Can Paris Fashion Week Survive a Second Coronavirus Wave, Black Women Share Personal Hair Stories

Plus, ‘Vogue’ features 67 people working behind-the-scenes in fashion.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Can Paris Fashion Week survive a second wave of coronavirus?
French fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel have remained steadfast in their plans to put on live shows this fall during Paris Fashion Week, despite rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the region. It remains to be seen whether guests would attend in-person or via live stream, and discussions of social distancing and other safety measures are also ongoing. Regardless of how the events take place, the majority of international press and buyers are not expected to attend in person. {Business of Fashion}

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Black women share personal stories about hair as part of Elle.com’s ‘State of Black Beauty’
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These Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Creating Scholarships for Black Students

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Fashion and beauty brands are continuing their efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement with scholarships and mentorship programs specifically for Black students.

Major brands and designers, such as Adidas, Gucci and Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton men’s have responded to the recent protests surrounding the police killings of unarmed Black people across the country and the Black Lives Matter movement by launching scholarship opportunities for Black students in fashion and other industries.

Fashion universities, such as the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, have also pledged support to their Black students with new scholarship and mentorship programs.

Here, WWD looks at the fashion and beauty brands and universities that are creating scholarships for Black students.

Virgil Abloh

Louis Vuitton men’s wear designer and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh has raised $1 million to benefit Black

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Patrick Starrr to Launch Makeup Brand, Why Black Beauty Supply Stores Aren’t Always Black-Owned

Plus, online retailer Shein faces criticism for selling an anti-Semitic necklace and Muslim prayer mats as decorative carpets.

Patrick Starrr.
Patrick Starrr.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Beauty influencer Patrick Starrr announces forthcoming cosmetics brand
Patrick Starrr, in joint venture with incubator Luxury Brand Partners, will be launching his own color cosmetics brand, ONE/SIZE on July 17. It will make its debut at Sephora online and will be sold exclusively at all of the retailer’s stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Sephora’s Instagram storefront. Starrr will reveal more details about the products and pricing via social media platforms, per WWD. In an interview with the publication, he said the line will champion inclusivity and be a celebration of “the drag queens, the LGBTQ+, my trans brothers and sisters.” {WWD}

Why Black beauty supply stores aren’t always Black-owned
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12-year-old model and CEO Celai West is here to change fashion’s perception of Black girls

Celai West is a model, actress, activist, author and CEO. At just 10, she was the youngest professional runway model to walk in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Since, she’s co-authored two books, launched her own T-shirt line The Chatty Chick and somehow still manages to find the time to elevate Black voices in fashion. 

Sacramento native and the youngest of six, Celai took an interest in modeling when she was three years old. A photographer at an ice skating ring wanted to shoot her and the rest is history. Now 12 years old, Celai is entirely self-taught and is known for her strong runway walk.

“My second time walking in NYFW, I was 8 and it was at Madison Square Garden,” Celai recounted to Authority Magazine. “I walked out, and the crowd went crazy, and mom was like, ‘OMG! Who is this kid and who

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