Skip to main content

Must Read: Prabal Gurung Collaborates with Toms, Kanye West to Perform at the 'Harper's Bazaar' Icons Party

Plus, Bill Cunningham's photo rights are valued at $1 million in court.
Prabal Gurung in Nepal. Photo: Courtesy of Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung in Nepal. Photo: Courtesy of Prabal Gurung

These are the stories making headlines on Friday.

Prabal Gurung launches collection with Toms
Toms just upped its fashion cred thanks to a new collaboration with Prabal Gurung. "Toms was a brand we had always hoped we could work with in some capacity," says the Nepalese designer. "I was put in touch with their team soon after the earthquake in Nepal through a mutual friend who does a lot of work for Nepal's healthcare system. He felt that the time was right and it was." The collection, priced $59 to $129, benefits Gurung's Shikshya Foundation Nepal and is available to shop now. {Vogue UK}

Kanye West will perform at the Harper's Bazaar annual Icons party 
Not surprisingly, the September issue cover co-star will be performing at the magazine's annual A-list Icons party in New York. But if you're in search of some of the rapper's bon mots ahead of his September 9 set, Bazaar has you covered. "[Kim] represents our modern-day Marie Antoinette," says West. "She gets hair and makeup every day, not just for a photo shoot. Why? Because every day is a photo shoot." {Page Six}

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Bill Cunningham's photo rights valued at $1 million
According to a filing in Manhattan Surrogates Court, Bill Cunningham's photographs are valued at $1 million, and his total net worth clocks in at $4 million. A legal discrepancy involving two different final wills has left the future of Bill Cunningham's estate unclear, however. A more recent will awards the legendary photographer's images, negatives and papers to his niece Patricia Simonson and the remainder of his assets to his four nephews and Louise Doktor, a longtime Cunningham muse. {Page Six}

Caudalie's cult product gets the designer treatment
The French beauty brand has teamed up with Jason Wu to relaunch of one of its most popular products, the Beauty Elixir. Inspired by the designer's love of all things feminine, the dressed-up bottle is printed with a lace design selected by Wu. The limited-edition, face mist will retail for $49 — the same price as the standard design — and will be available in Caudalie boutiques, and at Space NK stores. {WWD}

Cannes bans modest "Burkini" swimsuits

To address security concerns, the French beach town is banning full-body, head-covering swimwear typically worn by Muslim women. Cannes Mayor David Lisnard said in an ordinance that styles "manifesting religious affiliation in an ostentatious way, while France and its religious sites are currently the target of terrorist attacks, could create risks of trouble to public order." {Business of Fashion}

Never miss the latest fashion industry news. Sign up for the Fashionista daily newsletter.