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Must Read: Karl Lagerfeld Lightly Endorses Hillary Clinton, Vanessa Friedman of 'NYT' on What Makes a Good Fashion Critic

Plus, John Galliano speaks about addiction and living in the present.
Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel's fall 2016 show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel's fall 2016 show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Karl Lagerfeld lightly endorses Hillary Clinton
Karl Lagerfeld voiced his support for Hillary Clinton at Tuesday's Chanel fall 2016 show in Paris. He stated: "I think with the first black president, what they need now is the first woman president. That has to change too." He then added that "there's nobody else to support anyway." {Associated Press}

Vanessa Friedman talks being a good critic and fast fashion
Rather interestingly, Surface magazine chose The New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman as the subject of its latest in-depth profile. Friedman, who was photographed doing a trapeze workout at Williamsburg's Streb, touches on what makes a good critic ("not taking clothes too personally"), the current pace of the industry and her problem with the general attitude behind fast fashion. {Surface}

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John Galliano on addiction and staying in the present
Previously troubled designer John Galliano speaks candidly about dealing with alcoholism ("I won't say the desire or temptation ever goes away. It's a disease."), the friends that have stood by him and learning to stay in the present moment in a new interview. {WWD}

Stellene Volandes promoted to editor-in-chief of Town & Country
Stellene Volandes, formerly the Executive Style Director of Town & Country, has been promoted to editor-in-chief of the magazine. Volandes will continue to report to Editorial Director Jay Fielden, who replaced longtime Esquire EIC David Granger back in January. Volandes has previously worked at Departures and Vogue. {WWD}

Gucci unveils part two of its digital art project
Last fall, Gucci unveiled its collaborative digital art project called #GucciGram, featuring illustrations by international artists that showcased Gucci Blossoms and Caleido prints. For the second installment of the initiative, the Italian brand has partnered with several different artists from Asia — this time to showcase its Tian pattern inspired by Chinese landscapes.  {WWD}

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