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Karl Lagerfeld: ‘Black Is Beautiful’; Rihanna Wore Vintage Chanel Sunnies

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• This is what Karl Lagerfeld had to say at Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition in Paris: “This is like our jean, our T-shirt … Black is a very becoming color on most people, always elegant. Black is beautiful, as they used to say in America.” [WWD]

• Jennifer Lawrence says, “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress,” in her Elle UK interview. [Fashionista]

• Rihanna wore vintage Chanel sunglasses, circa 1994, during the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. [FashionIndie]

• Nigel Barker had to rescue all his photo negatives from his flooded West Village home after Hurricane Sandy. “Three days my negatives were under water, under seven feet of water. This is stuff that I had from 20 years ago … One of the lucky things is, if you get to them when they are wet, you can sometimes save them — it just takes a lot of time and a lot of space.” [Page Six]

• Savannah Miller on starting a fashion label without her sister Sienna: “I’ve been hiding behind my sister for long enough. It was really time to stand on my own two feet.” [Vogue UK]

• Dazed Digital interviews Diane Pernet on the changes in fashion film. “As far as I’m concerned, the fashion film has to fulfill the same criteria as any other film and that is not the case when it is a fashion shoot in motion or a look book being filmed,” she says. “Most important is to have the film take us somewhere we’ve never been and to develop a unique aesthetic. And to do this while putting fashion in the role of the protagonist, rather than just as a prop.” [Dazed Digital]

• H&M is the world’s number one buyer of organic cotton. [Ecouterre]

• Model Devon Aoki, whose pregnanct news broke Wednesday, is expecting a girl. [Modelinia]

Karl Lagerfeld: ‘Black Is Beautiful’