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Fashion News: Prison, Pay Cuts, and Games

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This week’s Fashion News post is quite startling. I mean, it isn’t often that you associate fashion with hard time. Nor do we think that successful designers take pay cuts, especially when their company is making billions.

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In case you haven’t heard, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (yes, of Dolce & Gabbana) have been sentenced to prison for tax evasion. The designers face up to 20 months in prison on top of a 400 million euro fine. However, the sentence is suspended pending an appeal according to euronews.com.

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If your company were worth $12.38 billion, would you expect to take a 46.6 percent pay cut? Yeah, us either! Unfortunately, that is the case for Michael Kors, the company’s honorary chairman, chief creative officer and director who makes $7.6 million. According to WWD, Kors took a $6 million pay cut this year from the $13.6 million he made last year. Now, we know millions are millions are millions, right? But we do love Mr. Kors and his designs and think he deserves it!

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Karl Lagerfeld, iconic, certainly, but sometimes we just don’t know about that guy. His most recent Lagerfeld move, a Lagerfeld video game. Je Veux les lunettes do Karl is a computer game in which players try to knock off his sunglasses in hopes of winning a Karl figurine or a pair of his sunglasses. Not a bad prize in the least, but unfortunately for all of us in the U.S. we’ll just be playing for fun—only those in France can win the prize.

By Kristianne Young

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