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Must Read: Anna Cleveland Faces Lawsuit, Victoria Beckham to Receive Order of the British Empire

Plus, Unilever is getting sued over St. Ives Apricot Scrub.
Anna Cleveland at The Fashion Awards 2016 in London. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Anna Cleveland at The Fashion Awards 2016 in London. Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Anna Cleveland faces lawsuit over documentary
The model and her agency, Next, are the subject of a claim filed by Los Angeles-based film and production agency All In The Works stating that Cleveland violated the terms of her contract for a year-long documentary project after four months of filming, which resulted in more than $350,000 in production and filming expenses. The 14-page claim, filed in a federal court in Manhattan, states that "through [Cleveland's] utter failure to comply with her contractual obligations to AITW to make herself available for filming and other activities related to AITW's planned documentary - and by engaging in certain other conduct in blatant violation of the exclusive contractual rights granted to AITW - Ms. Cleveland, encouraged by and acting under the direction and inducement of Next, has effectively destroyed AITW's film project and caused significant damage to AITW." Yikes. {The Fashion Law}

Victoria Beckham to make Queen's New Year's honor list
The fashion designer and former pop star is rumored to be named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (a.k.a. an OBE) ahead of the lineup's official announcement this weekend. While a spokesperson for Beckham denied comment to WWD, the honor is reportedly for her contributions to the British economy and to charity. (Her husband, David Beckham, was named an OBE 13 years ago for his achievements in British sport.) {WWD}

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Another day, another St. Ives Apricot Scrub-related controversy
Kaylee Browning and Sarah Basile have filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against St. Ives's parent company, Unilever, in the California Central District Court. According to the plaintiffs, the St. Ives Apricot Scrub — which contains granular pieces of walnut shells — caused severe irritation and damage to their skin, and add that while the product claims it is "dermatologist tested" on the packaging, most derms would not, in fact, recommend the product, which is "misleading" for the consumer. {TMZ}

Eva Chen talks Instagram, fashion and #influencers
In a new interview, the magazine editor-turned-Instagram's Head of Fashion Partnerships shares insight on social-media's role in the fashion industry and why she doesn't think that designers are staging runway extravaganzas purely in the name of likes and shares. "Fashion has always been a visual, show-and-tell industry," says Chen to Glossy. "It's always been over the top. I don't think that's changed, but Instagram's allowed more people to see it." {Glossy}

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