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Why Naomi Campbell Won’t Retire From the Runways, and More of the News You Missed Today

Photo: Monica Feudi /

Photo: Monica Feudi /

Naomi’s mission…

In a recent interview with Nick Knight, Naomi Campbell expressed her disappointment with the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry. “I don’t even like to use the word racism,” the model began. “I call it more territorialism, where they just don’t want to budge. They don’t want to change their ideal and be more open-minded to just booking a beautiful girl regardless of creed and color.” Campbell also revealed the reason she keeps making appearances on the catwalk: “That’s one of the things that keeps me wanting to work, because I feel like I can’t duck out yet because I feel I still have to represent,” she explained. [SHOWStudio]

The future of Balenciaga…

Speculation is circulating that Alexander Wang could be out at Balenciaga. According to sources, the house is in contract talks with Wang, who is rumored to be sourcing investors for his own eponymous label. Wang has been at the helm of Balenciaga since December 2012, and in that time has helped the company achieve “double-digit gains.” [WWD]

Kenzo on film…

Kenzo’s short film, directed by Gregg Araki, debuted on Friday night, featuring actors clad in the brand’s Fall 2015 collection. The five-minute short is set in a diner and depicts encounters between several young people, including two sets of couples. “I’ve never done something like this. I don’t know a lot about fashion,” admitted Araki. “But I checked out the collection and it was really cool.” [Dazed Digital]

You do you…

Self-proclaimed “tomboy goofball” Cara Delevingne talked to Daily Mail Australia at the premiere of her new film, Paper Towns. The model-turned-actress discussed the recent decision to legalize gay marriage throughout America, stating, “I think it’s wonderful that, you know, it’s being accepted more and more,” and urged Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to follow in the footsteps of the United States. “Tony Abbott, you better listen to the rest of the world and carry on. Go with it,” the model said. [Daily Mail]

A scandal in Paris…

Though it was once referred to as “truly hideous” and an insult to fashion, Yves Saint Laurent’s now-infamous Scandal collection is currently on show at the Fondation Pierre Bergé. The exhibition also features a film curated by Olivier Saillard. The collection will be on view through July 19. [The New York Times]

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