New Top 50 Rankings, America Boards Up and more news you missed

Gucci to Show Collection in Film Collab with Van Sant
The newest Gucci collection will be presented as a seven-part series of films in a digital fashion film festival called GucciFest. The films were created as a collaboration between brand creative director Alessandro Michele and Hollywood arthouse director Gus Van Sant. Shot in Rome and airing online November 16-22, they star actress/artist Silvia Calderoni with cameos by the likes of Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Florence Welch. [WWD]

Karlie Kloss Reportedly Expecting First Child
Could congratulations be in order for Karlie Kloss and husband Joshua Kushner? PEOPLE reports that there will soon be a new addition to the Kloss-Kushner clan, with a source divulging that Karlie is due to give birth in 2021. The news has yet to be confirmed, but that’s understandable, as the couple—who celebrated their 2nd anniversary on October 18th—are no doubt waiting for the US election results to be announced. Kushner is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, senior White House advisor and son-in-law of Donald Trump. [PEOPLE]

Model Maxima Cortina Passes
After coming off a recent show season walking for Jason Wu, model Maxima Cortina has suddenly passed away at the age of 25. In 2019, the transgendered model came onto the fashion scene, working with runway clients like Eckhaus Latta, Marni, and Telfar and appearing in Vogue and Purple Magazine. [WWD]

As America Awaits Election Results, Nervous Retailers Board Up Storefronts
With still no definitive answer for who is the next US president, retailers anticipating election-related violence and protests have boarded-up storefronts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Long Beach, Boston, Washington D.C., and more major cities. Current US President Donald J. Trump has refused to confirm that he would participate in a peaceful transfer of power to vying president-elect Joe Biden when he wins and has called for “poll watchers“. One of the most high-stakes elections in recent history, USA Today reports plywood demand surged nearly 40% for a hardware business and luxury retailers down Madison Avenue, Rodeo Drive, and Magnificent Mile are taking every precaution.

The Latest Additions to Top 50 Rankings
With luxury clients in advertisements and editorial, check out the the latest model additions to Top 50 as Ariel Nicholson, Eniola Abioro, Indira Scott, Lila Moss, Signe Veiteberg and Sophie Koella join the top ranks.

Photographer Ben Morris Takes Us Behind The Image
Get to know emerging photographer Ben Morris as he recounts his professional and personal journey in our ongoing series Behind The Image. Along with answering a few key questions, Morris selects his five most meaningful works, including shots of Arizona Muse and actors Callum Turner and Josh O’Connor. [Behind the Image]

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