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Kaia Gerber and Karl Lagerfeld Team Up For a Capsule Collection + More Fashion News This Week

Victoria Beckham eyewear campaign controversy
The new Summer 2018 eyewear campaign from Victoria Beckham’s eponymous label drew social media outrage for featuring what many consider to be an excessively thin model. 29-year-old Giedre Dukauskaite, who has walked the runway for labels like Stella McCartney and Dior in the past, is yet to comment on the controversy, although her mother reportedly told Mail Online, “I don’t understand what the brouhaha is all about.” (The New York Times)

Canadian designer Vejas Kruszewski debuts collection for new line
It was announced earlier this month that 21-year-old fashion wunderkind Vejas Kruszewski had been appointed creative director of new Italian leather brand Pihakapi. His first unisex collection for the label, which debuted at the ongoing FW18 men’s fashion week in Paris, is full of twists on classic staples like the shearling aviator, trench coat and motorcycle jacket. (Vogue)

Kaia Gerber and Karl Lagerfeld Team Up For a Capsule Collection
The 16-year-old model of the moment (and Cindy Crawford’s daughter) is creating a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories with Karl Lagerfeld for his eponymous label. “When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together,” Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld, told WWD. (Women’s Wear Daily)

Sexual misconduct allegations against fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber
A New York Times story over the weekend reported that dozens of male models and assistants had come forward with stories about sexual harassment and misconduct by famed photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber. Following this news, Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast, which has worked regularly with both photographers for years, issued a statement saying: “We at Condé Nast have decided to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future.” (The New York Times, Vogue)

Phillip Picardi named Teen Vogue’s chief content officer
Following the news that Elaine Welteroth would be stepping down from her post as editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Condé Nast has announced that Phillip Picardi will be promoted from digital editorial director to chief content officer of the magazine. He will also continue to serve as chief content officer of LGBTQ-focused publication Them. (Fashionista)

Celine Dion Collection Sales Cross $10 Million Mark
Celine Dion’s line of handbags and accessories, just three collections old, has apparently crossed $10 million in sales. Though it’s currently available only in North America, Women’s Wear Daily reports that the label now has its eyes set on the Asian market. (Women’s Wear Daily)

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