Style Notes: Online Petition Urges Macy's to Drop Trump Products; Moschino CEO Steps Down
Celebrate the last Monday of June with these fashion stories.
According to a new petition on MoveOn.org, at least 700,000 people want Macy's to tell Donald Trump, "You're fired." The petition follows Trump's campaign kick-off speech in which he addressed the topic of immigration with some rather controversial comments, including references to Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and "killers," according to the petition. Titled, "Tell Macy's: Dump Donald Trump," the document urges Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren to remove Trump's products, including his menswear line and his "Success" fragrance. At this point, the petition is just icing on Trump's bad-news cake, following NBC's decisions to completely sever ties with the presidential candidate. [MoveOn.org, THR]
Though Moschino is hotter than ever right now, CEO Alessandro Varisco has decided to leave the brand for womenswear label Twin-Set Simona Barbieri. Varisco, who joined Moschino in 2009, will have his last day June 30, according to a rep at Moschino's parent company, Aeffe. In the interim, Varisco's duties will be taken over by Aeffe president Massimo Ferretti and Aeffe CFO and managing director, Marcello Tassinari. [WWD]
If there's one thing millennials like more than anything, it's a good pun (OK, fine, maybe that's just us). And presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has capitalized on that love by creating a pun-tastic line of campaign merchandise. From "Grillary Clinton" barbecue aprons to "Chillary Clinton" beer koozies, the former first lady has got your summer backyard party essentials covered. A quick browse through her store also reveals Internet slang favorites woven into slogans including "Yasssss, Hillary," and "Amirite?" Well played, Clinton campaign team. Well played. [HillaryClinton.com]
After employees at Victoria's Secret sued the company over controversial "on-call" shifts, the retailer has reportedly temporarily ceased the practice. An "on-call" shift, which requires an employee to call a store manager several hours prior to his or her scheduled shift to determine whether or not he or she will be needed to work, was the subject of the legal debate because though employees are scheduled, they may or may not be paid, depending on whether their services are needed in the store. Though the matter has yet to be officially settled, it looks like Victoria's Secret could be on its way to more permanent changes. [Racked]