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Must Read: Kaia Gerber Covers 'Vogue' Italia, Dior Exhibition to Open at the V&A

Plus, luxury labels are using sneakers as a ticket to millennial dollars.
Photo: @kaiagerber/Instagram

Photo: @kaiagerber/Instagram

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Kaia Gerber covers the July issue of Vogue Italia
The industry's favorite teen star and supermodel daughter Kaia Gerber landed a cover for the July issue of Italian Vogue, on which she appears looking delightedly smiley in an image by photographer Craig McDean. {Instagram

The V&A is staging a huge Dior exhibition
In 2019, London's V&A museum will open the biggest fashion exhibition it's hosted since "Savage Beauty," and this time it's focused on the history of the House of Dior. Based on an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the reimagined edition will be expanded to include a section exploring Christian Dior's fascination with British culture. The exhibition will examine the history of the house from 1947 to the present. {Fashionista inbox}

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Sneakers are luxury's gateway to millennials
Though brands like Nike and Adidas have long dominated the sneaker category, their lower price point left an opening for luxury players — an opening that's now being fully exploited by labels like Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Gucci looking to appeal to a younger crowd. With high profit margins and huge appeal for increasingly casually-dressed upcoming generations, it's no wonder that high-end sneakers are booming. {Business of Fashion}

Photo: Scandebergs/Teen Vogue

Photo: Scandebergs/Teen Vogue

Halima Aden covers Teen Vogue
The Somali-American model and UNICEF ambassador who made waves as the first hijabi to be signed to IMG covers Teen Vogue's July 2018 digital package. Shot by the Scandebergs, the cover image features Halima Aden against what appears to be a prairie background along with the words "I am America." In keeping with the current political climate, the cover story discusses Aden's experiences as a refugee, Muslim and immigrant to the U.S. {Teen Vogue}

Luxury conglomerates are making strategic shifts
Kering, LVMH and Richemont are all making major moves to spur their own growth, from Kering and Richemont's choices to cut ties with smaller brands to LVMH's shuffling around of menswear designers (not to mention independently-owned Chanel making its annual earnings public for the first time in over a century). What does it all add up to? Some speculate that Richemont and Kering are set for a merger, but whatever happens, one thing's for sure — the luxury market's regained its luster. {New York Times

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