Naomi Campbell honored with CFDA Fashion Icon Award
On Thursday, the CFDA announced it would honor at their award ceremony supermodel Naomi Campbell with the Fashion Icon Award, where she joins other recipients like Kate Moss, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, and Beyonce. The British icon has transcend fashion and pop culture landing notable covers as the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French Vogue and Russian Vogue as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She recently joined the latter title as contributing editor, all-while maintaining a decades-long career walking for notable houses like the late Azzedine Alaia, Versace, and Givenchy. In a press statement Campbell explains, “Being from London, my personal style has always been tremendously influenced by both the dynamic, ever-changing nature of street culture and the music scene. I grew up in this industry and I’m forever grateful to the iconic American fashion designers who have supported me and celebrated me throughout my career.” [VOGUE]
San Francisco bans fur sale, and DKNY and Donna Karan ditch it too
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed a ban of fur sales in the city amongst retailers, making the city the latest to prohibit its sales including other cities like West Hollywood, Berkely and São Paulo. The move will go into effect January 2019 and would phase out remaining fur by 2020. The move coincides with the shift in fashion brands stopping the use fur in their designs. DKNY and Donna Karan being the latest as of Thursday, with Versace and Gucci recently making headlines for their fur-free pledges. Likely more and more brands with gravitate towards this more eco-conscious behavior.
Kim Jones Joins Dior Homme
After a successful tenure for Louis Vuitton’s mens line since 2011, designer Kim Jones’ brief hiatus from fashion is over as he joins Dior Homme as artistic director. Jones succeeds Kris Van Assche who had notable fame at the brand after taking over from Hedi Slimane in 2007. Word’s out on what the brand will look like under his helm, but Jones’ popular luxury meets streetwear aesthetic at LV might be a clue.
Instagram introduces changes to feed order
Amidst Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Instagram (owned by Facebook) posted a press release yesterday stating changes were made made to “improve your Instagram feed”. Namely–almost–bringing back that tried and true chronological order that decided which posts would appear at the top of your feed. The relevancy-sorted feed was introduced in June of 2016 to many’s dismay. “Based on your feedback, we’re also making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed. With these changes, your feed will feel more fresh, and you won’t miss the moments you care about. So if your best friend shares a selfie from her vacation in Australia, it will be waiting for you when you wake up,” Instagram wrote in their press release. In addition they are adding a “New Posts” feature which will allow users to decide when they want to refresh their feeds rather than it being automatic. So, almost cause for celebration? [Instagram]
Gisele Bündchen announces the publication of her memoir
Titled “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life” the super-earning supermodel first publicized the news via her Instagram of 14 million followers. Gisele wrote, “Looking back on some of the experiences I have lived through these past 37 years, what I’ve learned, the values that guided me and the tools that have helped me become who I am, has been a profound and transformative experience.” Since 2015 the super has been officially retired from the runway, but has been making appearances in editorials and campaigns. The 256 page book is scheduled to be released October 2nd, 2018.
Bill Cunningham’s Secret Memoirs
The late, great street-style photographer Bill Cunningham secretly left behind a memoir upon his passing in 2016 at the age of 87. His autobiography, Fashion Climbing published by Penguin Press, breaks down his childhood in Boston, Korean War service, and the beginnings of his photography career for the New York Times. A secret even to the family he left behind, the personal memoirs detailing both the good and bad times he endured will be published in September. [NY TIMES]
Olivier Lapidus Leaves Lanvin After Only Two Collections
Ok, things are getting out of hand. Just two seasons after his debut for French house, Lanvin, creative director Olivier Lapidus is out. Lapidus inherited the position after taking over from designer Bouchra Jarrar (who herself was ousted after 15 months) and a management transition from former Taiwanese majority shareholder Shaw-Lan Wang to Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International. The subsequent women’s collections will be designed by an in-house team in the interim until a new designer is named. Fashion seems to be turning from musical chairs to Survivor. [WWD]