Fashion News Roundup: Gap Tries To Fix What's Not Broken, Uniqlo's J+ Hits Stores, and Christina Hendricks Thinks Karen Elson Copied Her Look

Gap Tries To Fix What's Not Broken: Yesterday, Gap dropped its iconic logo that almost everyone and their mother could recognize for a Helvetica font logo with a weird blue square behind it. Brand Channel has some strong words on the change: “Ditching the classic logo, recognized by everyone, in favor of whatever that new monstrosity is, demonstrates a prototypical brand panic move...Ironically maybe, the new logo is perfect for the brand. It communicates exactly the values currently embodied by Gap: A sense of being lost and a lack of clear vision and creativity.” Ouch. {Brand Channel} Jil Sander for Uniqlo: Uniqlo's J+ collaboration hits stores today. Racked NY was on the scene and the hot ticket is the outerwear. {Racked NY} Christina Hendricks Thinks Karen Elson's a Copycat: Harper's Bazaar covergirl Christina Hendricks claims she's responsible for Elson's red locks as well as her success. "I was in Milan, and you would see the same girls at castings. There was one girl—she was like, 'I can't get any work. I'm so sick of this, I'm ready to quit. I love your hair color. What do you color your hair with?' and I was like, 'Oh, it's red. Here's my formula.' It was Karen Elson. A couple of weeks later, she had bright-red hair...Sorry, Karen, but you did ask about my hair color. Then I saw her on the cover of Italian Vogue, and the rest is history!" {Harper's Bazaar}
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Gap Tries To Fix What's Not Broken: Yesterday, Gap dropped its iconic logo that almost everyone and their mother could recognize for a Helvetica font logo with a weird blue square behind it. Brand Channel has some strong words on the change: “Ditching the classic logo, recognized by everyone, in favor of whatever that new monstrosity is, demonstrates a prototypical brand panic move...Ironically maybe, the new logo is perfect for the brand. It communicates exactly the values currently embodied by Gap: A sense of being lost and a lack of clear vision and creativity.” Ouch. {Brand Channel} Jil Sander for Uniqlo: Uniqlo's J+ collaboration hits stores today. Racked NY was on the scene and the hot ticket is the outerwear. {Racked NY} Christina Hendricks Thinks Karen Elson's a Copycat: Harper's Bazaar covergirl Christina Hendricks claims she's responsible for Elson's red locks as well as her success. "I was in Milan, and you would see the same girls at castings. There was one girl—she was like, 'I can't get any work. I'm so sick of this, I'm ready to quit. I love your hair color. What do you color your hair with?' and I was like, 'Oh, it's red. Here's my formula.' It was Karen Elson. A couple of weeks later, she had bright-red hair...Sorry, Karen, but you did ask about my hair color. Then I saw her on the cover of Italian Vogue, and the rest is history!" {Harper's Bazaar}
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Gap Tries To Fix What's Not Broken: Yesterday, Gap dropped its iconic logo that almost everyone and their mother could recognize for a Helvetica font logo with a weird blue square behind it. Brand Channel has some strong words on the change: “Ditching the classic logo, recognized by everyone, in favor of whatever that new monstrosity is, demonstrates a prototypical brand panic move...Ironically maybe, the new logo is perfect for the brand. It communicates exactly the values currently embodied by Gap: A sense of being lost and a lack of clear vision and creativity.” Ouch. {Brand Channel}

Jil Sander for Uniqlo: Uniqlo's J+ collaboration hits stores today. Racked NY was on the scene and the hot ticket is the outerwear. {Racked NY}

Christina Hendricks Thinks Karen Elson's a Copycat: Harper's Bazaar covergirl Christina Hendricks claims she's responsible for Elson's red locks as well as her success. "I was in Milan, and you would see the same girls at castings. There was one girl—she was like, 'I can't get any work. I'm so sick of this, I'm ready to quit. I love your hair color. What do you color your hair with?' and I was like, 'Oh, it's red. Here's my formula.' It was Karen Elson. A couple of weeks later, she had bright-red hair...Sorry, Karen, but you did ask about my hair color. Then I saw her on the cover of Italian Vogue, and the rest is history!" {Harper's Bazaar} Celebrities Auction Clothing For Charity: Alexandra Shulman, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Madonna have each donated something from their closet to be sold in an online auction for charity. Madonna donated a pair of D&G glasses, and SJP threw in a patent puffer jacket she wore in SATC. Proceeds benefit the Alder Hey Children's Hospital. {Vogue UK}

The WSJ's Top Ten From Fashion Month:The Wall Street Journal has assembled their top ten from the past month. "Best Killer Pumps" goes to Jil Sander and "Biggest Sigh of Relief" goes to Alexander McQueen. {WSJ}