Tom Ford’s Ranch is For Sale, a Britney Spears’ Biopic is Happening, and More

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1. Fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has passed away.

“French designer Sonia Rykiel has died, her daughter Nathalie confirmed today. The enigmatic designer, famous for her colourful knitwear designs, was 86. In 2012, she revealed that she has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for 15 years.”

2. Amidst the controversial French ban of the burkini, the company’s sales have skyrocketed.

“The so-called burkini was never meant to be a political statement, but the recent controversy over its use in France has apparently given a massive boost to online sales for the swimsuit. The burkini’s creator told the New York Times that sales have gone up 200 percent for the full-body swimsuit.”

3. Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke stripped down for an unretouched lingerie series.

“A portrait of the actresses and friends in lingerie, shot in New York by Zara Mirkin and Harry Were, will be featured in the online project, which shows women in their own environment wearing styles from New Zealand-based lingerie and swim brand Lonely.”

4. House hunting? You can buy Tom Ford’s ranch for a cool $75M.

“Situated in the Galisteo Basin close to Santa Fe in New Mexico, the Cerro Pelon Ranch sprawls over 32 square-miles and centres around a spectacular main residence, which ‘floats’ on a reflecting pool.”

5. Britney Spears is getting her own Lifetime biopic.

“Say what you will about Lifetime’s often exploitative celebrity biopics, the cable channel sure knows how to pick a subject. Brittany Murphy, Aaliyah, and Whitney Houston have all posthumously received the Lifetime treatment, and now, it’s Britney’s turn. Spears, who is very much alive, will be the focus of a two-hour biopic tentatively titled Britney.”