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Must Read: Dapper Dan Styles Conan O'Brien, Luxury Goods Market Saw Growth in 2017

Plus, Rick Owens is opening a giant exhibition of his work in Milan.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Dapper Dan styles Conan O'Brien 
Harlem couturier Dapper Dan first made a name for himself dressing hip-hop legends in custom creations that were inspired by high-fashion houses like Gucci. But now, the well-dressed tailor can add Conan O'Brien to his long list of celebrity clients. The style icon recently lent some of his signature swag to the red-headed talk show host when O'Brien stopped by the shop for a much-needed makeover. You can watch O'Brien's complete transformation in the video above. {Fashionista inbox}

The luxury goods market saw growth in 2017
With Gucci continuing to experience monumental sales growth and with Chinese buyers reaffirming their love for leather goods, the luxury sector is no longer losing its luster. In fact, 2017 proved to be a fine year for LVMH and Kering, which both reported steady sales growths. And with luxury brands increasingly embracing streetwear, more millennials have flocked to their pricey goods. {Business of Fashion}

Rick Owens is opening a giant exhibition of his work in Milan
Rick Owens, creator of all things sartorially strange, is curating an exhibition of his work that will open next month in Milan. Titled "Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman," the exhibition will contain a large selection of his designs, as well as various forms of art that have influenced his memorable (bizarre) work over the years. {Dazed}

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London-based stylists launch first publication, titled Chaos SixtyNine
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Balenciaga is the world's favorite fashion brand 
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Lanvin could lose its historic Paris flagship as the fashion house struggles with declining sales
In addition to experiencing steep drops in sales over the past several years, Lanvin is also at risk of losing its flagship men's store. Plagued by financial crisis, the descendants of Jeanne Lanvin could not afford to counter-bid the real estate sect of Compagnie Financière Richemont on the sale of the luxury label's historic building on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. According to WWD, Lanvin is in talks with its new building owner regarding its future in the space. {WWD}

Madewell collaborated with cult-favorite New York City brand No.6. on a line of dresses and jumpsuits
Madewell partnered with New York City-based vintage clothing label No.6 to reissue an eight-piece limited-edition collection of the brand's dresses and jumpsuits in its most loved archival prints. "We're huge fans of the brand," said Madewell's head designer Joyce Lee in a press statement. "[No.6's] modern take on retro silhouettes and prints is very in line with Madewell's approach to design and styling." You can browse and shop the holiday-ready capsule in the gallery below. {Fashionista inbox}

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