Must Read: Balenciaga Is Making a Comeback, the CFDA Fashion Awards Are Going Uptown

<p>Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images</p>

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Thursday.

The Balenciaga comeback is happening
Balenciaga is back — or, at least, it's on the way back. Following a slew of controversies last fall, the Kering-owned house has slowly begun making its revival: Demna hosted a table at the Met Gala, while stars like Michelle Yeoh and Salma Hayek took to carpets in Cannes wearing Balenciaga. Vanessa Friedman spoke to luxury goods market analyst Luca Solca, who argued that last year's outrage seems to have subsided: "We have seen in the past that media mishaps have an impact for two to three quarters and then normalize." {NY Times/paywalled}

The 2023 CFDA Awards to be held at American Museum of Natural History 
The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards will be held at the American Museum of Natural History on November 6. Amazon Fashion will be the presenting partner.{Fashionista inbox}

eBay now offers authentication for streetwear
Starting June 1, eBay will be expanding its Authenticity Guarantee to the streetwear sector. New and pre-owned inventory sold for over $200 from brands like Fear of God and KITH will now be vetted and verified by a professionally-trained authentication specialist at a brand-new facility. This comes after global searches for "streetwear" on the site increased 100% compared to the same period last year. {Fashionista inbox}

MAC is hosting a Viva Glam Day of Giving
MAC will host the first-ever MAC Viva Glam Day of Giving on June 9. On that day, all sales from lipsticks sold at MAC stores and online will be donated to non-profit organizations supporting the health and happiness of all. It's an expansion of MAC's decades of social activism through Viva Glam, which was launched 40 years ago to help support the LGBTQ+ community. {Fashionista inbox}

Ann Demeleumeester appoints new creative director 
Ann Demeleumeester named Italian designer Stefano Gallici as its new creative director, following the abrupt departure of Ludovic de Saint Sernin last month, after only five months at the fashion house. Gallici has worked as part of Demeleumeester's menswear team since 2020, and will present his debut collection on September 30 in Paris. {WWD/pay walled}

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