Vivienne Westwood has passed away, J.Crew launches a resale site, and more fashion news that caught our attention this month.

Fun Fashion Fact

Did you know that fashion designer Paul Poiret was the first French couturier to commercialise his own perfumes, now an industry standard marketing concept: “Poiret was the first couturier to promote the concept of a “total lifestyle” brand, establishing his own cosmetic and fragrance company as well as an interior decorating business under the House of Poiret. Reigning supreme in Paris haute couture between 1903 and World War I, his instinct for marketing and branding was unmatched by any other Parisian designer.”