Back in July when Hilary Alexander announced her semi-departure from the Telegraph she revealed that she's "not ruling out the possibility of a documentary or a TV or film deal" and yesterday she confirmed that she two shows in the works.
The first show she's working on is called, Best Dressed Britain, and will see her search for the best dressed people in Britain, she told Fashionista. The second show, Behind The Seams, will take an 'intimate look [at] a whole host fo designers, Each program is focused on one designer....looking at their archive what they do away from the catwalk, their catwalk shows [and] other things they're involved in.' When it comes to the line-up, we're in for a treat. Alexander confirmed that they've already worked with Diane von Furstneberg, Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino' and the show is set to air next spring.
Do you think we need another fashion show and will you be tuning in?
Yesterday I was lucky enough to hang around backstage at the Sass & Bide show at London's Royal Opera House before the show began. Everyone always expects backstage before the show to be frantic - I blame 'The Hills' and 'The City' for that - but it was actually really calm. Everyone from Hilary Alexander to Wonderland's Julia Sarr-Jamois was backstage getting a preview of the collection before the show began.
We all love Hilary Alexander. I mean what's not to love? Her selection of fur hats and front row ensembles keep us stimulated during fashion week season and it's hard to find a better fashion journalist on this side of the pond. If you're a fan of Alexander's you'll be pleased to know that she has an autobiography in the works.
Since her 'semi-retirement' from The Telegraph, the former fashion director has been working on the long awaited piece. "I've always wanted to write an autobiography because I've lived such an incredible life, quite a strange life," she told Vogue.com. "I mean, I was born in New Zealand and somehow managed to become fashion director of the Telegraph!"
It's no secret that winning the ANDAM award can change a designer's career so Anthony Vaccarello is waking up with a smile today. The Paris-based designer was chosen by a 22 strong panel includingEmmanuelle Alt and Hilary Alexander, to win this year's award beating other nominees like Adam Kimmel and Commuun.
Vaccarello has won $282,00 and $14,100 worth of Swarovski crystals to use for his S/S12 collection as well as a mentorship program with former Chloé CEO Ralph Toledano. This isn't the first time the young designer has won a prestigious award. A few years ago he won first prize at the Hyeres Festival landing a two-year placement under Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi.
Last night the Lincoln Centre in New York played home to the 2011 CFDA Awards. As we knew, Marc Jacobs picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, Phoebe Philo was presented with the International Award and Lady Gaga collected the big 'Fashion Icon' gong at last night's ceremony.
Other big winners of the night include the Proenza Schouler duo who picked up the award for womenswear designer of the year. Accessories designer of the year went to Alexander Wang, Menswear Designer of the Year went to Michael Bastian and Eddie Borgo recieved the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.
We've all seen the cover but Emmanuelle Alt's first issue as editor of Vogue Paris doesn't hit stores until Friday. In a recent interview she toldHilary Alexander that the magazine will be 'different but the same' but added that future issues will include more clothes.
Although the magazine is trying to move away from it's risque past under Carine Roitfeld, Alt made it clear that the magazine won't be completely without sexual references. "One boob," she said, holding up a finger and flashing a big smile: "Otherwise, you don't recognize it's French Vogue," WWD writes.
The CFDA Awards are a big fixture on the fashion calendar but unfortunately don't receive the amount of press that they deserve; but it looks like that is going to change. Lady Gaga has been announced as the winner of the Fashion Icon award, which was given to Iman last year and if the press that Mugler received this month is anything to go by, the ceremony won't struggle for press attention this year.
Other confirmed award winners are Hilary Alexander who will be given the Eugenia Sheppard Media Award, Marc Jacobs is being given the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Phoebe Philo, the International Award.
Since Emmanuelle Alt was appointed editor of Vogue Paris, we've all been wondering what direction that magazine will taker under her direction. During the couture shows, she told Hilary Alexander that the magazine will be "the same but different", while back in January, Fabien Baron (Vogue Paris' creative director until just two years ago) predicted that the publication will become more commercial and accessible than under Carine Roitfeld's reign.
The editor recently revealed more on her plans to Vogue's Mark Holgate. “I want to keep the quality, the photographers we work with — David [Sims], Mert and Marcus, Mario [Testino], and Bruce Weber," she explained. "I don’t think there should be radical changes. The magazine should still be chic and sophisticated. It’s a bit like buying an apartment: Before you move in, you have all these plans of what you are going to do, but then you get there, and you realize it is better to spend time living in it, and transforming it over time. I’d like there to be more beauty trends; there was so much of that in Vogue back in the eighties. More French girls, more French lifestyle. And I am going to keep shooting for the magazine — hopefully a story every issue."
After the announcement, it was reported that that the magazine will stay the same but with a different eye, a sentiment that Alt confirmed in an interview with Hilary Alexander after the Chanel couture show this week. "French Vogue today is a successful magazine and it has a strong identity, so it will probably stay along the same lines' she explained. 'But, I mean, some things will change of course, because we have a different eye - It will be the same, but different!"