Must Read: Marc Jacobs Shutters Palais Royal Store, Zoe Kravitz Fronts Alexis Bittar

And Peter Copping reflects on his short tenure at the creative helm of Oscar de la Renta.
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And Peter Copping reflects on his short tenure at the creative helm of Oscar de la Renta.

Hilary Clinton joins Instagram
And her inaugural post is a rack of red, white and blue clothing...with no pantsuits. {Quartz

Zoe Kravitz fronts Alexis Bittar ad
Zoe Kravitz is the star of Alexis Bittar’s upcoming fall campaign, modeling a poodle choker from the fall line. The ads will appear in T Magazine in mid-August and in Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Town & Country in September. {Fashionista inbox}

Peter Copping discusses his role at Oscar de la Renta
Lou Stoppard interviewed the head designer of Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping. The two discussed the CFDA Awards and continuing the legacy of Oscar de la Renta. {YouTube}

Caitlyn Jenner thanks her plastic surgeon
Caitlyn Jenner gave a signed copy of her Vanity Fair issue to her plastic surgeon Harrison Lee. Lee, whose practice is in Beverly Hills, helped perform her gender reassignment surgery. The cover reads, "To Harrison, Great Job. Thank you so much, Caitlyn Jenner." {Instagram}

Meet in-demand casting director Ashley Brokaw
Ashley Brokaw is credited with launching the careers of many of the biggest models of the moment, including Jamie Bochert, Lineisy Montero, Malaika Firth and Mica Arganaraz. Known for her unconventional castings, the low-key power player has worked with Miuccia Prada, Nicolas Ghesquière and Jonathan Anderson. Brokaw talks about the widening of beauty standards for models, a change that she helped usher in, and the influence of social media on castings. {T Magazine}

Vanessa Friedman parts ways with the Apple Watch
Vanessa Friedman of The New York Times is breaking up with the Apple Watch. She writes, "No matter how attractive the Apple Watch is in the context of other smartwatches or smartbands, no matter how much of an aesthetic advance its rounded corners and rectangular display, it still looks like a gadget." {The New York Times}

P&G to sell Cover Girl, Max Factor and Clairol
Procter & Gamble is auctioning several of its beauty brands, including Cover Girl, Max Factor and Clairol. Though it is shedding several of its brands, Procter & Gamble will remain in the beauty business. The plan is to boost profits by getting leaner, reducing its portfolio from 160 to 80-90 brands. {WWD}

Estée Lauder outlines growth strategy
Meanwhile, Estée Lauder is growing its portfolio. Cedric Prouvé, group president of international at the Estée Lauder Cos., said the firm has gained 70 basis points of share over the past five years and surpassed the international beauty industry by 3 percent. The brand is envisioning more growth via merging and acquiring small and mid-sized brands, the development of its travel retail sector and continued geographical expansion. {WWD}

Marc Jacobs shutters Palais Royal location
Marc Jacobs has closed its Palais Royal store in Paris. The store had been open for nine years and was one of the first apparel shops in the historic location. Word of the closing comes a few months after the news that Marc by Marc Jacobs would discontinue production and be folded into the main Marc Jacobs line. {WWD