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Must Read: You Can Now Get a Masters Degree With Gucci, Maison Margiela Launches Instagram Story Series

Plus, how Clare Waight Keller is reinventing Givenchy.
A street style snap from Milan Fashion Week in Feb. 2017. Photo: Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

A street style snap from Milan Fashion Week in Feb. 2017. Photo: Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Gucci and Polimoda join forces for a masters degree program
Polimoda, one of the highest ranked fashion institutions in Italy, is partnering with Gucci for a nine-month retail management masters degree program. The course is set to start in April 2018 and will feature lectures by Gucci managers on retail management, finance, merchandising and marketing. No word yet on whether attendees of the course will receive a complimentary Gucci tote, but luxury conglomerate Kering will offer select graduates internships or job opportunities. This partnership marks the first time Gucci has collaborated with an educational institution. {Business of Fashion}

Maison Margiela to launch Instagram story series 
Maison Margiela has decided to use Instagram stories as a way to offer a peek into John Galliano's creative process. The Instagram series will begin during the finale of Margiela's women's wear show on Wed. Sept. 27 and can be found under the hashtag #MaisonMargielaInsideOut. In addition to revealing the inspiration and making of the collection, the story will showcase a new handbag from the line as it simultaneously goes down the runway. {WWD}

How Clare Waight Keller is reinventing Givenchy 
On Sunday Oct. 1, Clare Waight Keller will make her Givenchy debut. Waight Keller succeeds Riccardo Tisci as creative director of the famed French brand, and after six years of bringing a breezy hippie aesthetic to Chloé, the fashion world is on the edge of their front-row seats waiting to see how she designs for a brand that has more gothic undertones. Although she's not one to tease her work on Instagram, Waight Keller did hint at the collection taking cues from the archives — a dose of Audrey Hepburn — but she told The New Times that the end result is "very graphic" and  "much darker." And she said to expect a lot of "drama through the shoulder" for women and flared legs for men. {The New York Times}

How appropriation factors into the Kardashians' beauty business success 
The decade-old Kardashian empire has birthed multiple reality series, clothing collaborations, apps and a few children. The family has done it all with perfectly-painted faces of makeup, but it wasn't until recently that their million-dollar contouring turned into a million-dollar business. In a piece exploring the Kardashians' rise in beauty, Racked traces the sisters' moves from licensing their names to owning their own wildly successful cosmetics companies — and how racial appropriation factors into all of it. {Racked}

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Inside the private working world of Balmain's Olivier Roustieng 
Balmain creative director Olivier Roustieng has racked up quite the number of Instagram followers — 4.6 million to be exact. It doesn't hurt that he's besties with the Kardashian family and a slew of supermodels — do you have to have high cheekbones to hang with him? The New York Times sought the answer when they caught up with the 32 year-old french designer at his noisy studio in Paris. {The New York Times}

Stella McCartney casts Alicia Keys in breast cancer awareness campaign
Stella McCartney and Alicia Keys join forces to promote Breast Cancer awareness and highlight inequalities in access to early detection programs in the designer's fall lingerie campaign. The campaign, which features Keys in a specially designed pink lingerie set, is aimed at targeting African American women who statistically have a 42 percent higher chance of cancer mortality from Breast Cancer than Caucasian women. This year's campaign will support the Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast Examination Center of Harlem, which has screened more than 200,000 women for breast cancer and offers free, high-quality care to the local community. {Fashionista Inbox} 

Alicia Keys in Stella MCartney's Breast Cancer awareness campaign. Photo: Stella McCartney

Alicia Keys in Stella MCartney's Breast Cancer awareness campaign. Photo: Stella McCartney

Why sneakerheads are flocking to Adidas 
Footwear has become a status symbol among the youths of today. And while it took some time to get there, Adidas has officially surpassed Nike in perceived coolness, according to recent accounts. The sportswear company has been able to up its desirability factor in the sneaker culture through its open approach to collaboration and through its dedication to keeping up to speed with the market's constant demand for new products. {Business of Fashion}

Kardashians opt out of Paris Fashion Week
Following her traumatic robbery last year, Kim Kardashian is staying far away from all the glamorous fashion week affairs in Paris. Similarly, her younger, frequent-runway walking sister, Kendall Jenner, will also not be in attendance. While Olivier Roustieng will no doubt miss part of his cheer squad, Kourtney Kardashian will be there to pick up some of the slack in one of his sparkly, body-loving creations. {The Cut}

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