WikiLeaks Expands Fashion Line, Vivienne Westwood Releases Biography Excerpt

And J.C. Penney's new CEO makes a small dent in the retail executive landscape.
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And J.C. Penney's new CEO makes a small dent in the retail executive landscape.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: Getty Images/WPA Pool

Would you rock a WikiLeaks outfit? Julian Assange hopes so. The infamous secret sharer is kicking off its foray into fashion in India to tap into the country’s thriving online shopping business. The goal of the new business venture is to become a ubiquitous symbol of rebellion — think the ubiquitous t-shirts bearing Che Guevara's image — and also to help monetize WikiLeaks, which operates solely on donations. {The Times of India}


Excerpts from Vivienne Westwood’s upcoming biography are making us anxious for the book’s release. The dame of punk fashion, who worked with biographer Ian Kelly to tell her story, discusses being born during World War II, writing lyrics with The Sex Pistols and why she’ll always be punk. {WWD}


J.C. Penney has seen a lot of ups and downs recently, but newly minted CEO Marvin Ellison is already shaking up the status quo. When Ellison takes control in August, he will be one of two African-American chief executives in American retail. This move aligns well with J.C. Penney’s mission of inclusion and brings the importance of diversity at the top level into the spotlight. {WWD}

Breaking! Breaking! Chanel posted on its Instagram for the first time. Check the brand's page for fancy party pics from Monday night's No. 5 dinner. {Instagram}