Must Read: Rihanna Goes Blonde For 'Harper's Bazaar', IMG Will Show Andy Warhol Fashion Portraits at NYFW

Plus, Hermès sales rose this part quarter.
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Plus, Hermès sales rose this part quarter.
Photo: Courtesy Harper's Bazaar

Photo: Courtesy Harper's Bazaar

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Rihanna covers Harper's Bazaar's 150th anniversary issue
Pop's reigning bad gal covers the March issue of Bazaar with a choppy blonde hairstyle and Chopard earrings. The editorial images from the rest of the shoot feature Ri reimagined as Amelia Earhart in luxe flight suits and aviator goggles. {Harper's Bazaar}

IMG will show original Andy Warhol art during NYFW
In partnership with E! and Christie's, IMG will be displaying more than 72 works of original Andy Warhol art, including some of his famous fashion personality portraits, at Skylight Clarkson Sq during fashion week. The works will be up for sale online and proceeds will benefit the Warhol Foundation's grant-making programs, which benefit individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. {Fashionista inbox}

Hermès sales rose by 7.6 percent in Q4
The French luxury brand saw growth driven by the momentum it has gained in Europe and Japan after a less profitable third quarter. The growth mirrors that of France's economy overall, which is a sign that the impact of terrorist attacks that have dented tourism may be starting to wane. {WWD}

The hidden dangers of a border adjusted tax for fashion
Tax reforms proposed by the Republican party are intended to strengthen American manufacturing, but may end up hurting American brands who import any of their goods from abroad, as most fashion brands do. The damage could be particularly pronounced in the fashion industry in part because the centers of the industry — New York and California — already face higher income taxes than other parts of the country. {Business of Fashion}

Under Armour designer thinks Trump's policies present "groundbreaking opportunity"
Under Armour's CEO Kevin Plank controversially called Trump "a real asset for this country" yesterday, and now the brand's VP of women's design Kate Williams has added that the policies pushing for more made in America garments present "groundbreaking opportunity" in the arena of design. "I don't think I would get political over it, but I would say Under Armour as a brand is excited," she said. {Racked}

What happened to celebs sitting front row at fashion week?
It was once a high priority for designers to have Hollywood and music industry celebs at shows, and they would shill out as much as $1 million for someone like Angelina Jolie to wear their clothes in the front row. But with the rise of Instagirls and shrinking designer budgets, that's shifting. "What constitutes a celebrity now has changed," said fashion consultant and former CFDA exec Fern Mallis in an interview with the New York Times. "It's no longer necessarily that drop-dead Hollywood diva." {New York Times}

Acne Studios is launching its second emoji-inspired capsule
Skulls, teddy bears, mushrooms and peace signs on neutral or tie-dyed backgrounds star in Acne's second emoji-inspired capsule collection. The brand first launched emoji-covered pieces in August last year. {Fashionista inbox}

Donald Trump says Ivanka is being treated "unfairly" by Nordstrom
Though Nordstrom has repeatedly asserted that it dropped Ivanka Trump's eponymous line due to poor sales rather than political motivation, the president took to (where else?) Twitter to critique the department store. "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!" he tweeted. Sure, Donald. {Twitter/@realDonaldTrump}

'Girlboss' comedy will premiere on Netflix in April
The show based on Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso's life and bestselling book of the same name will premiere on Netflix on April 21. The comedy stars actress Britt Robertson as Amoruso and is being produced by Charlize Theron and "Pitch Perfect" writer Kay Cannon. {Entertainment Weekly}

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