Many designers are going minimalist on the runways this season, but not Georges Chakra. The opulent designer (showing in New York under his Edition Georges Chakra line) made red-carpet gowns that would be sure to steal a camera snap or two, courtesy of basket weaving, lame, a full treatment of jewels...take your pick.
While at times it was difficult to pick which direction the eye should go, there were real winners in the likes of a simple, curve-enhancing white shift dress and a pewter-coloured satin gown with a thigh-high slit. We hope that front-row attendees like Kelly Rowland and Beverly Johnson took note.
Supermodel Beverly Johnson - widely considered one of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion - has a lawsuit to deal with, after an ex-boyfriend filed papers claiming she brought a gunman to his home in an attempt to force him to break up with her. Documents from the Riverside County, California legal system show Mark Anthony Burk alleging that Johnson brought a separation agreement - along with a reportedly armed Chuck Zito - to his house and offered him $2,000 to stay out of her home. Burk claims Zito flashed a gun during their encounter.
'Godfather' producer Robert Evans is also being sued, and TMZ says it's because Burk's lawyer claims Evans (one of Johnson's former lovers) was involved. Burk claims that on the day of the confrontation, he left the property and stayed at a neighbour's home until everyone left. He additionally alleges that Walter Morgan took personal belongings from his home, including Burk's mother's ashes.
Burk is asking for unspecified damages in his emotional-distress suit. Zito tells TMZ that he was hired as a bodyguard for the day in question, but claims: "I was not carrying a gun and don't need to carry one."