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Dolce & Gabbana Unveils a Virtual Alta Moda Spectacular

For Alta Moda, Dolce & Gabbana’s answer to couture, the destinations—Capri, Sicily, Lake Como—are just as glamorous as the clothes on display. This time around, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are marking summer, the return of la dolce vita, and their latest Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria, and Alta Gioielleria collections in a big way (albeit virtually). Via a private site for Dolce & Gabbana’s coterie of clients, the Italian house is showcasing all three collections. The site includes a video with an old-school slide show featuring snapshots of the Duomo in Milan and gondolas in Venice, harking back to the golden era of international travel. (Remember international travel?)

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Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda

Monica Feudi

Though there was no celeb-filled front row, the duo still brought the glamour with a collection inspired by Italian razzle-dazzle and travel and set in the house’s glamorous Milanese salon. Looking

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Shop Outdoor Voices Sale July 2020

As someone who has exclusively worn Outdoor Voices’ TechSweat leggings for months, I have zero shame in admitting I check the website regularly for sales. (I mean, you really can’t have too many pairs of leggings.) The day I’ve been waiting for is finally here: Right now, the retailer is taking up to 50 percent off select pieces in its OV Extra section. Outdoor Voices makes activewear that’s comfortable enough to wearing during virtual workouts and, you know, Netflix sessions. So, if you want to stock up on cozy clothes, now’s the time to fill your e-cart. But hurry! Sizes are running out fast. Peruse through the top styles below, stat.

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Soccer Longsleeve T-Shirt

Outdoor Voices

$45
$27

You don’t have to be the next Megan Rapinoe to love this soccer-themed shirt. Made out of comfortable cotton, this is one of those shirts you’ll want to wear for multiple

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Shami Oshun’s Nude Face Masks Are the Only Makeup You Need Right Now

Since face masks are basically a new form of makeup, it stands to reason that you should find the shade that’s right for you.

Enter California-based designer Shami Oshun. Known for her tech-forward fashion and best-selling color-changing Bev bag, the designer has released a collection of non-medical grade face masks that defy the idea that “nude” is relegated to a mere beige shade or just a handful of brown hues. The Nude Fashion Masks are available in a range of 14 colors with number one being the darkest shade.

Handmade in Oakland, each mask is crafted from mesh and two layers of cotton and features a filter pocket to allow for better airflow and protect your face from any particles emitted whenever someone talks, coughs, sneezes, etc. nearby. What’s more, each mask purchased helps Oshun donate more masks to a hospital or medical facility in need. Each mask costs

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Dior Made Tiny Haute Couture Gowns for Autumn-Winter 2021

From miniature horses to baby Air Jordans to tiny burritos YouTubers make for their pet hamsters, it is universally known that tiny versions of things are inexplicably cuter than their normal-sized counterparts. (The only exception to this rule is cupcakes, which are not nearly as adorable as full-sized cakes.) Dior took note and delivered its fall-winter couture collection in miniature proportions, proving that big things really do come in small packages.

Paying homage to Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945 traveling fashion exhibition that promoted Parisian couture during World War II, Dior presented a pint-sized collection of daywear sets in dark tweeds, softly pleated Grecian gowns, and modern interpretations of the Dior’s iconic New Look silhouette. Keeping in line with the rules of couture, each look is made entirely by hand by the Parisian house’s atelier, 40 percent smaller than its original size.

As with previous collections, creative director

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Chanel Haute Couture Is Inspired by Karl, Not Coco

While the opulence of building a enchanted forest inside the Grand Palais or constructing a monumental, thirty-foot sculpture of a jacket feels like a distant memory, the world of couture lives on. Digitally, at least. As the fashion industry continues to grapple with physical shows during the time of COVID-19, the big fashion houses move forward with virtual presentations. On the heels of Chanel’s first-ever video cruise show, the Parisian atelier presented its fall-winter couture line via the Internet.

Despite the change of format, the iconic label stuck to its lavish roots, with a dash of edgy romanticism. “I was thinking about a punk princess coming out of ‘Le Palace’ at dawn,” Virginie Viard stated in the brand’s press release. Delicate tweed sets in deep violet are embellished with precious gemstones, gowns sparkle with hand-beaded embroidery, and in true couture form, Chanel presented a modern Victorian bridal gown complete with

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