Weekend Fashion News Alert: Kate Moss Fronts Armani Campaign, Bernie Sanders Confronts Walmart, Miley Cyrus and Marc Jacobs Get Political, and Jennifer Lopez Wins CFDA Icon Award

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There were many significant winners at the recent 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards. Brandon Maxwell beat out Marc Jacobs, and others for the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Rick Owens beat out Virgil Abloh, Thom Browne, and others for the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row won the Accessory Designer of the Year Award.

Perhaps, the most exciting and notable winner of the evening was Jennifer Lopez, winning the Fashion Icon of the Year Award. Lopez was attired in a red Ralph Lauren shirt with red turtleneck crop top embellished with 43,000 crystals.

“I loved fashion since I was little girl, growing up in the Bronx and to be here and among all these designers and to be honored is just a dream,” the singer and actress said on the red carpet, as reported on cnn.com, adding: “I’m wearing Ralph Lauren, a fellow Bronx native.”

According to the CFDA, Lopez was awarded the 2019 Fashion Icon Award for her “long-standing and global impact on fashion.” Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, and Beyoncé have all received the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.

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Kate and Giorgio

Kate Moss is the new face of the Armani fall 2019 campaign. The 45-year-old Supermodel is sporting a new bob and bangs hairstyle for the campaign.

Looking very sophisticated and stylish, Moss is attired in different shades of blue that mirror the brand’s “Rhapsody in Blue” fall 2019 collection. The campaign has been photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in black and white, as well as in color. Similar to Armani’s fall 2019 fashion show with included women and men’s collection, the campaign includes male models Daisuke Ueda and Thijs Stenneberg.

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Bernie Sanders decries Walmart

When Democratic Senator and candidate for the 2020 presidency Bernie Sanders talks about raising the minimum wage it’s not just campaign rhetoric. Sanders has gone after Walmart, the biggest retailer in the US, whose workers pay is so low that some receive SNAP benefits just to make ends meet.

At the Walmart shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, Sanders presented a proposal to raise workers’ wages to $15 and hour and stated, “despite the incredible wealth of Walmart’s owners” the company pays “starvation wages.” Sanders added, “Walmart’s CEO is making a thousand times more than the average Walmart employee.” Sanders has also urged Congress to raise the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour.

Walmart currently pays workers $11 an hour which is above the minimum wage of $7.25, but way below what Walmart executive and CEOs make. In 2018 Walmart’s CEO received a 23.6 million dollar pay compensation package.

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Miley and Marc Jacobs Collaborate

Miley Cyrus and Marc Jacobs are getting involved in politics. On Wednesday, Jacobs and Miley Cyrus launched a limited-edition pink sweatshirt hoodie with an image of Miley Cyrus holding two grapefruit halves over a naked breast. The caption on the pink sweatshirt hoodie says, “Don’t F*ck With My Freedom.”

Proceeds from the sale of the pink sweatshirt hoodie will go to reproductive organization like Planned Parenthood. The pink sweatshirt hoodie comes on the heels of the release of Miley Cyrus, new album, “She Is Coming.” “She Is Coming” was released last week accompanied by a new line of sex-positive merchandise.

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