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The Buzziest Moments From Fall 2019 New York Fashion Week

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From dog shows to mosh pits

And just like that, New York Fashion Week has come to a close. Well, it'll be over tonight, that is. Whether you've paid close attention to the shows via social media or you've waited until the end for a proper recap, we've got all of the buzziest moments rounded up right here for you to peruse. Check them all out, below.

The Fashion Mosh Pit At Telfar

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Telfar Clemens of Telfar has been known to merge the runway with stunning audio-visual experiences and quite the party, and this season's evening at Irving Plaza was no different. The show kicked off with a politically charged message from playwright and actor Jeremy O. Harris, as models were "carried" down the runway, to look as if they were stage diving. Soon to follow were performances by British-Nigerian singer Oyinda, and then punk-band Ho99o9. Ho99o9's performance is what got the crowd really going—as soon as they began their set, a full-on mosh pit formed. From there, various fashion folk (those who probably wouldn't typically be found moshing on their Thursday nights) began fleeing in all directions away from the crowd, which was entertainment in itself.

Launching Menswear Is The New Black

Photo courtesy of Sandy Liang

It seems that every season, more and more designers are turning to menswear for their next endeavor. This season, two cult-favorite brands—Nanushka and Sandy Liang—expanded their collections in this direction. In Sandy Liang's case, the designer launched a unisex capsule of outerwear, modeled by both male and female models. Nanushka, on the other hand, launched a full-on menswear collection, featuring everything from denim and shirting to outerwear (including an instantly iconic vegan leather puffer).

3.1 Phillip Lim Went Fur Free

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Another major fashion label has decided to go fur-free. 3.1 Phillip Lim will be joining the ranks of Gucci and Versace, debuting its first fur-free collection for Fall 2019. According to a press release from the brand, "Effective immediately, the brand will ban fur and exotic skins in RTW and accessories," which includes fox, mink, lynx, chinchilla, and astrakhan/karakui lamb, and exotic skins, such as python, alligator, crocodile, and lizard. While the brand will still employ leather and shearling in its collections, it is only using materials from sources that are "understood to be a by-product of the meat trade."

Lela Rose's Dog Show

Photo courtesy of Lela Rose

Now, we're all for unconventional fashion show formats, especially after running from show to show has started to feel mundane. This is why it was fun to see that Lela Rose showcased her Fall 2019 collection as her own version of the Westminster Dog Show, Roseminster. Models were cast along with a series of pups­­—some even Instagram-famous­—as hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Robert Verdi served as commentators. Even more exciting is that the brand will be donating a portion of online and the Dallas flagship proceeds from the Fall 2019 collection to the ASPCA.

Gogo Graham's All-Trans Runway

Photo by Marie Tomanova

Gogo Graham first launched her label in 2014, being the first to feature only trans models and to be designed and produced solely by a trans woman. And once she started showing during NYFW shortly after, she was bringing powerful displays of inclusivity to the lacking runways. This season was no different, though her collection took a much softer, feminine turn. Veiled models donned what looked like wedding dresses, but were actually considered "ceremonial" garments that can be worn to be married or buried—and it was eerily breathtaking.

Tomo Koizumi's Star-Studded Runway Debut

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Sure, there were plenty of first-timers to hit the runways this season, but arguably the most talked about amongst fashion insiders was Tomo Koizumi. The Japanese designer, with the help of stylist and creative director Katie Grand, showcased his rainbow array of ruffled masterpieces on the likes of Bella Hadid, Rowan Blanchard, and Gwendoline Christie for a truly breathtaking NYFW debut.

Collina Strada's Plea To The Industry To Be More Environmentally Conscious

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By now, it's pretty much common knowledge that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry on the planet. But when it comes to Fashion Week, it seems that this knowledge is essentially tossed aside for luxurious and extravagant (and thus wasteful) runway shows, presentations, and parties. And that's exactly the point that Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour wanted to make at her Fall 2019 runway show, and by starting with her own brand.

Aside from her show notes stating how she would be moving Collina Strada, and her own practices, into a more sustainable direction, the show itself featured a spoken poem by indigenous activist and musician Xiuhtezcatl Martinez which called out the industry for its wasteful tendencies and urged everyone in the audience to treat the earth better.

Lil' Kim Performing During The Blonds Show

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When it comes to The Blonds, we can always expect a spectacular event that's much more than just a runway show–but last night may have been the most exciting yet. The surprise guest that came to close out the show? None other than Lil' Kim, decked out in a sparkling, studded gold jumpsuit with a plunging neckline. She performed "The Jump Off," and show attendees, of course, joined in.

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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

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Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.


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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.

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He'd previously said he wanted to punch Jackson's 'Leaving Neverland' accusers in the face

Aaron Carter has been one of Michael Jackson's fiercest celebrity advocates in the aftermath of the Leaving Neverland documentary in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, alleged that Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. In a new clip from People, however, he seems to walk back his defense.

People reveals that Carter will be joining the upcoming season of reality TV show Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with his mother. It's noted that he will be revealing more thoughts regarding Jackson following the documentary and the sneak peek specifically sees him alluding to a negative experience with the singer.

Carter, who has previously said that Jackson was never inappropriate toward him, says that Jackson "was a really good guy," though he does note that this is only true "as far as I know." "He never did anything that was inappropriate," he continues before stopping himself, as though remembering something. "Except for one time. There was one thing that he did that was a little bit inappropriate."

Carter does not provide any more detail after this statement. He has previously said that he would stay at Jackson's Neverland estate and sleep in the same bed as the much older star when he was 15 years old, though he hasn't seemed to understand then just how creepy that is. He also said earlier this year, in a clip from TMZ, that he would be telling a story of something that happened between them in an upcoming book about his life.

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