Must Read: Zoë Kravitz Covers 'InStyle,' Jonathan Newhouse Denies Speculations of Leadership Changes at Condé Nast

Plus, Meghan Markle has a rumored secret wedding planner.
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Zoë Kravitz on the May cover of "InStyle." Photo: Anthony Maule 

Zoë Kravitz on the May cover of "InStyle." Photo: Anthony Maule 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Zoë Kravitz covers InStyle's May beauty issue
InStyle tapped YSL's fresh-faced muse and "Big Little Lies" star Zoë Kravitz to cover its May beauty issue (above). The 29-year-old actress, singer and model sported some striking beauty looks on the front of the book; inside the issue, she sat down with her godmother Marisa Tomei to talk questionable tattoos, steam rooms and feeling comfortable in her own skin. {InStyle}

Jonathan Newhouse denies speculations of upcoming leadership changes at Condé Nast
On Monday, Page Six reported that Anna Wintour was set to exit her role as editor-in-chief of Vogue this summer and that Condé Nast International's chief executive and chairman Jonathan Newhouse would return to New York to head up the media giant in the U.S. However, Newhouse told Business of Fashion that Page Six's speculations are false: "I am not moving back to New York and I do not plan to do so," said Newhouse in an e-mail to BoF. He added: "I deny the statement that I am succeeding Si as Chairman. There are no plans for me to change my position." {Business of Fashion

Jessica Mulroney is rumored to be Meghan Markle's secret wedding planner
According to Vanity Fair, Meghan Markle's matron of honor Jessica Mulroney is going far above the traditional bridesmaid duties. Sources close to the Canadian stylist told the glossy that she's pulling some strings behind the scenes and helping Markle make all the important wedding day decisions, from floral arrangements to table settings. {Vanity Fair}

Brands are starting to address the lack of sunscreen options for people with dark skin tones
Dark-complected women who were once cast aside from the world of foundations are now being courted by makeup brands who offer their products in a wide range of shades. But brands have only just begun addressing the lack of sunscreen designed specifically for people with melanin-rich skin — a group that could be a big money maker because it would include both men and women. {Business of Fashion

American Apparel founder on domestic manufacturing
American Apparel founder Dov Charney has moved on to a new venture that, like the aforementioned shuttered retailer, also domestically manufactures and sells basics. Launched in 2016, his Los Angeles Apparel company employs 300 people and operates a factory in South-Central Los Angeles. Charney invited WWD to his place of work where he talked domestic production, social media, financing, opening physical retail stores and T-shirts. {WWD

The North Face aims to focus more on women 
The North Face is expanding its focus on females through a new global marketing campaign that spotlights women who explore the outdoors and push themselves to achieve their goals. The company has also committed to growing its women's offerings by adding an assortment of new styles and silhouettes for spring and plans to open two women-specific stores this year. {WWD

How luxury fashion brands are investing in technology to offer sustainable, high-quality clothing
The rising generation of consumers appreciates fashion that is both innovative and environmentally friendly. Therefore, numerous luxury brands are investing in new technology and making massive advancements in fabric development to create sustainable, high-quality clothing better suited to dynamic movement. These garment innovations are thus blurring the lines between luxury and sportswear. {South China Morning Post}

The paradox of cultural appropriation 
"Globalization makes cultural appropriation unavoidable, while social media platforms make it undeniable," writes Liroy Choufan in an op-ed for Business of Fashion on the paradox of cultural appropriation. In the piece, Choufan argues that we either ditch the idea that fashion is about novelty and looking to enchanting, far-off places for inspiration or we accept the inescapable — and often problematic — truth that cultural appropriation comes with our highly globalized world. {Business of Fashion

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