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Catch Up on the Biggest Stories in Fashion This Week

News you can use from the Met Ball, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Macy's.
Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images


Met Gala: On Monday evening, celebrities and fashion-insiders walked the red carpet in Chinese-inspired garb for the Met's latest Costume Institute exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass." And while some really missed the mark (um, kimonos?), others pulled off the theme with aplomb. 

Resort Collections: Hours before the Met Gala, Chanel showed its resort 2016 collection in Seoul, followed by Louis Vuitton on Wednesday at Bob Hope's John Lautner-designed estate in Palm Springs. Jetlag, anyone?

No Trademark Victory: The General Court of the European Union upheld a 2011 decision that took away Louis Vuitton's chequerboard trademark, arguably the brand's second most iconic pattern next to the LV monogram. Sorry, guys, it's just too common.

Off-Price Stores: On Tuesday, Macy's announced that it will release its own off-price stores, similar in concept to Nordstrom Rack. The retailer will test the concepts out with four pilot locations in New York.

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Waiting For a Turnaround: Coach announced less than spectacular results for the third quarter ending March 28.  Nevertheless, CFO Jane Nielsen remained optimistic about an impending turnaround, with the acquisition of Stuart Weitzman now complete.

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Queen of China: On Monday evening, Rihanna was easily the clear winner of the Met Gala red carpet, thanks to Chinese couturier Guo Pei's 55-pound yellow cape gown. Turns out, Pei didn't know much about Riri when she first reached out about wearing the dress two years ago.

No More Fancy Dresses: During her final appearance on "The Late Show," Tina Fey said goodbye to fancy dresses on talk shows... by stripping down to a pair of Spanx, bras and a black leotard that read "Bye Dave." Needless to say, Letterman was pretty flustered by the whole event.

Comedy Icon: Anna Wintour may be uncomfortable with the term "fashion icon," but "comedy icon"? Definitely not. Take a look at what team Seth Meyer and Anna Wintour managed to cook up for "Late Night." (Spoiler alert: Seth sheds tears.)

Silicon Fashion: Silicon Valley is famous for its love of hoodies and sweatshirts.What's a luxury fashion brand to do?

Smells of New York: Bond No. 9 is famous for creating scents inspired by various New York neighborhoods. Founder Laurice Rahmé  walks us through the process and the biggest challenge in running a relatively small perfume brand.