Around the Web: News, Videos, and More This Week

There’s been quite a bit of articles and news around the web this week with topics I wanted to write about, but I figured I’d feature them here because they are some good reads.

News

Grace Coddington Scales Back ‘Vogue’ Role

Vogue’s Creative Director and Chief Stylist Grace Coddington will no longer hold that title at the magazine but will instead be the Creative Director At Large. Coddington will reportedly “continue to style at least four editorials per year, keep an office at the magazine’s headquarters, attend shows and remain on the masthead.” Coddington has decided to do this as she wants to do outside projects and would like to more than “sit around” and style photos shoots.

Read the full article here on Fashionista.

Barneys Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Brought by Shopper: Documents

In 2013, Trayon Christian purchased a $349 Ferragamo belt from Barneys New York and was detained and searched by police are leaving the store as the store associates accused him of using a fraudulent card and called the police. New York City has agreed to pay $45,000 to Christian and Barneys has agreed to pay a $525,000 fine, hire an anti-profiling consultant, and retrain its employees. Also, after the new went public a black woman came forward and said that she was also stopped by police after purchasing a $2,500 Céline bag.

Read the full article here on Reuters.

Videos

Here’s yet another video from Charles Gross. In this video he talks more about whether luxury handbags are worth the price this time he talks about how companies keep raising their prices and whether it’s worth it to keep buying their bags. Apparently, it depends on the brand as some companies like Hermès have good quality bags and others like Chanel may sell you a handbag that looks used.

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Fashion Articles

Let’s Discuss the Hair at Valentino — Again

Just as I wrote in an article about Valentino last week, the brand continues to give diversity the finger by using hair styles created by black women in its collections and casting mostly white women to show them. This time, the style being the Bantu knot instead of cornrows. What’s more, Guido Palau, the ever so ignorant hair stylist for the show, didn’t even credit the culture from which the hair style he is using came from.

Read the full article here on Fashionista.

Fashion Wants Alber Elbaz to Start His Own Line

People are still talking about Alber Elbaz as he still hasn’t done anything after being fired from Lanvin. Now, according to the New York Times many people in fashion want him to start his own clothing line.

Read the full article here on the New York Times.

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