Fashion News Recap: Fashion for a Cause

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by Danielle Zabrauskas, Fashion News Correspondent


Everyone has his or her go-to piece. For most, a little black jacket is an essential, and for many fashion aficionados, Chanel’s iconic iteration is the perfect choice. The famed house has decided to immortalize their legendary garment with The Little Black Jacket, an exhibit that displays photographs (taken by Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld himself!) of style icons wearing the classic piece in their own, individual way. Unfortunately, the collection’s final stops are in Sydney and Paris, and thus if you can’t make it to the physical presentation, awe at the behind-the-scenes here.


There’s nothing better than a product that backs a good cause, and Free People provided just that. The brand has teamed with PAWS, a no-kill animal welfare society in Philadelphia, on an assortment of pet products. The family pooch has never been so stylish! An assortment of leashes, collars and beds will keep any dog or feline matching their owner’s style. And the best part? 100% of proceeds from the Vintage Flag Bed will be donated to PAWS!

Gaspard Ulliel

Earlier this summer, it was announced that a new Yves Saint Laurent film was in the works. With production said to begin next Spring under the careful eye of director Bertrand Bonello, this highly anticipated project comes just four years after the death of the iconic designer. This past week it was announced that French actor, Gaspard Ulliel, will portray Yves in the film, which is said to focus on Saint Laurent’s prime from the 1960s – 1970s.


After the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, several retailers have joined in efforts to raise money for those affected, with many deciding to donate a portion of their sales to the victims and families of those on the East Coast. Listed below are vendors through which one can help relief efforts with their purchases:

  • will donate 10% of all sales until November 7th to the American Red Cross
  • The Coveteur is pledging 100% of profits to the American Red Cross
  • Penfield is donating $10 from all online purchases to the American Red Cross
  • eBay has set up a page where users can browse and purchase from a massive list of auctions donating a certain portion of their proceeds

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