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Flaunt Magazine’s CEO and EIC Accused of Sexual Harassment (Vice)
Former Flaunt employee Joseph Dalla Betta is suing the magazine, its CEO, Luis Barajas, and its editor-in-chief, Matthew Bedard, for “sexual harassment, sexual battery, failure to stop discrimination, and a litany of workplace violations.” Dalla Betta began working for the publication in July 2018 as Barajas’ assistant. Meanwhile two former Flaunt employees — Andie Eisen and Jake Harrison — both say they witnessed an incident in which Bedard forcibly kissed and then slapped Dalla Betta.
Bergdorf Goodman Debuts New Event Series
Starting next week Bergdorf Goodman will give fashion fans a unique way to connect with their favorite designers. The retailer is launching Designers Off Duty, a master class series that showcases the hidden talents and hobbies of designers like Jason Wu, Sander Lak of Sies Marjan, Laura Kim and Fernanda Garcia, and more. The series will start April 15th with Phillip Lim, who will be holding a cooking class based on his new book, More than Our Bellies. “I am excited for the opportunity to share a more personal side of myself with my cookbook,” Lim says. “More Than Our Bellies, is a vehicle — much like my clothes — to continue to express love.”
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Guess Launches Guess Vintage Program at Fred Segal Sunset
Over 150 pieces of authenticated vintage Guess items are now available exclusively at Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The new program not only creates a special offering for the nostalgia-loving customer, it also contributes to a circular fashion economy — because nothing is more chic than sustainable fashion. Fred Segal hosted a special customization experience on April 10, allowing fans to screen-print graphics onto dead-stock t-shirts. Two more of these experiences will be held on April 17 and 22nd. The #GUESSVintage pieces will be available at Fred Segal Sunset until April 29.
The Hollywood Reporter Celebrates the Most Powerful People in Media
Last night at The Pool the Hollywood Reported celebrated media personalities, including David Remnick, Samantha Bee, Savannah Guthrie, Gayle King, Hoda Kotb, Trevor Noah, Al Roker, Michael Strahan, and more. Brooke Shields, Naomi Watts, Sophia Bush, Christine Baranski, Martha Stewart, John Varvatos, Samantha Barry, and Francisco Costa were among those who came out to celebrate.