Friday, May 22, 2015

News Brief: Size 22 Model Covers 'People', Marc Jacobs Shares His Feelings About Kanye West

News Brief: Size 22 Model Covers 'People', Marc Jacobs Shares His Feelings About Kanye West:

Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images
Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this afternoon.

Rihanna offers Cara Delevingne career advice

When Cara Delevingne was turned down for a part in the upcoming Beach Boys film, she looked to her BFF Rihanna for support. Rihanna told her, “Everything happens for a reason. You are going to call me back up in a week or two, and you are going to say to me, ‘You are right.’” As it turns out, Delevingne landed a role in John Green’s "Paper Towns" soon after. {Page Six}

What did Marc Jacobs have to say about Kanye West?

"Kanye is so intelligent, so creative, and so driven." The two met while working on West's sneaker collaboration with Louis Vuitton and immediately hit it off. Jacobs sang his praises, saying: "He has passion. He is always dedicated to his work, creatively. And I really like him." {Elle}

Size 22 model Tess Holiday lands People cover

Full figured model and social media sensation Tess Holliday has been incredibly successful this year — she signed on with Milk Model Management and booked a campaign with plus-size clothing brand Torrid. Now the size 22 model graces the cover of June's People. {People}

Gucci changes the location of its men's show

Since Alessandro Michele took the creative lead at Gucci in January, there have been major changes in the direction of the heritage brand. News broke on Thursday that the spring 2016 men’s collection will be shown in an abandoned railway station in Milan. This is quite a departure for Gucci, which has shown at a theater in the Piazza Oberdan in the past. {WWD}

Chris Benz dishes on his new role at Bill Blass

We at Fashionista have followed Chriz Benz's career from the very beginning. At our meetup on Wednesday night, Benz opened up about "winding down" his namesake brand, offered advice to those interested in launching their own labels and shared what we can expect from the new Bill Blass. {Fashionista}

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