ICYMI: The Tony Awards red carpet, Nike's divisive mannequins, and Kylie Jenner's Handmaid's Tale misfire
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1. Fashion had a blast with Pride Month.
The Tonys red carpet (above) fittingly featured a rainbow backdrop, Michael Kors and Polo Ralph Lauren released Pride-themed capsule collections — with all proceeds donated to LGBTQI+ organisations — and Anna Wintour judged a vogueing competition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2. In less prideworthy news...
3. Heated debate over Nike's 'plus-size' mannequins intensified.
Whether we're talking high-fashion or activewear, we've clearly got a long way to go when it comes to prejudiced assumptions about body shapes. The Telegraph's Tanya Gold was particularly vitriolic, with her op-ed on the subject going viral and generating tons of (well-deserved) backlash.
4. Speaking of inclusion, 'adaptive fashion' officially became need-to-know fashion vocabulary.
Writing for Hypebeast, Nia Groce's assessment of accessible fashion in 2019 is a must-read.
5. Following Fendi's showing last week, Prada and Chloé also mounted runway shows in Shanghai.
6. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong...
Journalists at a police press conference used their outfits to demonstrate solidarity with protestors and victims of police brutality. How? By showing up in high-vis clothing and helmets.
7. Dior Men's Kim Jones gave us a refresher in the alphabet, while Maria Grazia Chiuri (charmingly) continued to misspell j'adore.
The designer guest-edited the latest issue of A Magazine Curated By... and produced an A-Z guide featuring pals Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Kaws and Nick Knight. Maria Grazia Chiuri, meanwhile, introduced the latest spin on her signature J'Adior heels.
8. Two new collabs and an artist-founded fashion line were unveiled.
Givenchy dropped a surprise collab with Onitsuka Tiger, Opening Ceremony x Yoox launched online, and artist/longtime Raf Simons collaborator Sterling Ruby debuted his eponymous label S.R. Studio. LA. CA. at Pitti Uomo.
9. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim parted ways with Kenzo after an eight-year tenure.
And fashion's game of musical chairs goes on. Lim and Leon's lively Kenzo will be sorely missed.
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