Must Read: Gisele Bündchen Says Her Career 'Wasn't Based on Being Pretty,' Ivy Park Denies Sweatshop Allegations

Plus, Warby Parker is coming to Brooklyn.
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Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Goat Communications

These are the fashion stories making headlines this Monday.

Gisele Bündchen, supermodel, says her career "wasn't based on being pretty"
Despite literally being the richest model in the world, Gisele Bündchen says her nose almost cost her her career, and that it was her personality and professionalism that helped her book jobs. "I always knew that, even if I was not the most beautiful girl, I'd be the most energetic and hard-working," she said. The flawless skin, hair and body must've helped a little though, right? {The New York Times}

Ivy Park denies sweatshop allegations
Beyoncé's activewear line Ivy Park has shot down allegations that it employs a factory with sweatshop-like conditions to produce its activewear. In a statement, the brand boasted its "rigorous ethical trading program" and regular "factory inspections and audits." The allegations originated in the less-than-reputable British tabloid The Sun, so we were already a little skeptical. {WWD}

Cold weather hurts H&M's April sales
It seems that retailers can no longer rely entirely on seasons to schedule product deliveries. After a warm winter left many with excess outerwear inventory at the beginning of the year, an unusually cold spring is causing problems for H&M. The Swedish company's sales rose only 5 percent in April, missing estimates, because lower-than-usual April temps had an "unfavourable impact on sales of transitional garments." {H&M}

Calvin Klein "upskirt" model defends advertisement
As you might have heard, a recent Calvin Klein ad featuring a model photographed from below her dress, in which her underwear is a focal point, has come under fire — even inspiring a petition calling for its removal by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. But those involved are defending it. Photographer Harley Weir said last week that she's "really happy" with it, and on Friday, the model Klara Kristin wrote on Instagram that she loves it and that people are just "alienated and scared" about the female body. {Instagram via Vogue UK}

Warby Parker arrives in Brooklyn
Warby Parker's inevitable first Brooklyn store opens very soon, and we finally have details to share: It opens Saturday; it's in Cobble Hill at 55 Bergen (near the Clare V. and Aesop stores); the design is an ode to "books without words," like graphic novels; a number of custom, custom artworks by local artists will be displayed; and an exclusive frame, the Milton, will be available only in this store. {Fashionista Inbox}

The majority of Nike's employees aren't white
It's also the most valuable apparel brand in the world. Is there reason to believe diversity drives financial success? Perhaps. {Quartz}

Lorde deems Vetements "uncool now"
Lorde, a 19-year-old recording artist and trend clairvoyant, has deemed the ever-buzzy Vetements "uncool now." In a Twitter rant on Saturday, the Grammy winner jotted down a #hottake that included such thoughts as: "we did that pretty fast planet earth came in hot for a solid year and now your lame friend down the road is buying a dhl tee," followed by, "there's no doubt in my mind that vetements themselves are fully aware and already have something even better rising from the ashes." {Twitter via @lorde}

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