Must Read: Hailey Baldwin's Anniversary Guess Campaign Is Here, Hillary Supporter Ralph Lauren May Dress Melania Trump for Inauguration

Plus, fashion brands are halting overseas expansion due to uncertainty about what the Trump administration could mean for trade.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Hailey Baldwin stars in the 35th anniversary Guess campaign
The Instagirl and longtime Guess favorite wears springy colors and a smizing face for the new campaign, set in Palm Springs. Shot by Ryan Ayash and art-directed by chief creative officer Paul Marciano, the images will be followed by another Hailey-centric Guess Jeans campaign next month. {WWD}

Ralph Lauren rumored to be dressing Melania Trump for the inauguration
The American designer was a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, and he dressed her on several key occasions including debates, her trip to the voting booth and her concession speech. But rumor has it that he's now working on a custom piece for Melania Trump's inauguration day appearance. Whether you view it as an act of bipartisanship or the ultimate sellout, it's sure to give the designer plenty of exposure. {WWD}

Clothing giants are halting overseas expansion because of Trump
Brands are worried that Trump's trade policies may force them to either manufacture more in the U.S. or pay sizable import penalties. Fearing Trump's actions may start a trade war with China, brands are holding off on planned expansion in the countries most often used for clothing production. "We've been positioning ourselves to take advantage of whatever might happen," says Linda Heasley, a chief executive of the company behind Lane Bryant and Ann Taylor. {South China Morning Post}

The International Woolmark Prize judges have been announced
The prize, which includes AU $100,000 and a spot in some of the top international retailers like Harvey Nichols in London, will be awarded on January 23. The judges for the contest include a range of industry bigwigs like Victoria Beckham, Lanvin's Bouchra Jarrar, and a host of editors from publications like Business of Fashion and international editions of Vogue. {Vogue UK}

LVMH to amp up e-commerce with Le Bon Marché website revamp
As online sales continue to prove crucial for retailers, the luxury conglomerate's department store Le Bon Marché is scheduled to get an online facelift. The store's website currently includes only a fraction of the brick-and-mortar store's offerings and only delivers within Europe, and some of LVMH's biggest brands — like Céline and Louis Vuitton — aren't even available. All that may be about to change when the new website launches mid-2017. {WWD}

Jeremy Scott used his Moschino collection to respond to Trump
The American designer may be based in Milan these days, but his latest collection was born of his obsession with the U.S. election. "It was consuming me to the point that I had to stop watching the news," Scott said. The result? Militaristic designs intended as a call to arms against an administration Scott believes needs to be resisted. Some people may not like the in-your-face literalism, but Scott is, as always, unapologetic. {New York Times}

Dior CEO Sidney Toledano on Maria Grazia Chiuri and iconic products
Toledano has been with the brand since the '90s, and is so far pleased with Chiuri's contributions. He also believes that another iconic product — like the Dior bar jacket — would be a boon for the company, but argues that it's not the kind of thing you can simply decide to create. He compares a classic item to a talented baby: "You have to recognize and identify it, but you don't do it through a marketing plan." {BBC}

Walmart says it's going to add 34,000 jobs
Just in September, big-box retailer Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. — which you know more casually as Walmart — was announcing cuts, but on Tuesday, it announced that it will create up to 34,000 jobs due to 59 new, expanded and/or relocated stores, as well as an e-commerce push. Marketplace, Walmart's online arm that sells luxury goods from the likes of Miu Miu and Cartier, is a large part of the retail store's growth strategy in the coming year. {WWD}

A record number of fake fashion items were seized in the U.S. this year
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations seized a record number of goods that violated intellectual property rights in the past year. The knockoff goods would be worth a total of $1.38 billion based on the retailers' suggested selling prices, according to a Customs and Border Control report. China and Hong Kong were the first and second biggest sources, respectively, of intercepted counterfeit goods. {WWD}

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