Must Read: Carine Roitfeld Stages First CR Runway Show, Taylor Swift Collaborates With Stella McCartney on Clothing Line for New Album

Plus, the role of a fashion designer is dramatically evolving.
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Looks from the CR Runway x LuisaVIaRoma 90th Anniversary show. Photo: Idi Show  

Looks from the CR Runway x LuisaVIaRoma 90th Anniversary show. Photo: Idi Show  

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Carine Roitfeld stages first CR Runway show at Pitti Uomo
Carine Roitfeld and LuisaViaRoma presented a fashion show that featured 90 looks inspired by the '90s at Pitto Uomo on Thursday evening. The special occasion marked the debut of Roitfeld's CR Runway events and celebrated the Italian retailer's 90th anniversary. An intergenerational cast of models, including Alek Wek, Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly, Karolina Kurkova, Mariacarla Boscono and the Hadid sisters, walked the outdoor catwalk in a range of vintage pieces. The evening then concluded with a performance by Lenny Kravitz. {Fashionista inbox} 

Taylor Swift collaborates with Stella McCartney on clothing line for new album 
Taylor Swift is collaborating with Stella McCartney on a clothing line to accompany the release of her new album, "Lover," out Aug. 23. "She's been a friend for a really long time, and also just a woman I respect so much," Swift said of McCartney during an Instagram Live on Thursday announcing the partnership. "I respect what she creates, how she creates it. There's so much whimsy and imagination and romance to the clothing that she designs, and I've worn a lot of her stuff recently." Swift has yet to release the launch date of the collection or any specifics regarding the designs. {Page Six

The role of a fashion designer is dramatically evolving 
In 2019, "designers don't just design clothes — they must be politicians, environmental activists, cultural anthropologists, and curators of endless collaborations and archives," writes Osman Ahmed for I-D. "Fashion has reached political fever-pitch and designers are faced with a tougher challenge than just creating grand sets and securing celebrity endorsements to remain relevant." Now, it's becoming increasingly important for them to make clothes for the new generation of shoppers who care about the land and the laws and people who govern it. {I-D

Why resellers are turning to closet sales 
Popular resale sites are turning to closet sales, which involve recruiting an influential celebrity or fashion icon to sell products from their personal collection, as a way to keep up with competitors and draw in customers with flashy new product, while hopefully keeping them around. "With closet sales, it's an intimate look into people's wardrobes," says Arun Gupta, CEO of Grailed. "You see them on Instagram or the red carpet, and it's all very curated. But when you get these closet sales, you get a peek behind the curtain and it's a lot more intimate. That starts a conversation and plays into our brand message." {Glossy

Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week Men's work very well together 
The men's fashion calendar makes two stops in Italy: one in Florence and the other in Milan. And while Milan Fashion Week Men's has shrunk in days and number of shows from years past, observers are still trumpeting its central role, especially pivoting around Pitti Uomo. "Between Florence and Milan, it's the most beautiful fashion week in the world," says Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli to WWD. "Pitti Uomo is an open-air fashion show, with 30,000 people walking around in a continuous exchange of ideas and it's complementary to the big-name fashion shows in Milan, whose nature it is to hold such shows." {WWD

Gucci unveils men's Cruise 2020 lookbook 
Alessandro Michele enlisted the help of Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos to create the Gucci men's Cruise 2020 lookbook, which was shot in the bowels of Rome's historic Capitoline Museums. The images feature models walking by torchlight among some of the world's greatest pieces of classical sculpture. The pictures also come with the news that Gucci will be publishing an art book with Lanthimos later this year, to be released in November. {I-D

Revolve to open first long-term pop-up at the Palms Las Vegas
Revolve and the newly renovated Palms hotel in Las Vegas have spent the last year collaborating on various projects and events, but now they're taking their relationship to the next level with the opening of a long-term pop-up retail store. The 1,000-square-foot boutique will be located right off of the casino floor in the hotel and will carry Revolve's most popular brands, including Lovers + Friends, Grlfrnd, Tularosa and more. {Fashionista inbox} 

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