Must Read: Tyra Banks on her 'ANTM' Return, Watch Paris Hilton's 'Love' Advent Video

Plus, H&M has apologized for a racist image used on its website.
Author:
Publish date:
Photo: @tyrabanks/Instagram 

Photo: @tyrabanks/Instagram 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Tyra Banks on her "ANTM" Return 
Tyra Banks is back as the host and judge for Season 24 of "America's Next Top Model" to ask us the ever-important question: "Do you want to be on top?" (Cue the hair flip and smize.) Banks let Rita Ora take the reins of television's favorite reality modeling competition for its 2017 reboot, but backed by popular demand, the "Life-Size" actress will return for the show's new season on Jan. 9. Ahead of what we know will be a season full of tough love, tears (makeovers!) and go-sees, Banks talked to WWD about throwback "ANTM" memes and the show's influence on the modeling industry. {WWD}

Paris Hilton's Love Advent is here 
On the eighth day of January, Love gifted us with a fine fur-wrapped, newly-engaged Paris Hilton for its annual — and never-ending – Advent series. In the Gia Coppola-directed clip (which you can watch in the video below), the 36-year-old socialite dances around in a sheer slip to the throwback tunes of her 2006 single "Stars Are Blind," in front of an audience of stuffed bunnies. {Love Magazine}

H&M apologizes for a racist image on its website
H&M came under Twitter fire over the weekend when it posted an image of a Black child model wearing a hoodie that read "Coolest money in the jungle" on its website. Shoppers were immediately displeased with the advertisement, calling it "racist" and voiced boycott sentiments all over social media. According to The Independent, the Swedish mega-retailer has removed the image and accompanied the removal with a brief apology statement. {The Independent}

GOP's Christmas tax plan has begun to feed luxury growth 
President Trump's hotly debated tax break bill, which was signed into law just days before Christmas, has given luxury investors some added sense of hope and caused the Savigny Luxury Index to rise 3 percent this month. As a result, more investment activity has sped up in the luxury apparel and jewelry sector, and a selection of luxury brands have experienced increases in share prices by 10 percent or more in December.  {Business of Fashion}

Bethenny Frankel to add denim to her Skinnygirl empire 
Bethenny Frankel first entered our homes through our television screens as a cast member on the "Real Housewives of New York City." The reality star has since launched her own specialty foods and spirits company, Skinnygirl, which announced on Monday that it's planning to launch a line of denim in partnership with One Jeanswear Group. The collection, which will also include some knit tops and jackets, will retail for around $100 and will be offered in plus sizes. You'll be able to get your hands on some Skinnygirl threads at various department stores and e-commerce sites this fall. {Fashionista inbox}

A Middle Eastern retailer to launch exclusively via mobile app this month 
Nisnass, a retailer from the Middle East, is launching exclusively via mobile app on Jan. 29 to target Generation Z and millennials. The online store will sell a mixture of on-trend, accessibly priced products from brands such as Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Storets, Kendall + Kylie and more. The specially-designed app will contain features that include visual search technology, personalized customer experience tools and curated product selections. {WWD}

Vetements unveils Petements invites for its upcoming show 
Vetements cordially invites you to its upcoming men's and women's show in Paris on Jan. 19, doing so via a series of social media posts featuring Instagram's most cuddly pets. So, while we await Demna Gvasalia's fresh batch of luxury streetwear, we get to indulge in some adorable animal pictures. {Vogue UK}

Women are becoming a driving force in the growing menswear market 
With females having a long history of either purchasing or influencing the purchase of clothes for their male parters — and with women increasingly turning to the men's department for oversized fits and more streetwear-inspired designs — retailers are beginning to intentionally sell men's fashion to women. As such, women are becoming critical players in the rapidly-growing global menswear market, causing brands and retailers to think up new ways for women to borrow from the boys. {Business of Fashion}

Kaia Gerber stars on the February cover of 'Vogue' Paris
Kaia Gerber and her impossibly long legs star on the latest issue of Vogue Paris, modeling Anthony Vaccarello's designs for Saint Laurent. The daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford has certainly made a name for herself, having dominated the runways back in September and picking up one big campaign and editorial after another, but earning a solo cover for Vogue is another major career milestone for any model. {@vogueparis/Instagram}

Kaia Gerber on the February cover of 'Vogue' Paris. Photo: @vogueparis/Instagram

Kaia Gerber on the February cover of 'Vogue' Paris. Photo: @vogueparis/Instagram

Want more Fashionista? Sign up for our daily newsletter and get us directly in your inbox.