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Zendaya Covers Glamour [Glamour]
Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi interviewed her pal Zendaya for the November issue of Glamour, which was produced entirely by female contributors. The pair discussed Zendaya’s rise to fame and being a producer on her Disney Channel show, K.C. Undercover, as well as the power of representation. “A lot of people who aren’t people of color can’t quite understand what it’s like to grow up and not see yourself in mainstream media,” she said. “Can I honestly say I would be in the position I’m in if I weren’t a lighter-skinned black woman? No.” Zendaya was photographed by Emma Summerton in a “Women, Power, Love” tee by Stella McCartney for the cover.
Alexander Wang Steps Down as CEO of His Label [Business of Fashion]
Alexander Wang is stepping down from his role as CEO of his namesake label. He will, however, maintain his role as creative director and chairman of the company’s board. Lisa Gersh, formerly of Goop and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will assume the CEO position, effective immediately. Wang has also brought Stephanie Horton, former chief marketing officer of Farfetch, onboard to fill the newly created role of chief strategy officer.
Alexander Wang’s Next Adidas Originals Collection Drops This Week [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Drop 2 of Alexander Wang’s collaboration for Adidas Originals officially drops on Saturday. The collection, which consists of 36 unisex pieces, will be available at both retailers’ e-commerce sites and select retail locations. The second drop features plenty of athleisure chic looks in trippy acid green hues and familiar shapes.
Model Takes Aim at Balenciaga After Last-Minute Runway Cancellation [Fashionista]
Model Louise Parker has taken aim at Balenciaga after she was dropped from the brand’s Paris Fashion Week show after attending a fitting and cutting her hair at the brand’s request. Last season, Balenciaga was called out by models who claimed that the show’s casting directors made them sit in a stairwell for hours. Sarah Ziff, founder of the organization Model Alliance, which aims to protect models’ rights, wrote in response to Parker’s post that “greater clarity is needed regarding expectations for bookings. For example, it would be reasonable for a model to be confirmed for a job in writing before she is required to change her appearance.”
It feels great to take a 12 hour trip for a client, be fitted after waiting for hours, agree to have your hair cut for their show, only to be cancelled the following day. Now that you’re finally paying attention to “model’s rights” (I also got that doctors note to confirm a healthy BMI) maybe I’d feel better if I met with your so called therapist that’s on call 24/7. Thanks for the haircut @balenciaga Thanks @kering_official #fuckyoubalenciaga #kering
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