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A$AP Ferg Talks New Documentary Following His Uniform x Traplord Partnership

A$AP Ferg is using his platform for good. The rapper first revealed a partnership between his clothing brand Traplord and socially conscious streetwear company Uniform in April. On Aug. 18, he released a documentary chronicling his first trip to Africa to support the partnership, which aims to provide children in Liberia with school uniforms.
“I always wanted to help the less fortunate,” Ferg says. “I also wanted to design clothes. When Child Liberty with Uniform introduced the idea to me of selling garments and doing philanthropy work, it spoke to me. Sell nice clothes and part of it can go toward helping somebody’s life and putting kids in school to further their education so they can get further in life.”
During his two-week trip, Ferg visited West Point, Monrovia in Liberia, which was quarantined during the Ebola outbreak in 2014. “Some of the highlights were basically walking through West Point and meeting the people, how happy they were, how beautiful the people there were and how cool their society was. Despite the poverty that was there, it still was happy people.”
Ferg says he actually had a somewhat negative educational experience, as school caused him a great deal of anxiety. “I used to

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At Work: Thierry Chow, the Fashionable Feng Shui Expert

HONG KONG — To the casual observer, the Chinese practice of feng shui might appear to be about shuffling furniture around or orienting oneself to nature. According to Thierry Chow, it’s a holistic concept that goes much further than that.
In much of the same way that the Marie Kondo decluttering movement inspired thousands to ask how their wardrobe made them feel about themselves, Chow is taking the lens of feng shui and applying it to fashion.
The daughter of one of Hong Kong’s most esteemed feng shui masters Chow Hon Ming, Thierry Chow studied art illustration in Canada before returning to Asia to follow her father into the practice five years ago. While it is dominated by older men, Chow is decidedly modern in her approach, fusing her love of style to the ancient art.
Juggling her time with design work, she hopes to make feng shui a bit more accessible and open to a younger audience. Aside from working with private clients, she pens a blog in which she calculates sartorial advice for each of the 12 Chinese horoscopes and other wardrobe-conscious ways to maintain good “qi.” Fashion brands have taken notice: She’s appeared in a Guerlain campaign, and has been invited by brands like

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The Jackie Kennedy Onassis Selling Tactic

After a member of a Brazilian billionaire banking family dropped more than $25 million on a penthouse on Manhattan’s Park Avenue that was once one of the childhood homes of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, WWD takes a look at other homes on the market with links to the style icon.
MERRYWOOD: $49.5 Million
Merrywood, a grand estate on the banks of the Potomac River in McClean, Va., became another childhood home of Kennedy Onassis when her mother married its owner, Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss, in the Forties.
Set on 7 private acres of land, it includes a 23,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom Georgian-style brick and limestone main residence that was built in 1919, a tennis court, an outdoor pool and a pavilion with an indoor lap pool.
The current owner is AOL founder Steve Case, who paid $24.5 million for the estate, which is about 8 miles from downtown Washington, in 2005.

Merrywood
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

LASATA: $35 Million
Lasata, the East Hampton Village estate on Further Lane, is perhaps most well-known for being the Bouvier family’s summer home during the Twenties and Thirties.
It was where the future first lady — known as Jacqueline Bouvier then — spent her childhood vacations until around the age of

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House of the Week: Max Azria’s $88 Million Hollywood Mansion

Fashion veteran Max Azria’s sprawling mansion in Los Angeles’ tony Holmby Hills, known as Maison du Soleil, is all about big numbers.
Set on 3 acres and designed in the Thirties by classic Californian architect Paul Williams, the BCBG founder’s 30,000-square-foot compound comes with 17 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, five gardens, a floor-to-ceiling chandelier made of more than 150,000 crystals and a 6,000-square-foot movie theater complete with a candy and popcorn bar.
And the big numbers theme continues into Azria’s pricing strategy, putting an astronomical $88 million price tag on the home, which has been on sale since 2015 (first at $85 million), making it the sixth most expensive home for sale in Los Angeles. At the same time, the Tunisian fashion designer and his wife Lubov Azria are advertising it as a rental for a whopping $400,000 a month.
Other features of the mansion, for which they paid $14.4 million in 2005, include a domed gold-leaf ceiling in Azria’s office, a tennis court and a pool and Moroccan-themed pool house with a sauna, spa and fireplace.
Azria is also trying to sell his condo on Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island for $8.9 million. The five-bedroom apartment has white marble floors, large living and dining areas, as well as an impressive

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Noah Cyrus Opening for Katy Perry on North American Tour

