Must Read: Rumors of a Rei Kawakubo Costume Institute Exhibition, Alexander McQueen & Isabella Blow Movie in Development

Plus, Barbie reaches influencer status on Instagram.
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Plus, Barbie reaches influencer status on Instagram.
A look from the Comme des Garçons fall 2016 couture collection. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

A look from the Comme des Garçons fall 2016 couture collection. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.

Sources say Rei Kawakubo will be the focus of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition
The enigmatic designer and woman behind Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market will reportedly be the Costume Institute's sole subject next spring. It would mark only the second time a living designer has been honored by the museum with a solo exhibition, after a Yves Saint Laurent show in 1983. A Met spokeswoman declined comment to WWD. {WWD}

An Alexander McQueen/Isabella Blow film is happening
A movie depicting the relationship between the late British designer and his muse, the late fashion editor Isabella Blow, is in the works. Entitled "The Ripper," the film will document the tumultuous friendship between the designer and the fashion editor, and will be produced by Maven Pictures with Gesha-Marie Bland as screenwriter. The iconic duo frequently collaborated together and continue to be recognized for their contributions to the industry. {Variety} 

That's right: Barbie is an #influencer
Sponsored Instagram posts have become a hotly debated topic recently and, as it turns out, America's favorite doll is cashing in, too. Do a quick scroll through @barbiestyle and you'll find Barbie's first ever #sponcon posts, featuring a blowout courtesy of Dyson Hair (yep, complete with a Barbie-sized Supersonic and everything) and a Dyson-sponsored trip to Hawaii. Barbie is making the most out of its (her?) 1.5 million followers by working with a team of designers to create custom outfits and employing both an in-house marketing team and a top fashion publicity firm to build partner relationships. {WWD}

Lily-Rose Depp's Chanel No. 5 teasers are here
In a series of two 10-second teaser clips, Depp, the face of the newest fragrance addition to the Chanel No. 5 family, touts the tagline for the new scent, "You know me, and you don't," while looking positively mysterieuse. The film campaign was directed by Swedish filmmaker Johan Renck and full-length videos will hit the internet later this year. {i-D}

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