Skip to main content

Must Read: Former Condé Nast Chairman Si Newhouse Dies, Nordstrom Will Offer 60+ Brands In Extended Sizing

Plus, Kim Kardashian coaches Kendall Jenner through Pepsi controversy on "KUWTK" premiere.
S.I. Newhouse at the Metropolitan Opera on Sept. 25, 2006 in New York City. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

S.I. Newhouse at the Metropolitan Opera on Sept. 25, 2006 in New York City. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Former Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse dies at 89
Samuel Irving "Si" Newhouse, Condé Nast chairman and owner of Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and a dozen other publications, passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 89. Newhouse and his younger brother inherited a vast publishing empire from their father who founded Advance Publications in 1922 — a company whose portfolio includes Condé Nast and a sprinkling of newspapers across America. Newhouse served as the chairman of Condé Nast publications for 40 years. In a statement on, Anna Wintour said: "Si Newhouse was the most extraordinary leader. Wherever he led, I followed, unquestioningly, simply because he put as much faith in me as I had in him."  {Vogue}

Nordstrom will offer 60+ brands in extended sizing 
In order to better serve and represent its customers, Nordstrom has decided to up its size offerings. By spring 2018, the major retailer hopes to offer extended sizing in 60 or more brands in ready-to-wear, outerwear, lingerie and swimwear. Following this trend of inclusivity, Nordstrom will also introduce more petite sizing and employ mannequins in sizes 16, 12 and 8 in various stores. {WWD}

Kim Kardashian coaches Kendall Jenner through Pepsi controversy on "KUWTK" premiere
In the wake of 10 million pregnancy headlines, reality T.V.'s most contoured family has returned to our Sunday night line-up. In last night's premiere of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," Kendall Jenner is shown in her walk-in closet talking Pepsi commercial regrets with Kim. Reeling from the ad's backlash, the 21-year-old confides in and cries to her sister — there's nothing like a good coaching from Kim on weathering a controversial storm. {People}

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Cindy Leive reflects on 16 years of championing female talent at Glamour 
New York Fashion Week was filled with many emerging designers and many exiting editors-in-chief. Among the fleeing crop of masthead toppers was Glamour's Cindy Leive — an editor-in-chief who spent sixteen years at the female-centric glossy empowering women. During her time at Glamour, she helped launched a philanthropic initiative geared at continuing girls' education around the world, she aided in the creation of an initiative dedicated to filling the magazine's pages with more female voices and worked to ensure that all 17 editions of Glamour released a November issue that was produced entirely by females. {Business of Fashion}

Top sustainable cotton report for 2017 includes several fast fashion companies 
The World Wildlife Fund just released its 2017 Sustainable Cotton Ranking report, which assigns various companies a rating based on their cotton policies and the traceability of their cotton supply. This year's list is led by Marks & Spencer, H&M, Nike Inc, Adidas and Levi & Strauss Co. Kering is the only luxury group to make the list thanks to the launch of its sustainability strategy earlier this year. {Business of Fashion

"SNL" introduces a new line of gender nonconforming, "woke" Levi's
Season 43 of "Saturday Night Live" premiered over the weekend with Ryan Gosling as the host and a new faux-ad for "Levi's Wokes." These new jeans – sold exclusively at Ross — are gender-less, size-less, age-less and taste-less. The cast and honorable hunk of a host, model these new brownish-colored denim inspired by what looks like 18th century Revolutionary styles — a bit George Washington-esque — in a sketch that pokes fun at "woke" fashion. You can witness the pants' 180 degrees of nonconformity in the video below. {Youtube}

Zendaya stars in Glamour's November cover
Twenty-one-year-old actress and singer Zendaya has no qualms about speaking her mind and standing up for others. She is a young, powerful feminine role model for a rising generation of girls, and therefore, she was a natural fit to cover Glamour's November #PoweredByWomen issue. On the cover, Zendaya sports a bold red-lettered statement T-shirt that reads: "Women, Power, Love." And inside the issue, Zendaya serves Cleopatra vibes in fringed and bejeweled pieces from Dior, David Koma and Louis Vuitton. You can see Zendaya on Glamour's cover in the gallery below, along with some other images from her photoshoot with the magazine. {Glamour}

Want the latest fashion industry news first? Sign up for our daily newsletter.