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Linda Evangelista by Steven Klein at Anita's Way Sept 7-11, 7-8pm

Linda Evangelista by Steven Klein at Anita's Way

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This [Anita's Way] public plaza connects the Condè Nast and Bank of America buildings, and occasionally hosts site-specific performances. It was named after Anita Durst, founder of Chashama, which transforms vacant properties into artists' spaces.

Yahoo Style

Yahoo Style

Joe Zee Unviels the new Yahoo Style

Fashionista:


"Online, you are inundated with things that are so quick – Twitter feeds, Instagram feeds. A website can be a lot of breaking news, but [Yahoo Style] is so much more; because it's fashion, it's much more about visuals and ideas you can get into," Zee says.Yahoo Style will be more focused on reacting to news than covering it straight-up, he adds, giving the much-covered story of Angelina Jolie's Versace-designed wedding dress as an example. "Everyone is breaking news that Angelina got married, that she wore Versace. For me, what I love about that Versace dress is that she put her kids' [drawings] on it – most moms put those on the fridge, but she put them her on wedding dress. We might do a story then about how you incorporate elements of personalization into your wedding dress."

The Age of Controversy & Apology

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Fast Design: Zara Pulls Shirt From Stores Because People Say It Resembles A Concentration Camp Uniform


Fast fashion retailer Zara has pulled a striped top with a six-pointed yellow star decal from its stores after social media users complained it resembled the uniforms worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps during World War II.

The shirt was a pajama top meant for children ages three months to three years. Zara claims the star on the front was meant to resemble a sheriff’s badge, inspired by “classic Western films”--the star has the word “sheriff” imprinted on it, but the word wasn’t clear in photos on the retailer’s website. Critics took to social media to point out the resemblance between the top and the uniforms of victims of the Holocaust

[About the yellow star]

The New Vogue.com

Vogue

Vogue.com

New York Times: A Makeover for Vogue’s Website, With a Faster Pace for Covering News



The new site has its own expanded staff now and its own space in the headquarters of its parent company, Condé Nast. It will cover news at a faster pace and will now mount its own fashion shoots. Familiar web fashion staples, like street style photographs, will continue to appear.

“The technology has obviously changed since Sally came on board,” Ms. Wintour said. “We can be much quicker, nimbler, make much more content available.”

It also has a redesigned look, with a cleanliness that has become the new convention for online design, created for easy navigation on a mobile device. Only one advertiser will appear on each page.

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The site draws about 3.3 million unique visitors a month, Vogue says. (New York Magazine’s fashion site, The Cut, gets about four million, it says.)

Tidbit: Scott & Garance Split

Scott & Garance

Garance:


I just want to give you a small note to tell you that Scott and I have decided to separate.


We’ve shared so much of our creative life (and more) with you, our readers, so we thought it was right to let you know about it.
We are still great friends and we’re both doing okay.

I’ll close the comments for this one. Big kiss to you all.



Scott:



After seven wonderful years, Garance and I have decided to split.
 
We’ve shared so much of our creative life (and more) with you, our readers, that we thought it was right to let you know.
 
Our mutual respect and admiration for each other have left us still great friends.
Our time together profoundly changed both of our lives for the better and I deeply thank her for that experience.
 
It’s a difficult time but we are both doing ok.
 
I will close comments for this post if you don’t mind.

Rumor: 'CR Fashion Book' The End?

Page Six:



As top fashion glossies get ready to drop their September issues, speculation is swirling about the future of the publishing mini-empire built by longtime collaborators Stephen Gan and Cecilia Dean after Page Six reported the duo’s splitting.
One casualty of their portfolio, which includes V magazine, VMan and Visionaire, could be former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s ­2-year-old CR Fashion Book, insiders say.

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Roitfeld’s fancy friends, including photographer Bruce Weber, still worked with the well-connected editor anyway, shooting cover models including Kate Upton and Gigi Hadid. But insiders say that Condé’s “stranglehold” on top shooters has made it hard to compete, and the magazine has also had trouble attracting the paying advertisers it hoped for.

“Carine can’t understand why none of her friends are buying ads,” a source sniffed.

