Style Notes: Gigi and Bella Hadid Share 'V' Cover; Zara Faces More Racial Profiling Allegations
Your Tuesday fashion recap.
A pair of famous good-looking sisters (whose last name is not Jenner), Gigi and Bella Hadid, has nabbed a spot on the cover of V magazine's fall preview issue, which is available June 30. The supermodels are rocker-chic for the "Double Trouble" cover in shaggy, Joan Jett-inspired 'dos, skimpy one-pieces and leather boots. Shot by Steven Klein and styled by Patti Wilson, the shot marks the siblings' first shared cover. [V magazine]
A little over two weeks after Zara was hit with a $40 million discrimination suit, the retailer has come under fire again for allegedly racially profiling minority customers, specifically African-Americans. An independent research company called the Center for Popular Democracy randomly selected employees from six of Zara's seven Manhattan stores and asked about the company's policy of shadowing "suspicious" customers. The respondents indicated that black shoppers were more frequently labeled as suspicious than any other race. Zara, however, calls the report "baseless" and maintains that the findings "do not reflect Zara's diverse workforce." [Forbes]
Burberry's got a brand-new look for fall thanks to a slew of hot young things fronting the campaign. Among the musicians, models and actors is Keith Richards' granddaughter, Ella Richards, singer-songwriter Tom Odell and actor Harry Treadaway. The photos, shot by Mario Testino in London's St. James neighborhood, also feature a new, flashier aesthetic than in the brand's past, preppier campaigns. [Elle]
Presidential elections may still be more than a year away, but campaign stores are all the rage right now. But as it turns out, all that candidate swag (which will become nothing more than dust-collectors come December 2016) does more than just help you rep your favorite presidential hopeful. Because the law states that candidates cannot profit from sales, any purchase is actually a donation toward the campaign — meaning that customers are required to input personal information including name, address and employer. However, it is the type of product purchased (say for example, a coffee mug, phone case or baby shirt) that provides the most useful information for campaign teams. These data reveal quite a bit about the type of voter they are reaching — including whether or not they drink coffee, what kind of cellphone they use or whether or not they have children. Clever. [The New York Times]