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Dolce and Gabbana get 18 months in jail for tax evasion

A Milan appeals court has upheld a tax fraud conviction against designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, despite the prosecutor’s request to drop the case.

However, the court did shave two months off the original suspended sentence, to a year and six months.

Defense layer Massimo Dinoia was critical of the court’s decision to ignore the request to dismiss and pledged to appeal to Italy’s highest court. READ FULL STORY

Boyfriend convicted of murder in designer Sylvie Cachay's death

The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted Thursday of strangling and drowning her in the bathtub of a swank hotel room after a tumultuous six-month relationship.

Nicholas Brooks, whose father was an Oscar-winning composer who wrote “You Light Up My Life,” put his face in his hands silently as the murder verdict was read. His girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay, was found partially clothed in an overflowing tub on Dec. 9, 2010.

Cachay’s friends cheered and Brooks’ sister wept loudly and shook as the judge set a sentencing date of Aug. 26.

“Today justice was done, but the pain is immense, and it will never go away,” Cachay’s mother, Sylvia Cachay, said in Spanish. “But she had a precious spirit, and that will live on. She’s with me always. She was with me in the courtroom, and she is with me now.”

Brooks, 27, faces a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
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Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez gets married

Fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez married ad exec Thomas Tolan on Saturday night in New York, People reports.

Among the celebrity guests were Rodriguez’s friends and clients Jessica Alba and Jerry Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica. Alba tweeted a photo from the wedding with the designer and Seinfeld, with the message “#Jessica #Sandwhich @narciso_rodriguez @jessseinfeld #narciso+Thomaswedding”:
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Fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer dies at 81

Lilly Pulitzer, a Palm Beach socialite turned designer whose tropical print dresses became a sensation in the 1960s and later a fashion classic, died Sunday. She was 81.

Pulitzer, who married into the famous newspaper family, got her start in fashion by spilling orange juice on her clothes. A rich housewife with time to spare and a husband who owned orange groves, she opened a juice stand in 1959, and asked her seamstress to make dresses in colorful prints that would camouflage fruit stains.
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Miss Rhode Island wins Miss USA crown

The newest Miss USA winner is a Rhode Island cellist who describes herself as a nerd and aspires to be more like Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn. Olivia Culpo shares Hepburn’s European heritage and dark brown hair and soon they will share something else. Culpo said after winning her crown Sunday night that she plans to go to Tiffany & Co. in New York and recreate Hepburn’s iconic opening scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Culpo, a Boston University sophomore, will take a year off from her studies to tackle her duties as Miss USA and represent the nation in the 61st Miss Universe contest in December. The 20-year-old said she wished she could have shared her crown with her 50 competitors during the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. READ FULL STORY

Fashion icon Vidal Sassoon dies

Iconic hair stylist and fashion figure Vidal Sassoon has passed away at the age of 84, reports the Los Angeles Times. Family members were at Sassoon’s side in his L.A. home. He had been suffering from an illness, reported last June as leukemia, though no details were provided. READ FULL STORY

Vogue bans too-skinny models from its pages

Vogue magazine, perhaps the world’s top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too thin is no longer in.

The 19 editors of Vogue magazines around the world made a pact to project the image of healthy models, according to a Condé Nast International announcement Wednesday.

They agreed to “not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder,” and said they will ask casting directors to check IDs at photo shoots and fashion shows and for ad campaigns.

The move is an important one for the fashion world, said model Sara Ziff, who was discovered at 14 and has since founded the Model Alliance, dedicated to improving the working conditions of models and persuading the industry to take better care of its young.

“Most editions of Vogue regularly hire models who are minors, so for Vogue to commit to no longer using models under the age of 16 marks an evolution in the industry,” she said. “We hope other magazines and fashion brands will follow Vogue‘s impressive lead.”

American, French, Chinese and British editions of the fashion glossies are among those that will start following the new guidelines with their June issues; the Japanese edition will begin with its July book. READ FULL STORY

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