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Marc Jacobs and Devon Lee Carlson go mad for Y2K, and more news you missed

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While fashion seems to be taking closer cues, quite specifically, from the year 2006 – all Hervé Léger bandage dresses, chunky belts, and even chunkier handbags (see our sin list for more on that) – the preceding Y2K aesthetic continues to barrel through our news feeds. And yes, it may seem like there is little left to harvest from the turn of the millennium, but itch the scab and yet more weeps out. Y2K is dead! Long live Y2K!

Marc Jacobs and former Dazed 100er Devon Lee Carlson are the latest duo to pledge their allegiance to itty bitty diamantes, anxious dogs, and hot pink accessories – with the launch of a brand new capsule collection to celebrate Carlson’s birthday. “Marc is a true fashion icon and inspiration to me,” Carlson said. “All of the pieces in this collaboration were designed to be worn in any setting, at home with slippers or out on the town with your most fun heels.” The influencer stars in the campaign, shot by Connor Cunningham, in lace-trimmed slips, skimpy tracksuits, and kitten heels. “Getting to design this collaboration has been such an honor. It’s a dream that I’m just waiting to wake up from!”

In other fashion link-ups, billionaire Rihanna recruited an all-Black biker gang into her Savage x Fenty crew, while Ariel Nicholson became the first trans woman to front the cover of Vogue, and just about every pop star stepped in front of the camera for Pirelli’s 2022 calendar. Elsewhere, fashion fans lost their heads at the idea of Carrie Bradshaw wearing fast fashion in the Sex and the City reboot, while, presumably, Kendall Jenner lost hers when the news broke that she is reportedly being sued for $1.8 million dollars.

Flick through the gallery below to see what else may have passed you by this week.