Must Read: Bergdorf Goodman Opens Schiaparelli Pop-Up Shop, Ganni Taps News CEO

Plus, a gold Kate Moss sculpture sold for $370,000 at Sotheby's auction.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Bergdorf Goodman opens Schiaparelli pop-up shop
On Thursday, Bergdorf Goodman opened a Schiaparelli pop-up shop on its fourth floor. This is the first time since the house closed in 1954 that it will be available outside 21 Place Vendôme in Paris. To celebrate the partnership, Bergdorf Goodman will unveil a multi-tiered campaign that features print, digital and in-store elements including Fifth Avenue Windows, an online lookbook and the cover of BG Magazine's Holiday Luxe Book. {Fashionista inbox} 

Ganni taps former Diesel executive Andrea Baldo as CEO
Former Diesel executive Andrea Baldo will succeed founder Nicolaj Reffstrup as the CEO of Ganni as the Danish brand gears up for the next step in its overseas expansion. Reffstrup will stay on as creative director and will focus on issues such as sustainability, tech innovation and branding, while Baldo will tackle the U.S. expansion of the business. {WWD

Gold Kate Moss sculpture sold for $370,000 at Sotheby's auction 
Sotheby's held its first-ever entirely gold auction, which included a gold-painted 1977 Ferrari and an 18-karat gold sculpture of Kate Moss — see below — by Marc Quinn that was valued at a starting price of $300,000. Unsurprisingly, the golden girl was scooped up first at the auction for a sum of $370,000. {Observer

18-karat gold "Head of Kate Moss" sculpture by Marc Quinn. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

18-karat gold "Head of Kate Moss" sculpture by Marc Quinn. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Everlane to eliminate virgin plastic from its business 
Everlane has pledged to remove all virgin plastic from its business by 2021 by introducing a new material, called ReNew, made from recycled plastic bottles. The company's first ReNew offering will launch on Oct. 24 with a 13-piece outerwear collection for men and women, priced from $55 to $198, which includes parkas, anoraks, fleeces and puffers. Additional ReNew product categories and collections will be introduced as part of this commitment and within five years, 100 million plastic bottles will have been recycled through the ReNew initiative. {Fashionista inbox} 

Meet the companies helping to bring online retail offline 
More direct-to-consumer brands are trying to decide whether to open physical retail stores, so a new crop of vendors has sprung up to help these digitally native brands make the transition offline. One of the companies offering at-the-ready retail spaces is Fourpost, which plans to provide mini brick-and-mortar shops set in one storefront in as little as 24 hours, without typical barriers like long-term leases, capital expenditures and operational logistics. {Glossy

Can the designers at Vaquera turn their talent and buzz into profit?
The buzzy label Vaquera transformed a school cafeteria into a runway during NYFW, and it featured Matthew Schneier, the styles reporter for The New York Times. Why was an editor joining the brand's pack of aggressive walkers, instead of reporting from the front lines in a mini chair? Well, Schneier spent six months with Vaquera to get a better understanding of the business, which has yet to turn a profit, despite receiving good reviews. He walked the show to feel what its like to be one of Vaquera's young visionaries: "If fashion is about feeling more than merely clothing — and I think it is — I could understand paying for Vaquera," Schneier writes. "I would have paid a lot." {The New York Times

How influencer marketing is changing
Data from Launchmetrics reveals that luxury brands are increasingly turning to artists — as opposed to digital influencers – to spread their message on social media. This is because luxury brands are evolving their approach to preserve both their authenticity and their aspirational image. That's not to say digital influencers will become irrelevant, but "other types of talent will take a not insignificant share, whether they are singers, actors, architects, designers or chefs," said Michael Jais, CEO of Launchmetrics. "It's going to become more competitive, so for the brands, I think it will become more interesting and nuanced." {WWD

WeWork and Rent the Runway announce national partnership 
WeWork is teaming up with Rent the Runway to create a new national network of convenient drop-off locations to better serve existing subscribers while making its programs even more attractive to new subscribers. The RTR drop-off boxes will be located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The partnership will also include pop-up RTR closets in WeWork spaces, as well as a special RTR discounted membership rate for WeWork employees and members. {Fashionista inbox} 

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