Must Read: Cara Delevingne's Catcalling Jimmy Choo Ad Prompts Twitter Outrage, Valentino May Sell a Quarter of the Company

Plus, Alessandra Ambrosio performs motorcycle acrobatics for the latest "Love" Advent.
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Plus, Alessandra Ambrosio performs motorcycle acrobatics for the latest "Love" Advent.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Cara Delevingne's catcalling Jimmy Choo ad has caused a Twitter outrage
Twitter users were not pleased with Jimmy Choo's Cruise 2018 commercial, which features Cara Delevingne walking the streets of New York City at night amidst a series of catcalls. The ad, which you can watch above, has sparked controversy for the way it depicts Delevingne as enjoying the unnecessary street commentators when she has previously spoken out about being a victim of sexual harassment. Furthermore, Twitter users were upset with the way the shoe brand glamorized what is typically a very uncomfortable, real-life situation. {Highsnobiety}

Alessandra Ambrosio performs motorcycle acrobatics for the latest Love Advent 
For Love's newest calendar installment, Alessandra Ambrosio straddles a motorcycle — in "Bound 2" music video style — while wearing cheeky, high-waisted denim shorts and a leather bra. In the clip, which you can watch below, the newly retired Victoria's Secret Angel shows she easily go from lingerie-clad, feather-winged Angel to a racy, rough-edged Harley's Angel. {Love Magazine}

Valentino may sell a quarter of the company in 2018
Sources say Valentino will sell a quarter of the company in an initial public offering in the latter half of 2018. Its current owner, Qatari investment vehicle Mayhoola, has been considering a market listing since 2015, but refrained from doing so because of slowing sales in the luxury market; it also reportedly wanted to give Valentino's sole creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli a chance to make his mark on the brand. But with sales picking up, sources told Business of Fashion that "Mayhoola intends to carry out this operation as it wants to accredit itself in the world of finance, bringing to the market a company that is expected to gain even more value once it is floated." {Business of Fashion}

Why haven't innovative fashion companies expanded into the plus-size market? 
Ever since companies like Everlane and Reformation entered the retailscape, they've separated themselves from its competitors by embracing forward-thinking values. But these innovative apparel makers have not yet served the plus-size community. "Brands want to do business on a mass scale, but they don't want to dress mass bodies," Amanda Mull writes in a piece for Racked. "Fashion startups are well-equipped to take on this challenge — they're generally building supply chains and product lineups from scratch, often with an emphasis on rethinking and improving fit, which gives them the opportunity to serve whichever consumer bases they choose from the get-go — but just like the traditional retailers they claim to improve upon, most of them have declined." {Racked}

Is wearing black on the red carpet the most effective way for Hollywood to protest sexual harassment? 
Last week, several news outlets reported that actresses attending the upcoming Golden Globes will wear all black as symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. But The Washington Post's Robin Givhan believes covering the red carpet in black is a form of feeble resistance. "Women are thoughtful, unique individuals," Givhan writes. "They are not interchangeable playthings. They have a voice that should be heard. And they should be seen in all of their wondrous shades. Black does not do their story justice." {The Washington Post}

A congressional candidate is hoping to win over voters with streetwear
Suraj Patel is running for Congress, and to help get his political view across and, surely, win over a slew of young voters, he's created an online shop stocked with his own streetwear-inspired election merch. He's currently selling five long-sleeve T-shirts emblazoned with his campaign slogans; one is done in Antisocial Social Club's signature wavy style and another, in an all caps Off-White font. {Fashionista inbox}

Rodarte to skip the runway for Fall 2018 season 
Earlier this year, Rodarte shook up the fashion week calendar with the decision to show its Spring 2017 collection during Couture Week in Paris, rather than at NYFW in September. Now the sister-led label is skipping the runway altogether and will present its Fall 2018 collection via private appointments in Paris, set to take place the week of Jan. 22. {WWD}

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