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Gosha Rubchinskiy Denies Accusations of Misconduct

PARIS — Gosha Rubchinskiy was scrambling to minimize damage to his business and reputation over the weekend after a 16-year-old seeking to model in the Russian designer’s look book accused him of inappropriate behavior. Jan Silfverling shared exchanges on Instagram and WhatsApp with Facebook group High Fashion Talk that seem to suggest the designer was trying to coax racy pictures from the youth. “Would like to show how Gosha can’t be trusted as a designer,” Silfverling said in the post. HFT said “it is alleged by the minor that some of the deleted messages were more explicit in their requests but Gosha redacted them.” The post was picked up by outlets including Supreme Leaks News and Diet Prada. Putting it down to a simple request for a photo to facilitate a fashion shoot that has been misinterpreted, Rubchinskiy’s team on Sunday issued a statement to WWD defending the risky practice of casting via Instagram. “Gosha throughout his career in 10 years always personally chose models. For us participation of not professional models and common street-cast guys always was important. Not only appearance but also personal qualities. Gosha and his team maintain friendly relations with many guys over the years. Gosha is familiar personally with

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Narciso Rodriguez Awarded the National Arts Club Medal of Honor

Narciso Rodriguez has won the National Arts Club Medal of Honor, and on Friday night, the tony organization threw a party for the designer’s accolade. The interior of the National Arts Club headquarters, located in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood, had all the comfort and luxury of your wealthy auntie’s living room — that is, if your wealthy auntie was really interested in early 20th-century furniture and artworks by William Ritschel and Philip Leslie Hale. Every wall was made of dark, rich wood and stained glass decorated the ceilings. The rooms, filled with fainting couches and small pieces of china, were fully outfitted for Christmas. Two lit and bulbed trees stood in the rounded windows. Wreaths and pines encircled mirrors on the mantles and poinsettias covered all the fireplaces. Guests wore fur shrugs, ball gowns and tuxedos. In the middle of all this was the man of the hour: Rodriguez — who was polite, quiet and somewhat shy about his win. The designer celebrated his brand’s 20-year anniversary in 2018, and he had plenty to be proud of. But earlier this year, he admitted during WWD’s Style Dimension that the main thing from his career which he can look upon with

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