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Must Read: 'Dazed' 100 Features Nathan Westling, Greta Thunberg and More, There Is a Financial Upside for Companies That Prioritize Diversity

Plus, Céline Dion covers the special subscriber June issue of "Elle."
Photo: Courtesy of Dazed 

Photo: Courtesy of Dazed 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Dazed 100 features Nathan Westling, Greta Thunberg, Chella Man and more
Dazed 100 is an annual guide of those who are redefining the future of style and youth culture. This year's list is a compilation of buzzy actors, activists, artists, collectives, designers, filmmakers, models, musicians and photographers. In 2019, 100 brand new names were introduced to the Dazed 100, including Nathan Westling, Lil Nas X, Chella Man, King Princess, Greta Thunberg and more. Voting for this year's Dazed 100 is open for six weeks. {Dazed

There is a financial upside for companies that prioritize diversity 
When diversity is done right, the return on investment is significant. According to the Boston Consulting Group, companies with higher-than-average diversity in management produced "innovation revenue" — or the share of revenues generated from enhanced or entirely new products or services — that was 19% higher than that of companies with below-average leadership diversity. {Vogue Business

Céline Dion covers the special subscriber June issue of Elle
Céline Dion looks comfortable in couture as she models the latest handcrafted pieces from Givenchy, Chanel, Valentino and more for Elle's special subscriber June issue. In the accompanying interview, the singer looks forward to her next chapter as her long-standing Las Vegas residency comes to an end. "Now I am discovering myself more and more," she tells the magazine. "I am a woman assuming her own destiny, full of energy and in love with life. It's never too late to start." {Elle

Céline Dion on the special subscriber June cover of "Elle." Photo: Tom Munro 

Céline Dion on the special subscriber June cover of "Elle." Photo: Tom Munro 

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Fashion dies in the age of oversensitivity 
We live in an age of political correctness, where products are often being pulled off shelves and apologies are aplenty. Can great fashion, which has roots in provocation, exist in this kind of environment? In an op-ed for Higsnobiety, Eugene Rabkin argues it cannot. "Like the arts, truly creative fashion holds up a mirror to society, points out its faults, and turns them into statement-making garments," he writes. "By demanding fashion be filtered through a lens that presents every single worldview, it becomes less specific and less meaningful. After all, when you make something for everyone it usually results in a product that means nothing to anyone." {Highsnobiety

French fashion leaders respond to populist critics 
As members of the French fashion elite assembled in Hyères to select the winners of the 34th International Festival of Fashion and Photography, the conversation often 
turned to the push-and-pull between the luxury sector and its chorus of populist critics. "France is full of contradictions. It is the French spirit," said Chloé creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levy who presided over the fashion jury at the festival. "Inequality is increasing, things are no longer going well. It is certainly a time of transition and in the meantime, it's blowing up all over the place." {Business of Fashion

A closer look at the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund finalists
Wales Bonner has won the 2019 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, an annual prize that comes with 200,000 pounds in cash and a year's worth of mentoring and support from members of the industry. British Vogue spotlights this label, along with the other shortlisted designers, including David Koma, Neous, A.W.A.K.E Mode, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Alighieri and Rejina Pyo, in an editorial modeled by musician Kelsey Lu. {British Vogue

Karen Elson on why there should be more support for young models 
When Karen Elson started modeling, she lived alone in an apartment in Paris with just a mattress and barely enough money to get by. In The Wall Street Journal's new interview series with models, the British-bred, Nashville-based redhead says she hopes the next generation of models get more support: "I think what would have made things easier back then is a better chaperone system for girls who were under 18 and overall, a bit more accountability about when a teenage girl is traveling by herself all over the world and put in grown-up situations." {The Wall street Journal} 

Estée Lauder quarterly sales beat estimates 
For the fiscal third quarter, Estée Lauder reported an 11% gain in net sales, to $3.37 billion. Net earnings were up 49% to $555 million, and diluted net earnings per common share were up to $1.51 from 99 cents in the prior-year period. According to the company's President and CEO Fabrizio Freda, the growth was driven by flourishing skin-care sales in Asia and in Estée Lauder's high-end beauty labels. {WWD

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