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Must Read: Will Condé Nast's Paywall Work? Fyre Fest Bankruptcy Proceedings Turn Focus to Modeling Agencies and Kendall Jenner Inc.

Plus, a Jeremy Scott retrospective opened at the Dallas Contemporary.
Condé Nast’s front desk at One World Trade Center in New York City. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Condé Nast’s front desk at One World Trade Center in New York City. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Will Condé Nast's paywall work? 
Last week, Condé Nast announced plans to implement digital paywalls across its U.S. titles. But for the struggling publisher to make the online subscription model work, the company will have to construct entirely different businesses focused on delivering must-read stories, must-use products or must-follow writers. The problem is, not every Condé Nast title has very high-quality content, so whether the company can pull off the pivot remains to be seen. {Business of Fashion

Fyre Fest bankruptcy proceedings turn focus to modeling agencies and Kendall Jenner Inc. 
The Fyre Media bankruptcy case is currently unfolding in court, with Gregory M. Messer, the court-appointed liquidation trustee for the company, seeking permission to subpoena some of the involved parties in the failed fest to determine where tens of millions of dollars of investor money went. Messer is focusing on the $5.3 million that was paid to various modeling agencies, including IMG and DNA, which rep Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin, among other models that appeared in Fyre Fest marketing materials. Kendall Jenner Inc., the incorporated entity for Kendall Jenner, is also named in Messer's latest filing, as is Jerry Media. {The Fashion Law

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A Jeremy Scott retrospective opened at the Dallas Contemporary 
Texas got a dose of feel-good fun and pop culture this weekend with the opening of "Viva Avant: Garde: A Jeremy Scott Retrospective" at the Dallas Contemporary. The exhibition, which celebrates the designer's career and showcases some of his most colorful creations, opened to the public on Sunday and closes on Mar. 17. {Vogue

Is Athleisure makeup total B.S.?
Instagram has given rise to a wave of fitness influencers who are contributing to the expectation that one can — and should — look flawless while exercising. This notion of looking pretty during a butt toning session has caused an uptick in cosmetic brands cranking out products billed as "workout-proof." But has the beauty industry actually created gym-friendly makeup or is it all just a marketing ploy? {Quartz

Inside Amazon's Vine program 
Amazon's Vine program consists of a group of handpicked reviewers who get products for free in exchange for honest reviews. John Herrman spoke to members of the close-knit online community for The New York Times to find out what its like to consume products in the way the rest of us consume content. "Vine's feed — similarly aware of your habits and always refreshed — opened the door to actual things, distributed in the manner of content," Herrman writes, resulting in "too much stuff and too much expectation." {The New York Times

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