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Michelle Pfeiffer Covers Interview Mag for First Time in Almost 30 Years [Interview]
Almost 30 years after her first cover shoot with Interview magazine in August 1988, Michelle Pfeiffer is reclaiming her spot. For the April 2017 issue, the 58-year-old actress was photographed by Mikael Jansson at Chateau Marmont sporting a sheer Valentino gown. She was interviewed by Darren Aronofsky, director of Mother!, which stars Pfeiffer alongside Kristen Wiig and Jennifer Lawrence, for the accompanying story.
Hot Topic Is Still Hot With Millennials [Yahoo]
According to a report by data and software company Cambridge Analytics, the most popular retailers among millennials in Middle America are Urban Outfitters, Charlotte Russe and Hot Topic. The report is based on the responses of more than 220 million people. Hot Topic’s inclusion on the list raised a few eyebrows considering that, like most mall brands, the retailer suffered in the mid 2000s before being acquired by Sycamore Partners in 2013 for $600 million.
LVMH Prize Finalists Revealed [Fashionista]
For the first time, a unisex jewelry and clothing designer, Yoon Ahn, has been named to this year’s shortlist of eight finalists for the LVMH Prize. The finalists also include Atlein womenswear designer (and Raf Simons apprentice) Antonin Tron. The group will show their collections at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris on June 16 in front of jury members Maria Grazia Chiuri, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Pheobe Philo and Riccardo Tisci. The winner will receive 300,000 euros ($325,000) and a year of mentorship from LVMH.
Amazon to Acquire Middle Eastern E-Commerce Site Souq.com [Tech Crunch]
Amazon will acquire popular Middle Eastern e-tailer Souq.com for an undisclosed sum as part of its plan to expand its presence in the region. Souq is one of the largest e-tailers in the Arab world and has been referred to as the “Amazon of the Middle East.” Last year, the company was given a $1 billion valuation; however, analysts estimated that Amazon’s offer was more in the $600 million-$800 million range.
Westfield Century City Announces New Tenants [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Call them the new mall staples: Westfield Century City, which is currently undergoing a massive reconstruction process to be completed later this year, has announced a new fleet of boutiques joining its roster, including less traditional mall stores Zadig & Voltaire, Current/Elliot, R.M. Williams and Sandro. As reported, Nordstrom, a renovated Macy’s, an Equinox gym, Eataly and Shake Shack are also adding to the mall’s repertoire.
Those Sparkly Saint Laurent Boots Will Cost $10K [WWD]
The sparkly Saint Laurent boots shown in February at Anthony Vaccarello’s second YSL show are, arguably, Hollywood’s (and Rihanna’s) most lust-worthy accessory of the season — but they don’t come cheap. The disco ball-like kicks, made with more than 3,000 rhinestones per shoe, will run you a cool $10,000. The boots, which likely won’t be available for a few months, already have wait lists at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman stores.
Donald Trump Jr. Embraces Internet Meme War, Creates Meme of Himself [Instagram]
Donald Trump Jr.’s portrait from last week’s profile in The New York Times shows the First Son awkwardly seated on a tree stump. The uncomfortable looking pose inspired countless memes, but Trump Jr. wants you to know he’s in on the joke. He has taken to Instagram to repost several of the best memes, and just today, created his own showing his portrait side-by-side with an image of the “Elf on a Shelf” children’s toy. “Who wore it better???” he captioned the post. “I can’t help myself. I couldn’t just #repost other people’s memes I had to take matters into my own hands and get in the meme war. Let me know your thoughts. EMBRACE THE MEME WAR!!!”