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Today is the last day that Style.com is posting content, and executive editor Nicole Phelps wrote "A Style.com Farewell" note thanking all the site's staff and readers for following along these past 16 years. Phelps wrote about the site's legacy:
With our coverage of breaking fashion news, year-round trend reporting, and the party scene, Style.com became a daily ritual around the globe, and not just for the designers, behind-the-scenes players, street style mavens, and party people we chronicled, but for fashion voyeurs, including one very famous outsider who with time became an insider. Speaking in 2014, Kanye West said, "I have a really poor fashion education. . . . I had to learn about clothes through Style.com and Tommy Ton and shit like that."
But what's going on with Style.com's replacement, Vogue Runway, which will keep up with fashion news and runway show images as Condé Nast transitions Style.com to e-commerce? In Vogue.com's note last week on Vogue Runway's launch, Phelps wrote that Monday, August 31st would be the launch date. She also tweeted about the Monday launch last Thursday:
As of now, www.voguerunway.com redirects to Style.com. And Vogue.com removed that Monday, August 31st launch date from the Vogue Runway announcement post.
The Style.com post today doesn't give a particular date either for Vogue Runway's launch. Phelps writes: "Vogue Runway, a new section of Vogue.com dedicated to runway shows and fashion news, will soon launch with an archive of runway images dating back to the Spring 2000 collections, and an impressive roster of voices that includes Sarah Mower, Lynn Yaeger, Luke Leitch, Maya Singer, and more."