Style Notes: Kendall Jenner's La Perla Campaign; Burberry's Growing Pains
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Kendall Jenner's Latest La Perla Ad Is Here [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
La Perla lady Kendall Jenner once again stars in the brand's pre-fall campaign. Jenner was photographed in an "English pop art garden" inspired by the works of Georgia O'Keefe and Peter Max by Mert & Marcus while wearing ready-to-wear lingerie looks from the latest collection. Jenner has been the face of the brand since 2016, and most recently stepped out in a nearly naked look by La Perla for the Met Gala.
Burberry's Profit Slump Blamed on Ongoing Turnaround [Forbes]
Burberry's pre-tax profits fell 21 percent for the year ending in March, but despite the slip, analysts predict sustained growth for the British brand in the future. Said outgoing CEO Christopher Bailey, whose new role will be strictly creative, "2017 was a year of transition for Burberry in a fast changing luxury market. ... The actions we have taken to lay the foundations for future growth are yielding early benefits, and I remain confident that these will build over time." Licensing and wholesale slipped, although Burberry store performances saw a slight bump, as did comparable sales in Asia.
Emilio Pucci Introduces a Traveling Bikini Bar Concept [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Emilio Pucci is introducing a traveling bikini bar which will bring limited-edition, exclusive styles to seven cities this summer. The special lineup includes a triangular style available in 19 iconic Emilio Pucci prints. First stop on the bikini bar's tour is Cannes (May 16-28), followed by Beirut, Capri, Mykonos, Taormina, Saint Tropez and Porto Cervo. In addition to the tour, the styles will also be available online at EmilioPucci.com.
Model Alleges She Was Canceled From Louis Vuitton Tokyo Show for Being "Too Big" [The Cut]
Danish model Ulrikke Hoyer claims she was turned away from walking in Louis Vuitton's 2018 cruise presentation, which took place last week in Tokyo, after she being told she was "too big." (She is 5-foot-10 with a 24-inch waist.) In a lengthy Facebook post, Hoyer said she had multiple fittings and was flown 23 hours to Tokyo before being told that her face and stomach were too bloated. She was allegedly told not to eat for 24 hours before a final fitting, but was then sent home before the last fitting took place. Louis Vuitton has not yet commented on the matter.
I just returned from Tokyo/Japan, where Louis Vuitton held a beautiful cruise show in Kyoto, I just never made it to Kyoto cause I was canceled for the show due to being ‘too big’. (I’m a size 34-36) Ashley Brokaw’s caster Alexia had said that there had been some problems during the fitting. According to her I had “a very bloated stomach”, “bloated face”, and urged me to starve myself with this statement “Ulrikke needs to drink only water for the next 24 hours”. I was shocked when I heard it. I woke up at 2am and was extremely hungry. The breakfast started at 6:30am – I had the absolute minimum. I was afraid to meet Alexia so my luck she didn’t arrive until 8am, when my plate was taken off the table. She said good morning to me and the other girls and looked at me, then down on my non-existent plate and up at me again. She was checking if I had been eating food. At 7pm my mother agent from Denmark called my to tell the sad news that Louis Vuitton had chosen to cancel me from the show without the refitting and that I was going to be sent back home. Not only did I have a belly, my face was puffy now also my back was a problem. I am glad I’m 20 years old with an elite sports background and not a 15 year old girl, who are new to this and unsure about herself, because I have no doubt that I would then have ended up very sick and scarred long into my adult life. TO READ THE FULL STORY CLICK IN MY BIO!!!!!!! #LVCruise2018 #mistreatmentofmodels #AshleyBrokaw #thefutureisfemale #sowhyeatingdisorders #youknowitstrue #shareifyoucare #jamespscully