Must Read: Gisele Bündchen Joins 'National Geographic' Docuseries, Shiseido To Buy Laura Mercier and RéVive - Fashionista

Must Read: Gisele Bündchen Joins 'National Geographic' Docuseries, Shiseido To Buy Laura Mercier and RéVive

Plus, Gap Inc.'s comparable sales decrease by six percent in May.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Gisele Bündchen to appear on National Geographic docuseries
Extremely well-paid supermodel Gisele Bündchen is joining the second season of National Geographic's "Years of Living Dangerously," a docuseries about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. The Brazilian and longtime environmental advocate announced the news Thursday on Instagram, above, just a week after she revealed her participation in the United Nation's "Wild for Life" campaign to end illegal animal trafficking. {via @gisele/Instagram}

Shiseido to acquire Laura Mercier and RéVive
Shiseido Americas announced on Friday that it will acquire Gurwitch Products, owner of Laura Mercier and RéVive. The estimated $260-million deal will add the two U.S. beauty brands to Shiseido's already expansive portfolio, which also includes Nars, BareMinerals and Clé de Peau Beauté. The sale is expected to close by the third quarter. {WWD

Gap Inc.'s comparable sales slide six percent in May
All of Gap Inc.'s brands did poorly in the first quarter of 2016, and that downturn was very much still in effect last month. On Thursday, the apparel company said that comparable sales decreased six percent across all brands in May, compared to a one percent decrease last year. Banana Republic suffered the most, with an 11 percent decline. {Gap Inc.}

Lynn Yaeger discusses her most-prized luxury goods with The RealReal
Vogue contributing editor and fashion icon Lynn Yaeger recently sat down with luxury consignment website The RealReal to discuss her favorite designer pieces, including goods from Hermès, Chanel, Gucci and Cartier. In the segment, she likens her fashion goods to that of a curated fine art collection, saying with a smile: "That's my rationalization for buying all this stuff." {YouTube}

Cos expanding to new locations in the U.S.
Mid-range minimalist retailer Cos has announced plans to expand to four new locations in the U.S. H&M's cool-girl sister brand, which launched stateside in 2014, currently operates out of nine locations across the country and will soon open a third location in New York City's Westfield World Trade Center, as well as brick-and-mortar shops in Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. {via Fashionista inbox}

Robots are the new low-wage seamstresses
As the fashion and retail industry continues to condemn low-wage factories and sweatshops, the price of industrial robots with electronic cameras continues to decrease. Such machines will soon begin constructing Adidas shoes at a "SpeedFactory" in southern Germany next year — could these bots soon overtake humans as the seamstresses of choice? {Business of Fashion}

RIP Kit Harington's beard
"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington stepped out in London this week with a freshly shaven face, inducing some very strong emotions from the Internet. "kit harington shaved his beard and i could feel the tears in my eyes," writes one facial hair-loving fan on Twitter. At least we still have his man-bun, folks. {Us Weekly}

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