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Must Read: Zayn Malik Covers 'Paper' Magazine, Stephanie Seymour Finally Clears Up Those 'Instagirl' Rumors

Plus, Snapchat admits to copying filter designs from artists
Zayn on the cover of PAPER Magazine. Photo: Paola Kudacki/Courtesy of PAPER Magazine

Zayn on the cover of PAPER Magazine. Photo: Paola Kudacki/Courtesy of PAPER Magazine

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Zayn Malik is Paper magazine's newest cover star
The solo artist is the star of the magazine's 'Sexy' issue, and — quelle surprise — the images are predictably hot. In the accompanying interview, Malik discusses everything from pursuing a solo career to "singing about sex." The editorial shows Zayn clad in a Balmain jacket, and in select images, much less. {Fashionista Inbox}

Stephanie Seymour definitively addresses "bitches of the moment" comment
Last week, Kendall Jenner finally responded to Stephanie Seymour's comment, which described ("jokingly") the nouvelle vague of "It" girls-slash-models; however, Seymour — hopefully putting all of this to rest — took to Instagram to address the matter once and for all: "A supermodel is a supermodel," wrote Seymour alongside a diptych of Gigi and Kendall, both tagged for good measure. "I respect and admire all these women in my industry, in particular Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Having been in the business over 20 years I know how hard these women work." {Instagram/@stephanieseymourofficial}

Snapchat confesses to copying artists in creating in-app filters
As custom Snapchat filters for major events and brand collabs quickly replace bespoke hashtags, the social media company fessed up to copying artists' work for certain filters, including a makeup artist's interpretation of The Joker and another's geometric face paint design. Snapchat issued a pseudo-apology acknowledging the mishap, stating that they will be taking "appropriate action internally" with those involved. Maybe stick to puppy-dog faces and puking rainbows for now? {The Verge}

Versace unveils never-before-heard Prince music at menswear show
At the Italian house's menswear show, Donatella Versace paid tribute to the late musician with a playlist that included iconic hits in addition to an original track that was allegedly composed especially for her. "The soundtrack features never-before-heard music by Prince, which was written and recorded as a personal gift to Donatella Versace," the show notes read. "Donatella would like to use this special occasion as an opportunity to share this incredible music from a dear, and much missed friend." {DAZED}

Prince George's personal style: Yep, it's A Thing
According to a market research report, the young royal's penchant for classic separates has lead to increased sales of boys' apparel with a traditional sensibility. Sales of two PG favorites, navy knitted sweaters and red corduroys, have increased by 69 percent and 60 percent respectively, according to the 2015 John Lewis Retail Report. And to think, all eyes have been on Kate Middleton this whole time. {The Daily Beast}

Gucci focuses on customizable offerings
On the heels of its menswear show, Gucci has announced the second phase of its DIY service, which launched earlier this year with the option to create a custom Dionysus bag. The new offerings include bespoke unisex jackets and shoes for both men and women, in addition to custom tailoring for men's suiting. Unsurprisingly, custom Gucci won't come cheap: Sneakers start at €595, suits will range from €2,900 to almost €5,000, and bomber jackets begin at €1,980 going up to €7,500. {Business of Fashion}

New York City Ballet costumes get the designer treatment
The NYCB’s forthcoming fall fashion gala — an ongoing collaboration between Sarah Jessica Parker and NYCB costume director Marc Happel — is set to include a retrospective of past costumes along with a series of four world premiere performances, featuring costumes designed by designers Dries Van Noten, Narciso Rodriguez, Jason Wu and Rosie Assoulin. The gala, taking place on Sept. 20, will be the fifth of its kind for the company and has raised more than $10 million since its inaugural program in 2012. {WWD}

Bruce Weber shoots a Versace film on the streets of Chicago
In a new film for the brand's fall/winter 2016 campaign, iconic fashion photographer Bruce Weber lensed a short film starring Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid (dancing and playing with Chi-town locals) with the city street serving as a lively backdrop. "Because the kindness of its people helped me to make this photographs, I feel like I can now call Chicago 'my beat," said Weber via a brand release. {Fashionista Inbox}

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