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Tom Ford Set to Succeed Diane von Furstenberg as Chairman of the CFDA (WWD)
Sources are saying that after 13 years, Diane von Furstenberg is ready to step down as chairman of the CFDA and that Tom Ford will likely be her replacement, although neither Ford nor the CFDA would comment on the matter. Designers who have helmed the position in the past include Oscar de la Renta, Norman Norell, Bill Blass, and Perry Ellis.
Burberry Plans to Be Plastic-Free by 2025 (Hypebeast)
In the next six years, Burberry hopes to eliminate all unnecessary plastic packaging from the company, including removing poly bags and replacing plastic hangers. By 2025 it aims to have its packaging “either be reusable, recyclable, or compostable.”
Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Might Lose Her Sponsored Content Deals (The Cut)
In the wake of Lori Loughlin’s involvement in the college entrance scandal people are flocking to her daughter’s Instagram account, filling her comment sections with criticism. Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade, is a beauty influencer who has sponsored content deals with Amazon, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Sephora, Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, and TRESemmé, among other brands. One company — HP — has already pulled its sponsorship with Jade. Loughlin reportedly paid a bribe of $500,000 for her two daughters to be admitted to USC.
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Hypebeast Launches in Japan
The popular streetwear-focused online publication Hypebeast is expanding into Japan. Hypebeast Japan Ltd., which will be officially registered by the end of the month, promises to have a “unique take” on local and global culture. Akihiro Wajima, former director of Farfetch Japan, has been appointed managing director of the platform. “[Japan is] one of the top places globally for cultural opportunities, and possesses an inquisitive, progressive, and ready audience to the types of activations, content curation, e-commerce services, and creative production which are indigenous to Hypebeast,” said Kevin Ma, CEO of Hypebeast. “We are ready to take our business in Japan to the next level. As a first step, we will focus on expanding local editorial coverage and content in Japan, which will help to connect its unique cultural voice to the rest of the world through our Hypebeast platform.”
Keira Knightly Presented Her New Film The Aftermath in New York
Last night, Fox Searchlight Pictures and The Cinema Society hosted a special screening of The Aftermath at The Whitby Hotel. Star Keira Knightley and director James Kent were on hand to present the film, a romantic drama set in postwar Germany in 1946 and co-starring Alexander Skarsgård. Notable attendees included Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”), Kate Walsh, Lena Hall (Tony winner, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Toni Garrn, Alina Baikova, Ellen Von Unwerth, Ari Melber (MSNBC), and Sean Young.