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Must Read: The Met Gala 2022 Dress Code Revealed, Festival Fashion Returns

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

The Met Gala 2022 Dress Code Revealed
Guests invited to the upcoming Met Gala can dress up in Gilded Age-inspired clothing. The dress code of the event, revealed Monday, calls for “gilded glamour, white tie”. Vogue’s Elise Taylor elaborated on the theme and its origins, writing that the colors of the era were “rich and deep jewel tones” and that “hats were a necessity when going out and often adorned with feathers.” All this means that there will be a lot of demand for extravagance on the first Monday in May. {Fashion}

Festival fashion returns
Coachella is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, and with its return come big sales for brands specializing in festival-friendly apparel. Chavie Lieber reports on the money-making potential of festival fashion for Business of Fashion. “Major music festivals produce a deluge of content for social media, and what influencers wear at Coachella can quickly become a big seller in stores around the world,” Lieber writes. “Brands see sponsoring the right event or throwing a good party as the key to making sure their apparel and logo appear in as much of that content as possible.” {Business of Fashion}

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Is Fashion Prepared for the SEC’s Carbon Disclosure Mandate?
The SEC wants to make CO2 disclosures mandatory. Jasmin Malik Chua dives into what this means for fashion brands and retailers in a new piece for Sourcing Journal. Chua explains that the SEC proposal is a good thing for fashion companies because it will help them collect better data. “Getting a better understanding of where the worst emissions occur will also help improve channel reduction efforts, for example in terms of financial incentives for suppliers to implement energy efficiency improvements. It could even raise questions such as how much the fashion industry contributes to global pollution.” {Sourcing Journal}

Puerto Rico’s economic crisis needs a local fashion legend
After 50 years in business, Puerto Rican retailer Kress announced the closure of its remaining stores in March. Frances Solá-Santiago reflects on the fashion accident in a piece for Refinery29, explains how he fell victim to the financial crisis in Puerto Rico and writes a love letter to the company. “As Kress closes its doors forever, I can only think I was lucky enough to witness a Puerto Rico where local shops were part of the memories we created with our clothes,” Solá-Santiago writes. “Today, with retailers like Kress shutting down all over the archipelago, that legacy lives in the Puerto Rican brands, boutiques and markets that continue to dando la batalla and bet on Puerto Rico’s future.” {Refinery29}

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