Must Read: Rita Ora To Host 'America's Next Top Model,' Startup Founder Calls Fashion Tech the 'Wild West' - Fashionista

Must Read: Rita Ora To Host 'America's Next Top Model,' Startup Founder Calls Fashion Tech the 'Wild West'

Plus, upon Peter Copping's sudden departure, what happened at Oscar de la Renta?
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Rita Ora at the 2015 British Fashion Awards. Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Rita Ora at the 2015 British Fashion Awards. Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines on Friday.

Rita Ora will host "America's Next Top Model" with a new judging panel
Tyra Banks will reboot "America's Next Top Model" on VH1 with singer Rita Ora as the host. The comeback series will also welcome a brand new judging panel, including Ashley GrahamPaper magazine's Drew Elliott and stylist Law Roach, who styles Zendaya and, most recently, Celine Dion and her Vetements hoodie. "The approach I wanted to have as a host and judge to the girls is what my career stands for at this moment in time, which is being a businesswoman and being able to do multiple things at the same time," says Ora. With the rise of the Instamodel, there's no doubt a promising social media presence will also be a judging factor among the contestants. The show is currently in New York City filming 14 episodes to debut this fall. {USA Today}

A fashion startup founder calls fashion tech the "Wild West"
In the latest edition of Glossy's "Confessions," an anonymous fashion startup founder shares the different benefits and challenges of accelerators and incubators for designers (this particular founder has gone through seven different ones), and expresses how fashion tech is the "Wild West" among retailers where "nothing has changed in 100 years." {Glossy}

What happened at Oscar de la Renta?
Upon the sudden departure of Peter Copping from his rise as creative director at Oscar de la Renta, Vanessa Friedman views the designer's reasoning ("personal circumstances") as "unlikely," considering the fact that this is the first time the luxury fashion house — and essentially, a family brand — had brought an outside designer on to fill the late de la Renta's place. "It is possible that, given the circumstances in which Mr. Copping began — a company in the full throes of grief, a market that was slowing because of geopolitical fears — it was never going to work," says Friedman. {The New York Times}

Queen Elizabeth's couture will be on display at Buckingham Palace
The second installment of a three-part exhibition called "Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe" will debut this weekend at Buckingham Palace, featuring couture dresses, gowns and capes that date back to before Her Majesty was was crowned Queen. The exhibit, which boasts the largest display of the Queen's wardrobe ever, will run until Oct. 2. {WWD}  

Ivanka Trump wore Ivanka Trump for her Republic National Convention speech
It makes sense, of course, that Ivanka Trump would showcase her namesake label at this week's Republic National Convention. On Wednesday, Donald Trump's daughter wore a dress, shoes and fine jewelry from her eponymous line and on Thursday, she wore a sheath dress in blush from her fall 2016 collection for her highly anticipated speech. {Fashionista inbox}

Kendall and Kylie Jenner take on the '90s for their latest PacSun collection
The Jenner sisters are still kicking it with PacSun, launching their "Golden Child" collection for the rest of the summer. Stepping away from Coachella trends, the duo are taking style tips from the '90s with baby tees, camisoles and slip dresses in gingham prints, polka dots, stripes and florals. The 100-plus piece collection will be in stores on Jul. 24 and Sept. 9, ranging in price from $22.95 to $64.95. Check out the campaign images below. {Fashionista inbox}

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