The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: The First Image Of Yaya DaCosta As Whitney Houston Is Here, Jerry Seinfeld Is A Model For Rag&Bone, and LeBron James Overloads T-Shirt Website


  • Filming has started for the Angela Basset directed Whitney Houston biopic, and a picture of lead actress Yaya DaCosta as Whitney ca. her 1987 album has emerged.  It’s a pretty decent shot, no? What do you think? (Entertainment Weekly)

  • Heidi Klum puts it best: In fashion one day you’re in, and the next you’re out.  Belgian would-be model Axelle Despiegelaere learned that up close and personal when she went from just being a fan in a sea of faces for the World Cup to a face of L’Oreal–and then just back to one in a sea of faces. After being spotted in the crowds, L’Oreal signed a contract with the teenager and announced the partnership via a video. In the short time since, a Facebook page has been set up and deleted for the Belgian, and L’Oreal has distanced themselves from her after controversial social media posts were unearthed.The bottom line: you never know who’s watching. (Buzzfeed)


  • Domenico Dolce isn’t having a very good year.  In addition to his ongoing legal battles regarding the evasion of taxes with his brand, the designer himself is now being sued by a landscape architecture firm that claims he hasn’t paid a $75,000 bill. The company claims to have only been paid for half the work they did on Dolce’s Chelsea duplex. (NY Daily News)


  • Jerry Seinfeld has a new job: model.  The “Seinfeld” leading man recently posed for the Rag & Bone Spring 2015 lookbook wearing a wool blazer and pinstripe pants.  The images — along with images of Carmelo Anthony for the series — were unveiled as a part of a gallery of photos for the brand.  (Page Six)


  • LeBron James’s announcement of going back to Cleveland means big business for t-shirt designer Tony Madalone. Madalone’s Fresh Brewed Tees site, which sells James’s For6iven tees, crashed five minutes after James’s announcement due to overwhelming demand. Yay for small business owners! (TMZ)
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