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Thirteen-year-old makes Flare editor cry, H&M organic line is not organic, Jimmy Choo emulates Tommy Ton

• Are Tommy Ton and Jimmy Choo starring in the sequel to Single White Female? Ton thinks so. Earlier this morning, Toronto’s famed street-style snapper pointed an accusing finger at the luxury shoe company when he tweeted, “Is it me or does the Jimmy Choo 24:7 campaign look a lot like…ahem…you know what I mean :S.” Truth be told, it doesn’t take much inspection to see the striking similarities between the images Ton shoots for his blog, Jak and Jil, and Choo’s new campaign. [Fashionista]

• Fashion editors were appalled when 13-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson sat front row at the Dior couture show, wearing a gargantuan bow atop her head. Flare editor Lisa Tant tweeted, “Sobbing to think that a 13-year-old gets a front-row seat to cover couture. No justice in this world.” Meanwhile, Jeanne Beker took to Twitter, calling Gevinson’s bow “outrageous.” Both women later said their comments were taken out of context. Apparently “outrageous” is a good thing in the fashion world, but burning bridges is not. [Mondoville]

Abercrombie and Fitch is suffering from a “jaw-dropping” decline in profits. The all-American company’s downward spiral has been attributed to its outrageous prices; such competitors as Gap and American Eagle offer far better deals. The company plans to hasten European store openings, where the brand’s all-American image is still trendy and LFO might still have fans. [WWD]

• Couture week wraps up today in Paris, leaving behind a slew of debates over whether this exclusive and expensive branch of fashion is dying. Despite the shrinking industry, Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, announced she is working on a debut couture collection that will be sold to customers by appointment only. Maybe by making exquisitely crafted custom pieces, Giannini will be able to move out of predecessor Tom Ford’s shadow. Maybe. [Black Book]

• Weeks after H&M was accused of destroying and trashing its unsold clothes, it’s in eco–hot water again. This time, the German Financial Times has discovered that many of H&M’s certified-organic items are in fact not. Instead, they are made partly of genetically modified cotton from India. Authorities in India say organic certification agencies are at fault, while others say it’s the responsibility of brands to ensure the accuracy of their labels. We suggest hitting up Toronto’s own amazing organic cotton line, Shared. [The Cut]

  • pincus

    Ha! Tavi’s blog is much more interesting and entertaining than anything Jeanne or Lisa have ever done. I see jealousy, clearly.

 

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