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Must Read: Chanel Squashed the Hedi Slimane Rumor, Hillary Clinton's Hot Nephew is Now an IMG Model

Plus, new research suggests young millennials may be consuming fashion faster than ever.
Photo: Imaxtree

Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines on Wednesday.

Chanel issued a statement refuting Hedi Slimane rumors
In light of Hedi Slimane's longstanding friendship with Karl Lagerfeld and his exit from Saint Laurent in 2016, rumors have been swirling that Slimane might end up at Chanel sometime soon, perhaps to help launch a menswear collection. But the house of Chanel issued a statement today contradicting the idea. "The house of Chanel has no projects with Hedi Slimane," and added that the label is not "work[ing] on the launch of a Chanel men's wear [sic] collection." {WWD}

Hillary Clinton's hot nephew signed to IMG
Tyler Clinton, who first caught the eye of the internet this summer when he joined his aunt onstage at the Democratic National Convention, just signed with the agency that represents the Hadid sisters. With a face reminiscent of a young Matt Damon and political connections to boot, we're interested to see where the 22-year-old's career will head in the long run. {Elle}

New research shows young millennials are consuming fashion faster than ever
While some see millennials as a more environmentally and socially aware generation, new research on 18-to-24-year-old consumers in the UK paints a more negative picture. "When it comes down to it, what they're really interested in is the price, quality and fashionability. If they get those, and they can a dress for less than 20 pounds, that's job done. I think disposability is becoming a really big problem," said Dan Murphy, a representative for the study. He believes that some of the need for newness is driven by social media, which documents everything its users wear and makes it less likely that they'll happily re-wear items of clothing. {WWD}

André Leon Talley is getting a weekly talk radio show 
The former Vogue editor-at-large will be chatting about all things fashion on his show "Full Length," which will feature celebrity guests and Talley's fashion friends. The limited-run show will air on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM channel at 11 a.m. EST on Fridays starting April 14, just two days after Talley sits down at BAM with former "Today" host Tamron Hall to talk about his career path to becoming a fashion week front row fixture. {WWD}

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Gen Z college students prefer to dress casually and support inclusive brands
A recent survey polling 619 female Gen Z college students about their style found that most preferred casual, athleisure-filled outfits over dressy ones. The survey also found that a fourth of those polled preferred to shop from brands that support inclusivity, and a third claimed that they have avoided purchasing from a label that conflicts with their politics. The most popular brand amongst the group polled was Nike, with 93 percent of respondents claiming they wear gear from the label. {WWD}

Amy Schumer covers InStyle's first ever beauty issue
The comedian floats in a pool wearing a white bathing suit on the cover of the May 2017 edition, the magazine's first-ever dedicated beauty issue. "It was important to me to have someone representing beauty who is representative of more than a small part of the population," said EIC Laura Brown of the decision to choose Schumer. "Also, she has a voice. And that is really what I rely on and prioritize in every single person in the magazine." {WWD}

Adidas announces the return of its design academy for emerging talent
The 24-month program is open to young designers with two (or fewer) years of experience, who are invited to work with the Adidas design team at the brand's headquarters in Portland, OR or Herzogenaurach, Germany. Participants will rotate across a range of teams from product development to marketing, giving them the opportunity to try their hands at a range of tasks. The deadline to apply for the program, which starts in October, is April 15. {Highsnobiety}

Kenzo's latest film project highlights Nigerian youth
The brand known for producing fashion films with the likes of Spike Jonze and "Lemonade" director Kahlil Joseph recently turned its lens to Nigeria, where Akinola Davies and Ruth Ossai collaborated to create a film and set of portraits celebrating young people in the Igbo community of Nsukka. "Capturing them celebrating Igbo culture and traditions [and] showing that beauty is always present when there is a commitment to the celebration of culture" was important to Davies, she said. {Dazed}

Nivea pulled offensive "White is purity" ad
The skin-care brand was using the questionable slogan to market a deodorant aimed at customers in the Middle East, and only pulled the ad after it received backlash in the media (but not before it was praised by alt-right commenters). While the brand released a statement apologizing for the ad and claiming that "diversity and inclusivity are crucial values of Nivea," some commenters noted that this isn't the first time Nivea has run up against claims of racism in its advertising. {The Cut}

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