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Must Read: Lena Waithe Covers 'Vanity Fair,' Kanye West Faces Another New Legal Battle

Plus, how Shia LaBeouf's odd sartorial pairings made him an unlikely style icon.
Lena Waithe on the April cover of "Vanity Fair." Photo: @vanityfair/Instagram

Lena Waithe on the April cover of "Vanity Fair." Photo: @vanityfair/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Lena Waithe covers Vanity Fair
Lena Waithe is Vanity Fair's latest cover star. The boundary-breaking Emmy winner and groundbreaking writer, producer and actress posed for Annie Leibovitz in a simple white tee on the front of the glossy. Inside, she opens up about her desire to pull more people of color and queer artists into film and television, also speaking about her quest for more equitable representation and compensation for women in Hollywood. {Vanity Fair}

Kanye West will have to appear in court to expand Yeezy 
Kanye West was in hot waters for Yeezy's use of camo last week, but this week, he's been served a new legal battle: According to Hypebeast, West only holds the right to Yeezy-branded footwear, and lost the trademark for clothing and all other items in 2017. Once "Yeezy" was free game, a Chinese company named Fujian Baby Network Technology Co. snatched up the "Yeezy Boost" trademark for items beyond footwear. When West's company refiled for ownership of "Yeezy" for clothing, the entity responsible for trademarking denied their application. {Hypebeast}

How Shia LaBeouf's odd sartorial pairings made him an unlikely style icon 
From an early age, Shia LaBeouf showed blockbuster promise. But post-Disney Channel, the former television and film star has retreated to a life of rat-tails and bizarre sartorial choices. In a new piece for The New Yorker, Naomi Fry explores LaBeouf's fall from Hollywood and rise to style icon, as a man who wears Uggs and sweatshirts tucked into his pants. {The New Yorker}

Gisele Bündchen is writing a book about her life
Gisele Bündchen is writing a book titled "Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life." Granted, our lives would be pretty meaningful if we were world's long-time highest-paid model, but plutomania aside, the supermodel took to Instagram to reveal that her book will share with the world the lessons and values she's picked up while becoming a wife, mother and model. {Vogue UK}

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ThredUp sets ambitious goal to open more than 100 stores
Fashion resale website ThredUp currently operates two physical retails stores, but CEO James Reinhart sees that number multiplying over the next few years — and eventually reaching more than 100. In an interview with Glossy, Reinhart details his retail strategy and goals for the online consignment marketplace, including plans to integrate pick-up and drop-off outposts at third-party locations, potential retail partnerships and delivering store inventory specially tailored to specific regions. {Glossy}

Vogue captures the 28 best looks from the Paris collections in a splendid, sun-lit video 
Vogue is back again with another video to remind us all why we love fashion. This time, the glossy enlisted Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, Grace Elizabeth and more to dance around the sun-lit streets of France's capital wearing bold patterns and brightly hued frocks from the Fall 2018 collections that recently showed in Paris. For an instant boost of happiness on an otherwise dreary Thursday, watch Vogue's latest video below. {Vogue}

How Chanel Beauty is amping up its efforts to speak more directly to customers 
No longer are Chanel Beauty products stuck-up vanity articles. As of late, the luxury brand has begun shedding its inaccessible, stuffy layers to invite more consumers to interact and use its products. To do this, Chanel Beauty has created two new Instagram accounts specially tailored to beauty obsessives and is expanding its distribution with public-facing pop-ups, as well as a move into the accessible beauty retailer, Ulta. {Glossy}

Dazed traces Jonah Hill's pivot to streetwear 
There was a time when Jonah Hill dressed as any old Hollywood staple, but he first demonstrated his hypebeast potential back in 2016 when he sported some cult skate tees. By 2017, he became somewhat of a streetwear enthusiast when he started shopping at Supreme and wearing Gosha x Adidas shoes. So, just days after Hill joined Instagram, Dazed traced the actor's style transformation to prepare us for what promises to be a great deal of original hypebeast content. {Dazed}

NYC LGBT Community Center to honor Anna Wintour with Visionary Award
On Thursday, April 19, New York City's LGBTQ Community Center will honor Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour with the Visionary Award at its annual Center Dinner. The award recognizes her long-standing support and encouragement of the LGBTQ community within both the fashion and media industries. {Fashionista inbox} 

The New York Times debuts augmented reality experience to help readers explore David Bowie's visual legacy
On Wednesday, The New York Times debuted its latest augmented reality feature, which explores the monumental impact of David Bowie's visual legacy. The piece allows readers to project life-sized versions of Bowie's iconic costumes from their phones and explore them as if they were physically there. The life-like imagery was captured photographically at the Brooklyn Museum ahead of the opening of "David Bowie Is," an exhibit now completing its five-year world tour. {Fashionista inbox}

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