Azzedine Alaïa Passes Away

According to a French media report in Le Point, Azzedine Alaïa has passed away at the age of 77. Alaïa was one of the industry’s few designers willing to follow his own conventions and ignore fashion schedules, creating his collections at his own pace. His ability to do so stemmed from his prodigious talent and fashion’s seemingly insatiable appetite for his designs. [Business of Fashion]

New research shows most women report more body dissatisfaction directly after seeing fashion and bikini models

Chapman University has published research measuring women's perceptions of how media impacts their body image. Results showed that many women reported feeling worse about their bodies when shown media images of bikini or fashion models, compared to those shown images of paintings or products. [MedicalXpress]

Amazon is Tricking Consumers with its “Ships from and sold by Amazon” Label, Per New Suit

Amazon’s marketplace platform is notoriously inundated with counterfeit goods. Aware of this fact, but unable to resist the convenience of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, you purchase something that “ships from and [is being] sold by Amazon.com,” under the impression that there is a greater chance the product will be authentic since it’s being sold by Amazon and not a random third-party. [The Fashion Law]

Serena Williams Weds In McQueen Ball Gown

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian wed at a star-studded, French-ball style ceremony in New Orleans this week, with the bride opting for a custom Alexander McQueen ball gown to wear for her nuptials. [VOGUE]

J.Crew Responds To Critics Calling The Brand Out For Irresponsibly Styling Natural Hair

J.Crew is being called out on Twitter for irresponsibly styling a black model’s natural hair — and people have a lot to say about it. Atlanta-based makeup artist Dae Louise took to Twitter to post a screenshot from J.Crew’s website where a model is pictured with what’s supposed to be a “messy bun” — but is really just a mess. [Huffington Post]

This Plus-Size Model Re-created Victoria's Secret Ads — and She Looked Freakin' Beautiful

If you haven't heard of Tabria Majors, you will now. The curvy model made headlines when she re-created several Victoria's Secret campaign photos. The point of the shoot, according to Tabria, was to "revisit the conversation of average-sized women being represented in mainstream media." [Popsugar]

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