Style Notes: Harry Styles Talks Taylor Swift for Rolling Stone; Zara Pulls Offensive Meme Skirt
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Harry Styles Wears Gucci, Talks Taylor Swift for Rolling Stone [Rolling Stone]
After five years with One Direction, Harry Styles is kicking off his solo career with a bang. The 23-year-old performed his new single, "Sign of the Times," while wearing a plaid double-breasted Gucci suit on Saturday Night Live last weekend, and two days later, his Rolling Stone cover — photographed by Theo Wenner — was unveiled. In the Cameron Crowe-penned profile, Styles wears more Gucci and speaks about his distance from social media (he says he wants to "compartmentalize" his life) as well as his relationship with a certain ex by the name of Taylor Swift. "Certain things don't work out," he said of their time together. "[But] meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it's the best shit ever."
New York Fashion Week Is Getting Shorter [CFDA]
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is shaving a day off of New York Fashion Week calendar for the upcoming spring 2018 season. The updated schedule runs from Thursday, Sept. 7, to Wednesday, Sept. 13 — a total of six days rather than seven. Marc Jacobs, who usually closes NYFW on the second Thursday of the week, will now present on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. instead. The schedule changes come as a result of "industry feedback calling for a more succinct NYFW schedule."
Zara Pulls Skirt Featuring Offensive Alt-Right Meme [Fashionista]
Zara has pulled a denim skirt featuring Pepe the Frog — a meme that was adopted by alt-right and white supremacist groups on the internet — from its website. While the meme itself is not inherently offensive, it has become inextricably linked to alt-right movement in recent months. This isn't the first time Zara has found itself retracting offensive products. The Spanish retailer has pulled anti-Semitic apparel on more than one occasion.
I wish Zara wasn't pulling their Pepe design because they would've had my money in a heartbeat pic.twitter.com/t4I02bjh9A— Belen Barbed (@belenbarbed) April 18, 2017
Rue21 Latest Mall Retailer to Close Stores [USA Today]
Teen retailer Rue21 is shuttering store locations across the country as part of its "ongoing business transformation into a more cost efficient operator." The mall chain has not disclosed the number of stores that will be closing their doors in the coming weeks. The news comes after Bebe, BCBG, American Apparel and Wet Seal have all suffered store closures as a result of declining mall traffic and digital competition.
Sofia Coppola Films Lauren Hutton, Kirsten Dunst for Calvin Klein [YouTube]
Calvin Klein's new women's underwear campaign stars a diverse group of women ages 18 to 73 that includes the legendary Lauren Hutton, Kirsten Dunst and Rashida Jones. Alongside the black-and-white video, the brand also released several shorts in which the women recount moments from their love lives — from their first kiss to their favorite pick up lines.
Stallone Sisters Land Fashion Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Just a couple months after Sylvester Stallone's daughters — Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia — shared the honorary title of Miss Golden Globe, the sisters have landed their very own international fashion campaign. The campaign is for The Daily Edited's new handbag collection, which is now available online. The Stallones have been on the fringes of the fashion industry recently, having attended events as part of Dolce & Gabbana's #DGMillennial crew. Sistine, 18, has also hit the catwalk for Topshop and landed sponsored contracts with Michael Kors.