LVMH donates to Amazon, Isabel Toledo passes and more of the news you missed

LVMH Names Their Runner Up Prize After the Late Karl Lagerfeld
Confirmed by WWD, LVMH, which has the final stage of its Young Designer Prize contest on September 4th, has announced that its Special Prize will now be named after Karl Lagerfeld who passed away this year. Lagerfeld was involved in the content since its beginnings. “He was fully committed to it since Day One, 
transporting us with his enthusiasm and his energy, sharing with everyone, whether other jury members or candidates, his culture and his passion for fashion. We shall always cherish those precious moments,” Delphine Arnault said of the decision. [WWD]

LVMH Also Will Donate $11 Million to Amazon Wildfires
The luxury conglomerate announced it would donate the sum of $11 million to help fight the wildfires in the Amazon. The pledge was also announced via their Instagram, where they wrote, “Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Member of the LVMH Board of Directors, have announced that LVMH will join President Macron and the G7 initiative contributing 10 million euros to help fight the wildfires that are ravaging the Amazon.” [WWD]

Isabel Toledo Has Passed Away
Tragic news reverberated throughout the fashion community this week that Cuban-American designer Isabel Toledo died from breast cancer. She was 59. The designer’s most recent claim to fame was the daring yellowgrass inauguration outfit she designed for First Lady Michelle Obama back in 2009. Survived by her husband and design partner, artist Ruben Toledo, many took to social media to lament the huge loss.

Photographer Steve Hiett Passes Away at 79
Sadly, British fashion photographer Steve Hiett passed away, aged 79, from cancer. His first editorial was published in Nova in the 1960s and would continue to develop his eye-catching, strobe lit style which emphasized the glamor of his beautiful subjects. Carla Sozzani would have him shoot for Vogue Italia in the 90s, Hiett also photographed images for The Face, and more recently his work was exhibited at the Somerset House in London. Rest in peace, Steve Hiett. The Eye of Photography has published a series of features commemorating the work of the late photographer, see them here.

Rihanna to Amazon Prime
With a new Vogue cover, a potential album brewing and makeup dropping every other day, Rihanna wont let up off the necks of her adoring fans and now brings a new viewer experience for her Savage x Fenty clientele, courtesy of Amazon Prime. Her second annual runway show (who could forget last year’s epic performance with the Hadid sisters and a then-pregnant Slick Woods) will be exclusively streamed live via Amazon Prime video on Friday, September 20. Maybe some Angels will join in the fray?

Colin Dodgson has an “Open House”
The London-based photographer chooses his childhood home of Oxnard, California as the space for his latest exhibition. Opening September 1st, the exhibit explores nostalgia and a sense of home, posing a question to meditate while musing on his work, “How can you live with your own work, how could you live with yourself?”. The show runs until February 16th and reservations can be made by emailing [i-D]

It’s that time again…NYFW!
Ah, Summer. We barely knew thee! On to the next and nothing says Fall more than the spring shows. As NYFW gets ready to kick off direct your attention to the meticulously crafted model show packages that are coming in hot. Like this one from New York Model Management featuring Aline Weber playing her best “Eyes of Laura Mars” in the streets of New York.

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