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Must Read: Italy's Victoria's Secret Competitor Targets the US, A Plea for Runway Models to Slow Down

Plus, an analysis of Bernie Sanders's style (or lack thereof).
Lily Aldridge at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Lily Aldridge at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines this Wednesday.

Victoria's Secret is about to get an Italian rival
Italy-based Calzedonia Group, which owns Intimissimi lingerie, Calzedonia socks and Falconeri knitwear, will be opening stores in the US within the next couple of years, directly taking on Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands Inc. Calzedonia Group's billionaire owner Sandro Veronesi thinks that American women "would like to have an alternative" to the mass lingerie brand. We'll see if that's true. {Bloomberg Business}

Models need to slow down
Writer Bernadette Morra is sick and tired of trying and failing to get the perfect runway photo — a sentiment that we at Fashionista totally understand. "I get that show producers like the energy of models racing down a runway to a thumping beat," she writes. "But what they gain in momentum, they lose in publicity." {Fashion Magazine}

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Lena Dunham working on a new show set in the '60s
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