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Must Read: What People Bought at Supreme's Largest Auction to Date, Is Karl Lagerfeld the Donald Trump of Fashion?

Plus, Marco Gobbetti outlines his goals for Burberry with Riccardo Tisci at its helm.
Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Is Karl Lagerfeld the Donald Trump of fashion? 
Chanel and Fendi have remained untouched by Karl Lagerfeld's insensitive commentary that has offended whole counties and races. Meanwhile, other brands are dragged on social media and experience boycotts with one political misstep. What makes Lagerfeld and his luxury labels immune to the scrutiny of others? In a new piece for The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman argues that Lagerfeld may be the Donald Trump of fashion. {The New York Times

What people bought at Supreme's largest auction to date
Supreme invaded the high-end Artcurial auction house in Paris on Wednesday, and here's what people bought: a Supreme x Louis Vuitton Malle Courrier 90 Trunk for $104, 312, a Supreme x Everlast punching bag for $23,886 and Supreme x Everlast boxing gloves for $10,030, because you need your boxing gloves to match the bag. {Hypebeast

Marco Gobbetti outlines his goals for Burberry with Riccardo Tisci at its helm
Burberry's CEO Marco Gobbetti is in great spirits and is feeling super confident about picking Riccardo Tisci to takeover on the design front. On Wednesday, he addressed analysts and the media at the brand's headquarters in London, where he waxed poetic about Tisci's skills and potential to take Burberry to new heights, especially in the accessories arena. {WWD}

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The inspiration behind the new Comme des Garçons line
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Scentbird raises $18.6M in series A funding round
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Furla to go co-ed for September 2018 presentation 
Following in the footsteps of many designers who have decided to hold co-ed runway shows moving forward, Furla announced Thursday that it will present its men's and women's collections together as one in September. In the past, Furla has showed its men's spring collections during Men's Fashion Week in June. {Fashionista inbox} 

Adwoa Aboah covers Time's "Next Generation Leaders" issue
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