The week's top stories in fashion news.
- Was it a nod to Smokey the Bear? Or perhaps his devotion to Arby's market-fresh roast beef? Pharrell's decision to rock a massive Vivienne Westwood hat to this year's Grammy Awards may have been puzzling, but it caused a serious social media frenzy—and even crashed Westwood's website when everyone logged on to
gawkbuy it. (Complex)
- You'll know you've arrived when your toes are swathed in pure Cervelt, a New Zealand material woven from the fur of the rare Red Deer. According to Harry's of London—who dubbed the material the "diamond of clothing fibers"—only 20 grams can be collected from each Red Deer annually. Which explains (well, sort of explains) why the brand's new Cervelt socks will run you almost $1,500. (Harry's of London)
- Another day, another done deal for Nick Wooster. Less than a year after abruptly leaving his post as creative director of J.C. Penny (and three years after he skeedaddled from Neiman Marcus), Wooster—who signed onto Atrium only three months ago—has quietly parted ways with the company. (WWD)
- Considering that the kinds of nerds who would casually wear Google Glass around the office or at home probably already need glasses (what, like you weren't thinking it), it's a good thing that Google is rolling out prescription-ready lenses. (CNN)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.