FASHIONBOSS ENCORE: SUNDAY FASHION RECAP
Galliano Goes to Margiela | Dior’s legendary former creative head is officially making a come back as creative director of Maison Martin Margiela. Over three years have passed since John Galliano’s infamous anti-Semitic rant at a bar in Paris, costing him his image and what looked to be his career as well. But the man hailed as one of the most visionary designers of his generation maintained a chorus of admirers who fueled rumors of when and where Galliano might find another place in the sun.
Tory Burch Hires Roger Farah | Ralph Lauren’s star strategist has a powerhouse track record and now a title befitting it as co-CEO of Tory Burch. During his tenure as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ralph Lauren, Farah increased sales from $2 billion to $7.5 billion between 2000 and last year, and Burch is stepping down from her role as CEO to share both the job and the vision Farah has executed so effectively in the past. Last year, Tory Burch generated $1 billion in sales.
FASHION LAW: Workplace Woes
Gucci Faces Class Action Suit | Former employees at a Gucci boutique in Los Angeles are seeking compensation for unpaid wages and accrued vacation time they claim Gucci America, Inc. has yet to honor. The complaint, reported by Law 360, states that “during the class period, defendants’ practices … have been and continue to be unfair, fraudulent and illegal, and harmful to plaintiffs, the rest of each class and the general public.”
Abercrombie Visits the Supreme Court | Abercrombie & Fitch is no stranger to controversy in its aesthetic policies, but none have landed it in the Supreme Court…until now. Samantha Elauf, the Muslim plaintiff of the case in question, applied for work at an A&F store in 2008 wearing hijab atop a typical jeans-and-tee uniform. Claiming to have complied in every particular to the brand’s strict “look policy”, she challenged the rejection of her application as discrimination, filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC then sued the retailer for religious discrimination, and the Supreme Court will now decide if Elauf’s hijab was the basis for her rejection at A&F.
FASHION NEWS: Around the World in Seven Days
Miroslava Duma Is Just Getting Started | The former editor at Harper’s Bazaar Russia has become a digital titan for big brands, reports the Financial Times. Duma’s digital following and enchanting personal style have caught the eye of labels like Chanel and Armani, who have used her in ad campaigns geared especially at Duma’s legions of fans in Eastern Europe. Her role is becoming less and less an anomaly in the industry, as yet more non-traditional influencers emerge to engage the fashion masses.
Pucci’s ‘Cities of the World’ Scarves | In the sunny, jet-setting spirit of Emilio Pucci’s mid-century Battistero scarf, Pucci is launching a line of scarves celebrating six of the world’s great cities, with more to be added after the November 1 release. The scarves will be printed in Pucci’s signature abstract aesthetic, each featuring an iconic monument or site particular to each city. A set of the six scarves will be sold exclusively on Pucci’s website, but individuals will be sold in select boutiques starting November 15.