Rosie Huntington Whiteley Unveils Quibi series, About Face
British model and self-described beauty fanatic Rosie Huntington Whiteley has teamed up with the short-form streaming platform, Quibi to create a six-part documentary series, About Face, where she interviews beauty leaders Emily Weiss of Glossier, Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty, makeup artists Sir John and Pony, hair stylist Jen Atkin of OUAI and Mane Addicts, and Kylie Jenner of Kylie Cosmetics. The show debuts on the streaming platform, August 10th.
Black in Fashion Council Launches With Media Partners
Continuing to build momentum, the Black in Fashion Council (BIFC) launched with 38 media partners this week including agencies like DNA Models, HEROES Model Management, CAA and The Jeffries Group, along with Conde Nast, Farfetch, Moda Operandi, and The RealReal. Teen Vogue editor in chief, Lindsay Peoples Wagner and public relations agent, Sandrine Charles founded the organization in June to hold companies accountable for inclusive recruitment and employment. View the full list on Vogue.
Saint Laurent Buys Major Private Collection of Vintage Clothes
Saint Laurent’s archives are now teeming thanks to the purchase of 4,000 items of vintage YSL clothing, dating from 1966 to 1985. The pieces were acquired by Saint Laurent and its creative director Anthony Vaccarello from the personal collection of designer Olivier Châtenet for an undisclosed sum. [Harper’s Bazaar]
Gucci global head of diversity departs
After less than a year, Renée Tirado has exited her position as global head of diversity at Gucci in order to launch her own consultancy firm. Appointed to the newly created role in October 2019 following the brand’s blackface balaclava controversy, Tirado was instrumental in leading Gucci Changemakers, the volunteering initiative, scholarship, and grant program also implemented by the company last year. Her role will now be shared between Bethann Hardison—a member of the Gucci Changemaker council—and Chief People Office Luca Bozzo. Tirado will continue to consult for the brand. [BoF]
Editorial Changes at WWD
In another coup for inclusion initiatives, Tara Donaldson has been named executive editor at WWD and head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at parent company Fairchild Media. Donaldson—who is the co-founder of The Diversity List, which shines a light on gender and ethnic diversity at leading fashion companies—leaves her position as editorial director of Sourcing Journal, with Peter Sadera taking over editor in chief. [WWD]
‘Martin Margiela: In His Own Words’ Explores the Revolutionary Designer’s Secrets
The enigmatic Belgian designer Martin Margiela has eluded images and interviews since his start in the 80s and continues on that anonymous tradition in his latest documentary, Martin Margiela: In His Own Words. In the film shot by Reiner Holzemer, the audience never sees his face but his voice and hands take center stage as Margiela explains how he got his start assisting Jean Paul Gaultier, creating the antithesis to sexy (enter the divisive Tabi boot),and when he left his company in 2008. With interviews by Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Cathy Horyn, Carla Sozzani and many others the film’s online release is August 14th. [TIME]
Condé Nast May Break Lease
After six years of being headquartered at 1 World Trade Center, it is rumored that Condé Nast will break their two-billion-dollar, 25-year lease. The speculation comes in the wake of a rethink of office space and remote work situations by Condé CEO Roger Lynch. In an email to employees last week, Stan Duncan, the company’s Chief People Officer, stated, “We know that remote work will be a larger part of our future workforce strategy.” [Variety]