Style Scoop: Dov Charney Suspended, Barbie’s a #GirlBoss, Vanessa Friedman Speaks


On Wednesday night, the Board of Directors of American Apparel voted to replace Dov Charney as CEO of the brand. A release on the matter states, “the Board’s decision to replace Mr. Charney grew out of an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct,” but the allegations against him aren't explicitly named. Charney is currently suspended from his roles as president and CEO. [Fashionista]

Introducing Entrepreneur Barbie! She’s the latest addition to the Mattel family and is backed by enterprising women like the founders of Rent the Runway and One Kings Lane, to name a few. This Barbie’s tagline is “If you can dream it, you can be it,” followed by #unapologetic. She will come packaged with a brochure of what it means to be an entrepreneur as well as quizzes to gauge what level your entrepreneurial spirit is. [Racked]

While Suzy Menkes wants to silence the “amateur critics,” Vanessa Friedman welcomes it. “I really welcome comments, and the thing that I love about blogging is that you can have a conversation with people,’ the lead fashion critic at The New York Times said. “I always finish my blogs with questions, and I wish more people would write in and tell me what they think, because I think that’s really valuable, and that’s the exciting thing about what you can do online, so bring it on!” [Refinery29]

Prabal Gurung started his line in a “nasty little studio.” “I made a small collection,” the designer said. “The fabrics were borrowed from the Bill Blass studio, and the seamstress from [Blass] did it for free, and the space that I got was from an old client of Bill Blass—she and her husband had this art gallery space—so they gave it to me for free. Makeup artists and everyone came for free. My group of friends—there were eight of us—did all the behind the scenes production, casting, everything. Literally everyone came on for free. The first person to come was [former New York Times critic] Eric Wilson. I brought him into my East Village studio to look at [the collection] and he said to me, ‘Please don’t bring anyone else in here.’ It was a nasty little studio. That’s how it started.” [The Coveteur]

This is for the gals and guys obsessed with checking their horoscopes as much as they are their outfits. The Kenzodiac is a new section of Kenzo’s website that will bring not only astrological predications but suggestions of looks that will work best for your future. [The Cut]

Claudia Schifferis the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s fall-winter 2014 campaign—her first for the brand since 2009. Domenico Dolce photographed the model with Bianca Balti in an enchanted forest setting. [Fashion Gone Rouge]

Bruce Weber is coming to The Detroit Institute of Arts! His work will be featured in an exhibition in partnership with Conde Nast. On display from June 20 to September 7, Weber's images captured the rich culture of Detriot through striking, often intimate images of the city’s people and places. [Glam Inbox]