Caitlyn Jenner's first Vanity Fair cover is a smash

Caitlyn Jenner, Pharrell Williams, Abercrombie & Fitch, Rana Plaza and more of today's fashion news

Caitlyn Jenner was presented to the world Monday via the cover of Vanity Fair. The accompanying article by Buzz Bissinger follows the woman formerly known as Bruce Jenner through 10 hours of facial feminization surgery in March to the cover photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz. Jenner says the days surrounding the photo shoot were better than the day in 1976 when she received the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon. [Vanity Fair]

The cover shot reminds Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore of Marilyn Monroe and the fairly sedate pin-up girls of the mid-20th century more than of Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian and some of her risk-taking, much more revealing photos. [Los Angeles Times]

But while Kim's butt on the cover of Paper magazine last year may have broken the Internet, Caitlyn's new Twitter account smashed the record for the fastest time ever to reach 1 million Twitter followers. [Los Angeles Times]

Caitlyn Jenner was the focus of much attention on Monday, thanks to the Vanity Fair cover, but there were some other things going on in the world of fashion and style:

Pharrell Williams received this year's Fashion Icon Award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on Monday night in New York. Kanye West introduced him and compared their two music/fashion careers to high school: "Fashion has to be the hardest high-school that I ever entered," said West. "But at least I had a big brother — a junior, a senior that was there when I was a freshman, that had already worn the tight jeans and went to the fashion shows and had been called too hip-hop to be at the fashion show, and then got called too fashion to be in the hip-hop video." [The Cut]

The Supreme Court ruled that teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch was in the wrong and practiced religious discrimination when it rejected job applicant Samantha Elauf, who wore a head scarf to an interview. [Los Angeles Times]

Murder charges were filed Monday in Bangladesh against 42 people for their alleged roles in the collapse of a garment factory at Rana Plaza in 2013 that killed more than 1,100 workers. [Los Angeles Times]

A new exhibition of clothes worn by the late heiress/socialite/philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post is set to open Saturday at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, her Washington home. [WWD]

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