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Alibaba Goes Public, Andre Leon Talley Dishes Career Advice

And meet the six emerging designer brands primed for investment.

Shares of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba will begin trading late Friday morning. The company, which is currently valued well above Amazon at $167.6 billion, could raise up to $25 billion, making it the biggest IPO in U.S. history. One shareholder that’s going to rake in the cash in a big way today? Yahoo, which made a $1 billion investment in the company in 2005, and which should make roughly $8.3 billion from the sale of some of its shares today. {Fortune}

Investment firms and luxury conglomerates alike are more interested in young designers than ever. So what brands should they be looking to invest in? From Tim Coppens and Mary Katrantzou to Erdem and Peter Pilotto, these are the names to watch. {Business of Fashion}

Andre Leon Talley has had a long and storied career in fashion. The former Vogue editor at large recounts his time with Andy Warhol and his first (very short!) lunch with Anna Wintour, and doles out advice for aspiring fashion journos: do your research, always meet your deadline and just keep smiling. {Huffington Post}

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