Must Read: Gigi Hadid Swims in Sequins for 'Vogue,' Alber Elbaz Might Be Heading to Uniqlo

Plus, Betsy Bloomingdale passes away at the age of 93.
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These are the stories making headlines on Thursday.

Gigi Hadid celebrated her Vogue cover in the most Gigi Hadid way possible
…which involved a) diving into a pool wearing a bubblegum pink, sequined Dolce & Gabbana dress, and b) FaceTiming Mario Testino from bed. In a new video for the magazine, the model took Los Angeles by storm strutting down Rodeo Drive, ordering In-N-Out drive-thru and hanging out with Ru-Paul. {Vogue

Is Alber Elbaz heading to Uniqlo?
While nothing has been confirmed by either party, rumors are swirling that Lanvin's former creative director has been in contact with Fast Retailing Limited, the Japan-based parent company that owns Uniqlo. However, it's not clear yet whether we can expect another collaboration in the style of Christophe Lemaire and Carine Roitfeld, or if there's something bigger in store. {WWD

Betsy Bloomingdale passes away at the age of 93
American philanthropist and fashion icon Betsy Bloomingdale (wife of Alfred Bloomingdale, grandson of the eponymous department store's founder) has passed away at age 93 due to complications from a heart condition. The socialite was known for her impeccable sense of style — which earned her a regular place on Vanity Fair's International Best-Dressed List — and was a longtime friend and confidante to Nancy Reagan. {Vanity Fair

Birkenstock breaks ties with Amazon after rise in counterfeits
Starting Jan. 1, Birkenstock will no longer supply its shoes to Amazon and will additionally prohibit third-party sellers from carrying the brand via Amazon Marketplace. "The Amazon Marketplace, which operates as an 'open market', creates an environment where we experience unacceptable business practices which we believe jeopardize our brand," wrote Birkenstock CEO David Kahan in a statement. "Policing this activity internally and in partnership with Amazon.com has proven impossible." {CNBC

Hollister is casting Real Teens
 for denim campaign
Branching out from the sensual imagery of Hollister's heyday, the surf-inspired brand is debuting a new look — one that involved an open call for fresh faces to front its #HCoJeansMovement. While the campaign includes some professional models, it's the teenage customers that steal the show. "It's about celebrating uniqueness," said Michael Scheiner, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., (which operates Hollister). "What brings all of these people together is their love of jeans, [which] have always been a key part of our brand." {WWD}

Fern Mallis and the 92Y remember Oscar de la Renta
To celebrate what would have been the latedesigner's 84th birthday, 92Y and Fern Mallis will make available — for one day only — a video of Mallis' interview with Mr. de la Renta. The interview took place back in June of 2013 as part of the former CFDA Executive Director's Fashion Icons series. Tune in from midnight tonight through July 22nd on 92Y's website to revisit the talk. {Fashionista inbox}

Outdoor Voices raises $13 million in one week
We know — $13 million in one week? It sounds crazy, but when your fans include Gwyneth Paltrow and Lena Dunham, anything is possible. Due to a recent influx of financial support from investors including Paltrow and Leandra Medine, the activewear brand now has more spending power than ever to make all the crop tops and leggings to your heart's content. {Refinery29}

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