Nike Pulls Blood-Spattered "Boston Massacre" T-shirts


This Nike t-shirt looks pretty different in light of last week’s bombing. The shirts were printed to commemorate the baseball seasons of 1978 and 2006 in which the Yankees swept the Red Sox, ending the team’s playoffs hopes. Yankees fans jokingly refer to those series of games as the “Boston Massacre,” itself an allusion to the Revolutionary War. Nike, fearing that the shirts might be misinterpreted, has pulled them from stores (but pictures of the t-shirts on racks were still being Tweeted this weekend). [ABC, BuzzFeed]

The Australian brand Homme Mystere specializes in Victoria’s Secret-style lingerie for men. [BuzzFeed]

• John Galliano’s slow, steady reabsorption into the fashion fold continues: the disgraced designer, who was fired from Christian Dior after a public racist, anti-Semitic tirade, is set to teach a master class at Parsons. The top fashion school says that over the course’s three days, students will “have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with Mr. Galliano about the challenges and complications of leading a design house in the 21st century.” [Lucky]

• The Met’s Costume Institute show, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” will not feature a Nick Knight-designed 40-foot styrofoam statue of Vivienne Westwood upon which visitors can project graffiti of their choosing, thanks to Anna Wintour. Though the Daily Mail is reporting this omission today — the paper attributes it to a previously unknown Wintour-Westwood feud — the statue’s likely demise was actually revealed one month ago, in the New Yorker profile of Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. At the time, Calvin Tomkins reported that the reasons were space and budget constraints. [Daily Mail]

• Madonna is lending some of her most iconic outfits — the Gaultier bustier, the 1991 Academy Awards dress, the 1984 Video Music Awards dress — to be displayed at Macy’s in Century City. The pop-up exhibition is scheduled to last just two hours. Madonna has a fashion line with Macy’s. [WWD]

• Some New York designers and the Florida Wildlife Commission are trying a novel solution to the problem of the scads of Burmese pythons that live in the state’s ecologically sensitive wetlands: hunting the beasts for their skins. Florida alligator farms already supply exotic skins to some of the world’s top luxury brands — Hermès, Prada, Gucci — and by some estimates, the state is home to over 100,000 pythons. Additionally, the idea of culling an invasive species that threatens native wildlife seems to sit well with customers and brands increasingly concerned about environmental sustainability. Currently, the overwhelming majority of the python skins used in the apparel trade are sourced from Asia, and concerns have been raised about the dangerous nature of the work and about the survival of the species (which is one reason it is illegal to sell python skin products in California). But the nascent Florida industry faces some challenges: a statewide hunt organized by the Wildlife Commission in January netted only 68 pythons from 1500 hunting permits issued. [The Cut]

• Alessandra Ambrosio ran an electric razor over her legs while sitting in a car in L.A. Some people think this behavior is weird. [Daily Mail]

• Ralph Lauren will pay over $1.6 million to settle charges that it spent five years bribing Argentinian officials to circumvent customs requirements. [WWD]

• Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman, who runs the label Marchesa, have reportedly named their son Dashiell Max Robert. [P6]

• Diane von Furstenberg has a second collection for GapKids launching in stores on Thursday. “My idea was to make the little girls look like explorers,” says the designer. [WWD]

• The Sunday Times of London‘s annual rich list of wealthy Britons includes Primark and Selfridges owners Galen and George Weston in 11th place with a net worth of $10.11 billion, and Topshop’s Philip Green at number 16, with a fortune of $5.9 billion. [WWD]

• Tara Reid became angry and had to be escorted out of an All Saints store in L.A. after demanding, and being refused, a discount for being famous. [P6]

• Viktor & Rolf are officially couturiers again: after a 13-year absence, the design house has been accepted back into the Paris couture week fold by the Chambre Syndicale. [WWD]

• Revenues at Hermès rose year-on-year by 10.3%, to $1.13 billion, in the quarter just ended. [WWD]

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