This Week In Style: Moncler Boss Accused Of Stealing Salvador Dali Painting

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  • Well, that’s one way to get fired: Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou (what a name), the head of international relations at French fashion brand Moncler, has been accused of one major art heist. He was arrested at JFK airport for the theft of ‘Cartel Des Don Juan Tenorio 1949,’ a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting (shown), from an Upper East Side art gallery last year. [Business Insider]
  • Race relations are always a popular topic in fashion, thanks in part to the industry’s reputation for being maybe just the slightest bit obtuse. At New York Fashion Week this season, critics noticed that there was less racial diversity than ever. Jezebel crunched the numbers, and here’s what they found… [Jezebel]
  • Rihanna has another collaboration to add to her roster, and it isn’t musical this time. Just a few days after her design collab with British brand River Island went down the runway, the controversial singer has announced plans to partner with MAC Cosmetics. Like, really partner — RiRi has signed on to have a hand in four distinct color lines set to launch throughout this year. I guess that’s what you get for wearing Ruby Woo almost every time you’re photographed! [Refinery29]
  • You’ll recall that John Galliano made waves in his Hasidic get-up during New York Fashion Week. Writers at Conan got in touch with the disgraced designer’s brother Joe, who actually does wear Jewish hats. Like, real Jewish hats, trimmed with bagels, dreidels, aaaaaand a circumcised banana. Yeah. Watch it! [The Cut]
  • Anais Gallagher, the 13-year-old daughter of former Oasis frontman Noel, turned up front row at the Moschino Cheap & Chic show in London, wearing a pair of the brand’s silk pajamas with high heels and sunglasses. She looks adorable, but another one? Just how many wunderkinds does fashion need? [Huffington Post]
  • Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, accused in the shooting death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has been dropped from his endorsement deal at Thierry Mugler. He’s been the face of the brand’s Amen fragrance since 2011. Nike has chosen only to suspend the disgraced athlete for the time being, stating that they “believe Oscar Pistorius should be afforded due process.” I seriously had no idea he had all these deals in the first place. [Styleite]
  • Part of the CFDA’s charitable contributions to the fashion industry involves the CFDA Incubator, where 10 hand-picked emerging designers are provided with studio space and mentoring under the program. Here’s an inside look at what it’s really like inside the hilariously-named Incubator. [Fashionista]
  • In case you haven’t heard/seen/read enough about New York Fashion Week already, check out 109 of the best backstage beauty moments. If makeup is your thing, these shots are definitely worth checking out… and also if you love catching models in candid moments. Who doesn’t? [Lucky]
  • Krazy Karl Lagerfeld’s latest venture involves photographic portraits of friends and colleagues of the designer, from rapper Theophilus London to top model Freja Beha Erichsen, etched onto the surface of giant glass panels with acid and fire. The exhibit, titled “Fire Etchings,” is being shown in Saint Moritz, Switzerland as we speak, and art collectors are loving the work: one of these one-of-a-kind triptychs is priced at 300,000 euros, around $401,650. Lagerfeld rakes it in wherever he goes! [WWD]

Original by Rachel Krause

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