Noah Cyrus may not be as famous as her older sister, Miley, but the next few months could be a gamechanger for the budding singer.
The 17-year-old will join Katy Perry as the opening act on the North American leg of her Witness tour, which kicks off in Montreal Sept. 19. The schedule was pushed back “due to unavoidable production delays,” Perry revealed Thursday via social media.
Cyrus, who released her debut single “Make Me (Cry)” earlier this year and garnered an MTV VMA nod for “Best New Artist,” gushed about the opportunity to perform ahead of the “Roar” singer for 21 dates on her tour.
“I’ve loved Katy since I was a little girl, and I can’t thank her enough for giving me this incredible opportunity,” the teen said. “Let’s hope I don’t f–k it up.”
Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus released the music video for her latest single, “Younger Now,” with the younger Cyrus expected to drop a full LP later this year.

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Francesco Carrozzini Is Selling His $7 Million Beverly Hills Home

Is newly engaged Francesco Carrozzini turning his back on Los Angeles in favor of New York? The son of late Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani has just put his Beverly Hills architectural gem on the market for almost $7 million.
The photographer, film director, music video director and new fiancé of New York-based Bee Shaffer, the daughter of Anna Wintour, paid $5.4 million for the property in 2015.
Set on almost three acres of land on one of L.A.’s few gated streets, the Marshall Lewis-designed four-bedroom private home has an open floor plan, with impressive canyon views from numerous rooms.
Elsewhere, the contemporary-style home has high ceilings, dramatic glass walls, a movie theater, a gym, as well as a sprawling master suite with dual walk-in closets. Outside there is a private pool and stone patio area surrounded by trees and manicured lawns.
According to various media reports, he has lived in both New York and L.A. and it’s not known where he is moving, but if he is planning a permanent move back to New York to join Shaffer he may need to find some new digs.
Last year, he sold his Greenwich Village town house for $12.5 million. While this was much less than the $16

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Lauren Conrad Finds Buyer for L.A. Home in Less Than a Week

Being a new mother hasn’t slowed down “The Hills” alumna and budding real estate mogul Lauren Conrad, who put another one of her plush California homes on the market last week.
And it seems that the timing was right as the 31-year-old found a buyer just four days after listing the six-bedroom abode, for which she was asking close to $4.5 million (the final price paid will be made public once the sale has closed.)
The entrepreneur, who has multiple fashion lines and has authored several books since turning her back on reality television, paid $3.6 million for the two-story Cape Cod-style Brentwood property back in 2013.
Set on a near-12,000-square-foot lot and situated behind a private gate, the Fifties house has a white-on-white chef’s dine-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, five bathrooms, large walk-in closets, a wood burning fireplace and dark hardwood floors throughout.
There is also a private backyard, which the listing says has plenty of room if the new owners want to add a swimming pool.
This sale appears to have been a lot easier than when Conrad tried to sell her Pacific Palisades home, which took about six months and a price cut. It finally sold for $4.75 million, slightly more

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The Weeknd Drops New Merch Collection, #003

Just when The Weeknd fans were readying for his Puma XO Parallel launch, the singer has thrown another release their way. Today, he dropped another merchandise collection tied to his 2017 Starboy World Tour.
The new 14-piece set, aptly titled #003, marks The Weeknd’s third merch installment so far. Styles are geared more toward the fall and winter seasons and include a range of T-shirts, hoodies and a denim sherpa jacket decorated with the singer’s signature XO on the back — all in white, black and red hues.
The Weeknd has been busy with merch collections all year. In May, he put out a Starboy 2017 limited capsule collection that included T-shirts with “If It Ain’t XO Then It Gotta Go” printed on the front, hats that read “Party Monster,” bombers and sleeveless denim jackets with patches on the fronts and backs. The offerings were exclusively sold in pop-up shops in eight cities. The week prior, he dropped an XO artist capsule collection, for which he collaborated with graffiti artist Futura 2000. He also served as a guest stylist for H&M’s Spring Icons campaign in February.
Last week, it was revealed that The Weeknd would be performing at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kylie Jenner Sells Another of Her L.A. Homes

