Weekly fashion buzz: more bad news for American Apparel

Catch up with fashion news from the week ending June 18 with these links.

American Apparel's guidelines for their employees' appearance were revealed online, causing allegations of discrimination. ( Gawker) The hipster chain has since posted a response clarifying that it doesn't hire employees on the basis of 'beauty,' but on 'style.' It also invited customers to call founder Dov Charney on his mobile at any hour to discuss any 'misconceptions' about the brand. ( American Apparel)

Meanwhile, Disney has amended its famously strict dress code: employees may now bare legs, expose shoulders and are allowed to wear sleeveless tops and open-toed shoes. ( Styleite)

Lady Gaga's stylist, Nicola Formichetti is rumored to become Thierry Mugler's new artistic director. Former top candidate, Gareth Pugh, won't be pleased. ( Hint)

Socialite Daphne Guinness is said to have bought deceased fashion personality Isabella Blow's entire couture collection before it could be auctioned off at Christie's. ( WWD)

Photographer Peter Lindbergh's first spread for Vogue in 18 years has surfaced on the web: it stars Natalia Vodianova and Ewan McGregor, playing happy family in a 1960s set-up. ( Fashionologie)

The rest of fashion, however, is headed back to the 1970s, according to Styleite, which has identified gap-toothed models, pantsuits, chunky platforms, man heels, upholstery prints, and a YSL Opium relaunch as sure signs for the revival. ( Styleite)

Britain's Next Top Model's new judge, designer Julien Macdonald, stirs up publicity for the new season's premier (in July), saying: "There were no plus-size models. This is a serious show. You can't have a plus size girl winning - it makes it a joke." ( The Cut)

Model Agyness Deyn has launched her own online magazine, NAAG. ( The Cut)

A preview of Mark Fast's knit range for Topshop is now available. ( Fashionista)

Sports Illustrated cover star Brooklyn Decker is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive. ( Esquire)

Master of purist rock'n'roll Rick Owens has launched a furniture range. ( Focus on Style)

British department store Debenhams has banned Photoshop for its swimsuit campaigns. ( Daily Mail)

Following its Ask a Stylist iPhone app, Like.com has launched a new site together with Glamour and celebrity stylists: WhatToWear.com gives you the answers to all your style conundrums. ( Fashionista)

Pictures of model Coco Rocha's wedding dress by Zac Posen are now online. ( Styleite)

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