Fashion News: Bella Hadid’s Big Runway Break, J.Crew’s Newest Collaboration, and More

Phew! New York Fashion Week is officially over and it’s time for me to pour another cup of coffee and see what other style news you guys need to hear about that doesn’t directly involve a runway. Turns out, there’s plenty.

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Bella Hadid is set to make a big runway debut in Tom Ford’s fall 2015 show in L.A.! Page Six is reporting that Carine Roitfeld has convinced Tom Ford to cast Bella in his show, with Carine acting as somewhat of a fairy godmother to Bella and older sister Gigi. “In the case of the Hadid sisters…I have enjoyed so much the work I do with Gigi, it was a lovely surprise when I found her sister Bella,” she said of showcasing both girls in CR Fashion Book.

LVMH announced the short list of finalists for its Prize for Young Fashion Designers. The luxury conglomerate’s second annual prize received over 1,000 applications and, from there, has whittled it down to 26 semi-finalists. A team of experts in Paris will reduce the finalist pool to eight who will be presented to a jury in May (the jury consists of Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Riccardo Tisci, among others). The American, New York-based labels to make the cut include Baja East, Orley, and Ryan Roche.

Eek! Kendall Jenner experienced some legit mean-girl moments during NYFW. In since-deleted comments posted to an Instagram from German Vogue (but recorded for posterity sake by by the magazine’s UK edition), two models appear to be poking fun at Kendall. One of the model’s reps released an apology to E!: “I wasn’t thinking and made a silly comment. Kendall’s had a killer NYFW. A big congrats to her!”

Joan Smalls is designing a collection with True Religion. Sensibly, it also appears that she’ll be the face of a subsequent campaign. The range of “active-inspired statement pieces” can be seen here and shopped March 16 (or preordered on Nordstrom.com on Feb. 26).

The trend of older models in fashion campaigns has extended to the guys. Supreme is using musician Neil Young for its latest ads and the pictures, shared via Instagram, have the same sort of feel as the wrinkles-included women we’ve seen posing this season.

J.Crew is collaborating with Lacoste on a retro-cool line. As part of the brand’s Discovered series, J.Crew has started selling polos for men, women, and children, with the ladies’ style retailing for $98. “I love wearing my vintage Lacoste polos, the softer the better,” J.Crew’s head of men’s design, Frank Muytjens, said in a statement. “They let us go through their archives to bring back an old crocodile. It’s a nice throwback.”

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