Style Notes: Prada's Magazine Mishap; Life-Size Pinata of American Apparel CEO Used in Protest
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Fashion's September issues have been hitting newsstands in waves over the past few weeks, and avid fashion fans may have noticed that Harper's Bazaar U.K. and Vogue Japan have more in common than just hundreds of ad pages. Cover stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Katy Perry are both wearing the same Prada dress on the respective glossies, and rumor has it that Gigi Hadid also the dress for W magazine before editors got wind of the situation and pulled the photo last minute. In the aftermath, editors are pointing fingers at Prada given that dresses are usually promised exclusively to one magazine for the cover, not three. [Page Six]
Former American Apparel employees who were terminated in recent months thanks to downsizing and other cost-cutting measures put in place by CEO Paula Schneider are protesting in Los Angeles, claiming unlawful firing. Many carried signs and wore shirts asking to "Bring Back Dov [Charney]," the founder who was fired at the end of 2014 for alleged employee harassment. To top off the demonstration, workers also bought a life-size pinata of Schneider filled with gold coins (which was eventually broken) as a metaphor for the new American Apparel structure. Given their statement that the L.A.-based retailer may be broke within a year, we can't imagine that issues will be satisfactorily resolved. [WWD]
Style.com's future is finally taking shape. Months after it was announced that Conde Nast would be transforming Style.com into an ecommerce platform, more details have emerged regarding what exactly the new site will look like — and it appears that original content will be a significant component. With a new staff comprising hires from Net-a-Porter, ElleUK.com and ASOS as well as plenty of tech specialists, the site will be focused on quality — and more important, shoppable — content when it rolls out in 2016. [WWD]
To celebrate his label's 10th birthday, Alexander Wang decided to revive 10 pieces from his past collection for a capsule collection called "Wang 10." Twenty-five of his best-sellers were previewed on social media and then voted on by fans. The mostly black collection (modeled by Wang's longtime muse, Anna Ewers) was finally revealed Monday and is now available for preorder. [Fashionista]