Must Read: CFDA Releases Inclusivity and Diversity Report, the State of the Fashion Rental Market

Plus, why the Twitter CEO brought back a beloved menswear Twitter account.
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Looks from Prabal Gurung's Spring 2019 runway show. Photo: Imaxtree 

Looks from Prabal Gurung's Spring 2019 runway show. Photo: Imaxtree 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

CFDA releases inclusivity and diversity report 
As a part of its New Years resolution, the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up with PVH Corp. to examine the roles of inclusion and diversity in American fashion. "Our joint goal is to identify the issues and address needs to convert awareness into action," the mission statement of the report reads. Entitled "Insider/Outsider," the 16-page briefing outlines how companies' leadership often fails to include historically disadvantaged groups — including racial minorities, women and the LGBTQ community. You can read the full report here. {Fashionista inbox} 

The state of the fashion rental market 
In Business of Fashion's "The State of Fashion 2019," Jennifer Hyman, the chief executive of Rent the Runway, reveals why industry leaders have underestimated the fashion rental market, and why it works for most consumers today who care about making "smart choices" and about not being "ripped off." Hyman also touches on Rent the Runway's relationship with designers and why she felt it was important for the company to have a physical retail space. {Business of Fashion

Why the Twitter CEO brought back a beloved menswear account 
"Four Pins was the blog-turned-Twitter that helped make menswear more approachable by turning it into one massive joke — the sort you wanted to be in on," writes Cam Wolf on the @Four_Pins Twitter account, which was suspended after photographers complained that their photos were posted without permission. But after a month without tweets calling out your most swagless homies, Four Pins has returned — thanks to Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, who happens to be a jawns enthusiast with a love of raw denim. {GQ

Altuzarra celebrates 10th anniversary with e-commerce launch and a New York pop-up 
To celebrate 10 years in business, Altuzarra soft-launched e-commerce and is planning to open a pop-up shop this February in the space that formerly housed Tomas Maier in New York. E-commerce and the pop-up store are the American luxury brand's first foray into its own retail, and with it will come a new handbag that will be sold exclusively through the label's own channels. {WWD

How the red carpet has become one giant makeup ad
A bold crimson lip might make an otherwise boring red carpet look pop, but that rouged moment didn't come about organically or for free — it was most likely paid for by a big beauty brand. "Celebrities have long been the benefactors of lucrative beauty contracts, but now more and more makeup and hair care companies are negotiating arrangements with the so-called 'glam squads' behind the famous faces," writes Cheryl Wischhover. The red carpet has become an ad for everything from foundation to eyeshadow, with help from celebrities and their makeup artists who, thanks to Instagram, document every brushstroke and generously call out products so brands get plenty of attention. {Vox

Now is the ideal time to learn to shop smarter
Many of us suffer from bloated closets, overstuffed by impulse purchases and discount missteps. A new piece in The Wall Street Journal highlights this problem as it relates to men, seeing as how the global men's fashion market has grown 38 percent from 2008 to 2017. "We're collectively buying more, yet are continually confronted with the dilemma of what to wear, because these teeming closets often lack organization," writes Jacob Gallagher. The solution he provides is to winnow down our existing wardrobes and "then buy less, and with more clarity." {The Wall Street Journal

The men and Lady Gaga were the sartorial showstoppers at the Golden Globe Awards
After social media noticed that Lady Gaga's princess-worthy Valentino Haute Couture Golden Globe's dress paid tribute to Judy Garland, no one else stood a chance: She was the evening's sartorial showstopper. That's not to say that the men didn't put up a good fight: Billy Porter wore a cape that Robin Givhan described as "a smorgasbord of eccentric delights," while Idris Elba "was especially striking in a pine-green jacquard, shawl-collared tuxedo." Then, of course, there was Timothée Chalamet, who wore a jet-black beaded harness from Louis Vuitton's Virgil Abloh. If this red carpet proves anything, it's that Gaga is forever a queen and that "the balance of fashion is shifting to the fellas." {The Washington Post

Banana Republic is re-issuing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's original dissent collar
Banana Republic is re-issuing the original "dissent collar" necklace worn by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in limited quantities and will donate 50 percent of the purchase price to the American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project, which was co-founded by Justice Ginsburg. The notorious RBG lace collar costs $98; it is available for pre-sale on Monday and will formally launch on bananarepublic.com starting on Tuesday, Jan. 15. {Above The Law

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