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Diddy’s Son Signed by IMG [Instagram]
Diddy’s 19-year-old son, Christian Combs, is now being repped by IMG. The agency, which also handles such high-profile clients including Gigi and Bella Hadid and Paris Jackson, revealed the news Wednesday on Instagram by posting an image of Combs from the latest Dolce & Gabbana campaign; he also recently opened the brand’s menswear show. In addition to modeling, Combs is also pursuing music.
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Phillip Picardi Named Chief Content Officer of Teen Vogue, Them [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Phillip Picardi has been named chief content officer of both Teen Vogue and Them, Conde Nast’s newest digital-only title focused on LGBT issues, which Picardi launched late last year. He previously held the title of digital editorial director for Them, Teen Vogue and Allure. The news follows the departure of former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, who left the now digital-only mag earlier this month and signed with CAA for speaking engagements and entertainment projects. In his new role, Picardi will continue to oversee digital content and also will takeover the Teen Vogue summit, which launched in December in Los Angeles with guest speakers Hillary Clinton and Yara Shahidi.
Helmut Lang Has a New Editor-in-Residence [Business of Fashion]
Helmut Lang has appointed Alix Browne, a founding editor of V Magazine and former W fashion features director, as the brand’s new editor-in-residence — a rotating position conceived by Andrew Rosen and Brian Phillips when they relaunched the brand in 2016. Browne succeeds Dazed & Confused editor Isabella Burley, who had held the position since last March. During her time at Helmut Lang, Burley helped shape the editorial vision of the brand, including the campaign collaboration with Exactitude starring Solange and Kanye West; she was also responsible for hiring Hood by Air’s Shayne Olivier as the brand’s first guest designer.
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Abercrombie Kids Launching Gender-Neutral Clothing [Fashionista]
Abercrombie kids is the latest (and somewhat surprising) brand to get into the unisex business. The retailer launched a new collection of gender-neutral kids’ clothing and accessories, ranging from hoodies to baseball caps and pool slides. Called the “Everybody Collection,” the 25-piece range, which will live on both the boys’ and girls’ sections online and in the center of brick-and-mortar stores, was reportedly inspired by customer feedback. The collection is now available, with prices ranging from $20-$40.
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Glossier Launches First Acne-Fighting Skincare Product [Into the Gloss]
Glossier has launched its first acne-fighting skincare product, a “liquid exfoliator” called Solution. The product claims to fight acne and even skin texture by gently removing dead skin cells without the rough abrasiveness of a regular exfoliator. The product is now available for $24. In addition to Solution, the cult-favorite beauty brand also began selling cotton pads embossed with Glossier’s “G” logo for $4.
Tamara Mellon Launching Women’s March Initiative [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Ahead of this weekend’s Women’s March, Tamara Mellon is launching an initiative called #marchwithTM to support the movement. Customers who add the hashtag #marchwithTM and tag @tamaramellon on photos of their local Women’s March over the weekend will be gifted a limited-edition t-shirt featuring the viral image photographed for Tamara Mellon last year by Paola Kudacki.
We shot this image with @paolakudacki when we launched the label in 2016; it was meant to give the middle finger to outdated rules. You’ve responded to it so passionately that I’ve decided to make special tees using this photo. I’ll be giving them away to anyone who posts a photo attending a @womensmarch in their area. Last year, attending the March reinvigorated my mission to use this business as a driver of women’s empowerment. All you have to do is the following: 1. Attend the Women’s March in your city on January 20 or 21. (See link in bio for locations). 2. Post a photo from the march on Instagram and tag @tamaramellon and #marchwithTM. 3. We’ll reach out to you via direct message for your size and shipping address. (We can only ship within the U.S.) All costs are completely on us. I can’t wait to see your submissions. I hope to see you there. — Tamara
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