Hillary 2016 Rumors Fueled by Fashion Awards Show


Hillary Clinton and Oscar de la Renta were just one big love-fest last night, as the former presented her old friend with the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Founders Award. Clinton joked sarcastically in her speech about being considered “such a fashion icon,” and about how Bravo should contact her to start a show called Project Pantsuit.

When it was Oscar’s turn at the podium, he turned to the former Secretary of State and said, “Perhaps she wouldn’t like me to say this, but I think she’s going to be our next president.” Clinton reportedly shook her head, but the audience applauded “for what felt like five minutes,” according to New York. [The Cut, WWD]

In other CFDA acceptance speech highlights, Maxwell Osbourne of Public School said, “Holy shit!” when he and partner Dao-Yi Chao won the award for emerging men’s designer of the year. The rest of the winners were: Proenza Schouler for women’s wear designer of the year, Thom Browne for men’s wear designer of the year, 3.1 Phillip Lim for accessories designer of the year, Suno for emerging women’s wear designer of the year, and Pamela Love for emerging accessories designer of the year. [The Cut, On The Runway]

Solange is on the cover of Brooklyn magazine. [Brooklyn]

Alexa Chung posted a behind-the-scenes photo from her upcoming U.K. L’Oréal hair color campaign to her Instagram. [Grazia]

Here’s Cara Delevingne modeling for Vogue Italia when she was 10. [Daily Mail]

And here’s Doutzen Kroes as a kid. Awwwwww. [V]

• Bangladesh needs to invest at least $380 million in its apparel sector to bring its factories up to acceptable safety standards, according to a panel of experts convened by a local think tank. The panel also recommended an increase in the minimum wage — Bangladeshi garment workers are paid as little as $37/month, one of the lowest minimum wages in the world — and the relocation of at least 1000 factories. [WWD]

• Naomi Campbell and her married Russian billionaire boyfriend of nearly five years, Vladimir Doronin, broke up earlier this spring. Since then, Doronin has been snapped on Ibiza kissing Luo Zilin — Campbell’s mentee on her modeling reality show, The Face. Zilin was subsequently dropped by her New York agency. Also, Toni Garrn is apparently dating some dude named Leo DiCaprio. [Daily Mail]

• Hermès C.E.O. Patrick Thomas said Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy behaved “fraudulently” to obtain its 22.6% stake in the family-controlled luxury brand. The French market regulator has recommended the maximum allowable fine, €10 million, be levied against LVMH for using cash-settled equity swaps in values just below the threshold then required for disclosure to stealthily acquire nearly a quarter of the company. [WWD]

• Alyssa Milano is going to host the next Project Runway All-Stars season. Judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will return to the show. [THR]

• ABC is licensing a clothing collection inspired by the show Revenge. [WWD]

• “Medics” in the U.K. apparently have a name for the strain injuries that can result from carrying a heavy handbag in the crook of your arm, like Victoria Beckham: “Poshitis.” [Express]

• Pippa Middleton has registered a company in the U.K. The filing lists her as the sole shareholder and director of PXM Enterprises. [WWD]

• Gucci is said to be planning to launch a cosmetics collection in 2014. [WWD]

• Italian financial services company SMS Finance has acquired La Perla for just over $90 million. [WWD]

• And Jos. A Bank wants to buy Lucky Brand from Fifth & Pacific Cos. [WWD]

• There’s now an app that allows you to pay for online shopping at a handful of fashion brands — Zara, Forever 21, Mr. Porter — with bitcoin. It’s called Bitfash. [TC]

• Canadian new face Alanna Whittaker used to take the bus back home to Toronto from New York to save money:

“I always try to sit toward the front because the creepers head toward the back. There are some people that are a little weird, and you have to go through the border. That’s kind of entertaining sometimes, because you’re like, “What’s going on?” and they’re going through all of these people’s stuff. Some people are a little sketchy with their stories. But yeah, not taking the bus anymore. That was a mistake. Live and learn.”


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