Flora Gill and Alexa Adams of Ohne Titel; Waris Ahluwali of House of Waris
It's a pretty huge pat on the back for designers to receive the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Past winners of the cash award and mentorship include Proenza Schouler, Doo-Ri Chung and Alexander Wang - without argument, some of fashion's (freshest) big names. And the Fashion Fund has just been tipping us off to great designers for six years.
This year's 10 finalists have been announced, so now you'll know who to keep on your style radar. Try Flora Gill and Alexa Adams of Ohne Titel; Waris Ahluwalia of House of Waris; Monique Pean; Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin; Patrik Ervell; Wayne Lee of Wayne; Sophie Theallet; Gary Graham; George Esquivel of Esquivel Shoes; and Simon Spurr of Spurr.
A big congrats to all of them, and we'll keep our fingers crossed for Nov. 16, when the winner is announced.
"I was secretly hoping to be the face of Nicolas' first perfume," Charlotte Gainsbourg admitted about Balenciaga's Mr Ghesquiere. Well, she's in luck. The French actress will feature in ads for the new Balenciaga fragrance - maybe because Ghesquiere calls her "one of the most inspiring girls in the world".
Do you think this is a good match between a style icon and a brand?
Holy shake-up. News has broken today that BrIT models Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof and Alice Dellal have left their agency, Select. Grazia speculates that the trio's well known partying tendencies might have been a problem for a serious agency, but there's no word from the company to confirm or deny that. According to a Select spokesperson: "It's correct we no longer have a talent section in our agency. This included girls such as Lowe and Geldof but we cannot comment on individuals because of legal issues."
Sarah Leon - the girls' model booker, who jumpstarted the careers of Agyness Deyn, Lily Donaldson and Alexa Chung - has also left Select after working there for years. Rumours are flying that Leon might be starting her own agency (or launching a similar project), but Select just says "no comment".