Style Notes: Anna Cleveland Sued by Production Company; Boohoo's $20M Bid for Nasty Gal
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Vetements Collaborates With Comme des Garcons (Again) for "Gay," "Lesbian" and "Fetish" Sweaters [Racked]
Following a successful collaboration for Vetements' spring 2017 collection (which featured a total of 18 brand collabs), the French house has again partnered with Comme des Garcons on a limited edition collection of LGBTQ-inspired "Gay," "Lesbian" and "Fetish" sweaters, sold exclusively at Dover Street Market for $625 each. After only one day on the market, the three styles are almost entirely sold out online.
Boohoo Makes $20 Million Bid for Nasty Gal [Business Insider]
The rumors were true: British e-commerce site Boohoo.com has made a bid for Nasty Gal after the latter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. Boohoo put forth a $20 million bid for the L.A.-based company and its customer list and confirmed that it hopes Nasty Gal will help expand its international presence. Added Boohoo in a statement: "Nasty Gal is a bold and distinctive brand for fashion-forward, free-thinking young women which the Board believes would complement Boohoo's own inclusive and inspirational brand."
Anna Cleveland Sued by Production Company After Signing Away Rights to Story of Her Life [The Fashion Law]
Anna Cleveland (daughter of Pat Cleveland) and her management company, Next Model Management, have been named in a $350,000 lawsuit for breaching a contract for the TV and film rights to her life story. The suit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York by L.A. production company All in the Works, alleges that though she was initially cooperative, Cleveland later failed to make herself available for filming for a documentary series on her life. All in the Works is seeking various monetary damages.
Marc Jacobs Re-creates "Sweet Charity" Short Film Featuring Resort Collection [Instagram]
On Wednesday, Marc Jacobs revealed a short film on Instagram featuring several RuPaul's Drag Race alums (including Bianca Del Rio and Big and Milky) doing a rendition of "Big Spender" from the musical Sweet Charity while wearing pieces from his resort 2017 collection. According to the designer, the video was a Christmas gift from his partner, Char Defrancesco, who directed the film.
Ex-Versace Employee Sues Company for Alleged Racial Discrimination [Fashionista]
Christopher Sampino, a former Versace employee at the brand's Bay Area store, is suing his former employer for wrongful termination. In the lawsuit, Sampino alleges that managers trained sales staff to racially profile customers, using the code word "D410" (the color code for black clothing) to alert other staff that a black customer had entered the store. Upon learning the store practice, Sampino claims that he told store management that he is African-American and that he received lesser treatment once that fact was made known. Versace denies the allegations of profiling and asserts that Sampino was dismissed because he "[doesn't] understand luxury."