Style Notes: Kendall Jenner to Skip Victoria's Secret Show; Kevin Durant Says Athletes Don't Like Under Armour
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Kendall Jenner Isn't Walking the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show This Year [TMZ]
While pals Gigi and Bella Hadid as well as Karlie Kloss jet off to Shanghai for this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Kendall Jenner is sitting this one out, sources confirm. The reason? Her lucrative deal with lingerie brand La Perla, a direct competitor of Victoria's Secret. Jenner signed on as the face of the Italian brand early this year and wore a bejeweled, barely there gown by the brand to the 2017 Met Gala.
Kevin Durant Says Athletes Don't Like Under Armour [Bleacher Report]
Despite his champion status, it looks like Steph Curry can't sway all athletes to follow in his Under Armour-clad footsteps. According to his Golden State Warriors teammate Kevin Durant, "everyone knows" that athletes dislike Under Armour. Speaking of how a college's athletic sponsor affects potential recruits, he added, "Shoe companies have a real, real big influence on where these kids go … Nobody wants to play in Under Armours, I'm sorry. The top kids don't because they all play Nike." According to USA Today, Under Armour's stock briefly nosedived following Durant's comments.
Founders of an E-commerce Start-Up Invented Fake Male Co-Founder to Battle Business Sexism [Girlboss]
Kate Dwyer and Penelope Gazin, founders of e-commerce startup Witchsy — a platform for artists to sell their wares directly to consumers and pocket 80 percent of the profits — found a creative way to battle the sexism they encountered when launching their business. The ladies invented a third founder, "Keith Mann," complete with his own email address and profile photo, which they used in correspondence with third parties, particularly those in the tech sphere. A little under a year after "Keith" started "full-time," the business has sold more than $200,000 worth of art.
Versus Versace Taps 8 Young Creatives for Fall Campaign [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Versus Versace handpicked eight young creatives to be the stars of its fall 2017 campaign. The group has been dubbed the #Sub-Versus community and includes underground Canadian rapper Tommy Genesis; American artist and transgender activist Hunter Schafer; American-born English model Lily McMenamy; Tokyo-born musician and model Rina Sawayama, noted for standing up to racism, sexism and prejudice in the fashion industry; Irish hip-hop artist and producer Rejjie Snow; English singer-songwriter and graffiti artist Cosmo Pyke; and artist and model Wilson Oryema. The campaign, conceived by Donatella Versace, was photographed by Ben Toms.
Desigual Teams Up with French Artist Jean-Paul Goude for Spring 2018 [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Barcelona-based brand Desigual has partnered with French artist Jean-Paul Goude for its spring 2018 collection. Goude has signed on as artistic adviser, overseeing all aspects of Desigual's image for the upcoming season, from design to marketing to events. His work will debut at New York Fashion Week next week. Goude has also created a capsule collection to be unveiled on the runway and sold at select stores. The artist has previously collaborated with Chanel and Lacoste.
Anna Sui's Macy's Collection Has Arrived [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Anna Sui's collaboration with Macy's INC International Concepts has officially landed in stores and online. Pieces from the capsule collection, which features Karen Elson as the campaign star, are priced from $50 to $300. Sui also curated an "Anna Sui Loves INC" collection featuring her favorite pieces for fall.