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Miranda runs for governor as Ferragamo gets protective
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VOTE FOR MORE SEX IN THE CITYLet’s hear it for the fashion set – Cynthia Nixon, better known as Miranda in Sex and the City has announced that she’s officially running for governor of New York. The born-and-bred New Yorker officially announced her candidacy on Twitter on Monday, in a video that highlighted how long she’s spent in the city (and not just to film Sex and the City), and her focus on improving New York’s huge income gap. Will Miranda’s prim lawyerly style rub off on one of the most fashionable cities in the world? That’s yet to be revealed.
“New York is my home,” Nixon says in the video. “I’ve never lived anywhere else. When I grew up here, it was just my mom and me in a one-bedroom fifth-floor walk-up. New York is where I was raised and where I’m raising my kids. I’m a proud public school graduate and a prouder public school parent. I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today.”
The question is whether Cynthia/Miranda stands a chance in a city that is blatantly anti celebrity politicians, since Donald Trump ruined it for all the TV stars in his wake.
HAVE YOU MET MR JONES?Dior this week confirmed that designer Kim Jones will take over as artistic director of Dior Homme. He’ll succeed Kris van Assche, who has stepping down after 11 years at the brand, and is expected to take up a new assignment within the LVMH Group. Jones left Louis Vuitton two months ago and will present his first collection for Dior Homme in June as its new creative head of ready-to-wear and accessory collections. His appointment is the first major business decision of Pietro Beccari, who became chairperson and chief executive officer at Christian Dior Couture six weeks ago after stints at Fendi and Louis Vuitton, where he worked with Jones.
PROTECTIVE MEASURESSalvatore Ferragamo has been awarded $60-million by the New York Southern District Court in compensation for the sale of counterfeit Ferragamo products, Vogue magazine reports.
An injunction was delivered against 60 unidentified holders of illegal online profiles that were operating under the Florence-based luxury brand’s name. The court highlighted 150 domain names that were infringing upon the brand’s rights, but the offenders are hard to locate. The $60-million sum, therefore, is exemplary and unlikely to be collected, as in most counterfeit cases of this type.
“We are extremely pleased with the decision of the New York court, which also comprises exemplary damages, the highest ever awarded for this type of violation,” Ferruccio Ferragamo, chairperson and chief executive officer, told WWD. “The Internet is the prime channel for traffickers of counterfeit goods and it is therefore the focus of our monitoring and control efforts. In recent years our group has implemented a series of anti-counterfeiting measures, both on and offline, to protect our customers and the value of our brand.”