Style Notes: Dakota Johnson Covers 'Vogue'; Carolina Herrera Appoints New President
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Dakota Johnson Gets a Strange Haircut for 'Vogue' Cover [Vogue]
Dakota Johnson's Fifty Shades Darker press parade has begun. The actress, who stars in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, out Valentine's Day weekend, landed the February cover of Vogue, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. (The actress was also Vogue's February cover girl in 2015, ahead of the release of the first film in the sexy franchise.) Johnson, dressed in Proenza Schouler, received an, um, interesting haircut for the feature, ditching her effortless waves for a waxy-looking straight do. In the accompanying interview and short video (by Cass Bird), the actress addressed rumors about her Fifty Shades co-star Jamie Dornan (“We hate each other, and we’re having an affair, so everybody’s right. How about that?”) and chatted with Karlie Kloss about the life of a supermodel.
Carolina Herrera Appoints Emilie Rubinfeld as President Following Departure of Francois Kress [WWD]
Carolina Herrera has appointed chief marketing officer Emilie Rubinfeld as president of the American fashion house, following the news of the departure of CEO Francois Kress. The news comes after the company settled a lawsuit with rival house Oscar de la Renta regarding designer Laura Kim's noncompete clause with Herrera and her subsequent hiring at de la Renta. Details of the lawsuit revealed that Herrera was being transitioned out of her role as creative director, unbeknownst to the 78-year-old. WWD sources report that the departure is related to the issues that preceded the suit. Though Rubinfeld was named as Kress' successor, she does not hold the CEO title.
Sarah Rutson Resigns From Net-a-Porter [Fashionista]
Sarah Rutson is resigning from her position as vp global buying of Net-a-Porter after two years. Rutson was hired by Natalie Massenet, founder and former CEO of the digital retailer, in 2014 and was responsible for several of Net-a-Porter's high-profile collaborations, including the collection with Gucci's Alessandro Michele.
Luke Bracey Tapped for Ralph Lauren Fragrance Ads [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Australian actor Luke Bracey has been cast as the new face of Ralph Lauren's Polo Red fragrance. The Aussie actor is best known for his roles in The Best of Me and Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. Polo Red is Ralph Lauren's best-selling fragrance.
Former Calvin Klein Global Creative Director Kevin Carrigan Joins Ralph Lauren [WWD]
Kevin Carrigan, the former global creative director of Calvin Klein, has found his next move: He's joining Ralph Lauren as the creative director of the Lauren and Chaps labels, effective Friday. Carrigan is said to lead the design teams and oversee licensing for both brands. Carrigan is an industry veteran; he previously worked at Calvin Klein for 18 years, helming ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein White Label before resigning in August 2016. The designer resigned from his position two days after Raf Simons was appointed chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, according to WWD.