Here’s All the Fashion News You Missed This Week


If Donatella Versace wasn’t running her label, she would be be “having a nervous breakdown, probably.”

Modelling Agencies Enabled Predatory Photographers, According to Former Agent

In a damning long form story for the Huffington Post, a former modeling agent named Carolyn Kramer comes forward about the abuses of power she witnessed in her profession during the 1980s and ‘90s. The story compares the modeling industry to human trafficking, and Kramer claims that many agencies in fact enabled predatory photographers by sending girls to them even after they were aware of their behaviour. (Huffington Post)

J Crew Launches Millennial-Targeted Swimwear Line

J. Crew sales have been dropping steadily since 2015, even before the celebrated face of the brand Jenna Lyons exited as Creative Director in April 2017. In a bid to position their brand to appeal to beleaguered millenials, the brand has now introduced a line of affordable swimwear — the unfortunately named ‘Playa’ — which starts at $22.50 for a pair of bikini bottoms. While we’re not sure it’ll make a dent in the company’s bottom line, it is a step in the right direction as opposed to $600 motorcycle jackets. (Fashionista)

Marchesa Cancels NYFW Show

Georgina Chapman, estranged wife of disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, has quietly cancelled her label Marchesa’s show, which was originally set to show at New York Fashion Week on February 14th. The show has been scrapped in favour of a “digital presentation.” “Marchesa is looking forward to presenting their Fall ’18 collection in an updated format this season,” a spokesperson told the New York Post. (New York Post)

Paris Hilton Dresses Up as Kim Kardashian for Yeezy Season 6 Campaign

The campaign for Yeezy Season 6 features a slew of Kim Kardashian lookalikes dressed up in blonde wigs and athleisurewear – including her former employer Paris Hilton. In addition to Hilton, Jordyn Woods, Sarah Snyder and Sami Miro are among the lookalikes posting fake paparazzi pics on their own Instagrams. The Fashion Law points out that thanks to laws requiring social media users to disclose sponsored content laws, these campaign images may not even be technically legal. (Fashionista/The Fashion Law)

Donatella Versace Answers Vogue’s 73 Questions

Donatella Versace, 62, answers Vogue’s iconic 73 Questions in her fiery Calabrian accent while giving a tour through her luxurious, wood-panelled home. She tells us to “expect the best Met Gala ever” since she’s serving as next year’s co-chair, and says if she wasn’t running Versace she’d be “having a nervous breakdown, probably.” (Vogue)

 



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