Style Notes: Gigi Hadid Covers British Vogue; H&M to Open 430 Stores in 2017
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Gigi Hadid Covers British Vogue, Poses With Brother Anwar [British Vogue]
Gigi Hadid has landed her second cover of British Vogue, this time for the glossy's March issue. The supermodel — who hit the streets of NYC with sister Bella Sunday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration ban — opened up to pal Derek Blasberg about her relationship with Zayn Malik (they like to stay in and order lattes and gingerbread cookies) as well as the response to the open letter to body shamers that she penned in 2015. Hadid was photographed alongside her younger brother Anwar (who's been popping up everywhere these days) by Mario Testino.
H&M to Open 430 Stores, Expand Online Presence [Fashionista]
While mall staples of the early 2000s — BCBG, Wet Seal and The Limited among them — are shuttering left and right, H&M is continuing its rapid expansion by opening 430 new store locations in 2017. Most of the stores will be H&M locations; however, 70 to 80 stores will be the Swedish retailer's other brands & Other Stories and Cos. The brand is additionally planning to expand its online presence, and will even add "one or two" more brands to its repertoire.
Coach Earnings Continue to Rise [Business Insider]
Coach reported a 17.4 percent boost in quarterly profit, which the brand is attributing to a cutback on discounting in the U.S. as well as success in the handbag market in China and Japan. The American brand's shares were up 3.5 percent in light of the news. Coach is expecting to expand its reach after signing Selena Gomez to be an ambassador and collaborator. "Of course, signing Selena Gomez as the new face of Coach will amplify the Coach message given her very substantial global following, especially on social media," said Coach CEO Victor Luis.
Natalie Portman Wears Custom Steve Madden Shoes on Jackie Press Tour [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Steve Madden created a custom vegan version of his Shanna flat for Natalie Portman, who has been pregnant for most of her Jackie press tour. Portman paired the black velvet flats, which come with a red satin lining, with a black and blue Proenza Schouler dress while filming an episode of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Spotlight and M2M Partner on Cinema Pre-Show [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Spotlight Cinema Network has partnered with Made 2 Measure to feature four of its series prior to feature presentations at 40 independent theaters across 30 cities, including the Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles. Twenty minutes prior to the main presentation, one of M2M's art-focused series (Art of Style, Tea at the Beatrice With Glenn O'Brien, Visionaries and Iconic) will be played. The first piece of M2M original content to be debuted will be an episode of Art of Style which takes a look at the work of American designer Thom Browne. M2M is owned by WME/IMG.