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Must Read: Pharrell's Chanel Ad is Here, the Best Companies to Work for in Fashion

Plus, brands like Patagonia and Obey rally to support Fair Trade.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday. 

Pharrell's Chanel ad for the Gabrielle bag has dropped
The musician joins Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne and Caroline de Maigret in representing the French label's newest bag. Directed by French filmmaker Antoine Carlier, the ad follows Pharrell as he turns an empty concert hall into a playground — all while wearing a Gabrielle bag, of course. "My character... just didn't want to take the bag off," Pharell said in a statement. {Fashionista inbox}

These are the best companies to work for in fashion
Cotton On Group and Zalando ranked at the top of the list based on employee reviews, with Farfetch, Gucci and Gap not far behind. The things that put these companies ahead of their competitors? Fair remuneration, healthy work culture, great benefits, open communication and flexible hours, to name a few. {Business of Fashion}

Patagonia, Obey and more participate in portrait series to support Fair Trade
The "We Wear Fair Trade" portrait series features brand leaders and ambassadors from Patagonia, Obey, prAna, Athleta and Outerknown, and debuts on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse to highlight the need for fair practices to protect garment workers. "Our hope is not only to benefit the workers of the Fair Trade factories, but to lead by example and promote the expansion of the Fair Trade program," said Obey founder Shepard Fairey. {Fashionista inbox}

CVS eliminates controversial ingredients from private-label beauty products
The drug store chain will be cutting parabens, pthalates, formaldehyde donors and more from its private-label beauty and skin-care products, with the goal to change formulations of over 600 products by 2019. All new products moving forward will also be created without the ingredients in question. {WWD}

A$AP Ferg partners with Uniform to launch socially conscious streetwear line
The Traplord x Uniform capsule collection features Traplord branded hoodies, camo bucket hats, camper vests and more, all made at Uniform's socially conscious factory in Liberia that helps provide school uniforms for kids in need. "Joining Uniform was a no brainer," Ferg said in a statement. "Here you have my brand, Traplord, that's all about pulling yourself up from the bottom and this amazing brand Uniform that's on a mission to give these beautiful underprivileged kids an opportunity to pull themselves up through education." {Vogue

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Alessandro Michele responds to plagiarism charges leveled at Gucci
The creative designer spoke up after a Central Saint Martins student claimed that the brand ripped its alien-inspired campaign off of his show. Michele claimed the aliens were drawn more generally from franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars and further asserted that it would've been impossible for him to pull specifically from the student work as it debuted only seven weeks before the Gucci campaign. "[The idea] started in my mind a few months ago, because it's big, big, big work, to organize everything," he said. {Business of Fashion}

Outdoor Voices launches limited-edition T-shirt to benefit World Wildlife Fund
The athleticwear brand partnered with French artist Inès Longevial to feature an illustration called "A Hug as Big as Earth" on a T-shirt following Earth Day weekend. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to support World Wildlife Fund. {Fashionista inbox}

Matchesfashion launches "In Residence" event series
The online retailer started by hosting events in New York and Paris and now moves to LA with plans to keep expanding to cities like Dubai and Seoul in the future. The slew of events planned for LA include workouts, conversations on sustainability and art, cocktail hours and more. {Fashionista inbox} 

Panel discusses "the road to a completely ethical fashion industry"
In honor of Fashion Revolution Day, a day set aside to remember the Rana Plaza collapse, bloggers, designers, writers and other members of the ethical fashion community will gather to discuss what it will take to reform the industry. Doors to the panel discussion and pop-up shop will open at 6 p.m. tonight. {Fashionista inbox}

Teen wears prom dress honoring the Black Lives Matter movement
Florida teen Milan Morris wore a dress designed by Terrance Torrance that featured images of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown and others whose deaths have become rallying points for the BLM movement. "Yes I'm black. Yes I'm 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that's bigger than me," Morris captioned a photo of herself in the dress on Instagram. {Essence}

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