News Brief: Balmain Partners with H&M, Amanda Seyfried Covers 'Vogue'

And the fashion industry contemplates how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect the market.
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And the fashion industry contemplates how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will affect the market.
Actress Amanda Seyfried on the June 2015 cover of "Vogue." Photo: Vogue

Actress Amanda Seyfried on the June 2015 cover of "Vogue." Photo: Vogue

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this morning.

Amanda Seyfried covers Vogue for the first time
With memorable roles in "Mean Girls," "Mamma Mia" and "Les Misérables," among others, Amanda Seyfried's first Vogue cover was long overdue. In the June issue, she talks about rehearsing for her first theater role in "The Way We Get By," turning 30, and her beloved dog, Finn. {Vogue} 

H&M and Balmain partner for next designer collaboration
At the Billboard Music Awards Sunday evening, Olivier Rousteing announced that Balmain, the French fashion house of which he is creative director, will be the next brand to partner with H&M. His dates, models Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner, both wore looks from the upcoming collection, which hits stores Nov. 5. {Fashionista}

Mrs. Prada is over the whole aging thing
Over a plate of panna cotta, Miuccia Prada spoke with the The Guardian about the Fondazione Prada's giant new gallery space in Milan, her rejection of the term "art collector" and how she feels about aging. “First of all, I had this problem – worrying about looking old – when I was 33 and thank God I got over it and it never came back," she says. "Second, we will arrive there. The world is aging, so from a commercial point of view, eventually people will start saying: it [being older] is fantastic." {The Guardian}

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video was full of supermodels
Taylor Swift ensured a seriously buzz-worthy premiere for her"Bad Blood" music video with a two-week campaign revealing all the celebrity guests who took part. See her in a variety of CGI-fueled fight sequences alongside leggy friends like Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Lily Aldridge and many, many more. {Fashionista}

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for fashion
Congress and the Obama administration are trying to fast-track a bill that would allow the president to enter into a trade agreement with countries such as Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. Supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership says the agreement will make American-made products look more attractive to other countries, while others worry that making it even more affordable to import goods from abroad will further deter companies from manufacturing here in the U.S. {Fashionista}

Ann Taylor acquired by Lane Bryant owner
After months of speculation, Ann Inc. — which owns Ann Taylor and Loft — has been bought by Ascena Retail Group for a combined cash and stock value of $2 billion. Ann Inc. joins women's retail brands Lane Bryant, Dressbarn, Cacique and Maurices at Ascena. {Fashionista}

Joshua Jackson to present at the CFDA Awards
Joshua Jackson will be among the presenters at this year's CFDA Awards, alongside Taraji P. Henson, who will present the accessories award, and Amanda Seyfried, who will present women’s wear. Mostly, we're excited to see what Jackson's date, Diane Kruger, decides to wear. {WWD}