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Fashion News: Alexa Chung, CFDA + More

Today in Fashion News: Alexa Chung has designed a teddy-bear. Meanwhile, the CFDA has caused controversy.

Fashion News: Alexa Chung, CFDA + More• Alexa Chung has designed a teddy-bear for charity. [Vogue UK]

• The White House has denied rumors that First Lady Michelle Obama spent $50,000 on lingerie at Agent Provocateur. [WWD]

• Makeup brand Bobbi Brown is launching a competition in which customers can vote for their favorite discontinued products to be brought back. [BellaSugar]

• The office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris said on Monday that Brazilian Blowout products must now feature hazard warnings on the packaging. [WWD]

• Former Hugo Boss art director Bruno Pieters is launching a new brand, Honest: by. [Vogue UK]

• The CFDA has caused controversy after announcing plans to relocate its offices from the Garment District to Bleecker Street, despite previously championing the preservation of the Garment District. [WWD]

• Edun will unveil its first ad campaign this season, seven years after launching. [WWD]

• Fern Mallis is launching a jewelry collection for QVC called Fern’s Finds. The pieces in the collection will be reproduced or adapted from pieces Mallis will buy in India and South Africa. [WWD]

• Gen Art will be back this New York Fashion Week after a two-year hiatus, showcasing a new lineup of designers and several new initiatives. [WWD]

• Former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown is donating $30 million to the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford’s School of Engineering to create an Institute for Media Innovation. [AP]

• On May 16, Macy’s will launch “A Magical Journey to Brasil,” a two-month-long promotion spotlighting the designs and culture of Brazil. [WWD]

• Rachel Roy is expanding her signature label into footwear. The collection will arrive in stores in August and will include about 30 styles. [WWD]

• Footwear brand Sperry is expanding into accessories. [WWD]

• Actresses including Jessica Chastain, Rooney Mara, and Elizabeth Olsen appear on the cover of Vanity Fair’s latest Hollywood Issue. [Just Jared]

• Media personality Wendy Williams has launched a footwear line called Adorn. [WWD]

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