Must Read: Palace Confirms Polo Ralph Lauren Collaboration, Balenciaga Faces Another Lawsuit

Plus, Virgil Abloh's debut collection for Louis Vuitton hit stores.
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Model Jing Wen in a Palace skateboards shirt outside of the Paco Rabanne show in Paris. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

Model Jing Wen in a Palace skateboards shirt outside of the Paco Rabanne show in Paris. Photo: Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Palace confirms Polo Ralph Lauren collaboration 
If you can't beat them, join them: As streetwear continues to rule fashion, American heritage brands are linking up with newer labels favored by all the digitally savvy cool kids. First, Tommy Hilfiger teamed up with Kith on a nostalgia-fueled capsule for Fall 2018. And now, Polo Ralph Lauren is collaborating with Palace on an upcoming collection, which both brands confirmed on Instagram early Monday morning. {@palaceskateboards/Instagram} 

Balenciaga faces another lawsuit 
Balenciaga is in trouble with the law once again for copying another company's designs. This time, it's not a New York souvenir company that's after the Demna Gvasalia-led label; instead, it's The CAR-FRESHNERCorporation. The fashion brand released a range of $267 keyrings that look like air freshener trees you put in your car for a pine cone-scented ride. According to Hypebae, The CAR-FRESHNERCorporation is now suing the label for copying its signature car accessory, stating that the trees have become "staples of American culture, familiar to millions of consumers who encounter these products and marks in a wide variety of commercial contexts." {Hypebae

Virgil Abloh's debut collection for Louis Vuitton hit stores 
Virgil Abloh dropped his first men's collection for Louis Vuitton at a one-week pop-up store in London over the weekend. The space featured red walls covered in a print from "The Wizard of Oz" showing Dorothy dreaming in a field of poppies. The clothes, meanwhile, were displayed in a transparent box printed with the LV monogram in a rainbow of colors, reminiscent of the color gradient runway that Abloh set up in the Palais-Royal Garden for his show in June. {WWD

Meet the beauty industry's equivalent to Diet Prada 
There's a new sheriff on Instagram looking for beauty brands that rip-off Glossier, and it's called "Esteé Laundry." The account, which is essentially a Diet Prada for the beauty industry, recently received a burst of followers when it posted a leaked email that appeared to direct Sunday Riley's employees to write positive comments on the brand's products. {Hypebae

These are the top 10 most Googled Halloween costumes this year
Basic bitches are still googling how to dress up as witches and rabbits for Halloween, according to Vogue, which released the top 10 most Googled costumes in the U.S. this year. Other highly searched for costumes ran the gamut from royal family enthusiast  — see princess – to comic book fan — see Harley Quinn. But it would appear that gamers are coming out in full force this Hallow's Eve, because Fortnite was the number-one most Googled costume. {Vogue

The prestige skin-care category is booming thanks to female entrepreneurs 
Sales for the prestige skin-care category are up 16 percent in the first half of this year, to $2.7 billion. According to Larissa Jensen, executive director and industry analyst at The NPD Group, the increase can be attributed to female-founded brands that are utilizing clean ingredients and communicating on an emotional level. "Women are natural storytellers and the story today is all about the product," Jensen told WWD. "Women have a better connection with their audience." {WWD

Gucci's president talks future growth 
Gucci's President Marco Bizzarri spoke with Business of Fashion Founder and Chief Executive Imran Amed at last week's BoF's China Summit in Shanghai about the luxury label's future growth. In the interview, Bizzarri touched on the brand's tumultuous relationship with China's e-commerce platforms over the years and opened up about an internal company video leaked the week prior, which showed him reassuring staff about the inevitable slowdown in growth for the brand. {Business of Fashion

BaubleBar collaborated with Micaela Erlanger on a jewelry collection
Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger collaborated with BaubleBar to design a collection of jewelry launching Monday. The entire line will retail for under $100 and will include a selection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and a few hair accessories. You can see some of the pieces from the collaboration in the gallery below. {Fashionista inbox} 

A beauty company is suing Kylie Cosmetics for copyright infringement
According to TMZ, a company called Sheree Cosmetics has filed a lawsuit against Kylie Jenner and Kylie Cosmetics for allegedly stealing its "Born to Sparkle" makeup collection. The company claims that Kylie Cosmetics not only copied the name of the range, but also made products in similar colors with similar packaging. It may be a difficult case for Sheree to win, however; the company filed for a trademark on Aug. 30, while Jenner's version launched at the beginning of the same month. {TMZ}

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