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Must Read: Rihanna Covers 'Vogue' Arabia, Fast-Fashion Is Suffering From the Rise of Insta-Savvy Brands

Plus, someone's resting easy in a Louis Vuitton x Supreme casket.
Rihanna on "Vogue" Arabia, November 2017. Photo: @voguearabia/Instagram

Rihanna on "Vogue" Arabia, November 2017. Photo: @voguearabia/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Rihanna covers Vogue Arabia's November issue
If the celebrated Queen Nefertiti was awoken from her thousand-year slumber, she would be poised to find Rihanna on the November cover of Vogue Arabia wearing a replica of her iconic blue headpiece. The singer, style goddessdesigner and beauty mogul paid homage to the ancient Egyptian goddess on the magazine's cover in a colorful snakeskin jacket with wind-swept hair and heavy teal makeup. {@voguearabia/Instagram}

Fast-fashion retailers suffer from the rise of Insta-savvy brands 
H&M and Zara have pumped out affordable high-fashion copies at rapid speeds for years, but now, these famed fast-fashion retailers are experiencing drops in sales. What gives? Consumers still want runway-like styles for a fraction of the cost, but there's a new breed of young labels using social media marketing to pursue cool consumers, and these smaller Insta-savvy brands are taking customers away from fast-fashion conglomerates. {GQ}

Someone's resting easy in a Louis Vuitton x Supreme casket 
On Thursday, two men were spotted handling a Louis Vuitton x Supreme coffin in the street. At first, the image was pure meme-bait — but this wasn't a fake scene: Some unknown streetwear aficionado did, in fact, opt for the super-exclusive collab coffin. We can't imagine what the price tag was on this, but at least teens won't be able to resell it online for eight times the original cost. RIS (rest in Supreme!). {@donetodeath/Twitter}

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Hearst and WSJ also cut ties with Terry Richardson 
According to WWD, sources from both Hearst and The Wall Street Journal say they have no future plans to work with Terry Richardson. These rumors to blacklist the photographer follow formal Richardson bans made by the U.S. and international branches of Condé Nast, as well as by brands like Valentino. Fashion has known about Richardson's sleazy practices for years, but the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal has re-opened the can of worms regarding abuse in the workplace, forcing the industry to recognize and remove its longstanding predators. {WWD}

American Eagle is launching denim pop-up shops 
American Eagle is one of those quintessential mall brands — a back-to-school shopping trip wasn't complete without it. But in 2017, malls — much like print publications — are among the dead and dying. As a way to stay relevant in retail, American Eagle is launching a concept pop-up shop in Manhattan's Union Square, dubbed "AE Studio." The shop will highlight the brand's denim line in an Insta-friendly space. {Glossy}

Amazon had a very good Q3
Whole Foods and Amazon's partnership is among the greatest perks of being alive in 2017. Amazon has been taking over the world for a while now, so when they decided to go grocery shopping and literally buy Whole Foods — not just a splurge in the peanut butter aisle — we didn't doubt that the e-commerce giant would come out on top. And it certainly has: Amazon's revenue during its third quarter brought in $43.7 billion, which beats original estimates and shows a 34 percent growth over the same quarter last year. {WWD}

'Elle' magazine killed a Terry Richardson cover story after news of the Harvey Weinstein scandal spread
The fashion industry is on a Terry Richardson cleanse — cutting ties and banning future projects with the controversial photographer. However, this isn't the first time the industry has questioned Richardson's professional character, and a slew of brands and publications had already banned working with Richardson several years ago. Robbie Myers, who recently stepped down as editor-in-chief at Elle magazine, blacklisted Richardson back in 2014. But with Myers out the door, new EIC Nina Garcia restored ties with the photographer and commissioned him to shoot Zoë Kravitz for the January 2018 cover. A source from Hearst confirmed to The New York Times that Elle scrapped the cover once the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. {The New York Times}

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