Fashion news: Book links Gianni Versace’s death to mafia debts

Photography by Peter Stigter
Photography by Peter Stigter

Old rumours are resurfacing for the Versace family: A new book written by Giuseppe Di Bella claims Gianni Versace was murdered over unpaid debts to the Calabrian mafia. [Telegraph]

Russian model Sasha Pivovarova, who is also a skilled artist, is collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld on an illustrated update of a Russian fairy tale. [NYT]

Bobbi Brown is entering the fitness game. The famed makeup artist will be opening up a fitness centre next to her Montclair, New Jersey store. [The Cut]

Scary news for Botox fans: A new study claims the popular filler spreads throughout the body and converts muscle tissue to fat. [StyleList]

“I’m not one of those people who thinks that fashion is superficial and that it’s all surface and there’s nothing beneath the surface,” Sean Lennon told Jeanne Beker. “I actually think that beauty and nice things and clothing is as valid a way of expressing yourself and who you are as music or painting.” [Globe and Mail]

Queen Elizabeth II‘s royal bloomers are up for auction. The embroidered underwear are expected to fetch US$9,000. [The Cut]

A peek inside the home and enviable shoe collection of blogger Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes. [Huffington Post]

King of American sportswear Michael Kors thinks it’s time to give pre-fall a makeover. “‘Pre’ is disgusting,” Kors said. “Everyone knows now that resort is important, but because the name ‘pre-fall’ is so ugly, no one wants to acknowledge that these are the clothes you actually put in your closet.” [Fashionologie]

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