Karlie Kloss Is Really Sorry About That Feathered Headdress, You Guys

Victoria's Secret has apologized for the warbonnet-and-bikini outfit it gave Karlie Kloss to wear during its lingerie fashion show. The company will not feature the look in the televised broadcast:

We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.

Kloss also Tweeted an apology and said that she supported Victoria's Secret's decision. It's not the first time in recent memory that the company has come under fire for racial insensitivity — it had to pull an "Asian"-themed collection that traded in sexualized ethnic stereotypes (including the infamous "Sexy Little Geisha" outfit) from stores after bloggers and the Wall Street Journal's Jeff Yang criticized the concept of the collection. [Fashionista]


Karlie Kloss Is Really Sorry About That Feathered Headdress, You GuysSpeaking of apologies, Peter M. Brant and Stephanie Seymour have released a joint statement about their son, Peter Brant II, and his hilarious plans to "kill Obama hahaha" that he published via social media on the night of the U.S. presidential election. It reads:

Stephanie and I are deeply troubled and upset by our son Peter's posts on Instagram and Twitter after the election. Even though his intentions were in jest, he is responsible for his written words and should have been more careful about how his comments may have been construed. The comments that were made are not politically or morally representative of our family or our values. Each member of our entire family believes that Peter should have serious consequences for embarrassing himself and his family and we plan on implementing these. We all love Peter very much and recognize who he is as an individual but we won't tolerate this kind of behavior toward others. We hope that he learns from this serious mistake, matures, and goes on to make himself and his family proud.

The Twitter account that Brant previously shared with his younger brother Harry is now Harry's alone ("i actually love Obama and have made it clear in the past i think hes pretty groovy," writes the younger Brant brother [for which, sic]), and the @peterbrantii Instagram account where Brant initially broadcast his feelings appears to have been deleted. [The Cut]


Karlie Kloss Is Really Sorry About That Feathered Headdress, You GuysKarl Lagerfeld has only modest talents as a political cartoonist, it turns out. [WWD]
Lanvin released this rare archival footage of Jeanne Lanvin conducting fittings and last-minute adjustments to one of her early fashion collections. [YouTube]
Karlie Kloss Is Really Sorry About That Feathered Headdress, You GuysThree photos reportedly from Kate Moss's first ever fashion test shoot are up for auction in London. They are expected to sell for £800 to £1,200 each. The photos were shot by David Ross in October, 1988. Moss was 14 at the time. [Telegraph]
Karlie Kloss Is Really Sorry About That Feathered Headdress, You GuysDesigner Yigal Azrouël got married this weekend. Casting director Natalie Joos Instagrammed this snapshot from the ceremony, with the caption "MOROCCAN TRADITION. @YigalAzrouel is about to get hitched. (Not to me!)." Mazel tov to the happy couple, whoever the bride is. [@Jxxsy]
  • Alleged retail trend: Millennials spurning crappy, disposable, and inherently un-sustainable fast fashion in favor of longer-lasting, better-made, and slightly more expensive basics from established brands like J. Crew and newer (and/or newer-to-the-U.S.-market) names like Everlane and Uniqlo. "There's a whole vast sector of the public that really has been burned out by fast fashion and the novelty and is just very exhausted," says trend forecaster David Wolfe. "There's a great opportunity now for quality basics that are very, very well-priced." Trend forecasters are the main sources for this story, which doesn't actually cite any examples of a fast-fashion company losing revenue, sales, or market share because of this "trend." But it would undoubtedly be better for labor standards, the environment, and the fashion economy if the West — and particularly the U.S. — rationalized its rate of consumption, oh, just a tad. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
  • Penelope Cruz has signed a three-year contract to be the face of Loewe. [WWD]
  • Never one to be outdone, Naomi Campbell reportedly chartered 13 private jets to ferry guests from around the world to India for the two-day-long party she threw for her billionaire oligarch boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin. Diana Ross performed. [The Vivant]
  • This story about the Chanel-owned pricey lingerie/swim wear brand Eres' retail expansion is deeply confusing. The brand spokesperson mentions the company is opening a store in Kiev, then Women's Wear Daily refers to that same boutique as Eres' "second store in Russia," and then the Eres spokesperson makes repeated references to the importance of the Russian market to the brand. WWD, which apparently did npt notice Eres' geographic illiteracy, repeats that the store will be "in Kiev, Russia." There is no Kiev in Russia. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine, which is actually a totally different country. Does Eres think Kiev is in Russia? Does WWD? "Olivier Mauny, managing director of Eres, said the Russian market is ripe with opportunity." Too bad you're not opening a store in the Russian market then, Olivier! But does Eres think it is opening a store in Russia? Calling Kiev, Ukraine, "Russia" given the colonial history between those countries is just awful — and probably pretty offensive to Ukrainians. Who are precisely the people you would most want to become the customers of your new Ukrainian store, Eres. [WWD]
  • Daryl K, who closed her New York City store in March and said the brand was "taking a break," is doing a seven-piece capsule collection for Urban Outfitters. [Racked]
  • The latest issue of Du Jour, the magazine for the ultra-ultra-ultra-rich, features Nicole Kidman on its cover and a story about Rahm Emanuel inside. [WWD]
  • The United Nations has named Livia Firth a 2012 Leader for Change for her efforts to promote sustainability in the fashion industry. [Vogue UK]
  • 20 years' worth of Nigel Barker's archived negatives were damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Barker was able to save at least some of them. "One of the lucky things is, if you get to them when they are wet, you can sometimes save them — it just takes a lot of time and a lot of space," says the fashion photographer and former America's Next Top Model judge. "You want to save the images that became the final ad campaign or were in the magazine, but also pictures of your children, of the first time I met my wife 20 years ago. I photographed her the day I met her, and that picture I sent to my mom and said, ‘I'm going to marry this girl' — and I did." [P6]