Must Read: Karl Lagerfeld to Design Condo Lobby in Miami, Smith Sisters Star in Kipling Campaign - Fashionista

Must Read: Karl Lagerfeld to Design Condo Lobby in Miami, Smith Sisters Star in Kipling Campaign

Plus, Warby Parker has signed a lease on a 34,000-square-foot optical lab in New York's Rockland County.
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Karl Lagerfeld outside the Dior Homme spring 2017 show on June 25, 2016. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

Karl Lagerfeld outside the Dior Homme spring 2017 show on June 25, 2016. Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Karl Lagerfeld announces Miami Design Project
As if Karl Lagerfeld didn't already have enough on his plate (see: Chanel, Fendi, etc.), he's tacking on a brand-new creative project in the U.S.'s next fashion capital. On Monday, the 82-year-old designer announced that he'll be designing the lobbies of an "ultra-luxury" condominium in Miami called the Estates at Acqualina, set to open in 2020. This marks Lagerfeld's first residential real estate design project in the U.S. {Fashionista inbox}

Lucky Blue Smith's sisters model for Kipling
Male model of the moment Lucky Blue Smith isn't the only one in his family with some serious chops. Belgium-based clothing brand Kipling tapped the Smith sisters — Pyper (18), Daisy (19) and Starlie (21) — to front its back-to-school campaign, where they pose in a colorful mix of patterns and denim, each carrying a handbag from Kipling's latest line. The images are fun, but it's Pyper's taffy pink hair that steals the show. {Teen Vogue}

Warby Parker signs lease on optical lab
As Warby Parker continues to expand, it's adding more physical space to its collection of stores and showrooms. On Monday, the eyewear brand announced it had just signed a lease on 34,000-square-foot optical lab — the company's first — in New York's Rockland County. According to a release, the lab "allows for more sustainable growth across supply chain, while also creating jobs locally." {Fashionista inbox}

John Casablancas, founder of Elite Models, is getting a documentary
Between "Zoolander 2" and "The Neon Demon," modeling movies are having something of a moment — and now documentaries are getting in on the fun. A new French film called "Casablancas, L’Homme qui aimait les femmes" (or "Casablancas, The Man Who Loved Women") retraces the life of Elite Models' founder John Casablancas, who discovered Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and more. It hits French theaters on June 29. {WWD}

Puma named activewear partner of the New York City Ballet
Puma has joined forces with the New York City Ballet to serve as the official activewear partner of the prestigious dance company. In a multiyear deal, the Kering-owned athletic brand will provide rehearsal attire — including leggings, warm-ups and sneakers — to all 92 dancers on the NYCB's roster. Dancers will also be featured in Puma's print and digital campaigns. {WWD

Don't ban photos of skinny models, argues The New York Times's Vanessa Friedman
In a new column, The New York Times Fashion Director Vanessa Friedman writes that banning photos of skinny models may not be the answer to preventing the body dysmorphia that is often spawned by the fashion industry. "Banning something simply makes it much more intriguing," she writes, also saying that her children remain "acutely aware of the distortions of the fashion world and their dangers." {The New York Times}

The most powerful women in Washington, D.C. are wearing this jacket
If two's a coincidence and three's a trend, then Nina McLemore's softly tailored jackets are certainly the trendiest items of clothing in our nation's capital. In her latest story for The Washington Post, Fashion Editor Robin Givhan chronicles how the blazer has made prominent appearances on Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. {The Washington Post}

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