Style Scoop: Jourdan Dunn Dropped from Dior, Rihanna Front Row at Chanel, YSL Hires New CEO

By  July 02, 2013

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Dior just wrapped its Paris couture show but there was a famed model who was absent from its runway: Jourdan Dunn. The resident Life and Times foodie tweeted that she had been dropped from the show due to her chest size, but followed up by sharing “I’m normally told I’m cancelled because I’m ‘coloured’ (sic) so being cancelled because off my boobs is a minor.” Reports initially frowned upon Dior’s decision because there hasn’t been a black model cast for the house since Raf Simons assumed creative control—until yesterday. Although Dunn didn’t walk the runway, Alek WekGrace Mahary, Joan Smalls, Kelly MoreiraMaria Borges, Yasmin Warsame did. [Fashionista]

River Island’s fair lady, Rihanna, got good use out of her #CCCertified hashtag as one of the front row darlings at Chanel‘s couture show. The badgal managed to snap a photo with creative director Karl Lagerfeld and show off her personal couture swag while wearing a white cardigan-dress with plenty of pearls. Oh, did we mention that Kristen Stewart was there too? Makes us wonder if she’s found a new favorite since Nicolas Ghesquière parted ways with Balenciaga. [Grazia Daily]

YSL has a new leading lady, and this one has nothing to do with a Hedi Slimane campaign. Francesca Bellettini, Bottega Veneta’s former executive director, has been hired as the brand’s new CEO. On September 1, she will succeed Paul Deneve, while creative director Slimane will take on the additional responsibility of overseeing “all strategic projects for the brand.” [Vogue UK]

This summer, you can open up with Alexander Wang, literally! The king of super cool launched his third Objects collection with a swanky bottle opener. Of course, it’s only right that you add it to your cart with his stingray-embossed coasters and $95 blacked-out dominos. [Refinery 29]

Women everywhere can finally own the night with Marni’s new evening collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. It will be available this November and run from $600 to $5,530. We should probably start saving now. [WWD]

In 1994, Naomi Campbell became the first black model featured in a Prada campaign; and that she remained until now. Meet Malaika Firth, a Kenyan-English model who became the first black model to front Miuccia Prada‘s namesake since Campbell’s coup. [Telegraph]

Loading up on Louis Vuitton has never been easier. The house launched mobile commerce, making it a breeze for customers to grab a monogrammed Alma or epi-leather Noé. [ELLE]

André Leon Talley painted Paris in a shadowy shade this week. He, along with SCAD president Paula Wallace and Estée Lauder head John Demsey delivered his Little Black Dress exhibit to the city of lights where it will reside from July 3 to September 22. [GLAM Inbox]