Must Read: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Drops to Its Lowest-Ever Ratings, Honoring the Fashion Figures We Lost in 2018

Plus, a guide to all fashion and art activations happening at Art Basel Miami Beach.
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Looks from the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Looks from the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show drops to its lowest-ever ratings  
Despite switching to a new network and a new night, the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired on Dec. 2, garnered its lowest ratings ever. The 2018 lingerie spectacle clocked in at 3.3 million viewers, a sharp drop from last year's telecast, which had around 5 million viewers. The show's viewership has consistently dropped by millions each year since 2013. {Entertainment Weekly

Honoring the fashion figures we lost in 2018
It's been a roller coaster kind of year that included the loss of many creative people. From iconic designers, whose names are sewn onto the bags we carry and whose legacies are deeply ingrained in the industry's fabric, to infamous editors and inimitable photographers, Vogue remembers the fashion figures who passed away in 2018. {Vogue}

A guide to all fashion and art activations happening at Art Basel Miami Beach 
Art Basel Miami returns this week — and with it, a number of glamorous fairs, events, talks, openings, parties and spin-off activations. Fashion and art lovers headed down to the Sunshine State will have several stops to make with every luxury brand holding events. Highlights include Prada's two-day pop-up at Freehand Miami centered around culture, and Dior's third installation of Dior Lady Art, which commissions artists to collaborate on the house's famed Lady Dior bag. {WWD

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was a snooze
It's safe to say Robin Givhan has not been entertained by the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. "It takes an extraordinary amount of ineptitude, laziness and sheer disregard to make a show as stultifying and lifeless as the Victoria's Secret one," Givhan writes. "The models are still homogeneous in body type. They are still treated like show ponies. But the one-hour TV special was such a nonevent of excruciating cliches and non-sexiness that it's not worth a cultural renovation. It's a teardown. Or we could all just get out of the way and let it rot until it falls down on its own." {The Washington Post

Versace takes another sartorial stroll down memory lane 
Donatella Versace mined her brother Gianni's archives for the label's Spring 2018 collection and again during its recent Pre-Fall 2019 show in New York, which saw the reincarnation of the 1994 safety-pin gown and the plunging chiffon number that Jennifer Lopez famously wore to the 2000 Grammys. Versace's not alone: Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Dior and Prada have all revisited old icons in hopes that the past will lend some of its magic to the uncertain climate of the present. But in a new piece for The New York Times, Vanessa Friedman argues that all these sartorial trips down memory lane are starting to get stale. {The New York Times

Hill City might save Gap
Gap Inc. isn't doing too hot, and has announced plans to close many of its namesake stores. However, Hill City, the company's new online-only male version of Athleta, may be just what it needs in order to stay afloat in the difficult retail environment. The men's activewear brand made its debut in September and is testing out new ways to communicate and connect with consumers via Facebook Messenger and Twitter. {WWD

The Mighty Company teamed up with Ilaria Urbinati on a charitable capsule collection
The Mighty Company teamed up with celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati on a capsule collection, with all the profits benefitting Unchained At Last, an organization dedicated to ending forced and child marriage in the U.S. Inspired by a break-up and the classic parting phase, "I need space," Urbinati and the luxury jacket brand created a three-piece capsule filled with metallic leathers, emblazoned with light-hearted phrases and decorated with planetary and celestial hand-cut elements. Actress Lili Reinhart stars in the campaign, which you can see below. {Fashionista inbox} 

Lili Reinhart wearing a jacket from The Mighty Company x Ilaria Urbinati's "The Breakup Collection." Photo: Willner/Courtesy of The Mighty Company

Lili Reinhart wearing a jacket from The Mighty Company x Ilaria Urbinati's "The Breakup Collection." Photo: Willner/Courtesy of The Mighty Company

Dirk Standen exits Condé Nast branding agency 
Dirk Standen, who has served as the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast's creative agency 23 Stories since its launch in 2015, announced his exit from the company on Tuesday. Before heading up the publisher's branding agency, Standen served as a the editor-in-chief of the now defunct Style.com. The news of his departure comes a few weeks after Condé Nast revealed plans to expand 23 Stories as "CNX" under John Deschner, who was tapped from outside the company to be managing director of the new branding group. {WWD

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