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Must Read: Gap Accused of Sexism, Zara Employees Unionize For the First Time

Plus, a new novel is firing shots at André Leon Talley.

These are the stories making headlines on Tuesday.

Gap UK accused of promoting sexist stereotypes in childrenswear
The mass market label has recently come under fire over a new campaign for its kids' line, which features a boy wearing a T-shirt with Albert Einstein's face with the caption "your future starts here". On the other side of the composite, however, is a girl described as "the social butterfly," wearing silver-sequin cat-ear headband and a logo sweater. Um, what? {The Guardian}

More than 1,000 Zara workers unionize in NYC
Employees at Zara, a subsidiary of Inditex, the world's largest fashion retailer, have voted to form a union in New York City. The more than 1,000 retail workers (in Manhattan exclusively) will now be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). The union also represents workers at Macy's and Bloomingdale's, in addition to supermarkets and drugstores. {BuzzFeed}

A former Vogue intern is going after André Leon Talley
Already being referred to as "The Devil Wears Prada" for millennials, R.J. Hernández's debut novel, "An Innocent Fashion," draws from the author's internship at Vogue and apparently doesn't hold back when it comes to blasting the top tier of editors at the magazine. In it, a character that clearly draws inspiration from Talley is described as a "sham" and "always swirling about in a cape or a fur coat". {Page Six}

Joyce Azria is leaving BCBGeneration to launch new contemporary label
Azria, whose father, Max, founded the BCBG empire, is leaving her role as creative director of the lower-priced "Generation" line to launch her own contemporary clothing label, Avec Les Filles. The label spans accessories, shoes, bags and hosiery and even fine jewelry. It's aimed at millennial women, and will debut at Los Angeles market week. {WWD}

Vogue Site Director exits Condé Nast for Code and Theory
Ben Berentson is leaving his post at to join the team at digital creative agency Code and Theory. Anne Sachs, who was previously Glamour's executive digital director is serving as the website's interim site director while Vogue currently searches for a permanent replacement. {WWD}

Michael Fassbender is a lucky guy. Photo: Mario Testino

Michael Fassbender is a lucky guy. Photo: Mario Testino

Alicia Vikander covers the September issue of Vanity Fair
Cementing her status as a fashion muse and budding movie star, Alicia Vikander has secured the coveted September issue cover of Vanity Fair. In the Mario Testino-lensed editorial, the Swedish actress talks about her breakout year, her relationship with Michael Fassbender and what it was like to win an Oscar. {Vanity Fair}

Listen to interviews with six designers featured in "Manus x Machina"
Met Costume Institute Curator-in-Charge Andrew Bolton sat down with six designers whose work appears in the current Manus x Machina exhibition - and recorded the discussions for our listening pleasure. The interviews with subjects including Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada and the former duo behind Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli (R.I.P.) can all be accessed on the museum's website. {Met Museum}

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