ICYMI: Farfetch acquires Off-White, Victoria's Secret cancels its fashion show, and 2020's Pirelli Calendar
Fashion by the 'gram
1. Victoria's Secret had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
After announcing in May that its annual runway fashion show would no longer be televised, VS has now cancelled the event outright; in addition, longtime chief marketing officer Ed Razek resigned, almost a year after his transphobic and sizeist comments in an interview with Vogue made international headlines.
Diet Prada also published receipts of frequent VS collaborator and photographer Timur Emek's sexually predatory behaviour, which — along with Victoria's Secret owner Leslie Wexner's emerging, alleged ties to (now deceased) sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein — prompted the Model Alliance to issue an open letter condemning the brand. Prominent signees included models Christy Turlington, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, and most damningly, former employee and Angel Doutzen Kroes.
2. Farfetch acquired Off-White's parent company.
3. 2020's theatrical Pirelli Calendar was unveiled.
Legendary photog Paolo Roversi staged a reimagining of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, with actresses *takes deep breath* Yara Shahidi, Claire Foy, Indya Moore, Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Mia Goth, Chinese popstar Chris Lee, and Spanish musician Rosalia taking turns to play the titular heroine.
4. Dior and Jil Sander's pop-ups, well, popped up.
The former playfully plastered Harrods's London headquarters — plus a few taxis and double-decker buses — with the checkered patterns of its fall/winter 2019 collection. The latter, meanwhile, brought its Summer Project retail concept to Dover Street Market Singapore.
5. Millie Bobby Brown became the face of Pandora.
6. Speedo launched an adorable, '90s-inspired Retro Collection.
In the ongoing absence of time machines to transport us back to childhood, this will suffice for now.
7. Fauré le Page opened its doors in Singapore.
Little Red Dot dwellers can now shop the French brand — which, interestingly, began life as a firearms and gun holster manufacturer — at Ngee Ann City.
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