Fashion News Alert: Yeezy Model Arrested, Dapper Dan x Gucci Collaboration, Issa Rae’s New CoverGirl Campaign, and Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Finalists

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Issa Rae has scored another CoverGirl campaign and this time she brings along her friends. The actress/writer/youtube sensation recently unveiled her CoverGirl “Shade for Shade” video that promotes CoverGirl’s new 48-piece ‘Exhibitionist Lipsticks’ series. “I had too much fun filming with my best friends for my latest @COVERGIRL spot,” the star captioned the clip, which she shared with her 2 million Instagram followers. The video highlights Issa Rae and three friends getting ready for a night out on the town using Exhibitionist Lipsticks in shades of black, nude, purple and red in matte, metallic and cream finishes.

 “I love that people are experimenting,” Rae told Allure of the new campaign. “It’s a form of self-expression, and if that gets you closer to making you feel like you, then no one should get in the way of that.”

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Dapper Dan x Gucci

Since it was announced that Gucci would be referencing iconic Harlem designer of the late 1970s Dapper Dan in an upcoming collection, those familiar with Dapper Dan were excited about the collaboration. Well, the Dapper Dan x Gucci ad campaign, shot by Ari Marcopoulos, has finally been released.

The recent ad campaign draws inspiration from archival images of Dapper Dan vintage designs that include oversized sweat suits, leather bombers, all heavily emblazoned by logos. “Everyone [has] paid homage to Dapper Dan, but no one ever paid him,” said Dapper Dan in a press release detailed in a recent fashionweekdaily.com post. “The people have spoken and Gucci has listened. Nothing has been more significant in the Harlem cultural scene than Alessandro and Gucci coming to Harlem and partnering with Dapper Dan.”

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YEEZY model arrest

Shannade Clermont, former YEEZY Instagram model, has been arrested for using a dead man’s debit card to buy clothes, book airline flights, and pay bills. Charges add up to over $20K. Before starring in Kanye West’s season 6 YEEZY campaign, Shannade Clermonts starred on a season of “Bad Girls Club.”

According to Source magazine, in 2017, Clermont had allegedly visited the dead man in question’s apartment for a “prostitution date” and stole two debit cards, using debit cards to pay rent, phone bills and purchase airline flights. Over a thousand dollars worth of clothing was also purchased on the stolen debit cards.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman details, “As alleged, Shannade Clermont, a former cast member of “Bad Girls Club,” lived up to her reality series reputation. She allegedly stole debit card information from a man found dead—the victim of a drug overdose—in his Manhattan apartment and used his identity to make tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases. Thanks to the skilled investigative work of the NYPD, Clermont’s new reality is federal prosecution for alleged nefarious conduct.”

Clermont has been charged on three counts: conspiracy to commit wire fraud, access device fraud, and aggravated identity theft. If convicted, girlfriend will do a lot of time!!

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And the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists are

The CFDA has announced the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. Ten creative brands will compete to win the prestigious award that includes mentorship to grow their brands and $400,000.

“For the past 15 years, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has transformed American fashion by creating a path for emerging designers to find success in the business of fashion,” said CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb in a fashionnetwork.com article. “The program has had global impact and inspired other fashion capitals to put a focus on emerging talent.”

The 2018 finalists are Batsheva Hay of Batsheva, Emily Adams Bode of Bode, Christian Cowan, Danielle Corona of Hunting Season, Jonathan Cohen and Sarah Leff of Jonathan Cohen, Raul Lopez of Luar, Matthew Adams Dolan, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss, Rebecca de Ravenel, and Scosha Woolridge of Scosha. The winner will be announced in a ceremony on November 5, 2018.

—William S. Gooch

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