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Naomi Campbell Dons a Towel for Mario Testino, 'Normcore' Almost Made It Into the Dictionary

And Gucci looks for new strategies as it struggles in a tough luxury market.

It was only a matter of time before Naomi Campbell joined the likes of Miranda Kerr, Keira Knightley and pal Kate Moss in Mario Testino’s “Towel Series.” The black and white photo of the supermodel is number 54 in the series and features Campbell draped in a white robe, shoulders and leg exposed, with a towel wrapped around her hair. {Fashion Gone Rogue}

Gucci is feeling the weight of the luxury market’s sluggish sales and has started to look inwards to resolve certain issues. One important focus is brand fatigue, which other brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermès have reigned in by upping exclusivity. Steep price increases — forty percent in the past four to five years, to be exact — and heavy discounting at department stores have also tarnished Gucci's perceived value. {Business of Fashion}

"Normcore" may just be a New York thing, but that didn’t stop the editors at the Oxford English Dictionary from taking notice of this year’s most unfashionable fashion trend. The buzzword made it to the shortlist for Oxford’s Word of the Year, but sadly lost out to “vape.” Let’s take that as a sign that the minimalism trend is over. {Time}

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