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Must Read: PR Legend Kelly Cutrone On The State Of Fashion, Fashion Icons Unite In "I Am An Immigrant" Video

Plus, sought-after hairstylist Guido Palau talks staying calm during the madness of fashion week.
Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Kelly Cutrone thinks KellyAnne Conway and Gandhi are great publicists
The PR pro made famous by "The Hills" and "The City" sounded off on the current state of the fashion industry ("it's clear if you've worked in the industry for any amount of time that there isn't, like, a shift afoot — there's a gorge"), the role bloggers should play ("if you have a thousand followers on Twitter and you've never had a job in the fashion industry, but you think you're a fashion blogger, then you're delusional"), and who the best publicists are ("Gandhi was an amazing publicist," "KellyAnne Conway... [is] a crazy-ass publicist, but she's a good publicist for her cause"). {Glossy}

Fashion icons declare "I Am An Immigrant"
Grace Coddington, Inez and Vinoodh, Adriana Lima, Joseph Altuzarra and a host of other big names in the fashion industry joined together to declare "I am an immigrant" in a video for W MagazineThe short film ends with Diane von Furstenburg declaring, "I am an immigrant. America was very good to me." {W Magazine}

Guido Palau talks hairdressing for fashion week's biggest shows
The sought-after stylist behind the hair at Wang, Yeezy and Calvin Klein talks about what it takes to communicate a designer's message through the medium of hair. "It's not that I'm the best hairdresser in the world — there are far better hairdressers — but what I think I have been very good at is tapping into style and creating characters," Palau says. {Business of Fashion}

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WWD announces changes
The fashion news source introduced a new format for its Digital Daily, more selective publishing of print issues, and bureaus in China and Silicon Valley. The changes come on the heels of Miles Socha's appointment as editor in chief a month and a half ago and the growth of digital subscriptions to an all-time high of 60,000+ daily readers. {WWD}

Thrasher Magazine and H&M are in a trademark battle
The San Francisco-based skate media brand has watched as Vogue, Forever 21 and random fashion people capitalize on the coolness of skate culture, and now the saga continues with an H&M shirt that reads "trippin" in what is clearly a riff on the Thrasher logo. H&M's lawyers responded to Thrasher's cease-and-desist letter claiming no wrongdoing, but Thrasher made clear it wasn't pleased. "FUCK OFF H&M," the brand posted on Instagram. "Respect the original." {Hypebeast}

Is Brooke Shields collaborating with Raf Simons for Calvin Klein?
The model, who famously starred in a steamy TV ad for the brand in the '80s, said "Raf asked me to be part of [his vision for the label]" while speaking to a reporter just prior to Raf's debut collection for Calvin Klein. "I think this is going to end up taking more of my time than I realized," she added. No word yet on what that might mean — A collaboration? Another ad spot? — but we're looking forward to whatever it is. {i-D}

Tilda Swinton teams up with Gentle Monster
The otherworldly actress is releasing three styles of sunglasses in collaboration with the Korean cult favorite company, and appears in an ad and video campaign supporting the release. "Gentle Monster has always been an avid admirer of Ms. Swinton's artistry," said company vice president Taye Yun. "Whether through film, photography or performance art, her vision and aesthetic is in-line with the Gentle Monster DNA." {WWD}

Photographer Mayan Toledano hosts art takeover at Everybody pop-up
The cool-kid photographer and Petra Collins collaborator/pal — who's also half of the design team behind indie label It's Me & You — will be hosting an art takeover at new ethical brand Everybody's pop-up at 142 Henry St. on Friday. The space will feature the work and wares of feminist artists and friends. {Fashionista inbox}

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