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Fashion Week Will Have a Record Number of Men’s Shows; Emma Watson Visits Bangladesh

• New York Fashion Week will include a record 42 men’s collections next month. [WWD]

• See a video of Emma Watson visiting the garment factory in Bangladesh where the clothes for her ecolabel, People Tree, are made. The actress also modeled the latest collection in her last shoot before chopping off all her hair. [Daily Mail UK]

• Cathy Horyn defined three standout e-commerce sites — Shopbop, La Garçonne, and Net-a-Porter — and grilled their stylish young directors about fall trends. [NYT]

Isabel Toledo for Payless shoes have been arriving at some NYC stores before their September 7 on-sale date. [NYDN]

• R.J. Cutler filmed a short documentary chronicling the Fashion Week preparations of rag & bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. The film will screen at the Crosby Hotel cinema room on September 8, and afterward it will be available for viewing at rag-bone.com and Starbucks’ frappuccino.com website. [WWD]

• An exhibit of Vivienne Westwood’s shoes, featuring almost 200 designs from 1973 to 2010, opened at London’s Selfridges department store today. “I like artificial things and I think that’s what we are. I think civilization is artificial, otherwise we would be living in trees, and it’s wonderful walking in shoes,” Westwood said. [Telegraph UK]

Chloé’s chairman and chief executive officer, Ralph Toledano, is reportedly being replaced by Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, the former CEO of Liberty. [WWD]

Yigal Azrouël is debuting a shoe line at Fashion Week. Expect to see perforations, color blocking, and pops of neon. [Vogue Daily/Vogue]

Elle has selected 22 students from the Rhode Island School of Design to stage a runway show at Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater on September 9. [Daily Front Row]

Fashion Week Will Have a Record Number of Men’s Shows; Emma Watson Visits Bangladesh