Must Read: Cardi B Covers 'Harper's Bazaar,' Foot Locker Invests $100 Million in Goat

Plus, what to look forward to this fashion month.
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Cardi B on the March cover of "Harper's Bazaar." Photo: Mariano Vivanco 

Cardi B on the March cover of "Harper's Bazaar." Photo: Mariano Vivanco 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Cardi B covers Harper's Bazaar
Cardi B reenacted fairytales for the March 2019 issue of Harper's Bazaar. For the cover and accompanying editorial, Mariano Vivanco photographed the rapper in princess-worthy Vera Wang and Dolce & Gabbana gowns as she posed as Cinderella and Rapunzel. Cardi then opened up to Vanessa Grigoriadis about fame, family and whether she'll ever get back with Offset. {Harper's Bazaar

Foot Locker invests $100 million in Goat
On Thursday, Foot Locker announced that it's making a $100-million strategic investment in Goat Group, which operates secondary sneaker market brands Goat and Flight Club. "At Foot Locker we are constantly looking at new ways to elevate our customer experience and bring sneaker and youth culture to people around the world," said Foot Locker's CEO Richard Johnson in an official press statement. "We are excited to leverage Goat Group's technology to further innovate the sneaker buying experience and utilize their best-in-class online marketplace to help meet the ever-growing global demand for the latest product." {Fashionista inbox} 

What to look forward to this fashion month
Ahead of all the well-dressed chaos, here's what you need to look out for this fashion month: Departures (Calvin Klein, Pyer Moss) and returns (Rachel Comey, Elie Tahari) in New York; coed shows in London and Milan; and the reimagining of historic luxury houses (Lanvin, Lacoste) in Paris. {The New York Times

How social media fuels our addiction to fast fashion
"Our love of stuff is driving us toward environmental catastrophe," writes Lucy Siegle for The Huffington Post. In the piece, Siegle looks at how social media is helping fuel consumerism on an unprecedented scale, especially when it comes to fast fashion, as brands and influencers look to sell us more and more products. {The Huffington Post

The "It" bag era is over 
Bags don't become icons today like they did in the late '90s and early aughts. This is because a new era of consumer culture — dominated by e-commerce, social media, price transparency and the resale market — has taken hold of the industry. Today's bag market is flooded with more choices and points of sale than ever before, making it a highly competitive category and leaving little room for one style to achieve "It" bag status. {WWD

Let's reconsider America's place in the global fashion ecosystem 
We should rethink America's role in fashion, instead of complain about the demise of New York Fashion Week, argues Lauren Sherman. "If the American fashion industry's buyers and editors and executives who still hold gatekeeper status could celebrate the disruptive spirit of these labels as much as they do stalwarts like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren there would be less reason to complain and more reason to clap," she writes. "Let's stop pushing an outmoded model of what an American fashion business should look like and embrace the entrepreneurial, outsider spirit at the heart of Americanness, inspiring a new generation to shake things up." {Business of Fashion

Why Pyer Moss isn't showing this season
Buzzy designer of the moment, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, will be sitting out of NYFW this season. "I have something to say, but I am not quite ready to say it," he said to The New York Times. And there you have it: Sometimes it's better to say nothing at all, than "to fake up some meaning just to satisfy a public date on a calendar." {The New York Times

Meet Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Class of 2019 
On Thursday, Teen Vogue released a series of covers, featuring a host of young Hollywood talents. Photographed by Nacho Alegre and styled by Solange Franklin, the covers star emerging actors Yalitza Aparicio, Jharrel Jerome, Joey King, Danielle MacDonald, Indya Moore, Florence Pugh and Jaboukie Young-White. In a series of interviews, the starlets touch on how they are shattering stereotypes, bringing a new authenticity to their roles and challenging age-old expectations in Hollywood. See all the covers from the new Teen Vogue package below. {Teen Vogue

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