Style Notes: Kanye West Upsets the CFDA; Beyonce Recruits Yara Shahidi for Ivy Park
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CFDA Upset After Kanye West Fails to Consult About NYFW Show [WWD]
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, American fashion's governing body, is not pleased with one Kanye West. The rapper turned fashion designer announced Tuesday that he would be presenting his Yeezy Season 5 collection on Feb. 15, the second-to-last day of New York Fashion Week, at 5 p.m., a time slot currently occupied by Marchesa. "Once again, CFDA was not approached or consulted about the possibility of Kanye West showing on the official New York Fashion Week schedule," CFDA president Steven Kolb said Wednesday in a statement to WWD, adding that West's rogue move was "unfair" to the 300 other brands that participate in NYFW. “This bad behavior is not acceptable to the CFDA and should not be tolerated by the industry. Because of this, the CFDA will not list Kanye West on the official schedule. However, the CFDA is more than willing to work with Kanye on securing an available time slot.”
Beyonce Enlists Yara Shahidi as Ivy Park Campaign Co-Star [Fashionista]
Beyonce (who, in the case you live under a Wi-Fi-less rock and haven't heard, is expecting twins) dropped the spring 2017 campaign for her activewear label Ivy Park, in collaboration with Topshop. The ads star the Queen herself alongside Black-ish star Yara Shahidi and Beyonce's musical proteges, Chloe and Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle, as well as models Sophie Koela and Selah Marley, daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of Bob Marley. The spring collection is now available.
Rolex Revealed as Oscars Sponsor [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Rolex has been named as an official broadcast sponsor of the Academy Awards and, for a second consecutive year, the watch brand will be the exclusive sponsor of the Oscars Greenroom. According to a press release, the Greenroom was "designed by the Rolex Interior Design teams in Geneva, who brought to the Greenroom a combination of classic style and superlative quality that is the hallmark of both the Oscars and Rolex."
Alana Hadid Launches Eyewear Collection [L.A. Times]
Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid's older half-sister, Alana, is launching her own eyewear line in collaboration with her pop, real-estate mogul Mohamed Hadid. The collection, called Hadid Eyewear, launches today at Hadideyewear.com as well as Revolve and Shopbop, retailing between $149 and $169. Five percent of net sales will be donated to Vision of Children Foundation. Alana herself has also dabbled in modeling; this past year she served as the ambassador for Lou & Grey, Ann Taylor's athleisure-chic spinoff label.