Fashion News Roundup: Lady Gaga's Sister Has Design Aspirations, Gucci Designed a Car, and Chanel Says Coco Did Not Have Nazi Ties

Lady Gaga's Sister is a Candidate for an Off-Broadway Design Gig: Though Lady Gaga has all of the fashion connections in the world, her little sister Natali Germanotta, a budding designer, is starting small. The 19-year-old is being considered to design costumes for a new off-Broadway production called "Simon Says." It will be interesting to see how Natali's aesthetic compares to Gaga's. {WWD, Subscription Required} Buy a Thakoon Scarf for a Good Cause: Thakoon Panichgul is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of this limited edition Masai-print scarf to help famine victims in Somalia. You can purchase the scarf beginning today on Thakoon.com. {Vogue} Sperry is Bringing East Coast Nautical Style to NYC: The preppy boat shoe brand Sperry Top-Sider has just signed a lease on a storefront in the Flat Iron district of NYC. No news on when the store is slated to open, but hopefully it's in time for Fleet Week. {Racked}
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Lady Gaga's Sister is a Candidate for an Off-Broadway Design Gig: Though Lady Gaga has all of the fashion connections in the world, her little sister Natali Germanotta, a budding designer, is starting small. The 19-year-old is being considered to design costumes for a new off-Broadway production called "Simon Says." It will be interesting to see how Natali's aesthetic compares to Gaga's. {WWD, Subscription Required} Buy a Thakoon Scarf for a Good Cause: Thakoon Panichgul is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of this limited edition Masai-print scarf to help famine victims in Somalia. You can purchase the scarf beginning today on Thakoon.com. {Vogue} Sperry is Bringing East Coast Nautical Style to NYC: The preppy boat shoe brand Sperry Top-Sider has just signed a lease on a storefront in the Flat Iron district of NYC. No news on when the store is slated to open, but hopefully it's in time for Fleet Week. {Racked}
Photo: Thakoon

Photo: Thakoon

Lady Gaga's Sister is a Candidate for an Off-Broadway Design Gig: Though Lady Gaga has all of the fashion connections in the world, her little sister Natali Germanotta, a budding designer, is starting small. The 19-year-old is being considered to design costumes for a new off-Broadway production called "Simon Says." It will be interesting to see how Natali's aesthetic compares to Gaga's. {WWD, Subscription Required}

Buy a Thakoon Scarf for a Good Cause: Thakoon Panichgul is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of this limited edition Masai-print scarf to help famine victims in Somalia. You can purchase the scarf beginning today on Thakoon.com. {Vogue}

Sperry is Bringing East Coast Nautical Style to NYC: The preppy boat shoe brand Sperry Top-Sider has just signed a lease on a storefront in the Flat Iron district of NYC. No news on when the store is slated to open, but hopefully it's in time for Fleet Week. {Racked}

Brooks Brothers Chills Out for Young 20-Somethings: Also coming to the Flat Iron district is Brooks Brothers like you haven't seen the stuffy, tailored brand before. A new concept store is meant to appeal to young professionals and college students and will offer sportswear. {WWD, Subscription Required}

Drive In Style--Gucci Teams Up With Fiat: Gucci is celebrating their 90th birthday with a limited edition Fiat 500, an adorable Italian car that has recently been introduced to the US markets.The body of the car will sport the brand's signature green and red stripe, and you'll find interlocking G's on the hubcaps. The car's debut appearance will be during Fashions Night Out. {ELLE}

Behind The Scenes Of W's September Issue: The September issue is always a big deal for the glossies, but this year even more so for W. It marks the first issue for Stefano Tonchi's new hires, Edward Enninful (fashion and style director) and Lori Goldstein (style editor-at-large). {Stylelist}

Chanel Defends Coco: In the upcoming book Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War, the legendary designer is said to have had Nazi ties during World War II. A spokesperson from the house of Chanel insists that the claims hold no truth. {Vogue UK}