Style Notes: Supermodel Hadid Sisters Join NYC Protest; Stolen Kim Kardashian Jewelry Melted and Sold
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Hadid Sisters Take to the Streets to Protest President Trump's Temporary Immigration Ban [Instagram]
Together, they're the faces of almost every major fashion house — so why can't they be the face of a movement, too? Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid took to the streets of New York City on Sunday to protest President Donald Trump's executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries. Both their mom, Yolanda Foster, and their dad, Mohamed Hadid, are immigrants themselves (Yolanda from the Netherlands; Mohamed from Jordan). Each sister shared a photo from the march on her Instagram pages to their combined 40 million followers.
Olivia Palermo Designs Capsule Collection for Banana Republic [Who What Wear]
Olivia Palermo has upgraded her title at Banana Republic from ambassador to designer. The fashion insider, who both styled and starred in the Gap-owned brand's spring campaign, is releasing a capsule collection for fall 2017, due out in September. In the meantime before the collection launches, Palermo has curated 9 pop-up shop-in-shops in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, featuring items from the brand's spring collection. The news of the capsule comes a week after it was reported that Banana Republic's president, Andi Owen, is being pushed out of the company.
Kim Kardashian's Stolen Jewels Melted Down and Sold in Belgium [Page Six]
The $10 million worth of jewelry stolen from Kim Kardashian's Paris hotel room last October has been melted down and sold in Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium's booming diamond district. Her engagement ring however, has been spared. Aomar Ait Khedache, the alleged orchestrator of the heist, told police that the $4 million rock was not sold because it was too recognizable. "There is a person who has it," he said. The mystery continues.
Tom Ford to Release Timepieces with Shinola's Parent Company [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Tom Ford announced in December that he would be releasing timepieces, and on Monday, he revealed that he would be moving forward with Bedrock Manufacturing Company on a collection of Swiss-made watches. Bedrock is the parent company to both Shinola and Filson. The timepieces will initially be in limited distribution and have a luxury price point.
Nike Releases Statement Condemning President Trump's Executive Order [Twitter]
Mark Parker, chairman, president and CEO of Nike, released a statement on Monday condemning President Trump's temporary immigration ban. Parker told the story of four-time Olympian Sir Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia, moved to Britain (for which he competes) when he was 8 years old, and now resides with his family in Portland, Oregon. With the new ban in place, Farah stated that he fears he may not be able to return to his family from his training camp in Ethiopia. "Nike stands together against bigotry and any form of discrimination," wrote Parker. "We are at our best when we recognize the value of our diverse community."
Powerful statement by Nike against Trump's executive order: "Nike stands together against bigotry" pic.twitter.com/SRU71M3SRl— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 30, 2017