Anna Wintour Joins the Met Board; Giorgio Armani’s Deputy Chairman Resigns

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• Anna Wintour has been named elective trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a step up from her former status as honorary trustee. She now gets to vote on all issues that appear before the board. [WWD]

• Coach will list shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange this year as a means of introducing the brand to Chinese luxury consumers. [WSJ]

• Giorgio Armani's deputy chairman John Hooks is leaving the company after eleven years "for personal reasons." [WWD]

• And here's yet another i-D cover, with Kristen McMenamy wearing a gold crown of thorns. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• French flash sale site Vente-Privée.com, the world's largest discount e-commerce site, is now working in partnership with an American firm to debut in the U.S. [WWD]

• This year’s Fashion Fringe in London will showcase the work of eleven designers, because judges Roland Mouret and Claudia Schiffer couldn’t narrow the field down to just ten, the expected number of finalists. [Vogue UK]