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Must Read: 'Vanity Fair' Announces 2017 Best-Dressed List, Rihanna's Fenty Puma Show Is The Most Buzzed-About NYFW Event

Plus, 'Refinery29' wants us to stop quoting the cerulean speech from "The Devil Wears Prada."
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Solange Knowles at Chloé's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Solange Knowles at Chloé's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Vanity Fair announces its 2017 best-dressed list 
The magazine revealed the 2017 edition of its annual best-dressed list — complete with notable style stars Solange Knowles and Charlotte Gainsbourg on the women's side and Gucci power-suited players Harry Styles and Donald Glover on the guy's side. In addition, Jaden Smith and his cut-off blonde dreadlocks made the "Originals" list, the Obamas received a nod as a fashionable couple and model Lauren Hutton was inducted into Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame. {Vanity Fair}

Rihanna's Fenty Puma show is the most buzzed-about NYFW event 
With numerous U.S. grown, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alums making the move to Paris Fashion Week, big-name designers at the New York shows seem to be dwindling — despite a schedule packed with more than 130 shows. But Rihanna will be holding her Fenty Puma show at NYFW, and it's one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season. The singer's buzzy Fenty Beauty collection is about to drop and her show is poised to be one big blow-out party, so don't be surprised if RiRi rules NYFW. {The New York Times

Refinery29's Connie Wang wants us to stop quoting the cerulean speech from "The Devil Wears Prada"
Miranda Priestly's sound-off on cerulean in "The Devil Wears Prada" has got to go, argues R29. Connie Wang makes a solid case for why it's not exactly relevant: First, she says, let's not confuse a Meryl Streep draped in Prada for IRL Anna Wintour — she doesn't dictate the fashion industry. Secondly, the trickle-down theory that she degrades a sad and TJ Maxx-ridden Andy with — this is pre-Chanel boot transformation — is false. Due to innovative production techniques, fast-fashion brands have a greater ability to implement trends they see on social media many seasons before those big-name designers send their overpriced cerulean-tinted collections down the runway. {Refinery29}

Vogue asks 19 insiders to weigh in on the future of New York Fashion Week
Vogue invited some big industry players to weigh in on the unpredictable and hotly debated future of New York Fashion Week. While some say we are entering into a beautiful new era ushered in by endless innovations in social media, most are of the persuasion that the week will become an incubator for emerging talent as opposed to an exclusive spectacle reserved for iconic designers. {Vogue}

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Pantone releases 12 colors for its Spring 2018 fashion week forecast 
The masters of color have spoken: Bring on the sunshine and rays of hope because it is the season of yellow. The hue forecasters say will boast self-expressive and gender neutral colors, culminating in bright shades of red, yellow, blue and purple, while softer shades of orange, rose, white and sand will also paint their way through spring runways. {WWD}

Tom Ford talks becoming one of the top five luxury brands in the world
In an interview with Business of Fashion, Tom Ford outlines his ambitious plan to globally dominate the luxury market with his eponymous label. The designer seeks to rev up his presence at NYFW, maintain direct relationships with his consumers by minimizing wholesale partners and wooing the next generation of luxury shoppers with some throwback '90s offerings. {Business of Fashion}

There are 40,000 people on the waitlist for Everlane's new denim collection
Everlane's first denim collection launches Sept. 7 at New York Fashion Week, and ethical apparel wearers are already clamoring to get their hands on the five jean styles. According to the brand, the waitlist is up to 40,000 — the largest to date for the clothing company that is rooted in transparency and sustainability. You can purchase the jeans here. {Glossy}

Ivy Park unveils fall campaign 
For fall, Beyoncé's global activewear line Ivy Park will celebrate uniqueness through four campaign stars who embody strength through their differences. The cast includes actress and trans activist Laverne Cox, Sudanese model Grace Bol, dancer Karen McDonald and male model Ralph Souffrant. "True beauty and power are born out of strength of character and defined from the inside out," Beyoncé said in the press statement. "There is no one standard of beauty." You can scroll through images from the Ivy Park fall campaign below. {Fashionista Inbox}

Alexander Wang collaborates with Procell on vintage band T-shirts 
From Sept. 6-13, Alexander Wang's Soho store will sell an exclusive curated selection of band T-shirts from vintage haven Procell. The tees are handpicked from Alex and reference the hip-hop and r&b stylings of Aaliyah, Dr. Dre, Wu Tang Clan, Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg and more. The store will have only 40 T-shirts in stock, and the vintage threads will range in cost from $300-$2,000. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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