Armani to Receive Legion of Honor? Koolhaas to Design Prada Museum! Bloomingdales Prepares for Strike! Lonon Exhibit Ties Architecture and Fashion! Seven Influential American Designers! Vuitton Sues Charity Effort for Copyright Infringement!

4.29.2008

By Nick Burns

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Rumor has it that Giorgio Armani might receive France's prestigious Legion of Honor from President Sarkozy.  [FWD]

Architect Rem Koolhaas will design Miuccia Prada's contemporary art museum in Milan, confirming earlier rumors. Koolhaas has also designed the awesome Prada flagship store in Soho. [NYDN]

Bloomingdale's on 57th Street is preparing for the worst by "activating" a contingency plan to ensure that the store remains open if workers decide to strike. It all sounds so ominous! [FWD]

An exhibit in London explores the parallels between fashion and architecture over the last 25 years. What came first? [IHT]

The WSJ names Proenza Schouler (pictured), Derek Lam, Phillip Lim, Tuleh, Rodarte, Zac Posen, and Peter Som the seven emerging American designers who are putting American fashion back on the map. Too bad they don't make menswear. [WSJ]

Louis Vuitton is suing an artist for $22,000/day for selling a painting of a child in Darfur holding a tiny dog and a Vuitton-esque purse. The kicker? All the proceeds from her sales benefit victims in Darfur. Protecting ones copyright is thing, but this might be a little much. [Fashionista]

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