NewsFeed’s Feifei Sun rounds up the brilliant and bizarre from this week in fashion.
Holy Cow. Designer Rachel Freire angered politicians, animal-rights activists and the public alike when she showed a cow nipple dress at London Fashion Week. We actually think it’s kind of pretty. [Ecouterre]
Jay-Z’s Fashion Assist. The rapper will work with Adidas to design the new uniforms for the Brooklyn Nets. This is one of the few celebrity fashion partnerships we can get behind; Jay-Z co-founded Rocawear in 1999 and has more than a decade of experience in the industry. [NYPOST]
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Surprise, surprise. Reebok’s “toning” shoes—footwear the company claimed could help customers build muscle 11-28% more than regular old sneakers—don’t actually work. The Federal Trade Commission says Reebok owes $25M to consumers who fell for the deceptive ads. [NewsFeed]
André’s Out, Kelly’s In. Abrasive, loud-mouthed fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone is replacing Vogue editor André Leon Talley as a judge on America’s Next Top Model. It’s unclear what will make for better television: the increasing number of models we’ll see crying over Cutrone’s harsh criticism, or the diva contest likely to emerge between her and host Tyra Banks. [People]
Kate Middleton Won’t Cover Vogue. The magazine’s editor Anna Wintour had reportedly been pushing for a sitting with the Duchess, but the palace dashed her hopes with this curt statement: “There are no plans for the Duchess to do anything with U.S. Vogue.” It’s okay, Anna, there’s always Pippa. [The Cut]