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J. Lo Wears a Jockstrap for V ; Filipino FHM Replaces ‘Racist’ Cover After Protests

Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer Lopez. Photo: Mario Testino for V

• The Filipino edition of FHM pulled their March cover after readers condemned its racial overtones. The shot featured a pale-skinned actress (scantily clad, naturally) front and center, surrounded by dark-skinned models — many of whom were apparently painted for the shoot. The accompanying cover line: “Stepping out of the shadows.” [ONTD]

• Jennifer Lopez covers the new sports-themed V magazine wearing a jockstrap. [Design Scene]

• This week’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice sees the contestants designing window displays for Lord & Taylor, featuring pieces from Ivanka Trump’s fashion collection. [WWD]

• Filmmaker Jonah Ansell on working with Tavi Gevinson for his animated short, Cadaver (which he’s hoping to turn into a feature film): “Tavi and I first started collaborating in my parents living room. We have a blast working together. It’s always high energy – like a couple of kids who’ve imbibed sixty five Sweet & Low packets and spit culture analyses two-miles-a-minute.” [Refinery29]

• As part of the American in Paris showroom initiative, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund had ten designers, including Prabal Gurung, Creatures of the Wind, and Billy Reid, each customize a Tommy Hilfiger trench coat. Their redesigns will be on sale from Saturday. [WWD]

• Racked runs a cute “blind item” that really doesn’t need to be left anonymous: “Which designer behind a recent high-low collaboration used to stop by a location of the chain at night to re-merchandise all the clothing? According to our source, staffers at a major New York City outpost of the company become accustomed to seeing this well-respected fashion figure arriving after hours to re-organize the racks. ” [Racked NY]

• See a new behind-the-scenes video showing Erdem Moralioglu preparing for his fall 2012 show, sketching, and dancing. “Women who eat fashion” inspired the collection, the designer says. [Grazia Daily]

• A veiled Anna Dello Russo covers Interview Germany’s March issue. [Design Scene]

• Dick Braeger, Cole Haan’s founder, died on Friday. [WWD]

J. Lo’s V Jockstrap; Filipino FHM Replaces ‘Racist’ Cover