PARIS — Hennes & Mauritz's bid to open on the Champs-Elysèes here took a turn for the worse last week as the Paris mayor's office said it would appeal a French commission's decision to allow the Swedish fast-fashion chain to hoist its flag on the famed street. H&M has been trying to gain permission to open on the high-traffic thoroughfare for more than a year.
In December 2006, the commission told H&M it was a no-go, saying the chain's presence would "banalize" the street to the detriment of more cultural destinations, such as bookshops and movie theaters, which have been fleeing, thanks to escalating rents.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"