Must Read: See Miranda Kerr's Custom Dior Wedding Dress, Models Have Become Powerful Digital Publishers

Plus, fashions folks are moving into the floral industry.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday

Vogue gets an exclusive look at Miranda Kerr's custom Dior Haute Couture wedding dress
In late May, Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel tied the knot in a cozy backyard affair at their home in Los Angeles. The retired Victoria's Secret Angel swapped barely-there lace panties for a long-sleeve, high-neck custom Dior gown. Due to a strict social media ban — not even Snaps were permitted! — Vogue got an inside look into the making of the Grace Kelly-inspired taffeta and tulle fairytale creation designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. {Vogue}

Social media has turned models into powerful digital publishers
Models are no longer walking mannequins: "A sense of identity is the new hip size in our business," said Chris Gray, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Elite World, whose New York division — The Society Management — represents Adriana LimaKendall Jenner and many more top models. Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss began building their own notorious brands in the 1990s with the help of magazines, tabloid newspapers and television. Now, models armed with smartphones and Instagram are not only personal brands, but individual content creators and their own direct-to-consumer media channels. {Business of Fashion}

How floristry became a fashion business
Have "wardrobe creator" and "horticulturist" become inextricably linked by fashion's affinity for floristry? Designers have infused many collections and runway extravaganzas with some serious flower power — Dior is notorious for playing with mother nature's vibrant bouquets. So, as the business of flowers continues to blossom into an increasingly trend-driven and social media-savvy industry, fans of both delicate pleats and peonies have started to jump on the foliage bandwagon. {Business of Fashion}

How Ivanka Trump's fashion line contradicts her family's expressed values
Donald Trump has emphasized hiring and buying American, while Ivanka has built her personal brand on supporting "women who work." But the fact that her own fashion line is made largely by underpaid women in overseas factories remains, and Ivanka has yet to respond to activists asking her to advocate on mistreated garment workers' behalf. {Washington Post}

Vogue UK interviews Natacha Ramsay-Levi on what to expect from Chloé
The Nicolas Ghesquière protege and new creative director at ChloéNatacha Ramsay-Levi, will infuse her streetwise boyishness into the Parisian label's delicate, bohemian pieces. For her debut collection in September, we can expect a mixture of classic floaty lace confections with some tomboy suiting. "Chloé is very diverse. But I think what is more important than picking up the pieces – it’s about the attitude," she told British Vogue. "It's the way you take this DNA and make it talk with the present. And you mix it. And you make it modern." {Vogue UK}

H&M scraps monthly sales figures but promises more transparency
Swedish retailer H&M revealed Monday that it would stop publishing monthly sales figures. Instead, they will begin holding capital market days in a bid to satisfy investors' appetites for more information about the business. "The reasoning is that a month is far too short a period over which to assess how sales are developing," H&M said in a statement. "Instead sales development should be viewed over a longer period of time, such as over a season or a quarter."{Business of Fashion}

Chrissy Teigen shows off her zest for life — and food — on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Singapore 
Bedecked in rose gold jewels and blush-toned silk, the beloved mommy, model and wife — Chrissy Teigen — giggles with dessert on the August cover of Harper's Bazaar Singapore. Inside the exclusive "food and fashion" issue, Teigen talks food, baby blues and her legendary husband. {@chrissyteigen/Instagram}

Semi-finalists chosen in Green Carpet Talent Competition
Livia Firth, Miroslava Duma, Derek Blasberg and Elaine Welteroth were just a few of the big names on the judges panel at the Green Carpet Talent Competition in Milan this week, which rewards up-and-coming designers with a focus on sustainability. The 10 semi-finalists will be narrowed down to five in September, each of which will receive retail mentorship to help grow their businesses. {Fashionista inbox}

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