The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Solange Knowles, Beyoncé and Jay Z Make A Statement About The Elevator Incident, Rihanna Cyberbullies A Fan, and Jeremy Scott to Show Menswear in London


• What happened between Solange Knowles and Jay Z in the elevator of The Standard Hotel still remains a mystery, even though the Knowles-Carter family has come forward today to make a statement about the incident, released to the APAs a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,” the statement says. “Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.” The family firmly denies that Solange was under the influence during the melee: “The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.” (AP)



• Why did New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson get sacked yesterday? Her staff sure as heck doesn’t know. A Times employee commented on the matter, saying “The unbelievable thing is that there actually is no ‘cause’ for this — no single thing, nothing.”  Is sexism to blame?, The Cut’s Ann Friedman asks. (The Cut)



• The legendary Lauren Hutton sat down with Fern Mallis at the 92nd Street Y last night to chat about her storied career. The 26-time Vogue cover girl dished on how she landed her first job posing for Christian Dior–a gig that paid her $50 a week: I was looking through “wanted” ads, and then [my friend] Arnie said, “Look at this. It says ‘Model wanted. Christian Dior. New York. Must have experience.’” I said, “I don’t have experience.” He said, “Of course you do.” I learned my first great New York lesson: lie. Tell them what they need to hear. Figure out what they need to hear, and lead from there.” (WWD)



Rihanna‘s come under fire today for making fun of a teenaged fan on Twitter. The young lady, 16-year-old Alexis Carter, paid homage to an Alexandre Vauthier look Riri rocked back in 2010. She recreated the hunter green batwing jumpsuit to wear to prom, which was apparently hilarious to her classmates, who circulated internet memes of Carter, with the hashtag #PromBat. Rihanna caught wind of the hashtag, and joined in on the ridicule, posting a side-by-side shot of herself and Carter, captioning it with a sad face. She then posted a second photo of the girl next to the Wu-Tang ‘W.’ People are calling Rih’s tweets cyberbullying, and Carter agrees. “She don’t love her fan like she says she does,” the teen told Fox News in Baltimore. “I was very offended. Why throw shade on it when you had on the exact same thing? The poses was different, but the outfit wasn’t.” Rihanna’s clapped back at fans before, but it seems pretty cruel to make fun of someone on their prom night–especially when you wore the same outfit. Perhaps her teasing was meant all in good fun, but as I’ve learned, a lighthearted joke might not seem so funny when you’re on the other end. (Fox Baltimore)



Jeremy Scott will show a menswear offering in London on June 16th during men’s fashion week. It’s shaping up to be quite a hot ticket–Scott specifically chose to show in the UK over Milan. Plus, we’ll get to see the women’s resort looks on the catwalk as well. (WWD)



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