments in fashion history is coming to a screen near you. Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Guccio Gucci and the former head of the Gucci house, was murdered in 1995. The culprit behind the murder? His own wife Patrizia Reggiani, who hired a hitman to kill her husband and was subsequently caught and imprisoned.

Though she maintains her innocence, she’s been glib about the ordeal to the press. When a reporter asked her why she hired a hitman, Reggiani famously retorted, “My eyesight is not so good. I didn’t want to miss.” Now the real-life tragedy is being adapted by director Ridley Scott, with Lady Gaga tapped to star as Reggiani. We smell another Oscar nomination…

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Bottega Veneta Is Officially an “It” Brand

If your feed is as saturated with influencers and celebrities sporting Bottega Veneta as ours, that headline might feel a bit obvious. But more officially, it has ranked on Lyst’s index of the 20 hottest brands in fashion – for the first time ever. Daniel Lee’s fresh perspective and wildly covetable (and hard to find) accessories has made Bottega Veneta an official “It” brand, with gorgeous 2020 offerings promising to increase the house’s profile even further. This, however, is no surprise to us. We called it earlier this year.

 

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Zac Posen Shutters His Brand

American fashion designer Zac Posen has announced that he will be shuttering his eponymous brand, effective immediately. While the label had several potential buyers, none of them materialized in time. “I’ve been trying to not have this happen for a month,” Posen told WWD. “We found out this morning there was not [a solution].” As one of the few major designers who had a truly inclusive outlook from the beginning – famously dressing everyone from Oprah and Christina Hendricks to Laverne Cox – his absence leaves important shoes to fill.

4

Barney’s New York Is Sold

In another case of end-of-an-era, the follow-up news of Barneys New York filing for bankruptcy is not good. Over the weekend, it emerged that the chain of luxury department stores was acquired by Authentic Brands Group, and that B. Riley Financial will liquidate its products. While Barneys New York as we know it is over, it’s not entirely gone. Saks Fifth Avenue will host a shop-in-shop version of Barneys in the United States and Canada. 

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