And now we’re all creative directors. Last week, Molly Mae was announced at the head of creation for a Exploitative fast fashion juggernaut, signing on the dotted line to thunderous applause from bosses everywhere. While critics were quick to snap at her Cartier anklets, lamenting the Love Islander’s lack of experience with dreary office jargon and “emails,” others had more prescient concerns — to know the optics of celebrating a multi-million pound celebrity hire, while society is very its own employees working in inhumane conditions for less than minimum wage.
Less than a week later, however, we’re introduced to Kendall Jenner again – the so-called “world’s highest-paid model” – and now, creative director of the online fashion store. FWRD. “The world is watching Kendall to lead the industry,” brand manager Raissa Gerona said, explaining the not-so-unprecedented decision to appoint a celebrity to a “normal” but no less coveted position.
According to the company, Jenner will handle “the look and feel of the site, curating the brands sold on the site, monthly editions of must-have trends, styles, and looks, as well as marketing ideas, brand partnerships, and brand activations. Unsurprisingly, the announcement left many pundits beleaguered by the state of the industry. And while we’ve yet to see the full extent of Jenner’s artistic vision – the model did her news debut with a Los Angeles-based photoshoot — because, to paraphrase, that’s where she lives.
In other controversial fashion news, Fenty ambassador Mik Zazon accused Boohoo of plagiarizing its “normalizing normal bodies” slogan. On a much more positive note, however, Prada has teamed up with Chicago artist Theaster Gates on an incubator for artists of color, while Kourtney Kardashian has bravely entered the next stage of hot goth girlfriend. Click through the gallery below for the best of the rest.