Fashion designers celebrate President-elect Biden, Harry Styles and Billie Eilish will star in Gucci’s new film series, and more
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Fashion designers around the globe congratulate President-elect Biden
The hotly-contested US Presidential election drew to an end after news broke before daybreak that Democratic candidate Joe Biden has clinched the required electoral votes to win. Many fashion designers took to social media to commemorate the big win. Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear, wrote on Instagram, "Faith restored. As they say, the reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more work." Balmain creative director, Olivier Rousteing, gave his heartfelt congratulations on his Instagram story, "I know I am not American but I want you to know that I am so happy for you America," while Vera Wang dedicated a post to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on being the first African-American, first Asian-American, and the first female vice president in American history.
Gap released a controversial election hoodie intended for "unity"
Amidst the days of tension-filled ballot counting for the presidential election, clothing retailer Gap sought to deliver an appeal for unity by uploading a tweet of a Gap hoodie that was half blue and half red with the caption, "The one thing we know, is that together, we can move forward." The tweet quickly drew scorn, with many pointing out the tone-deaf approach whilst criticising the retailer for attempting to capitalise on election anxiety. Gap quickly reacted to the backlash by deleting the tweet and affirming that the hoodie was not a product for sale, but rather for the intentions "to show the power of unity". It was too little too late though, for the damage was done. Yikes.
Harry Styles and Billie Eilish are starring in a Gucci film series together
As part of the Gucci Fest fashion and film festival, the duo is set to appear alongside other stars such as Silvia Calderoni, Arlo Parks, Lu Han, Florence Welch, and more in a seven-episode film series. Titled Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended, the star-studded film — directed by cinematic legend Gus Van Sant and Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele — will also feature the fashion house's new collection. Mark your calendars, November 16 can't come soon enough.
The iconic Telfar bag has gained the approval of Oprah
The cult-favourite bag had already amassed a large celebrity following the likes of Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa and even American congresswoman Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez. The coveted bag has now caught Oprah's eye (and heart) with a spot on the show host's annual list of favourite things. Declaring her stamp of approval on her magazine, Oprah revealed her favourite colour for the bag (cream!) as well as her love for the shoulder straps and top handles. Not sure which we stan more: Oprah, the Telfar bag, or Oprah and the Telfar bag.
Ted Baker debuts a new Made in Britain collection
The collection, which features the brand's move into "more contemporary, luxury fashion", will feature both menswear and womenswear. Paying homage to British manufacturing, the new collection will — as its name suggests — be made in British cities, specifically London and Leicester. The collection also marks the arrival of new global creative director, Anthony Cuthbertson, the former global design director for Topshop. Congratulations all around, we say.
Queer Eye launches fashion merch
You might not be able to get Tan France's fashion advice IRL, but you can't possibly go wrong with decking yourself out in Queer Eye merch. The apparel line-up includes T-shirts, hoodies and accessories that are said to be Fab Five-approved. You can purchase the merch from the official store or through Amazon, and a percentage of proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center, an organization protecting and supporting homeless LGBTQ youths.