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INDIE NEWSROOM: Gaga’s Bare This Way…Fashion Week’s Economic Impact…Designers Drugged

- Lady Gaga appears sans make-up, face horns or manburns on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. [Refinery29]

INDIE NEWSROOM: Gagas Bare This Way...Fashion Weeks Economic Impact...Designers Drugged

- The New York Dermatology Group is offering half-off on Botox injections during Fashion’s Night Out. Well I know where I’ll be with a half-smile frozen on my otherwise immobile face. [Fashionista]

- Over 50 shows are live-streaming during this Fashion Week. A lot to keep track of, but luckily someone already did that while you were hating your life during the course of the workday. [The Cut]

- Last Fashion Week’s economic impact on Lincoln Center was roughly about $20,902,193, with an estimated $233 million impact per season citywide. And that’s not even counting drug money. [NYT]

- Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz continues to be the most adorable thing this side of…well, these Lanvin dolls. In a talk he gave over this weekend, Alber explained why he just says no: “I don’t take drugs because if I did I’d love them – I’d be a junkie. And because I’m Jewish, I’d probably be a dealer too.” Comedy! [Vogue UK]

- Then there are those designers who don’t even know what “no” means. And the result: superstardom. At least that’s what I got from this particular fable. Drugs only help. [Refinery29]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail