The 2024 Met Gala Co-Chairs, Alastair McKimm Exits i-D, and more news you missed

The 2024 Met Gala Co-Chairs
The co-chairs for The Costume Institute’s spring exhibition titled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” at the 2024 Met Gala include Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Honorary chairs for the evening are Loewe’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson, and TikTok’s CEO, Shou Zi Chew. Zendaya, who has attended the gala five times, consistently delivers stellar red-carpet moments and just yesterday, wowed in a Mugler futuristic archival piece from 1995 at the “Dune 2” premiere. This year marks Bad Bunny’s fourth appearance, Jennifer Lopez’s 14th, and Chris Hemsworth’s debut. The dress code for this exclusive event is “The Garden of Time,” with the exhibition showcasing garments spanning over 400 years of history, including archival pieces and silhouettes from iconic designers. This dress code directly references J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story, which serves as a metaphor for the evolution of human history and the endless cycle of creation and destruction, resonating with the theme of “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” Expect to see an abundance of florals on the first Monday in May. [Vogue]

Alastair McKimm Exits i-D
The industry was shocked as Alastair McKimm took to Instagram to announce his resignation from his role as editor-in-chief of i-D. This news came just a day after the publication owned by Karlie Kloss paused their print and digital output to launch a newsletter. McKimm said, “After five years as fashion director and five years as editor in chief, it feels like the perfect time to move on and turn the page on the next chapter. I’d like to thank my incredible team and collaborators for your inspiration, dedication, patience, and trust. A special thanks to our founders, Terry and Tricia Jones, you changed my life and paved the way for so many of us in this industry. I look forward to the future of i-D. It is anticipated that a new successor will be appointed soon. Kloss rescued the magazine from bankruptcy in November 2023 by adding it to her media portfolio. McKimm has been a part of the magazine for over 20 years, having started as an assistant under Edward Enninful and dedicating half of his life to i-D. [WWD]

Naomi Campbell and Boss Capsule Collection
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has teamed up with Hugo Boss to create a capsule collection inspired by her fast-paced lifestyle. This collection comprises 40 essential pieces tailored for the BOSS woman – confident, unapologetically herself, and not afraid to make her mark in the world. Campbell explains, “You’ll find pieces in the collection that are versatile and comfortable. These are the kind of pieces that reflect my own lifestyle – always ready for the next adventure, but never compromising on style. There’s also an anti-crease feature, which means you can be on the move without worrying about wrinkles, and an anti-stress design in the fabric as well.” The collection is available globally in BOSS Halo stores and with special pop-ups with key partners including Selfridges, London and Bloomingdales New York. [Hugo Boss]

José Neves Steps Down as CEO of Farfetch
Two months ago, Farfetch was purchased out of administration by Coupang and the San Francisco-based firm Greenoaks Capital, who pledged $500 million to revive the company. However, José Neves, Farfetch’s CEO, just resigned. Neves will continue at Farfetch in a consultancy capacity, with no direct replacement as CEO. Instead, the Farfetch business will be overseen by Bom Kim, founder of Coupang, alongside the existing Farfetch executive team. Neves’s departure follows a series of high-level executive layoffs, including Elizabeth Von Der Goltz, chief fashion and merchandising officer at Farfetch and CEO at Browns, and Kelly Kowal, head of Farfetch Platform Solutions. Further layoffs are expected imminently. Founded in 2008 by Neves, Farfetch achieved unicorn status in the UK six years later, boasting a valuation exceeding $1 billion. However, the company’s fortunes took a downturn in the final quarter of 2023 due to Russian sanctions, China’s lockdown measures, and inflationary pressures.Despite these challenges, Coupang has expressed its commitment to Farfetch, affirming its intention to pursue steady and thoughtful growth. Meanwhile, a group of investors is contesting Coupang’s proposed purchased of Farfetch, alleging that the company was undervalued and that Farfetch failed to disclose its financial difficulties in the lead-up to the sale in December. These investors have taken their case to a Cayman Islands court. [WWD]

New York Fashion Week Produced Beauty That Connected To Real Time
During New York fashion week, beauty teams created looks that tapped into the present frigid elements, pop culture, and a mysterious, more sentimental mood. goes behind the scenes of Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, and Carolina Herrera for an intimate look at the beauty creations that will be setting trends come fall. Here’s a look back at the NYFW beauty moments that stood out from the rest.

NYFW Street Style
Amidst the bustling chaos of NYFW shows, one thing remains a constant source of inspiration: the street style of the models. Check out all of their looks here.

Cole Sprouse on Finding Inspiration in Abandoned Landscapes
Photographer Cole Sprouse renowned for his on-screen acting presence and recently cast as the lead in the just-released Lisa Frankenstein film, seamlessly transitioned to behind the lens with a client list that includes Vogue, Document, and Elle Magazine. Explore the complete interview here.

Model of the Week: These New Faces Include a Percussionist, a Law Grad, and an Actress
From the USA to Brazil , these six new faces share a little about themselves, who they admire, and how they got their start. Check out the interviews here.

And don’t forget some of this week’s NYFW content with behind-the-scenes moments with Ajok Daing at Altuzarra, Lakshmi Menon at Jason Wu, Dylan Keoni at Luar, and Runway Spotlights at Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, and Tory Burch.

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