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1. Prince: A Fashion Icon To Remember
Prince’s unapologetically flamboyant fashion sense made him an icon as much as his music did. Not one to conform to the tides of trends or social norms, his style — like that of David Bowie, who died in January – was gender-bending, but instead of androgyny like Bowie, Prince favored lace, frilly ruffles, bandanas and thick eyeliner. Designers from Tommy Hilfiger to Donatella Versace often cited the singer, who died Thursday at age 57, as a source of inspiration.
Italian fashion label Salvatore Ferragamo’s CEO Michele Norsa is stepping down from his position after 10 years on the job. Mr. Norsa plans to leave by the end of the year, waiting until a new chief executive has been named to make his exit. The announcement comes less than a month after creative director Massimiliano Giornetti departed from the company, ushering in a new era of leadership for the company. Mr. Norsa joined Ferragamo in 2006 and was at the helm when the company issued its initial public offering in 2011. A brand statement quoted by Reuters says, “Norsa has expressed the wish to prioritize family and to focus on new professional interests after a long period of intense efforts and rewarding results.”