Fashion Cheat Sheet

Rihanna Visits Coco Chanel's Paris Apartment; Lindsay Vonn Reportedly Drug Tested at CFDA's

Rihanna Visits Chanel’s Apartment: On Tuesday, international superstar Rihanna toured CoCo Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon Paris apartment with Chanel’s costume jewelry and accessories designer, Laetitia Crahay. Rihanna tweeted about her adventures in Paris, saying "Got the keys to #CoCoChanels apartment!!! Yesterday=Most Legendary day in Paris!!!!" She followed up the tweet with some envy-inducing Instagrams of herself posing in the apartment. [Huffington Post]

Lindsey Vonn Reportedly Drug Tested at CFDA: Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods’s girlfriend and United States Olympic skier, was allegedly drug tested by the International Olympic Committee in the bathroom at the CFDA Awards on Monday. Page Six reports that Vonn received a call from the IOC during the awards, telling her that drug-testing representatives were outside the event’s Lincoln Center venue. Vonn was required to take a drug test on the spot, with her date, designer Cynthia Rowley, looking out for the skier’s privacy. Vonn reportedly passed the test. [NY Post]

Many Bangladesh Factories are Unstable: Local Bangladeshi engineers have conducted a survey on the stability of the country’s garment factories, inspired by the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka this past April. The study, analyzed by engineers at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, revealed that roughly 60 percent of Bangladesh garment factories are unsound. The leader of the investigation, Professor Mehedi Ansary, noted that there are likely many unstable factories that will continue to go unnoticed. "This doesn't mean they will collapse in the next week or month, but it does mean that to leave them unchanged would be irresponsible," Ansary told The Guardian. [The Guardian]

Stella Tennant Models in Kensington Palace: Harper's Bazaar UK has shot its “Best of British” issue in Kensington Palace. Photographer Cathleen Naundorff photographed Stella Tennant in the legendary residence, wearing designs by Chanel and Erdem. [Harper’s Bazaar UK]

Galliano's Interviewer Speaks Out: Ingrid Sischy, author of Vanity Fair’s forthcoming explosive profile of John Galliano (a preview of which was released yesterday), has spoken out about her experience interviewing the disgraced designer. She told WWD that her piece “isn’t just a story of a designer. It’s a story of successful people who run into trouble. It mattered to the magazine the story was told with John’s cooperation.” Of Galliano, she added: “Get ready for his second act.” [WWD]

Armani Supports Young Talent: Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani will allow aspiring designers to stage their own shows at his Milanese theatre, during the city’s Menswear Fashion Week. “We need concrete actions to support Italian fashion, initiatives that give more strength and a feeling of novelty to Milan’s fashion weeks,” Armani told reporters at a press call for the reopening of his label’s Rome boutique. [Elle UK]