Style Notes: Laverne Cox and Paris Hilton Headline Beautycon New York; A&F Launches JFK-Inspired Line

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Beautycon New York Speakers Announced [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
The multi-city Beautycon festival (which has drawn over 100,000 fans, makeup artists, celebrities and digital influencers worldwide as it rolls out the latest beauty trends) will return April 21-22 to New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton, Lucy Hale, Iskra Lawrence and Kim Kardashian West’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic among the A-listers slated to appear for the weekend’s panel discussions. Tickets and packages ($39 to $1,999) have already sold out at, but stay tuned for an advance on tickets and speakers at Beautycon Los Angeles, which is set to take place July 14-15.

Kenzo Sued by Levi’s [ Business of Fashion]
Heritage denim brand Levi Strauss & Co. has accused LVMH-owned French luxury brand Kenzo of trademark infringement for putting tabs on the back pockets of its jeans, claiming that they will cause Levi’s to lose sales and suffer “incalculable and irreparable damage.” The styles were featured in the “Kenzo Presents Britney Spears — La Collection Memento No. 2” line launched last month. 

Abercrombie & Fitch to Launch JFK-Inspired Capsule Line [WWD]
On Tuesday, the Ohio-based, millennial-focused fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch will launch a nine-piece menswear collection inspired by John F. Kennedy at its flagship stores and The $98 chinos in the line were inspired by a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch chinos once owned by JFK and repurchased by the company at auction last year. The collection also includes a white fleece Sailing Club logo hoodie, a sailing jacket, T-shirts and swim shorts.