Style Notes: 'America's Next Top Model' Ends 12 Year Run; Grace Coddington Biopic in the Works
Your Wednesday fashion briefing.
It's the end of an era — America's Next Top Model is leaving the airwaves after 12 years on the small screen. Tyra Banks' iconic reality competition show, which has become known more for its epic catfights than epic catwalks, will end its run after 22 cycles. Banks tweeted about the show's ending by encouraging fans to keep their heads up, and, as always, to "keep on smizing!" [THR]
A biopic about the life of the legendary Vogue creative director Grace Coddington is finally in the works. The redhead first made her way into the public eye after she appeared in the documentary film, The September Issue, and subsequently published her fascinating, cat-filled memoir. Despite rumors regarding a deal with Sony, Fashionista confirms that the rights to her story have been acquired by A24. [Fashionista]
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Outdoor Voices, an activewear brand built upon the idea of more relaxed and lighthearted fitness apparel (as opposed to performance driven athletic gear) has raised $7 million in funding to expand the company. Part of the expansion will be focused on more "kits," which, like subscription boxes, are a curated selection of products. [TechCrunch]
Uber is no longer just for late night rides and trips to the airport. The company has just announced a new component called Uber Rush, which is a same day delivery service for local boutiques and stores. After testing the concept earlier this year in New York, the company has decided to roll out the program in Chicago and San Francisco as well as NYC. It is free for businesses to use the service, and they can choose to cover the delivery cost or to pass the fee on to the customer. [WWD]