The Richest Women in Fashion, Giorgio Armani’s Life Story, and More News to Know

Including an in-depth look at Rick Owens' universe.

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Start your weekend informed with a dispatch on the top fashion news of the moment…

Chic sugar mommas: Seven of the 50 richest self-made women in America made their millions, or billions, through the apparel biz. This includes Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx and Tory Burch. via Forbes

Meet Mr. Armani: We all know Giorgio Armani, but did we know that he was just another confused middle-aged man when he first started his apparel empire? Now we do… via GQ

That’s so last season, right? Secret replenishment programs have allowed designer to create their blockbuster pieces, season after season. via The Wall Street Journal

Enter the ‘Owensverse’: You’ve seen other designers be “inspired” by Rick Owens’ signature draped styles and now there’s a phrase for those knockoffs. via Complex

Another one bites the dust: Kris Van Assche, Dior Homme’s creative director, is putting his eponymous label on hiatus. This follows the news that the Band of Outsiders brand is kaput. via WWD

The Richest Women in Fashion, Giorgio Armani’s Life Story, and More News to Know