Monday, June 08, 2015

THE 10 BIGGEST STORIES IN FASHION THIS WEEK

THE 10 BIGGEST STORIES IN FASHION THIS WEEK:

Photo: Annie Leibovitz for 'Vanity Fair'
Photo: Annie Leibovitz for 'Vanity Fair'

NEWS

Transition: Caitlyn Jenner sent shockwaves across the nation with the release of her Vanity Fair cover shot by by Annie Leibovitz. Jenner's 8-part docu-series "I Am Cait" will premiere July 26 on E!.

Accolades: The winners of the 2015 CFDA Awards were announced Monday at a ceremony in New York City. The night's top prize, Womenswear Designer of the Year, went to The Row.

Legal troubleZara USA and several Zara executives have been slapped with a discriminatory lawsuit. Former employee Ian Jack Miller is seeking damages of over $40 million, claiming he experienced anti-semitism and racism. Speaking of lawsuits, the Supreme Court ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch in another case dealing with religious discrimination.

Endorsements: Did enlisting high-profile campaign stars like Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner result in higher revenues for Calvin Klein? The answer is complicated. But bear in mind that denim is a hard business to be in right now.

Comeback: Despite his dismissal from Dior for anti-semitic comments years ago, John Galliano has managed not only to stay afloat in his new role at Maison Margiela, but the brand's sales are even increasing under his creative direction.

FURTHER READING

Makeover: The red carpet at the Tony Awards was in desperate need of a makeover. That's why American Theatre Wing chair and costume designer William Ivey Long enlisted the help of PR powerhouse KCD and editors from Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Vanity Fair. This Sunday, the award show's nominees and presenters will be looking much more high fashion.

Sponsorships: Kim Kardashian has made a name for herself as a reality star, selfie maven and, most lucratively, the queen of celebrity endorsements. We accompanied the star on a press junket in Nashville attended by hordes of die-hard fans. Here's what we discovered.

Contract: We sat down with transgender model Andreja Pejic and discussed Caitlyn Jenner, contouring and her new contact with Make Up For Ever.

Working on my Fitness: Ever wonder what it takes to make it as fitness model? We sat down with a few of them to get the scoop on what it takes to make it in this booming industry.

Get a whiff: We interviewed perfumer Byredo Gorham on the eve of the opening of his first store in the U.S. about his approach to creating fragrances.



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