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Tina Brown touched down in Los Angeles to host Burberry’s 3-D presentation of its London runway show.

SHORT CUTS: Milan Fashion Week’s shortened calendar sparked yet another controversy on Thursday, when Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue, told daily newspaper Corriere della Sera the day before that the country’s Chamber of Fashion was “not able to manage a calendar. The Chamber should be in charge of this, but it’s not: It is embarrassing to have three days and a half of shows.” Before the Prada show, Sozzani was less vehement and said she simply meant it is a must to “organize the calendar in a balanced way. Milan’s fashion week is the most important in the world. I don’t see why it should be shorter than the others. It’s pointless to point one’s finger at a single person [American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour]. We are free to do what we want in our own country.”

Subsequently, Mario Boselli, head of the Chamber, said the fact that Wintour was in Milan on Thursday was a success that proved what the Chamber has been vying for all along. “It was enough to schedule two strong brands, Prada and Fendi, today, to see Ms. Wintour in Milan. Now I hope everyone will let the Chamber work. This is an association that deserves respect, that has always worked seriously, transparently and without any conflict of interest.”

— Luisa Zargani

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