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Must Read: Barbara Streisand Covers 'W,' Salvatore Ferragamo Appoints Design Trio

Plus, Philipp Plein on why sex in fashion sells.
Barbara Streisand for "W" Magazine. Photo: Steven Meisel

Barbara Streisand for "W" Magazine. Photo: Steven Meisel

These are the stories making headlines on Thursday.

Barbara Streisand is W's December cover star
The iconic singer appears in a Steven Meisel-lensed editorial for the December issue of the fashion glossy, and we have to give it to her: Babs has still got it. Click the link to read the full story, and check out her screen test with W'Lynn Hirschberg, below. {W Magazine}

Meet Ferragamo's new design trio
Following Massimiliano Giornetti's departure in March, three designers will jointly take the creative helm of the brand, in a move that can only suggest further shakeups to come from new CEO Eraldo Poletto. As we reported yesterday, Fulvio Rigoni will be the womenswear design director and Guillaume Meilland will be in charge of menswear. Paul Andrew will remain on board as design director of women's footwear, a role he began this past September. {Fashionista Inbox}

For Philipp Plein, "it's all about sex."
Designer Philipp Plein shares his story on establishing himself as a designer (one with an impressive celebrity following, to boot) and why in fashion, sex sells. "We're the 20-year-old girl that everybody wants to fuck," said Plein. "Maybe people don't want to admit it, but it's true — in the end, it's all about sex." {The Evening Standard}

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Glamour UK to expand format and focus on mobile
As the title approaches its 15th birthday, the British edition of Glamour is set to revamp its strategy in a move to breathe new life into the struggling British fashion magazine market. According to Condé Nast U.K., there will be an increased priority on mobile content, and starting with the February 2017 issue, the title will be expanding the magazine format from "handbag size" to a standard issue glossy, with heavier paper stock and a "more sophisticated [design] direction." {WWD}

Carolina Herrera's secrets to success
The Venezuelan-born socialite-turned-fashion designer sat down with BoF to share her secret to longevity in fashion (her brand is projected to generate $1.2 billion in retail sales this year, so yeah, she's still going strong), and how she made a name for herself after being muse to designers like Halston and Oscar de la Renta. "They said I was going to do it for a year or two and I was going to disappear," said Herrera of her early critics. "I proved them wrong. After 35 years, I am still here." {Business of Fashion}

Chanel opens its first footwear boutique
Ahead of peak holiday shopping season, Chanel is doubling down with a series of renovations at three locations, in addition to opening its inaugural shoes-only store, located in Ala Moana, Hawaii. The 1,100-square-foot space is an entirely novel move for the brand and demonstrates the importance of the category to the house. {WWD}

Westward Leaning launches customization service
The San Francisco-based eyewear brand is now allowing customers to select from four frames — available in over 24 different colors and finishes — and choose lens and side piece options. Pricing will vary among specifications, but will range from $205 to $365, and the service will be available exclusively via the brand's website. {Fashionista inbox}

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