Fashion Cheat Sheet

04.17.13

Andy Cohen to Host CFDA Awards; Blackface Controversy for Vogue Netherlands

and H&M will dress Team Sweden at Olympics.

Andy Cohen at CFDA's: Bravo executive and television host Andy Cohen has been tapped to host this year’s CFDA Awards at Lincoln Center on June 3. The reality TV enthusiast has some serious shoes to fill, as he’s been tasked with following in the footsteps of last year’s host, Seth Myers. [WWD]

More Fashion Magazine Blackface: Another fashion magazine has published an editorial featuring a Caucasian model in blackface makeup. Vogue Netherlands painted Dutch model Querelle Jansen’s in black makeup for a retrospective editorial spread of Marc Jacobs’s career. The makeup was used to help illustrate the African-American inspirations Jacobs looked to for his Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 collections. The photo’s caption reads “this collection is inspired by the style of the Parisian showgirl Josephine Baker, mixed with tribal influences.” [Fashionista]

H&M To Dress Team Sweden: H&M has announced that they’ll dress Sweden’s Olympic delegation at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and to the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in 2016. WWD reports that “H&M will create outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies and develop a ful range of outfits for atheletes to wear in the Olumpicvillage for training and leisure.” The designs will also be released in H&M stores worldwide in January 2014. [WWD]

"Fashionista" Creator Apologies: The inventor of the word ‘Fashionista’ has apologized for its creation. “Twenty years ago, I apparently changed language forever,” Stephen Fried, author of the biography Thing of Beauty, The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia wrote in a rant for The Atlantic. “I published a book that unleashed upon an unsuspecting public a single word of terrifying power and controversy. That word is ‘Fashionista.’” [The Atlantic]