Must Read: Pippa Middleton's Wedding Dress a Boon for Giles Deacon, Carrie Fisher Covers 'Vanity Fair' - Fashionista

Must Read: Pippa Middleton's Wedding Dress a Boon for Giles Deacon, Carrie Fisher Covers 'Vanity Fair'

...And it looks like some big changes are coming to Berlin Fashion Week.
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Carrie Fisher photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair. 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Vanity Fair debuts "Star Wars"-dedicated issue
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the "Star Wars" franchise, Vanity Fair has revealed four special edition covers featuring the cast of the latest chapter, "The Last Jedi" (including the late, great Carrie Fisher), all photographed by Annie Leibovitz. The issue will be released in New York and Los Angeles on May 31, and nationally on June 6. {Vanity Fair} 

Giles Deacon expected to get a boost from Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton's lacy wedding gown may not have been revolutionary in its design, but it'll likely catapult its creator — fellow Brit Giles Deacon, known mostly for his more "eccentric" work — to a whole new level of fame and recognition. {New York Times}

Is weed the next frontier in fashion?
As so-called "weed culture" becomes more socially and legally acceptable, the amount of marijuana-themed fashion has increased — and it's proving to be a hit (get it?) with shoppers. {Glossy}

Hailey Baldwin covers Maxim
Men's mag Maxim has named 20-year-old Hailey Baldwin the loveliest female in the land as part of its annual Hot 100 List. She and her "dangerous curves," "wispy blonde hair," "big brown doe eyes" and "those pillowy lips" cover the June/July issue. {Maxim}

American fashion brands are navigating their first attempts at succession planning
Most established European fashion houses are no longer run by their founding designers, and now, many American brands like Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta are starting to follow suit. Can they, and others, manage to hand over the reins without losing their share of the market or alienating their customers? {Business of Fashion

How top women's magazines are doing online
With print publications still on the decline, WWD did a little sleuthing to find out which major women's mags are thriving digitally — and which are struggling. The consensus? Titles with younger audiences, like Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan, are generally thriving. As for the others? Well, it's not the worst news, but it could certainly be better. {WWD}

IMG plans consumer-driven approach in Berlin
Following its 10-year Berlin Fashion Week partnership with Mercedes-Benz, IMG is reportedly planning big changes for the event by making it more consumer-driven and indie designer-focused - and potentially switching its dates to September, when it would coincide with Berlin's Lollapalooza music festival. {WWD}

An inside glimpse into the biz of sneaker resale
Sneaker resale has evolved from a casual side-gig to a full-time career for many, thanks to the rise of online platforms and specialized consignment shops that make it easier and more profitable than ever. From Air Jordans to Yeezys and everything in-betweezy, Complex investigates the past, present and the likely future of reselling sneaks. {Complex}

Warby Parker's new, first-of-its-kind app will save you a trip to the doctor
Digital-first eyewear company Warby Parker has just launched one of its most groundbreaking tech initiatives yet: Prescription Check. The app allows eligible people with expired eyeglasses prescriptions to get a new one without physically seeing an optometrist, which is amazing because who likes going to the doctor? You can check your prescription in 20 minutes with an iPhone and computer, and hear back from an optometrist within 24 hours. {Warby Parker}

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