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Must Read: Inside The Mind Of Steven Klein, Peta Announce $1 Million Prize For Vegan Wool

Plus, Instagram, The Brooklyn Museum and Antwaun Sargent announce #BlackVisionaries grant recipients.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

Inside the mind of Steven Klein
For Business of Fashion, Tim Blanks profiles fashion photographer Steven Klein and explores the stories behind some of his most notable photographs. When it comes to his typically violent and bloody images, Klein says, "Instead of avoiding things, I like to address them." He goes on to explain, "there are always hidden messages in my work. Being really honest, I'm not always sure what they are." When Blanks asks how his work translates to his real life, Klein proposes, "What the real story is, is up to the viewer." {Business of Fashion}

PETA launches $1 million prize for vegan wool
PETA has launched a competition that will award $1 million to the first person or small business that produces a comparable vegan alternative to wool. Entrants have until July 28, 2023 to submit their fabric samples and production plans to the animal rights group at Peta.org. {Business of Fashion}

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Instagram, The Brooklyn Museum and Antwaun Sargent announce #BlackVisionaries grant recipients
For this year's #BlackVisionaries program, Instagram and The Brooklyn Museum have partnered with the creative chair of the organization, Antwaun Sargent, to grant financial support to 10 Black artists, designers and Black-owned small businesses, narrowed down from nearly 2,000. As announced on Thursday, the five $100,000 Visionary Small Business grants will be given to Black Fashion FairThe Black School: Design StudioDark Matter UStrada and Pacific. The $30,000 Emerging Visionary grants will go to Christopher Joshua BentonAnaïs DuplanAlbert Hicks IVJaline McPherson and Cornelius Tulloch. Sargent said in a statement, "Community builds community, and that's the intentionality behind what we're trying to establish here." {Fashionista inbox}

The Fashion Act announces new amendments
Lead sponsors Assemblymember Dr. Anna Kelles, Senator Alessandra Biaggi and supporters have introduced new amendments that "clarify and strengthen" the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act and give stakeholders more of a say. Assemblymember Kelles said in a statement, "This bill is the first of its kind and would require that clothing brands not only map their supply chain but, most critically, would hold them accountable for any inhumane labor practices and environmental footprint embedded in their supply chains." More detailed information about the new amendments can be found at thefashionact.org. {Fashionista inbox}

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