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Must Read: Ripley’s Denies Kim Kardashian Damaged Marilyn Monroe’s Dress, Which Went Wrong at Revlon

These are the stories that are making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Ripley’s Denies Kim Kardashian Damaged Marilyn Monroe’s Dress
Vanessa Friedman of The New York Times summarizes everything there is to know about Kim Kardashian’s saga wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress (and reportedly damaged) at the Met Gala. On Thursday, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the organization that owns the dress, posted a statement on its website denying social media allegations that Ms. Kardashian’s appearance in the dress had damaged the dress, causing it to fall out of shape around the waist. zipper was stretched, close and shed some rhinestones,” Friedman reports. {The New York Times}

What went wrong at Revlon
In the wake of 90-year-old beauty company Revlon’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday, Business of Fashion’s Rachel Strugatz unpacks what went wrong for the company. Strugatz points to a variety of issues, including years of declining sales, supply chain problems, rising debt, changing consumer behavior toward drugstore cosmetics, a growing number of celebrities and independent brands stealing market share, and the inability to invest in digital campaigns or ” or realize [sic] the full potential of his efforts to refresh his brand.” {Business of Fashion}

Virgil Abloh’s book is published posthumously
Penguin Random House imprint One World will publish Virgil Abloh’s book Work in Progress posthumously, Michelle Ruiz reports for Vogue. The book, which has no release date yet, is co-authored by Abloh and Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, founder and editor-in-chief of Vestoj. {Fashion}

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Gee’s Bend quilters on how an increase in fashion partnerships is impacting their communities
Tara Donaldson reports on the impact the revival of fashion partnerships has had on the craft community of Gee’s Bend quilters for WWD. While the historic quilting of the small black community still known to residents as Gee’s Bend (although it’s officially Boykin, Alabama) has been a tradition since the 1800s, a spate of recent brand collaborations has taken the rural community to the catwalk. “While things are largely going well so far, some quilters believe more could be done when it comes to transparency and the longer-term economic viability of some of these partnerships.” {WWD}

A new documentary follows Quannah Chasinghorse
A new short film documents the model and life and story of Indigenous land defender Quannah Chasinghorse, Jenna Kunze reports for Elle: “Created over a three-year period, the film highlights the multi-generational efforts behind Chasinghorse’s activism to promote her Han Gwich’in ancestor’s homeland, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northern Alaska, from oil drilling and the accelerating effects of climate change. Wikler met Chasinghorse on Capitol Hill, where the two lobbied to stop oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge in 2019.” {Elle}

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