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Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber Make Their Vogue Debut (Vogue)
Meet the Biebers! Hailey and Justin have made their first official public debut as a married couple, on the cover of Vogue no less. The accompanying joint profile sheds a light on their relationship, and confirms certain rumors — like that they bought a house and are settling down just outside Toronto.
Gucci Apologizes for Racist Product (The New York Times)
Gucci is in hot water over a black balaclava sweater that resembles blackface. The sweater features a turtleneck that can be pulled over the lower half of the wearer’s face, with a mouth opening lined in red. After outrage erupted online, Gucci pulled the product and quickly issued an apology via Twitter. “We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make,” it read. If this incident sounds familiar, it’s because something similar happened with Prada in December.
Hermès Plans to Expand, Building a New Workshop in Normandy (WWD)
Things are looking good for Hermès — on the heels of opening a new workshop in 2017, the house will soon further expand with another workshop in France. The new space will be in Normandy, and will employ upwards of 250 people.
Louboutin Nabs a Win in Ongoing Trademark Battle Over Red Soles (The Fashion Law)
Christian Louboutin has won its lawsuit against dutch footwear brand Van Haren. In 2012 Van Haren released a collection of shoes with red soles. Louboutin filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement, and the two brands had been lock in a legal battle — until now. The District Court of The Hague agreed that Louboutin’s red soles are a valid trademark, and have ordered Van Haren to cease all use of the red soles, as well as pay damages to Louboutin.
IMG and Harlem’s Fashion Row Honor Oscar Nominee Ruth E. Carter
Last night to kick off fashion week IMG and Harlem’s Fashion Row celebrated a different kind of fashion designer — celebrated costume designer Ruth E. Carter. The evening also featured an installation of her work, reimagined in collaboration with one of fashion’s most important stylists, Ibrahim Kamara. Congrats, Ruth! We can’t wait to see what you wear at the Oscars later this month!