Must Read: Valentino to Show in New York, Alicia Keys Covers 'V' Magazine

Plus, how Wet Seal is planning a holiday season comeback.
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A look from the Valentino spring 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

A look from the Valentino spring 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines on Monday.

Valentino is coming to New York City
Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli announced his plans to stage the house's forthcoming pre-fall 2017 runway show in New York City on Jan. 11, 2017. (The exact location is still TBD.) "New York seems to me the ideal location for the pre-collections," Piccioli told WWD in a new interview. "It's international and has such charm." {WWD}

Alicia Keys covers V's November issue
The singer, whose new album "Here" addresses themes such as representation and social justice, appears on one of the five covers for V's November "Star Power" issue — the rest will be released this week — photographed by Inez & Vinoodh. View the cover below, and be sure to pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on Nov. 10. {Fashionista inbox}

Alicia Keys for "V" Magazine. Photo: Inez & Vinoodh/V Magazine

Alicia Keys for "V" Magazine. Photo: Inez & Vinoodh/V Magazine

Will pop-up shops be the secret to reviving Wet Seal?
The former shopping mall mecca has its eye on making a holiday season comeback with a series of nationwide pop-up shops in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, as well as two in Oklahoma and four in Georgia. The stores will be open from Nov. 3 through the end of January, and will carry the same selection as existing brick-and-mortar locations. Overall, the brand's focus will be on giftable and cold-weather items, including sweaters, and holiday-themed accessories, according to Angelo D’Agostino, Wet Seal's vice president of brand marketing. {WWD}

The Elder Statesman is teaming up with the NBA
First there was Public School and New Era teaming up with the MLB, and now this: Los Angeles-based brand The Elder Statesman is launching a "luxury apparel and accessories" range for men and women, which will include accessories, T-shirts and sweaters — think $420 cashmere logo beanies, $590 printed silk-cashmere T-shirts and $1,620 cashmere sweaters. The collection will be carried at Barneys New York starting Nov. 4 with select items also available via the brand's e-commerce site. "I grew up in the height of the Jordan era," designer Greg Chait told Business of Fashion. "I was heavily influenced by the NBA. There was no thing bigger." {Business of Fashion}

The fashion industry is #WithHer
Largely speaking, the fashion industry — a generally liberal-minded group — hasn't been shy about its candidate of choice come Nov. 8. (That would be Hillary Clinton.) Several designers, industry executives and editors have held major fundraising events for the Democratic presidential candidate, in addition to donating to her campaign. (According to data from January 2015 through September of this year, that number is estimated at $628,305.) {WWD}

James Galanos, "designer for the elite", dies at 92
The designer, who was perhaps most known for dressing former First Lady Nancy Reagan, died on Sunday at his West Hollywood home at the age of 92. Over the course of his career, Galanos was the recipient of numerous Coty Awards, a lifetime achievement award from the CFDA as well as a bronze plaque on New York City's Fashion Walk of Fame. {The New York Times}

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