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Must Read: The Results of the Ethics Probe Into AOC's Met Gala Dress Are Here, Ugg and Telfar Drop New Collaboration

Plus, Nordstrom will close its Canada stores after reports of Q4 declines.

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

The results of the ethics probe into AOC’s Met Gala dress are in

After an investigation, a nonpartisan ethics agency found that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s office did not pay the $477 hair styling bill or makeup bill until several months after the event, two days after the agency made her office aware of the nonpayments. The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) also stated that “there is substantial reason to believe that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez accepted impermissible gifts associated with her attendance at the Met Gala in 2021.” {Insider}

Photo: Courtesy of Ugg X Telfar

Photo: Courtesy of Ugg X Telfar

Ugg and Telfar drop third iteration of collaboration

After a successful second collaboration in 2021, which featured the classic neutral brown tone associated with Ugg, the two brands have released a second drop with two new colors; the small, medium and large styles will now be sold in baby pink and baby blue. The collection ranges from $192 to $420 and is available to shop now at and {Fashionista inbox}

Nordstrom is closing Canada stores after reports of Q4 declines

After reports found that fourth-quarter earnings declined to $119 million after last year’s Q4 brought in $200 million, Nordstrom has decided to close its Canada stores. Digital sales have also decreased from a year ago, declining 13.1%. In a statement, President and Chief Brand Officer Pete Nordstrom said, “While the incremental markdowns in the second half impacted our margins, we are better positioned for a stronger 2023. Our actions have given us increased flexibility to react more quickly to changing customer demand and provide the newness and fashion customers love.” {WWD}

How fashion can close its skills gap

With increasing expectations within fashion companies, employers are looking to create their own teaching curriculums and partner with existing schools to better train future employees. Nordstrom has already launched its own curriculum at HBCU Morehouse, including courses like Intro to Tech Product Management, with company executives serving as class speakers. D’Wayne Edwards, founder of Pensole Lewis College, says, “It just helps companies get closer to the talent that they want. And when they do get that talent they’re more ready to work as soon as they step foot in the door.” {Business of Fashion}

Graydon Carter and Linda Wells launch Air Mail beauty title

Air Mail Look will be the digital publication’s first editorial expansion since its launch in 2019. The title will publish monthly and include investigations, reported pieces, columns and more. Stories will cover everything from makeup to fitness to sex and will be edited by Linda Wells, Air Mail’s beauty columnist and founding editor of Allure. “Linda [Wells] is a double threat,” Air Mail founder Graydon Carter said. “A funny, engaging and informed writer and a brilliant editor. We plan to build all our new titles around editors. And in her field, there is none better or more followed than Linda. Without her, we would never have created Look.” {WWD}

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