Here are the Top News Stories from this Week

Allegations published against Mario Testino and Bruce Weber in New York Times and Business of Fashion, the industry reacts
The New York Times published the accounts of numerous allegations against Mario Testino and Bruce Weber on Sunday’s front page. In the article, fifteen former and current male models recounted inappropriate behavior from Bruce Weber during castings and shoots. The article also cites accusations from thirteen male assistants and model against Mario Testino. Condé Nast quickly followed the piece with an announcement they would not commission either photographer for the time being and detailed a new code of conduct that includes a minimum age of 18 for models and a recommendation that models not be left unaccompanied with photographers, stylists, or other team members. [New York Times]

On Wednesday, additional claims of sexual misconduct by Bruce Weber were published by the Business of Fashion reporting the accounts of four more former male models. Both photographers deny the claims. [BOF]

Since the release of the allegations, WWD reported that Burberry, Stuart Weitzman and Michael Kors have said they will no longer be working with Mario Testino. [WWD]

Kim Jones has a Louis Vuitton send off in the best way possible, with Naomi and Kate
On Thursday, Kim Jones presented his last collection as men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton after seven years. A successor has not been named yet and it remains undetermined as to where Jones will be headed. Jones is attributed to freshening and reviving the luxury house’s image, including a collaboration with Supreme. For his last show both Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss walked in matching looks as an iconic send off. Models.com looked back at five of Kim Jones’ favorite male models.

Alexander Wang announces soon-to-be absence from NYFW calendar
Starting Spring 2019 Alexander Wang will be moving his showings off the NYFW schedule, instead showing on a bi-annual schedule in June and December. He joins a number of designers who are throwing a wrench into the New York calendar like Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra and Thom Browne. Additionally, with the news of Wang’s absence the CFDA made mention of separate Summer/Winter seasons. [Daily Front Row]

Kaia Gerber to design capsule collection with Karl Lagerfeld
The sixteen-year-old model will design a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories with Karl Lagerfeld that will be in stores September. Kaia, daughter of Cindy Crawford, adds the announcement to her recent string of successes, including nabbing a Vogue Paris cover and campaigns for Calvin Klein, Versace, Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance. Kaia opened Lagerfeld’s Chanel S/S 18 show. [WWD]

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