Fashion

12.10.13

Lululemon Founder Resigns; Victoria Beckham's Wedding Tiara Fails to Sell

And Mango launches a plus-size line.

Lululemon Founder Resigns as Chairman: Chip Wilson, the outspoken, fat-shaming founder of Lululemon, announced his resignation as chairman of the company on Tuesday. Wilson, who is best known for his comments that some women's bodies simply don't work for Lululemon's products, will be replaced by lead director Michael Casey, who will assume his position come June. Unsurprisingly, AP reports that "analysts that follow the company believe Wilson alienated some core customers and potentially opened a door in the lucrative market to rivals like Nike, Under Armour, Athleta and others." The company also announced that Laurent Potdevin, former president of Toms Shoes, would be replacing former CEO Christine Day, who resigned in June. [AP]

Victoria Beckham's Wedding Tiara Fails to Sell: The gold crown Victoria Beckham wore to wed David Beckham in 1999 failed to hit the reserve price during auction at Bonhams in London. Although estimated to sell somewhere between $29,445 and $40,897, the tiara, created by designer Slim Barrett, only received a bid of $22,900. According to WWD, the 18-carat gold and diamond headpiece has been returned to Barrett, who has ownership over the crown. [WWD]

Mango Launches Plus-Size Line: Spanish retailer Mango has announced its addition of a plus-size line, Violetta by Mango. The line, whose motto is, "It suits me and I like it," has tapped plus-size pioneer and model Robyn Lawley for its campaign. Lawley models a black lace bodycon dress in the collection's teaser image, emphasizing the company's desire for the line to be "comfortable, feminine, and modern." The 400 piece collection, created by 40 different designers, will launch online in the UK on January 15 and will be available in stores in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, and Spain. [Grazia Daily]

Rihanna Thanks Designers for Presents via Instagram: Forget the hand-written thank you note. BadGalRiRi took to Instagram to thank her designer friends for their generous Christmas gifts -- which included a black handbag from Donatella Versace, black and white heeled Mary Janes and oversized sunglasses from Miuccia Prada, and a beaded bustier from the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte. Looks like Christmas came early for Rihanna. [The Telegraph]