Insta-banned: the Kink in Fashion’s Instagram Love Affair

A sketch of Grace Coddington that appeared on Instagram | Source: Instagram

Today, the CFDA announced that it was adding Fashion Instagrammer of the Year to its list of awards. But is the platform’s strict no-nudity policy, which resulted in Grace Coddington’s account being temporarily suspended, out of sync with fashion’s liberal attitudes?

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M&S Casts Grace Coddington and Leading Ladies in Campaign by Annie Liebovitz

M&S Leading Ladies Campaign featuring Grace Coddington | Source: Marks & Spencer

LONDON, United Kingdom — Marks & Spencer is hoping a high-profile ad campaign featuring some of Britain's biggest female celebrities will boost sales of its make-or-break Autumn/Winter fashion range when it debuts in September.

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Colin’s Column | Fashion Tomes of the Times

An image by Annie Leibovitz and Grace Coddington from Vogue: The Editor’s Eye| Source: vogue.com

LONDON, United Kingdom — The making of fashion books for the Christmas market has become a serious business for the publishing industry, no doubt targeting shoppers increasingly desperate to find presents for kids, wives and husbands (not to mention boyfriends and girlfriends) that will interest them, have “cool factor” and not cost too much money. But all too often, the books on offer are potboilers with no real interest in them

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Week in Review | Toxic Chemicals in Fashion, Content and Commerce Integration, Amazing Grace

Op-Ed | Toxic Chemicals in Clothing Make All of Us Fashion Victims (Opinion) “Nobody wants to be a fashion victim. Desperately chasing the ever-elusive ‘cool,’ fashion victims are generally perceived as ‘try-hards,’ those who sport the latest trends and buy into transient fads, regardless of fit or personal style.” The Next Chapter of Content and Commerce Integration (Fashion 2.0) “Since the very birth of fashion

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Unexpected star, Pinault upbeat, Deciphering devices, Post-internet lifestyle, McQ Savile Row

Grace Coddington by Greg Kessler | Source: NY Times

Always in Fashion (NY Times) “Of course, Ms. Coddington’s frankness and profanity, as well as her differences from her boss, are precisely what first endeared her to a mass audience three years ago, when she emerged as the unexpected breakout star of R. J. Cutler’s documentary about Vogue, ‘The September Issue.’” PPR CEO upbeat on luxury goods market (USA Today) “As chairman and CEO of luxury empire

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Amazing Grace, Buying high and low, Luxury loves the iPad, Paris’ final provocation, Yamamoto’s London moment

Grace Coddington | Source: DKNY Times

Grace Coddington: Creative Indeed (Intelligent Life) “Grace Coddington, the creative director of American Vogue, who turns 70 in April, has been a quietly revolutionary presence in the fashion world—first as a model, then as an editor—for half a century. But only since the release of the film “The September Issue” in 2009 has she been recognised in public—greeted by strangers who witnessed some of her creative battles and now

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Fendi’s future, Investors for Replay, Marzotto’s new venture, Jaeger’s expansion, Visionary Grace Coddington

The Future of Fendi: Hotels, Men’s line and F project (CPP-Luxury) “Michael Burke, CEO of FENDI confirmed in a recent interview the relaunch in 2010 of the men’s line which was stopped earlier this year,” as well as the extension of the F Factory and a new hotel concept. Replay majority stake bought by new investors (Drapers) “An acquisition vehicle has bought a majority 60% stake in Fashion Box SpA

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BoF Recommends | The September Issue

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LONDON, United Kingdom — Bootlegged copies of The September Issue have been circulating amongst fashion insiders in London. The new 90 minute documentary featuring Anna Wintour of American Vogue is not due to hit U.S. and U.K. theatres until later this Summer, but it is already providing much fodder for industry conversations over mid-Summer cocktails and pre-collection appointments. The film revolves around the development,

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