Karlie Kloss to Replace Heidi Klum on Project Runway, Estée Lauder Gets Litigious

by Charles Manning

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Karlie Kloss to Replace Heidi Klum on Next Season of Project Runway (Vogue)
In September, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn announced they were leaving Project Runway after 16 seasons to develop a new fashion reality show for Amazon Prime Video. Now a new Project Runway cast has been announced, with model Karlie Kloss taking on Heidi’s role as host and executive producer. Also joining the show are season four winner Christian Siriano, who will be stepping into the role of contestant mentor, and designer Brandon Maxwell and former teenVOGUE editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, who will both serve as judges.

Estée Lauder Sues Deciem Founder (WWD)
Estée Lauder has filed an injunction against Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe, following Truaxe’s announcement on Instagram that Deciem was shutting down operations. Truaxe posted an email from Lauder lawyer Mark Gelowitz on Deciem’s Instagram account today, which said that the company is commencing injunction proceedings in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The first hearing is scheduled for today at 10:30 a.m. in Toronto, which will determine a date for a reading on injunctive relief.  Estée Lauder bought a minority stake in the company (28 percent) in 2017, and thus has a vested interest in the company’s success.

Farfetch’s Stock in Turmoil (Business of Fashion)
On Wednesday, shares fell to a record low of $18.39 per share, just a month after the company’s initial public offering. That’s below its debut price of $20 per share, although the stock managed to recover some lost ground by day’s end, when it closed at $20.76 per share. It’s nothing to worry about, though. According to Business of Fashion, a period of adjustment following an IPO is always to be expected.

The Human Cost of Amazon’s Free Shipping (Business Insider)
Business Insider spoke with 31 Amazon truck drivers to get the inside scoop on the true cost of all that free shipping. Drivers complained of missing wages, lack of overtime pay and tremendous pressure to deliver packages quickly, which lead them to drive recklessly and urinate into bottles they kept in the truck in order to try and meet their quotas.

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