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Must Read: Karl Lagerfeld & Lily-Rose Depp Cover French 'Vogue,' Models Join Taylor Swift's Mannequin Challenge

Plus, retailers get ready to rake in that Black Friday dough.

Happy Black Friday! These are the stories making headlines in fashion.

Hedi Slimane shoots Karl Lagerfeld and Lily-Rose Depp for French Vogue's December 2016 cover
Since his departure from Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane has picked up photography again with a new gig: the December 2016 cover of Vogue Paris, which was guest-edited by Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld and Lily-Rose Depp, face of the Chanel No. 5 fragrance, grace the cover. There's also a fashion story with Kristen Stewart, a portfolio of Lagerfeld's best muses (including his cat Choupette) and an interview with the designer himself by a "surprising choice." The special double issue, which Lagerfeld describes as "slightly unusual," hits newsstands on Dec. 5. {WWD}

Taylor Swift enlists model pals for mannequin challenge
Because it wouldn't really be a holiday without a Taylor Swift squad production, the singer and her BFFs — including Victoria's Secret Angel Martha Hunt and Lily Donaldson, who will both be walking the lingerie giant's show in Paris next week — filmed their own version of the mannequin challenge on a windy beach, presumably in Rhode Island. Perhaps the most delightful part is that Donaldson looks like she waltzed right in from a Burberry campaign shoot.

Post-election, it's back to shopping as usual
In the lead-up to the election, uncertainty around the outcome made consumers reluctant to spend money. But according to executives at several major retailers, including J.C. Penney, Gap and Kohl's, they're ready to shop now that a President-elect has been chosen. In fact, according to J.C. Penney Co. Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison, there's been some "pent-up demand" that's about to be released big time. {Bloomberg}

Macy's makes a case for opening on Thanksgiving
As the debate over whether stores should open on Thanksgiving rages on, Macy's is unabashedly for it: The retailer says over 16,000 people waited in line to get into its Manhattan flagship. "This is still the biggest shopping period of the year," Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren told Fortune. "So if you're not open and your competitors are, there's going to be a number of customers who simply will go shop elsewhere." {Fortune}

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With her own brand set to launch next May, Alexa Chung is requesting some extra hands. In a job listing posted on Business of Fashion, we see that Chung is hiring for a "commercial executive" in London on a full-time basis. The purpose of the role will primarily be sales, and will include such tasks as coordinating appointments, inputting sales orders and building a strong relationship with specialty stores. Also, in addition to English, you'll also need a "working proficiency" in German, French and Italian. Looks like this job's far from a cake walk. {Business of Fashion}

Rita Ora set to launch fashion line in 2017
With a three-year Adidas collaboration under her belt (as well as a hosting gig on the forthcoming VH1 reboot of "America's Next Top Model"), Rita Ora is working to build her cred in the fashion space. She tells WWD that she plans to launch her own label in 2017 and will likely do so "in some capacity" with Adidas. {WWD}

Anthony Vaccarello's latest Saint Laurent campaign is a NSFW fashion film
Saint Laurent's newest Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello continues his campaign streak with a fashion film that follows a slew of models, including Freja Beha Erichsen, Jourdana Phillips, Cara Taylor and Selena Forrest, relaxing — and making out — in a club. Plus, two male models, David Friend and Josh McLellan, give viewers a sneak peek at Vaccarello's menswear designs. {Dazed}

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