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Must Read: All Bets Are on Meghan Markle Wearing Ralph & Russo for Royal Wedding, Kanye West Apologizes Over Stolen Designs

Plus, Gucci opened a brand new store in Soho.
Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce her engagement to Prince Harry. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce her engagement to Prince Harry. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

All bets are on Meghan Markle wearing Ralph & Russo down the aisle 
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal nuptials are less than two weeks away, which leaves much of the world waiting eagerly to see what the former "Suits" actress will wear down the aisle. According to Page Six, Markle has opted for a "heavily beaded" Ralph & Russo dress inside the chapel and will change into a dress by either Erdem Moralioglu, Stella McCartney or Christopher Bailey (designers all based in the UK) for the black-tie evening reception. {Page Six

Gucci opens store in SoHo 
Gucci set up its newest retail outpost — a 10,000-square-foot space lined with floral-covered sofas and exposed brick walls — in SoHo this weekend. The brand's chief executive Marco Bizzarri said the store has an inviting and playful aesthetic designed to attract internet-savvy, millennial consumers. {Business of Fashion

Kanye West apologizes over stolen Nike designs
On Thursday, ex-Nike designer Tony Spackman, accused Kanye West of stealing his designs after the rapper posted sketches of a new Yeezy shoe on his Twitter that resembled a shoe Spackman created 10 years prior. West then took to Twitter to say that the designs had been brought to him and that this person has been immediately let go from the Yeezy team. He also gave credit to Spackman for his original shoe design. {Hypebae

Inside the pre-Met Gala party that was filled with models and pasta
Ahead of the Met Gala on Monday evening, a crop of models and "It" kids joined Vogue at Forlini's on Saturday night to toast the upcoming exhibit opening and supposedly eat plates of pasta — although a total count of three noodles appear in the images from the event. Nevertheless, see how the pretty partied here. {Vogue

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Behind the fake news campaign designed to tarnish the reputation's of Russian's biggest fashion influencers 
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Artcurial in France to hold biggest Supreme auction to date 
On May 16, Artcurial, a storied French auction house, will start the bidding on the world's largest Supreme auction to date. The offering will include 150 items ranging from rare Supreme box logo T-shirts to a Louis Vuitton x Supreme trunk — which will start at a whopping $84,000 — and Supreme x Damien Hirst skate decks. {Business of Fashion

Nike CEO apologizes about toxic corporate culture
Nike's chief executive Mark Parker called an all-staff meeting on Thursday to apologize to employees for allowing a corporate culture that excluded some staff and failed to take seriously complaints about workplace issues. The meeting followed weeks of turmoil at the sportswear giant, which resulted in the abrupt removal of several senior male executives. {The Wall Street Journal

Inside Patagonia's fight with President Trump 
Patagonia sued the president back in December, and is still involved in a legal feud with the Trump administration. To better understand the outdoor retailer's decision to take legal action and its unique position as a powerful political player, The New York Times reviewed Patagonia's decades-long support of grass-roots environmentalists and history of political activism. {The New York Times

Gosha Rubchinskiy on the end of his namesake label and fashion's power to unite 
During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi, Gosha Rubchinskiy gave a speech in Russian about topics ranging from no longer showing his namesake label to street fashion's ability to unite the youth. The designer also touched on his skate shop in Moscow and how he met Adrian Joffe, the husband of Rei Kawakubo and the head of Comme des Garçons. {Vogue

Gucci unveils collaboration with Dapper Dan 
Gucci teased its first ready-to-wear apparel and accessories collection in collaboration with Dapper Dan just in time for its SoHo store opening, where the range will be exclusively available until a wider roll-out for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. The Gucci-Dapper Dan range is inspired by the Harlem couturier's archive and re-imagines his heavily logoed and custom garments in Gucci's luxury materials. {Highsnobiety

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