Style Notes: Marc Jacobs Announces Two More Campaign Stars; Mario Testino to Photograph Princess Charlotte
Style stories to read while you begin your holiday-weekend countdown (48 hours to go, FYI).
It's the campaign reveal that never ends. That's right, Marc Jacobs has given us not one, but two new images to swoon over from his fall 2015 portrait series, which now boasts a star-studded cast including Cher, Willow Smith, Anthony Kiedis and his son, Everly Bear, Debi Mazar, Winona Ryder and Steve Mackey and his son, Marley. Today, Jacobs "leaked" that Emily Ratajkowski and Sofia Coppola are his latest muses, revealing images via Instagram of the ladies decked out in his moody fall 2015 duds for the David Sims-lensed photos. Jacobs even went so far as to call the shot of Coppola one of his "favorites" (tied with Cher, of course) of the campaign. Don't worry Marc, we won't tell the others. [Instagram]
Legendary photographer Mario Testino has made his career shooting fashion royalty — from Kate Moss to Cara Delevingne and pretty much every supermodel in between. Now, the famed portrait-master is making the leap to actual royalty by shooting Princess Charlotte's christening portraits. No word yet on whether or not the photos will get a high-fashion spin, but who knows? Perhaps this pairing could launch 2-month-old Charlotte's ascension to supermodel status. Anything is possible. [Racked]
RewardStyle, the handy application that helps your favorite bloggers profit from your FOMO, has raised $15 million in funding, which raises the company's valuation to $290 million. Among the brand's investors is none other than Miroslava Duma, a Russian fashion consultant, founder of Buro 24/7 and a street-style star in her own right. RewardStyle, which gives its 9,000-plus content creators a cut of retailers' profits when customers purchase products from links provided on their sites, most recently launched LiketoKnow.It, which essentially allows a select group of content creators to profit directly through Instagram. With its new funds, the company plans to expand into new markets and continue to make it rain. [Bloomberg]
Phil Knight (aka the co-founder of a relatively well-known apparel and footwear brand called Nike — you may have heard of it) officially is leaving the company after 41 years. The former CEO is stepping down from his post as chairman of Nike, Inc. and recommending current Nike president and CEO Mark Parker as his replacement. The 77-year-old also plans to transfer his shares to the board so they can decide how to divvy them up. With an estimated net worth of $22.4 billion, we'd say Knight is ending his time at the company on a high note. [WWD]