Weekend Fashion News Alert: Alexander Wang’s Sexual Assault Allegations, Travis Scott’s New Sneaks, and Au Revoir Pierre Cardin

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There are more sexual molestations charges in the fashion industry. This time the charges are directed toward Alexander Wang.

In December, male model Owen Mooney posted two videos on Tik Tok that alleged that he was touched inappropriately and against his will by a famous fashion designer. Mooney claims that designer was Alexander Wang.

Mooney’s admission opened the floodgate of other male models and trans models who claim that Wang of either sexually assaulting or harassing them. Wang denies these charges.

In response to these allegations, Wang issued a statement to fashionista.com. ” Over the last few days, I have been on the receiving end of baseless and grotesquely false accusations. These claims have been wrongfully amplified by social media accounts infamous for posting defamatory material from undisclosed and/or anonymous sources with zero evidence or any fact-checking whatsoever,” explained Wang. 

“Seeing these lies about me being perpetuated as truths has been infuriating. I have never engaged in the atrocious behavior described and would never conduct myself in the manner that’s been alleged,” Wang continued. “I intend to get to the bottom of this and hold accountable whoever is responsible for originating these claims and viciously spreading them online.”

Time will tell. Fashion Reverie will continue to follow this story!!

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Travis Scott’s new Air Jordans

There is no doubt that Hip Hop artist Travis Scott’s collaboration with Nike has been successful. If you are not convinced, try purchasing Scott’ latest Air Jordan collaboration sneakers. They go for almost $2,000. (We checked online.) Sneakers priced way above their original retail price is a true sign of popularity.

Anyway, with the popularity of this collaboration, it was only a matter of time before a new pair of Travis Scott’s Air Jordan’s would hit the market. And that could be sooner than you anticipated!!

Travis was recently spotted flaunting an unreleased pair of Air Jordan Lows. The images were released online this weekend.

These could be the best Travis Scott Air Jordans yet!!  The sneaks in question are decorated with white and blue panels, that look like Nike’s popular “Obsidian” Air Jordan 1 Retro colorway. Branding hits include Scott’s signature reverse Swoosh on the lateral side in white, as well as Wings embroidered on the heels.

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Au Revoir Pierre

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin has passed away. Most consumers thought this icon fashion designer had already passed away. That said; according to French magazine Challenges, Cardin’s fashion empire is worth 525 million euros, with hundreds of licensing deals still active.

Pierre Cardin become a critically acclaimed figure in fashion in the early 60s, making headlines with his “bubble” dress and garments that had a futuristic projection. Cardin was one of the first designers that adopting business licensing for his accessories and for product outside of the fashion industry. Cardin was often quoted as saying, “I do fashion. It is my drug.”

Cardin became known for staging extraordinary fashion shows—in the Gobi Desert, on board an aircraft carrier in Tianjin, China; on Moscow’s Red Square with over 200,000 spectators—a first in Russia; inside Rome’s prestigious Villa Medici; and at the White Palace royal residence in Belgrade, Serbia. 

Cardin continued to independently own his eponymous brand, mostly financed by his licensing deals. However, by the year 2000, Cardin only sporadically showcased his fashion collection in fashion shows. In 2019, the Brooklyn Museum produced a retrospective of his work.

Pierre Cardin died at the at a hospital in Neuilly, France on December 29. He was 98 years of age.

—William S. Gooch

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