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Ex-models speak out against French fashion boss

After keeping silent for years, more than a dozen women hope their harrowing testimonies will spur prosecutors to pursue a pillar of the French fashion industry, accused of abusing young models with widely known impunity over dozens of years.

“It’s haunted me for 20 years,” Lisa Brinkworth, a former BBC journalist, told AFP of her encounter with Gerald Marie, the former Europe chief of the Elite modelling agency, and its fallout.

Brinkworth is one of several women who met with investigators from the French police’s child protection brigade last week, with others set to do so in the coming days.

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What Will It Take for Fashion to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions? | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

In late August, a group of protestors from climate action group Extinction Rebellion gathered outside Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street, carrying banners with slogans including “fashion is addicted to dirty oil” and “code red for fossil fuel fashion.”

The protest reflects mounting pressure on the industry to address its role in the climate crisis as awareness grows among consumers, policy makers and investors of both fashion’s environmental impact and the need for urgent action.

Selfridges has made prominent commitments to drive more environmentally friendly approaches to fashion, but was singled out for stocking polyester-heavy brands and because its owner,

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How fast fashion’s thirst for cheap Xinjiang cotton may be fueling a human rights crisis for Uyghurs

In December 2018, I visited a large dyeing facility inside the Shaoxing Industrial Zone, south of the coastal city of Hangzhou, China. Twenty minutes out from the manufacturing hub, I began to smell it: the rotten-egg stench of dye effluent.

The Zone, as it’s known, is 100 square kilometers, nearly double the size of Manhattan. More than 50 textile printing and dyeing companies stand in huge rows, facing out over the Cao’e River where it flows into Hangzhou Bay. Trucks stream north on the highway from the Zone carrying miles of dyed and printed fabrics, en route to becoming billions

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Anya Taylor-Joy Embraces Her Inner Barbie Doll

Anya Taylor-Joy’s rapid ascent to becoming one of film’s most promising young stars has been a thrill to witness. Still, Taylor-Joy’s onscreen showings in Emma, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Witch have been equaled only by her electrifying red carpet style, which has quickly evolved from delicate English rose into full-blown Old Hollywood glamour.

So it makes sense that at the premiere of her latest starring role in Edgar Wright’s psychological horror Last Night in Soho, which debuted at the Venice Film Festival last night, Taylor-Joy and image architect Law Roach decided to pull out all the stops. Embracing the

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Meet the unsung stars of American fashion

What does America look like in 2021 – and who defines what’s on its back? It’s an interesting question, generally because of the fragmented sense of identity evident in many nations – not least the UK, divided down black-and-white lines of pro- or anti-Brexit, or indeed to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. But America, especially, has undergone profound upheaval of late – ideologically, but with an inescapable aesthetic echo.

That is, at least, the thinking of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose latest Costume Institute show, titled In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, is focused on “how fashion

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Zendaya singlehandedly brought back the ‘naked’ fashion trend in a tan leather dress with a daring thigh-high slit

Zendaya arrives at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. John Phillips/Stringer/Getty Images

  • Zendaya attended the Venice Film Festival on Friday for a screening of her upcoming film “Dune.”

  • She wore a tan Balmain dress with a daring thigh-high slit, and emerald and diamond jewelry.

  • Earlier that day, she wore a white Valentino dress with a pink bow and black blazer.

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Zendaya stole the show when she attended the Venice Film Festival this week.

She arrived at the Italian event via boat on Friday, and stepped out to reveal her sleeveless, tan dress. The

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