Style Notes: Willow Smith Talks Chanel Gig; Jeremy Scott's Retrospective Is Coming
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Willow Smith Talks Chanel, Feminism for Teen Vogue [Teen Vogue]
Yet another magazine has branded Willow Smith as the next cool teen to watch. The 15-year-old nabbed the cover of Teen Vogue's May issue, in which she discusses being an artisan, her gig as a Chanel ambassador ("it blows my mind") and her relationship with brother Jaden ("we're like binary stars, like two parts of one thing"). Smith, who played with the hair of the female photographer (Emma Summerton) while musing about how she'd never been shot by a woman, also revealed that she hosts underground teachings on quantum mechanics and grappled with her identity after the success of "Whip My Hair." Regular teen stuff.
Jeremy Scott's Retrospective Exhibit Coming to Dallas [WWD]
At just 40 years old, Jeremy Scott already has a massive body of work from his time as Moschino's creative director as well as his efforts for his eponymous label. And beginning in 2017, his best pieces will be on display at the Dallas Contemporary museum. The designer agreed to mount a retrospective which will include work from throughout his 20-year career in the 26,000 square-foot space.
MAC Previews Selena Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Though the collection doesn't launch until October, MAC gave a sneak preview of its new Selena Collection (that's Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who passed in 1995, not Gomez). Fans of the late singer had lobbied for a collection in her honor for years, and the product will surely fly off the shelves when it arrives. Here's a taste of the Como La Flor lipstick.
Abercrombie & Fitch's New Creative Director Comes from J. Crew [Fashionista]
Ashley Sargent Price was named Abercrombie & Fitch's new creative director of marketing on Tuesday; she replaces Katia Kuethe, former Lucky creative director, who departed in December after a six-month run. Price join Abercrombie & Fitch following a 10-year stint at J. Crew, where she served as senior vp brand creative. The hire is yet another in a string of changes for the teen retailer, which has also hired a menswear designer from Club Monaco and a womenswear designer from Karl Lagerfeld in an effort to turn the brand around.
LVMH Blames Poor Sales on Closures of DKNY Jeans, Marc by Marc [WWD]
LVMH's stalled first-quarter sales are being attributed to the discontinuation of both DKNY Jeans and Marc by Marc Jacobs. The company — which owns Louis Vuitton, Dior and Celine — reported that the company would have posted a two percent gain had it not been for the closures.
Ivy Park's Full Line Here [Elle]
Just ahead of its debut at Nordstrom and Topshop (both in stores and online) on Thursday, Beyonce released images of the full Ivy Park collection. Relative to competitors like Lululemon and Nike, the line is reasonably priced, ranging from $25 for a t-shirt to $185 for a bodysuit. Given the Internet hype surrounding the collection, we have no doubt it will sell out in seconds.