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Dakota Fanning On Her New True Crime Fashion Series, Anna Delvey & Ambitious Women

“Truth is stranger than fiction. That’s a known thing for a reason,” says Dakota Fanning. We are speaking a few days before the premiere of Last Looks, a series on Quibi that looks at real-life crimes in the fashion industry for which The Alienist star is both narrator and executive producer. (It is also produced by Refinery29.)



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The show is made up of 18 episodes, with five(ish)-minute installations dedicated to covering the stories of six women. Subjects range from Anna Delvey, a faux heiress who swindled thousands of dollars from New York’s upper class (while decked out in Celine and Alexander Wang), to Patrizia Reggiani, who went from being called “Lady Gucci” to “Black Widow” after being convicted of arranging to kill her ex-husband and Gucci fashion brand heir, Maurizio Gucci, in 1998. Their stories are told through recreations and by people familiar with each

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Anna Dello Russo in Raf Simons’ Final Collection for Jil Sander

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

A confession: I miss street style. 

I don’t mean that I miss the daily posts and the sidewalk circus of it all that we’re being deprived of thanks to Covid-19. (Though, I do kinda miss that too!) Instead, I miss that peak era of street style circa 2009-2012, where there were a handful of photographers with blogs capturing the real style of editors. Now that the scene is dominated by influencers being paid to wear head-to-toe looks, changing multiple times a day, it just isn’t the same. (No disrespect to influencers! Collect those checks!) And if that particular chapter of street style had a queen,

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From designers to Anna Wintour, fashion industry leaders say they are determined to improve diversity. How will we know whether they’ve succeeded?

In May, after the death of George Floyd while in police custody, activists poured into the streets with demands for racial justice and police reform. That multiethnic chorus expanded into a call for equity in every corner of the culture, from politics to fashion. In response, social media was quickly flooded with fashion companies, influencers and boldface names touting their support of Black Lives Matter with symbolic black squares and historical quotations about racial equality. The words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Baldwin were in heavy rotation. But like a litany of “thoughts and prayers,” the brief messages resonated as perfunctory rather than instructive.

“A lot of people posted on Instagram, ‘We stand in solidarity.’ What does that even mean?” says designer Tom Ford, who serves as chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This is not the first time outrage has overflowed its

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Anna Vladymyrska, One Of McKinsey’s Next Generation Women Leaders

Believe it or not, once upon a time horse manure was the biggest problem in the Western world. So much so there was the Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894 and it was the late-1800s equivalent of global warming. With industrialization came growth which meant more horses in the streets, which meant more excrement. It was such a terrible situation, the government in the UK predicted London would eventually be buried under 9 feet of it because the only solution to get rid of it was to employ more horses to clean it out, which only meant more manure in the street. It seemed unsolvable.

But then came the invention of the car, not

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