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Rihanna Heads to Tokyo With Dior, and More of Today’s News

TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 16:  Rihanna arrives at the Christian Dior TOKYO Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Ready-To-Wear Show at The National Art Center Tokyo on June 16, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Jun Sato/Getty Images for Dior)

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Rihanna takes Tokyo…

Dior reprised its Fall runway show in Japan today, swapping the Cour Carré of the Louvre for Tokyo’s National Art Center. Though the show presented an existing collection, it did manage to attract one very special audience member: Rihanna. The pop sensation sat front-row alongside Dior CEO Sidney Toledano and LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault. RiRi plans on staying in Tokyo until tomorrow, and noted that she wants to take time to explore the city’s retail offerings: “I want to go, not really window shopping, but I want to go around and check out the beauty products, the packaging…I want to see all of it.” [WWD]

In Love with Cher…

2015 might just be the year of Cher. Three weeks ago, the 69-year-old pop icon was announced as one of the faces of Marc Jacobs’ Fall campaign, and today Katie Grand revealed Cher as the new cover of Love magazine. Grand, the magazine’s editor in chief, took to Instagram this morning to reveal the news, sharing that Marc Jacobs, David Sims, and Joe McKenna all contributed to the editorial. The magazine is set to hit newsstands on July 27. [Instagram]

Andersen and A$AP…

Menswear designer Astrid Andersen has teamed up with hip-hop artist A$AP Ferg to create a unique kung fu-inspired video that features the rapper and showcases Andersen’s Spring 2016 collection. “The last thing I wanted to do was create a moving lookbook,” Andersen explained, adding that her goal was to make “something people would have a reaction to.” [T]

Scott says good-bye…

Scott Sternberg has officially departed from Band of Outsiders. The designer left a heartfelt message on the brand’s social media account yesterday, thanking employees who have supported the company and urging customers to purchase remaining items before it’s too late. “The store should be open for at least another week, so, like, go buy something cute. And enjoy it. That was the whole point of this thing after all,” Sternberg wrote. [Instagram]

Gap’s retail reduction…

American retailer Gap has announced that it plans to close 175 stores throughout the U.S., as well as a limited number of stores in Europe. “These decisions are very difficult, knowing they will affect a number of our valued employees, but we are confident they are necessary to help create a winning future for our employees, our customers, and our shareholders,” explained Gap’s global president, Jeff Kirwan. [British Vogue]

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