Rachel Roy and Damon Dash's Daughter Is a Model Now [WWD]
Ava Dash, the 17-year-old daughter of Rachel Roy and record producer Damon Dash, is the latest to join the celebrity offspring turned model crew. Dash recently signed with DT Model Management, the same agency which represents Paris Hilton and Ireland Basinger Baldwin. Dash's younger sister, Talluah Dash, is also a model; the 8-year-old is signed to LA Models' kids division.
Kit and Ace to Close All U.S. Stores [Racked]
Kit and Ace, the Canadian athleisure company known for "technical cashmere," and founded in 2014 by Shannon Wilson, wife of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, is closing all of its stores in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. "We recognize the traditional world of bricks and mortar retailing is changing, which is why we're shifting strategies," a company statement said. Kit and Ace has been rapidly expanding in the past three years, yet the retail environment has been challenged, with mall staples BCBG, Bebe and Wet Seal shuttering all of their locations. In addition to the store closures, an undisclosed number of employees were also laid off at the brand's Vancouver headquarters. The Canadian showrooms will remain open.
Zadig & Voltaire Founder Auctioning Art for Charity [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Thierry Gillier, founder of French contemporary brand Zadig & Voltaire, is auctioning off 40 art works worth more than $20 million from his private collection as part of a series titled "Death in America: Selections from the Zadig & Voltaire Collection." The auction is named for Steven Parrino's "Death in America #1," and is a reaction to the current political and social climate in the country. The auction will include works by Pablo Picasso, Donald Judd, Urs Fischer and more, and will take place during Christie's Evening Sale on May 17 in New York City; some pieces will be reserved for the May 18 Afternoon Sale. A portion of proceeds will benefit two organizations: The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Oceana's United States Shark Conservation Program.
Opening Ceremony Teams Up With Esprit for Second Capsule Collection [High Snobiety]
Opening Ceremony and Esprit have joined forces once again, this time for a capsule collection inspired by the bright pastels and stripes of Esprit's 1980s and 1990s archives. The 53-piece collection, priced $20 to $250, includes both menswear (tees, pants, outerwear, bucket hats) and womenswear (dresses, tees, swim, pants, outerwear, accessories) and is now available at Opening Ceremony stores and online, as well as select retailers.
Patagonia Threatens to Sue Trump Over National Monument Legislation [The Hill]
Ventura, Calif.-based Patagonia, known for its outdoor clothing and dedication to environmental causes, has threatened to sue President Donald Trump after he signed an executive order for the Department of the Interior to review national monuments designated during the presidencies of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Said CEO Rose Marcario in a statement, "A president does not have the authority to rescind a National Monument... We're watching the Trump administration's actions very closely and preparing to take every step necessary, including legal action, to defend our most treasured public landscapes from coast to coast." Trump defended the order as an action meant to return power to states to decide what land should be protected and what land can be developed.