The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: PETA Displeased With Beyoncé’s Superbowl Outfit, Marc Jacobs is Diet Coke’s New Creative Director, and Zac Posen Launches Contemporary Label

The Fashion Bomb News Break Down-020613-PETA Displeased With Beyoncé’s Superbowl Outfit, Marc Jacobs is Diet Coke’s New Creative Director, and Zac Posen Launches Contemporary Label

• PETA took time out of their busy schedules to wag a disapproving finger at Beyoncé for her (epic) Rubin Singer-designed Superbowl performance costume. Of course, the organization absolutely had to release a statement criticizing her look, made from python, trapunto, and iguana: “We would take a bet that if Beyoncé watched our video exposés, she’d probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits, or other animals who died painfully,” they wrote. “Today’s fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.” Now PETA’s giving out fashion advice? Where’s that *leather* armchair I reserved for instances like these…? (Vogue UK)


Occupy Wall Street is taking a second stab at disrupting Fashion Week, this time tapping the Intern Labor Rights leg of their operation to protest during NYFW. If you remember, last year the organization threatened to stage a huge protest at last year’s Calvin Klein Winter 2013 show, but few people cared enough to even show up. Womp. But with a gaggle of un (or under) paid interns at the ready, the ILR is poised to, at the very least, make for some interesting street style subjects. Do you think they’ll have better luck this time? (Refinery 29)


• Diet Coke has tapped Marc Jacobs to serve as their creative director this year. For his stint at the creative helm of the brand, Jacobs created designs, according to WWD, inspired by “iconic looks and female empowerment from the Eighties, Nineties and Aughts, along with signature Jacobs motifs.” The styles will be featured on cans and bottles for the beverage and Jacobs (who will be 50 in three months) appears shirtless in a commercial for the campaign. We must admit, he does look pretty hunky! Check out the video above! (WWD)


• So, it looks like John Galliano really is taking Dior to court. WWD reports that the disgraced designer has won the first of several rounds of a labor litigation suit in which the courts have agreed to consider Galliano’s complaints against his former employer. This all pertains to that infamous video of him making anti-Semitic comments which went viral. (WWD)


Zac Posen has launched a third line, Zac Zac Posen, a mid-range contemporary label to fill in the price gap between his main label and less expensive diffusion brand, Z Spoke. The line will consist of Posen’s usual fare: accessories, separates, coats, and dresses– but without the heftier price tag. The line will retail from $690 to $1690 and has been picked up by Intermix, Saks, Scoop, Neiman Marcus, and Harvey Nichols so far, with more vendors to possibly sign on. (WWD)


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