Must Read: Mansur Gavriel Is Launching a Men's Clothing and Accessories Line, Eckhaus Latta to Hold Exhibit at the Whitney

Plus, how Anna Delvey scammed New York's fashionable party people.
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Photo: @mansurgavriel/Instagram

Photo: @mansurgavriel/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Mansur Gavriel is launching a men's clothing and accessories line
Mansur Gavriel is bringing its cult-favorite wares into the men's market with a Pre-Fall 2018 range of briefcases, backpacks, totes, wallets and cardholders. This new accessories line — priced from $195 to $1,395 — gives a masculine spin to the styles that the brand's female consumers have gobbled up since it launched in 2012. The label will also launch men's ready-to-wear and footwear in September. {Business of Fashion

Eckhaus Latta will hold an exhibit at the Whitney this summer
Eckhaus Latta is both holding an exhibit and opening up shop at New York City's Whitney Museum this summer. Entitled "Eckhaus Latta: Possessed," the exhibit will open on Friday, Aug. 3 and will contain a three-part installation that reflects various aspects of the fashion industry, like advertising and voyeurism. {Fashionista inbox} 

How Anna Delvey scammed New York's fashionable party people
Staying in pricey boutique hotels for months on end, slipping people $100 bills for menial tasks, wining and dining on friends' credit cards all while dreaming up million-dollar foundations were just a few of the many ways Anna Delvey went about about scamming her way through New York's "It" girl party scene. She posed as an up-and-coming New York socialite, dazzling people in the inner party circle with cash and shiny objects, but her facade all came crashing down late last year when businesses, banks and friends realized that this so-called German heiress was essentially a con artist coasting on other people's dime. {The Cut

Do we need to better police influencers?
There's no clear policing service for influencers who don't properly disclose freebies and sponsored content with the blaring hashtag "#ad," but is there any real harm in a person picking up a lipstick shade because Kendall Jenner said she liked it when she was really paid to say she wears it every Wednesday night? Well, no, but in a new piece for Business of Fashion, John Ortved argues that it is not the influencers, but the "social media companies themselves that have the biggest stake in keeping their platforms clean." {Business of Fashion

Inside the pimple positivity movement 
We are beginning to view acne and all our skin blemishes in a new, more positive light thanks to social media and the deluge of makeup-less selfies it breeds from celebs and influencers. So, instead of hiding behind cheap foundations, people are embracing their skin imperfections, which leads many to believe that the long-held harmful stigmas of acne are finally being broken down. {The New York Times

Why influencers will be the new brand founders 
According to Marianna Hewitt, the future of brands is in the hands of influencers. "You'll see a lot of influencers evolving into brand founders, consulting for brands, maybe acting as creative directors," predicted Hewitt during an interview regarding her newly-launched skin-care line Summer Fridays. "A lot of us are realizing that we know how to market a product, we've tested and tried everything out there, we get sent so many things, we know what we like and don't like from brands." {WWD

De Beers to sell lab-made diamonds
De Beers will sell lab-made diamond jewelry for the first time in its 130-year history under a new brand called "Lightbox." The line will allow the jewelry company to capitalize on millennial's growing appetite for fun, pretty products that are both well-made and more affordable than De Beers' traditional mined gems. {Business of Fashion

Why pregnant and breastfeeding models are trending 
If you look at recent catwalks and survey various advertisements for fashion brands, you will notice that mighty, fetus-filled tums and engorged, milky breasts are having a moment. They used to say sex sells, but in reality, the aftermath does: Visible baby bumps and breastfeeding are increasingly being used to sell clothes, and the brands that are tapping into this pregnant narrative are seeing spikes in sales. {The Guardian

How Milk Studios became a hub for beauty and creativity 
Mazdack Rassi, the cofounder of Milk Studios, is a college dropout who came to New York with a $500 loan and a vision to create the first luxury photography studio. At a talk for WWD, Rassi details how his fancy photo studio — which began as a dilapidated building in the Meatpacking district — became a creative playground for tastemakers in fashion, art and beauty. {WWD

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