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Must Read: Diddy Covers 'GQ''s Annual Style Bible Issue, Nike Executives Depart Amid Reports of Inappropriate Workplace Behavior

Plus, model Bridget Malcolm speaks out about body-shaming.
Diddy on the April cover of "GQ." Photo: @gq/Instagram

Diddy on the April cover of "GQ." Photo: @gq/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday. 

Diddy covers GQ's annual Style Bible issue
For its April Style Bible issue, GQ enlisted fashion titan Sean Combs, otherwise known as Diddy, to star on its cover. On the front of the glossy, Diddy wears a sleek white suit, and inside the issue writer John Jeremiah Sullivan recounts his day spent with Diddy, where the music mogul opened up about Biggie's death and the under-wraps project he's working on with Jay-Z. {GQ}

Nike executives depart amid reports of inappropriate workplace behavior
In just a few days, two Nike executives have stepped down from their top positions as the company conducts a review of inappropriate workplace behavior at the sportswear giant. Nike brand president Trevor Edwards resigned Thursday and vice president and general manager of global categories Jayme Martin stepped down the following day. {Business of Fashion}

Model Bridget Malcolm speaks out about body-shaming
On Monday, Bridget Malcolm, a 26-year-old Australian model, shared her experience with body-shaming on her personal blog. In the post, the model says women on the set of a swimwear photoshoot were displeased with her body and told her to "show more ribs." She goes on to describe the feelings of alienation and shame that followed as the other people at the shoot sneered at her stomach, and then concludes her story by encouraging others to set themselves free of body hang-ups. {Bridget Malcolm}

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YNAP board greenlights Richemont's public tender offer
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What goes into selling a namesake label 
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Bella Hadid fronts Penshoppe's Spring 2018 campaign 
Bella Hadid sports stripes, a voluminous hairstyle and winged eyeliner in Penshoppe's Spring 2018 campaign. The model shows off the Philippines-based brand's warm-weather staples — which range from casual, off-the-shoulder tops to beach-ready day dresses — in a retro, sunlit diner. {Fashion Gone Rogue}

The rise of direct-to-consumer fragrances 
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