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Must Read: Tessa Thompson Is the New Face of Armani Beauty, Cathy Horyn Remembers André Leon Talley

Plus, Equinox partners with Monse.
Tessa Thompson for Armani Beauty.

Tessa Thompson for Armani Beauty.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Tessa Thompson is the new face of Armani beauty
In an exclusive for WWD, Jennifer Weil reports that Armani Beauty has named Tessa Thompson as its newest face. Thompson will front campaigns for the brand's Luminous Silk Foundation and Lip Power. "Tessa Thompson struck me with the radiant energy she exudes, the vibrant calmness of her way of being. I am delighted to be able to work with her and express a new facet of the feminine kaleidoscope of Armani beauty," said Giorgio Armani in a statement to WWD. {WWD}

Cathy Horyn remembers André Leon Talley
Fashion critic Cathy Horyn pays tribute to the late André Leon Talley for New York Magazine's The Cut. She writes: "I doubt there was ever a person who approached the world with a purer heart. André was just open. He was a mixture of Southern front-porch grandee, straight out of Welty — he was from North Carolina — and persnickety Beaton-esque observer. He missed nothing, and everything delighted him or horrified him in a delightful way. He was also camp personified." {The Cut}

Equinox partners with Monse
Equinox and Monse are set to collaborate on a capsule collection of athleisure pieces. The first drop of nine "performance-oriented" styles will be available in select Equinox club locations and its website, with two subsequent drops to come. Equinox will also carry select pieces from Monse's spring collection. {WWD}

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