Fashion News Roundup: Vuitton Bags Transformed into Animal Sculptures, Michael Kors has a History with Lucky Charms and LVMH Opens Its Doors to the Public

Hussein Chalayan to Launch a Diffusion Line: The line, called Grey Label, will hit stores in the US in September and feature more accessible items. The designer also announced that his main collection will now go by simply, Chalayan. {Vogue UK} You're Invited to LVMH: In October, 22 of the conglomerate's brands will open their distilleries and ateliers across Europe to anyone who is curious in an attempt to allow LVMH to communicate with the public. {WWD, Subscription Required} Allegra Versace Prefers to Be a "No One": The niece of the late Gianni Versace owns half of the Italian fashion house, but has spent her life escaping the family name. She now works for an unknown designer where she enjoys being out of the spotlight, behind the scenes. {Telegraph} Franca Sozzani on Her Plus Size Model Cover: The cover of Vogue Italia's June issue features three plus size models clad in lingerie. Sozzani says she while she doesn't expect the cover to incite any drastic changes in the fashion industry, she does hope it will make people think. Women with real bodies, she says, are much more interesting than those skinny teenage models. {The Cut} Missoni Appoints New CEO: Alberto Piantoni, who has previously worked with Italian brands like Bialetti and Richard Ginori landed the gig. {Missoni}
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Hussein Chalayan to Launch a Diffusion Line: The line, called Grey Label, will hit stores in the US in September and feature more accessible items. The designer also announced that his main collection will now go by simply, Chalayan. {Vogue UK} You're Invited to LVMH: In October, 22 of the conglomerate's brands will open their distilleries and ateliers across Europe to anyone who is curious in an attempt to allow LVMH to communicate with the public. {WWD, Subscription Required} Allegra Versace Prefers to Be a "No One": The niece of the late Gianni Versace owns half of the Italian fashion house, but has spent her life escaping the family name. She now works for an unknown designer where she enjoys being out of the spotlight, behind the scenes. {Telegraph} Franca Sozzani on Her Plus Size Model Cover: The cover of Vogue Italia's June issue features three plus size models clad in lingerie. Sozzani says she while she doesn't expect the cover to incite any drastic changes in the fashion industry, she does hope it will make people think. Women with real bodies, she says, are much more interesting than those skinny teenage models. {The Cut} Missoni Appoints New CEO: Alberto Piantoni, who has previously worked with Italian brands like Bialetti and Richard Ginori landed the gig. {Missoni}
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Hussein Chalayan to Launch a Diffusion Line: The line, called Grey Label, will hit stores in the US in September and feature more accessible items. The designer also announced that his main collection will now go by simply, Chalayan. {Vogue UK}

You're Invited to LVMH: In October, 22 of the conglomerate's brands will open their distilleries and ateliers across Europe to anyone who is curious in an attempt to allow LVMH to communicate with the public. {WWD, Subscription Required}

Allegra Versace Prefers to Be a "No One": The niece of the late Gianni Versace owns half of the Italian fashion house, but has spent her life escaping the family name. She now works for an unknown designer where she enjoys being out of the spotlight, behind the scenes. {Telegraph}

Franca Sozzani on Her Plus Size Model Cover: The cover of Vogue Italia's June issue features three plus size models clad in lingerie. Sozzani says she while she doesn't expect the cover to incite any drastic changes in the fashion industry, she does hope it will make people think. Women with real bodies, she says, are much more interesting than those skinny teenage models. {The Cut}

Missoni Appoints New CEO: Alberto Piantoni, who has previously worked with Italian brands like Bialetti and Richard Ginori landed the gig. {Missoni}

Forever 21 Threatens to Sue a Blogger: The fast-fashion chain will sue Rachel Kane, the blogger behind satirical site WTForever21, for damaging its reputation if the site is not down by June 10. Kane calls the store an "irate bully who can't take a joke." {NY Daily News}

Vuitton Creatures: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the brand's SLG Savoir Faire collection, artist Billie Achilleos transformed leather bags into a chameleon, beaver, armadillo, and grasshopper. Vuitton purse animals are so much better than balloon animals. {Teen Vogue}

Michael Kors' Lucky Charms: The child model/actor revelations just keep on coming. Last night at the CFDA Awards, host Anderson Cooper revealed that he did a stint with modeling as a kid. During his 20/20 interview last week, Michael Kors revealed that his baby face starred in a commercial for cereal brand Lucky Charms. {Styleite}