Style Notes: Bella Hadid Is an Olympic Hopeful; Ralph Lauren Stocks Leap
Celebrate (or mourn) the last day of September with these four style stories.
With countless runway shows under her belt, Bella Hadid is well on her way to becoming a household name. But soon, the 18-year-old hopes people might recognize her for her other talent — riding horses. The nationally ranked equestrian, who has been in the stables since age 3 thanks to mom Yolanda Foster's contagious passion for horses, revealed to Porter magazine that she is currently training for the 2016 Olympics. [E! News]
Since announcing yesterday that he would be stepping down from his post as CEO of his namesake company in November, Ralph Lauren's stock has surged 13%. Investors seem confident that Lauren's successor Stefan Larsson, the current global president of Old Navy, will be an asset for the company, especially since Lauren is staying on board as chief creative officer. On the other hand, Gap's stocks have inversely dropped with the news of the loss of Larsson, falling 5%. [WWD]
Jenny Packham has teamed with David's Bridal for a nine-piece collection of affordable wedding gowns that will hit stores this February. The British designer follows in the footsteps of fellow designers, including Zac Posen and Vera Wang, in creating a collection for the Pennsylvania-based bridal shop. Called "Wonder by Jenny Packham," the line will consist not just of bridal dresses ($900 - $1,450), but also of options for bridesmaids, flower girls and the mother of the bride. [WWD]
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's decision to move their spring 2016 presentation of The Row from New York — it's usual home — to Paris earlier this month, caused quite a few raised eyebrows. However, on the heels of their show on Tuesday, the twins noted that the move was simply a "strategic decision." The duo decided to host an event for investors at the illustrious Chateau de Courances just outside of Paris, and decided, for convenience's sake, to simply move their show to Paris as well. Noted Ashley, "it's much more about the experience than the city you're in." [The New York Times]