Style Notes: PETA Protestors Interrupt Michael Kors Talk; Amazon's Rumored Nike Deal
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Michael Kors' Met Talk Interrupted By PETA Protestors [WWD]
About 10 minutes into Michael Kors' talk with Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Wednesday evening, a group of about 20 anti-fur protestors from PETA crashed the stage making animal noises and disrupting the presentation. Other protestors in the mezzanine unfurled a banner reading, "F*ck Fur." After security cleared the stage, the pair continued their conversation, with Kors quipping, "There's never a dull moment ... It's fashion."
Amazon's Rumored Wholesale Partnership with Nike [Business Insider]
Last week, Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.67 billion. This week, Amazon revealed its new free home try-on program, Prime Wardrobe. And today, it was rumored that the retailer may have a wholesale partnership with Nike in the works. Analysts at Goldman Sachs report that the sportswear giant, which currently has products on Amazon through third-party sellers, is inching toward an agreement that would give them a direct connection to Amazon shoppers and help them better control pricing and presentation, the way competitors like Under Armour and Adidas do. Nike's slowing sales are predicted to get a small boost should they go through with the deal. On the other hand, many third-party retailers could suffer if more brands adopt the same tactic as Nike.
Alexander Wang and Trojan Partner for Pride [Elle]
"#ProtectYourWang" is the name of designer Alexander Wang's new partnership with Trojan for Pride Week, timed to New York City's Pride Parade on June 25. The pair have created a float for the parade that touts the slogan; riders will also hand out branded condoms and temporary tattoos. "I reached out to Trojan last year and, timing-wise, we weren't able to make it work, so this year when it came around I was like, 'Oh, I've got to get back in touch with them.' We've never been able to participate in a big way with the Pride celebration, especially in New York," said Wang in a release.
Vogue Japan Puts 67 Models On Its Cover [Instagram]
Suffering Jenner/Hadid cover fatigue? Vogue Japan might have the solution. The glossy put 67 models, all from Dolce & Gabbana's #DGMillennial-filled Fall 2017 runway show, on the cover of its August issue. If you a have a bit of extra time on your hands, play "Where's Waldo?" with rising models/celeb spawn like Delilah Belle Hamlin, Sofia Richie and Corinne Foxx.