Must Read: The Fashion World Weighs in on France's Model Ruling, North West Looks So '90s in Kardashian Christmas Card

Plus, a new study by the New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs shows that women are being charged an average 7% more than men for similar products.
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Plus, a new study by the New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs shows that women are being charged an average 7% more than men for similar products.
Awww! Photo: Twitter, @kimkardashian

Awww! Photo: Twitter, @kimkardashian

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

North West looks adorably '90s in the Kardashian Christmas card
Just two days before the holiday, Kim Kardashian revealed her family's Christmas card featuring her daughter North West, as well as Kourtney Kardashian's three super-cute kids. The #aesthetic is strong, with all of the children dressed in chic black, but we're particularly loving Nori's '90s-inspired choker, lace-up combat boots and minidress. Sadly, Saint West did not make an appearance this year. {Twitter}

The fashion community weighs in on French model law
Just last week, the French government passed a law that requires models to provide a doctor's note confirming their BMI before they can book a job. The bill also decrees that any parties that fail to include a disclosure on digitally altered commercial photographs will be fined $81,288 and face up to six months in jail. Not surprisingly, the fashion crowd expressed differences of opinion, from those who believed it to be "a great step," to others who thought the law was more about "pushing back at an industry that defines beauty." {WWD}

What exactly is pre-fall? 
The concept of a pre-fall collection is not as intuitive as fall or spring, especially considering that pre-fall, or "high summer," is often shown in December and January. In a new story, Vanessa Friedman explains what the season is really all about, beyond simply providing customers with something new to wear in between the main collections. {The New York Times}

New study reveals gender discrimination in pricing 
After comparing 800 products with female and male versions, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that items marketed to girls and women cost 7 percent more on average than men's products. The largest discrepancy existed in the hair care category, followed by razor cartridges. Among the 24 retailers surveyed, the greatest disparity in pricing was found at Club Monaco, followed by Urban Outfitters. It's a "double whammy," considering that women in the U.S. earn about 79 cents for every dollar men earn in the workplace. {The Washington Post}

Joe's Jeans expands into handbags, eyewear categories
Sequential Brands Group, which acquired Joe's Jeans in Sept. 2015, signed a long-term licensing agreement with Showroom35 to design and manufacture handbags and small leather goods for the brand. Showroom35 will work closely with Joe's Jeans founder Joe Dahan to "help bring his vision of a full-scale lifestyle collection for the Joe’s Jeans consumer to life." The full leather goods collection will hit stores in fall 2016 with prices ranging from $138 to $288. {WWD}

Russell Westbrook, NBA point guard, debuts men's jewelry capsule collection with Barneys
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook unveiled his latest four-piece jewelry capsule collection with Barneys New York on Thursday. Westbrook has previously collaborated with Barneys's top designers on a line of men's ready-to-wear and accessories. {WWD}