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Must Read: Kacey Musgraves Covers 'Elle,' Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize Opens Submissions

Plus, on the important difference between "plus-size" and "size-inclusive" collections.
Elle Kacey Musgraves June July 2021

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Kacey Musgraves covers Elle
Kacey Musgraves appears on the June/July cover of Elle, photographed by Cass Bird and speaking with Véronique Hyland about the end of her marriage, her upcoming album, her songwriting process and more. {Elle

Submissions are open for the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize 
Late last year, Tom Ford announced it would team up with 52HZ to create a two-year competition that aims to find the best scalable and biologically degradable alternative to thin-film plastic, which is used in everything from polybags to resealable sandwich bags. The Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize is now opening up submissions at, which will be accepted through October 24 and judged by a panel that includes Ford, Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Trudie Styler and Susan Rockefeller, among others. The grand prize is $1.2 million. {Fashionista Inbox}

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"Plus-size" and "size-inclusive" collections aren't the same — here's why the difference matters
Refinery29's Eliza Huber spoke with Universal Standard's Alexandra Waldman and Insyze's Danielle Hall about how, to some, terms like "plus-size" and "size-inclusive" in fashion can feed into a cycle of exclusivity that shuts out shoppers who wear above a size 16 from the industry. {Refinery29}

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