Must Read: Victoria's Secret Staffers Believe Chinese Authorities Are Spying on Them, Beauty Brands Are Increasingly Looking To Influencers Over Celebrities - Fashionista

Must Read: Victoria's Secret Staffers Believe Chinese Authorities Are Spying on Them, Beauty Brands Are Increasingly Looking To Influencers Over Celebrities

Plus, Kering's #ICouldHaveBeen campaign highlights violence against women.
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Backstage at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret

Backstage at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Victoria's Secret staffers believe Chinese authorities are spying on them 
More than 50 extra-leggy lingerie wearers just walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but as we've previously reported, the Shanghai spectacle has been been far from a leisurely walk in the park. The Chinese government took a bite out of its glittery lineup by denying various performers, models and press entry into the country, but now Page Six is reporting that various VS staffers believe the Chinese authorities are snooping around in their email. {Page Six}

Beauty brands are increasingly looking to influencers over celebrities
You don't need a Grammy, an Oscar or a hit T.V. show to work with the biggest beauty brands; in fact, you just need a very large, loyal social media following. According to a study performed by Tribe Dynamics, celebrities are losing their relevance in the cosmetics industry among a sea of influencers as 80 percent of the top 15 beauty brands for the first half of 2017 were collaborations with influencers, not celebrities. {WWD}

Kering's #ICouldHaveBeen campaign highlights violence against women
Alessandro Michele creatively steps into the shoes of women when he's designing covetable Gucci mules for them season after season. But the luxury conglomerate Kering asked the designer, along with six other creative directors from its brands, to reimagine themselves as "her," the one in three girls who are victims of violence as a part of its powerful #ICouldHaveBeen campaign. {WWD}

A Supreme X Louis Vuitton teddy bear sold for more than $100K
Supreme and Louis Vuitton joined forces on a not-too-fuzzy cuddle buddy – a denim teddy bear — teased earlier this month. The co-branded stuffed animal sparked the attention of international hypebeasts and was eventually purchased on eBay for $106,016. Although the doll was believed to be one of the final collaboration pieces between the two powerhouse brands, it does seem a big extravagant to drop $100K on a child's toy, but luckily the full proceeds from the sale are going to BBC Children in Need. {Hypebeast}

Inside growing the lingerie market in China
After all the drama plaguing the Shanghai Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, some are wondering why the lingerie company would choose to show in China in the first place. But it did so in large part because of its strategy to make a push for the Chinese market after opening its first stores there in February. And Victoria's Secret isn't the only lingerie brand looking to China; brands like La Perla and Heidi Klum intimates are also zeroing in on this market. {WWD}

Asos tops Marks & Spencer's market valuation
Marks & Spencer has been a stalwart in the British retail space for more than 100 years, but online mega retailer Asos has now outpaced it in the UK. According to The Guardian, Asos' market boost has a lot to do with the retail-hungry twentysomethings who continually prey on its new restock of fast fashion goods every week. {The Guardian}

Adidas Originals and Alexander Wang release the final drop of the Season 2 collaboration
Adidas Originals and Alexander Wang's fourth and final drop of the Season 2 collaboration will hit stores and online on Nov. 24. This drop consists of three statement unisex footwear styles, which come in suede and leather and are washed in either a rich blue, a sleek gray or a dark green. As with all the other drops for the collection, the ongoing bicycle messenger narrative is continued in the campaign, which for the final crop of shoes depicts the trip of messengers passed out in bed after a long night. You can preview the three new styles in the gallery below. {Fashionista Inbox}

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