Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Must Read: American Apparel Rejects Dov Charney's Takeover Bid, the Last Raf Simons-Era Dior Ads Are Out

Must Read: American Apparel Rejects Dov Charney's Takeover Bid, the Last Raf Simons-Era Dior Ads Are Out:

Maartje Verhoef, Roos Abels and Sofia Mechetner in Dior's spring 2016 ad campaign. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier
Maartje Verhoef, Roos Abels and Sofia Mechetner in Dior's spring 2016 ad campaign. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Friday.

Take a look at Raf Simons's last ad campaign for Dior

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Dior's spring 2016 ads — featuring Raf Simons's last collection for the French label — will make their debut in the U.S. edition of Harper's Bazaar on Jan. 19. The group portraits are described as an "homage to femininity, glamour and modernity" and feature models Sofia Mechetner, Roos Abels, Staz Lindes, Maartje Verhoef, Grace Hartzel and Binx Walton. {WWD}

American Apparel rejects takeover bid from Dov Charney

On Monday, American Apparel received a takeover bid of $300 million from Dov Charney and investors Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital Partners. But according to an unnamed source, the board has rejected Charney's takeover bid. However, American Apparel is reportedly open to a revised offer.  {Fortune}

H&M sales rise 10% in DecemberH&M's total sales in local currencies rose 10% in December, compared to 12% in October and 11% in September. H&M will release its results for the full year on Jan. 28, 2016. {WWD}

Jean Paul Gaultier's last collection arrives at Century21

Jean Paul Gaultier's last ready-to-wear collection (along with some collectors' items) arrived at Century 21's Lincoln Square location on Thursday afternoon. Century21 will hold a five-day event for the collection before the pieces move on to the retailer's Philadelphia location next week. {WWD}

Kendall Jenner's eBay auction for charity begins Friday

Starting on Friday and ending Wednesday, Jan. 20, Kendall Jenner will be auctioning off pieces from her wardrobe, including the white, criss-cross crop top that she famously wore to church last year on Easter Sunday. A percentage of the proceeds will go towards The Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, and you can shop here if you're so inclined. {Fashionista Inbox}