Not only is Kylie Jenner busy building her makeup brand into what is on track to become a billion-dollar business in around five years’ time, the 20-year-old has also been reorganizing her impressive property portfolio.
Fresh from selling her Los Angeles starter home for just over $3 million, Jenner has just found a buyer for another of her properties in the city, for which she was seeking $5.4 million.
When she purchased the one-story home for $4.5 million last summer, entertainment web site TMZ reported that she was planning to use it as a home office for her expanding makeup business, Kylie Cosmetics.
That wasn’t meant to be as she listed it for sale in December 2016, despite only buying it in August for $4.5 million.
The four-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot property, which is now in escrow, is located at the end of a private driveway in the exclusive Hidden Hills neighborhood. Unlike most offices, this one comes with a theater room and a formal dining room, while outside there is a large pool and spa, a fountain and a fenced vineyard.
“The Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Life of Kylie” star also owns the home next door, for which she paid a touch more than $6

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Tom Bateman, in It for the Thrill of It

Tom Bateman isn’t interested in sitting around.
“I’m not a sit-on-the-beach kind of guy,” admits Bateman from the café La Pecora Bianca down the street from his hotel in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood.
Case in point: last year, he had three weeks off between filming a TV show and starting a theater gig, so he decided to become a certified scuba diver. “Second day in I was bored, so I flew to Gozo [Malta], and I did my license,” he says, nonchalantly.
Although not one to sit still, the chatty and charming actor is quick to delve into stories over a flat white. While an actor’s approachability can be deceptive — at what point does the acting stop when media is involved? — he seems genuine when deflecting from himself and peppering the conversation with inquisitions, wanting to share the fruits of his wanderlust.
“I got in so much trouble when I was doing ‘Snatched’ in Hawaii,” he says, recalling the film he did alongside Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, released in May. “I was driving back on a Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying ‘Skydiving for $95.’ And I was like, I can’t not sky dive for

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Daniel Craig Takes Hands-on Approach to ‘Bond’ Wardrobe

Daniel Craig confirmed Tuesday that he will reprise the role of James Bond for his fifth and final time in the forthcoming “Bond 25,” which is slated for a 2019 release.
Announcements of the film’s entire cast and crew have yet to be made, but according to costume designer Jany Temime — who handled the wardrobe for “Spectre” and “Skyfall” — Craig takes a very hands-on approach when it comes to his on-screen looks.
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“He loves clothes, he knows about clothes and he knows what’s good for the part,” explains the designer from her native France. “He knows exactly what James Bond will wear and why.”
Temime notes how the British actor’s chiseled physique lends itself to the role and designed suits in partnership with Tom Ford that accented his athletic form. “I wanted something a little bit near to the body — something slim — because I wanted to show how active he is,” she continues. “I went to Tom Ford and they did exactly what I wanted. I think it’s very good for Bond because you see him moving. When he was running you could see the muscles under the trousers.”
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Daniel Craig Confirms He’ll Play James Bond One Last Time

Bond is back and Daniel Craig is playing him. The actor revealed to Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that he will reprise his role as James Bond one more time.
The New York Times reported in July that Craig would play Bond “in at least one more film.” Colbert brought up the Times’ report to Craig during his appearance on the show Tuesday night, prompting him to speak on whether or not he’s accepted the “Bond 25” role.
“I’ve been quite cagey about it,” Craig said. “I’ve been doing interviews all day and people have been asking me and I think I’ve been rather coy, but I kind of felt like if I was gonna speak the truth, I should speak the truth to you.”
Colbert then asked Craig directly if he’d return as James Bond, to which Craig responded with a simple “yes.”
“I couldn’t be happier,” Craig continued, adding that he’s known about the role for a couple of months. “We’ve just been trying to figure things out. I always wanted to. I needed a break.” Craig actually told Time Out in October 2015 that he’d “rather break this glass and slash my wrists” than play James Bond one more time.
“Look,

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‘Patti Cake$’ Actress on Becoming a White Female Rapper

Danielle Macdonald stands demurely in a portrait studio overlooking Fifth Avenue. With a hair and makeup team attentively standing by, the Australian native tugs nervously at her full-length Marina Rinaldi dress.
“In my day-to-day life I’m so casual,” explains the affable actress. “I wear jeans and T-shirts and flip-flops. I generally don’t wear any makeup and just kind of let my crazy curly hair go wild.”
But stepping out of her comfort zone has become standard practice for the 26-year-old — especially when taking on the titular lead role in “Patti Cake$,” which opens nationwide on Friday. In the film Macdonald plays an aspiring white female rapper from working class New Jersey, a broad departure from her suburban Sydney roots.
“When I got the script it really terrified me because it is very, very different than who I am,” she continues. “I didn’t know I could do it, but I loved [the script] so I went for it even though it scared me and there was a good chance of failing. But that’s the journey that Patti goes on and I would love if this movie gives people a little [of that] hope.”

