The 10 Biggest Stories In Fashion This Week

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"Bye" to you too! Photo: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images

"Bye" to you too! Photo: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images

News

Shirts Welcome: Troubled retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has delivered on its promise of creating a more welcoming store experience — by saying "goodbye" to its shirtless models, turning on the lights and turning down the music.

Daily No More: Women's Wear Daily published its last daily newspaper edition on Friday. No need for tears, though: There's always WWD's website and its (now) weekly print edition. 

The Coddington Issue: According to leaked emails posted on Wikileaks, Sony Pictures Entertainment saw a lot of potential in a film or TV show about Grace Coddington's life. Could a biopic be in the works?

Score: Transgender model Andreja Pejic, who returned to the runway in February after her transition, has landed a major beauty campaign with LVMH-owned Make Up For Ever.

Everybody Loves Lilly: After its online launch was delayed for technical reasons, Target's Lilly Pulitzer collection sold out almost immediately after its release, frustrating a whole lot of shoppers and inciting bidding wars on Ebay and other secondhand sites.

Further Reading

Winning Formula: Club Monaco gets its fair share of shade, but lately the retailer's fashion game has been — dare we say it? — on point.

The New Standard: Many fashion companies, even ones that don't brand themselves as eco-friendly, are working to reduce their carbon footprints. We took a look at why environmental awareness is becoming the industry standard.

Bridal Trends: Even wedding dresses are subject to reinvention. Check out the 10 biggest trends we saw at Bridal Fashion Week in New York, from lingerie-inspired bustiers to white tuxedos.

A Journalistic Mind: Dana Thomas, the author of "Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano," walks us through her career as a fashion journalist and explains why she isn't afraid of getting banned from fashion shows.

The Law of Attraction: In the changing retail landscape, many department stores are struggling. Their challenge? Figuring out how to make themselves more appealing to shoppers and the brands they stock.

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