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Must Read: Aly Raisman, Yara Shahidi and Rachel Platten Are #AerieReal Role Models, Eileen Fisher to Reach Sustainability Goals By 2020

Plus, the CFDA teamed up with Launchmetrics to determine the impact of fashion shows.
Rachel Platten, Yara Shahidi, Aly Raisman and Iskra Lawrence. Photo: Courtesy of Aerie 

Rachel Platten, Yara Shahidi, Aly Raisman and Iskra Lawrence. Photo: Courtesy of Aerie 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Aerie names Aly Raisman, Yara Shahidi and Rachel Platten as #AerieReal Role Models
On Thursday, Aerie added Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, singer-songwriter Rachel Platten and actress-activist Yara Shahidi, to its #AerieReal Role Model family. The three standout women will join Iskra Lawrence, a leading body positivity activist, as ambassadors and campaign stars for the intimate apparel brand. They will also design exclusive products and 100 percent of sales from those items will benefit a charity of their choice. {WWD}

Eileen Fisher partners with Columbus Consulting to reach its sustainability goals by 2020
In 2015, Eileen Fisher launched Vision 20/20, an ambitious campaign to push towards 100 percent sustainability by 2020. To achieve this ethical and sustainable end, Eileen Fisher has partnered with Columbus Consulting International to build a streamlined merchandising and sourcing plan. {WWD}

The CFDA teamed up with Launchmetrics to determine the impact of fashion shows
Are fashion shows worth all the glitz, glamour and money? To see who these runway splashes are targeting and to better judge their value — i.e., their ability to drive consumers to make big purchases — Launchmetrics partnered with the CFDA on a study titled, "Front Row to Consumer: The Voice Driving Fashion Week in Today's Digital Era." {WWD}

Why the red carpet has become less of a competition for stylists 
This awards season has stirred up many controversies, but for celebrity stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, it's also created camaraderie among women. "It doesn't feel like it's a competition anymore, it feels like family," the sartorial mastermind behind Gwyneth Paltrow, Saoirse Ronan and Uma Thurman's wardrobes told British Vogue. "At the very least fashion, which is such a big business, better be fun and friendly. If it's not, then something has gone even more wrong, because we have to support one another." {Vogue UK}

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Dutch Police are questioning teens in designer clothes 
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A roadmap for early-stage fundraising 
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Tome to show Fall 2018 collection in Paris 
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