Fashion Links of the Week

By Sora Hwang

The countdown to the Summer Olympics in London is dwindling at a rapid pace, but the fashion scandals have already started, even though the Opening Ceremonies haven’t. In addition to the dispute over Ralph Lauren, the fashion world has had to deal with more designer announcements and magazine blunders.

  1. Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Opening Ceremony uniforms, not expecting headlines about the ‘Made in China’ label. After waiting a day, Ralph Lauren made a public announcement regarding the uniforms. [Now There’s a Backlash Against the Ralph Lauren ‘Made in China’ Olympic Uniform Backlash: Fashionista.com]
  2. Dov Charney of American Apparel not only offered Ralph Lauren his US-based factories for the uniforms, but also claimed to be in talks with Russia to outfit its athletes for the 2014 Games. The Russian Olympic Committee released a statement that disagrees. [The Russian Olympic Committee Doesn’t Know What Dov Charney is Talking About: The Cut]
  3. The fashion industry was devastated when Daul Kim committed suicide three years ago, but Glamour published an old photo of the model for its spread on new denim trends. [Glamour Publishes Photo of Daul Kim… 3 Years After Her Suicide: Refinery29]
  4. The CFDA and the New York Mets announce a surprising collaboration for the summer’s fan gear of tank tops, tees and hoodies, available at Citi Field and online for a limited time. [Confusing Collab: The CFDA Teams Up With… The Mets?: Refinery29]
  5. Read about Lanvin’s oldest model for their fall campaign featuring real people. 82-year-old Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock shares her story that lead to landing on the campaign image unveiled on Wednesday. [82-Year-Old Former Apollo Dancer Jacqueline ‘Tajah’ Murdock Tells Us How She Became the Face of Lanvin’s New Fall Campaign: Fashionista.com]
  6. Louis Vuitton was in Shanghai to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his designs in China and to bring his fall show to the country. [Shanghai Calling: Style.com]
  7. After making a less than fortunate public debut when personal photos from parties became public, Alexander Soros showed he learned his lesson at a Hamptons fundraiser for Global Witness sponsored by his foundation. [Making Good on the Family Name: NYTimes.com]
  8. Instead of dealing with the chaos that comes with the biannual Barneys New York warehouse sale, its sale is now available for viewing online for the first time. [You’ll Be Able to Shop the Next Barneys Warehouse Sale Online!: The Cut]
  9. Celeb Boutique made an obvious and uneducated mistake by using a trending topic on Twitter for the Colorado Massacre for its own benefit. [Soulless Oblivious Clothing Website Celeb Boutique Sees Golden Marketing Opportunity in Colorado Massacre [Updated]: The Cut]
  10. Models are just like us and they’re getting sick of magazines Photoshop-ing just a little too much. Coco Rocha spoke out on her Twitter after the most recent incident with Natasha Poly’s arm on the cover of Vogue Russia. [Coco Rocha to Magazine ‘Photoshop Guys’: Quit Cutting Off Models’ Limbs!: Fashionista.com]

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