Tim Gunn calls out the fashion industry and Vogue joins the real world: 5 fashion stories you missed this week

Welcome to our weekly news recap where we talk everything Dallas, style and, most importantly, fashion.

1. Cosmopolitan’s EIC gets a major promotion

The Hearst Corporation announced Tuesday that Cosmopolitan’s famed treadmill-walking, Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles will be leaving the magazine (she was also the editorial director at Seventeen) to become the chief content officer at Hearst (which includes overseeing the company’s 300+ national and international magazine titles). In response, The Cut lauded her as the Anna Wintour of Hearst. Meanwhile, they also reported Coles’ successor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen will be Michele Promaulayko, formerly of Women’s Health and Yahoo!

Painting my old office for @cosmopolitan’s new EIC! #realeditorslife #realcorporatelife

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2. Tim Gunn in The Washington Post

“Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn made a firm statement Thursday: the fashion industry must start respecting a diversity of shapes and sizes when it comes to designing and selling women’s ready-to-wear. In a piece for WashingtonPost.com Gunn denounced the fashion industry for its rejection of plus-size women. In a twist he also condemned his Emmy-winning television show for alienating viewers with its seasonal “real women” challenge and criticized season 14 winner Ashley Nell Tipton for her “hideous” and “juvenile” plus-size collection.

3. Vogue launches its own Snapchat Discover

The most famous fashion magazine in the world finally joined Snapchat Discover Tuesday. Vogue joins the ranks of Cosmopolitan, People, and Refinery29 on the discover feature, which launched in January 2015. The medium could prove helpful for the company’s 73 questions video post.

4. Kanye’s NYFW show drums up controversy. Who’s surprised?

Models fainting, editors sweltering and high heels breaking were all part of the reports surrounding Wednesday’s Yeezy Season 4 show. Many guests bit their tongues in their later commentary of the show, but others, like The Cut’s editorial director Stella Bugbee, chose to speak out against the reported disorganization of the presentation as it happened.

5. Designers make good on the promise of direct-to-consumer shopping

There is an ever-growing mindset in the fashion industry – the see now, buy now, abandon the “old” fashion calendar, (and in some cases) show men’s and women’s at the same time mindset. Google is helping you make searching NYFW news easier this week, meanwhile brands like Tom Ford, Thakoon and Tommy Hilfiger have all been taking part in the direct-to-consumer strategy that allows you to purchase looks from each collection directly after the show.


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