News Brief: Central Saint Martins Grads Stage Guerrilla Show, Gwyneth Paltrow Spurns Blake Lively Comparisons

And Christian Siriano is partnering with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant.
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And Christian Siriano is partnering with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant.
Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Gwyneth Paltrow is sick of Blake Lively comparisons
Gwyneth Paltrow is sick of having her lifestyle brand Goop compared to Blake Lively's Preserve, Jessica Alba’s Honest Company and Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James. She blames it on misogyny and says male celebrities are less likely to be subjected to such comparisons. {The Cut}

Central Saint Martins graduates stage guerrilla show
Borrowing a page from rejected Parsons graduates, more than 100 Central Saint Martins seniors, whose work was excluded from the annual BA graduate show, staged a guerrilla exhibition outside the venue on Wednesday.  {i-D}

Christian Siriano partners with Lane Bryant 
“Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano has signed with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant for its fourth designer collaboration, which will launch in spring 2016. He follows in the footsteps of Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Lela Rose and Sophie Theallet. {WWD}

Men's Fashion Week lands auto sponsor
Though IMG still hasn't found an auto sponsor for New York Fashion Week in September, Cadillac has agreed to sponsor the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's, which will run from July 13 to 16. Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors are among the big names that have agreed to show. {Fashionista}

Sweaters account for slumping sales at J.Crew, Vince
Both J.Crew and Vince are blaming lackluster sales this spring on one thing: sweaters. J.Crew reported that it overbought styles that sold poorly and understocked styles that sold well. Shortly after, Vince announced that it also misfired on the sweater front, offering too few options at price points that were too high. {Fashionista}