Style Notes: Moschino Ken and Barbie Are Here; Givenchy Launches Kids' Apparel

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Jeremy Scott and Stella Maxwell Get the Barbie x Moschino Treatment [InStyle]
If Jeremy Scott's new Moschino Ken doll looks a little familiar, it's probably because it's modeled after the designer himself. That's right: The first-ever fashion-designer Ken doll rocks the very same Technicolor suit, suave haircut — and, not to mention, the washboard abs — that Scott rocked at the 2015 MTV VMAs, which he attended alongside model Stella Maxwell. The duo's looks were re-created for the new Moschino Barbie and Ken gift set, Scott's second Moschino collaboration with Barbie. And, just like the first collab, the collector's item has its own nifty jingle ("The two just can’t be stopped, so smart, so fly, so hot!"). The set retails for $200 and is available at at midnight.


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Givenchy Unveils Children's Clothes [The Cut]
Givenchy children's wear is no longer exclusive to celebrity tots with last names like West and Carter. The French fashion house is dropping a kids' collection by Riccardo Tisci in 2017 that will include a 60-piece collection for girls, a 40-piece collection for boys and a 30-piece collection for babies, each consisting of tees, pants, dresses, pajamas and outerwear ($85-$320). Givenchy is one of several designer labels (including Gucci, Balmain and Karl Lagerfeld) to launch kids' apparel in recent years.

Hearst to Combine Editorial Teams of 5 Women's Titles [Business of Fashion]
Hearst reportedly is combining the beauty, fashion and entertainment teams of five of its women's titles — Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen — in an effort to cut costs. No word yet on whether the move will result in extensive layoffs. Similar changes have been underway at Conde Nast and Time Inc. as the publishing houses seek to offset declining print revenue in the wake of the digital revolution.

The Limited Lays Off Hundreds of Employees at Home Office [Columbus Business First]
For The Limited, declining sales have resulted in hundreds of layoffs at the company's home office in New Albany, Ohio, which likely will result in the closure of the operation entirely. In a notice sent to staff on Friday, The Limited stated that 248 employees will be affected by the layoffs. Last month, it was reported that the company was seeking a buyer.

Susie Crippen Returns to J Brand as Creative Director [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Susie Crippen has been named the creative director of J Brand after almost seven years away from the denim label she co-founded with Jeff Rudes in 2004. Crippen left the brand following the sale of a majority stake to Star Avenue Capital in 2010. In 2012, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. acquired a majority share; Rudes left the brand in 2014. Prior to her return, Crippen launched a collection of sportswear in 2012 called Crippen, which she shuttered earlier this year.