Monday, December 07, 2015

Donatella Versace Joins Instagram, Gigi Hadid Lands First 'Vogue' UK Cover

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Photo: 'Vogue' UK
Photo: 'Vogue' UK
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Gigi Hadid lands first Vogue UK cover

While there's no reference to social media on Gigi Hadid's latest magazine cover for Vogue UK (thank goodness), the model does talk about her meteoric rise in fashion and the role of social media in her career in the accompanying interview (sigh). Hadid credits model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne for helping her remain true to herself on social media. "Cara Delevingne was never scared of being weird," she explains. {Vogue UK}

What's going on at Condé Nast?In the last six months, Condé Nast has been going through major changes (most notably, multiple rounds of layoffs) — changes that, according to Lauren Sherman, can be traced back to execs Anna Wintour, Fred Santarpia and Bob Sauerberg, who have each played their own roles in beefing up digital and streamlining the staffs at various publications. {Business of Fashion}

Alessandra Ambrosio allegedly "creeped out" by Maxim founder during cover shootAccording to an unnamed insider, model Alessandra Ambrosio was "creeped out" by Maxim owner Sarda Biglari, "who hung around on the set" during her two-day Maxim cover shoot for the December issue in Monte Carlo. The insider claimed that Ambrosio reluctantly agreed to take a photo with Biglari on a balcony of the Hotel de Paris after being reassured that it was not for publication. The photo was published, and and reps for Ambrosio had no comment on that particular image. {NY Post}

Lanvin management and works council duke it out in Paris court

On Tuesday, lawyers for Lanvin's management and works council showed up at Paris's Tribunal de Grande Instance after management launched proceedings to prohibit the works council from using the company's e-mail and message boards to disseminate information about Alber Elbaz's departure. Lawyer Johann Sultan of CBR & Associés claimed that Alber Elbaz was let go for holding "advanced talks" behind Shaw-Lan Wang's back to try to sell Lanvin. Sultan also accused the works council of misinforming and lying to staff. {WWD}

Donatella Versace launches personal Instagram account

Donatella Versace has finally launched an Instagram account. Her first photo features the designer with (you guessed it) Gigi Hadid. You can follow her at @donatella_versace. {Fashionista inbox}

John Varvatos, Lily Pulitzer and Glossybox name new CEOs

Mark Brashear, formerly president of Michael Kors's menswear division, has been named president and CEO of John Varvatos. Prior to Kors, Brashear served as the chairman and CEO of Hugo Boss for five years and the president of Faconnable for seven years. Meanwhile, Lily Pulitzer announced that Brand President Michelle Kelly will succeed co-CEOs Scott A. Beaumont and James B. Bradbeer Jr. when the two retire in April. Lastly, Berlin-based Glossybox has named Caren Genthner-Kappesz as CEO, replacing the company's founder. {WWD, WWD, WWD}

Gigi Hadid dances around in lingerie for Love magazine

For day two of Love magazine's Advent Calendar, Gigi Hadid blows kisses and dances around in lingerie in slow motion. There are a lot of close-ups for those who are interested. (No judgement here — we looked.) {Love}

People have strong feelings about Kim Kardashian's (photoshopped) nude desert photos

After teasing nude desert photos on an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kim Kardashian finally released the personal photos on her website. Not surprisingly, side-by-sides of the retouched and unretouched photos have been circulating online. {Buzzfeed}

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