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Must Read: Lorde Wears Gucci on the Cover of 'Rolling Stone,' Neiman Marcus and Akola Launch Fine Jewelry Line

Plus, FIT is starting a degree program in Korea.
Lorde on the June 2017 issue of Rolling Stone. Photo: Instagram/@lordemusic

Lorde on the June 2017 issue of Rolling Stone. Photo: Instagram/@lordemusic

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.

Lorde covers Rolling Stone
Lorde covers Rolling Stone's June 2017 issue, posing in a sequin-encrusted Gucci suit and photographed by Peggy Sirota. The cover marks the second for the singer this month, as she also appears on Elle, wearing Dior in a shot by Mark Seliger. {Instagram/@lordemusic}

Neiman Marcus teams up with nonprofit brand Akola to launch fine jewelry
Social enterprise brand Akola, which is known for re-investing profits in the communities that produce its pieces as well as for its sustainable supply chain, is teaming up with Neiman Marcus to release a fine jewelry line. Designed by former John Hardy and Van Cleef & Arpels designer Guy Bedarida, the fine jewelry collection will debut in Fall 2017 and will retail for $195-$795. {Fashionista inbox}

FIT launches degree programs in Korea
Fashion design and fashion business management students at FIT will now have the option to complete their courses at SUNY Korea, which marks the third SUNY campus abroad after Florence and Milan. The programs, which lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, will start in August. {Fashionista inbox}

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Ralph Lauren names new CEO
American designer label Ralph Lauren names former Proctor & Gamble exec Patrice Louvet as new CEO. Lauren is quick to assert that the hire should not be viewed as a sign that he's personally winding down. "It's not [me] stepping away," he said. "I want to bring in someone who could help me. It's a big company." {WWD}

Meet the Chinese billionaire who may buy Jimmy Choo
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Carla Sozzani launches first 10 Corso Como concept store in New York
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Condé Nast looks to subscription boxes to supplement revenue
This June, GQ will join a list of Condé Nast publications including Brides, Condé Nast Traveler and Teen Vogue in offering a limited-edition subscription box featuring products curated by the publication's editors. While subscribers are relatively few for Condé's boxes, the publisher sees them as a "slim but profitable operation." {Digiday}

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