Style Notes: Kylie Jenner Settles Dispute With Makeup Artist; Vestiaire Collective Raises $62 Million
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Kylie Jenner Settles Beef With Makeup Artist Over Kylie Cosmetics Imagery [Harper's Bazaar]
Kylie Jenner settled a public dispute with a Los Angeles-based makeup artist by the name of Vlada Haggerty after the latter accused Jenner of copying her work for a Kylie Cosmetics campaign. On Tuesday, Jenner posted a photo of Haggerty's work, which was photographed by Julia Kuzmenko, urging her followers to check out the pair's page. On their respective Instagram accounts, Haggerty and Kuzmenko wrote, "We are very happy to share that the issue has been resolved. Thanks so much to every single one of you creative souls who supported us, we truly appreciate you."
Vestiaire Collective Raises $62 Million [Fashionista]
Vestiaire Collective, the French luxury resale site which has partnered with celebrities (including several Kardashians) in the past to auction off their gently used designer duds, has raised €58 million ($62 million) in Europe, bringing total funds raised to €116 million ($124 million). The company plans to use the $62 million to build their presence in the U.S. and compete with similar resale sites such as San Francisco-based The RealReal.
ASOS Releases Men's Plus-Size Collection [Racked]
ASOS has introduced a men's plus-size section on its site, which includes not only expanded sizes for its core brand (up to XXXXL) but also 20 more labels including Burton and Wrangler. The new section features trendier items including bomber jackets, camo shirts and souvenir jackets, as well as basics.
Banana Republic's President Pushed Out [CNBC]
We're only 24 days into 2017, and already it's been rough for mall brands (cough, BCBG, cough). The latest victim is Gap's Banana Republic. The company announced Tuesday that the global brand president, Andi Owen, is exiting the company in February after 25 years at Gap. Art Peck, current CEO of Gap Inc., will oversee the brand until a successor is named. Banana Republic has struggled with declining sales in recent years, and tried various solutions to bring back its customers. In 2014, J. Crew alum Marissa Webb was brought on to vamp up the product, but was ultimately pushed out in 2015.