Style Notes: The Weeknd Drops H&M After Photo Controversy; Bethenny Frankel Launching Skinnygirl Denim
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The Weeknd Drops H&M Partnership After Brand's Racist Photo Controversy [Twitter]
The Weeknd has parted ways with H&M after an image featuring a young black model wearing a kid's hoodie reading "coolest monkey in the jungle" went viral on Monday morning, leading many — including celebrities like Questlove — to condemn the Swedish fast-fashion company. H&M offered a lackluster apology and removed the product from its site. The Weeknd, who has collaborated on menswear collections with the brand since early 2017, wrote that he was "shocked and embarrassed" by the photo before announcing that he will no longer be affiliated with the company.
Bethenny Frankel Is Launching Skinnygirl Denim [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Bethenny Frankel is expanding the Skinnygirl empire — which she first founded as a company for low-calorie cocktails and mixers — into the world of apparel. The Real Housewives of New York alumna, who made a splash last fall for her massive aid efforts in Puerto Rico, announced she will be launching Skinnygirl denim come next fall. The line will be made in collaboration with One Jeanswear Group, and each pair will retail for about $100. The Skinnygirl collection will also include knit tops and jackets.
Connie Britton Wears "Poverty Is Sexist" Sweater to Golden Globes [Instagram]
Connie Britton's all-black ensemble at the Golden Globes spoke for itself. The actress paired her Max Mara ballgown skirt with a Lingua Franca sweater reading, "Poverty Is Sexist." On Instagram, the former Nashville star wrote, "My hope is that [the Time's Up] movement will now reach the grass roots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity."
Dressed in black and ready to go to the @goldenglobes earlier tonight with the glam squad dreams are made of. My sweater says "Poverty is sexist" and we dressed in black to acknowledge that it is time for all of us, men and women, to empower ourselves with equality. My hope is that this movement will now reach the grass roots, the small towns, the villages near and far, where women have been silenced, without resources, in the face of gender disparity. We are all stronger when we work together with respect and understanding. Strong women equal strong families, economies, and communities. Everywhere. So let's get this show on the road. #timesup #povertyissexist