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Must Read: Tiffany Haddish Covers 'W' Magazine, Virgil Abloh and Christian Siriano Make 'Time''s 100 Most Influential List

Plus, Gucci and Guess reach agreement on nine-year trademark battle.
Tiffany Haddish in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown on the cover of "W" Magazine. Photo: Ethan James Green

Tiffany Haddish in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown on the cover of "W" Magazine. Photo: Ethan James Green

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Tiffany Haddish covers W Magazine
W Magazine's latest issue to hit newsstands stars the hilarious "Girls Trip" lead and three-time Alexander McQueen dress-wearer, Tiffany Haddish. For the cover shoot, Haddish traded her aforementioned tried-and-true McQueen gown for seven strikingly beautiful haute couture pieces. In one image, she channeled a modern-day Marie Antoinette in a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture tulle concoction, pictured above; in another, she posed with a young spotted cow named Milkshake. {W Magazine

Virgil Abloh and Christian Siriano make Time's 100 Most Influential list 
Time magazine released its list of the year's 100 most influential people on Thursday, and for 2018, designers Virgil Abloh and Christian Siriano made the cut. Legendary artist Takashi Murakami wrote the entry for Abloh, while "SNL" star and enthusiastic front row-er Leslie Jones wrote about Siriano, whom she praised for dressing her for the "Ghostbusters" premiere when no other designer would. {WWD

Gucci and Guess reach agreement on nine-year trademark battle
Representatives for Gucci and Guess reportedly have reached an agreement on an ongoing court battle, "which will result in the conclusion of all pending IP litigations and trademark office matters worldwide." The settlement comes nine years after Gucci accused Guess of infringing on its interlocking "G" print trademark. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. {WWD

How brands can become more size inclusive 
Brands often talk about wanting to offer a more inclusive size range, but expanding into this new territory comes with a new set of challenges, from higher fabric costs to difficulties perfecting fit. Business of Fashion spoke to plus-size bloggers and brands to outline the best ways retailers can overcome the hurdles associated with adding larger sizing. {Business of Fashion

Josephine Skriver is the newest face of Maybelline 
Josephine Skriver is following in the footsteps of Gigi Hadid and fellow Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima by becoming the newest face of Maybelline. The drugstore beauty brand announced the big news on Instagram on Wednesday with a photo of the Danish model wearing an iridescent shade of violet eye-shadow and a charming pink lip. The accompanying caption reads: "Introducing our newest Maybelline girl, @josephineskriver! We're so excited to welcome her to the family." {@maybelline/Instagram} 

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Photo: @maybelline/Instagram

Photo: @maybelline/Instagram

CFDA shuts down Fashion Incubator to launch digital platform, "Network" 
The CFDA is shutting down its two-year Fashion Incubator program — which provided 10 emerging labels with a low-cost studio space, business advice and educational seminars — and expanding its mentorship opportunities to all CFDA members with a new digital platform, "Network." The initiative will help all members navigate the business and legal side of their brands, as well as offer them a resource database with photographers, showrooms and digital agencies they can hire. {Business of Fashion

The Model Alliance slams Karl Lagerfeld's "disgraceful comments" in recent interview 
On Wednesday, The Model Alliance's founder Sara Ziff released a statement criticizing Karl Lagerfeld for his "disgraceful comments" in a Numéro Magazine interview last week. Ziff said Lagerfeld's offensive commentary directed at models and the #MeToo movement  "underscore just how much work we still have to do." {WWD

Karlie Kloss named Estée Lauder global spokesmodel and brand ambassador 
Karlie Kloss took a break from baking Kookies and coding to become Estée Lauder's newest global spokesmodel and brand ambassador. Her first campaign is set to launch in July across digital, social, TV and print platforms. But this isn't the first time the model has worked with a major beauty brand: In 2014, Kloss was named the face of L'Oréal Paris. {Fashionista inbox}  

Net-a-Porter is investing in new categories for summer 
Net-a-Porter is heavily investing in newness for the upcoming season. The online retailer has 80 upcoming launches with more affordable contemporary labels set to debut next month. The retailer is also focusing on the "high summer" category, meaning it will team up with super-fancy brands, such as Balmain and Altuzarra, on exclusive bikini capsules. {WWD

Sarah Rutson talks rebranding at The Collected Group 
After having a wildly successful run as the vice president of global buying at Net-a-PorterSarah Rutson joined The Collected Group at the end of last July to rebrand its three labels: Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott. Vogue's Mark Holgate caught up with the retail expert to discuss the joys and challenges that go into remaking these three labels. {Vogue

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