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Must Read: Gosha Rubchinskiy Responds to Accusations of Inappropriate Contact With Minor, Communications Executive at Calvin Klein Steps Down

Plus, the British Fashion Council will honor Kim Jones with its inaugural Trailblazer Award.
Gosha Rubchinskiy. Photo: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Gucci 

Gosha Rubchinskiy. Photo: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Gucci 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Gosha Rubchinskiy responds to accusations of inappropriate contact with minor 
In a statement to Hypebeast, Gosha Rubchinskiy and his team refuted accusations that the Russian designer solicited inappropriate images of a 16-year-old boy after Diet Prada released screenshots of the exchange. Rubchinskiy's team claims the conversation was a street casting for a lookbook shoot and had been modified before being shared online."The person sent a direct mail to us asking to be considered for the casting," the statement reads. "Gosha did a FaceTime with him and then he asked for a photo to have on file with all the others. The person said he wasn't alone and couldn't take photo so Gosha suggested he just quickly goes to the bathroom and take a quick photo on the mirror, so he could show the rest of the team and have it on file." {Hypebeast

Communications executive at Calvin Klein steps down
Rod Manley, executive vice president of global communications at Calvin Klein Inc., has resigned after spending three years at the company. According to sources obtained by WWD, Manley has decided to leave for personal reasons and to pursue another professional opportunity. His successor has not yet been named. {WWD

The British Fashion Council will honor Kim Jones with its inaugural Trailblazer Award
On Monday evening, the British Fashion Council (BFC) will honor Kim Jones with its inaugural Trailblazer Award at the organization's annual Fashion Awards. In a statement to WWD, the BFC said the newly created award celebrates innovation and creativity. "His love for travel, international cultures and understanding of consumers further enhance his creative and commercial standing," said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC, adding the organization is "very proud he is British born, educated and a great global ambassador for our industry." {WWDˆ

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New York Magazine's Carl Swanson in conversation with Karl Lagerfeld 
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Glamsquad launches hair-care line
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