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Raf Simons Poses for i-D; Thom Browne Wins Design Award

Andrej Pejic for <em>Black</em>.
Andrej Pejic for Black.

• Thom Browne won this year’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for fashion, after being a finalist in 2006, 2008, and 2009. [WWD]

• Vena Cava’s Lisa Mayock says the brand might create some lower-priced collections now that it’s partnered with Li & Fung. [Daily Front Row]

Andrej Pejic covers Black magazine wearing part of a pink shirt, as photographed by Mariah Jelena. [Design Scene]

And Raf Simons, whom you may have heard of from Dior, posed in a suit surrounded by flowers for i-D’s Summer 2012 edition. [Design Scene]

• More Met Gala fun! Here’s a look at invitations from years past. [Vogue]

Carmen Dell’Orefice describes her personal style: “Kind of a nothing casual. Comfort first, affordability second, event third. I have a collection of things that I’ve liked since 1945 that fit any occasion. Occasions, they’re always different. Trying to find out where am I going, what are they doing, what do I want to be part of? Not to offend, of course. And not to stand out in a bad way, but not to be a wallflower. To keep a balance, and to not make a fool of myself at 80.” [Styleite]

• Tinsley Mortimer gives tips on throwing bridal showers. [Shift/Buzzfeed]

Bagsnob.com is launching a Chinese version of its blog. [WWD]

As period dramas become more and more popular, costume designers in Hollywood are struggling to source the right clothes. [WSJ]

Rebecca Minkoff shares the best fashion advice she’s ever received: “If you can’t wear the shoes in your apartment, don’t leave the house in them.” [HuffPo]

Ed Burns, husband to Christy Turlington, admits that he gets by with a little style help from his wife: “Clearly, I don’t get out and shop. I disappoint my wife every day. When we have to go to something that is more legit, she does have to dress me.” [WWD]

Raf Simons on i-D; Thom Browne Wins Design Award