Style Notes: New Allure Editor Overhauls Masthead; American Apparel Receives $300M Takeover Bid
Style news to read while "Ziggy Stardust" plays on repeat.
Buried among Conde Nast's November layoffs was the dismissal of Allure founding Editor in Chief Linda Wells, who was replaced by former Nylon editor, Michelle Lee. After settling into her new position, Lee is ready to make changes — starting with her staff. Last Friday, the beauty mag let go of 13 employees, reportedly including longtime creative director Paul Cavaco. To fill in the masthead, Lee has brought in a new senior editorial team, including Teen Vogue's Amanda Meigher as managing editor, former Style.com fashion market director (and street style bait) Rachael Wang as fashion director and Nylon's Renee Rupcich as design director. [Fashionista]
Bankrupt retailer American Apparel has received a $300 million takeover bid from Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital Partners. The catch? The investors would reinstate controversial American Apparel founder Dov Charney, who was let go in 2013 over accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct. Under the control of CEO Paula Schneider, American Apparel has been working extensively toward a turnaround; however, its efforts have yet to pay off. Only time will tell if the retailer caves and lets Charney — whom it worked so hard keep out — back in. [Yahoo Style]
Former One Directioner Zayn Malik and Derek Zoolander — er, sorry, Ben Stiller — are L'Uomo Vogue's two January cover stars, fronting their own copies of the glossy's "Big in 2016" issue. Stiller let his Blue Steel-look shine in a navy suit (photographed by Francesco Carrozzini), while Malik goes full Zoolander with a smoldering squint and a single rose between his teeth (photographed by Ellen von Unwerth). Perhaps Malik's supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid can teach him a thing or two before his next photo shoot. [Instagram]