Must Read: YSL Co-Founder Pierre Bergé Passes, Rag & Bone Ditches NYFW For A Charitable Project

Plus, how Supreme lost its cool.
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Pierre Bergé at the Spring 2017 Saint Laurent show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Pierre Bergé at the Spring 2017 Saint Laurent show. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Saint Laurent co-founder passes away at 86
Pierre Bergé — known to most as a driving force behind the creation of Yves Saint Laurent and a respected art patron — passed away Friday at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was the business brains behind the storied fashion house since its inception in 1961 and the lifetime partner to Saint Laurent himself. {Business of Fashion}

Rag & Bone ditches NYFW for a charitable project 
Rag & Bone is trading its traditional NYFW runway show for a self-portrait project focused on celebrating individuality and giving back. The brand tapped Carolyn Murphy, Melanie Ward and Tali Lennox and many more to take self-portraits; their pictures are being presented, along with the label's spring collection, via individual appointments. CEO and Creative Director Marcus Wainwright tacked on a charitable aspect with each self-portrait participant agreeing to accept a charitable donation, in lieu of compensation, to be made to his or her favorite charity. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Has Supreme lost its cool?
This piece looks at how Supreme has lost its downtown-cool, skate-scene underpinnings and now offers up limited batches of high-priced goods to the fashion elite. Furthermore, the brand used to gain its exclusivity clause from insider knowledge, but now it reaps its over-hyped rarity from those with money. {StyleZeitgeist}

Maya Rudolph, Macaulay Culkin and more star in trailer for new Kenzo film
Kenzo released a trailer for its short film, titled "Cabiria, Charity, Chastity," directed by actress Natasha Lyonne from "Orange Is the New Black." The vaudevillian-themed film stars some "SNL" favs — Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen — along with Macaulay Culkin, Greta Lee, Matt Lucas and more. In the 40-second teaser, we see a cat-eyed, blonde-wigged Rudolph singing passionately in French. Watch the full trailer below. {Hypebeast}

John Galliano's work for Maison Margiela gets an exhibit in Los Angeles
From Sept. 8 to Sept. 21, influential LA boutique Maxfield has opened up its Jean Prouvé House — the conceptual pop-up space in its courtyard — to John Galliano's Fall 2017 "Artisanal" collection for Maison Margiela. The couture-quality pieces are displayed like an art exhibition that also offers a behind-the-scenes view into Galliano's creative process through various inspiration elements, fabrics and instruments. And people say there's not enough culture in LA. {Fashionista inbox}

Cartoon fashion exhibition hits New York 
Numerous collections and exhibitions dedicated to fashion and its fixation on cartoon characters prove designers gravitate towards the little humorously drawn figures. There's Givenchy's Bambi, Coach's Mickey Mouse and Moschino basically lives on Cartoon Network. A traveling exhibition dedicated to this intersection arrives Friday at Brookfield Place and will remain until Oct. 1. The exhibition also consists of 64 Snoopy and Belle dolls dressed by big-name designers including Calvin Klein, DVF, Rodarte, MonseOscar de la Renta and more. {The New York Times}

Claudia Schiffer is proud to have been the original Barbie supermodel
Claudia Schiffer posed as a Barbie doll for Vogue Italia in 1994. For Schiffer, the shoot wasn't equating models to the voiceless mannequin nature of dolls. Instead, the shoot was a striking contrast to the way society had come to view models in that decade; the '90s era supermodels were major personalities and for the first time the world knew these long-legged sylphs by their names and not their waist or hip size. {Telegraph}

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