The Most Important Fashion Stories Of March 2015

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The fashion industry sometimes feels as if it’s just going in circles (another season of street-style roundups? Really?), but when you take a look back at all that happened this month, it’s actually quite impressive. From creative director shake-ups and technological breakthroughs to pop-culture happenings that will give the Internet endless fodder in the weeks and months to come (see: Zoolander 2 and the Kardashians), March 2015 alone had several groundbreaking and game-changing moments. Here, a recap of the most important goings-on.

A Preview Of The Apple Watch

Buzz around Apple's smartwatch has been building since 2014 when the tech company officially announced the launch. This month Apple shared even more details on the new fashion-meets-function accessory including the price points (up to $10K) and special features like a heart-rate sensor and a notifications feature that feels like a human touch.

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The McQueen Exhibit Opens In London

When the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit opened in New York in 2011, it broke all kinds of records. This month marked the exhibit's arrival in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the star-studded reception and media attention proved the retrospective still makes just as much of an impact as it did several years ago when McQueen's unfortunate passing was still fresh in the public's mind.

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Dolce & Gabbana Champions Some, Offends Others

Dolce & Gabbana's tribute to mothers on their Fall 2015 runway was incredibly moving and sweet. The fashion press ate it up and for good reason. Then the designer duo made a few controversial statements about the definition of family and the whole thing sort of fell apart. Too bad.

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Marc by Marc Dissolves Into Marc Jacobs

Loyal Marc by Marc Jacobs fans shed a tear this month when the brand announced they'd be folding the contemporary line into Marc Jacobs. Shortly thereafter Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, Marc by Marc's chief designers, announced they were leaving the company to start their own label. As if that wasn't enough excitement for one month, Marc decided to finally join Instagram.

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#mycalvins And Kendall Jenner Break The Internet

Calvin Klein and Kendall Jenner are having a moment. After joining the legions of teens and 20-somethings posting #mycalvins pics on Instagram (hers got 1 million likes), Kendall was announced as the new face of Calvin Klein Jeans Denim Series. The limited-edition collection launches at Opening Ceremony and calvinklein.com April 15.

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Iris Apfel Fanfare Soars To New Heights

The documentary on fashion icon and New York personality Iris Apfel was announced in 2014, but this month marked the release of the trailer as well as a screening at the New York Film Festival. Apfel's point of view on aging and personal style are a breath of fresh air and will likely be a much-buzzed-about topic when the film is released later this month.

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Peter Dundas Appointed Top Job At Roberto Cavalli

Of all of the designer moves announced during this past Fashion Month this was one of the biggest: Peter Dundas will return to Roberto Cavalli after more than 10 years designing for other brands including Pucci, where he has been creative director since 2008. Cue the colorful caftans and night-out dresses of your dreams.

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Kanye Beats Out Chanel In Collection Views

From North's front-row antics to Kylie Jenner's appearance as a model in the show, there was plenty of buzz around Kanye West's New York Fashion Week presentation. Perhaps most buzz-worthy is that the collection itself earned Kanye the top spot on Style.com's most-viewed shows list. Chanel came in second. We aren't kidding.

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Louis Vuitton Brings The Party To Palm Springs

Joining the ranks of Tom Ford and Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton announced a West Coast locale for its next runway show. Just weeks after Coachella wraps, the luxury brand will stage a resort presentation in sunny Palm Springs. Cue Instagram mania.

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Valentino Ushers In 'Zoolander 2'

Valentino wins the award for coolest fashion week stunt: Derek Zoolander and Hansel (a.k.a. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) stormed the runway to announce the release of Zoolander 2, and the fashion world promptly freaked out. Little did we know, the catwalk antics were just the beginning.

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