Style Notes: Rihanna's Dior Video is Here; American Apparel Sues Dov Charney
Make your Monday more stylish with these four fashion stories.
Oh how the tables have turned. After being hit with a lawsuit from ex-CEO Dov Charney just last week — in addition to the several suits filed by disgruntled former employees over the past few months — American Apparel has sued Charney for allegedly attempting to sabotage the company's rebuilding efforts. The struggling retailer claims that Charney's meddling, which reportedly includes damaging relationships with vendors and manufacturers, violates the agreement he signed upon leaving the company. [Bloomberg]
The photos from Rihanna's latest Dior campaign were revealed last week, and now the video, shot by Steven Klein, is here too. Filmed at Versailles and set to a new track from RiRi herself, the minute-long clip shows the singer sashaying across the palace halls in a flashy sequined dress and staring ominously across the palace garden. As one does. [YouTube]
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Style.com Editor in Chief Dirk Standen made the move to W magazine Monday following Conde Nast's announcement earlier this month that Style.com would be transformed into an e-commerce platform, with its signature fashion show coverage moving to Vogue Runway. Standen joins W as the digital creative director under Editor in Chief Stefano Tonchi and will oversee the magazine's online strategy. [Fashionista]
There's just no escaping Taylor Swift. The 25-year-old, who cleaned up at last night's Billboard Music Awards, made waves this morning for topping Maxim's revamped, feminist-friendly Hot List. Swift also has infiltrated radios after the release of her "Bad Blood" music video last night, which featured guest appearances by everyone from Mariska Hargitay (as Justice) to Kendrick Lamar (as Welvin da Great) and even Cindy Crawford (as Headmistress). Oh, she also was caught kissing new beau Calvin Harris. Girl deserves a vacation, if you ask us. [THR]