Must Read: Maria Borges Is the New Face of L'Oréal, Ashley Graham Wants People to Stop Asking Her About 'Plus-Size' - Fashionista

Must Read: Maria Borges Is the New Face of L'Oréal, Ashley Graham Wants People to Stop Asking Her About 'Plus-Size'

Plus, "Interview" Magazine has a new editor-in-chief.
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Maria Borges. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Maria Borges. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Tuesday.

Maria Borges is L'Oréal's newest spokesmodel
The Angolan model who made headlines by becoming the first black model to walk the Victoria's Secret runway with her natural hair is now joining L'Oréal as spokesmodel. Borges, who has already appeared in a few ad spots for the makeup brand in the past, commented in a release that she believes in "the beauty of diversity and the empowering message that a girl who started from the bottom can be an international beauty symbol." {The Cut}

Ashley Graham is the latest subject of Vogue's "73 Questions"
The curvy bombshell discussed everything from believing in aliens to how she feels about having a Barbie made in her likeness as the latest subject of Vogue's "73 Questions" video series. The one question she wish everyone would stop asking her: "What do you think of the term plus-size?" Watch the full video below. {YouTube}

Interview names former T editor Nick Harris editor-in-chief
Interview has been editor-in-chief-less since last fall when Keith Pollack headed to Architectural Digest, but the position has finally been filled. Nick Haramis, former articles editor at T: The New York Times Styles Magazine and editorial director at Bullett, plans to "imbue the feeling of the magazine with a bit of the weird or unexpected." {WWD}

Sexual harassment claims leveled at Kay and Jared parent jewelry company
A class-action lawsuit has been filed involving around 250 former employees of Sterling Jewelers, the company behind Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. The suit claims that employees were "routinely groped, demeaned and urged to sexually cater to their bosses to stay employed" in the late '90s and early 2000s. A Sterling representative has responded by saying that the claims paint a "distorted picture of the company" and that the internal culture did not encourage such behavior. {Washington Post}

More Gap Inc. layoffs are coming
The company announced that it plans to terminate 216 positions from within the company by March 31. While the company is cutting back in some ways, it also plans to open 40 new stores — mostly Old Navy and Athleta stores, two brands that exist under the Gap umbrella — over the course of the fiscal year. "We are healthy and strong and have a plan and clear direction," claims CEO Art Peck. "To read the headlines today, you'll see the words dead, dying [and] sick. We are none of those." {WWD}

Franca Sozzani's memorial service drew a crowd of industry bigwigs
The late editor's service gathered some of the fashion world's biggest designers, executives and models to honor her memory — so many that it's easier to list who wasn't there than who was. Despite the media draw of the event, most attendees seemed more eager to remember Sozzani's life than to see and be seen. Photographer Bruce Weber, when asked to share a memory of the legendary Vogue Italia editor, simply said: "I miss her too much, I can't." {WWD}

Ryan Seacrest to launch men's skin-care line
E! personality and professional multihyphenate Ryan Seacrest is expanding his eponymous business empire to include men's grooming. Seacrest announced on Tuesday that he's teamed up with dermatologist-to-the-stars Dr. Harold Lancer for Polished by Dr. Lancer, a men's skin-care line of a daily micro-scrub, a dual cleanse and shave cream, an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30, an antiaging serum and a daily lip-care SPF 15 sunscreen. The collection will launch in June and will be sold direct-to-consumer on Dr. Lancer's web site. {WWD}

World's largest sustainable fashion design competition expands to the U.S.
The EcoChic Design Award, started by Hong Kong-based environmental NGO Redress, is now accepting submissions from the U.S. in addition to Europe and Asia. The goal of the competition, started by one of Vogue U.K.'s "most inspirational women" Dr. Christina Dean, is to locate the best in sustainable design talent for the next generation. "Now is the time for radical disruption to the fashion industry," said Dean in a release. "Those who don't find new ways of operating will not make it through the seismic changes happening in fashion today." {Fashionista inbox}

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