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Nicole Farhi CEO Resigns; Sarah Burton on Elsa Schiaparelli

Charlotte Gainsbourg for French <em>Elle</em>.
Charlotte Gainsbourg for French Elle. Photo: Kate Barry/Elle France

Nicole Farhi CEO Niki Scordi has stepped down from her post. The British brand was sold to private equity group Kelso Place Asset Management in January. [Vogue UK]

Said Sarah Burton of Elsa Schiaparelli: “I often look to Schiaparelli. I think she was an incredibly inspiring designer. We’ve had her on our research boards many times.” [Refinery29]

• Charlotte Gainsbourg covers Elle France, as photographed by Kate Barry and styled by Marine Braunschvig. The text reads “le nouveau sexy,” and Charlotte is wearing clothes, so this must be some sort of mistake. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Consistent with earlier reports, WWD also writes that Anna Wintour asked Vogue editors to wear pink dresses to tonight’s Met Gala. Of course, they had to send photographs of their dresses to Wintour ahead of time for approval. [WWD]

Maison Martin Margiela is opening a store at 363 Bleecker Street. [Racked]

Chanel will show its cruise collection at the Château de Versailles next week. [WWD]

Nicole Kidman and child posed for the June/July cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, photographed by Will Davidson. [Design Scene]

• Giuliana Rancic will shill products on HSN starting in September. [WWD]

BuzzFeed writes, “Birkins are as much a status symbol for flash sale sites as they are for the collectors.” Despite selling the bags for as much as $56,000, it seems like some sites aren’t trying to turn a profit. [Shift/BuzzFeed]

And now, Tim Gunn on prom season: “I hate prom clothes. I hate, loathe and despise them. For some reason, young women think it’s an opportunity to suddenly look like a hooker, and for young men — what’s with all these pastel tuxedos? Who doesn’t want to go classic with something black? I have to add that my heart goes out to young people, because I think the whole prom experience can be so incredibly painful. Just think about Cinderella and not about Snooki, that’s my advice for the women.[Troy Patch via HuffPo]

Meet Sandy Schreier, the Michigan woman who owns more than 15,000 couture pieces and somehow doesn’t wear them out on the town. Instead, she lends her pieces to museums or shows them to designers. [NYT]

Nicole Farhi CEO Resigns; Burton on Schiaparelli