Beyoncé Gets Down With Models, Chanel Stirs Up Controversy in Dallas, Brands Explore 'Instagram Direct'

The biggest fashion stories of the week, save for the one about how we received a big block of cheese in the office (which was actually very awesome).
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The biggest fashion stories of the week, save for the one about how we received a big block of cheese in the office (which was actually very awesome).
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Buda Mendes/Getty Images

It Was So Your B-Day: Beyoncé's new album, simply titled Beyoncé, secretly dropped in the wee hours of Friday morning. With it came 17 amazing music videos -- including "Yoncé," starring Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman and Joan Smalls.

The 10 Most-Viewed Fashion Videos on YouTube: More and more brands are doing mini-films as a way to get the word out. We round up the 10 that conquered all.

Mango to Do Plus-Size Clothing: Yes! The Spanish retailer announces the launch of Violeta, a brand extension that will cater to women sizes 8 to 20. No! The range will not be available in the U.S.

Rihanna Shows Off Her Holiday Haul: Presumably trying to say thank you (albeit in a very public way), Rihanna Instagrammed a host of fancy designer gifts.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Gets Behind a Hair Ad: And it's not because the Lean In author is worried about split ends.

Ins, Outs and Shuffling Abouts: Abercrombie & Fitch's controversial CEO Mike Jeffries gets his contract renewed until 2015. However, upper-level changes are afoot at Lululemon after a year of PR disasters. Fifth & Pacific sells Lucky Brand to focus all of its attention on Kate Spade. Interview's editor in chief leaves to join the editorial team at Harper's Bazaar. And the house of Thierry Mugler announces that David Koma will succeed Nicola Formichetti as creative director.

Chanel Gets Down in Dallas: Karl Lagerfeld caused quite a controversy when he corralled the majority of the industry, including the line's new face, Kristen Stewart, down South for the label's Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Many were offended by the show's Native American overtones, complete with headdresses. Others, like our Texan contributor, didn't see it as such a bad thing.

The Fashion Industry Becomes Even More Obsessed With Instagram: Instagram announced the launch of Instagram Direct -- which is similar to Snapchat but richer in features. Less than two hours later, Gap used the new feature to initiate the first Instagram Direct campaign. Intrigued, we rounded up even more ways brands could use it.

Little Richie: Nicole Richie's 15-year-old sister Sofia Richie lands her first modeling campaign.

Karlie Kloss x Coach: Lucky's EIC Eva Chen sits down with the leggy super to chat about how she nabbed her Coach campaign and how social media is a model's best weapon for success.

Saint Laurent's Cash Cow: We try and get to the bottom of Hedi Slimane's accessories magic.

'Tis the Week for A Lot of Gifting: Fashion stylist Brad Goreski thinks you should get everyone in your family Uggs. Victoria's Secret model Ming Xi reveals the coolest gadget she's getting...for her dog. Her fellow Angels Candice Swanepoel, Jourdan Dunn, Erin Heatherton and more dish on what they're giving and hoping to receive. And if you're stumped for ideas, we highlight the best box subscriptions for every girl, guy and pet on your list. And lastly, our picks for the Francophiles in your life.