For Geremy Jasper’s directorial debut, which was first seen at the

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Demi Lovato on Her Latest Fabletics Collection and Her New Album

Pop star Demi Lovato, who entered the fashion arena with a collection for Fabletics earlier this year, sat down with WWD in Los Angeles to discuss her second collection for the activewear brand, which makes its debut today. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer also dished on her favorite workouts and her forthcoming album, which was inspired by her reaching the quarter-century milestone.
WWD: How did you hook up with Fabletics?
Demi Lovato: I went to the Met Gala for the first time last year and I remember feeling kind of like, “I don’t know why I am here” because I wear workout clothes every day. And my manager said, “Why don’t we do something that’s more authentic to you?” and then this came about.
WWD: Did you know Kate Hudson before?
D.L.: Kate and I actually met in the gym in New York. She was doing this arm workout and I was like, “Can I join?” and we just got along really well and actually ended up starting to work out together. She was supersweet and we clicked. When they came to me with the opportunity and I couldn’t turn it down. It really is what I wear every day and it’s still

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Rihanna Drops New Stance Collection Featuring Her Most ‘Iconic Looks’

The Rihanna Navy can now wear the star’s most iconic looks — on their feet. In her latest Fenty for Stance collection, called “Iconic Looks,” the singer presents two box sets that feature four of her most popular looks to date.
Both of the sets, now available on Stance’s web site, include two pairs of socks. The first, the “Rihanna Music Video Box,” includes the red lip and denim shorts look from her “Pour It Up” video, as well as the outfit she wore in last year’s “Work” featuring Drake. Both are Rihanna’s “most incredible and uncommonly cool outfits from her music videos,” according to Stance.

The “Rihanna Music Video Box” from Rihanna’s Fenty for Stance collection.
Stance.com

The “Rihanna Award Show Box” features the Adam Selman Swarovski crystal dress from the 2014 CFDA Awards and the Guo Pei gown she wore to the 2015 Met Gala — both of which Stance calls “her most jaw dropping award show looks.” The sets each retail for $48 online.

The “Rihanna Award Show Box” from Rihanna’s Fenty for Stance collection.

In July, WWD learned that Rihanna would be bringing her Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection back to New York Fashion Week after two seasons of showing in Paris. Puma issued the

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WWD Postcard: Caroline Constas in Greece

Designer Caroline Constas recently returned to New York from her annual summer vacation to Greece at the end of July, and sent WWD a postcard of photos and her Grecian must-see list.
In her suitcase? “Lots of blue and white stripes, solid white shirting with gold accessories,” the Canadian designer says, specifically the “Maria dress in the polka-dot fruit print, strapless bustier dress in multiwide stripe, Olympia dress in black Swiss dot print, black-and-white-stripe pleated short, and white Apollonia top” from her line.
This summer took her to the island Sifnos, but Constas is well-versed in the country’s best regions to visit. Here, she shares her favorite spots.
“Athens, where I am based while I’m there:
The Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni is currently being renovated and set to reopen in 2018. It is going to be gorgeous — I cannot wait. It’s my favorite place to swim and spend the day in Athens. They are also opening a new marina for those who are interested in renting a yacht.
Mykonos, to party:
Interni is my favorite restaurant and Belvedere my favorite hotel.
Milos, for beaches, boating from one beach to another and amazing food:
My favorite restaurant is Arxontoula, and favorite hotel is the Santa Maria luxury suites.
Crete,

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The Most Expensive Fashion Moguls’ Homes for Sale in the U.S.

While all those clothes, shoes and bags you bought over the years have likely limited your chances of becoming a homeowner, it has certainly helped many in the fashion industry to continue climbing up the property ladder, snapping up impressive mansions in some of the wealthiest parts of the U.S.
Here, WWD takes a look at fashion moguls’ most expensive homes currently on the market across the country.
MAX AZRIA’S L.A. MEGA-MANSION — $88M
Fashion veteran Max Azria and his wife Lubov Azria are selling their Holmby Hills mansion known as Maison Du Soleil for $88 million, making it the sixth most expensive home for sale in Los Angeles. (The highest has a $350 million price tag.)
At the same time, the Tunisian fashion designer’s 60-room mansion, which dates back to the Thirties, is also on the market as a rental for a whopping $400,000 a month.
Set on three acres, the 30,000-square-foot compound comes with 17 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, a bathhouse and a 6,000-square-foot movie theatre.

