Must Read: Rihanna Reveals Manolo Blahnik 'So Stoned' Collab, Kendall Jenner Kicks Off Ippolita's New Strategy

Plus, Louis Vuitton may open a factory in the U.S.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Rihanna debuts new collaboration with Manolo Blahnik
For her third collection with Manolo Blahnik, Rihanna unveiled a set of gem-encrusted sandals called "So Stoned." The shoes, some of which Rihanna debuted in her "Wild Thoughts" music video, will go on sale in select Manolo Blahnik stores and online in July. {Vogue UK}

Ippolita's new strategy feat. Kendall Jenner
Jewelry brand Ippolita is trying to beat the retail slump with a new strategy. First, it's tapping Kendall Jenner to try and bolster its millennial appeal, and second, it's investing in a more personalized experience for online shoppers, in addition to creating more pieces for its under $500 range. {WWD}

Louis Vuitton might open a U.S. factory
LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault first put forward the idea of opening a Louis Vuitton factory in Texas or one of the Carolinas when he was in the country visiting Trump. Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke says the deal is still "being negotiated." {Business of Fashion}

Alexander Wang made branded condoms for Pride
Alexander Wang's latest collaboration isn't with a mass retailer or another designer — it's with condom maker Trojan. The two brands will celebrate with a #protectyourwang float this weekend at New York's Pride parade. {i-D}

Peep Luke and Lucie Meiers' first collections for Jil Sander
Luke and Lucie Meier's first Jil Sanders collections debuted this week at Milan Fashion Week Men's, where the designers showed Spring 2018 for men and Resort 2018 for women. "We have created these pieces because we identify with them," said Lucie. "We believe they have a soul." {Hypebeast}

Kim and Kanye are launching fur slides for their Kids Supply line
North West's status as the world's best-dressed four-year-old can't be touched, but soon other kiddos will be able to cop the furry slippers she's been wearing on mom Kim Kardashian's social media accounts: Kim and Kanye are launching the shoes through their Kids Supply line in collaboration with AKID. {Hypebae}

CoverGirl is less than thrilled with Young Thug's new video
Young Thug posted a promotional video for his new album, "Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Thugger Girls," which depicts women in a variety of violent scenarios, including being knocked unconscious with a baseball bat. Cosmetics company CoverGirl, which is known for the slogan "Easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl," is less than thrilled about being linked to such images. "CoverGirl was not contacted by Young Thug or any parties regarding his original album title," a representative from the brand said in a statement to Billboard. "The album is not aligned with our values at CoverGirl. Violence and abuse are unacceptable behaviors. We do not support the use or association of our iconic slogan, 'Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, CoverGirl ' with Young Thug’s video, album or promotional materials." {Billboard}

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