The role of royals as diplomats is being questioned by an MP, who calls them “ridiculous" and once compared the Middletons to the Kardashians.
Christie Brinkley already stands tall at 5′ 9″ — her height being just one of the many factors that skyrocketed her to model superstardom in the ’90s — but thanks to Gap, she’s now larger than life. Appearing in the San Francisco, Calif.-based brand’s summer campaign, the 63-year-old wears a white long-sleeve shirt with mid-rise jeans and a brown belt. Brinkley’s just one of the ad’s stars, including Priyanka Chopra, Alek Wek, Wiz Khalifa, and more, and was chosen to appear on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square. Upon seeing herself on the massive poster in one of the most foot-trafficked tourist spots in the world, Brinkley snapped a picture and shared it on Instagram.
On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a state banquet wearing a diamond-and-ruby necklace borrowed from the queen and Diana’s pearl-and-diamond tiara.
Target’s line for kids is selling a pink T-shirt for girls, emblazoned with the words “Stay curious” underneath images of a chemistry beaker and test tubes.
If you’ve been following Yahoo Style‘s Denim Week coverage, we’ve already brought you the best brands out there, as well as the craziest jean styles to know this summer. Now, we will be taking a look back at the best denim ad campaigns of all time. Ever since the inception of blue jeans by Levi Strauss in 1873, styles have run the gamut from bootcut to skinny and straight-leg to boyfriend.
The ad, featuring the likes of Prinyanka Chopra, Wiz Khalifa, and Christie Brinkley, celebrates the simplicity of the white T-shirt as an American staple.
Marc Jacobs has made a statement with his latest ad. The photo is a waist-down shot of two models with long legs — and one has the skin condition vitiligo.
IT Cosmetics co-founder praised Gap Kids for using an 11-year-old model with vitiligo. Jamie Kern Lima, the co-founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics, recently went on Facebook to share her enthusiasm about the young model whom Gap chose to feature in its latest line of children’s clothing. According to an interview with the young model’s mother in 2015, April was diagnosed with vitiligo — a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body due to a lack of melanin, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases — at the age of 6.
Unfortunately, in recent years, the Gap has lost its luster, and many people were wondering why it didn’t revert to its ’90s heyday. Surely there is a plain white pocket T-shirt in the 2017 version of Gap?! Apparently, unless you are a boy and under the age of 14, you’re out of luck! Gap seems to think that we ladies prefer our T-shirts to either have a floral print plastered all over, or a logo on the front that tells the world we need a nap, coffee, love, to surf, victory or love again (but in French).
A Gap advert sent out to UK customers has been causing a commotion on social media, after people deemed it “sexist.” The ad in question was first shared on social media by Twitter user Sabrina Golonka after she received Gap’s email. Related: Something remarkable happened when Facebook banned these body positive, pro-diversity adverts In email advertised a boys’ tee featuring an image of Albert Einstein, which was captioned “the little scholar.” Below the “little scholar” was an image of a girls’ tee, captioned “the social butterfly.”
Gap Inc (GPS.N) said it would shut 75 Old Navy and Banana Republic stores overseas markets, as the struggling apparel retailer focuses on its North American market to revive its fortunes.
By Diana Tsui The other day someone at the Cut asked, “Is Gap good or is it just me? Is it okay to like them again?” Her tone was confusion tinged with shame. Is this the kind of scenario where you buy something but play off where you acquired it should someone ask?
My favorite Instagram is @snoopygram and over the years I have gotten a lot of life lessons from the Peanuts characters. From Snoopy who, “feels sorry for people who can’t dance,” to Lucy who deals with daily frustrations by muttering, “In life, why do I smile at people who I’d much rather kick in the eye?,” this is one squad I would like to join! So in honor of my favorite gang’s movie release on November 6, here are my picks of the best clothing and accessories currently available featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus.
Call it the Zara effect: Mass market brands that were kind of meh a minute ago have seriously upped their fashion game. Wander into any Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy, or Ann Taylor and you’ll see what I mean: The dowdy cardigans and ill-fitting pants that used to line the racks have gone, making way for tailored jackets, origami skirts, slouchy sweaters, and high-waisted pants.
