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Must Read: Why Kim Kardashian Wore Vetements to the White House, 'Teen Vogue''s New Issue Spotlights Young People Running for Office

Plus, "Vogue" Arabia celebrates Saudi women finally getting the right to drive.
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Hadiya Afzal, Ja'Mal Green, and Kat Kerwin on the latest issue of "Teen Vogue." Photo: Katie McCurdy 

Hadiya Afzal, Ja'Mal Green, and Kat Kerwin on the latest issue of "Teen Vogue." Photo: Katie McCurdy 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Why Kim Kardashian wore Vetements to the White House
Kim Kardashian wore an oversize black Vetements suit that featured a crotch-logo to meet with President Trump on Wednesday. The Guardian says the subversive French label was a "savvy choice," granted Demna Gvasalia is known for creating meme-able clothes heavily imbued with irony, and the placement of the brand's logo — which is made just visible above the top of Trump's desk — is "the sartorial equivalent of doing bunny ears behind his head." {The Guardian}  

Teen Vogue's new issue spotlights young people running for office  
Teen Vogue's latest cover, see below, stars three trailblazing young adults, all of whom are running for office. From ageism to fundraising, these under-23-year-olds discuss their challenges on the campaign trail and why it remains so critical for young people to vote and take an active role in shaping our democracy. {Teen Vogue} 

Vogue Arabia celebrates Saudi women finally getting the right to drive
Vogue Arabia put a Saudi princess behind the wheel of a convertible in the desert for its June cover, see below, to celebrate the country finally lifting its ban on female drivers. The issue is entirely dedicated to this monumental change for the kingdom and features an array of interviews from other Saudi women who are "paving inspirational paths." {Business of Fashion

Photo: @voguearabia/Instagram

Photo: @voguearabia/Instagram

The $1,290 Balenciaga T-shirt shirt that played the internet
The Balenciaga men's Fall 2018 collection contained a $1,290 cotton T-shirt twinned to a cotton button-up shirt in complementary colors. It was silly and it caused a Twitter storm of mockery, but at the end of the day we — the Twitterverse — were the ones creating a frenzy on what ultimately was a basic blue T-shirt weirdly attached to a button-up. "By pretzeling ourselves with such gusto over his work, we are, in fact, simply converting what could be seen as a novelty item or a fashion experiment into a phenomenon," writes Vanessa Friedman. "We are making it famous. And in doing so, we imbue it with social meaning and symbolism that gives it a life beyond clothing, making it into an artifact of its time." {The New York Times

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Is Gucci's new Soho store a lesson in tacky? 
Jon Caramanica went shopping at Gucci's new store in Soho and got a lesson in refined tackiness: unruly, erratic clothes and accessories that come with a high price tag and fall under the luxury umbrella. "Gucci has become a litmus test for your own tackiness," notes Caramanica. "It reimagines Ed Hardy through the lens of Tom Ford. It employs the strategies of 1990s hip-hop streetwear and children's clothing. If you wear it, are you sincere? Ironic? Post-ironic? Lil Uzi Vert? It may not get any more nouveau riche than this." {The New York Times

British Vogue names 25 of the most influential women working in the U.K.
British Vogue's July issue compiled a list of 25 women working in Britain who have the ability to inspire, with "the clout to change the conversation." From 22-year-old Dua Lipa to 73-year-old Baroness Hale, these females are "an extraordinary cast of leaders defining – and redefining – the way we live now." See who made the cut here. {British Vogue

PVH profits jump thanks to Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger sales boosts
It was a happy Wednesday for PVH Corp, because the apparel maker beat both sales and profit estimates and raised its earnings forecasts for the year thanks, in part, to double-digit growth in Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. PVH reported Calvin Klein's sales rose 18 percent in the last quarter, while Tommy Hilfiger reported sales growth of 21 percent. {Business of Fashion

Revolve announces free express shipping and returns in U.K. and select E.U. countries
Revolve, the U.S. based e-tailer known for jetting influencers around the world in its ruffled and cropped wares, is launching express shipping and return services to the U.K. and eligible European countries. London marks the third international region in which Revolve has launched free shipping and returns, after Hong Kong and Australia in 2017. {Fashionista inbox} 

Net-a-Porter partnered with Parley for the Oceans 
Net-a-Porter and Porter teamed up with environmental non-profit organization Parley for the Oceans on a project that merges content, commerce and cause to bring awareness to ocean conservation. To kick off the initiative, the site launched products from Adidas and Clean Waves on May 28, while Porter's upcoming issue will contain a 63-page ocean editorial shot by Mario Sorrenti. {Fashionista inbox} 

Cuyana opens first store in New York 
Cuyana, a digital-first purveyor of chic, minimalist essentials for women, opened its first New York City store on May 19. The retail space is warm, inviting and feminine, just like its products, but is simple and not overly embellished so as to not overwhelm shoppers. The store also features a specially designed system of memo pads and a library-like selection of drawers containing pieces of materials used to make Cuyana products. {Fashionista inbox} 

The new Cuyana store in New York City. Photo: Courtesy of Cuyana 

The new Cuyana store in New York City. Photo: Courtesy of Cuyana 

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