Must Read: Kristen Stewart Channels Coco Chanel on September 'Harper's Bazaar' UK, Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Is Back - Fashionista

Must Read: Kristen Stewart Channels Coco Chanel on September 'Harper's Bazaar' UK, Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Is Back

Plus, "WWD" reveals fashion's most highly compensated executives.
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Kristen Stewart on September cover of 'Harper's Bazaar UK'. Photo: @bazaaruk/Instagram

Kristen Stewart on September cover of 'Harper's Bazaar UK'. Photo: @bazaaruk/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday. 

Kristen Stewart channels Coco Chanel on September cover of 'Harper's Bazaar' UK
The actress and modern-day Chanel muse wears pale pink couture on Harper's Bazaar UK's September cover. The photos were captured at 31 Rue Cambon — the address that still houses the original Chanel boutique and Coco Chanel's lavishly decorated apartment. Stewart poses along the designer's mirrored staircase, where Chanel would take in her latest designs from every angle, while also observing her customers' reactions. September issues — like Chanel's scrutiny of new designs — allow us to reflect on the past season's trends and look forward to a new start. {@bazaaruk/Instagram}

Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder is back with a whole new lineup
Last fall, Estée Lauder teamed up with pop-idol-turned-fashion designer, Victoria Beckham, to launch a beauty collection. Naturally, Beckham lent her magic posh touch and the collection was gold (just like everything else she touches). Therefore, Beckham and the beauty brand have decided to release another collection complete with: skin perfecters, colorful eyeshadow quads, black eyeliners, highlighters, matte lipsticks and more. In developing this new range of products, Beckham consulted the Pantone book in the same way she would to create her ready-to-wear collections. {Vogue UK}

WWD reveals fashion's most highly compensated executives
WWD's study of executive pay in retail, fashion and beauty for 2016 found 58 executives at U.S. companies who earned more than $5 million — and almost all of them are men. At the top of the list is Marc Lore, who joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as the CEO in 2014 and earned $243.9 million last year. Coming in second was Fabrizio Freda — the president and CEO of Estée Lauder — with a 2016 compensation of $48.4 million. {WWD}

BCBG Max Azria was acquired for just over $100 million
Marquee Brands' $108 million purchase of BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGeneration and Herve Leger comes only a few months after the entire portfolio of BCBG brands filed for bankruptcy in March. Marquee currently owns Bruno Magli, Ben Sherman and Body Glove. {Business of Fashion}

Saint Laurent partners with Farfetch to sell online in China
Saint Laurent is teaming up with online fashion marketplace Farfetch to sell merchandise on a new online platform in a joint venture with JD.com, China's second-biggest e-commerce company. The Farfetch China Platform will allow Saint Laurent to reach luxury consumers digitally, with a focus on the Chinese Millennial customer. In addition, a same-day delivery option will begin in October, and Saint Laurent will be the first luxury brand to offer 90-minute delivery in China. {Fashionista Inbox}

The New York Times reflects on the effortless style of the late Sam Shepard
The craggily handsome actor and playwright Sam Shepard passed away Sunday at the age of 73. He mastered the impossible in this social media-driven day and age: he understood the importance of image, yet he almost always appeared instinctively aloof. So when it came to his style, he lived in a pair of Levi's and a white T-shirt. A James Dean-esque playwright (he wrote more plays than Shakespeare), the man was effortlessly cool. {The New York Times

Gucci to plant a lush garden at Harrod's this month
A garden of Gucci will open at Harrod's for the month of August. Inside London's luxury mecca, Gucci has set up customization services, DIY services, debut fragrance testings and limited-edition ready-to-wear pieces. Helen David, Harrods' chief merchant, told WWD that the collaboration will give customers the "opportunity to challenge their personal creativity with the same eclectic spirit that Alessandro Michele has brought to fashion." {WWD}

Fashionkind debuts first capsule collection 
Ethical e-commerce platform Fashionkind — Fashion For Humankind — will launch its first capsule collection available for pre-order now through August 14. The collection will boast 30 exclusive pieces created in collaboration with 11 Fashionkind designers around the globe. "We want to ensure our customers are getting something special — made mindfully just for them," Nina Farran, the site's founder, told us over e-mail. {Fashionista Inbox}

Warby Parker is giving out free eclipse-viewing glasses
For those in the dark regarding the sun's activity, we're here to shed some light: On Monday August 21, all of North America will be treated to a solar eclipse. To enhance our viewing experience and protect our eyes from this celestial spectacle, Warby Parker stores are giving away free eclipse-viewing glasses until the big event. The glasses resemble 3-D movie shades, but these ones are NASA-certified and come a in perfect shade of Warby Parker aqua blue. {Fashionista Inbox}

Warby Parker's Solar eclipse-viewing glasses. Photo: Warby Parker 

Warby Parker's Solar eclipse-viewing glasses. Photo: Warby Parker 

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