Must Read: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Weighs In On the Chanel Rocket, Pharell's Photos As the First Man In A Chanel Handbag Campaign Are Here

Plus, Lubov Azria is leaving BCBG.
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Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Friday.

One of the first men on the moon shared thoughts on the Chanel rocket
Buzz Aldrin, an IRL astronaut who was aboard Apollo 11, is also a low-key fashion aficionado ("everyone knows that I like my bling," he claims) who walked for Nick Graham during NYFW:M this January. The 87-year-old commented on Karl Lagerfeld's latest runway gimmick — the Chanel rocket that appeared to actually take off at the end of the show — saying, "it looks realistic but it doesn't look big enough to really get to orbit." Aldrin also noted that he was "distracted by all of the attractive ladies," so the rocket apparently wasn't impressive enough to outweigh the female figure, in his view. {Vogue}

Pharell's Chanel handbag campaign — the brand's first featuring a man — is here
The brand announced the campaign back in January, but the first images have just been released. Pharell, the first man to star in a Chanel handbag campaign, has also walked the Chanel runway and appears alongside Kristen Stewart and Cara Delevingne. The pop star carries the Gabrielle bag in the images, which he's since started carrying in real life, too. On shooting with Lagerfeld, Pharrell claimed, "it was fun, I mean Karl knows what he wants, he knows what he's doing." {WWD}

Photo Credit: Karl Lagerfeld, courtesy of Chanel

Photo Credit: Karl Lagerfeld, courtesy of Chanel

BCBG creative director Lubov Azria is leaving the brand
The Californian brand, which filed for bankruptcy this month, will fill the position with former VP of design at BCBGeneration Bernd Kroeber. Lubov is the wife of Max Azria, who served as the brand's CEO until this past August. "With the strength of our leadership team and concentrated focus on areas of desired growth, I am excited by BCBG's prospects going forward," said interim CEO Marty Staff. {WWD}

Beloved British label Sibling is going on indefinite hiatus
The nine-year-old brand was known for bringing joyous knitwear to the London Fashion Week runway and was well-loved by many in the industry. The closure comes almost two years after one of the brand's three founding designers, Joe Bates, passed away. "Sibling is now on hiatus and liquidators have been appointed voluntarily to assist in winding down the business and studio," said a brand representative. The brand's last show happened in London in January. {Vogue UK}

Rebecca Ramsey named fashion director at The Cut and New York Magazine
Ramsey, the title's former style director, is replacing Amy Larocca in the role of fashion director. Larocca will now function as a fashion editor at large, and will focus more on in-depth fashion and culture stories. Editor in Chief Adam Moss claims that the role shifts are more of a "clarification" reflecting the work both editors were already doing, rather than an introduction of new duties. {WWD}

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