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Must Read: Alber Elbaz Chats Up LVMH Exec, Mary Katrantzou Hires CEO

Plus, Joe Zee announces his engagement to Rob Younkers on Twitter!
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Friday.

Viola Davis covers InStyle
In 2015, InStyle magazine came out on top for representing a diverse group of cover stars, and judging solely by its January cover, it looks like 2016 will continue on that streak. For the January issue, the glossy tapped actress Viola Davis, star of "How to Get Away With Murder." In the cover interview, the 50-year-old actress talks about how "self-awareness" has helped her let go of her fear of aging. {InStyle}

Alber Elbaz chats up LVMH's Delphine Arnault
On Thursday evening, Alber Elbaz attended the Louis Vuitton Grand Palais exhibition opening in Paris, his first fashion event since his departure at Lanvin. According to a reporter at the party, the recently ousted designer was busy chatting up Delphine Arnault, responsible for recruiting creative talent for LVMH. {WWD}

Joe Zee, Rob Younkers announce engagement
Yahoo Style Editor in Chief Joe Zee announced his engagement to Rob Younkers, the host of Logo TV's "Secret Guide to Fabulous," on Twitter Friday. Congrats!!! {Twitter}

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Mary Katrantzou hires new CEO
Mary Katrantzou's London-based label is only seven years old, but it has already developed its signatures and found a place in the luxury market — and reached annual revenues of $15 million. Now, the brand needs to find a way to consolidate what it has in a "tiered approach." To help with that, Katrantzou recently hired Trina Verkade, formerly the executive vice president of Thom Browne, as the label's new CEO. According to Katrantzou, Browne is "incredible at looking at product, merchandising and scaling a business that has had substantial growth." {Business of Fashion}

Dita Von Teese dismisses Kardashian waist-trainers
Dita Von Teese, recent author of "Your Beauty Mark," knows a thing or two about corsets. Regarding those waist trainers that the Kardashians have been promoting a little too relentlessly, Von Teese said that corsets with stretch materials don't work and that "if you really want to get into it, you should probably look into the real corset makers that have been doing it for decades and decades." {HuffPost Live

Tag Heuer to increase smartwatch production
LVMH-owned Tag Heuer was one of the few (luxury) brands to respond to Apple's entry into the wearables market with its own version of a smartwatch last month. And due to outsized demand from various retailers, the Swiss watchmaker will now increase production to 2,000 units a week from 1,200. {Bloomberg Business}

Ulta Beauty sales rise 22 percent in third quarter
Ulta Beauty released its third-quarter earnings for the three-month period ending in Oct. 31. Net sales increased 22.1 percent year-over-year to $910.7 million, while e-commerce sales were up 56.3 percent to $46.2 million. {WWD}

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