Style Notes: Fashion-Industry Blacklist Pulled Down; Lisa Bonet Sensed "Sinister Energy" From Bill Cosby
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Lisa Bonet Sensed "Sinister Energy" From Bill Cosby [Net-a-Porter]
Actress Lisa Bonet has broken her silence about her former TV dad, Bill Cosby, whom she starred with on The Cosby Show and spinoff A Different World. In an interview with Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine, Bonet said that she wasn’t aware of any inappropriate behavior on Cosby's part, but that she sensed a bad vibe that she described as “sinister shadow energy.” She said: “I don’t need to say, ‘I told you so.’ I just leave all that to karma and justice and what will be.” The 50-year-old also discussed her relationship with Lenny Kravitz and her husband, Jason Momoa, the difficulties of growing up as a mixed-race kid and the fact that there “aren’t endless opportunities for women of color” in Hollywood. Cosby, meanwhile, is facing an April 2 retrial on sexual assault charges in a Pennsylvania court. More than 50 women have accused him of rape, sexual assault, battery and misconduct dating from 1965 onward.
Planned Parenthood Pins on Top Chef Finale [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
All four judges on last night's Top Chef finale on Bravo —Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot and Gail Simmons — wore the same accessory: Planned Parenthood pins. While some on Twitter went after the show for getting political, Lakshmi (who has previously spoken out about her concern about the defunding of the organization under the Trump administration) shot back at one critic, saying, "No @petewitte we can't relax. We need food for survival, we also need privacy to deal with our bodies as we see fit."
Fashion’s version of the “Shitty Media Men” blacklist has been pulled down just a week after it was posted. The anonymously run @ShitModelMgmt Instagram account published the list that names photographers, stylists and agents who are alleged to have “acted sexually inappropriately” toward models and other fashion-industry peeps. The decision to take down the list was made after the list’s publisher received threats of legal action and threats against her safety, with some saying that they were working to reveal her identity.
This original list is not my own; I am sharing this for my safety and yours. People with an asterisk next to their names have been reported 3+ times. #shitmodelmgmt #shitmodelmgmtblacklist #blacklist #model #fashioncreeps #artisticabusers #share @tyrabanks @shitmodelmgmt #shitmodelmgmt #shitmodelmgmtblacklist
Mark Hamill Wore Rag & Bone at Walk of Fame Ceremony [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Legendary Star Wars actor Mark Hamill stepped out to receive his Hollywood Walk of Fame star yesterday donning head-to-toe Rag & Bone — and all the pieces are in the store now, so you can get the look, too. Hamill wore Rag & Bone’s $595 navy herringbone wool Patrick blazer paired with an $80 Classic T-shirt, $250 jeans and $495 suede Spencer chukka boots. Hamill starred alongside seven other men, including Harvey Keitel and Mikhail Baryshnikov, in the brand’s 2016 Men’s Project campaign.
L.A.-Based Tux-Rental Service Raises $30 Million in Funding [Business Insider]
The Black Tux, a Los Angeles-based formalwear-rental service that launched in 2012, has raised $30 million in a new round of funding, doubling the total raised in this series to $60 million. The company, which offers suit and tuxedo rentals starting from $95, distinguishes its garments by using high-quality fabrics sourced from Italian mills. It currently has showrooms in 10 states, some of them within Nordstrom stores. The Black Tux plans to use funding to open an East Coast warehouse double the size of its current one in L.A. and to roll out additional locations.