Style Notes: Dakota Johnson Covers 'Interview'; Karen Walker Is Done With Fashion Shows
Top off Tuesday with some style news.
Dakota Johnson Covers Interview Mag [Interview]
For her new profile in Interview mag, Dakota Johnson was interviewed by rock musician Chrissie Hynde. The pair discussed everything from Johnson's sex scenes in the next installments of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise ("I've been simulating sex for seven hours straight right now, and I'm over it") to their mutual friend Stella McCartney's favorite pub ("It always tickles me that Stella likes to go to the Cow because it's called the Cow.") The moody photographs, shot by Craig McDean, see the 26-year-old sporting her signature messy bob and plenty of Saint Laurent.
Gigi Hadid to Host Much Music Awards [THR]
Gigi Hadid is taking on a new role this June as the host of Canada's Much Music Awards in Toronto. The 21-year-old, who presented at last year's awards, will have her acting chops put to the test during the annual street party, which will feature performers Alessia Cara, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Nick Jonas. Hadid's love of the music industry is no secret — her past three boyfriends all boasted impressive record deals.
Karen Walker Calls for Overhaul of Fashion Schedule, Will No Longer Host Fashion Shows [Business of Fashion]
New Zealand-based designer Karen Walker penned an op-ed for Business of Fashion on Tuesday, in which she argues that the current rhythm of the fashion industry — with its seasonal collections, pre-season collections and pre-pre-season collections — is in need of a complete overhaul. Rather than full collections with a very short shelf life, Walker suggests smaller, more meaningful collections. As for the see-now, buy-now debate, Walker has not sided with either camp, opting instead to forgo shows altogether. "At Karen Walker, there are no more shows for us as, these days, there are simply much better ways to engage with the industry and the customer," she says.
Coach's Turnaround Strategy Is Working [Fortune]
Three years into their long turnaround process, Coach has some good news. The leather goods maker has reported its first quarterly growth since 2013. The retailer attributes its successes to the return to "aspirational" luxury, which was executed by focusing on higher quality merchandise with fewer logos, store renovations and the closure of poorly performing stores and outlets. The work of Stuart Vevers, who replaced Reed Krakoff as creative director in 2013, and the acquisition of the Stuart Weitzman brand last year also have been credited.