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A.P.C. Gets Tagged With Racial Slur, J.Crew Opens First Paris Boutique

And Cate Blanchett has adopted a baby girl with husband Andrew Upton. Aww.
The store. Photo: J.Crew

The store. Photo: J.Crew

J.Crew has opened its first French boutique, dedicated to its women's collection, in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. To celebrate, the retailer created a capsule collection of Saint James shirts, as well as a limited range of appliqués with French motifs, available exclusively at the new location. {Fashionista Inbox}

Earlier this year, Timberland pulled out of its collaboration with A.P.C. after designer Jean Touitou used a racial slur repeatedly and held up a sign that read "LAST Ni##@$ IN PARIS" during his menswear show. Well, it looks like not everyone is ready to let the designer off the hook: Anonymous French graffiti artist Kidult has tagged the slur, as well as a stenciled sign that reads "Colored Entrance Only," on A.P.C.'s Paris storefront. If Touitou didn't get it before, we're sure he gets it now. {The Cut}

In a new interview, Alexander Wang talks about his first encounter with haute couture (via Danielle Steel, apparently), creating a lifestyle brand à la Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford and declining Diane von Furstenberg's invitation to join her design team in his earlier days. Regarding the latter, we're so glad that he did. {The Guardian}

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