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Priscilla Chan’s Wedding Dress a Hit; Rag & Bone’s First Handbag Is in Vogue

Versace's fall campaign.
Versace’s fall campaign. Photo: Versace

• Designer Claire Pettibone received tons of calls, tweets, and e-mails from people looking for the $4,700 dress worn by Mark Zuckerberg’s new wife, Priscilla Chan. Pettibone’s website had 26,000 unique visitors yesterday, compared with an average of 1,500. [WWD]

• And it’s fall campaign time! Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Versace’s fall ads, which star model Elza Luijendijk. [WWD]

• Here’s a better look at rag & bone’s first handbag, which was featured in the brand’s fall show but just made it into the latest issue of Vogue. [Refinery29]

• Of the return of her couture line, Donatella Versace said: “Couture is really important for a house like Versace because it gives me the opportunity to show how my imagination works: Fashion without boundaries and commercial restraints, made using the skills of artisans who are wonderfully steeped in the history of hand-made clothing.” [Mr. Blasberg]

• Candice Huffine poses in the buff for S Moda, marking another cover or editorial featuring a nude plus-size model. [HuffPo]

• Carolina Herrera hit $1 billion in sales last year. [WWD]

• “Schoolboy-turned-City-financier” James Eden is trying to save Aquascutum’s Northamptonshire factory. [Telegraph UK]

• And now, Phillip Lim on whom he designs for: “I know my customer now and when I design I try to put myself in her shoes, not literally but figuratively! I think, ‘if I were a woman, what would I want right now?’ I never think about trying to impress the buyers.” Literally would be even better. [Vogue UK]

• See Rodarte’s costumes for the L.A. Philharmonic’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in action. [Style]

• Anja Rubik on her vision for 25 magazine, which she edits: “I had the idea because I really loved the magazine Viva from the seventies, which was a Penthouse publication for women. I loved the vision of it, and that was what formed the inspiration for me. 25 is basically directed toward very strong-minded, ambitious women, who are very comfortable with themselves and their sexuality. I was thinking a lot recently and looking how sex is approached nowadays, and nudity, and bodies. Erotica kind of disappeared. The way we approach sex is either really prude or very vulgar.” [Style]

• Karolina Kurkova was photographed in black and white for Vogue Mexico by Nagi Saki and styled by Sarah Gore Reeves. [Design Scene]

Priscilla Chan’s Dress a Hit; Rag & Bone’s Bag