Max Azria’s sprawling mansion.
Zillow

TOM FORD’S SANTA FE RANCH — $75M
Tom Ford’s ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., which dwarfs Manhattan in size, has been on the market for $75 million since last summer.
Cerro Pelon Ranch is set on more than 20,000 acres

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Zendaya, Bruno Mars Wear Custom Versace in ‘Versace on the Floor’

Bruno Mars tapped Zendaya for the visuals to “Versace on the Floor” and it’s only fitting that the pair both wear custom Versace in it.
The video takes place in a hotel, where Mars and Zendaya are staying in adjacent rooms. After catching glimpses of one another in the hallway and entering their respective spaces, Mars proceeds to serenade Zendaya through the wall.
His custom outfit includes a short-sleeved silk shirt, black pants and smoking slippers emblazoned with gold Medusa emblems. Zendaya, styled by Law Roach, dons a custom gold chainmail minidress with dramatic bell sleeves, a low neckline and an exposed zipper to highlight Mars’ lyrics.
Mars has been on tour for his latest album, “24K Magic,” and Donatella Versace has shown him much love throughout. Last week, she shared her own version of the music video for “Versace on the Floor” and today, she declared her approval of Mars’ official visuals.
Versace on the floor, indeed.
Watch as Zendaya’s stylist Law Roach talks about her look for the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” premiere in the video below.

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Zendaya, Rita Ora and More Attend Teen Choice Awards 2017

“It’s that one last hoorah before school starts,” said Kalani Hilliker of The Teen Choice Awards, which on Sunday night brought out a slew of young stars dressed in their brightest suits and frocks.
“The show doesn’t take itself too seriously. You really have a chance to enjoy the event and enjoy seeing friends. That makes great entertainment,” said past TCA winner Katherine McNamara, star of “Shadow Hunters,” who channeled the Sixties in a Moschino minidress, Brigette Bardot-inspired hair and Twiggy-style eyelashes.
People-watching on the blue carpet at USC’s Galen Center was indeed entertaining.
Jude Demorest, who plays the title character on Fox’s series “Star,” said her head-to-toe Fendi look was inspired by the moment Peter Pan “when he wakes up Wendy and she’s just ready to fly out the window. It takes a little bit [of work] to end up in stuff that you love and it’s a brand that I’ve admired for a long time.”
Demorest added that for once cost wasn’t a factor in her fashion. “I never know what I’m going to be coming out in when it’s time to get dressed on set because my character is on a real budget,” she laughed. “She uses USB

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House of the Week: At $350M, This Is the Most Expensive Home for Sale in the U.S.

It seems like there has been a fierce competition among sellers lately in Los Angeles’ luxury homes market to claim the crown as having the most expensive property on sale in the U.S.
First Hugh Hefner listed the Playboy mansion with a $200 million price tag (it eventually sold for $100 million), while Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone also subsequently put her opulent L.A. home that once belonged to Aaron Spelling on the market for $200 million.
Then a newly built 38,000-square-foot Bel-Air, Calif., mega-mansion with 21 bathrooms, five bars, a 40-seat theater, a four-lane bowling alley and a helipad was listed by a property developer for $250 million.
All of these have now been blown out of the water by the latest offering to hit the market, which at a whopping $350 million is officially the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.
The home is Chartwell in Bel-Air and belonged for three decades to billionaire media mogul Jerry Perenchio, who had an estimated $2.7 billion fortune after turning around struggling Spanish language channel Univision and selling it for $13.5 billion. He died in May at the age of 86.
Built in 1933 by architect Sumner Spaulding and set on more than 10 acres of

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Lee Radziwill Is Selling Her Chic Paris Apartment

Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ younger sister Lee Radziwill has listed her longtime chic Paris apartment for sale, asking 3.4 million euros.
Located on the sixth floor of a building dating back to 1890, the 1,625-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment comes with a large balcony that overlooks Avenue Montaigne and boasts a bird’s eye view of the Eiffel Tower.
A source told the New York Post that the 84-year-old, who was once European royalty thanks to her second marriage to a Polish prince, doesn’t spend enough time at the apartment any more, and prefers to stay at the Plaza Athénée.
Once an interior designer to the super wealthy, the socialite decorated the pied-à-terre herself, with features including a spacious light-filled living room with built-in bookshelves and mint green curtains framing French doors that open out to the balcony.
There is also a large gilded mirror over the fireplace in the living area, a large table with stacks of coffee-table books and a lot of patterned furniture in every room.
Radziwill, who has had various careers including stints as an actress, a publicist for Giorgio Armani and an interior decorator, has also owned an opulent Fifth Avenue apartment since the Seventies.
She had for a long time divided her time between Paris

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