The insider added of CR’s future: “The plan is not to announce it is closing, but to do a ‘soft close.’ The whole staff knows what’s going on and are looking for other jobs.”


Earlier this week CR Fashion book posted the below image of their upcoming 5th issue, hitting newsstands in September.

  CR Fashion Book No.5

Fetishism Is Steven Meisel's Pirelli Calendar Theme

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A few details on the upcoming calendar, from Vanity Fair Italia (here & here):

- Photographer: Steven Meisel

- Edition: 51st

- Year: 2015

- Shot in: May 2014

- Location: New York City

- Theme: Fetishism

- Stylist: Carine Roitfeld

- Number of Models: 12

- Revealed models: Adriana Lima, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Natalia Vodianova, Candice Huffine, Sasha Luss...

- Number of copies to be printed: 17,000

- Bonus: A peek at Sasha

Dov Charney Now A 'Strategic Consultant' For American Apparel

The Cut:



Whatever you think of Dov Charney — and people have a lot of opinions — the man is a master strategist. Now, he's managed to work his way back into the American Apparel fold, with a new job title as, appropriately, "strategic consultant." How did we get here? Well, it sounds like Charney basically forced his former employer's hand by buying up nearly half of the company, with some help from Standard General. Now Charney, AA, and Standard General have come to an agreement wherein Standard General is injecting up to $25 million into the company and getting its own seat on the board.

★ Eileen Ford Dead At 92

People: Eileen Ford, Founder of Ford Models, Is Dead at 92



Eileen-ford-600Eileen Ford, who co-founded Ford Models with her husband Jerry in 1946 – essentially inventing the modern modeling business, and exerting enormous influence on the world's views of human beauty – has died at 92.

She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a fall at her New York apartment.

Dov Charney Set to Sue American Apparel

LA Times: Dov Charney demands American Apparel job back or he'll sue, says lawyer



Dov Charney is gearing up for a legal battle against the American Apparel Inc. board that ousted him as chief executive.

In a letter to the board's counsel, Charney's lawyer, Patricia Glaser, accused the directors of illegally firing its chief executive and chairman last week. She said Charney planned to pursue legal action against the Los Angeles retailer unless he was reinstated.

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The board of directors gave Charney an ultimatum: resign from all his positions at the company or be terminated for cause, the letter said.

If Charney resigned, he would be paid a multimillion-dollar severance and stay on as a consultant for the company for four years, the letter said. If he did not resign, he would be fired along with public statements explaining the board's decision that would contain what Glaser described as "false and defamatory statements concerning Mr. Charney."

The board gave Charney the choice at noon at the Wednesday meeting, and told him he had until 4:30 p.m. to make a decision, the letter said. The deadline was later stretched to 9 p.m. that same day.

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"We question the legitimacy and thoroughness of any investigation that did not involve any discussion whatsoever with Mr. Charney," Glaser wrote. The charges mostly "involve activities that occurred long ago (if at all) and about which the board and the company have had knowledge for years."

American Apparel Ads To Stay Put Under Interim CEO

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American Apparel CFO John Luttrell, interim CEO]

LA Times:


But Luttrell said Thursday that the company had no plans to change its "made in America" commitment, or to leave downtown Los Angeles, and did not intend to sanitize its signature look.

"The edgy marketing and advertising is a big part of the brand," he said. "There is no reason to change it. It works."


Good to hear.

Dov Charney Out

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LA Times: American Apparel ousts CEO; source says Dov Charney 'will fight like hell'



Dov Charney, the controversial CEO of American Apparel, was ousted Wednesday by the company's board of directors, who said the action “grew out of an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.”

The board voted to replace Charney as chairman and “notified him of its intent to terminate his employment as President and CEO for cause,” according to a statement.

“This is not easy, but we felt the need to do what we did for the sake of the company,” Allan Mayer, the company’s newly-appointed co-chairman, told The Times. “Our decision to do what we did was not the result of any problems with the company’s operations.”

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Mayer said the board launched an investigation earlier this year after “new information came to light.”

Charney’s behavior problems did not appear to be criminal in nature, but involved his personal conduct with women and poor judgement, said a source familiar with the matter.


Curious what will happen to the ad image of the brand!