Must Read: Kerry Washington Covers 'Allure''s November Issue, Phoebe Philo Rumored To Be Leaving Céline - Fashionista

Must Read: Kerry Washington Covers 'Allure''s November Issue, Phoebe Philo Rumored To Be Leaving Céline

Plus, Cara Delevingne moves over to IMG Models.
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Kerry Washington on the November cover of 'Allure". Photo: 

Kerry Washington on the November cover of 'Allure". Photo: 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Kerry Washington graces the November cover of 'Allure' 
As Kerry Washington bids farewell to her power suit-wearing alter-ego Olivia Pope, Allure caught up with the actress to talk seven seasons of her hit political thriller "Scandal," her dynamic makeup routine — she changes concealers every day — and how she attempts to crush societal beauty standards for her children. {Allure}

Phoebe Philo rumored to be leaving Céline
We already know the industry loves to talk about designer exits and entrances, so we must take this morning's news of a Phoebe Philo flee from Céline with some reservations. Nevertheless, there are speculations that Philo — who joined the French label in 2008 — is on her way out and that the LVMH-owned brand is on the search for her replacement. {Business of Fashion}

Cara Delevingne moves over to IMG Models
Model and occasional sci-fi movie star Cara Delevingne is joining the likes of Ashley Graham, the Hadids and a slew of other familiar flawless faces over at IMG. She was previously represented by Women Management in New York and will continue to be represented by William Morris Endeavor for her burgeoning film career — the 25 year-old is currently working on a project with Jaden Smith and will start filming an Amazon series this fall. {WWD}

LeBron James stars as one of the greatest living athletes on the November cover of 'GQ'
GQ released the cover of its November "greatest athletes" issue on Tuesday, featuring basketball superstar (and recent Kith model) LeBron James. The reveal comes just ahead of Tuesday evening's Cavs season opener and the cover shot features James sporting a gold laurel wreath paired with a perfectly manscaped beard. {GQ

Tommy Hilfiger democratizes sportswear collection with launch of adaptive apparel 
Tommy Hilfiger will begin selling a new line of men's and women's adaptive apparel on its website starting Wednesday, Oct. 18. The collection, which is an extension of the brand's spring sportswear line, will consist of more than 30 modified styles expertly designed to simplify the dressing process for differently abled individuals. "Inclusivity and the democratization of fashion have always been at the core of my brand's DNA," said Tommy Hilfiger in a statement to WWD. "These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion." {WWD}

Zara's younger-skewed sister brand is hitting the U.S. 
Young lovers of Zara, rejoice, because its teen sister, Bershka, is moving into the American market. The fast-fashion retailer's sibling store will be displaying its ample offerings of embroidered and faux-fur goods in a pop-up shop in SoHo starting today. But for those who can't make it to Manhattan, Bershka is also launching an online store in the U.S. You can view images from Bershka's SoHo pop-up in the gallery below. {WWD}

A look at the gay men who created the rock star image 
The concept of the rock star was a patently 20th century creation, and while the public knew these musicians very well, their behind-the-scenes shapers of their iconic image were lesser known. And often, these men happened to be gay. The New York Times explores the groomers of rock 'n roll bands, such as the managers and assistants to The Beatles and Rod Steward, in a piece that discusses why so many gay men of the rock 'n roll era gravitated to the music industry. {The New York Times}

eBay launched a handbag authentication service
As of Oct. 16, eBay is offering "eBay Authenticate," an authentication service designed to help its almost 200 million global shoppers confidently purchase luxury handbags. For sellers, the service is similar to that of other luxury consignment shops whereby industry experts authenticate and list luxury handbags and then the sellers take home 80 percent of the final selling price. For eBay buyers, the service verifies what bags are indeed "Chanel" and not subtly "Channel" thanks to an "Authenticity Verified" label accompanied with the luxury listing and their purchases are backed by a 200 percent money back guarantee. {Fashionista inbox}

Israel is cracking down on ultra-thin models 
In 2012, Israel was the first country to ban the employment of a model whose body mass index did not meet a certain standard — and was among the first to make it mandatory for advertisers to indicate a photoshopped image. Other nations quickly followed suit, with some (like France) even drafting stricter laws with more severe punishments. As such, those countries have seen greater improvements across the industry. Now, Israel is working to tighten up its own laws to promote a more positive body image. {Business of Fashion}

"Project Runway" alum Mychael Knight passes away at 39
Mychael Knight, who was a Season Three finalist on "Project Runway," passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 39. Knight had also appeared on "Project Runway: All Stars" in 2013, also designing for his own line, MYKA.Mychael Knight, which showed just last month at New York Fashion Week. {Page Six}

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