Must Read: Cara Delevingne Talks Sexuality and Head-Shaving, Chanel Wins Legal Battle Against Amazon Counterfeiters - Fashionista

Must Read: Cara Delevingne Talks Sexuality and Head-Shaving, Chanel Wins Legal Battle Against Amazon Counterfeiters

Plus, Lanvin's Bouchra Jarrar becomes an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris.
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Photo: Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Cara Delevingne opens up about sexuality, hair and taking compliments
As Glamour's August cover star, Cara Delevingne spoke candidly in an interview conducted by friend and fellow model Adwoa Aboah about sexuality ("I'm not gay. I am. I'm not. I'm fluid!"), how it felt to shave her head ("it does feel like people read my mind more. I feel like people see my thoughts") and how difficult it is for her to accept compliments ("I take it as they are 100 percent lying"). See more images from her shoot for the magazine below. {Glamour}

Chanel just won a legal battle against Amazon fakes
The war between luxury labels and Amazon counterfeiters continues: last week it was Louis Vuitton that won a battle, this week it's Chanel. The latter will receive $100,000 for every knock-off item sold by about 30 sellers of fake Chanel goods, though the real victory may have more to do with protecting brand image than collecting damages. {WWD}

Lanvin's Bouchra Jarrar becomes an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris
In Paris on Thursday, Lanvin's Bouchra Jarrar was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, which Vogue Runway reports as being "one of France's highest civilian honors," recognizing "significant contributions to the arts, letters, and related fields." In a speech to accept the award, she said: "I chose this profession because I love it, and I am very lucky to be able to do it. I learn something new every day. I know what I want, and what I don't," later adding, "I'm fortunate enough to be able to create beautiful things because I’ve always been surrounded by good souls. Positive things are all that interest me. My motor is living — and being free." {Vogue Runway}

Bella Hadid covers InStyle's August issue
Bella Hadid lands yet another glossy cover, this time for the August 2017 issue of InStyle. The cover image, shot by Kacper Kasprzyk, features Hadid wearing Fendi in the French countryside, while the accompanying interview discusses Hadid's experience with Lyme disease and how she feels about being single. {@instylemagazine/Instagram}

Pinault family's investment arm buys stake in Giambattista Valli
Artémis, the Pinault family's investment arm, just bought a minority stake in French fashion house Giambattista Valli. Artémis is the majority stakeholder behind Kering, so its minority investment in Valli — with the potential to become a major stakeholder down the road — bodes well for the house. {WWD}

Hanne Gaby Odiele speaks to Teen Vogue about being an intersex activist
Model and activist Hanne Gaby Odiele spoke with Teen Vogue about being intersex, unnecessary surgeries and what she thinks should change when it comes to how the public views non-binary bodies. "Why do we have to change intersex kids? If there's nothing wrong or if they're healthy, let them decide," she said. {@teenvogue/Instagram}

Zegna and London College of Fashion team up on social project
London College of Fashion students will get the opportunity to participate in a design competition that utilizes fabrics made through a program that provides employment for recovering addicts and female prisoners. The project was the brainchild of the Zegna Foundation. {WWD}

Mormon women can now wear pants, even if they work for the church
The Church of Latter Day Saints just announced that women who work for the Mormon church will now be allowed to wear pants instead of just skirts or dresses. Changes in dress code also apply to men, as the church also noted that men would now be permitted to remove dress coats in warm weather. {The Washington Post}

Axe rebranded to get away from toxic hypermasculinity
Gone are the days when Axe used a macho "this will get you laid" mentality to try and win over customers — this is 2017, and now the same brand is using kittens and men wearing heels to appeal to guys. Sincere change or not, "toxic masculinity not being cool is a good thing for everyone," notes Cheryl Wischhover. {Racked}

Elizabeth & James and Love Adorned are teaming up on a rotating pop-up
Elizabeth & James and Love Adorned will be sharing retail spaces for a month at a time at four stores across the nation, and will also be releasing co-branded products in collaboration with artist Jimmy Sheehan. "This partnership offers both brands an opportunity to broaden our reach while creating a special experience for our customers. We're excited to introduce Love Adorned and highlight its signature assortment of one-of-a-kind pieces and artisanal goods in our Elizabeth and James store, and vice versa," said Elizabeth & James co-designer Ashley Olsen in a release. {Fashionista inbox}

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