Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss wins the CFDA Awards
The designer who dared to tell the masses that “they have names” and “to stop calling 911 on the culture” has won one of the most coveted prizes in American fashion. Early this week, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss took home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund that comes with a yearlong mentorship and a $400,000 cash prize. The win stands as a second resurgence for Jean-Raymond who had recently bought back his company from investors and a major win for independent designers.
Victoria’s Secret returns to New York
You can’t stay away from New York for too long! Victoria’s Secret returned to the Big Apple yesterday to much pink and glittered fanfare. The big takeaways? Blonde bombshell Elsa Hosk had a big birthay surprise as she found out she would wear this year’s Swarovski Fantasy Bra valued at over a $1,000,000. Behati Prinsloo also made her epic return to the runway after two years. Finally after nearly 2 decades, Adriana Lima is hanging up her wings and retiring from walking for Victoria’s Secret.
CoverGirl, now “Leaping Bunny” certified, goes cruelty-free
American cosmetic giant CoverGirl announced via their Instagram that the brand has been certified by Cruelty Free International, an organization dedicated to stopping animal experiments. In the caption of the post, CoverGirl wrote, “As the biggest makeup brand to achieve the Leaping Bunny certification, we’re committed to getting affordable, ethical makeup into the hands of anyone who wants it.” It makes it the largest makeup brand to have the “Leaping Bunny” certification. Ukonwa Ojo, chief marketing officer, said in a press release, “If we can do it with our size and with our capability and with our complexity … every brand can do this.” [USA Today]
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Serge Ruffieux is leaving Carven
A press release from Monday broke the news that Serge Ruffieux, Carven’s creative director, is exiting the house. Ruffieux, who previously served as an interim creative director for Dior, joined Carven only in February of 2017. Ruffieux’s departure follows Icicle’s 4.2 million euro acquisition in October after the company filed for bankruptcy in May. Ruffieux said in an Instagram post, “I have cherished these past 18 months at Carven, a big thank you to my team; the creatives, the studio and the ateliers.” [Fashionista]
Marc Jacobs reissues “Grunge” two-decades-and-a-half later
Marc Jacobs will be bringing back designs from his notorious Spring 1993 Perry Ellis collection “Grunge”. The collection had gotten Jacobs fired from Perry Ellis after it had received such a negative reception, but was ultimately was a triumph for Marc Jacobs as grunge took a sartorial stronghold on fashion soon after. In a press release, Jacobs said, “The ‘Grunge’ collection epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise.” Marc Jacobs, the brand, will reintroduce 26 looks from that collection on November 15th. [Fashionista]