Style Notes: Gucci Donates $1M to Beyonce's BeyGood4Burundi Initiative; Naomi Campbell to Receive CFDA Fashion Icon Award

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Gucci Donates $1 Million To Beyonce’s BeyGood4Burundi Initiative [Pret-a-Reporter In Box]

Last July, Beyonce launched her BeyGood4Burundi initiative with Unicef to help improve water, sanitation and hygiene in the most remote areas of Burundi, Africa, where nearly half the population has no access to safe, clean water. Today, Gucci contributed $1 million to the cause through its global Chime For Change campaign to support gender equality, founded in 2013. The first 35 wells have been built and the new funding will help to build 80 additional wells, helping more than 366,000 women and children by 2020. On Feb. 26, Gucci also donated $500,000 to support the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence rally to be held in Washington (and over 70 other cities) this Saturday.

Naomi Campbell To Receive CFDA Fashion Icon Award [Pret-a-Reporter In Box]

With ‘90s styles (from fanny packs to cargo pants and bike shorts) resurfacing lately in fashion, timing is right for one of that era’s greatest supermodels, Naomi Campbell, to take home the CFDA 2018 Fashion Icon Award on June 4. The news was announced today by the CFDA. Rihanna, Beyonce, David Bowie, Johnny Depp and Pharrell Williams are all past recipients of the award.

The Late Photographer Bill Cunningham Left A Secret Memoir [Business Of Fashion]

Renowned New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham (who passed away in 2016 at age 87) has left behind a $1 million archive of work along with a written memoir. The memoir, the he had entitled Fashion Climbing, will be published in September by Penguin Press, which acquired it at auction.

Gap Inc. Will Save 10 Billion Liters Of Water By 2020 [Pret-a-Reporter In Box]

By 2020, Gap Inc. will conserve 10 billion liters of water (equivalent to drinking water for 5 billion people), the company announced today. The savings will be achieved through “product innovation and efficiency improvements at fabric mills and laundries,” said a company statement, which outlines a number of sustainability initiatives. During the same timeframe, the company will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its facilities by 50 percent and redirect 80 percent of its U.S. waste from landfills.

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