Photo: @marissawebb/Instagram Marissa Webb, whose appointment at Banana Republic was made with the intention she would add a more high-fashion and modern edge to its offerings, has left her post as executive vice president and creative director, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Webb, who worked at J. Crew alongside Jenna Lyons for more than a decade during its heyday, also has an eponymous line, which Gap, Inc., Banana Republic’s parent company, invested in when she came on board the San Francisco-based corporation in 2014. Gap’s minority stake in her brand will not be dissolved and Webb will continue to act as a creative adviser, but no longer hold any day-to-day responsibilities. “Marissa has brought incredible passion and leadership to Banana Republic over the last year and a half. I admire her talent and tenacity and the creative spirit that she’s infused within our brand, all while further establishing her private label,” Andi Owen, Banana Republic’s global brand president, said.
A Massive Retail Company Is Experimenting With 4-Day Work Weeks By Mallory Schlossberg Uniqlo is about to overtake Gap in sales. In October, Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing, will let about one-fifth of the company’s full-time employees in Japan work only four days a week, Kim Bhasin at Bloombergreports.
Unlike the ones in a high school cafeteria, fashion rumors are often true—which means today’s Page Six headline, about Phoebe Philo saying adieu to Céline, is already causing… more rumors. So first things first: Here in the Yahoo Style Office, we hear beaucoup chatter from the fashion front lines… but we haven’t heard a peep—yet—that confirms this gossip. Start Her Own Line Being your own boss is tough, but it comes with major rewards like setting your own calendar, even if it’s different from the fashion world’s usual cycle. Take Over Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquiere and Alexander Wang are over it—but if Philo wants to stay at the forefront of a brand, Balenciaga could be a smart fit.
Not long ago, J. Crew was the most coveted specialty retailer. Everyone from Kate Middleton to Michelle Obama was spotted wearing the brand. Now, the brand might be headed in the ill-fated direction of Gap, a brand formerly run by J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, writes Robin Lewis, CEO and editorial director of The Robin Report. Here’s why, according to Lewis, J. Crew has lost its way with customers.
Photo: Gap plans to close 175 of its namesake stores and 250 jobs at its headquarters as the company tries to strengthen the struggling brand. Gap Inc. (GPS), which owns Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, said Monday it will close about 140 Gap stores in North America in the fiscal year that ends Jan. 31 — and the remainder afterward — based on factors that include location and performance. The San Francisco company also is closing an undisclosed number of stores in Europe. To help right the ship, Gap has shaken up its management ranks: Art Peck became CEO in February and leadership of the Gap and Banana Republic brands was changed.
There’s a general assumption that outlet stores are full of leftovers—the products that didn’t sell at their original price point and are significantly more alluring when you think you’re getting a deal. As Buzzfeed news reporter Sapna Maheshwari points out, more often than not, “manufacturer to factory outlet goods” are of lesser quality. This has led many to feel that the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is deceptive, as consumers are led to believe that they’re purchasing items of retail quality—only discounted—and that’s just not the case. “The larger brands… are creating outlets in and of themselves,” Ilse Metchek, President of the California Fashion Association, confirms.
The New York Post reports that the women of New York have gone so bonkers that they are spending $900 on leggings. I am a real woman who lives in New York city and this sounds insane. Her favorite workout pants? “Gap Body capris that I got on sale for like $11—good fit, good hold, don’t stretch out or ball up.” “I use my workout clothes now as almost investment pieces.
John Oliver Takes Fast Fashion to Task on “Last Week Tonight” On Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the comedian devoted nearly his entire show to an issue he says we’ve “cared about sporadically since the ‘90s.” He’s talking about fast fashion, the proliferation of incredibly inexpensive clothes turning over at record speed and the public’s apparent lack of interest in where they come from, and how they’re made. They’re more like one of those ‘90s problems we’re still very much dealing with, like Mark Wahlberg.” Gap, H&M, Joe Fresh, Walmart, and The Children’s Place are the main targets of Oliver’s wrath.
Earlier today, Gap announced that it was parting ways with Creative Director Rebekka Bay. Both these changes are a direct result of Art Peck, Gap’s new CEO, who is slated to officially begin his role at the beginning of next month.
Instead of tweeting out the image of the Plaid Utility Shirtdress ($59.95) from their website, on which a wholesome looking redhead sports the look, they opted for an edgier shot on a much more slender model with a high-fashion look atypical to Gap’s usual promos. Customer feedback is important to us and we think this is a valuable conversation to learn from.” There is so much pressure on women to look a certain way or maintain a certain size, but the truth is everyone looks different and sometimes they can’t or don’t want to do anything to change that.